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Shannon, who points out this year it's 70th birthday has an another reason to celebrate. Iin accordance with article 25 on municipal territorial organization, the municipality of Shannon changes official name to City of Shannon.

For more information, see french version on website.




Hydro Québec informed us that there will be an interruption of electricity on Thursday, June 15, 2017 for a period of 10 minutes between 8:00 and 9:00 hrs on Galway, Jacques-Cartier and Hodgson streets.




The City of Shannon is looking for a library clerk.

Consult the job offer (In french only)



The Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l’Électrification des transports wishes to inform all road users and other interested persons that, as part of the new bridge construction on Gosford Road crossing the Jacques-Cartier River in Shannon, there will be the following changes to traffic movement near the site :
Gosford Road:
Traffic alternating with traffic lights, on the new bridge, from May 22nd to June 9th, Monday to Friday between 7:00 hrs and 17:30 hrs.
The dates of these blockages are flexible, depending on weather conditions and operational constraints.
Work will be finalized next year with landscaping and the restoration of the old historic bridge.
For the safety of our workers and of other motorists, respect for all traffic signs is essential.





Please note that the City of Shannon will be rinsing the aqueduct network for the Shannon sector starting Monday, May 8th 2017 and lasting a period of 15 to 20 days.

We want to remind our citizens that the water may be discolored during this period. However, the City of Shannon respects the most stringent standards with respect to water quality and this discoloration does not affect the quality of the water, which remains safe for consumption.

However, we invite you to be vigilant if you proceed with the washing of clothes during this period to ensure beforehand that the water is clear in the washer.

This flushing operation is part of essential maintenance which enables us to offer a high-quality water supply to our citizens.

Note that when the flushing of the network will be completed, on June 5th, we recommend that you clean your pressure regulators.

The parts to be cleaned should be disinfected in bleach water. This procedure is important to avoid contaminating the parts that you will handle when cleaning.

We thank you for your collaboration.

For information : 418 844-3778.


of the most economically vitalized municipalities in la Belle Province

At the request of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy (Québec), the Institut de la statistique Québec (ISQ) has just revealed a list of municipalities with the highest economic vitality index.

We are proud to inform you that Shannon has placed 3rd in the top 10 of Municipalities in Québec with the highest economic vitality.

Consult the news release section on the Institut de la statistique du Québec website (available in English).

Read the article in the Le Soleil newspaper.




The City of Shannon wishes to inform the citizens that it is very important to make sure to put your branches on the roadside on the first day of the pick-up on May 23rd and September 29th to make sure that your branches will be picked-up.

We remind you that branch pick-ups will take place :

From May 23rd to May 26th, 2017
From September 25th to September 29th, 2017

Note that the branches must:


Be assembled in bundles not to exceed 4 feet long 

Thank you for your cooperation.


Sunday, May 28 th 2017



In order to celebrate the Month of Trees and Forests, the City of Shannon will be giving away saplings of various species free of charge to our residents (while supplies last).

Come meet us at the Shannon Community Center during the CWL Breakfast on Sunday, May 28th between 09:00 and 13:00 hrs to get your tree and participate in the beautification of our community.




The bulk garbage pick-up will be on Monday, June 5th, 2017.



No more cigarettes will be tolerated in parks, playgrounds and in sporting areas

Here is the new Anti-smoking Law. Please take note of these new sections concerning the fight against smoking :  

  • Smoking or vaping in CARS in the presence of children under 16 years old;
  • Smoking or vaping in or near children’s OUTSIDE PLAY AREAS (within 9 meters), in parks, sports areas and vacation campgrounds.

As part of the implementation of these measures, ‘Famille Sans Fumée’is launching a new advertising campaign emphasizing children’s exposure to secondhand smoke in playgrounds and on sports fields.

For more information, visit



Various Municipal parks as well as the bicycle path were vandalized.

If you have any information regarding these activities, we would ask that you contact the Municipality of Shannon, in total confidentiality, by calling 418 844-3778 or by sending an e-mail to

We find these actions regrettable and sincerely hope they do not recur.

Thank you for helping us make our Municipality a great place to live !



Burn Permits

Your Fire Department wants to reiterate that in accordance with Municipal By-Law 538-16 on fire safety, it is mandatory to obtain a burn permit for the following three (3) activities :

o   fire in an open area or a camp fire

o   fire for restricted activities

o   fire in a non-permanent outdoor fireplace

This also applies to pyrotechnics (fireworks).  Please be reminded that only those aged 18 and over are eligible for a burn permit.

From now on, you can obtain this permit, free of charge, (with the exception of the restricted activity permit which is at the cost of $15.00), at the Fire Hall, 77 Gosford Road, between 08:00 and 12:00 and 13:00 to 16:30 hrs from Monday to Friday. For more information, please call 418 844-3389 during the times listed above or contact us by e-mail at

When you have an open fire, please remember to never leave it unattended.  For an open-air or camp fire, we strongly recommend that you always have a shovel and/or rake and hose close by, in the event that the fire grows or spreads.  Please also remember to respect the neighbourhood by avoiding any discomfort or inconvenience caused by the smoke.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Claude Langlois
Director of public safety 



The Shannon Fire Department wishes to warn the public about services offered to citizens for the sale and maintenance of fire extinguishers.  Several businesses have reported visits from companies offering sales of fire extinguishers as well as refilling and maintenance contracts.

Here are some tips to protect you:  beware of unidentified vehicles and solicitors without professional business cards etc. who require payment in cash without an invoice.  If companies or individuals claim that insurance companies require a specific extinguisher, please note that only a Municipal By-Law can require the possession of a fire extinguisher for residential fire protection and there is no such By-Law in place in the Municipality of Shannon.  Please also note that the Canadian Insurance Bureau states that Insurance Companies have their own criteria on risk acceptance and therefore, in certain cases, your insurance can require you to have a fire extinguisher.  In most cases, however, they do not.

If you have your fire extinguisher serviced, you should never pay before the work is carried out and you should always ensure that your own extinguisher is returned to you.  Periodic inspections of fire extinguishers should include a check of the following:


o   that access to the extinguisher is not obstructed and that the operating instructions are legible;

o   that the seal and pin indicator are not broken or missing (pin up);

o   that the pressure gauge needle is positioned in the green zone.

Extinguishers without a pressure gauge are disposable and therefore, not rechargeable.  Most inspection and refill companies will not refill extinguishers with the valve body thread made of plastic since proper use is not guaranteed.

We recommend that you purchase of your fire extinguisher in a hardware store.  Sometimes it is cheaper to buy a new one than to have an existing one recharged.  The ABC class of fire extinguisher is the most appropriate for home use.  Remember that it must be ULC certified.


Pascal Gagnon
Fire Prevention Technician
Shannon Fire Department

Te l: 418 844-3389











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