Low sector : water tests and cleaning the well and pipes


Due to the presence of fecal coliforms in the Low sector water system, the Municipality is currently carrying out water tests and cleaning the well and pipes. Please note that chlorine will be put in the well and you may smell it. Do not worry about this situation which should be short-lived.

Low sector : boil water advisory

Do not use tap water before boiling it at a rolling boil for at least one minute, or use bottled water.

Recent analyses have shown the presence of fecal coliforms or Escherichia coli in tap water in the Low sector. Contamination of water by these bacteria means that it may also contain microorganisms that are dangerous to your health. The most common symptoms are vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach pain.

We invite you to share this notice with your acquaintances and neighbors, especially those who are isolated or in poor health.

Consultation on the draft waste management plan

Two public consultation meetings on the Draft Residual Materials Management Plan of the MRC de La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau, adopted on September 20, 2022 in accordance with the Environment Quality Act, will be held in Gracefield on November 21 and in Maniwaki on November 24.

Notice to residences and businesses served by the aqueduct system in the Low sector of the Municipality of the township of Low

(Saturday, September 17th) - Due to power outages on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, a problem with the operation of one of the pumps is ongoing. An equipment failure occurred on Friday, which resulted in a drop in pressure on some areas of the Low sector aqueduct. As of Saturday, September 17th at approximately 9:00 a.m., the pressure has been restored. We would appreciate it if you would limit your water consumption...

Recreation and Leisure Activities Survey

The Municipality of the Township of Low is conducting a survey to get a better understanding of community needs in respect to recreation and leisure activities. The information gathered will help us develop a long term strategy to support and develop social, recreation and cultural opportunities accessible to all. Leisure activities, facilities, parks and green spaces are essential to our quality of life, to the environment and our economic sustainability.

Thank you for participating in our survey. Your feedback is important!

Notice - Municipal Office and Library Closure

Due to a positive covid test for the security of all citizens the office and library will be closed to the public until further notice. You can still reach us by phone at 819-422-3528 or e-mail at reception@lowquebec.ca

Public Notice - Water Service Interruption and Boil Water Advisory

Cleaning and disinfection works at the Low area pumping station will result in a water service interruption for a period of approximately 48 hours starting at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 23rd. Citizens must ensure that they have enough drinking water to cover their needs during the planned interruption. We remind you that the boil-water advisory is still in effect.

Public notice - Prohibition on the use of water from the public aqueduct

Prohibition until further notice of the use of water from the public aqueduct for the purpose of watering, car washing or pool filling. This notice does not apply to the use of water by farmers for the purpose of watering their crop.

Closure of the inter-shore link of of the Paugan power plant on weekdays from 15 August 2022

Hydro-Québec wishes to advise the public that it will have to close the inter-shore link of the Paugan generating station linking the municipalities of Low and Denholm in order to complete certain work in a safe manner. The link will be closed from Monday to Thursday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., as of August 15, 2022, and for a period of approximately eight weeks.

Public notice - New dates for September and October regular meetings of council
Low pumping station - Boil water notice is in effect

The boil water notice for the Low Pumping Station is in effect. We ask you as a preventive measure to boil your water for 5 minutes before consumption.

Fieldville pumping station - Boil water advisory is lifted

The results of the water analysis at the Fieldville Pumping Station are now compliant; therefore, the boil water advisory is lifted.

Opening of the 2022-2023 RenoRégion program

Start of the program: July 14, 2022

Changes to the program

In order to respond to the numerous requests for changes from the municipal community, the RénoRégion program (RRP) underwent a major revision over the past year. New standards were adopted by the government on June 29, 2022 and will be in effect until March 31, 2025.

Electrical wires
When should I call 9-1-1?

A important number of calls received annually by our fire safety services concern wires that have fallen to the ground or are hanging low.

Many of these wires are telecommunications wires and are not life threatening. Here is how to tell them apart and who to call in such a situation.

Notice: bulky items collection postponed
from July 11 to 18

Please note that the bulky items collection will be done during the week of July 18, 2022 contrary to the date written in the calendar which was July 11, 2022.

Notice: Four dates for bulky items collection

Bulky items will be collected on the following dates: May 2, July 18, September 19 and November 7.

The Municipality of Low wishes to inform you that its fire prevention home visit program will be in effect from July to December 2022.

The covid vaccination clinics at the CLSC de Low which take place every Wednesday, from April and May, no longer accept patients without an appointment. So everyone must absolutely make an appointment on CLIC SANTE or at 1-877-644-4545 to get the vaccine. This will avoid waiting as well as the lack of doses of vaccine.

Reopening of the municipal office

The Township of Low wishes to advise you that the municipal office is open to the public. In compliance with sanitary protocols, only one person or family bubble may access the reception area at a time. Sanitary measures are in effect (masks or face covers, hand sanitization).

To avoid waiting, please email your requests or questions to reception@lowquebec.ca or make an appointment during office hours (819) 422-3528.

The municipal office hours are,Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

We would like to thank you for your cooperation.
Library closed from February 22 to 28

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Township of Low wishes to inform you that the municipal library will be closed to the public from February 22 to 28, 2022.


The Municipality of Low continued, this year, the tradition of Remembrance to commemorate the sacrifices of all those who have fallen in the service of their country, and to recognize the courage of those who still serve.

Troubled history of Québec Famine Memorial reported in us media

The New York-based electronic newsletter, Irish Central, has written an article on the complicated history of an Irish Famine Memorial in the Gatineau Hills, just north of the Ottawa National Capital Region.

New nautical patrols in Low and Maniwaki

A report in the July 21st edition of L'info de la Vallée.

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Fire Prevention Home Visit Program

The Municipality of Low is advising you that the residential fire prevention program will be under way from July to December 2021.

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Opening of a second ecocenter, in Kazabazua
Lac-des-Sables bridge on highway 309, in Notre-Dame-de-Pontmain : Load restriction for trucks

The Ministère des Transports wishes to inform road users, particularly truckers, of the implementation of a load restriction on the Lac-des-Sables bridge, located on Route 309, over the Lièvre River, in Notre-Dame-de-Pontmain. The condition of the bridge does not compromise the safety of users. This preventive measure is intended to ensure the integrity of the structure.

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Mrs Joanne Owens, General Manager and Secretary Treasurer

The elected officials of the Municipal Township of Low met in Council on May 3rd, 2021, and proclaimed May 17th the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia and marked the day as such.

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The elected officials of the MRCVG denounce SOPFEU's decision

The Council of MRC Vallée-de-la-Gatineau is offended by the actions of the Board of Directors of the Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU). The mayors ask that the status of Maniwaki as a main base be maintained and that all activities currently carried out there be kept.

Unanimously, the elected officials of the Gatineau Valley have mandated the MRCVG warden, Chantal Lamarche, to set up an emergency committee. This outcry has been noted among elected officials, but also among the population and the business community to avoid any restructuring that would abolish or provide for the relocation of positions currently established in Maniwaki.

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Please inform your family and friends!
There is a number to call for those who are not able to access the Internet.

People included in groups 8 and 9 of the prioritization list are invited to get vaccinated now

Gatineau, April 14, 2021 - As of today, vaccination has been extended in the Outaouais to people prioritized in groups 8 and 9.

Need transportation for vaccination: the Table de développement social needs your help

The Gatineau Valley Social Development Table seeks support from all municipalities in order to provide transportation for our seniors as part of the vaccination campaign that is starting in the region.

Fieldville Pumping Station : water problem and notice to boil water

We had a water problem at the Fieldville Pumping Station. Therefore, we ask you as a preventive measure to boil your water for 5 minutes before consumption.

A water analysis will be done as soon as possible and when satisfactory results are obtained, the order will be cancelled, and you will be notified.

Thank you for your cooperation. Should you have further questions, please call the municipal office at 422-3528 during working hours or leave a message on the answering machine.

GIVEN AT LOW, Province of Quebec, this 1st day of February 2021.

Joanne Owens
Director General

Covid-19 Pandemic
Municipal Office opened for emergency only

As of December, 17 2020, because of the pandemic and we are in a red zone, the municipal office will be open for emergency only. Please call for an appointment : 819-422-3528. Employees can be reached by phone or email.

We would like to thank you for your cooperation.


Certificate of Recognition for the Municipality of the Township of Low

The Minister responsible for Seniors and Caregivers, Marguerite Blais, officially awarded the Township of Low the title of Elder-Friendly Municipality for the duration of its 2019-2022 action plan.

Receive a notification in case of emergency or public interest

The municipality Township of Low will soon be able to notify its residents almost in real time in case of emergency. Citizens wishing to do so may be alerted via their cell phone or landline in the event of public interest.

To take advantage of the service you must submit your contact details to the municipality. We invite you to register with the municipality now via our web site or with Sylvia at 819-422-3528 or by email at reception@lowquebec.ca


Notice : extraordinary meeting of the council

This meeting will be held on Thursday, October 7th, 2021, at 6:30 pm, on Zoom.

Notice : extraordinary meeting of the council

This meeting will be held on Monday, August 10th, at 7 pm.

Notice : public meeting on a proposed by-law concerning off-road vehicle traffic on certain municipal roads

This meeting will be held on Saturday, September 18th, at 2 pm, at Heritage Hall.

Notice : McDonald Road closed for work

Due to the replacement of two culverts, McDonald Road will be completely closed to traffic between 701 and 713 McDonald (west of Rochon Road) on Tuesday August 31, 2021, from 7:30am to 7pm.

Notice : public meetings of the municipal council of the Township of Low

In order to respect sanitary protocols, the public meetings of the Township of Low Council will continue, for the time being, in the Heritage Hall at 7:00 p.m. as per the calendar. Sanitary measures will be in effect.

Public notice : new garbage and recycling collection schedule beginning May 31st

We are pleased to inform you that the 2021 Waste and Recycling Schedule has been amended as per our requests. Beginning May 31, waste pick up will be weekly until December 6, 2021. Revised calendars and circuit map are available in "Waste and recycling" page and at the municipal office, on the municipal bulletin boards.

Approbation du règlement 01-2021 : certificat relatif au déroulement dde la procédure d'enregistrement des personnes habiles à voter
Notice to qualified voters about by-law 01-2021 and a loan of $293 623 to purchase of a backhoe and equipment
Notice : coming into force of by-law 03-2021 about speed limit on Brooke, Main, Farm, Paugan, Martindale and Fieldville roads
Important notice: special tax credit (backoe)

We would like to inform you that there is an anomaly with the tax bills. There is a code line and charge for a new backhoe. Though the backhoe has gone to tender, it has not yet been awarded or purchased, and as such, the tax amount related to the backhoe should not be charged.

Public notice : Caisse populaire will reopen in Kazabazua

The Kazabazua service center will reopen two days a week, starting March 16.

Deposit of the roll of property value - 2nd year

The summary reflectig the state of the property assessment roll for the second year of the Municipality of Low's triennal property assessment roll for 2021 was physically deposited on September 11, 2020.

The Township of Low is working for you!

Road Work on Montague Road

Road work was completed on Montague near the Truite road intersection.

A total of $14,000.00 was invested on Pike Lake Road

In phase one, a soft spot was repaired, 400 meters of ditching was done and 300 tons of Mg20 was spread.

Road Work on Kealey Road

Trees and brush were cut, ditches were dug to facilitate drainage, a damaged culvert was replaced and...

$5,800 invested on O'Sullivan Road

An aging culvert was replaced and updated. Gabion stone was installed to prevent erosion.


Road work was completed on Farm road

Ditches were cleaned to facilitate drainage. Gabion stone was installed to slow water down and to protect private laneway culverts.

The Competition That Gives Voice to Inspiring Environmental Initiatives. Win $ 2,000 for your environmental efforts and achievements.

Heat wave: basic instructions to protect yourself

The Outaouais Department of Public Health (DSPU) of the Outaouais Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) would like to remind you of the basic instructions for protecting yourself from the heat.

Change in the blood samples clinic opening hours
The new opening hours will now be from 8:00 am to 8:45 am, starting January 16, 2020. The day remains the same, Thursday. So, the next collection clinics will be :
  • CLSC of Low : Thursday, January 16th,2020 from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m
  • At Lac-Ste-Marie : Thursday, February 6th, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m

Exceptionally, there will be no clinic on January 23, 2020.

A Celebration for Low Seniors

On October 21st, Low held a party to celebrate Low's seniors who are 90 years old and older. Here are the names of these beautiful people, from left to right, starting with the top row: Shirley Daly, Elva Morris, Marcelle St-Jean, Mona Monette, Yvette Roy, Margo Cross and Robert Newcommon, Jack Kelly, Suzanne Krahn and Annie Donnavon.

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Our First Responders

From left to right, first row : Andrew Wilson, Benjamin Mallory, Ellen Rice-Hogan, Ryan Draper. Second row : Devorah Sugarman, Michel Lemieux, Leaf Bellaar Sprout, Maureen Rice.

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Cabin Closure: Prevention Tips from Sûreté du Québec
Start of the hunting season - Regulations in force

In the coming days, hunters will be more and more likely to indulge in their favorite activity in woodland. That's why the Sûreté du Québec wishes to recall some safety tips to guarantee everyone a safe hunting season.

MP Robert Bussières announces the return of proximity health services to CLSC in Low
Mr. Bussières is announcing the addition of two nursing positions, one at the CLSC in Low and the other at the CLSC in Chelsea. Furthermore, both CLSC’s will benefit from the addition of an Administrative Assistant.
Révision du rôle d'évaluation
Les inspecteurs autorisés de la MRC procéderont à la visite de certains immeubles, dans le cadre du processus de révision du rôle triennal d'évaluation foncière de la municipalité.
Volunteer work and support from local youth for local seniors - St. Michael's High School leadership

From Grade 11 students in leadership trying to make a change .

Vallée-de-la-Gatineau Agricultural Zone Development Plan

MRC has adopted thia action plan on October 20th, 2015.

Volunteer with the Red Cross, Make a difference

If you are looking for opportunities to give back to your community, meet new people, have new experiences, volunteering with the Red Cross could be the right place for you.

Meet the SQ at Low

A representative of the SQ will be available on appointment at the former police station (400 Route 105) to meet with the citizens of Low, Denholm, Kazabazua and lac-Ste-Marie. Take the opportunity to share your ideas and your concerns. They’re here for you! Call at 819-449-4333.

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Central Gatineau Arena Annual General Meeting

This meeting will be held on October 22nd, at Heritage Hall in Low, at 7 pm. Please RSVP because the available places will be limited to 25 due to the COVID- 19 health crisis.

Start of work to replace the Hayes bridge

The Ministère des Transports informs the public that work to replace the Hayes Bridge, located on Fieldville Road over the Lac de l'Île stream at Low stream, in Low, will begin around May 25th. This project is an investment of more than $ 2 million.

In December 2019, the fire department answered four calls for carbon monoxide detectors. The fire department would like to remind you to pay particular attention to your carbon monoxide detectors, your propane installations and your heating systems.

Thank you for your attention.
The fire department would like to wish you a happy new year.

The Québec government offers tax programs, technical and financial assistance to woodlots owners.

The 2019-2020 Flu Vaccination
Notice about recycling

Paint, Oil, Batteries & Electronics : these items must now be brought to 4-A D'amour Road.

Paint, used motor oil in their con-tainers and filters too.

Batteries: AA, AAA, C, D, 6 and 9 volt and rechargeable ones too.

Electronic devices: computers, laptops, TV, cell phones, old stereos etc...

All these items can be brought from Monday to Friday between 8AM and 3PM.

The Department of Transport filed its survey results following a request from the Municipality of Low to reduce the speed from 70 km / h to 50 km / h on three sections of Highway 105.

Public notice : It is forbidden to cut grass along watercourses along a shoreline at least 10 meters.
Public notice : seat 3 election result

Anne Bélisle elected councillor for seat 3

New urban planning by-laws
The Municipal Council is proud to announce that we have begun the process of renewal of our urban plan and bylaws in order to align them with the realities of today and the vision of our municipality in the future! To this end, the Municipal Council along with the urban planning firm, URBA+Consultants, is soliciting your feedback via this survey, which will help guide the orientation of these by-laws.
Municipal library : Low named Municipalité par excellence
New public transit service for Vallée-de-la-Gatineau people
The GUTAC of La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau is proposing a new public transit service. Since September, it is possible to use the places available on school buses in your municipality. An essential service in our region.
New Public Transit Network of MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais
Low will be linked to this new transit network
Library Schedule
Important Notice for Waterfront Landowners
All waterfront or wetland landowners must take all necessary means to ensure that the shoreline area is covered by appropriate natural vegetation.
Paugan Station
Located in the Municipality of Low, Paugan station is the largest power utility in the Outaouoais region with a capacity of 206 MW and a fall of 40 meters. It has been built in 1928 and restored in 1956. Picture © Hydro-Québec.
Siskin Park
Siskin recalled the forest heritage of the municipality, particularly the time of the drive on the Gatineau River. It is also the southern starting point of the Véloroute des Draveurs. Photo © Sogercom.com.