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Public Notices

Municipal Services - Holiday Hours




·         Dec 21             8:30 am – 4:30 pm

·         Dec 22 –Jan 1 Closed

Regular hours resume Jan 2, 2018.  Pick up for any tables & chairs needed over the holidays on December 21 between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm


Doctor’s Office

·         Dec 18-20                     8:00 am – 4:00 pm

·         Dec 21                          8:00 am – 8:00 pm

·         Dec 22-26                     Closed

·         Dec 27                          8:00 am – 4:00 pm

·         Dec 28                          8:00 am – 8:00 pm

·         Dec 29-Jan 1                Closed

Regular hours resume Jan 2, 2018

Lab Hours

·         Dec 18-21                     8:00 am – 4:00 pm

·         Dec 22-26                     Closed

·         Dec 27-28                     8:00 am – 4:00 pm

·         Dec 29-Jan 1                Closed

Regular hours resume Jan 2, 2018


·         Dec 21                         8:30 am – 4:30 pm    

·         Dec 22-26                   Closed

·         Dec 27-29                   8:30 am – 4:30 pm

·         Jan 1                           Closed

Regular hours resume Jan 2, 2018


·         Dec 21                         Regular Hours

·         Dec 22– Jan 1             Closed

Regular hours resume Jan 2, 2018.  Road patrols continuing throughout the holiday season
On-call: (519) 762-2748                    


·         Dec 21                         Regular hours

·         Dec 22-                       Jan 1   Closed

Regular hours resume Jan 2, 2018.  On call: (519) 762-2733


·         Mon Dec 25                CLOSED

·         Thurs Dec 28              8:00 am – 10:00 am

·         Mon Jan 1                   8:00 am – 10:00 am

·         Thurs Jan 4                 8:00 am – 10:00 am

·         Sat Jan 6                     8:00 am – 5:00 pm


There will be no changes to the Garbage/Recycling schedule over the holidays.  


The Municipality will be accepting Christmas trees at the Public Works Garage, 136 Currie Road from Dec 26, 2017 to Jan 8, 2018. Please deposit trees near the wood chip pile.

**Please do not leave your trees at the curb, the Municipality does NOT have curbside pickup.

Thank you

Notice of Service Disruption - Streetlight Replacement LED Project

Please be advised that the Municipality is currently undergoing the replacement of all streetlights with LEDs.  Residents may experience a disruption in streetlight service as this project continues.  The green check marks below indicate which streetlights have been completed.  The remainder of the project will continue over the next week or so. 

New Doctor Coming to Dutton!

The Municipality of Dutton Dunwich is very pleased to announce and welcome Dr. Kamar to our Medical Centre. He will be joining Dr. Sharman who has been providing excellent medical services to residents over the past 17 years.
Dr. Kamar joins us from rural Saskatchewan where he has been practicing Family Medicine. He also performed Emergency Room coverage, inpatient care and medical services for residents in long term care.

Dr. Kamar is now accepting new patients, and will begin practicing in our medical centre beginning mid-January 2018.  To find out more information on how to become a patient of Dr. Kamar, please contact the medical centre at 519-762-0943, or download an application form for completion and return to the medical centre.

Notice - VON SMART Exercise

Please be advised that the last week of SMART exercise program is December 18 - 24, 2017.   Classes will resume January 8-12, 2018.  If you have any questions please call the VON office  (Kalina Adams) at 519-659-2273 xt 2267.  

Dutton Dunwich - Shop Local

Each time you make a purchase at one of our Business Sponsors (no asterisk) you will receive a ballot to enter the draw.  Prizes below!

  • Sew it Seams
  • A New Start Quality Used Items & Consignment Agris
  • *Arn Funeral Home
  • Antiques & Ice Cream
  • Artistic Interiors
  • Butch's Small Engine Repair
  • *Carl McLeod & Sons LTD
  • *Carmichael Meats
  • Cotrac Ford
  • Country Nuts & Bolts
  • Country Seat Upholstery / Magnetic laundry Crafts Plus
  • *Darnley Repairs Dave's Truck & Auto
  • Dave Wheeler Automotive
  • Dutton Building Products - Rona
  • *Dutton & District Lions
  • *Dutton Dunwich Council Members
  • *Dutton Dunwich Recreation Members
  • Dutton Dunwich Horticultural Society
  • Dutton Flowers
  • Dutton Foodland
  • *Dutton Meadows Golf Club
  • Dutton Variety & Gas Bar
  • DRC Welding Service
  • E & E All Occasion Evelyn's Sewing
  • *Joldersma Law Office
  • Goal Post Sports Bar - Restaurant
  • *H&D Painting
  • Highland I.DA Pharmacy
  • Investor Group
  • MacDonald Transports
  • Mancari's
  • Mc Neil Insurance
  • Mel's Accounting
  • *Mike & Lynne Brady Sutton Group
  • Milo Hair Studio
  • Packetworks
  • Paul's Barber Shop
  • Pawz'n & Clawz
  • Port Talbot Orchards (Bake Goods)
  • Reflection Hair Studio
  • *Shelley's Sawmill
  • Small Town Auto
  • Tall Tales Cafe
  • Village Crier
  • West Elgin Accounting
  • West Elgin Mutural Insurance​

Ticket are not available at*

​​1ST - $500.00
2ND - $300.00
3RD - $200.00
4TH - $100.00
5TH - $100.00
6TH - $100.00

Prize money to be pick-up at E & E All Occasion Photo ID required. 


Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Have you ever wondered why some properties are victimized and others are not and what makes one property more susceptible to criminal attack than another?

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design holds some of these answers by providing a common sense way to improve the safety of your environment.

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design or C.P.T.E.D. (pronounced sep-ted), as it is more commonly known, is a proactive crime-fighting technique that believes that “the proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime as well as an improvement in the quality of life." 

CPTED works by eliminating criminal opportunities in and around your property. By getting your property “right," a criminal may avoid giving it a second and closer look. This keeps your property safer, by decreasing crime opportunity.

How Can I Make My Property Safer?

C.P.T.E.D. need not be expensive or difficult to apply and simply involves taking advantage of your property’s natural surveillance, access control and territorial potential.

A Natural Surveillance Review

In order to proceed, start by taking a fresh look at your property’s natural surveillance potential.

Ask Yourself

  • Are views from neighbouring properties or streets obscured by landscaping or fencing?
  • Are there any adult-sized hiding spots around my doors or windows?
  • Are there areas of contrast and shadow around my building where intruders can linger undetected?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, your property’s natural surveillance potential needs to be improved.  Consider adding motion activated lights, reducing landscaping, or altering fencing so that intruders can be kept under observation.

Access Control Review

Next, take a fresh look at your property’s access control potential

Ask Yourself

  • Do people routinely violate my property and/or fence lines?
  • Can this be done in an inconspicuous manner?
  • Do people access my property in ways other than I intended?
  • Do any existing access routes lack natural surveillance?
  • As a result of the placement or existence of outdoor furniture, equipment and/or utilities, is
  • there potential to access an otherwise inaccessible window, door or opening?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, your property’s access control needs to be improved.  Consider better control of undesired movements onto and within your property. Install landscaping, fencing or barriers to increase the conspicuousness of anyone breaching a boundary or reinforce an existing boundary that’s already been subject to trespass.

When selecting fencing or landscape materials, take into account maintenance requirements and the impact of mature landscaping on natural surveillance.  For maximum landscaping effectiveness, consider a species with thorns.  Finally, keep furniture, equipment and/or utilities, wherever possible, away from otherwise inaccessible windows, doors or openings. Remember, access control decreases crime opportunity.

A Territorial Review

Finally, take a fresh look at your property’s territoriality.

Ask Yourself

  • Do strangers regularly trespass on my property?
  • Is my property being used as a short-cut?
  • Does my property ever have an unlived-in or unkempt look?
  • Are there underutilized sections of my property where the public is invited and people feel comfortable loitering?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, your property’s territoriality needs to be improved.  Take steps to rectify this by creating or extending a sphere of influence around your property.  For businesses and residences, this can be done through strategically placed markers, flowerbeds, low fences, walls, hedges, signage; better and/or more timely maintenance, and where the public is invited, assigning purposes to "leftover spaces."  For residences, don't forget to create an "illusion of occupancy." This is extremely important in deterring thieves. Accomplish this by making sure your lawn is maintained, your driveway is shoveled and your circulars are picked up. Use timers to control your lights and have someone check on your property.  And don't forget to join and participate in Neighbourhood Watch and for businesses, Business Crime Watch.

Don't Forget About Target Hardening

For maximum crime prevention benefits, target hardening should be applied with CPTED principles. For Target Hardening advice, please see the Home Security Tip Sheet.

CPTED’S Proven Track Record

CPTED techniques are directed against crimes of opportunity. Where these techniques have been applied to problem settings, crimes of opportunity have decreased by as much as 90%.

What About Interior Applications?

CPTED is equally effective when applied to building or store interiors.

CPTED’s universality results from its ability to help various disciplines do a better job of achieving their primary objective. Designers and merchandisers have discovered that the application of CPTED techniques have reportedly increased sales by as much as 33% and decreased security problems by 50%.

Maximizing CPTED Benefits

CPTED provides the opportunity to design in crime prevention and design out crime. For maximum benefits, CPTED should be applied at the design or planning stage when these benefits can be achieved at little or no cost.

​For more information go to the Ontario Provincial Police Website


Packetworks - Contact Information

​In order to reach a person with your Packetworks enquiry please call 1-866-723-7703 extension 8, which will direct your to a person.  This extension provides a 24/7 service to assist you with your enquiry.   



Seasonal Flu Shot Clinic

Dutton Medical Centre is holding it's Seasonal Flu Shot Clinic on October 30, 2017 between 4:30pm to 7:30pm.

For further information please call the Medical Centre at 519-762-0943.  A valid Health Card is required. 



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