The New Dog Tags Are Available and There Are Several Ways to Obtain Them

CLARENCE-ROCKLAND – February 19, 2021 – The 2021 dog tags are now available and there are several ways to obtain them.

Dog owners can purchase tags at the following businesses:

  • Home Hardware, 2720 Laurier Street, Rockland (cash or cheque only);
  • Mon Voisin convenience store, 2125 Laval Street, Bourget; and
  • Rona, J. Lalonde and Sons, 903 Lacroix Road, Hammond

Fees : 

  • New registration$28
  • Renewal before March 31st $28
  • Renewal after March 31st $50

They can also download the form available at the following link, complete and leave it in the drop box at City Hall, or send it by mail at 1560 Laurier Street, Rockland, Ontario, K4K 1P7. Your tag will then be mailed to you.

Finally, dog tags can be purchased by appointment at City Hall. Residents can book an appointment by calling 613-446-6022 x 0, or by email, by visiting the Contact Us section located on the home page of our website



March 9, 2021

Weather Forecast:
Environment Canada forecasts above freezing daytime temperatures this week and 5-10 mm of minor precipitation on March 10 and March 11. Nighttime temperatures are also expected to be above freezing on March 10 and March 11 before dropping to below freezing again starting March 12, which will cause the freeze-thaw cycle to resume.
Environmental Conditions:
There is slightly more snowpack throughout the watershed than usual, but still within ranges recorded in recent years. Stream flows are still within the normal range for this time of year.
Based on this week's weather forecast, a significant amount of snowpack is expected to melt across the South Nation River watershed, causing flows and water levels to rise quickly.
Ice cover in rivers and streams may break up due to warm temperatures and higher flows, increasing the risk of ice jams and associated overbank flooding.
Higher than normal water levels may also cause nuisance flooding in low-lying areas.
ACTION: Residents are advised to stay away from rivers as the weather forecast may rapidly increase river flows, and banks might be unstable and slippery. Parents are encouraged to explain these dangers to their children.
Residents in flood prone or low-lying areas historically susceptible to flooding should also take the necessary precautions to protect their property, such as:
• Ensuring sump pump is clear, in good working condition and has a backwater valve on it.
• Having a portable generator and backup pump available.
• Ensuring downspouts are clear and the outlet is at least 3 m from the dwelling.
• Removing or securing items that might float away as flows increase.
• Removing valuable items from basements or lower floors that could be subject to flooding.
• Keep emergency phone numbers handy.
• Familiarize yourself with your municipality's emergency preparedness plan.
This statement is in effect until Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
SNC monitors water levels and weather forecasts as part of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Program. Updates are provided as conditions change.
Please visit for more information. To provide feedback with respect to changes in water related conditions please email, post on our Facebook (/SouthNationConservation) or Twitter (@SouthNationCA).

Mayor's Statement

March 11, 2021


Today is the National Day of Observance for COVID-19’s victims. Exactly one year ago, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. In that moment, our daily lives immediately turned upside down.


Over the past year, 22,000 Canadians have died from the virus, and on the Eastern Ontario Health Unit’s territory, 68 of our fellow citizens have lost their lives.  COVID-19 has infected more than 864,000 Canadians and impactedour whole country.

Overnight we were isolated from our loved ones, and the words "confinement, quarantine, physical distancing, droplets and flattening the curve" appeared in our vocabulary.


Clarence-Rockland citizens and business people showed resilience by adjusting to new measures whenever the situation evolved. Our health care, and essential workers continue to provide services in difficult conditions, while some of our neighbours have unfortunately lost their jobs.


The flags at City Hall are at half-mast today to mark this sad day, and to commemorate the memory of our family members and friends who are no longer with us because of this virus. Let us take a few minutes to pay tribute and honour them in our thoughts.




Guy Desjardins


COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Booking for Individuals 80 Years of Age and Older and Online Pre-Registration for Remaining Phase 1 Priority Groups

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) is pleased to announce that starting March 15th, 2021, residents 80 years of age and older can book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment using Ontario’s online booking system. In accordance with the latest recommendations, those booking will be given appointments for first and second doses, 16 weeks apart.

In addition, the EOHU is launching an online pre-registration tool and asking all remaining individuals listed within the province’s Phase 1 priority populations, who have not yet been vaccinated or not yet booked an appointment, to pre-register. Pre-registration facilitates booking appointments quickly and easily as vaccine supply increases and more appointments become available.

Provincial Online Booking System

On March 15th at 8 a.m., Ontario’s vaccine booking system will launch and begin to accept vaccine bookings for individuals who will be turning 80 or older in 2021 (born in 1941 or earlier). Booking will be available at Individuals who require assistance with booking can call the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-888-999-6488.

The booking system will screen for eligibility based on age using health card information. Appointments can be made by an individual or with the help of family or an informal caregiver (note: family/informal caregivers born after 1941 cannot book an appointment for themselves at this time, however, they may use the EOHU Pre-Registration tool to pre-register for an appointment).

If you have a family member or provide care to someone who was born in 1941 or before, please encourage them to get vaccinated. Vaccinations will be available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at vaccine clinics being held across the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry; the United Counties of Prescott-Russell; and the City of Cornwall. Alternate arrangements will be made for individuals who notify us of barriers preventing them from physically going to a clinic.

EOHU Pre-Registration Tool

Those who are not in the 80+ age group, but who are eligible for the vaccine based on the Phase 1 priority populations, must first pre-register using the EOHU online pre-registration tool at Once vaccine supply permits, those who have pre-registered will receive a code that will give them access to the provincial booking system.

Please note that pre-registration does not guarantee that you will get an appointment immediately. You may not get your appointment booking code for a week or longer, depending on vaccine supply.

Ongoing Collaboration

The EOHU appreciates that there is keen interest in receiving the vaccine. At this time, however, only eligible individuals can schedule an appointment. We ask the public to please help us keep the online tools and phone lines available for those who are eligible to book an appointment. Cooperation from the public will go a long way to help ensure local vaccination clinics can operate efficiently and effectively.

It remains extremely important to continue following public health precautions – even if you have received the vaccine – until a large majority of residents in our region have been vaccinated.

For the latest updates about COVID-19 vaccines, including which population groups are eligible to receive it and how to access it, please regularly visit the Eastern Ontario Health Unit’s website at

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