The Township of Bonnechere Valley, 13 Oct 2017 2:04:43 -0400en-us<![CDATA[Agenda]]>, 13 Oct 2017 2:04:43 -0400<![CDATA[Planning]]>, 10 Oct 2017 12:19:42 -0400Planning Fees

Minor Variance

$300.00 application fee

Site Plan Approval

$500.00 application fee

Zoning Compliances and Certificates of Validation


Official plan

OMB proceedings

actual cost
$125.00 plus actual cost

Plan of Subdivision or Condominium Approval


Zoning by-law amendment

OMB proceedings

actual cost
$125.00 plus actual cost

Shoreline Road Closures

Shoreline Road Closures (application)
Shoreline Leases (application)
Shoreline Leases (renewal)


All Planning matters are actual costs

  • Legal Fees
  • Planning Fees
  • Advertising Fees

Please click the link here if you wish to obtain access to the County of Renfrew's Official Plan

Zoning Applications

<![CDATA[Santa Claus Parade]]>, 10 Oct 2017 11:51:20 -0400The Eganville Santa Claus Parade will be held on Sunday, December 10th beginning at 1:00 pm and departing from Eganville & District Public School.

The theme for this year's event is: "A Canadian Christmas" a Celebration of Canada.  This will be our last celebation as part of Canada 150.

<![CDATA[Legion Supper & Jam Session]]>, 06 Oct 2017 9:09:58 -0400Location: Eganville Legion (57 Veteran's Way)

Join the Legion on Thursday nights.  Supper is from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.  Cost is $13/person.  The jam session starts at 6:40 pm to 10:30 pm.

<![CDATA[Legion Bingo]]>, 06 Oct 2017 9:09:29 -0400Location: Eganville Legion (57 Veteran's Way)

Join the Eganville Legion on Thursday evenings for Bingo.  Door open at 6 pm.  Bingo starts at 7 pm.

<![CDATA[Council Meeting]]>, 06 Oct 2017 9:08:32 -0400Council meets twice a month on the first and third Tuesdays.  We start with a committee meeting at 1:30 pm and this is where most of our discussions take place.  All meetings are open and the public is encouraged to attend.  This section is designed to let your know some of the topics that we are or will be discussing.  Even if you cannot attend a meeting we would love to hear your thoughts.  Letters and emails are always circulated to all council members and read.  We can do a better job with your help!

Letters and emails are always circulated to all council members and read.  We can do a better job with your help!  If you have an issue that you would like to speak to Council about all you need to do is become a Delegate.  Contact our office for available times and dates.

The next meeting of Council will be held on Tuesday, October 17,  2017 with the Committee Meeting at 1:30 pm and the Regular Meeting at 5:30 pm.  There is also one Public Meeting on October 17, 2017 at 5:20 pm dealing with a Rezoning Application.

<![CDATA[Adult Recreational Pickleball]]>, 06 Oct 2017 9:07:16 -0400Location: Eganville Distrist Public School (Gym)

Come and join in the fun of Adult Recreational Pickleball every Tuesday evening from 7 pm to 9 pm commencing September 5th. No charge to participate.

<![CDATA[Finance]]>, 06 Oct 2017 9:06:45 -0400Finance and Taxation

Deputy C.A.O.
Sandra Barr
613-628-3101 ext 225

Accounting Clerk
Connie Brown
613-628-3101 ext 223

Administrative Assistant
Audrey Shulist
613-628-3101 ext 224

Township of Bonnechere Valley
49 Bonnechere Street East P.O. Box 100 Eganville,
ON K0J 1T0

Phone: (613) 628-3101
Fax: (613) 628-1336

<![CDATA[2017 Meeting Minutes]]>, 04 Oct 2017 12:53:43 -0400<![CDATA[Employment Opportunity - Equipment Operator/Labourer]]>, 25 Sep 2017 4:09:45 -0400EQUIPMENT OPERATOR/LABOURER


Reporting to Works Superintendent, the Equipment operator/labourer will have 40 hours per week minimum.


  • Mechanical and equipment oriented
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated excellent safety record, ability to meet physical demands of the position
  • Ability to be on call 24 hours per day combined with flexibility in hours of work
  • Valid AZ Drivers License

Please send your resume to the address below by:

Tuesday October 10, 2017 by 12:00 p.m. (Noon)

Township of Bonnechere Valley

Attention: Bill Kennedy

Box 100

Eganville, Ontario

K0J 1T0

Thank you for your interest, however, only applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.

<![CDATA[Harvest Dinner]]>, 20 Sep 2017 3:51:06 -0400Location: Grace Lutheran Church

On Saturday, October 21st from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Grace Lutheran Church (14 Bonnechere Street West).

Menu: Turkey, Stuffing, Sausage, Sauerkraut, Scalloped Potatoes, Bake Beans, Corn, Turnips, Assorted Salads, Dinner Rolls, Variey of Pies, Coffee and Tea.

Adults: $14, Children $7 (5-12 years) and Under 5 FREE

<![CDATA[Eganville Fire Department Open House]]>, 20 Sep 2017 9:36:39 -0400Location: Eganville Fire Hall

Eganville Fire Department Open House on Saturday October 14th from 10 am to 2 pm at the Eganville Fire Hall.  Stop in for a tour of the station, fire trucks and equipment.  Enjoy a free BBQ with the firefighters.

<![CDATA[Harvest Gala]]>, 07 Sep 2017 2:29:18 -0400<![CDATA[Community Newsletter]]>, 01 Sep 2017 3:01:10 -0400<![CDATA[Great Places to Cycle]]>, 01 Sep 2017 2:37:34 -0400<![CDATA[In Our Backyard]]>, 01 Sep 2017 2:30:01 -0400Not only can you witness nature at its finest with abounding lakes or the beautiful Bonnechere River entwined in the woodlands of the Canadian Shield, but you can also explore the mysterious and world famous Bonnechere Caves.

You can relax and stroll along the streets of the "Jewel of the Bonnechere", better known as The Village of Eganville.

<![CDATA[Christmas Craft Sale]]>, 31 Aug 2017 11:41:44 -0400Location: Eganville Legion

Christmas Craft Sale on Saturday November 25th from 9 am to 3 pm at the Eganville Legion.  Tables $10 each.  Call Marta to reserve a table, 613.628.2802

<![CDATA[Ways & Means Dance]]>, 31 Aug 2017 11:38:00 -0400Location: Eganville Legion

Ways & Means Dance on Sunday November 12th from 2 pm to 6 pm at the Egnaville Legion Main Hall.  Cost is $7 per person.  Music by the Peter White & Mixed Country.

<![CDATA[Remembrance Day Ceremony]]>, 31 Aug 2017 11:36:11 -0400Location: Eganville Legion

Remembrance Day Ceremony on Saturday November 11th at the Eganville Legion.

<![CDATA[Bonnechere Babes Ladies Night Out]]>, 31 Aug 2017 11:31:25 -0400Location: Eganville Legion

Calling all Ladies...the annual Bonnechere Babes Ladies Night Out is back.  Bring your BFF and attend on Friday November 3rd from 5 pm to 10 pm at the Eganville Legion.

<![CDATA[Ways and Means Dace (Halloween Dance)]]>, 31 Aug 2017 11:27:33 -0400Location: Eganville Legion

Ways and Means Dance (Halloween Dance) on Sunday October 29th from 2 pm to 6 pm at the Eganville Legion.  Cost is 7 per person.  Entertainment by Ian Hamilton and Friends.

<![CDATA[Legion Breakfast]]>, 31 Aug 2017 11:15:39 -0400Location: Eganville Legion

Join the Eganville Legion for Breakfast on Sunday October 15th from 8 am to 1 pm at the Legion.  Help support our veterans and community.

Cost: Kids 5 & under $4 and Regular plate $7

<![CDATA[Adult Recreational Pickleball]]>, 31 Aug 2017 9:50:19 -0400Location: Eganville Distrist Public School (Gym)

Come and join in the fun of Adult Recreational Pickleball every Tuesday evening from 7 pm to 9 pm commencing September 5th. No charge to participate.

<![CDATA[Adult Recreational Pickleball]]>, 31 Aug 2017 9:48:45 -0400Location: Eganville Distrist Public School (Gym)

Come and join in the fun of Adult Recreational Pickleball every Tuesday evening from 7 pm to 9 pm commencing September 5th. No charge to participate.

<![CDATA[Legion Supper & Jam Session]]>, 30 Aug 2017 11:47:00 -0400Location: Eganville Legion (57 Veteran's Way)

Join the Legion on Thursday nights.  Supper is from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.  Cost is $13/person.  The jam session starts at 6:40 pm to 10:30 pm.

<![CDATA[Churches]]>, 22 Aug 2017 11:12:20 -0400Every denomination is recognized with many churches in Eganville, Augsburg, Cormac and along the Opeongo Line.

Anglican Parish of Eganville & Area

125 Victoria St.

Rev. Susan Clifford

St. Clements Anglican Church

Opeongo Road

Rev. Susan Clifford

Eganville Baptist Church

326 Bonnechere Street West

Sebastopol Baptist Church

Baptist Church Road
(off Opeongo Line)

Grace Lutheran Church

14 Bonnechere St.

Rev. Greg Smith

St. Luke's Lutheran Church

77 Hartwig Street

Pastor Wayne Geick

Zion Lutheran Church

1251 Augsburg Road Pastor Wayne Geick

St. John's Lutheran Church

799 Silver Lake Road (Augsburg)

Rev. Greg Smith

St. John's Lutheran Church

Opeongo Road

St. James Catholic Church

70 Wellington St.

Father Ken O'Brien

St. Ann's Catholic Church

4 Cormac Road (Cormac)

Father Ken O'Brien

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

2720 Opeongo Road Father Joseph Legree

Melville United Church

99 Victoria St.


Salem Evangelical Missionary Church

7 Crimson Maple Road

Rev. Larry Mack

<![CDATA[Club Contact]]>, 25 Jul 2017 10:08:30 -0400Eganville Minor Soccer
Paul Prince

Eganville Minor Ball
Terry Fleurie

Eganville Figure Skating Club
Heather Kuisma

Eganville & District Minor Hockey Association
George Vigus

Eganville Old Eagle's Hockey Club
Chris Hinsperger
613-628-5577 /

<![CDATA[Canada 150 Events]]>, 25 Jul 2017 10:02:16 -0400Canada 150 celebration comes fresh off the heels of Eganville's 125th success!  Our goal was to record 125 events taking place in Bonnechere Valley over 2016 and we surpassed that goal with 200 events on the books!

As the saying goes, copying is the sincerest form of flattery - and boy have we been flattered!  Many of our neighbouring townships are planning on doing One Hundred and Fifty events for Canada's 150th.  We're not going to let them out do us...So get ready for 150 events coming 2017 Township of Bonnechere Valley!

We are going to bring back the most successful events from our 125th, rethink some others and spread out the fun across the year.  The popular Homecoming Weekend in August with the Street Dance.  Of course we will do Canada Day as big and bold as ever!  The Library Fundraiser will be a hoot! This years theme is "My Big Fat Ottawa Valley Wedding" and guests are encouraged to come as anyone attending a valley wedding.  So drag out those old bridemaid dresses or camo cummerbunds.

These fun events bring people to our community and are not only good for our spirit but also good for business.  And we cannot do them without a committee of community minded volunteers.  You don't even need to live in the township to help out!  If your group/school/organization is already planning an event for 2017 let us put the 150 logo on it and it our our list.

<![CDATA[Eganville Water Tower Upgrades]]>, 25 Jul 2017 9:58:28 -0400NOTICE: To the Village of Eganville residents that the Water Tower is going to be drained for maintenance and upgrades.  It will also be repainted inside and outside.  The work will commence on August 1, 2017 and continue for 4 to 5 weeks until completed.  The contractor will be working from 7 am to 7 pm, 7 days a week, weather permitting.  Residents may notice a slight change inthe pressure during this work period.

<![CDATA[Eganville & District Seniors Needs Association]]>, 04 Jul 2017 9:21:48 -0400The Eganville & District Seniors Board of Directors is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of the elderly. Serving the municipalities of Bonnechere Valley, North Algona Wilberforce, the Bromley portion of Admastan Bromley as well as the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan.

  • Meals on Wheels
  • Telephone Assurance
  • Diners Club
  • Home Maintenance
  • Transportation
  • Infromation & Referral
  • Frozen Meals

Address: 30 Bell Street Eganville, Ontario K0J 1T0 Phone: (613)-628-2354

<![CDATA[Fire Department]]>, 28 Jun 2017 10:36:36 -0400<![CDATA[Tax Department]]>, 15 Jun 2017 1:30:16 -0400<![CDATA[Eganville Curling Club]]>, 14 Jun 2017 2:58:02 -0400The Eganville Curling Club (operated by the Eganville and District Athletic Association) is located on Foran Road (Legion Field) in Eganville. It has been open since 1951. We extend an invitation to anyone who would like to curl. You do not have to be a curler to enjoy this activity. The Eganville Curling Club has two ice sheets, banquet hall, bar, and kitchen facilities.

Typical curling times are Mondays (men curling), Tuesday and Thursday mornings (mixed curling), Thursdays evenings (mixed curling) and Saturday nights are Open House Curling.

The curling season lasts from November to April and is broken up into three draws. Free lessons are offered to new curlers. We offer curling leagues that are recreational and competitive.
Call 613-628-1836 for more information.

<![CDATA[Branch 353 of the Royal Canadian Legion]]>, 13 Jun 2017 2:54:58 -0400Dieter Stehle, President
Marta Walczak, Branch Manager
Tom Kaddits, 1st Vice

Address: 57 Veteran's Way, Eganville, Ontario K0J 1T0
Phone: (613)-628-2802 Fax: (613)-628-9113



<![CDATA[Water & Sewage]]>, 26 May 2017 10:00:10 -0400

The Township of Bonnechere Valley owns and operates the Water and Sewage Systems serving approximately 550 residential and non-residential customers in the Village of Eganville.

The Water and Sewage Department is responsible for the overall management, operation and maintenance of the systems.

Daryl Verch, Manager
Phone: 613-628-3101 ext 2800


Municipal Drinking Water Licence & Works Permit:

The Township of Bonnechere Valley has a Municipal Drinking Water Licence and Drinking Water Works Permit for the Eganville Drinking Water System.

Raw Water Supply: The source water for the Eganville Drinking Water System is the Bonnechere River, which originates in Algonquin Park and flows to the Ottawa River.

Treatment Process: The raw water from the Bonnechere River is processed using a conventional type treatment plant with chemical coagulation, flocculation, clarification and filtration. Disinfection is achieved by the introduction of sodium hypochlorite which maintains free chlorine residual in the treated water.

Distribution System: Treated water is pumped into the distribution system which consists of approximately 13 km of underground piping and a water standpipe for pressure equalization and supply when the pumps are cycled off.

Water Quality Monitoring: An extensive monitoring program is in place for both the treatment process and distribution system. All current Provincial requirements are being met for process monitoring and water quality.

Quality Management System: The Township of Bonnechere Valley maintains a Quality Management System (QMS) for the Eganville Drinking Water System in conformance with "Ontario's Drinking Water Quality Managment Standard" (DWQMS).

Compliance Reporting: An Eganville Drinking Water System Summary Report is prepared and submitted to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) on an annual basis.


The Township of Bonnechere Valley has developed an Asset Management Plan for the Water and Sewage Infrastructure in the Village of Eganville.  This Plan is structred as a living document which allows for ongoing updates and inclusion of new information.

Asset Management Reports can be found on our website under the tab "Council", select the tab "Strategic Planning - Asset Management" 

Capital Projects: The original Bridge Street watermain was replaced in 2016 to ensure a dependable water supply to the north side of the Village.  IN 2017, the Bruce Street Standpipe will be refurbished with a new paint job and an upgrade to the safety equipment.  A new water mixing system will also be installed inside the standpipe to assist in maintaining water quality.


A six year Financial Plan has been developed for the Eganville Water and Sewage Systems in accordance with the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The Financial Plan is considered a “living document” and is reviewed and updated annually as part of the Township’s budgeting process.

Eganville Water and Sewage Financial Plan (2016-2022)

Water and Sewage System usage rates are established annually by by-law to produce sufficient revenue to meet the estimated budget required for operation, maintenance and renewal of the water and sewage systems.

Water and Sewage System Rates and Charges (By-Law 2017-005)


Municipal Sewage Works Certificate of Approval:  The Township of Bonnechere Valley has a Municipal Sewage Works Certificate of Approval for the Eganville Sewage Treatment Plant, Sewage Pumping Stations and Collection System.

Collection System: The gravity sewage collection system consists of approximately 11 km of underground piping and four sewage pumping stations.

Treatment Process: The collected sewage is processed in an extended aeration treatment system with the effluent being chlorinated and then de-chlorinated before it is discharged into the Bonnechere River. The aerated digested sludge is dewatered utilizing Geotube technology and the resultant biosolids are transported to landfill to be used as a soil amendment for final cover.

Sewage Quality Monitoring: An extensive monitoring program is in place for the sewage treatment process, effluent discharge and sludge dewatering. All current Provincial and Federal requirements are being met for process monitoring, sewage effluent discharge and biosolids quality.

Compliance Reporting: A Performance Report is prepared and submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) on an annual basis.


Establish Policy and Enact Rules and Regulations for the Administration, Use, Operation and Maintenance of the Water and Sewage System

<![CDATA[Recreation]]>, 25 May 2017 3:18:57 -0400Municipal Recreational Facilities

Eagles Nest Hall

  • Air Conditioning and Handicap accessibility for Summer or Winter events
  • Capacity 250

Arena Is Available For Rent
Ice Surface

  • Available for Summer Events
  • Capacity 1000

Meetings - Courses - Weddings - Birthdays
(Eganville Community Centre, Arena)
Contact:  Kevin McGrath
Phone: 613-628-3101 ext 2613 for rates

<![CDATA[Municipal Staff Contact]]>, 25 May 2017 3:17:49 -0400Main Office
Bryan Martin
613-628-3101 ext 222
Deputy C.A.O.
Sandra Barr
613-628-3101 ext 225
Administrative Assistant
Audrey Shulist
613-628-3101 ext 224
Accounting Clerk
Connie Brown
613-628-3101 ext 223
Planning-Zoning & Community Development
Dana Jennings
613-628-3101 ext 226

Department Heads

Works Department
Bill Kennedy
613-628-3101 ext 2855
Chief Building Official
Mark Schroeder
613-628-3101 ext. 242
Environmental Officer
Daryl Verch
613-628-3101 ext. 2800
Bylaw Enforcement / Animal Control
Steve Fiegen
Bonnechere Valley Pound, Shelter Manager, Pound Keeper
Steve Fiegen
Arena Manager
Kevin McGrath
613-628-3101 ext. 2613
Fire Chief
Dave Murphy
<![CDATA[Bonnechere Valley Swim Program]]>, 24 May 2017 3:15:58 -0400<![CDATA[Flood Information]]>, 24 May 2017 9:27:25 -0400<![CDATA[Bonnechere Museum]]>, 21 Apr 2017 11:49:00 -0400The Bonnechere Museum tells the story of settlement and development in all the townships and communities along the Bonnechere River. This new facility is in the former Eganville Village Centre.

<![CDATA[Open Air Burns]]>, 20 Apr 2017 1:34:59 -0400The Township of Bonnechere Valley has a by-law which establishes the requirements to conduct open air burns.

In order to conduct an open air burn residents must obtain a burn permit from the township office. There is no cost to obtain the permit; however, failure to comply with the terms and conditions of the burn by-law can result in fines and/or charges.

If you have questions about open air burns, please call 613- 312-7361. 

"Please be advised we are now in the Provincial burn season, therefore daytime permit fires are prohibited".

<![CDATA[Recycling Calendar]]>, 21 Mar 2017 11:06:14 -0400<![CDATA[Miscellaneous]]>, 07 Mar 2017 4:50:48 -0500<![CDATA[Roads Department]]>, 07 Mar 2017 4:43:45 -0500<![CDATA[Water & Sewer]]>, 07 Feb 2017 3:58:38 -0500<![CDATA[2016 Meeting Minutes]]>, 11 Jan 2017 9:21:42 -0500<![CDATA[Eganville & Area Horticultural Society meeting]]>, 05 Jan 2017 12:06:19 -0500Location: Eganville Legion

The Eganville & Area Horticultural Society on Monday, October 16, 2017 is excited to have special guest Kevin Nieman from  Kevin’s Flowers, Petawawa at this meeting.

Before your eyes, Kevin will create two fall-themed floral arrangements, explaining techniques and details about the materials as he works. He is a talented floral designer in a class all his own and these masterpieces will be given as doorprizes.

The evening begins at 7 pm with Social Time including refreshments and the meeting starts at 7:30. Free for all members. Cost is $5 for visitors. Everyone aged 12+ is welcome.

<![CDATA[Youth Dance - Grades 5 to 8 ]]>, 05 Jan 2017 11:30:39 -0500Location: Eganville Legion

There will be a Youth Dance for Grades 5-8 on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 7 pm to 9:30 pm at the Eganville Legion.  Music by DJ Shanon.  Admission into the dance is $5 per person.  Available for purchase are refreshments and snacks.

Volunteers to assist in champeroning are always welcome

<![CDATA[Youth Dance - Grades 5 to 8]]>, 05 Jan 2017 11:28:53 -0500Location: Eganville Legion

There will be a Youth Dance for Grades 5-8 on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 7 pm to 9:30 pm at the Eganville Legion.  Music by DJ Shanon.  Admission into the dance is $5 per person.  Available for purchase are refreshments and snacks.

Volunteers to assist in champeroning are always welcome

<![CDATA[Eganville & Area Horticultural Society Pot Luck & AGM]]>, 05 Jan 2017 10:40:42 -0500Location: Eganville Legion

Join the Eganville & Area Horticultural Society on Monday, November 20, 2017 at the Eganville Legion.

The evening begins at 6:00 pm with a Pot Luck Dinner. Bring a dish of any kind to share.

The Society`s AGM will begin at 7:30 and will include committee reports for 2017 & election of executive for 2018.

This is a great time to learn all about the Society and what it accomplishes in a typical year. Everyone aged 12+ is welcome. Free to members. Cost to visitors is $5.

<![CDATA[Eganville & Area Horticultural Society Christmas Dinner ]]>, 05 Jan 2017 10:38:04 -0500Location: Eganville Legion

Join the Eganville & Area Horticultural Society for their Annual Christmas Dinner at the Eganville Legion on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.

Social time with bar service begins at 5 pm; turkey dinner at 6:00 pm. Tickets cost $20 and must be purchased in advance from Gail Heins, 613-628-2745 beginning October 16.

Guest speaker: local businessman (Bonnechere Caves) and tourism guru Chris Hinsperger

Topic: Sharing Our Treasure: The Ottawa Valley, as seen through the eyes of a local lad.  Also includes a candy and bake table and a silent auction.

<![CDATA[Home]]>, 04 Jan 2017 2:15:59 -0500

Still Standing Eganville Click the image to watch the show

The former Townships of Grattan, Sebastopol, South Algona and the Village of Eganville amalgamated on January 1, 2001 to create the Township of Bonnechere Valley.  According to the 2011 Census, the Township has a population of 3,763 people.

Bonnechere Valley is a beautiful little municipality, part of Renfrew County and located in eastern Ontario. It is central from the Nation’s Capital and the Historic Algonquin Park. The main village of Eganville is located at the junction of Highways 41 & 60, a major transportation route for trucks and vehicles traveling to and through those destinations. The municipality is known for its lake and rivers especially the Bonnechere River which flows directly through the village.

There is a wide range of land uses in the Township including residential and commercial development on piped municipal water and sewer systems, rural residential on wells & septic systems, farming and agriculture. In the municipality, we have significant mineral aggregate resources (gravel pits & quarries) and forestry.

The Township encourages development and is controlled through the Official Plan, Comprehensive Zoning By-law and various other municipal by-laws. There are many parks throughout the township that offer a place for young and old to relax and feast on the heavenly surroundings that abound. The Rotary Beach in Eganville as well as the lovely beach on Lake Clear and the numerous beaches on GoldenLake can be favorite spots for tourists. Several 'Tourist Resorts' throughout the Valley can be accessed by the public.

The area is full of history. For example, the Historic Stone Fence off the Opeongo Line makes for an interesting facet of the Township of Bonnechere Valley.

OUR VISION: To make our community a safe, affordable, efficient place where people choose to live, work, visit, and participate in a culture that fosters communication, rural lifestyle, personal growth and healthy commerce.

<![CDATA[Music in the Park ]]>, 04 Jan 2017 10:36:54 -0500Stay tuned for updated information in the Spring of 2017.

<![CDATA[Tenders]]>, 04 Jan 2017 10:32:51 -0500No Tenders at this time.

<![CDATA[Recycling Schedule - "Only Effective for Village Residents Only"]]>, 28 Dec 2016 3:19:35 -0500<![CDATA[Business Directory]]>, 06 Dec 2016 11:01:58 -0500<![CDATA[Business Directory]]>, 05 Dec 2016 1:04:21 -0500The Township of Bonnechere Valley welcomes new businesses to our community.

If you would like to add your Business,  click the link below.   Your business will appear in the directory once it is approved.

Click Here to Add Your Business

<![CDATA[Public Works]]>, 23 Sep 2016 10:30:08 -0400The Roads Department Office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phone: 613-628-3101 ext 2855
Works Superintendent: Bill Kennedy
Staff: Christine Schreader

PDF Documents

Asset Management Plan - Road Network

Road Network - Table 1 - Forecasting Condition Rating Example

Financial Plan for Road Infrastructure

Capital Replacement Plan - January 2014

<![CDATA[Council]]>, 21 Sep 2016 2:39:22 -0400<![CDATA[Building Department]]>, 21 Sep 2016 2:05:27 -0400<![CDATA[Fire Department]]>, 09 Sep 2016 11:34:20 -0400

Bonnechere Valley Fire Department

P.O. Box 100
49 Bonnechere St. E.
Eganville, ON
K0J 1T0

Fire Chief: Dave Murphy
Phone: (613)-312-7361

Fire Chief’s Message

Fire can have devastating impacts on everyone. Fire can happen to you.

The Bonnechere Valley Fire Department is committed to protecting life, property and the environment through public education, fire code enforcement and emergency response.

With your assistance we can all help to keep families and property safe from fire.

Our web pages provide an introduction to the fire prevention, the Ontario Fire Code, by-laws, and emergency services provided by the fire department.

Should you have any questions or require additional information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for taking a moment to learn about The Bonnechere Valley Fire Department and the services we offer to you and our community.

About The Bonnechere Valley Fire Department

The Township of Bonnechere Valley is served by a 911 emergency system.

In the event of an emergency, residents should call 911 from a safe location and provide the requested information to the call center.

If the emergency requires the fire service dispatch will page firefighters to respond.

The Bonnechere Valley Fire Department has an authorized limit of 40 firefighters and has two fire halls. Eganville Hall is located at 49 Bonnechere St. E. in the Village of Eganville and Sebastopol Hall is located 121 Janet Drive in the Hamlet of Foymount.

Members serving on the Bonnechere Valley Fire Department are committed to providing the community with emergency response services which include:

  1. Structural fire fighting including rescue
  2. Vehicle fire fighting
  3. Grass, bush, forestry fire fighting
  4. Automatic aid
  5. Mutual aid
  6. Awareness level hazardous materials
  7. Vehicle accidents
  8. Vehicle extrication
  9. Water and ice rescue – shore based ambulance assist only
  10. Public assistance
  11. Ambulance assistance
  12. Police assistance
  13. Public utilities assistance
  14. Community emergency plan participation
  15. Role as Assistant to the Fire Marshal
<![CDATA[Open Air Burns]]>, 18 Aug 2016 2:59:35 -0400The Township of Bonnechere Valley has a by-law which establishes the requirements to conduct open air burns.

In order to conduct an open air burn residents must obtain a burn permit from the township office. There is no cost to obtain the permit; however, failure to comply with the terms and conditions of the burn by-law can result in fines and/or charges.

If you have questions about open air burns, please call 613- 312-7361.

<![CDATA[Parking]]>, 18 Aug 2016 10:24:46 -0400<![CDATA[Bonnechere Valley Youth Activity Centre]]>, 10 Jun 2016 11:20:44 -0400Welcome to BVYAC!! A place for our youth (ages 8-12) to hang out, make new friends, be creative, get active, help the community, and have fun!!

The 2016 Summer Day Camp program is back and will be held out of the Eganville Arena.

<![CDATA[Events]]>, 09 Jun 2016 2:54:34 -0400<![CDATA[Waste Management]]>, 18 May 2016 9:13:52 -0400The information below is subject to change.

Call our Township Office for up-to-date information at: (613) 628-3101.

Bylaw 2003-17 contains local regulations for the disposal of waste.
Subsequent schedules include information on tipping fees, waste site locations, hazardous waste, and items not acceptable for curbside pickup.

These By-Laws are in PDF format and require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. If this is not installed on your system, you may download it from Adobe's website.

 Bylaw 2003-17

Establishing and maintaining a system for the collection and removal of garbage, recyclable materials, yard waste and other refuse. (repeals previous bylaw 2003-12)

List of Penalties (Fines) for failure to comply with certain aspects of By-Law 2003-17

<![CDATA[Bonnechere Authors Festival]]>, 17 May 2016 12:57:05 -0400<![CDATA[Tipping Fees]]>, 13 May 2016 2:40:43 -0400

Garbage Bag Tags (18 KG max bag weight) - $2.00

Sorted Construction and Demolition waste and furniture - $90.00 per tonne

          Flat Rate under 200 KG - $15.00

UnSorted Construction and Demolition waste and furniture - $225.00 per tonne

          Flat Rate under 200 KG - $55.00

Tires off Rims - No Charge

Fridges, stoves, freezers (doors removed) - No Charge

Scrap Metal - No Charge

Electronic Waste - No Charge

Corrugated Cardboard - No Charge

Paper & Container Recyclables -No Charge

Leaf & Yard Waste - No Charge

Organics - No Charge

Dumpsters of household bagged waste -  $15.00 m3

6 Cubic yard (4.6 m3) - $69.00

8 Cubic yard (6.1 m3) - $91.50

$35.00 service fee will apply in addition to the tipping fee is a special waste site opening is required.

<![CDATA[Hours of Operation]]>, 13 May 2016 2:29:07 -0400REVISED EFFECTIVE MAY, 2016

Waste Site Hours of Operation




SATURDAYS: 9:00a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
$35.00 fee applies.



Winter Hours:
Saturday:  9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.

*Summer Hours:
Saturday:  9:00a.m - 4:00p.m.
Tuesday:  3:00 p.m. - 6:00p.m.

957 Sand Road

Winter Hours:
Saturday:  9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Monday:  2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

*Summer Hours:  
Saturday:  9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Monday:  3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.


3091 Foymount Road

Winter Hours:
Sunday:  12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

*Summer Hours:  
Sunday:  1:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Thursday:  3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Winter Hours:
Sunday:  12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

*Summer Hours:
Sunday:  12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.


2213 Ruby Road

Winter Hours:
Saturday:  9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m

*Summer Hours:  
Saturday:  9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Sunday:  1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Wednesday:  1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

*Summer Hours shall apply May Long Weekend to Thanksgiving Day Long Weekend.*

<![CDATA[All-Terrain Vehicles]]>, 09 May 2016 3:08:42 -0400<![CDATA[By-Law Enforcement]]>, 10 Mar 2016 4:28:27 -0500<![CDATA[Animal Control]]>, 02 Mar 2016 2:22:15 -0500<![CDATA[2015 Meeting Minutes]]>, 08 Jan 2016 11:35:19 -0500<![CDATA[Arena Schedule]]>, 04 Jan 2016 2:02:59 -0500

<![CDATA[Councillor Ward 1: Eganville - Jackie Agnew]]>, 12 Nov 2015 10:43:32 -0500<![CDATA[Building]]>, 09 Oct 2015 10:38:13 -0400The Chief Building Official is Mark Schroeder
Phone 613-628-3101 ext 242
Cell: 613-281-2200

Building Permit Fees

Residential additions, renovations, alterations or repairs
(up to $3,000 - $126.00;
over $3,000 - $189.00;
over $30,000 - $315.00)

.47c/sq.ft $102.00 minimum

Residential garage, carport or accessory building

.35c/sq.ft $102.00 minimum

Installation of a residential building unit fabricated or moved from elsewhere (e,g, mobile home-factory built home)

.30c/sq.ft $102.00 minimum

New commercial/industrial building or structure


Commercial/industrial additions, renovations, alterations, repairs
(up to $3,000 - $126.00;
over $3,000 - $189.00;
over $30,000 - $315.00)

.47c/sq/ft $102.00 minimum

Farm building (excludes residence or residence garage)


Farm building (hay and machine shed with earthen floors)


Prefabricated truss arch structures and decks

.15c/sq.ft $102.00 minimum

Swimming pool


Change of use permit


Installation of chimney, fireplace/insert, stove, range, space heater, or appliance using solid fuel


Sewage system permit
(up to 10,000 litres)


Inspection of lands pertaining to septic, wells, severance, purchasing and selling


Research permit archives and distribute information


Demolition permit


Occupancy Permit/Completion Permit
If additional on site visit is required -

add $25.00 per visit

Inspection of lands pertaining to septic, wells, severance purchasing or selling

<![CDATA[Councillor Ward 4: South Algona - Merv Buckwald]]>, 07 Oct 2015 4:20:49 -0400<![CDATA[Councillor Ward 3: Sebastopol - Bob Peltzer]]>, 07 Oct 2015 4:20:15 -0400<![CDATA[Councillor Ward 2: Grattan - Meredith Jamieson]]>, 07 Oct 2015 4:19:29 -0400<![CDATA[Waste EA]]>, 09 Sep 2015 1:11:37 -0400Environmental Screening Report: Ruby Road Waste Disposal Site Capacity Expansion
2012-12-20 RPT Ruby Road WDS ESR - Report Body, Figures, Tables
2013-02-08 Errata.doc

Ruby Road

<![CDATA[Accessibility]]>, 18 Aug 2015 10:33:42 -0400Municipal Accessibility Policy


The Township of Bonnechere Valley is committed to the vision of providing a vibrant, safe and attractive community where efficient services make it possible for families, individuals and the business community to grow, prosper, and enjoy a high quality of life without barriers due to a disability. The municipality is committed to being responsive to the needs of all its residents. To do this, we must recognize the diverse needs of all our residents and respond by striving to provide services and facilities that are accessible to all. As an employer, and a provider of services, the Municipality is committed to ensuring all its services are provided in an accessible manner.

The Township of Bonnechere Valley will promote accessibility to all our residents and visitors regardless of their disabilities through the development of policies, procedures and practices. To do this we must ensure the policies, procedures and practices address integration, independence, dignity and equal opportunity.

Legislative Background

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) 2005 is the guiding document for accessibility in the province and replaces the Ontarians with Disabilities Act (ODA) 2001. The intent of the legislation is to make Ontario fully accessible for people with disabilities by the year 2025. The scope of the legislation includes the private sector as well as government and the broader public sector.

The development of mandatory standards to address the full range of disabilities and barriers; the introduction of timelines to identify that the standards are implemented and the development and implementation of an enforcement tool to ensure compliance with the standards is the primary focus of the AODA. The accessibility standards are being developed in consultation with persons with disabilities and organizations that have obligations under the Act.

The Province has enacted the Customer Service Standards, the first set of standards to be approved. The Customer Service Standards came into force January 1, 2008.

Standards Development Committees have been established for Information and Communications, Employment and the Built Environment.

Until such time as those standards have been developed and implemented, the Township of Bonnechere Valley is obligated to follow through with its responsibilities for Accessible Customer Service as outlined in the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, including the preparation of the annual Accessibility Plan.

Municipal Background

The Township of Bonnechere Valley is a lower tier municipality; the Township has one village (Eganville) and several settlement areas. The Township has approximately 4000 permanent residents which increase to 12000 during the summer months with cottagers, campers and tourists.

Municipal services / departments available to residents or visitors are summarized as follows:

  1. Municipal Council / Representation for Residents
  2. Municipal Government services (Tax collection, dog tags, municipal administration etc)
  3. Website information service
  4. Library
  5. Fire and Protective Services
  6. Building Permits and Inspections
  7. By-law Enforcement Services
  8. Parks and Recreation Services
  9. Community Center & Arena
  10. Township Road Maintenance and construction
  11. Public Works
  12. Municipal Water & Sewer services
  13. Bonnechere Valley Dog Pound which services 9 other Municipalities
  14. Waste collection and disposal services

Services to residents are delivered from several facilities, including

  1. The Municipal Offices in Eganville
  2. Municipal Water Plant / Municipal Waste Water Treatment Plant
  3. Municipal Works Department on Foymount Road
  4. Spring Creek Municipal Works Yard
  5. Sebastopol Works Garage / Fire hall
  6. 2 Municipal Garages on John street in Eganville
  7. Eganville arena and community Centre located on Jane Street in Eganville
  8. Municipal Waste sites located at Snow Drifters Road, Lake Clear, Highway 41, Ruby Road and Sno-drifters Road.
  9. Bonnechere Union Library located on Bruce Street
  10. Tourist Information booth located on Bonnechere Street
  11. Bonnechere Valley Dog Pound located on Highway 41
  12. Centennial Park
  13. Legion Field
  14. Youth Activity Centre services building & Skate Park located at Legion Field
  15. Tennis Courts
  16. Curling Club
  17. Foymount Park
  18. Opeongo Park
  19. Cormac Park
  20. Eganville hydro generation
  21. Eganville District Seniors Needs

Target Group

The target groups in this Municipal Accessibility Plan are the concerned general public, persons with mobility, physical, audio or visual impairments, seniors, and supportive stakeholders. The Municipality will conduct visual inspections and gather information on barriers that would affect every day activities for those individuals that have disabilities. The Municipality shall work towards eliminating those barriers over time. The Municipality shall have high regard to barriers when constructing new facilities and making renovations to existing facilities. In addition to physical modifications, regard must be had to programs, processes and policies that are reviewed and/or created. All new programs and services offered shall be reviewed with consideration given to accessibility and attempt to ensure that the programs are as inclusive as possible

Procedures and practices

Reasonable efforts will be taken to ensure that our municipal practices strive to reflect or achieve the following:

  • That goods and services be provided in a manner that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities.
  • The provision of goods and services to people with disabilities, and others, will be integrated unless an alternate measure is necessary, whether temporarily or permanently, to enable a person with a disability to obtain, use or benefit from the goods and services.
  • That People with disabilities be given an opportunity equal to that given to others
  • That communication will be considered, in a manner that takes into consideration a person’s disability.
  • Those Persons with disabilities accompanied by a guide dog or service animal will be permitted in those areas of the premises owned or operated by the Township of Bonnechere Valley and that are open to the public.
  • That staff will receive appropriate training.

Support Persons

Support person means, in relation to a person with a disability, another person who accompanies him or her in order to help with communication, mobility, personal care or medical needs or with access to goods or services.

The Municipality has adopted a policy that allows for people with disabilities, who require, to be accompanied by a support person be admitted in all municipally owned and operated public facilities.

The Municipality will waive admission fees for a support person who accompanies a person with a disability, into any event sponsored by or controlled by the municipality. This waiver shall cover the cost of admission to the event only. Any ancillary costs such as but not restricted to food, beverages or other costs associated with the event are the responsibility of the support person or person being supported.

The Municipality will recommend that this policy be adopted by any person or group hosting any event on municipal property; however the person or group hosting any event is under no legal obligation to follow this guideline.

The municipality reserves the right to request the person with a disability be accompanied by a support person, in the event that it is considered necessary to protect the health and safety of the person with a disability or others on the premises.

The municipality reserves the right to request documentation that the person in question requires a support person where the necessity of such person is not self evident.

Feedback Process


Any member of the public wishing to provide the Municipality with a suggestion on how to improve our service shall:

  • Submit the comment or suggestion in writing to the Municipal Accessibility Coordinator.
  • The Accessibility Coordinator shall in cooperation with the accessibility committee review the comment(s) or suggestion(s)
  • The Accessibility coordinator shall respond within 15 days to the person bringing forth the suggestion or comment with an explanation of how we will implement the suggestion, a response indicating further investigation or an explanation why we are unable to implement the suggestion.


Should a member of the public wish to make a complaint in regards to the service they have received they shall submit the complaint in writing to the Municipal Accessibility Coordinator who shall:

  • Within 2 business days begin an investigation into the complaint: and
  • Within 5 Business days convene a meeting to include the CAO and department head of the employee or service to which the complaint was directed.
  • Within 10 days respond to the person making the complaint with an explanation of the municipality’s response to the complaint.

Service Disruption

If, in order to obtain, use or benefit from a provider’s goods or services, people with disabilities usually use particular facilities or services and if there is a temporary disruption in those facilities or services in whole or in part, the municipality shall give notice of the disruption to the public. Notice of the disruption will include information about the reason for the disruption, its anticipated duration and a description of alternative facilities or services, if any, that are available. Notice will be given by posting the information at a conspicuous place on the premises as well as by posting it on the municipal website.

Format of Documents

Any member of the public may request that any document produced by or on behalf of the Municipality be made available in an alternative format that takes into account the person’s disability except where the publication or divulgence of that document is prohibited under the Freedom of Information or Municipal Freedom of Information Act(s)

Material printed in-house and publications produced on behalf of the municipality will contain a note indicating, “Alternate formats are available upon request” and include relevant contact information.

The municipality and the person with a disability will try to agree upon the format to be used for the document or information, subject to feasibility requirements of this policy. Alternative formats that should be considered by the municipality and the person with the disability will include, but are not limited to:

Print Requests:

Requests for alternate formats should be honored in the most practical manner depending on the media chosen, the size and complexity of the document, the quality and source of the documents, the feasibility of the request (including the cost) and the number of documents to be converted. It should be noted that when a request for one of these formats is received and deemed feasible, staff should make every attempt to respond to the request in the most practical manner and to the satisfaction of the requestor. If it is determined that the format requested is not feasible, then other alternate methods of providing the information should be explored that will still meet the needs of the requestor (e.g. Audio CD or explaining the information verbally etc.).

  • Employee receives request from member of the public for alternate format;
  • If it is a simple request the employee performs the printing task and forwards the information to the member of the public.
  • If the print request is complicated or involves multiple documents the employee will forward the request to the accessibility coordinator for action.
  • The Accessibility Coordinator in cooperation with the CAO and department head will comply with the request in an appropriate and timely manner taking into account the feasibility, complexity and cost of the request.
  • If not feasible; contact individual with an alternative solution or to advise them that no alternative is available.


The feasibility of supplying documents will be determined based upon cost in relation to size of document and time associated with processing document requests.  This will also be conducted "At a cost no greater than providing the service to others in a regular format."

The time frame attached to the conversion process varies depending on the media chosen, the size, complexity, quality of source documents and number of documents to be converted. Documents shall be returned in a timely manner depending on the factors previously noted.

Conversion shall be processed in-house wherever possible. In-house printing, where possible, should adhere to the CNIB’s Clear Print Standards where applicable.

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter Request:

When a request is received to have an ASL interpreter present in order to ensure full participation by a person with a hearing disability the following procedure shall be followed:

  • When the Municipality receives request from public for ASL Interpreter;
  • The employee passes the request to the Accessibility coordinator
  • The Accessibility coordinator will contact the Canadian Hearing Society to make request;
  • Once Canadian Hearing Society confirms attendance of ASL Interpreter, the employee contacts individual; and
  • If ASL Interpreter is not available, individual will be contacted with an alternate solution or to advise them that no alternative is available.


The municipality shall ensure that every person who deals with members of the public or other third parties on behalf of the municipality, whether the person does so as an employee, agent, volunteer or otherwise shall receive training on the provision of its goods or services to people with disabilities:

Training shall include but is not limited to:The municipality will log and retain records which will record the details of the training provided, as well as the name of the person, location, and date the training was completed.

  • How to interact and communicate with people with various types of disability, as outlined in this policy and procedures.
  • How to interact with people with disabilities who use an assistive device or require the assistance of a guide dog or other service animal or the assistance of a support person, as outlined in this policy and procedures.
  • How to use equipment or devices available on the provider’s premises or otherwise provided by the provider that may help with the provision of goods or services to a person with a disability.
  • What to do if a person with a particular type of disability is having difficulty accessing the provider’s goods or services.

The municipality will customize the training going forward, based on the implementation of the additional standards of the Act.

Assistive Devices

The municipality will allow people with disabilities to use their own personal assistive devices to obtain, use or benefit from the services offered by the municipality. Should a person with a disability be unable to access the municipalities services through the use of their own personal assistive device, the municipality will ensure the following measures:

  • Determine if service is inaccessible, based upon individual requirements.
  • Assess service delivery and potential service options to meet the needs of the individual.
  • Notify person with a disability of alternative service and how they can access the service, temporarily or on a permanent basis: or
  • Notify the person with the disability that providing access to that service cannot be reasonably done and what alternate options can be put in place.

Operational Review

Planned reviews will be set for every twelve months. Rationales for the planned timed reviews are within the scope of activity to further investigate possible barriers and to overcome the barriers, resources that are needed to cover the cost to overcome the barrier, and the design of the facility or service in question. Some buildings have architectural design barriers. Methodologies that will be used to conduct reviews of barriers are to seek public input, construction process/policies, renovation process, and building accessibility. Public input will be mainly sought through the publication of the Accessibility plan and gathering of comments and suggestions from residents. The Accessibility Plan will be available on the Municipalities Website along with a request for comments/suggestions page.

<![CDATA[Recreational Geology]]>, 13 Aug 2015 10:45:07 -0400

In October 2012 the 1st ever municipally owned Recreational Geology Trail opened.  It is a Geologically rich trail in the heart of the Bonnechere Valley, leading to a limestone quarry and a hand-dug trench!

The Township of Bonnechere Valley in partnership with the Bonnechere Museum are happy to offer this local trail for recreational and educational use.  Admire Eganville’s unique natural beauty as you walk through a hillside forest and past rock walls where geological treasures are abundant.

On the Geology and Fossil Trail you will come to the Grattan Quarry.  This quarry was active in the 1800s to the early 1900s.  The limestone was shipped to various places but some was used to build Eganville’s first town hall and the footings of the original St. James Church.  It was first developed by James Bonfield in the 1800s and was owned by Shane Lime and Charcoal Company through the 1900s.

What you will see on this trail:

  • Surface rock
  • Limestone quarry
  • Hand-dug trench
  • Outliers of limestone
  • Ordovician fossils

It’s outdoor fun for the entire family! 

Check out the Museum Event Calendar for scheduled Geo-Walks and Fossil Hunts!

<![CDATA[Bonnechere Union Public Library]]>, 13 Aug 2015 10:36:53 -0400<![CDATA[Mayor: Jennifer Murphy]]>, 12 Aug 2015 10:49:11 -0400<![CDATA[Senior Needs Association]]>, 11 Aug 2015 10:55:29 -0400The Eganville and District Seniors Needs Association provides assistance and social activities for senior citizens of the area.

You can volunteer to help:

Opportunities to touch a life are not always easy to find. Volunteering provides a way to help improve the life of another person. Now is your opportunity to give back to your community.

Get involved. Bring us your energy, your ideas, your pledge to help others, and we will find a way to start you volunteering.

Please call 628-2354 to discuss your options.

<![CDATA[OPP - Citizen Self Reporting]]>, 07 Aug 2015 3:08:33 -0400

<![CDATA[Emergency Managment Plan]]>, 07 Aug 2015 8:59:48 -0400The Township of Bonnechere Valley has developed a plan to outline the probable course of action to be followed in the first few critical hours of an emergency. It also provides guidance for municipal officers and department heads that will be expected to make plans for and fulfill specific responsibilities in an emergency.

In an increasingly complex and technological society, emergencies of a man-made nature are on the increase and add to the natural hazards that man has always faced. Since initial response to such emergencies is usually from municipal resources, it is critical that the Township of Bonnechere Valley have a plan prepared for the coordination of essential services to meet the stress of an emergency in the most efficient way, especially at the onset when the health and safety of the population is at the greatest risk.

For this plan to be effective, it is essential that all concerned be made aware of and familiar with their assigned emergency functions. This will be accomplished by annual reviews of responsibilities, procedures and exercises to test the effectiveness of the emergency plan.

Under authority of the Emergency Management Act, and by enactment of Bonnechere Valley Township By-Law # 2004-45 this plan will govern the provision of necessary services during an emergency and the manner in which employees of the municipality and other persons will respond in an emergency.

Township of Bonnechere Valley's Emergency Management Plan

<![CDATA[Schools]]>, 31 Jul 2015 1:05:25 -0400Our Township believes in the future!

Quality education is a big part of that future!

Take a look at our facilities:

Eganville & District Public School

Eganville & District Public SchoolContact:

Box 787 Eganville, Ontario K0J 1T0
Phone: 613-628-2606
Fax: 613-628-1964

St. James Catholic School

St. James Catholic SchoolContact:

Box 620, Eganville, Ontario K0J 1T0
Phone: 613-628-2927
Fax: 613-628-1653

Opeongo High School

Situated about 10 kilometres north of Bonnechere Valley Township and serves a wide geographic area.


RR#1 Douglas, Ontario K0J 1S0
Phone: 613-649-2041
Fax: 613-649-2633

<![CDATA[Snowmobiling]]>, 31 Jul 2015 12:00:29 -0400The Eganville Snodrifters Club grooms more than 100 kilometers of trails in the area, and offers some of the most beautiful scenery in Ontario. Our trails are part of the more than 49,000 kilometers of trail networks maintained by local clubs and The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs.

Trail maps are available at The Snodrifters Club and Georges Marine & Sports in Eganville.

SnomobilesIn the past, the Village of Eganville was known far and wide as Snowmobile City. We're still famous for our support and enthusiasm for All Things Snowmobile!

Snowmobile Racers and Fans come from all corners of Canada and the United States to compete in the Miwell Construction/Toromont-Cat Bonnechere Cup And Canadian Vintage Championship.

For further information, contact Merv Boldt 613-628-3633 or visit

Snomobile raceSnowmobiles have taken on many shapes and a few odd designs since they were first invented.  During the 60's and 70's, more than 100 different manufacturers vied for a share of the new and exciting market!  Needless to say, most of these companies did not survive.

Organized by the Ottawa Valley Old Sledheads, The Eganville Old Snowmobile Show displays these remarkable machines again.

Local merchants provide trophies and prizes to make this fun event the largest Old Snowmobile Show in Canada.

<![CDATA[Lakes & Rivers]]>, 31 Jul 2015 11:55:41 -0400Lake ClearBonnechere Valley Township has Everything for Your Vacation on Our Lakes and Rivers!

Our area is like a brilliant picture postcard and there's no shortage of things to do and places to stay along the way. We have camping, hiking, canoeing, boating, cottages, beaches, and resorts galore!

From its source in Algonquin Park, the Bonnechere River flows right through the Village of Eganville and along the northern edge of the township. It's a favorite place for canoeing and fishing. Swimming is also popular on certain parts of the river.  The Bonnechere flows wildly past the Bonnechere Caves at a location east of Eganville called "The Fourth Chute". This remnant of the pre-cambrian era is one of the most picturesque parts of the river.

Golden LakeThere are many lakes hidden away throughout the township, but the most well known are Lake Clear, Golden Lake, Constant Lake and Silver Lake.  Each of these lakes has gorgeous scenery, rocky outcroppings, sandy beaches and crystal clear water...perfect for boating, fishing or swimming.

The township maintains public beaches on Lake Clear and on the Bonnechere River in Eganville. We also own and maintain a free public boat launch at Bonnechere Lodge on Golden Lake.

Resorts beckon tourists from far and wide. You'll find all the comforts of deluxe housekeeping cottages or the simplicity of camping under the stars.  Look for convenient amenities such as boat and canoe rentals, laundry facilities, camp stores and gas stations all near by.  Many of these resorts also offer winter attractions,  with year round cottages,  ice fishing, snowmobiling, snow shoeing and cross country skiing.

<![CDATA[Fishing & Hunting]]>, 31 Jul 2015 11:52:16 -0400FishingHunters and Anglers come to Bonnechere Valley for a consistently good catch, our pristine environment and hospitality that is second to none.

Avid Anglers will love our lakes and rivers. You can expect fantastic fishing for Pike, Bass, Perch, Walleye, Lake and Brook Trout.  Live bait is readily available and there is no shortage of boat rentals, campgrounds, and secret fishing spots to guarantee some of the best fishing in the Ottawa Valley.

The Eganville Tourist Information Centre, located at 38 Bonnechere Street West, can give you advice and directions to the various lakes and accomodations in Bonnechere Valley. Call us at 613-628-1594.

WoodsThe area is famous during Hunting Season. There are yearly regulated harvests of White Tailed Deer, Moose and Migrating Water fowl.

Crown Land is generally open to hunting, but subject to the Ontario Game and Fish act. Hunters must obtain permission from landowners before venturing onto private land.

For regulations, please visit the Ontario MNR web site. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the regulations.

<![CDATA[Business Links]]>, 31 Jul 2015 11:46:21 -0400Business - Entrepreneur's ToolkitIn this section, learn what is involved in starting a small business in Ontario as well as the supports available within our community to help  you launch your business.

There are a number of services available to enterprising residents in the Township of Bonnechere Valley. Click on the toolbox icon above and access the Ottawa valley economic development web Site.

Another organization is Enterprise Renfrew County which operates out of an office in Renfrew, located at and a satellite office at the County of Renfrew Building at 9  International Drive, Pembroke ON K8A 6W5. (formerly known as the Renfrew County Business Self-Help Office)

450 O'Brien Road,
Suite 109,
Renfrew ON   K7V 3Z2

The links on this page can help you access:

  • free consultations with a qualified business consultant
  • internet and computer access for business research and planning
  • review of business plans
  • consultations through a lawyer or accountant referral service
  • up-to-date information for entrepreneurs
  • access to directories, trade indexes and books
  • workshops and seminars
  • guidance on licenses, permits, registration, regulations and other documents you need to start a business
  • import and export information
  • information on patents, copyright and trademarks
  • mentoring and networking opportunities

<![CDATA[The Training & Learning Centre]]>, 31 Jul 2015 11:43:16 -0400The Training & Learning Centre (Renfrew County Community Upgrading Program) gives adults an opportunity to build their skills to prepare for work, education, training or life.

Address: 232 Bridge Street, Eganville
Fax: 613.628.1721

<![CDATA[Rotary Club of Eganville]]>, 31 Jul 2015 11:42:25 -0400Meets every Thursday night at the Eganville and District Senior Needs
Visitors wishing a meal should call Nora @ 613-628-2354 a few days beforehand.
The  2011-12 President; Assoc.building on Bell Street. 

Meal at 6:15pm and meeting at 6:45

Jim Sherlock. 

Our website is and we can also be found on Facebook.  

<![CDATA[Sebastopol Heritage and Historical Society]]>, 31 Jul 2015 11:41:04 -0400Handicap accessible

June, September and October - 10am to 4pm
July and August - 10am to 5pm

Geraldine Kuehl - SECRETARY

Address: Opeongo Park, 4716 Opeongo Road
Phone: (613) 754-2555

<![CDATA[Eganville Sno-drifters]]>, 31 Jul 2015 11:39:36 -0400Megan Jamieson-Clark- CLUB PRESIDENT

Address: P.O. Box 468, 675 Sno-Drifters Road, Eganville, Ontario K0J 1T0
Phone: (613)754-5205

<![CDATA[Eganville & District Sportsman's Club]]>, 31 Jul 2015 11:37:22 -0400Contact:
Mike McEwen (613) 628-5997
Rod Wilcox (613) 628-3047

Address: 334 Gurlitz Road (off Fourth Chute Road, from Douglas) PO Box 543, Eganville, ON K0J 1T0

<![CDATA[Bonnechere Museum Committee]]>, 31 Jul 2015 11:36:24 -0400Preston O'Grady - CHAIRPERSON

Address: 85 Bonnechere St
Phone: (613)-628-3240

<![CDATA[Algonkin Fly Fishers]]>, 31 Jul 2015 11:33:47 -0400Fly Fishing Club meets at Grace Lutheran Church (Basement),

(meetings are held every other Thursday)
(from October to April)
(Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm)

Murray Bimm
613-628-3336  (Days)
613-628-3431  (Nights)

Address: 14 Bonnechere St. W., Eganville, Ontario

<![CDATA[Economic Development]]>, 31 Jul 2015 9:42:28 -0400The Township of Bonnechere welcomes new businesses to our community. ]]><![CDATA[Recreation]]>, 30 Jul 2015 11:05:28 -0400Recreation

The Township of Bonnechere Valley boasts some of the best recreational facilities in Renfrew County!

We Offer:

  • A modern Indoor Community Centre and Arena
  • A Township Maintained Public Beach on the river behind the arena
  • Baseball and Soccer facilities
  • An outdoor rink at Legion Field Memorial Park
  • A Curling Rink and Tennis courts
  • More than 100 kilometers of Snowmobile Trails

Eganville's Centennial Park which includes:

  • a natural amphitheatre and band shell
  • a children's playground
  • a beautiful walking bridge and scenic park land

Legion Memorial Field:

  • Softball Diamonds
  • Soccer Fields
  • Outdoor Rink
  • Curling Club
  • Tennis court

Rotary BeachPublic Beaches:

Rotary Beach & Park - 178B Jane Street, Eganville

Located along the Bonnechere River, enjoy sitting and watching the river flow by.
The park includes swings and a play structure.

Public Boat LaunchPublic Boat Launches:

The Township of Bonnechere Valley maintains public beaches on Lake Clear and at Rotary Beach in Eganville on the Bonnechere River.

We also own and maintain a free public boat launch at Bonnechere Lodge on Golden Lake.

<![CDATA[Recruitment]]>, 30 Jul 2015 1:49:42 -0400Did you ever want to be a firefighter when you grew up?

Children often dream of becoming a firefighter but end up pursuing other careers. For those who still have the ambition it may not be too late to fulfill the dream of becoming a member of the fire service.

Serving with the Bonnechere Valley Fire Department is a challenging and rewarding experience. Fighting fires requires much more than pouring water out of a hose. Firefighters obtain new skills and qualifications and develop skills that can be applied to other careers. Firefighters also share the privilege of serving their community and helping those in need while making great friends along the way.

From time to time the Bonnechere Valley Fire Department recruits new members to be part of our team. Interested men and women can pursue their chosen career and also be part of a dedicated group of firefighters. If you have the time and are willing to commit to training, working and serving the community there may be spot for you on the fire department.

Download the Recuitment Application Form

Bonnechere Valley Fire Department

Attention: Fire Chief
P.O. Box 100
49 Bonnechere St. E.
Eganville, ON
K0J 1T0

<![CDATA[Fire Prevention]]>, 30 Jul 2015 1:37:54 -0400We all share a responsibility to keep families and homes safe from fire by:

  • preventing fires from starting;
  • maintaining working smoke alarms on every storey of your home and outside all sleeping areas to have as much time to safely escape as possible. Working alarms save lives, and are required by law;
  • planning and practicing a home fire escape plan so that everyone knows what to do in the event of fire;

The Bonnechere Valley Fire Department supports fire prevention through public education. Some of the fire prevention initiatives offered to the community include:

  1. Fire Prevention Week activities each year in October;
  2. Fire safety presentations to schools and children;
  3. Fire department participation in fire drills;
  4. Hazard House demonstrations: Learning simulator which uses special effects and interactive prompts to reinforce fire safety messages;
  5. Smoke alarm program including inspection, education and installation of smoke alarms;
  6. Fire safety training for employees and employers;
  7. Fire station tours for all age groups;
  8. Fire safety presentations on topics such as kitchen safety, home escape planning, fire prevention. If your group is interested in a specific fire safety topic let us know and we can tailor a presentation to your needs.

If you would like to book a presentation, please call 613- 312-7361.

<![CDATA[Inspection and Enforcement]]>, 30 Jul 2015 1:37:15 -0400When a building is constructed it must be built to the standards specified by the Ontario Building Code. Once a building is issued an occupancy permit, the Ontario Fire Code takes effect. The owner of a building is responsible to ensure compliance with the Ontario Fire Code. Under the Fire Prevention and Protection Act municipalities are responsible for enforcing the Ontario Fire Code within their boundaries.

The Bonnechere Valley Fire Department conducts inspections and enforces compliance with the Ontario Fire Code. Our inspection practices include:

  1. Complaint inspections
  2. Request inspections
  3. Routine inspections per fire prevention policy
  4. Issuance of Fire Inspection Orders
  5. Enforcement of Ontario Fire Code
  6. Enforcement of municipal by-law

Download the Ontario Fire Code

The Bonnechere Valley Fire Department also participates in fire investigations to determine fire cause and origin. Emergency incidents are reported to the Office of the Fire Marshal. Some fire incidents may require further investigation by the Office of the Fire Marshal or Ontario Provincial Police. The Office of the Fire Marshal investigations branch must be notified for suspicious fires, fires that result in loss of life, explosions and large loss fires.

<![CDATA[2014 Meeting Minutes]]>, 22 Jul 2015 12:27:25 -0400<![CDATA[Voting]]>, 21 Jul 2015 3:47:58 -0400<![CDATA[Site Plan Control]]>, 21 Jul 2015 3:43:55 -0400<![CDATA[Retail]]>, 21 Jul 2015 3:40:13 -0400<![CDATA[Recreation]]>, 21 Jul 2015 3:39:08 -0400<![CDATA[Purchasing]]>, 21 Jul 2015 3:36:18 -0400<![CDATA[Police Services]]>, 21 Jul 2015 3:35:27 -0400<![CDATA[Planning]]>, 21 Jul 2015 3:33:29 -0400<![CDATA[Noise]]>, 21 Jul 2015 3:27:23 -0400<![CDATA[Library]]>, 21 Jul 2015 3:23:11 -0400<![CDATA[Health & Safety]]>, 21 Jul 2015 3:18:48 -0400<![CDATA[Health Services]]>, 21 Jul 2015 3:15:54 -0400<![CDATA[Employment]]>, 21 Jul 2015 2:18:52 -0400<![CDATA[Emergency Preparedness Plan]]>, 21 Jul 2015 2:17:21 -0400<![CDATA[Committee of Adjustment]]>, 21 Jul 2015 2:08:53 -0400<![CDATA[Building Licensing]]>, 21 Jul 2015 2:02:49 -0400<![CDATA[Budget]]>, 21 Jul 2015 1:55:45 -0400<![CDATA[Accessibility]]>, 21 Jul 2015 12:53:19 -0400<![CDATA[Asset Management Report]]>, 21 Jul 2015 12:44:01 -0400On December 10, 2013 the Township of Bonnechere Valley adopted the asset management plans as presented by McIntosh Perry and JL Richards.  These plans were funded by the Municipal Infrastructure Investment Initiative which was made available to improve asset management planning in small municipalities and Local Service Boards. 

The information in the plans adhere to the Building Together: Guide for Municipal Asset Management Plans.

<![CDATA[Energy Conservation]]>, 21 Jul 2015 12:26:11 -0400ONTARIO REGULATION 397/11

made under the


Made: August 17, 2011Filed: August 23, 2011

Published on e-Laws: August 25, 2011

Printed in The Ontario Gazette: September 10, 2011


Energy conservation and demand management plans

4.  (1)  A public agency shall prepare, publish, make available to the public and implement energy conservation and demand management plans or joint plans in accordance with sections 6 and 7 of the Act and with this Regulation.

(2)  An energy conservation and demand management plan is composed of two parts as follows:

1. A summary of the public agency’s annual energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for its operations.

2. A description of previous, current and proposed measures for conserving and otherwise reducing the amount of energy consumed by the public agency’s operations and for managing the public agency’s demand for energy, including a forecast of the expected results of current and proposed measures.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Municipal Energy Plan can be found at the link below

<![CDATA[Strategic Planning]]>, 21 Jul 2015 12:16:29 -0400Beginning in January 2004, the Council of the Township of Bonnechere Valley began discussions with The Delfi Group to lead development of a Strategic Plan for the municipality, covering the five-year time frame up to the year 2009. That plan is currently in effect. The purpose of the plan is to guide the Township into the future, providing a “road map” for employees, a reference document for taxpayers and community volunteers, and a decision-making template for Council.

On-line access to the plan presentation is provided below.
(originally presented on November 10, 2004)

The strategic Plan document and the appendices with links below are PDF acrobat files which may take considerable time to load on your browser.

The Stategic Plan is avalible as a Powerpoint Presentation.  You can download Microsofts Powerpoint viewer or use a program of your choice. 

Right click over the link and choose "save target as" to download this file.

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