Welcome to Town of Brome Lake (TBL) and thank you for choosing our beautiful region! To facilitate your integration, here are a few coordinates to help you get started quickly. If you have any further questions, please consult the different sections of this website or contact us at Town Hall.
• In the event of an emergency, dial 9-1-1 who will send you emergency services as soon as possible. In TBL region, as the territory is large, we have First Responders who often arrive before ambulance or police officers.
• Alert system to the population. Check out the page and enter your phone number on the list to receive the different alerts
• Council meetings – You want to know more about municipal affairs, come meet the members of the Council.
• Construction Permit – Before you begin your work, you must obtain a building or demolition permit. It is better to ask for it as soon as possible to avoid delays. If you need construction materials, you will find them in the Knowlton area at Home Hardware or Rona, both on Knowlton Road.
• Waste collection, compost and recycling – It is done in black (or green) bins for waste, brown bins for compost and blue bins for recyclable materials. Information and dates of collections in your area.
• Ecocentres – You can dispose of your bulky objects, hazardous materials and construction residues in one of the Brome-Missisquoi MRC ecocentres. Visit the Ecocentres page to find out what you can bring to the Ecocentre and to know the opening days and hours of the centers.
• Douglass Beach Parking Permit – TBL residents can purchase a sticker at a cost of $ 2 per year that they must permanently affix to their windscreen. This allows you to park at Douglass Park during the summer without having to pay the daily fee of $ 6 to $ 10, depending on the visiting hours. You can obtain it at the Town Hall or the Community Center located at 280 Victoria Street by presenting proof of residence.
• Dogs – If you have a dog, you must purchase a license for $ 10 per year or $ 50 for the life of your pet. This is available at Town Hall. See also the regulations on pets (link to the page). In addition, if you are going away for a few days or weeks and you need dogsitting, there are several places that offer this service on the territory including Chenil Lac-Brome and Super Puppy Education.
• TBL Calendar
• Town map
• Tourism – Nothing better to discover your new region than to explore it. You will find a lot of ideas on web page and on the Facebook page of Tourisme Lac-Brome.
Schools and Daycares
• Daycare – Do you have a preschool child? TBL has two Early Childhood Centers: Les Petits Trésors du Lac and CPE La Passerelle des Mousses. There are also many family day care centers administrated by Les Pommettes rouges.
• Schools – There are two elementary schools located in Knowlton sector and one secondary school in the Town of Cowansville:
- École St-Édouard, which is francophone and offers the international program.
- Knowlton Academy, which is the English primary school.
- Massey-Vanier Public High School is located in the Town of Cowansville and students can get there by school bus.
Health and social services
The Centre Lac-Brome located at 280 Victoria Street in the Knowlton area includes:
• CLSC Lac-Brome (CSSS La Pommeraie), which offers blood services, nursing services, “mom and baby” clinic, access to psychosocial services
• Brome-Missisquoi Medical Clinic. Upon your arrival, register to the online waiting list to get a family doctor. Depending on your medical condition and several other criterias, it may take several months before you are assigned to a doctor. Meanwhile, if you need to see a doctor or a nurse you can go to the walk-in clinic. For information about the services offered and the hours of operation of the clinic, contact (450) 243-5043
• Recreation services – to register for activities, courses and day camps.
Visit the Brome Lake Recreation and Community Services to see the calendar for cultural activities.
Pettes Library – TBL residents can register for free by showing proof of residence. The private library offers books, CDs and magazines in French and English.
Theatre Lac-Brome – The Lac-Brome Theater offers bilingual programming throughout the year. It is located on the path of Mount Echo.
To know what happens in Town of Brome Lake
• TBL Info is a newsletter that you will receive in your mailbox. It will provide information on what happens at the municipal level, current and upcoming projects and works, Board dates and sessions, and much more. You can also subscribe to the Newsletter that you will receive directly by email.
• The Tempo, our free bilingual local newspaper is published once a month. It is distributed in your mailbox at the beginning of each month. It is also available online and you will find additional information on the Tempo Facebook page.
• Are you a new resident aged 35 or under? Join the Facebook group Les Nouveaux de Brome.