*This information has been updated on January 6, 2021


With the growing number of COVID-19 cases throughout the province, the Ontario Government has implemented a province-wide lockdown, set to begin on December 26, 2020 and last until January 24, 2021. 

The mandated lockdown will have an effect on most businesses in South Stormont, and for more details about what these effects will mean for services outside of those provided by the Township, please visit our Lockdown Announcement Page

Township services will also be affected by the lockdown, however staff are committed to continue to provide these services in a safe manner and as efficiently as possible. Below you will find information on how services will be affected and the adaptations in place to continue to provide service. 

Any updates to affected services based on public health recommendations or Provincial orders will be made on this page, as well as on our Facebook and Twitter pages. 

Township Services Affected by Provincewide Lockdown

  • Township Office will be closed to the public from January 4th - January 25th, 2021. Staff will be available by telephone and email, and we encourage residents to utilize the online services available on our website. 
  • Council Meetings in January will be held virtually. Can be livestreamed from our Council Meetings Page
  • Fire Department inspections and training exercises are on pause for the month of January.
  • Public Works services will continue standard work activities
  • Building Department will continue to process building permits, schedule inspections, etc. 
    • While office is closed to the public, arrangements will be made to drop off or collect documents and permits. Please contact the office in advance, as there will be no walk-in service provided. 

Parks and Recreation

  • Indoor recreation facilities, including the Long Sault Arena will be closed until January 23. User groups have been notified of the changes. 
    • Unless Provincial orders or guidelines from the Eastern Ontario Health Unit change, the regular recreation schedule, including public skating, will resume on January 24, 2021. 
    • Updates will be provided on this page, as well as our Parks and Recreation Re-Openings Page
  • Outdoor rinks remain open, with restrictions
    • Maintain 2 metres social distance
    • No hockey games
    • Rink houses closed

Library Services

  • All branches of the SDG Library will be open to the public for curbside, delivery, and pick-up services only. Computer access, browsing, short stays, printing/photocopying/faxing services are not available during the ‘Provincewide Shutdown’. For up-to-date information on Library Services and our current hours of operation, please visit sdglibrary.ca/limited-branch-access.