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Public Notices


Please note that the Homestead Road Bridge will be CLOSED for reconstruction from February 26, 2019 to July 19, 2019.

There will be no through access during this time.  Thank you for your cooperation.

The municipality of Dutton Dunwich is undertaking reconstruction of the Homestead Bridge. The work has been tendered and has been awarded to the firm of Theo Vandenberk Construction from Denfield Ontario.

The proposed construction is to commence next week on February 25, 2019 with the existing bridge being removed on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. It is estimated that the project will take approximately 5 months to complete with the bridge reopening mid July 2019. During this time there will be no passage over the creek as the bridge will be removed. Local traffic will be permitted up to the construction zone on each side of the creek.

Traffic control signage and a detour route will be posted, with “road closure/bridge out” signage at the following locations:

  • Talbot Line at Homestead Road
  • Iona Road at Homestead Road

It should be noted that all municipal services will remain in place during the construction period, including garbage pick on its regularly scheduled day. School buses will be as scheduled, and emergency services will be notified of the proposed detour route in advance

Should you require any information or assistance because of the construction, please do not hesitate to contact the following:

  • Theo Vandenberk Construction 519 225 2581
  • Municipality of Dutton Dunwich 519 762 2204
  • Spriet Associates London Limited, John M Spriet 519 672 4100

We appreciate your patience during the construction period.


Community Centre Water Damage Update

As of Monday, January 28 and until further notice:

All Regular Recreation Programming in Main Hall will resume their normal schedules without access to the Men’s Washroom (Ladies and the Family Single Washroom are available). This includes:

  • Morning Walking, Pickleball, Taekwondo, VON Smart Exercise, Volleyball, Youth & Men’s Floor Hockey, YWCA Rec Program, Indoor Sports and private recreation bookings.

Meeting Room Rentals will not resume until repairs are completed.

  • Dance classes will be held at the WEDS Theatre (upstairs at the Municipal Office at 199 Currie Road) until further notice.
  • Meetings will be offered at the WEDS Theatre or South Dunwich Hall instead.

Kitchen is usable and available for now. (Will be unavailable for a period of time for repairs –  which is TBD.)

No NEW large event bookings are available from now until March 3 (or until the Men’s Washroom/Meeting Room repairs are completed which is TBD).

Lions Club Bingo On Wednesday, February 6tand The Lions Club Fish Fry & Valentine’s Day Dance On Saturday, February 16 will be held as planned.


Mayor and Council's Address

Following tradition, the inagural meeting of Dutton Dunwich Council, held December 5, 2018 was relatively short, with only three items of formal business, the naming of representatives to different boards and committees, a recount by-law as well as a resolution appointing John "Ian" Fleck to the Elgin County Land Division Committee. In his opening remarks, Mayor Bob Purcell stated that he is celebrating the fact that all new members of Council bring something unique to the Council table. The Mayor pointed out that although Council members won't always agree on all issues before them, he encouraged them to speak out and fight for what they believe to be right. He asked that Council Members show respect for the offices they hold and anticipates Council working together as a team. The Mayor stated that they must respect taxpayers of Dutton Dunwich as the decision made by Council affects their pocket books as well as their lives. Mayor Purcell closed by expressing his desire that Council Members do the best they can, and "let's have some fun doing it".

Deputy Mayor Mike Hentz reflected on the many decisions and accomplishments that were achieved over the last term of Council. He anticipates that the momentum will continue to move forward during this next term of Council.

Newly elected Councillors Amarilis Drouillard, Ken Loveland and Patricia Corneil expressed their thanks to the residents of Dutton Dunwich and look forward to working with fellow Council Members and staff.


Photo of 2018 - 2022 Council

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

Packetworks - High Speed Fibre Internet

Residents will notice many paint marks and flags in front of their property which is part of the locating process for the installation of Packetworks High Speed Fibre Internet.  Please do not remove these vital locates (flags).  An employee from Packetwork's, Amanda Irwin  is currently active in the community asking residents if they wish to sign up for their service. 

Packetworks began designing, building, and managing broadband networks in 1996. Since then, the number and types of services that can be transmitted over the Internet have grown rapidly.  They have been part of the progress – using the latest fibre optic and wireless technology in conjunction with existing carrier-grade infrastructure to provide fast, reliable and cost-effective managed networking solutions to customers throughout Ontario.

Contact Information:  515 Dotzert Ct, Unit 7, Waterloo ON  N2L 6A7 - Toll Free 1-866-723-7703​  x 8 or duttonconnects@packetworks.net



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




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