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Public Notices

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

Health Canada's Fire Extinguisher 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


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!  

Dr. Kamar - Accepting New Patients

Dr. Ahmed Kamar - Accepting New Patients
The Municipality of Dutton Dunwich is very pleased to announce that Dr. Kamar has started his practice at the Dutton Medical Centre January 9, 2018 and is now accepting new patients​. Dr. Kamar joined us from rural Saskatchewan where he has been practicing Family Medicine with a special interest in Mental Health. He also performed Emergency Room coverage, inpatient care and medical services for residents in long term care. 

To find out more information on how to become a patient of Dr. Kamar, please contact the Medical Centre at 519-762-0943 or go to Municipality of Dutton Dunwich Website and download patient information form for completion.

Staff of Dutton Medical Centre


  • Office Hours

  • Monday to Friday,
  • 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • (except statutory holidays)