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Public Notices

Community Policing Meeting

Dutton Dunwich Community Policing Committee invite you to attend this meeting on  June 11th – 7:00 pm at South Dunwich Hall, 29593 Talbot Road, Wallacetown 

This is an informational meeting, and all comments and suggestions are welcome to assist us with the formation of this program.


Seniors Community Grant Program

Ontario Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility

Seniors Community Grant Program

  • Are you an incorporated organization that provides services and supports for seniors in your community?
  • Do your projects help seniors at risk of social isolation and/or elder abuse?

If you answered yes, we want to hear from you!

This year the Seniors Community Grant Program will provide funding from $1,000 up to $25,000 to organizations that partner with the government and deliver local supports for seniors.

How do I apply?

Incorporated organizations applying for funding over $4,000 can now access a “one-window” application portal through Grants Ontario.
Organizations applying for funding under $4,000 can apply directly with the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility through the Seniors Community Grant Program.
Applications close on June 27, 2019.
For more information, please visit: www.ontario.ca/seniors
Email: seniorscommunitygrant@ontario.ca
Toll Free: 1-833-SCG INFO (1-833-724-4636)
TTY: 1-800-387-5559| Fax: 416-326-7078



News Release Ontario Takes Next Step to Improve Animal Protection

Province Launches Public Survey; Acts to Ensure No Animal Falls Through the Cracks

May 17, 2019 9:30 A.M.

Ministry of the Solicitor General

Ontario's Government is working to improve the animal welfare system to make sure it is more robust, transparent and accountable. As this work proceeds, the government wants to hear from the people of Ontario.

public survey has been posted online to ensure everyone has the opportunity to share their thoughts to help improve animal welfare. This feedback will directly inform Ontario's new model.

In the 2019 Ontario Budget, Protecting What Matters Most, the government promised to review existing legislation to ensure appropriate measures are in place to provide animals with the protections they deserve and Ontarians expect.

"Protecting animals is important to the people of Ontario, and it's important to me," said Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General. "Our government has always maintained that the system can be made more robust, transparent, and accountable. While work is already underway to introduce a better system, I'm counting on the people of Ontario to share their ideas, feedback, and concern as part of our public survey."

In addition to the public survey, the government today posted a regulation intended to help ensure no animals fall through the cracks during the transition to the new enforcement model.

This regulation will provide options to ensure effective enforcement until the new model is implemented. The regulation enables affiliates of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA), such as local humane societies, to continue enforcement should they wish to do so.

"A number of OSPCA affiliates stepped forward to offer their continued assistance as we work towards a new, permanent enforcement model," said Jones. "Our government wants to empower these affiliates to continue protecting animals as we develop a new model. This work cannot be rushed, and animal protection is too important not to get right. This is a temporary solution to fill in the gaps while we transition to a new model."

To report an animal in distress or suspected animal abuse, you can:


Quick Facts

  • The OSPCA has provided animal welfare protection services in Ontario for over 100 years. On March 4, 2019, they provided the province notice that they intend to discontinue those services.
  • An agreement was reached between Ontario and the OSPCA to extend animal welfare law enforcement services until June 28, 2019. The OSPCA has refused to extend that agreement until the end of 2019, when a new system will be in place.
  • Police services continue to have the authority to enforce the laws that protect animals in Ontario.

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, 2019 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 2019 and throughout the growing season.


Municipal Clerk, Heather Bouw

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

Schedule of Noxious Weeds

Barberry, common
Bedstraw, smooth
Chervil, wild
Crupina, common
Cupgrass, woolly
Dodder spp.
Dog-strangling vine
Dog-strangling vine - black
Goatgrass, jointed
Hogweed, giant
Knapweed spp.
Parsnip, wild
Ragweed spp.|
Ragwort, tansy
Sow-thistle spp.
Spurge, cypress
Spurge, leafy
Thistle, bull
Thistle, Canada
Tussock, serrated

NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION - Proposed 37m Self Support Telecommunications Tower


Type: A 37 m tall steel self support telecommunications tower.
Location: Pierce Street, Wallacetown, ON.
Facility: The facility will include mounted climb shields and a secured equipment cabinet around the base of the tower.
Safety Code 6: All carriers placing their equipment on the tower must adhere to Health Canada’s Safety Code 6 regarding radiofrequencies and maximum power input.
Site: The site will provide improved wireless voice and data services for residents and businesses in the surrounding area.


Further information may also be obtained through the following contact:
TekSavvy Solutions Inc.
C/O: Tower Consultations
800 Richmond Street
Chatham, ON N7M 5J5


Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISEDC) is the governing body for installations of this type or telecommunication installation and can be contacted at: ISEDC, Western and Central Ontario District Office, 4475 North Service Road, Suite 100, Burlington ON, L7L 4X7, 855-465-6307, ic.spectrumcwod-spectredcoo.ic@canada.ca .


Municipality of Dutton Dunwich, Tracey Pillon-Abbs, Planner, 199 Currie Road, ON, N0L 1J0, 519-762-2204, planning@duttondunwich.on.ca


ANY PERSON may make a written submission to the individual listed as Applicant Contact by close of day June 10, 2019 with respect to this matter. Please reference site "Wallacetown" in correspondence.


Highway 401 Closure

(ELGIN COUNTY, ON) - The Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to make the motoring public aware of a planned closure to Highway 401

This will occur on Saturday April 27, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. to Sunday April 28, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.


The closure will happen to both east and west bound lanes between Col Talbot Road to Iona Road. During this time traffic will be routed through Highway 3. The motoring public traveling west bound will go south to Highway 3 on Col Talbot Road. The motoring public traveling east bound will go south to Highway Three on Iona Road.


Elgin County OPP will be actively patrolling the detour route along with other members of the OPP to ensure the safe travel of community members and motorist during this time.


Dutton & District Lions buy Defibrillator

Press Release:  On Thursday April 18, 2019, the Dutton & District Lions were taught how to properly use and maintain their new defibrillator.

Ray Ormerod from the St Thomas Fire Dept. and head of the Elgin-St. Thomas St. John's Ambulance Service, conducted a professional and entertaining training session so all members would be able to utilize this life saving devise.

The purchase was made possible by the net proceeds of the LIONS Annual Valentines Fish Fry.

The unit will be installed in the LIONS Den which serves as both the Lions meeting venue and the food booth for the Sons of Scotland Park, in Dutton.

"With all the LIONS activities and the close proximity to the base-ball diamonds, soccer fields and pool area, this is a perfect location for this unit." stated Lion President Duncan McCallum.

Photo Left to Right - Lion President Duncan McCallum, Ray Ormerod - St John's Ambulance, Lion Robyne Burn (Fish Fry Committee) and Lion Peter Donaldson (Fish Fry Committee)

News Release - New Big Game Management Advisory Committee

News Release

Ontario Announces New Big Game Management Advisory Committee

April 17, 2019

The “BG MAC” of committees leading the Moose Management Review

The Ontario government is working for the people by listening to concerns from hunters on how the province manages its moose population to ensure sustainability and hunting opportunities for future generations.

Last fall, the government announced a review of moose management in Ontario. Today John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, announced the Big Game Management Advisory Committee (BGMAC), tasked with advising on improvements to how the province manages moose and other big game including deer, elk and black bear.

"We have heard concerns from hunters that the current approach, specifically the moose tag draw system, is not working for hunters or ensuring sustainability," said Yakabuski. "We're acting on those concerns and delivering on our promise to make life easier for Ontario's hunters, while ensuring sustainable populations and continued hunting opportunities."

The committee consists of members with diverse knowledge and experience in moose management and quota review, moose hunting, tourist outfitter operations, and previous experience on wildlife advisory committees. The initial task of the committee will be to develop recommendations on moose management, with a focus on how quotas are developed, and how tags are allocated to hunters through the draw.

The Committee will be hosting six listening sessions open to the public throughout May:

  • St. Thomas - May 21, 2019
  • Peterborough - May 22, 2019
  • North Bay - May 23, 2019
  • Sault Ste. Marie - May 28, 2019
  • Thunder Bay - May 29, 2019
  • Dryden - May 30, 2019

Interested hunters, members of the public and organizations are invited to attend one of these sessions to share their perspectives to develop a path forward. More details on the location of these listening sessions will be posted at Ontario.ca/moose.

"Over the next two years, our goal is to make moose hunting fairer, more accessible and simpler for hunters. Work is already underway to make immediate improvements to online resources so that we can better communicate with hunters," said Minister Yakabuski. "As the review unfolds, we will continue to listen and engage hunters and stakeholders to help us improve how tag quotas are developed and distributed."



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