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Public Notices

Congatulations to our Colouring Contest Winners

Congratulations to Aislynn and Addison Noone winners of the 2nd Annual Emergency Preparedness Week Chance to Win! Colouring Draw. They have won a Survival kit-in-a-bottle . Thank you to everyone who participated this year!


Health Canada's Fire Extinguiser and Fire Alarm Recall

Health Canada's previously announced Kidde and Garrison brand fire extinguisher recall has now been expanded to include more than 2.5 million fire extinguishers and fire alarms. The recall includes devices that are 40 years old.

As you may be aware boats, fitted with an inboard engine, a fixed fuel tank or any type of fuel-burning appliance are also required to carry a fire extinguisher on board.

We would ask that you please visit Health Canada and Kidde to determine if your vessel or household is affected by this recall.


Notice to Residents and Property Owners Regarding Noxious Weeds

NOTICE is hereby given to all persons in possession of any land or a lot in a registered plan of subdivision or on any lot not exceeding ten acres, in accordance with the Weed Control Act, Statutes of Ontario, 1990, Chapter W.5, Sections 3, 13, 16, 18 and 23, that unless noxious weeds growing on their lands within the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich and the Municipality of West Elgin are destroyed by June 15, 2018 and throughout the season, the municipality may enter upon the said lands and have the weeds destroyed, charging the costs against the land as set out in the Act.

The main purpose of the Weed Control Act, R.S.O. 1990, is to reduce the impact of noxious weeds on the industries of agriculture and horticulture.  Primarily this act applies to agricultural and horticultural lands that generate income or other benefits to agriculture; this excludes lawns, gardens and private areas for personal enjoyment and leisure.

Under the Weed Control Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter W.5 Sections 3, 16 and 23 that you are requested to destroy all noxious weeds on your property.

If you think you have Giant hogweed on your property or if you see it in your community please call the Invading Species Hotline at 1-800-563-7711 or report your sighting online at http://www.invadingspecies.com You will be asked to send in photos for identification. Do not collect parts of the plant for identification.

In Urban Areas

Sections 3, 13, 16 and 18 do not apply to noxious weeds or weed seeds that are far enough away from any land used for agricultural or horticultural purposes, as they do not interfere with that use.

All properties within the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich are hereby requested to be in compliance with the Weed Control Act by the 15th day of June 2018 and throughout the growing season.

Schedule of Noxious Weeds

  • Barberry, common
  • Bedstraw, smooth
  • Buckthorn, European
  • Chervil, wild
  • ​Coltsfoot
  • Crupina, common
  • Cupgrass, woolly
  • Dodder spp.
  • Dog-strangling vine
  • Dog-strangling vine - black
  • Goatgrass, jointed
  • Hogweed, giant
  • Knapweed spp.
  • Kudzu
  • Parsnip, wild
  • ​Poison-hemlock
  • ​Poison-ivy
  • Ragweed spp.
  • Ragwort, tansy
  • Sow-thistle spp.
  • Spurge, cypress
  • Spurge, leafy
  • Thistle, bull
  • Thistle, Canada
  • Tussock, serrated

Laurie Spence Bannerman CAO - Municipality of Dutton Dunwich 

Jeff Lawrence, Weed Inspector

Forest & Soils Conservation Supervisor

Kettle Creek Conservation Authority

Elgin County Tree Commissioner/Weed Inspector

Tel: (519) 631-1270 ext.231

Fax: (519) 631-5026


Emergency Preparedness Week Chance to Win!

Colour in all the ways you can stay connected or informed about emergencies and fill in your contact information for a chance to win an Emergency Survival Kit-in-Bottle.  Bring your coloured and completed form to the Municipal Office during Emergency Preparedness Week May 7-11 from 8:30-4:30, or put it in the drop box at the Mary Street Entrance.  Winner will be drawn the following week! 




OPP Media Release - Half Load Season

(ELGIN COUNTY, ON) - The Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has completed the targeted portion of half load season on our roadways.


From March 1 to April 30, commercial motor vehicles are restricted to reducing their weights to ensure the roadway doesn't wear prematurely. Secondary roadways are more vulnerable to the freeze thaw cycle of spring arriving. Damage to our roadways is a public safety concern.


The London Highway Safety Division of the OPP, Ministry of Transportation, and Aylmer Police Service all took part in the targeted portion of the half load enforcement.


Recently purchased portable weight scales by the Elgin County Police Services Board proved pivotal to the success of this year's half load enforcement. The portable weigh scales allowed officers to check weights at or near the roadside. Thus eliminating travel time to an inspection station.


Since acquiring the scales the Elgin County OPP has laid over 80 Highway Traffic Act offences against commercial motor vehicles throughout the County. Elgin County OPP's traffic management unit are trained in the use of these portal scales.


Half load season is still in affect till April 30. Officers will continue to be on the lookout for commercial motor vehicles not abiding by this law.    


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


Notice of Nomination for Office

Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (s. 32)

Notice is hereby given to the Municipal Electors of the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich


Nominations for the positions listed below must be made on the prescribed form available at the Municipal Clerk's Office. Nomination forms must be filled either in person or by your agent, with the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich Clerk/Returning Officer during normal office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., between the first business day of May in 2018 to Thursday, July 26, 2018, and between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018 (Nomination Day).

The required filing fee for the Head of Council is $200.00 and all other offices are $100.00, payable by cash, debit, certified cheque or money order, must accompany the signed form.

Municipal Offices for Which Persons May be Nominated

Mayor - one (1) to be elected at large

Deputy Mayor - one (1) to be elected at large

Councillor, Ward 1 - one (1) to be elected by Ward 1 electors

Councillor, Ward 2 - two (2) to be elected by Ward 2 electors

School Board Positions Shared with Other Municipalities

School Board Trustee, English Public - two (2) to be elected

School Board Trustee, English Separate - one (1) to be elected

School Board Trustee, French Public - Conseil Scolaire Viamonde - one (1) to be elected

School Board Trustee, French Separate - Conseil Scolaire Catholiques Providence - one (1) to be elected

In the event there is an insufficient number of certified candidates to fill the positions available in each municipality, nominations will be reopened by the appropriate Returning Officer, for the vacant positions only. Additional nomination papers would then be accepted between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2018.

For more information contact, Dutton Dunwich Clerk or call 519-762-2204

UPDATE - Alert Ready in Ontario

Reminder that as of TODAY compatible devices will receive emergency alerts from Alert Ready service. Alerts will notify you of possible life-threatening situations. For more information and to find out if your device is compatible visit: https://www.alertready.ca/wireless/

Alert Ready in Ontario is part of a national program designed to deliver critical and potentially life-saving emergency alert messages to Canadians. These alerts are distributed through radio and television to ensure that Ontarians have the information they need in emergencies in order to take precautions necessary to protect themselves.

Beginning April 6, 2018, emergency alerts will also be sent to compatible mobile devices on LTE networks. Alerts on mobile devices will warn about dangers that cause imminent danger to life and property so that recipients can take appropriate action. Wireless public alerting is geo-targeted (applied to specific areas of coverage) ensuring it is relevant to those receiving the alerts.

NOTICE: A province-wide test of the Public Alerting system will take place on May 7, 2018 at 1:55pm and again on September 19, 2018.


Are you on the Voters' List?

How to Use Voterlookup.ca

The following steps explains how simple it is to log on to voterlookup.ca to confirm/update your information.  Voterlookup.ca is the easiest way to ensure you are on the list to vote for the upcoming municipal elections.

  1. Go to www.voterlookup.ca.
  2. You will need to have the following on hand: your property address or assessment roll number and your full name and date of birth.
  3. Enter either your personal information or your assessment roll number. Click Next. You may be asked to confirm additional information. Simply follow the prompts that appear.  You’re done!

Voter Information Cards will be mailed to you.  This card will identify you when it is scanned when you vote.  REMEMBER to bring this card with you!  


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