The Township of Bonnechere Valley, 18 Mar 2019 10:35:41 -0400en-us<![CDATA[Peonies: the Queen of Flowers]]>, 18 Mar 2019 10:35:41 -0400Location: Eganville Legion

Join the Eganville & Area Horticultural Society on June 17th, 7:30 pm at the Eganville Legion.  Guests James Robertson and Blaine Marchand will give an overview of the genus Paeonia, touching on its history and the different types of peonies, as well as the how to for planting, maintenance and dividing plants.

<![CDATA[May Mudder]]>, 18 Mar 2019 10:31:07 -0400Location: Eganville Sno Drifters Club

The May Mudder is back!  Will be held on May 25th at the Sno Drifters Club.

<![CDATA[Creating a Night Garden]]>, 18 Mar 2019 10:29:23 -0400Location: Eganville Legion

Join the Eganville & Area Horticultural Society on May 20th as Judith Cox, Master Gardener from Ottawa will be at the Eganville Legion at 7:30 pm.  She will be talking about what is involved in creating a garden that can be enjoyed after dark through colours, plants and other tips.

<![CDATA[Plant Sale and Book Market]]>, 18 Mar 2019 10:24:46 -0400Location: Eganville Legion

The Eganville and Area Horticultural Society is hosting a Plant Sale and Book Market on May 11th from 9 am to 11 am at the Eganville Legion.  Plants, shrubs, trees, seedlings and other garden-related items.  Lots and lots of books.  Morning coffee, tea and muffins available.

<![CDATA[NOTICE: Reduced Load Limits]]>, 18 Mar 2019 10:18:20 -0400NOTICE: Reduced Load Limits

By-Law Number 2012-009

Pursant to By-Law 2012-009, reduced load limits will be strictly enforced on all Bonnechere Valley Township roads (Wards 2, 3 and 4) from March 15th to May 31st inclusive, or later if conditions warrant.

Vehicle loads will be restricted to 5 tonnes per axle on all Bonnechere Valley Township roads where appropriate signs have been erected.

<![CDATA[Eganville Legion - Thursday Night Suppers]]>, 15 Mar 2019 1:13:23 -0400Location: Eganville Legion

Join the Eganville Legion as they host their Thursday Night Suppers every Thursday night from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.  Cost is $14/person, tax included.  Everyone Welcome! (Reserve by 9 pm on Wednesdays).

There is also a Jam Session following the Dinner from 7 pm to 11 pm.

<![CDATA[Agenda]]>, 14 Mar 2019 2:56:41 -0400<![CDATA[Eganville Curling Club ]]>, 12 Mar 2019 3:54:33 -0400Location: Eganville Curling Club

The last spiel fo the year coming up, bring your skates after the last game they will go for a skate!

March 29-30 at the Eganville Curling Club

Cash prizes!! Guaranteed 3 games.  Last game before the ice melts. $200 per team.  Email:, call/text 613.202.1315 to register.

Pork roast dinner, feel free to come just for the dinner for $20/each.

<![CDATA[Goldrush Dinner Fundraiser]]>, 12 Mar 2019 3:46:29 -0400Location: Eagle's Nest

Save the date! Saturday, May 11th

The Bonnechere Union Public Library Fundraising Committee is proud to present their annual fundraiser dinner in the theme of the Klondike Gold Rush.

  • Saturday, May 11th at the Eagle's Nest
  • 5:30 pm - Cocktails
  • 6:30 pm - Buffet Dinner

Music, Live Auction by Terry Hoelke and Games!

Tickets are $40 and available exclusively at Bonnechere Union Public Library.

Call 613.628.2400 or email: for more information.

<![CDATA[2019 Meeting Minutes]]>, 11 Mar 2019 8:59:32 -0400<![CDATA[Recreational Pickleball]]>, 07 Mar 2019 1:20:56 -0500

Location: Eganville District Public School

Every Wednesday beginning Wednesday September 12th from 7 pm to 9 pm there will be Recreational Pickleball at Eganville District Public School.  Runs until 2019.  No charge to participate.

<![CDATA[Council Meeting]]>, 06 Mar 2019 4:19:52 -0500

Council 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.

*Note:  The next meeting of Council will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 with the Committee Meeting at 1:30 pm and the Regular Meeting at 5:30 pm. 

<![CDATA[Finance]]>, 04 Mar 2019 2:28:33 -0500Finance and Taxation


Bryan Martin

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[Employment Opportunities]]>, 04 Mar 2019 11:47:22 -0500Township of Bonnechere Valley

Summer Student Employment Opportunities

The Township of Bonnechere Valley requires students for the following positions:

  1. Tourism Ambassadors – Two students to work at the Eganville Tourist Information Centre.  The job entails greeting and directing the public and tourists to area attractions.  A good knowledge of the area would be an asset.  40 hours and includes weekends.  Must be available by June 21, 2019.
  2. Parks and Grounds Maintenance Person – One student to work in the Recreation Department.  Duties will include grass cutting, trimming and other maintenance as required.  Valid driver’s license is required.  Approximate start date is May 17, 2019.
  3. Horticulture Position – Two students to work in the Recreation Department.  Duties will include weeding, trimming, watering etc. and other related job duties.  Looking for one college/university student and one high school student.
  4. Ball Park Position – One student for the ball field set up and closing of the park. This will entail evening work and some weekends for tournaments during ball season.
  5. Music in the Park – One student for set up, closing and running of the sound system for Music in the Park.  This will entail evening work on Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6 pm to 9:30 pm in Eganville’s Centennial Park.

Please forward your resume to the undersigned by April 5, 2019, 4 pm in a sealed envelope and marked with the position you are applying for (i.e: Tourism Ambassador, Parks and Grounds Maintenance, Horticulture, Ball Park and/or Music in the Park).

Township of Bonnechere Valley

Attention: Kevin McGrath, Manager of Recreation and Culture

P.O. Box 100

49 Bonnechere Street East

Eganville, ON

<![CDATA[Annie Lou]]>, 01 Mar 2019 12:55:23 -0500Location: Eganville

Musician Annie Lou will be in Eganville on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm.

For more information:

<![CDATA[Rick Fines]]>, 01 Mar 2019 12:53:46 -0500Location: Eganville

Rick Fines, musician will be visiting Eganville on Saturday, September 14, 2019.

For more information visit:

<![CDATA[Dean Batstone and Lynn Miles]]>, 01 Mar 2019 12:51:45 -0500Location: Eganville

Dean Batstone and Lynn Miles will be in Eganville on Saturday, May 18, 2019.

For more information:

<![CDATA[The O'Pears opening with Olive Bestvater]]>, 01 Mar 2019 12:48:54 -0500Location: Eganville

The O'Pears opening with Olive Bestvater will be in Egnaivlle on Friday, March 22, 2019.  Olive Bestvater is a violin player from the Prairies.  The first non-classical musical project that she took part in was Saskatoon folk duo Little Criminals, singing and playing violin.  She has since played violin and sang in numerous groups of diverse genres, ranging from street band jass (Old Time Honey, the After Eleven Blues Club) to doom metal (Black Tremor, Zaum).  While house sitting in Eganville and writing her thesis and training her dog, Olive has started spending more time with her guitar.  Several songs have happended as a result.

For more information:

<![CDATA[OPP - Citizen Self Reporting]]>, 01 Mar 2019 9:22:56 -0500

2.  Landlord Tenant dispute- Residential Tenancies Act

  • Tenant rights renting in Ontario
  • Who can you call if you’re having problems with a Landlord?
  • Eviction Rules, Time lines etc.

3.  Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre for reporting Scams/Frauds

  • If you suspect that you may be a target of fraud, or if you have already sent funds,  If you want to report a fraud, or if you need more information, contact The Canadian Anti- Fraud Centre:
  • Toll Free Phone number  1-888-495-8501

4.  810 Peace bond (restraining order)

  • Who can get a Peace Bond?
  • How to get a Peace Bond without the assistance of the police

5.  Family Law/ Custody Disputes

  • Custody and access issues
  • Enforceable orders
  • Child protection issues

Questions/Answers on separation and divorce agreements-

6.  Home Security Audits- Is your Residence and Property Protected?

  • What a person can do to protect their property and make them less vulnerable to thefts and break-ins
  • Take a quick audit to see if you may be at risk

7.  Canadian Firearm Centre- Regulations

  • How to apply for a (PAL) Possession and Acquisition License, fees etc.
  • How to obtain a (PAL) if my license is expired
  • Questions of transporting Restricted and Non-Restricted Firearms
  • Forms for applications
  • Firearms Centre 1-800-731-4000

8.  ATV, Motorized Snowmobile regulations

  • Requirements to operate a snowmobile/Off road vehicle in Ontario
  • Age requirements to operate
  • Registering and Licensing requirements

9.  Safe Boating and Pleasure Craft questions/answers

  • When is a pleasure craft license required?
  • Age requirements for young boaters
  • What safety equipment is require for a pleasure craft
  • Requirements for registering a boat

10.   Ministry of Transportation (MTO)    e-bikes, mo-peds, vehicle registering

  • Can a person operate an e-bike if their driver’s licence is suspended?
  • Can a person remove the pedals from an e-bike?
  • Safety equipment required for operating?
  • Does a person need a driver’s license on an e-bike
  • Mo-ped operating requirements and licensing

E-bike info

Mo-Ped info

11.  Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV)/CVOR

  • When does a person need an inspection sticker?
  • Who needs a CVOR?/ Requirements
  • Load restrictions
  • CMV safety requirements
  • Oversize/overweight permits

<![CDATA[Maple Syrup Festival]]>, 28 Feb 2019 4:01:02 -0500Location: Eganville Legion

There is a Maple Syrup Festival on April 27th at the Eganville Legion.  Call 613.628.2802 for details.

<![CDATA[6-Hand Euchre Fundraising]]>, 28 Feb 2019 3:59:19 -0500Location: Seniors Centre

There is 6-Hand Euchre on April 26th at 1:30 pm at the Seniors Centre.  Cost is $4.  Light lunch to follow.

<![CDATA[Poetry Slam and Reading]]>, 28 Feb 2019 11:13:46 -0500Location: Bonnechere Union Public Library

Join the Bonnechere Union Public Library on April 25th, 6 pm at the Library.  Canadian Poet Jean Van Loon will be the star.  Come read or simply listen.

<![CDATA[National Canadian Film Day]]>, 28 Feb 2019 11:11:15 -0500Location: Bonnechere Union Public Library

The Library will turn into a theatre to celebrate "National Canadian Film Day" on April 18th.  More information to follow.

<![CDATA[World Scrabble Day]]>, 28 Feb 2019 11:08:52 -0500Location: Bonnechere Union Public Library

World Scrabble Day is April 13th at the Bonnechere Union Public Library.  Come play an ongoing game against BUPL Staff.  Can you beat a librarian?

<![CDATA[The Red Hot Mamas]]>, 28 Feb 2019 10:58:00 -0500Location: Seniors Centre

The Red Hot Mamas will be at the Seniors Centre on April 10th, 1:30 pm.  No cost.

<![CDATA[Memory Cafe]]>, 28 Feb 2019 10:52:53 -0500Location: Seniors Centre

There is a Memory Cafe on April 10th at 10:30 am at the Seniors Centre.  This is a support group for people living with dementia.

<![CDATA[6-Hand Euchre Fundraising]]>, 28 Feb 2019 10:48:59 -0500Location: Seniors Centre

There is 6-Hand Euchre Fundraising on March 29th at the Seniors Centre at 1:30 pm.  Cost is $4.  Light lunch to follow.

<![CDATA[CBC Canada Reads Debates]]>, 28 Feb 2019 10:47:00 -0500Location: Bonnechere Union Public Library

Join the Bonnechere Union Public Library from March 25th to March 28th at 11 am at the Library.  They will be streaming the short list debates live every morning.

<![CDATA[Trivia Night]]>, 28 Feb 2019 10:38:31 -0500Location: Curling Club

There is a Trivia Night on Friday, March 22 at 7:30 pm at the Eganville Curling Club.  Cost is $60 per team.  Maximum of 6 people per team.  To register call Gerald Priestley at 613.628.1836.

<![CDATA[Community Newsletter]]>, 27 Feb 2019 3:01:28 -0500<![CDATA[Water & Sewage]]>, 20 Feb 2019 3:21:37 -0500

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 the Bruce Street 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 Management 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 structured 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 Bruce Street standpipe was refurbished in 2017 with new exterior paint and safety upgrades to the roof access structures.  A new internal water mixing system will be installed in 2018 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 2019-006)


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[Tips & Tricks for Designing a Garden - and cool new plants to include]]>, 19 Feb 2019 11:29:49 -0500The Eganville and Area Horticultural Society welcomes Alastair Hugli, Greenhouse Manager at Sunset Nursery, Pembroke, presenting "Tips and Tricks for Designing a Garden - and a half dozen or so really cool new plants you'll want to include!". Inspiring for both new and experienced gardeners! Refreshments and social at 7pm, meeting 7:30. Free to members; visitors $5. Annual membership due for 2019, only $10. See 2019 speakerson the Society website.

<![CDATA[Licensing]]>, 31 Jan 2019 10:22:34 -0500Dogs

By-Law #2005-36 require that all dogs be licensed by their owners each calendar year. There shall be no more than four (4) animals per household at any one time.

Dog Licenses:

  • License Fee for all dogs before March 31st in any year $20
  • License Fee for all dogs after March 31st in any year $30

Exception: The dog tag fee for service and therapy dogs shall be waived upon presentation of their Proof of Certification.  Dogs shall be registered with the Township and be tagged.

Kennel Licenses:

  • License Fee before March 31st in any year $50
  • License Fee after March 31st in any year $75

Impound & Maintenance Fees:

  • Impound Fee $25
  • Daily Maintenance Fees (daily or part day) $10

Lottery Licensing

Lottery Licensing eligibility of your organization will be determined by the licensing office. The licensing authority will review all relevant documentation to determine eligibility. These decisions are based on what is considered charitable in law according to the Criminal Code of Canada.

Marriage License Information

The Township of Bonnechere Valley serves the public directly by issuing Marriage Licenses. There are certain stipulations and requirements for marriages in Ontario and for the issuance of a Marriage license in The Township of Bonnechere Valley.  Please review these requirements carefully (see applicable downloads and supporting documentation below).

Please be advised that in order to apply for a Marriage License both individuals must present their Birth Certificates and Government issued Photo Identifications.

Please be advised that the expected time frame from dropping off the Marriage License Application to receiving the completed Marriage License is 2 business days.  Please find at the top of this page a Marriage License Application Form and required information to obtain a marriage license from The Township of Bonnechere Valley.

Transient Traders

A transient trader is defined as:

“A person who conducts business on an ad hoc basis and pays no business tax to the Township of Bonnechere Valley under the Assessment Act.”

Individuals wishing to engage in the transient sale of goods within the municipality must obtain a transient trader's license from The Township of Bonnechere Valley prior to engaging in any business activity.

The prescribed fee for a Transient Trader's License is as follows:

  • Annual:  $200.00

Application forms and Licenses are available during regular business hours at the municipal office from Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

By-law No. 2003-09 governs the activities of Transient Traders who are engaged in business activity within the Township of Bonnechere Valley.

<![CDATA[Water & Sewer]]>, 23 Jan 2019 4:26:05 -0500<![CDATA[Eganville & Area Community Development Group Meeting]]>, 09 Jan 2019 3:48:39 -0500Location: The Eagle's Nest (178 Jane Street) above the Eganville Arena

The next meeting for the Eganville & Area Community Development Group will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at noon.

New members are always welcome!

<![CDATA[Eganville & Area Community Development Group Meeting]]>, 09 Jan 2019 3:47:29 -0500Location: The Eagle's Nest (178 Jane Street) above the Eganville Arena

The next meeting for the Eganville & Area Community Development Group will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at noon.

New members are always welcome!

<![CDATA[Eganville & Area Community Development Group Meeting]]>, 09 Jan 2019 3:46:12 -0500Location: The Eagle's Nest (178 Jane Street) above the Eganville Arena

The next meeting for the Eganville & Area Community Development Group will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at noon.

New members are always welcome!

<![CDATA[Eganville & Area Community Development Group Meeting]]>, 09 Jan 2019 3:45:01 -0500Location: The Eagle's Nest (178 Jane Street) above the Eganville Arena

The next meeting for the Eganville & Area Community Development Group will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at noon.

New members are always welcome!

<![CDATA[Eganville & Area Community Development Group Meeting]]>, 09 Jan 2019 3:43:01 -0500Location: The Eagle's Nest (178 Jane Street) above the Eganville Arena

The next meeting for the Eganville & Area Community Development Group will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at noon.

New members are always welcome!

<![CDATA[Eganville & Area Community Development Group Meeting]]>, 09 Jan 2019 3:39:40 -0500Location: The Eagle's Nest (178 Jane Street) above the Eganville Arena

The next meeting for the Eganville & Area Community Development Group will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at noon.

New members are always welcome!

<![CDATA[Eganville & Area Community Development Group Meeting]]>, 09 Jan 2019 3:37:33 -0500Location: The Eagle's Nest (178 Jane Street) above the Eganville Arena

The next meeting for the Eganville & Area Community Development Group will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at noon.

New members are always welcome!

<![CDATA[Eganville & Area Community Development Group Meeting]]>, 09 Jan 2019 3:37:07 -0500Location: The Eagle's Nest (178 Jane Street) above the Eganville Arena

The next meeting for the Eganville & Area Community Development Group will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at noon.

New members are always welcome!

<![CDATA[Eganville & Area Community Development Group Meeting]]>, 09 Jan 2019 3:29:16 -0500Location: The Eagle's Nest (178 Jane Street) above the Eganville Arena

The next meeting for the Eganville & Area Community Development Group will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at noon.

New members are always welcome!

<![CDATA[Council Minutes]]>, 09 Jan 2019 9:13:15 -0500<![CDATA[2018 Meeting Minutes]]>, 09 Jan 2019 9:11:22 -0500<![CDATA[Council & Staff]]>, 09 Jan 2019 9:09:39 -0500<![CDATA[Administration & Finance]]>, 08 Jan 2019 2:28:55 -0500<![CDATA[Horticultural Society Trivia Night]]>, 03 Jan 2019 10:57:22 -0500Location: Eganville Legion

Join the Eganville and Area Horticultural Society on April 15th at the Eganville Legion as Baxter Topham-Pitt from The Temperate Garden (Eganville) returns once more to host Trivia Night.

Expect a wide range of topics and the teams are created by the organizers. Come and have fun and your team may win the prize - gift certificates from The Temperate Garden for each team member!

Free for members to participate and visitors are $5 each.

<![CDATA[Firefly Meadows Farm - the story of how the owners moved to the Valley, took on farm life and built a market garden]]>, 03 Jan 2019 10:51:47 -0500Location: Eganville Legion

Join the Eganville and Area Horticultural Society as they present Firefly Meadows Farm owners, Gregg and Michele Parsons as the guest speakers at the March 18th presentation at the Eganville Legion.  Refreshments and social time begins at 7 pm and the meeting begins at 7:30 pm.

Gregg and Michele recently moved to the Valley and took on farm life with gusto. They have chickens, turkeys, sheep, and horses. They have repaired the old barn and a lot of fence, established an organic market garden business, built a new house, and learned non-stop about everything on their farm. That's the tip of the iceberg. Fascinating, humourous and touching.

<![CDATA[Fire Department]]>, 28 Dec 2018 9:47:44 -0500<![CDATA[Recycling Calendar]]>, 28 Dec 2018 8:39:16 -0500<![CDATA[Open Air Burns]]>, 19 Dec 2018 12:57:42 -0500The 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 or on-line. 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[Building]]>, 13 Dec 2018 4:20:13 -0500The 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 - $130.00;
over $3,000 - $200.00;
over $30,000 - $400.00                                                                                       over $100,000 - $600.00)

.60c/sq.ft $120.00 minimum

Residential garage, carport or accessory building

.40c/sq.ft $120.00 minimum

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

.40c/sq.ft $120.00 minimum

New commercial/industrial building or structure


Commercial/industrial additions, renovations, alterations, repairs
(up to $3,000 - $130.00;
over $3,000 - $200.00;
over $30,000 -$400.00;                                                                                             over $100,000 - $600)                                                                                         

.60c/sq/ft $120.00 minimum

Farm building (excludes residence or residence garage)


Farm building (hay and machine shed with earthen floors)


Prefabricated truss arch structures and decks

.20c/sq.ft $120.00 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


911 Civic Address Signs

Replacement Signs



<![CDATA[Recreation]]>, 10 Dec 2018 1:07:06 -0500Municipal 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, Manager of Recreation and Culture
Phone: 613-628-3101 ext 2613 for rates

<![CDATA[Municipal Staff Contact]]>, 10 Dec 2018 1:06:09 -0500Main 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
Manager of Recreation and Culture
Kevin McGrath
613-628-3101 ext. 2613
Fire Chief
Dave Murphy
<![CDATA[Mayor: Jennifer Murphy]]>, 04 Dec 2018 2:44:25 -0500<![CDATA[Councillor Ward 4: South Algona - Merv Buckwald]]>, 29 Nov 2018 3:28:36 -0500<![CDATA[Councillor Ward 3: Sebastopol - Jack Roesner]]>, 29 Nov 2018 3:25:37 -0500<![CDATA[Councillor Ward 2: Grattan - Tim Schison]]>, 29 Nov 2018 3:24:48 -0500<![CDATA[Councillor Ward 1: Eganville - Brent Patrick]]>, 29 Nov 2018 3:23:50 -0500<![CDATA[Council Contact]]>, 29 Nov 2018 3:01:33 -0500<![CDATA[Tenders and Tax Sales]]>, 29 Nov 2018 3:00:48 -0500<![CDATA[Eganville Legion Old Time Dance]]>, 09 Nov 2018 11:16:12 -0500Location: Eganville Legion

Join the Eganville Legion on June 9th for Old Time Dance from 2 pm to 6 pm.  Entertainment by Greenwood Country.

<![CDATA[Eganville Legion Old Time Dance]]>, 09 Nov 2018 11:12:47 -0500Location: Eganville Legion

Join the Eganville Legion on May 26th for an Old Time Dance from 2 pm to 6 pm.  Entertainment by Ian Hamilton & Friends.

<![CDATA[Eganville Legion Old Time Dance]]>, 09 Nov 2018 11:10:33 -0500Location: Eganville Legion

Join the Eganville Legion on April 14th from 2 pm to 6 pm for an Old Time Dance.  Entertainment by Greenwood Country.

<![CDATA[FREE Public Skating]]>, 12 Oct 2018 9:54:22 -0400Location: Eganville Arena (178 Jane Street)

There is FREE Public Skating at the Eganville Arena on Sunday, March 24th from 3 pm to 4:15 pm.  Thank you to our sponsor Bladz Skate Shop.

<![CDATA[Community Improvement Plan - Signage Improvement Program]]>, 09 Oct 2018 11:22:47 -0400This is a matching funding program, which means that the applicant pays a portion of the improvment and Municipality provides funding for a portion up to a maximum of $1,000.  The costs in excess of the maximum funding shall be the responsibility of the applicant.

To be eligible for the funding the applicant may be the registered owner of the subject property or the tenant, on approval.  Property owners who apply on behalf of their tenants are not eligible to receive funding if their property taxes are in arrears or if they have any other outstanding receivables on the subject property.  Any work completed prior to approval by the Municipality is not eligible for funding.

The funding may only be used for the purposes of commercial signage improvements as indicated on the application form.  The improvements must also be eligible for funding approval under the terms of the program.  Funding allocations are made subject to Council approval.

Only commercial properties are eligible for signage improvement funding.  Outstanding work orders msut be satified prior to funding approval.

<![CDATA[Community Improvement Plan - Facade Funding Program Application]]>, 09 Oct 2018 10:57:07 -0400This a matching grant program, which means the applicant pays a portion of the improvement and the Municipality provides a grant for a portion up to a maximum of $1,500.  To be eligible for the grant program the applicant must be the registered owner of the subject property and must be current with their property taxes.  Any work completed prior to approval by the Municipality is not eligible for funding.  Only commercial properties are eligible for facade improvement funding.

The funding may only be used for the purposes of commercial facade improvements as indicated on the application form.  The improvements must also be eligible for funding approval under the terms of the program.  Funding allocations are made subject to Council approval.

<![CDATA[Bonnechere Valley Community Improvement Plan]]>, 09 Oct 2018 10:29:05 -0400The purpose of the Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is to provide the mechanism for a coordinated municipal effort to preserve and improve the heritage of the Commercial District in the Village of Eganville as well as the hamlets within Bonnechere Valley by encouraging restoration and rehabiliation of building facades. The CIP is intended to focus on facade improvement within the Comerical District for the purpose of escalating the economic climate of the downtown area.

<![CDATA[Youth Dance - Grades 5-8]]>, 04 Oct 2018 2:16:50 -0400Location: Eganville Legion

There is a Youth Dance for Grades 5-8 on Friday, June 14th at the Eganville Legion from 7 pm to 9:30 pm.  Admission is $5.  Music by DJ Shanon.

<![CDATA[Youth Dance - Grades 5-8]]>, 04 Oct 2018 2:14:57 -0400Location: Eganville Legion

There is a Youth Dance for Grades 5-8 on Friday, May 3rd at the Eganville Legion from 7 pm to 9:30 pm.  Admission is $5.  Music by DJ Shanon.

<![CDATA[By-Law Enforcement]]>, 25 Sep 2018 1:46:37 -0400<![CDATA[Eganville & Area Community Development Group]]>, 17 Sep 2018 11:32:31 -0400<![CDATA[Fire Department]]>, 10 Sep 2018 8:41:13 -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[Election]]>, 24 Aug 2018 1:33:34 -0400

2018 Municipal Election

Municipal and School Board Election 2018

The next regular Municipal Election to elect a Mayor, Four (4) Councillors and a School Board Trustee will be held on Monday October 22, 2018.  The term of office is for four years (4) starting December 1, 2018 and concludes in 2022.

Bill 181, The Municipal Elections Modernization Act, 2016, came into effect June 9, 2016 and made changes to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 for the 2018 Municipal Elections.  For an overview of these changes please visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs - Elections website or see the updated Municipal Election Act.

Nomination Period

The nomination period will start on Tuesday May 1, 2018 and closes on Nomination Day, Friday July 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

To run for Mayor, Councillor or School Board Trustee you need to:

  • Be eligible to vote for that office
  • Submit a complete nomination form including 25 signatures and qualifying information from people eligible to vote for that office
  • Submit a fee of $100 for municipal councillor or school board trustee or $200 if running for mayor
  • Turn your completed form, fee and other qualifying documents into the township office no later than 2 pm on Friday, July 27th.

When you file your nomination papers you will be given information on running for the office you are seeking as well as a spending limit for your campaign.  You can also obtain this information before filing by asking for it at the township office.

Since we have a referendum question this year, there will be a ballot in all wards, However, if only one candidate has filed proper nomination papers for your ward by the July 27th deadline that person may be acclaimed to that office once the election’s officer certifies that they have met all nomination criteria.

Are you on the Voters' List?

To be eligible to vote you must:

  • Be a resident of the Township of Bonnechere Valley or own property here or be a non-resident tenant of property here or be the spouse of a non-resident tenant.
  • Be a citizen of Canada
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Not be legally prohibited from voting

The Voters' List for the Township of Bonnechere Valley is prepared by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).  MPAC is a not-for-profit corporation mandated by the Government of Ontario to conduct property assessments for tax purposes on behalf of municipalities and is legislated to provide municipalities with a Preliminary List of Electors in a municipal election year.  This list is used by Municipal Clerks to produce the final Voters' List used for the election.

MPAC administers which is an online service available to electors.  Using, electors can confirm and update their electoral information for the purposes of the Preliminary List of Electors for the upcoming municipal and school board elections.  MPAC will launch during the spring of 2018

Alternative Voting – Vote By Mail?

The Clerk, no later than October 5th, 2018, shall mail or cause to be mailed, to every elector on the Voters List on the date of mailing, a complete voters package and thereafter the Clerk shall at the time of adding an elector to the Voters List, deliver or cause to be delivered to the elector, a complete voters package.

Ballots received by the Clerk after 8:00 PM on Voting Day shall not be counted and shall be treated as rejected ballots, placed in a sealed box and retained for the statutory document retention period.

A separate voting package is required from each individual elector. Packages which contain more than one identification slip, ballots from another elector or more than one inner ballot envelope shall be treated as rejected ballots.

The vote by mail procedure is as follows: Upon receipt of the voting package, the elector shall complete the ballot(s), insert the ballot in the secrecy envelope, seal the secrecy envelope, place the secrecy envelope in the return envelope, complete the Voter Declaration Form and insert it into the return envelope. The elector shall then seal the return envelope and mail or deliver it to the Advance Ballot Return Station prior to voting day or deliver it to the Voting Day Return Station on voting day.

If an elector on or added to the voters list does not receive a voting package, or if the package is lost or destroyed, a replacement package may be issued. The elector may attend at the township office to obtain a replacement package. The Clerk or designate will confirm that the elector is qualified, administer an appropriate oath, note on the voters list that a replacement package has been issued, and issue the replacement package.

Each day, as return voting packages are received at the municipal office, designated staff will remove the ballot envelope and voter identification slip and update the voters list by striking off the name of the voter. Sealed ballot envelopes will be sorted according to ward and placed in a secure drop box. A ballot envelope which is not sealed or has marks which may identify the elector will be rejected, marked accordingly, and kept separately in a secure drop box. At the end of each day the Clerk or designated official shall affix a seal to each of the ward drop boxes, initial the seal and place the sealed drop boxes in a secure place. Each morning the Clerk or designate shall retrieve the drop boxes, inspect the seals to ensure they are intact, and in the presence of another staff member break the seals to access the slots for use during the day. After 8:00 PM on voting day the boxes will be sealed and transferred to the care of the Clerk, who shall transport them to a designated secure counting area.

Should a voting package be returned to the municipality as “undelivered”, it shall be marked invalid and stored in a separate, sealed drop box, under the care of the Clerk. A new ballot shall be issued to the elector once proper mailing address has been established. It is the responsibility of the elector to ensure that the Clerk is aware of their proper mailing address.

Important Events & Dates

NOMINATION DAY STARTS - Tuesday May 1, 2018

NOMINATION DAY ENDS - Friday July 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm

ELECTION DAY - Monday October 22, 2018

<![CDATA[Home]]>, 14 Aug 2018 10:29:42 -0400

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[Lake Clear RV & Trailer Public Meeting]]>, 29 Jun 2018 2:46:05 -0400Location: Eagle's Nest (178 Jane Street, Eganville)

It is a public forum to discuss the use of RVs and Trailer on Lake Clear.  Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 9th at 10 am at the Eagle's Nest.

<![CDATA[Lottery License Information]]>, 19 Jun 2018 2:26:55 -0400The eligibility of your organization will be determined by the licensing office. The licensing authority will review all relevant documentation to determine eligibility. These decisions are based on what is considered charitable in law according to the Criminal Code of Canada.

Your organization may qualify for a lottery license if it provides a charitable service to Ontario residents under one of these categories:

  • Relieve Poverty
  • Advance Religion
  • Advance Education
  • Benefit the Community

The following pre-requisites are mandatory to be considered eligible for a lottery license.

  1. Organizations must have been in existence for at least one (1) year before being considered eligible for lottery licenses.
  2. The organization must have a place of business in Ontario, demonstrate that it is established to provide charitable services in Ontario and use proceeds for objects or purposes which benefit Ontario residents.
  3. Completion of the Town of Renfrew Application for Licensing Eligibility form.

Lottery licensing refers to lottery schemes permitted by the license under the Criminal Code of Canada. Typically, these may include Bingos, Raffles, Break Open Tickets and social gaming events held by charitable or religious organizations. Licensed Charitable or Religious Organizations must conduct and manage their events in accordance with licensing policies and the terms and conditions of the licenses and fulfill all prescribed reporting requirements. It is illegal to print tickets, promote or conduct a charitable gaming event without a license.

For more information to go to the AGCO WEBSITE and read all the policies and procedures for lotteries.


A raffle is a lottery scheme where tickets are sold for a chance to win a prize in a draw.To qualify for a raffle license your organization must have a proven charitable mandate. Your application must be completed by two members of your organization and returned to the Treasury Department for review and approval. Please allow 3 business days for processing. The license fee is 3% of the value of the prizes.

The application must include the location, date and time of draw. Price of the tickets. Total number of tickets printed. Rules for the draw. The cutoff date for tickets sales. A complete list of prizes, with their full retail value (plus taxes) – attach to application if there is not enough room on form. (if your prize(s) are donated a prize value is still mandatory). In the case of 50/50 draws the estimated maximum value of the prize is required.

Please find related Lottery Documents on this page.


Break Open Ticket (Nevada) is a game of chance to win instant prizes by revealing a specified arrangement of numbers or symbols. Prizes may be instant prizes or a chance to win prizes determined by a subsequent event.

Break Open Ticket License Application Checklist

  • Application for Licensing Eligibility form (Required Yearly)
  • License Fee
  • The fee for a Break Open Ticket License is 3% of the total prizes to be awarded. (cheque payable to Town of Renfrew or cash)
  • Completed Application Form
  • Copy of preceding and current operating budget, which includes all sources of revenues and expenses
  • Copy of proposed lottery budget
  • Type and style or styles of tickets to be sold (ticket samples not required)
  • The organization's system for keeping track of sales and inventory
  • A list of bona fide members assisting with the Break Open Ticket administration/sales
  • A copy of the Break Open Ticket Seller Registration must be presented for your file
  • Governing Documents, constitution and/or by-laws, letters patent, charter, trust deed, memorandum of association, signed as required.
  • Detailed Outline of programs/services; What they are, how delivered to clients, specific costs, supporting materials
  • Organization's Current operating budget
  • Organization's verified financial statements for the last fiscal year (Required Yearly)
  • List of the Board of Directors (Required Yearly)
  • Membership list (if applicable)
  • Organization's Annual Report (if applicable)
  • Latest Report to the Public Guardian and Trustee (if applicable)
  • Revenue Canada notification of registration letter (If Registered)

The licensee may lease or rent break open ticket dispensers provided it complies with the requirements and standards for devices, is approved by the Registrar and is manufactured by a gaming equipment manufacturer and supplied by a gaming equipment supplier or gaming equipment manufacturer registered under the Gaming Control Act, 1992 and Regulations.

The licensee shall provide a licensing authority with a financial report outlining the results of the lottery on the prescribed form in the prescribed time frame.

Please find related Lottery Documents on this page.


To qualify for a bingo lottery license your organization must have a proven charitable mandate. The fee for a Bingo license is 3% of the prize board.

Please find related Lottery Documents on this page.

<![CDATA[Bonnechere Authors Festival]]>, 19 Jun 2018 11:17:53 -0400<![CDATA[Tax Department]]>, 24 May 2018 10:09:17 -0400<![CDATA[Miscellaneous]]>, 03 May 2018 4:02:32 -0400<![CDATA[Bonnechere Museum]]>, 05 Mar 2018 2:40:31 -0500The 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[Branch 353 of the Royal Canadian Legion]]>, 05 Mar 2018 2:08:00 -0500Dieter 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



Getting married? Having a party?  Hosting a fundraiser?  Well we have the hall for you!  Smaller event?  Check out our clubroom, complete with seating for 150+ a bar, kitchen, pool tables and is fully handicap accessible.

Large wedding or fundraiser?  Out Main Hall has a 320 capacity for sitting and standing which is great for a Stag & Doe and 200-250 seated capacity which is ideal for weddings.  We have hardwood floors, high ceilings and a great stage for your dj or band.

Hall Rental Prices (Wedding/Stag and Doe/Party)

  • Main Hall - $300
  • Main Hall (members) $225
  • Clubrooom - $150
  • Clubroom (members) - $25
<![CDATA[2017 Meeting Minutes]]>, 17 Jan 2018 3:40:24 -0500<![CDATA[Roads Department]]>, 05 Jan 2018 11:29:43 -0500<![CDATA[Employment]]>, 05 Jan 2018 11:27:53 -0500<![CDATA[Voting]]>, 05 Jan 2018 11:21:34 -0500<![CDATA[Health Services]]>, 05 Jan 2018 11:13:47 -0500<![CDATA[Rotary Club of Eganville]]>, 02 Jan 2018 9:36:01 -0500Meets every Thursday night at the Eganville and District Senior Needs
Visitors wishing a meal should at the Eganville Legion email Debbie Vigus at a few days beforehand.
The  2017-2018 President is George Vigus; Assoc.building on Bell Street.

Meal at 5:15pm and meeting at 6:45

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

<![CDATA[Waste Management]]>, 18 Dec 2017 12:20:46 -0500The 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[Eganville Sno-drifters]]>, 21 Nov 2017 10:38:07 -0500Zach Plotz- CLUB PRESIDENT

Address: P.O. Box 468, 675 Sno-Drifters Road, Eganville, Ontario K0J 1T0
Phone: (613)639.4997

<![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[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[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[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[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[Flood Information]]>, 24 May 2017 9:27:25 -0400<![CDATA[2016 Meeting Minutes]]>, 11 Jan 2017 9:21:42 -0500<![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[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[Events]]>, 09 Jun 2016 2:54:34 -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[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[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[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[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[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 & 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 -0400<![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[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[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.

<![CDATA[Departments]]>, 22 Jun 2015 2:21:27 -0400<![CDATA[Residents]]>, 22 Jun 2015 2:21:27 -0400<![CDATA[Joint Municipal Recreation Committee]]>, 22 Jun 2015 12:34:33 -0400<![CDATA[Regulation & Fees]]>, 22 Jun 2015 12:32:59 -0400<![CDATA[Clubs & Services]]>, 22 Jun 2015 12:29:11 -0400<![CDATA[By-Laws]]>, 22 Jun 2015 12:17:37 -0400