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MEDIA RELEASE - Dutton Dunwich Heritate Committee Hosts Doors Open Event

For Immediate Release:  Dutton Dunwich Heritage Committee to host a Doors Open Event

A celebration of 10 local buildings and historic sites will take place on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 10am to 4 pm in the community of Dutton Dunwich.

Doors Open is a province wide celebration of community heritage and is designed to create access, awareness and excitement about heritage.

Deputy Mayor and Committee Member Mike Hentz explained that “the event provides residents and visitors with a unique opportunity to explore and enjoy hidden and interesting places and spaces”. 

The 10 sites involved will showcase the important and interesting architectural, historical or anecdotal information about them that would be of interest to the public.

Mayor Bob Purcell stated “everyone is welcome to tour and learn more about these local sites. There is a lot to be proud of in Dutton Dunwich and this is an excellent opportunity to explore”.

Sites included the following; Lucas House, Backus-Page House Museum, Iona Store, Iona Hall, Crinan Community Hall and School, St. Peter’s Church and Cemetery, St. Stephen’s Church and Cemetery, Duff Church Largie, Memorial Hall and Sifton Homestead

Start at any site. Tour maps will be available at each location.

 

Volunteers to act as site captains, tour guides, sweeps, greeters, counters, researchers and more are also needed. 

 

Contact: Kate Morreau or Tracey Pillon-Abbs, 519-762-2204 planning@duttondunwich.on.ca

 

More information about all 10 sites can be found on the Doors Open Ontario website.

 

Exciting News for Business Community

This Fall the Elgin Business Resource Centre (EBRC) are offering a pilot of their new programs, intended to support new AND existing businesses in Elgin County AND St. Thomas.  

“Let’s Talk Self-Employment” is a two-part workshop that will run on the mornings of October 7 and October 15. These two interactive sessions are open to anyone interested in learning what it’s like to be a business owner; if participants have a business idea, we will explore it.

The new six part “Business Development Series” will begin October 21. Intended for existing, new or want to be entrepreneurs, these sessions can be attended as a series or they welcome registration for single sessions.

Training programs are free of charge.  You are invited you to reach out to EBRC with any questions you may have about their programs or services. 

EBRC have launched their 2019 Business Plan Competition “The Pitch.” This year’s competition is open to all of Elgin County, including St. Thomas, with the largest prize package yet at over $20k in cash and in-kind services. This is a great opportunity for local businesses!

Contact:  Janice Henwood, Assistant General Manager
Phone: 519-633-7597 ext. 326  |  www.elgincfdc.ca

NEWS RELEASE - Ontario Launches Speed Limit Pilots and Consultations

Ontario Launches Speed Limit Pilots and Consultations

TORONTO — The Ontario government is launching three speed limit pilots on select highways to explore new ways to improve traffic flow on provincial highways.

Today, Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, announced that on September 26, 2019, the highway speed limit will change from 100 km/h to 110 km/h along three sections of highways in Southern Ontario:

  • Highway 402 from London to Sarnia (90 km);
  • Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) from St. Catharines/Lincoln to Hamilton (32 km); and
  • Highway 417 from Ottawa/Gloucester to Ontario/Quebec border (102 km).

The Ontario government is also launching online consultations to obtain the public's feedback on the speed limit pilots. The information will help inform decisions related to increased speed limits and will be considered in the final decision-making process. Ontarians can share their feedback by completing an online survey by November 23, 2019.

"Our government puts people first in every decision we make," said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. "That's why we want to hear first-hand from those who rely on our roads about how we can safely modernize our highways to better fit the needs of the people."

Quick Facts

  • MTO will increase its safety messaging and enhance signage to ensure motorists are aware of where speed limits are changing.
  • The three pilot sites were chosen because they require minimal to no upgrades, have an average interchange spacing of 3km or greater and can handle a 110 km/h speed limit.
  • There are currently six other provinces in Canada that have posted speed limits of 110 km/h or higher on some highways.
  • Ontario’s highways are among the safest in North America. Ontario has ranked the lowest or second lowest in fatality rates among all jurisdictions for 18 consecutive years.

Background Information

“The Ontario Safety League traditionally bases their position on science, and the science tells us that although excessive speed is a factor in many crashes, under normal driving conditions and with reasonable driving attention it would have virtually no impact.”

Brian Patterson
President and CEO, Ontario Safety League
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Notice of the Passing of an Interim Control By-law #2019-62

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich passed Interim Control By-law No. 2019-62 on the 24th day of July, 2019, pursuant to Section 38 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended.

AND TAKE NOTICE THAT INTERIM CONTROL BY-LAW 2019-62 will be in effect for a period of one year from the date of passing, lapsing on July 24th, 2020, unless extended by Council for one additional year in accordance with Section 38 of the Planning Act, or repealed by Council at an earlier date.  

PURPOSE AND EFFECT OF INTERIM CONTROL BY-LAW is to prohibit the establishment of any new large scale renewable energy facilities for a period of twelve months in order to allow for the appropriate completion of further research and consultation.

The complete By-law is available for inspection daily, from Monday to Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. at the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich Municipal Office.

DATED at the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich, this 25th day of July, 2019.

 

Clerk, Municipality of Dutton Dunwich

199 Currie Road

Dutton, Ontario, N0L 1J0

(519) 762-2204

planning@duttondunwich.on.ca

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