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Living in Limoges
Limoges is a small community of 2,000 people, approximately 35 kilometres east of Ottawa. It's part of The United Counties of Prescott and Russell. Predominantly French-speaking, this area is the most francophone census division in Canada outside of the province of Quebec. Limoges was originally part of Embrun, and like many communities, it was built around the town's first church.
A few homes in Limoges date back to the 1940s; however, approximately a quarter of the housing was constructed after 2007. Limoges offers many types of homes for sale and rent including townhomes, bungalows, and single-family detached homes. Approximately one-quarter of the homes in Limoges are rental properties.
The United Counties of Prescott and Russell participate in the Investment in Affordable Housing for Ontario (IAH). The Homeownership Component under the IAH provides an opportunity for a forgivable loan to allow low-to-moderate-income renter households to purchase their first home.
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Limoges Jobs and Employment
Based on its primarily rural character, employment growth has been based largely on local services and rural activities.
Although there has been a decrease in the number of people working in agriculture, it is still an important presence in The United Counties of Prescott and Russell. Dairy and cattle farms dominate the industry in the Township of Russell. With respect to dairy farming, the Township of Russell has the highest rate in Eastern Ontario for total shipments of milk to processing plants. This fact highlights the success of the dairy industry in the Township.
Based on the total labour force, residents of Limoges work in the trades, transport and operators industries.
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The Limoges Citizens Committee is a public committee which exists to promote improvements for the town of Limoges. The committee is open to all citizens who have an interest in the community. Any citizen of Limoges can bring forward issues of concern. Long-term projects are also discussed at each meeting. If someone has a particular concern, it can be added to the agenda when requested at the meeting. This ensures that the community works together to promote a better place to live.
The biggest attraction located in Limoges is Calypso Park, which is one of Canada's biggest waterparks. It includes over 35 waterslides, 100 water games, and one of Canada's biggest wave pools.
Limoges Community Centre offers many sports such as basketball, volleyball, badminton, aerobics, floor hockey, etc. It also includes areas for BBQ, picnic area, soccer, festivals, and play structures. There is also a rental hall available with kitchen facilities.
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