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Public Notices

Coronavirus - Provincial and Public Health Updates

To help educate Ontarians about the 2019 novel coronavirus, how they can protect themselves and what to do if they suspect they may be at risk, the province has launched a dedicated web page.  The Southwestern Public Health Unit also has the latest information on it's website

There will also be regular updates provided to the media and key stakeholders to ensure the public is fully informed which we will continue to post. 

Notice - Surplus Property for Sale

The Municipality has declared the following property surplus;  and is for sale:

  • 183/185 Currie Road, Dutton

Offers are being accepted up to Wednesday February 12, at Noon. 

For further information please contact:

Mike Brady
Sutton Group Preferred Realty Inc, Brokerage
176 Currie Road, Dutton ON  N0L 1J0

Telephone:  519-871-1952


PUBLIC NOTICE - Status of Composting Activities at the Dutton Dunwich Landfill Site.

The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) is permitting Dutton Dunwich to continue composting activities at the landfill site providing an application to amend the Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) is submitted.   Composting materials will be accepted at the landfill site during the application and approval process.  This process will take 1-2 years to complete.  We extend a sincere thank you to Ministry staff for their re-assessment and follow-up regarding this matter.  Composting materials include yard waste such as grass clippings, plant trimmings, leave and pumpkins.

The Municipality will continue 2020 curbside yard waste collection on May 25th and Nov 9th .  Please place all yard waste at the curb by 7:00 am as there is no set route for the collection of this material.

Backyard composter bins are now available to purchase at the Municipal office for $42 plus HST.


PUBLIC NOTICE - Request for Municipal Heritage Committee Members

Council of the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich is requesting letters of intention from interested residents for two new additional members to the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich Heritage Committee. The Committee will advise Council on municipal heritage matters.

If you wish to be considered as a member of the Municipal Heritage Committee please submit your letter of intention stating the following: 1) your heritage education or training; 2) your heritage employment or volunteer experience; 3) your passion and interest in municipal heritage conservation; and, 4) your commitment to municipal initiatives.

PLEASE SUBMIT your letter of intention, in writing to be appointed by Council to the Municipal Heritage Committee by no later than Friday, February 7th, 2020 at noon to the Municipal Office, 199 Currie Road, Dutton ON N0L 1J0 or by email to Tracey Pillon-Abbs, Planner at planning@duttondunwich.on.ca.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION relating to the municipal heritage committee is available at www.duttondunwich.on.ca, or Monday to Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. at the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich, 199 Currie Road, Dutton ON.

Dated at the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich, this 8th day of January 2020.


News Release Ontario Puts Teeth Into Animal Welfare System

Stronger penalties and more inspectors will keep animals safer

TORONTO —  Today, Ontario passed legislation that will better protect animals from abuse and neglect by implementing the first provincial government-based animal welfare enforcement system. Once in force, Ontario will have the strongest penalties in Canada for people who violate the new law. 

"I am proud to say we have followed through on our commitment to deliver a modern animal welfare system," said Solicitor General Sylvia Jones. "Ontario is now a leader in Canada when it comes to protecting animals, especially when it comes to penalties for offenders."

The new system comes into force on January 1, 2020 and will improve animal welfare across the province by:

  • Implementing a new enforcement model, including provincial inspectors to provide province-wide coverage, and inspectors with specialized expertise in livestock, zoos, aquariums and equines 
  • Updating prohibitions and obligations, such as barring the return of dog fighting equipment to a person convicted of an offence as well as increasing penalties for offences 
  • Enabling inspectors to enter motor vehicles to help pets in critical distress in extreme weather conditions
  • Establishing new oversight provisions of inspectors that offer increased transparency and accountability, as well as a one-window complaints mechanism for the public
  • Establishing a multi-disciplinary advisory table made up of a wide range of experts, including veterinarians, agriculture representatives, academics, animal advocates and others to provide ongoing advice to the ministry. 

"Ontario is setting the bar for other provinces when it comes to a modern animal welfare system," said Parliamentary Assistant Christine Hogarth. "Our government has said how committed we are to the well-being of animals and we have proven our commitment by passing this new legislation."

This new animal welfare system was developed based on input from municipalities, police, industry, technical experts, veterinarian organizations, advocacy organizations, and the public. The government will continue to work with partners to ensure the best protection and support for animals.


  • Concerns about animal distress or abuse can be reported to the Ontario Animal Protection Call Centre at 1-833-9-ANIMAL (264625).
  • Nearly 17,000 people responded to a public survey earlier this year asking how animal welfare in Ontario could be improved.
  • After more than 100 years enforcing the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) Act, the OSPCA stopped providing enforcement services as of June 28, 2019.
  • In June, the government passed the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) Amendment Act (Interim Period), 2019, a temporary measure to keep animals safe during the transition to the new animal welfare model.


Update December 17, 2019 - Notice of Service Disruption

To our Valued Water Customers

On Monday December 16th, while reconnecting the new watermain, some unforeseen complications took place and the planned shut off area had to be expanded. During the initial phase, our valued residents were notified of the planned shut off but as the emergency arose, the shut off area grew, and the Contractors were unable to notify the newly affected group of residents. This was a very unfortunate situation that could not be avoided. Our Contractors and Municipal Staff have been working diligently to fix the issue and have water restored to our customers.  The Municipality strive to provide great customer service to our residents and would like to take this time to apologize for the unforeseeable events that took place and for any inconvenience experienced by our residents.

Notice of Municipal Land for Sale

The Municipality declares its intent to sell the parcel of land described below in accordance with municipal policy as described in By-law #2019-61.

Roll: 3429-032-001-06000-0000
Municipal Address: 183/185 Currie Road
Description: Plan 63, Pt Lot 8, E/S Main, 11R2654 Parts 1, 2, 3

For more details please contact the Municipal Office at 519-762-2204


The Municipality of Dutton Dunwich is now able to process Passport Photos at the Municipal Office effective November 2019.
If you require any further information please contact us at:
Telephone: 519-762-6892, or Email: scundy@duttondunwich.on.ca

Press Release - Install and Test Carbon Monoxide Alarms

November 1, 2019

Ontario Marks Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2019

TORONTO — Ontario's Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management is encouraging families to install and test their carbon monoxide (CO) alarms as part of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2019.

"In Ontario, you must have a working CO alarm adjacent to each sleeping area of the home if you have a fuel-burning appliance, a fireplace or an attached garage. It's the law," said Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General. "Make sure your family is protected. CO alarms save lives, but only if they're in good working order."  

Protect yourself:

  • Monitor your health and the health of your family. Exposure to CO can cause flu-like symptoms such as headaches, nausea, dizziness, as well as confusion, drowsiness, loss of consciousness and death.
  • If your CO alarm sounds, and you or other occupants are suffering from symptoms of CO poisoning, get everyone out of the home immediately and call 9-1-1.
  • Read the manufacturers instructions for your CO alarms to know the difference between the sound of an alarm and the sound of a low battery or end of life warning.

"Every year, many Ontarians require medical attention due to carbon monoxide poisoning," said Jon Pegg, Ontario Fire Marshal and Chief, Emergency Management. "The only way to detect CO in your home is with a CO alarm. Test your alarms monthly to ensure they are working."

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week runs from November 1 to 7. Communities and fire services across the province will be hosting events to help raise awareness and keep people safe.


  • In Ontario, more than 65 per cent of injuries and deaths from CO occur in the home.
  • The CO alarm sounds different than a smoke alarm. Test both alarms monthly and make sure everyone in the home knows the difference between the two alarm sounds.
  • All fuel-burning appliances and vents in the home should be inspected annually by a registered contractor.
  • In a condo or apartment building with a service room, CO alarms must be installed in the service room and in each suite or sleeping room adjacent to the service room.


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