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COVID-19

This page is dedicated to inform citizens about the current situation regarding the coronavirus COVID-19.

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Latests - October 10

Following the Province of Quebec's announcement, part of the Outaouais region will fall into the red zone. This includes Gatineau and the municipalities of La Pêche, Chelsea, Cantley, Val-des-Monts, Pontiac, L'Ange-Gardien and Notre-Dame-de-la Salette (MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais).

Please see details on mesures in force :

https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/progressive-regional-alert-and-intervention-system/level-4-maximum-alert-red/

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TESTING

  • Testing available at various locations on the Des Collines territory, including at Chelsea on Tuesdays. Please make an appointment at 1-877-644-4545.
  • Walk-in testing in the Des Collines de l'Outaouais territory: Val-des-Monts CLSC on Wednesdays, between 8:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. (approx. 75 people capacity).
  • Walk-in testing in urban areas: available only at the clinic located at 135 St-Raymond Boulevard. Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Self-care Guide - What you need to know, what you need to do to protect your own health and the health of others
    Updated on March 30


Quick access to the different sections of the page

Municipal releases

Municipal Infrastructures: Closed? Open?

Maintened municipal services

Official websites - Québec and Canada

Community organization services (emergency food aid, volunteering...)


Business services offered in La Pêche and in the Outaouais Region


Québec Government Measures


MRC services and resources


Prevention guidelines and documentation - Québec government


Various useful links




Municipal releases
  • July 17 -  Masks or face coverings in municipal buildings
    In accordance with the Québec government’s July 13 announcement requiring that masks be worn in enclosed public spaces, Municipality of La Pêche would like to remind residents that as of Monday, July 20, 2020, everyone age 12 and older must wear a face covering or a mask to enter the office and other municipal buildings.
    Read more...

  • June 4 - Gradual reopening of parks and green spaces
    Following the provincial government's announcement to reopen parks and green spaces, the Municipality of La Pêche is working on a plan to reopen those infrastructures for free recreational activities. This operation will be done gradually to allow municipal teams to implement measures to comply with government directives. The reopening process will begin on Friday, June 5, 2020.
    Read more...
  • June 3 - La Pêche cancels its day camp
    La Pêche, June 3, 2020. After a long deliberation, the municipal council has made the very difficult decision to cancel the day camp that the Municipality holds every year, from the end of the school year to mid-August.
    Read more...
  • May 31 - Lifting of the ban on open fires
    The Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP), in collaboration with SOPFEU, has just suspended the ban on open fires for the Outaouais region. In La Pêche, it is now possible to have open fires of 1 metre in diameter or 3 feet. However, stay close and be careful!
    Read SOPFEU's press release (in French only)
  • May 29 - Status of municipal infrastructures
    The Municipality of La Pêche continues to monitor the evolution of the situation and to adjust its decisions according to the latest developments observed. Also, it closely follows the recommendations of the Police Service and provincial authorities. 
    Read more...
  • May 28 - Passes for Lac Philippe
    Each year, the National Capital Commission (NCC) provides a limited number of passes to the Municipality for its permanent residents. Usually, the distribution of the passes is done in late spring or early summer.
    Read more...
  • May 22- Covid-19: Update
    The Municipality continues to monitor the situation regarding the pandemic and to adapt according to its local reality. Please note that the majority of municipal infrastructures, including municipal parking lots, remain closed for the time being.
    Read more...
  • May 13 - Survey: Municipal Day Camp
    The Municipality would like to evaluate the interest of the community towards having a municipal day camp. Please click on the link below, fill in the form et send it to the following address: d.morisset@villelapeche.qc.ca. If you prefer, you can just send an email providing the requested information to the same address.
    Read more...
  • May 7 - Covid-19: Cancellation of interests applicable to 2020 tax instalment and other due dates
    Given the exceptional circumstances associated with COVID-19 affecting all residents, the Municipal Council, at its special meeting of March 20, suspended the accumulation of interest on all amounts due to the Municipality for the period from March 16 to May 16. Through a new resolution adopted at its regular meeting on Monday, May 4, 2020, the council extended this suspension of interest until July 16, 2020.

  • April 28 - Questions/Answers
    Can I apply for a building permit now? Will Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection still be done in May? Will there be a municipal day camp this summer? You certainly have many questions at this particular time? Here are some answers to guide you.
    Read more...
  • April 24 - Cancellation of festivals and public cultural events
    In an April 10 press release, the government asked that all indoor and outdoor festivals and public cultural events in the province be cancelled through August 31, 2020.
    The directive was issued in light of the evolving COVID-19 situation and the need to maintain social distancing of two metres for an extended period. It was deemed preferable to cancel indoor and outdoor festivals and cultural events during the summer in order to protect public health. To offset the impact of the pandemic, the Québec government is examining various ways to assist and support the festivals and events it helps fund through its departments and programs.
    Please see the government press release (in French only).
  • April 23 - Ban on open burnings in La Pêche
    On April 23, 2020, the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des parcs, in collaboration with the Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU), issued a ban on open fires in several regions of Québec, including the Outaouais region. This ban on open burning is intended to maintain the operational capacity of SOPFEU and the municipal fire departments during this pandemic period. Only fireplaces with a fire screen are currently authorized.
    Read the SOPFEU press release (in French only).
  • March 28 - Tourist-accommodation businesses to close
    New instructions have just been issued by the Government of Québec to the effect that all tourist-accommodation businesses, excluding some camping sites for snowbirds, as well as hotels, must close immediately. Thus : 
    Read more...
  • March 27 - Suspension of public meetings/consultations
    Given the exceptional circumstances associated with COVID-19 affecting all residents , the Municipality of La Pêche would like to inform the residents of the suspension of the public meetings/consultations scheduled for April 6th , due to the current state of emergency and this, until further notice.
    Order 2020-008
  • March 26 - A Message From Your Municipality
    Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis and from the first recommendations issued by public health authorities, the Municipality of La Pêche has been following developments closely. Allow us to share important information:  
    Read more...

  • March 24 - The Municipality steps up its efforts
    The Municipality of La Pêche cares about the well-being of its residents and wants to take every measure possible to help them in these difficult times. It therefore plans to initiate efforts to make additional information and services available to residents: 
    Read more... 
  • March 20 - Cancellation of interest applicable to the first 2020 tax instalment and other due dates 
    Given the exceptional circumstances associated with COVID-19 affecting all residents, the Municipality of La Pêche wishes to ease the tax burden of its taxpayers. At its extraordinary meeting on March 20, 2020, Municipal Council therefore decided to reduce the interest rate on all debts owed to the Municipality from 14% to 0% for the period from March 16 to May 16, 2020. In concrete terms, this means the Municipality is suspending accumulation of interest on amounts due during this period.
  • March 17 - Prevention measures (update)
    The Municipality is closely monitoring the situation related to COVID-19 and the recommendations of the Public Health Department.
    To do so, please note that access to the municipal office is now restricted. However, essential services will be maintained, including permit applications,  of tenders and payment of taxes (if not possible other than in person).
    Read more...
  • March 13 - Prevention measures
    The Municipality is closely monitoring the situation related to COVID-19 and the recommendations of the public health department. Please note that the municipal office remains open. All precautions are being taken to limit the spread of the virus.
    However, some services will be closed for at least two 2 weeks, unless otherwise advised:
    Read more...
      Municipal infrastructures: Closed? Open?

      All municipal infrastructure is now open. Consult the libraries opening hours now.


        Maintained municipal infrastructure

        All municipal services are maintained, but adaptation is necessary. Please contact the Municipality by phone at 819-456-2161 and by email at reception@villelapeche.qc.ca.
          Official website - Québec and Canada
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              Community organizations services (Emergency food aid, volunteering...)

              • Urgent food Aid - Le Grenier des Collines
              All citizens of the MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais requiring emergency food aid due to job loss, reduced income, ...) can obtain it free of charge by calling the Grenier des Collines. A return call will be made within 24 hours. It is possible to have your food delivered or to pick it up, without any contact. Cash donations, PayPal, cheques accepted, as well as volunteer opportunities.
              819 457-1010
              • Volunteering

              Do you need help? There's a volunteer to help you.

              You want to help in this difficult time? Become a volunteer by supporting a person (picking up groceries for example) or an organization (administrative tasks, friendship calls...).
              Table de développement social des Collines de l'Outaouais
              1-877-770-2435, extension 223
              benevolat.collines@gmail.comjebenevole.cajecontribuecovid19.gouv.qc.ca

              • Seniors' Help Line

              The current pandemic may affect seniors both physically and psychologically. The Des Collines Seniors' Roundtable has set up a helpline to provide telephone support to seniors in the Des Collines MRC.
              1 855-662-4637, ext. 244
              itmavdescollines@gmail.com

              MRC Services and Resources

              • New web page

              The MRC has set up a web page entirely dedicated to the coronavirus situation to inform the community and support the municipalities. Many interesting resources are available on this page.
              www.mrcdescollinesdeloutaouais.qc.ca

              • New Info line – Police Department

              The MRC des Collines Police Department has set up a telephone info line for reporting non-compliance with ministerial recommendations on social distancing and mandatory isolation, in particular, and for any question concerning territorial measures in accordance with Order 2020-013 of the Ministère de la Santé et des services sociaux of April 1, 2020.

              819-459-2422, Ext. 3277
              Infocovid19@mrcdescollines.com

              • Business Support

              The Economic Development Service offers support to small and medium-sized businesses. Please contact Louise Marchildon by e-mail at lmarchildon@mrcdescollines.com.



                Business services offered in La Pêche and in the Outaouais Region

                Online directories to buy local and for food businesses

                www.croquezoutaouais.com

                Registration is free for agriculture and agri-food businesses. Bilingual directory

                www.marcheoutaouais.com

                Become a member and add your products to the online store

                solutionlocale.ca/regions/outaouais

                Prevention guidelines and documentation - Québec government (for more documents, please see the French page)

                  Measures adopted by the government of Québec(for more measures, please see the French page) 

                  Various useful links