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PRESS RELEASE - Pick Up Truck Thefts - OPP Advise for Owners

(ELGIN COUNTY, ON) - The Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to advise the public that there are recent thefts of pickup trucks that are occurring in the area. 

 Currently, the Elgin Middlesex OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) is investigating a number of pickup truck thefts from the areas of Central Elgin, Southwold, and Dutton.

 Police are asking that owners of Chevrolet Silverados, Chevrolet Avalanches, and GMC Sierras take extra safeguards for their vehicles. This can included, but is not limited to:

  • Putting the vehicle in the garage
  • Parking another vehicle in front of it during the evening
  • Ensure anti-theft devices are activated
  • Locking the vehicle and securing the keys

 Police are actively investigating the current thefts of pickup trucks in the area. Please report any suspicious vehicles or people to police by calling 1-888-310-1122

 If anyone has further information regarding the recent pickup truck thefts they are being asked to contact police at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or submit an online tip at www.londoncrimestoppers.com, where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.

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Contact: Constable Adam Crewdson - Media Officer
Phone: 519-631-2920
Email: adam.crewdson@opp.ca




Big Thank You to COTRAC

The Municipality would like to thank COTRAC once again for providing their property to accommodate our extremely popular annual Street Dance!

Dutton Dunwich Chief Building Official

It is with great sadness that we let the public know that our Chief Building Official, Doug Mitton passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018. 

Doug served for 15 years as CBO for Municipality of Dutton Dunwich, West Elgin and Southwold.  He will be missed by all his colleagues and the building community and many others who knew him.  Doug was a very knowledgeable and respected building official and mentor.   We send our condolences to Doug's family and friends and are keeping them in our thoughts and prayers. 


Press Release - Cancellation of the Strong Breeze IWT Project

Dutton ON, July 13, 2018

Mayor Cameron McWilliam joins with his citizens in celebrating the cancellation of the Strong Breeze Wind Farm project which was proposed for the community.  “We are pleased to see the PC government moving quickly on their election  promises. Premier Ford has demonstrated a sound fiscal decision expected from government” stated McWilliam.

McWilliam led the charge against the project for the municipality once the community, via referendum, stated overwhelmingly they did not want an IWT project in their community. It has been many years of hard work in an effort to stop the 57.5 MW turbine project owned by Chicago-based Invenergy from moving forward. 

Mayor McWilliam stated: “On behalf of the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich I would like to thank Premier Ford for cancelling the project, the Dutton Dunwich community members and staff who have, with Council, worked diligently to stop the project. We can now begin the healing process to move our community forward. I am excited to continue the good work for Dutton Dunwich and celebrate more accomplishments over the coming years.” says McWilliam.

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For more information, media only, please contact:
Laurie Spence Bannerman CAO

Congratulations Dutton Bantam who Qualified for the Championships!

Congratulations to the Dutton Bantam (U16) fastball team who recently qualified for the Eastern Canadian Fastball Championship being held August 16-19 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia!

The Association is seeking community support for any donation to help with the team travel expenses so all these great athletes representing our community can participate in the championship.

Please contact Jeff Woods at 519-762-0494.  No donation is too small.

Highway 401 Construction Update

The followng information is being provided by Aecon Infrastructure:  

  • Traffic has been reduced to one lane from 1.4km West of Union Rd to 3.7km West of Col. Talbot Rd.
  • Traffic has been moved from the westbound lane to the eastbound lane till November 2018. All construction will take place in the WBL for 2018
  • Westbound public Access and Egress to Highway 401 at Union Road has been closed to the public till November 2018
  • Temporary EMS Access and Egress have been constructed and is shown on page 1 of the attached file. Should access to these ramps be interrupted due to construction, an email will be sent out ahead of time.
  • Three (3) three-point turn arounds have been constructed and spaced every 2km throughout the job. They are approximately 9m wide

Updates for existing and future road closures and restrictions can be found on the project website: www.hwy401reconstructioncontract5a.ca


Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Event (formerly Household Hazardous Waste)

Held by the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich and West Elgin for Residents of Dutton Dunwich and West Elgin

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2018 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm



  • Paint/pigments/coating residues: including stain, marine coatings, automotive paint, driveway sealer, urethane, epoxy paint, pruning paint, roof coating
  • Aerosols: including spray paint, cleaners, polishes, raid, 1lb propane cylinders (camping)
  • Miscellaneous waste inorganic chemicals: pool chemicals, bleach, TSP, photo-chemicals.
  • Miscellaneous waste organic chemicals: including transmission fluid, car wax, car polishes, windshield antifreeze, kerosene, glues, varsol, mineral spirits, thinners, drywall compound, caulking, degreaser, wood preservative, resins, epoxies
  • Pesticides & herbicides:  including round up, black-leaf 40, 2-4D
  • Waste oils & lubricants
  • Fluorescent tubes/bulbs Batteries
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Used tires (on or off rims)
  • Electronics


Commercial waste; farm chemicals, large containers

  • Large containers will not be accepted. Containers must be able to be placed inside a 45-gallon drum.
  • Used oil containers must be sealed, and must be able to be handled by one person.

Please have your driver's license available for proof of residency in West Elgin or Dutton Dunwich. For further information contact the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich at (519) 762-2204; or the Municipality of West Elgin at (519) 785-0560.

Press Release - Dutton Senior's Group makes donation

The Dutton Senior's Group donated $500 to the Dutton Dunwich - Lions "Spash Pad" project recently.  This group does not normally make donations, however, since this project impacts so many of our residents and neighbours in such a positive fashion an exeption was made.

As their President Bob Karn pointed out, most of the membership will have grand or even great-grand children who will utilize the Splash Pad.  Deputy Mayor Bob Purcell who is also the Chair of the Splash-Pad project for the Dutton & District Lions, expressed his appreciation for this generous gift!

He also pointed out that the project still needs financial support from everyone.  We still have almost $40,000 to raise.  Individual donations can be made at the Municipal office or given to any LION's member.  At the May 23rd Council meeting the final approvals where given for the project to proceed immediately.

Photo:  left - Bob Karn, President Dutton Senior's Group    right - Bob Purcell, Depty Mayor Municipality of Dutton-Dunwich


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