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Municipality of Dutton Dunwich - HOLIDAY HOURS



  • Dec 21 –Jan 3 Closed
  • Regular hours resume Jan 4, 2021


Doctor’s Office
Dr. Sharman’s Hours

  • Dec 21-22 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Dec 23 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Dec 24-Jan 3 Closed
  • Regular hours resume Jan 4, 2021

Dr. Kamar’s Hours

  • Dec 4-Jan 3 Closed
  • Regular hours resume Jan 4, 2021

Lab Hours

  • Dec 21-22 8:00 am – 11:45 am
  • 1:00 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Dec 23-Jan 3 Closed
  • Regular hours resume Jan 4, 2021


  • Dec 21 - Jan 3 Closed
  • Regular hours resume Jan 4, 2021

Contact Alternate offices Newbury (519-693-4484) or West Elgin (519-785-1560 x.244) for holiday hours


  • Dec 21– Jan 3 Closed
  • Regular hours resume Jan 4, 2021
  • Road patrols continuing throughout the holiday season
  • On call: (519) 762-2748


  • Dec 21 - Jan 3 Closed
  • Regular hours resume Jan 4, 2021
  • On call: (519) 762-2733


  • Tue Dec 22 8:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Thurs Dec 24 8:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Sat Dec 26 CLOSED
  • Tue Dec 29 8:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Thurs Dec 31 8:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Sat Jan 2 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


  • Fri Dec 25, 2020 moved to Mon Dec 28, 2020
  • Fri Jan 1, 2021 moved to Mon Jan 4, 2021

The Municipality will be accepting Christmas trees at the Public Works Garage, 136 Currie Road from Dec 26th 2020 to Jan 8th 2021. Please deposit trees near the wood chip pile. **Please do not leave your trees at the curb, the Municipality does NOT provide tree curbside pickup.

Thames Valley Board of Trustees - Establish Rural Education Task Force

The Thames Valley Board of Trustees passed a motion on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 to establish a Rural Education Task Force.

Recognizing that schools in rural areas faced a variety of challenges, including student enrolment, school population growth and decline, and other factors.

• Listen to the ideas and concerns of rural communities
• Generate fresh perspectives related to rural schools and communities
• Develop innovative solutions for consideration for a TVDSB Rural Education Strategy
• Report findings and make recommendations to the Board regarding rural schools

The task force will consult with students, parents, community, municipal leaders in TVDSB rural communities (as identified through RNEF), to identify the unique challenges and opportunities experienced by students, parents and municipalities; develop recommendations for consideration related to a TVDSB Rural Education Strategy.


Ontario Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Province taking steps to provide more support and create inclusive communities

December 3, 2020

Seniors and Accessibility


TORONTO — Today, Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility, issued the following statement:

"The United Nations' International Day of Persons with Disabilities is a time to celebrate the accomplishments and promote the rights and well-being of people with disabilities.

There are currently 2.6 million Ontarians living with a disability working across countless fields and occupations. While some of these disabilities are recognizable, many are invisible. 

People with disabilities need greater help, especially during COVID-19. Our government is making sure this diverse group of vulnerable people are not left behind by:  

  • extending the partnership with the Ontario Community Support Association to provide deliveries of food, medicine and other essentials to those who are isolating due to COVID-19;
  • investing $1.3 million over two years with the Rick Hansen Foundation to implement the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification program in Ontario;
  • working with partners through the EnAbling Change Program to help businesses understand the benefits of hiring people with disabilities, and to promote accessibility tools and resources;
  • helping adults and people with disabilities reach their professional goals through programs like the Literacy and Basic Skills program, which helps develop and apply literacy, numeracy and digital skills through participation in professional development opportunities; and providing deaf adults access to American Sign Language (ASL) funding to pay for ASL interpreters, deaf-blind intervenors, and note-taking service; and
  • launching our Advancing Accessibility in Ontario framework, which outlines the steps we are taking to break down barriers in the built environment and help create a society and economy that is inclusive for everyone.

When communities and businesses are more accessible, everyone benefits. People with disabilities can take part in everyday life, and businesses gain potential talent, and customers.

On behalf of our government, I would like to thank everyone, including our partners in the disability community, businesses and not-for-profit organizations for making Ontario more inclusive and accessible for all."

THANK YOU Dutton Dunwich!

November 24, 2020
The Municipality of Dutton Dunwich would like to extend a big THANK YOU to the community for adhering to Provincial and Southwestern Public Health directives by social distancing, wearing face coverings, using sanitizer when soap and water isn’t available and ensuring the maximum number of people attending both indoor and outdoor gatherings are observed at all times.
Businesses have taken extra steps to protect the community’s health and wellbeing and have been resourceful in ensuring goods and services remain safely accessible to their customers. 
With annual events being cancelled/postponed, local community groups have been extraordinarily creative in continuing to provide some fun activities, events and ensuring access to essential items, for example:
  • Local businesses providing a personal shopping time slot or offering curbside pick-ups.
  • Wallacetown Optimists organizing a Drive-Thru Festival of Lights.
  • Wallacetown Fair Drive-Thru Chicken Dinner enjoyed by many.
  • The West Elgin Community Health Centre food drive, homemade face coverings and hosting a Drive-Thru Christmas Dinner.
  • Dutton Dunwich and West Elgin participating in a fun competition to see which community will receive the most toy/gift card donations.
  • The West Elgin Daffodil Auxiliary providing Christmas hampers which include a ham or turkey and toys for children 14 and under.
  • The Municipality is offering 2-hour rentals for the price of 1-hour, and 1 post rental cleaning fee.  Other municipal events included a Spooktacular lawn decorating contest and the 1st Annual Pumpkin Hunt contest to win gift cards graciously donated by Wallacetown Optimist Club.  Pumpkins were donated from Debackere Farm Market and Isabelle Breen.
We hope the landscape of 2021 is conducive to the return of all our popular, well attended and enjoyable annual events.  However, in light of COVID, the community certainly joined forces and effectively collaborated to bring some joy and fun throughout 2020. 
We appreciate your ongoing patience and acknowledge the respect demonstrated by residents for taking all vital and necessary protective precautions to keep everyone safe and healthy. 
“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” – Helen Keller
Once again THANK YOU!

Elgin County - Service Delivery Review

  • The County of Elgin received a grant through the Province’s Municipal Modernization Program to find key efficiencies that will streamline the way services are delivered to members of the community.
  • Elgin County has concluded its service delivery review, which was a review of the County’s shared municipal services with its local municipal partners, the County’s internal operations, and social and community services.
  • Over the last eight months, staff across the organization have been working with the County’s consultant, StrategyCorp, and through one-one-one interviews and workshops, identified over 110 different improvement initiatives. 12 of the identified initiatives are considered “high-impact” and represent a significant opportunity for the County and its partners.  See Report

News Release - Ontario Honours Canadian Heroes of the War in Afghanistan

News Release

Ontario Honours Canadian Heroes of the War in Afghanistan

November 11, 2020

New Memorial Is a Permanent Tribute to Veterans, Active Service Members and Their Families

TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government unveiled a Memorial to Honour Canadian Heroes of the War in Afghanistan. This permanent tribute delivers on the government's commitment to commemorate the valour and sacrifice of the veterans, active members of the Canadian Armed Forces and their families, including those who served in recent wars.

Premier Doug Ford was joined on the grounds of Queen's Park by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Brigadier-General Conrad Mialkowski, Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald, Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, and Major-General David Fraser (retired) to unveil the new monument and observe a moment of silence for Canada's fallen heroes.

"As Premier, I made a promise to the people of Ontario to build this memorial as a permanent reminder of those Canadian heroes who served in the War in Afghanistan, and today on Remembrance Day, we keep that promise," said Premier Ford. "We remember their sacrifice, we grieve with the loved ones of the fallen, and we thank them for their service to our province and to our country. God bless all our veterans, our active service members, and their families."

A consultation led by General Rick Hillier (retired) provided advice and input on the design of the memorial to ensure the sacrifices of the brave men and women who served in the War in Afghanistan are commemorated in modern Canadian military history. The memorial's design complements and connects to the Ontario Veterans' Memorial, which was completed in 2006.

"This memorial embodies our province's great respect for those who bravely answered the call to serve our country in the name of peace and freedom," said Minister MacLeod. "Our government is proud that this monument will stand as a lasting legacy here at Queen's Park, giving all Ontarians a space to show our gratitude to this generation of heroes."

"It was a privilege to support the creation of this tribute to those incredible Canadians who served in the Afghanistan war from 2001 to 2014," said General Rick Hillier (retired). "Our veterans, our fallen soldiers and their families deserve our recognition, and our profound respect, appreciation and pride. From today forward, this memorial will be a touchstone for veterans of Afghanistan, their families and the people of Ontario and all of Canada."

"The Ontario Afghanistan Memorial honours those who were lost during the more than 12-year long mission in Afghanistan," said Brigadier-General Conrad Mialkowski. "This memorial will serve to pay tribute to the legacy of those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can live in peace here in Canada. It recognizes their courage, valour and dedication to their country. Here, Canadians will be able to pay their respects to our fallen and remember them."

Earlier this week, Ontario announced an investment of $511,100 in Helmets to Hardhats to support military veterans and reservists returning to civilian life. In addition, the government is investing $200,000 and providing land to help the Homes for Heroes Foundation create up to 25 tiny homes for military veterans experiencing homelessness.

The government also recently announced a $3 million commitment in support of the Valour Games, a new national multi-sport competition for wounded, ill and injured Canadian military personnel and veterans. The inaugural event will be hosted in Ottawa in 2022.


  • The new memorial is located on the northwest side of the front lawn on the legislative grounds at Queen’s Park in Toronto.
  • The memorial includes a stone from an Inukshuk dedicated to the fallen that was erected by Canadian soldiers at Kandahar Airfield — almost 11,000 kilometres away.
  • The War in Afghanistan was Canada’s largest military deployment since the Second World War. From 2001 to 2014, over 40,000 men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces served in Afghanistan.
  • Tragically, 158 Canadian soldiers were killed during the War in Afghanistan and more than 2,000 were wounded.



Ivana Yelich
Premier’s Office

Dakota Brasier
Minister MacLeod’s Office
416 904-8384

Denelle Balfour
Communications Branch

Office of the Premier

Public Notice of Intention to Pass a By-law to Temporarily Close a Portion of the Road Allowance

Public Notice of Intention to Pass a By-law to Temporarily Close a Portion of the Road Allowance known as Church Street East of Gunn Street, Registered Plan 44, PIN 35129-0234 (LT)

Take Notice that the Council for the Corporation of the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich proposes to consider a by-law to temporarily stop up and close a parcel of land more particularly described as Registered Plan 44, PIN 35129-0234 (LT). The proposed by-law will come before Council on November 25, 2020 during a Public Meeting at the regular meeting of Council. At that time Council will hear comments by any person who claims that their land will be prejudicially affected by this closure. Persons may also submit claims in writing to the Clerk, Municipality of Dutton Dunwich at the address below no later than Thursday, November 19, 2020.

Note: This shall serve as Public Notice should the adoption of this portion of the Church Street road allowance be deferred to a future meeting. Questions and comments may be submitted to:

Heather Bouw, Clerk


199 Currie Road

Dutton ON, N0L 1J0

Dated at the Municipality this 3rd day of November, 2020

Heather Bouw


Published the 12th and 19th day of November in the West Elgin Chronicle.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Part Time Casual On-Call Cleaner

The Corporation of the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich is seeking applications for the position of Part Time Casual On-Call Cleaner. The successful candidate will assist with the clean-up and cleanliness of the Municipality’s Community Centre and other facilities as required.  Hours of work vary and include days, evenings, nights, holidays and weekends.

The preferred applicant must have:

  • Grade 12 Education.
  • First-aid/CPR Certification. 
    • Clean criminal record check.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability and physical condition to perform required duties.
    • Excellent work and attendance record.

The following would be considered an asset:

  • Previous experience in similar positions.
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act.
  • WHMIS 2015

Please submit your cover letter and resume outlining your qualifications and experience to:

Kate Morreau, Executive Assistant at  199 Currie Road, Dutton ON  N0L 1J0  or email: kmorreau@duttondunwich.on.ca

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS:  Friday November 13, 2020 before 4:30pm.

All applicants are thanked but only those selected for an interview will receive further notice.

The Municipality of Dutton Dunwich is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. Accommodations can be provided in all parts of the hiring process.

In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the information gathered is collected pursuant to the Municipal Act and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection only.

NEWS RELEASE - Enbridge Gas helps Dutton Dunwich Fire Department Reduce Fire and Carbon Monoxide Deaths through Project Zero

MUNICIPALITY of DUTTON DUNWICH, November 2, 2020 – Today, Enbridge Gas and the Dutton Dunwich Fire Department announced they are working to improve home safety and bring fire and carbon monoxide-related deaths down to zero.

The Dutton Dunwich Fire Department received 120 combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms through Project Zero–a public education campaign that will provide 7,500 alarms to residents in 35 municipalities across Ontario.

This year, Enbridge Gas invested $225,000 in Project Zero, and over the past 12 years, the program has provided more than 50,000 alarms to Ontario fire departments.

When properly installed and maintained, combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms help provide the early warning to safely escape from a house fire or carbon monoxide exposure. Carbon monoxide is a toxic, odourless gas that is a by-product of incomplete combustion of many types of common fuels.

“Carbon monoxide is known as the ‘silent killer’ for a reason, and we have proof that prevention saves lives. We know that the best way to avoid carbon monoxide exposure is to eliminate it at the source by properly maintaining fuel-burning equipment, and that the alarms are a critical second line of defense to protect against carbon monoxide poisoning,” says Steven Jelich, Director, Southwest Region Operations, Enbridge Gas.

“The objective of Project Zero is to deliver combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to Ontario communities who need them the most,” says Jon Pegg, Ontario Fire Marshal. “It’s a program that fire departments can adopt to help educate their communities about the requirement for all Ontario homes to have a CO alarm if they have a fuel-burning appliance or an attached garage.”

“The Dutton Dunwich Fire Department urges all residents to regularly test the function of their CO and smoke alarms. A few minutes spent checking your alarms every month could save your life in an emergency,” says Fire Chief Dan Lundy.

About the Dutton Dunwich Fire Department

The Dutton Dunwich Fire Department serves a community of approximately 4,000 residents in an area of 296 square kilometers. The department has 25 volunteer firefighters who operate two pumpers, one rescue vehicle, and one tanker.

About Enbridge Gas

Enbridge Gas Inc., formed on January 1, 2019 from the amalgamation of Union Gas Limited and Enbridge Gas Distribution, is Canada's largest natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with a more than 170-year history of providing safe and reliable service to customers. The distribution business serves about 3.8 million customers, heating over 75 per cent of Ontario homes. The storage and transmission business offers a variety of storage and transportation services to customers at the Dawn Hub, the largest integrated underground storage facility in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Enbridge Gas Inc. is owned by Enbridge Inc., a Canadian-based leader in energy transportation and distribution.

For more information, visit www.enbridgegas.com or follow us on Twitter @EnbridgeGas.

For more information, please contact:

Kathy Ash, Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council Tel: 1-866-379-6668 ext. 105

Email: kathy.ash@firesafetycouncil.com

Dan Lundy, Dutton Dunwich Fire Department Tel: 519-319-1688 or 519-762-2204

Email: dlundy@duttondunwich.on.ca

Enbridge Gas Media Tel: 1-855-884-5112

Email: enbridgegasmedia@enbridge.com


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