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Notice of Nomination for Office - Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (s. 32)

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 & Municipality of West Elgin


Nominations for the positions listed below must be made on the prescribed form available at the Municipal Clerk’s Office.  Nomination forms must be filed either in person or by your agent, with the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich and/or the Municipality of West Elgin Clerk/Returning Officer during normal office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., between the first business day of May in 2022 to Thursday, August 18, 2022, and between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022 (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

Municipality of Dutton Dunwich

  • 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

Municipality of West Elgin

  • 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– one (1) to be elected by Ward 2 electors
  • Councillor, Ward 3– one (1) to be elected by Ward 3 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 24, 2022. 

For further information contact:

Dutton Dunwich Clerk, 519-762-2204 ext 28     
Email: hbouw@duttondunwich.on.ca                       

West Elgin Clerk, 519-785-0560 ext 222
Email: clerk@westelgin.net

Dated this 20th day of April, 2022.

NEW Crosswalk Construction

UPDATE - April 25, 2022 

Due to inclement weather, the timeline for the installation of the NEW crosswalk has been extended.

We will keep the community updated as work continues.

Thank you for your patience.


PUBLIC NOTICE - April 15, 2022

Installation of a NEW Crosswalk on Currie Rd and Mary Street will begin on Monday, April 18th.

Work is expected to take approximately (7) days. Some partial lane restrictions may be in place during this time. Please be mindful of construction workers.

For more information or questions, please contact 519-762-2204.

Employment Opportunity - Part Time Landfill Operator

(Approximately 10 Hours Per Week)

The Corporation of the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich is seeking applications for a Part Time Landfill Operator– Public Works.  This position reports to the Manager of Roads and Facilities and in  his absence the Working Foreman.  Under the general direction of the Manager of Roads and Facilities, the Landfill Operator ensures the successful operation of the Municipal Landfill in accordance with the Municipality’s Operational Plan and  Ministry guidelines.  

The preferred applicant must have:

  • Grade 12 education.
  • Familiarity with completing all necessary paperwork following Municipal and Provincial guidelines and compliance;  or willingness to learn.
  • Experience operating a bulldozer.
  • Knowledge, ability and physical condition to perform duties required.
  • Excellent work and attendance record.
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License and clean driving abstract.
  • Successfully attains a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector.

The following would be considered an asset:

  • Experience in a Landfill or Public Works environment.
  • Practical experience and/or knowledge of Landfill Operations.
  • First-aid/CPR-C Certification. 
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act.

2022 Salary Range is $21.15 - $24.74 

Please submit your detailed resume outlining your qualifications and experience to:

Katie Morreau, Human Resources - Municipality of Dutton Dunwich, 199 Currie Road, Dutton ON N0L 1J0 or email:  kmorreau@duttondunwich.on.ca

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS: Wednesday April 27, 2022 before 4:30pm.

Personal information for this position is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, S.O. 2001, as amended. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Municipality is committed to creating an inclusive environment that accommodates all individuals, including those with disabilities. We support the goals of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Acts (AODA) and have established policies, procedures and practices which adhere to the accessibility standards set out in the AODA. Should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment process please do not hesitate to contact the Human Resources Department. 

Minister's Order - Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 11th, 2022

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed cases of highly pathogenic influenza (H5N1) in Ontario.

Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Lisa M. Thompson has issued a Minister's Order under the Animal Health Act, 2009 for the purpose of limiting the commingling of birds from different locations in Ontario, in order to reduce the likelihood of disease transmission in domestic birds by limiting direct contact.

Effective April 9, 2022, this Order temporarily prohibits events where birds commingle, such as bird shows, bird sales and swaps, portions of fairs where birds are exhibited, sport and educational displays where birds are brought from multiple locations, vaccination gatherings for birds from multiple locations, and prohibits movement of birds to those events. Temporarily reducing direct contact between birds from different locations will limit the spread of avian influenza and protect flock health. This Order will expire on May 9, 2022, but may be extended if required.  

Avian influenza is not a threat to food safety but impacts domesticated and wild birds. Ontario poultry and eggs are safe to eat when, as always, proper handling and cooking takes place. People working with poultry should take additional precautions and are strongly encouraged to follow all public health guidelines and maintain strict biosecurity.

For more information on the Minister’s Order, please visit NEWSROOM and OMAFRA’s Avian Influenza webpage.


Easter Holiday Office Hours

FOR INFORMATION - April 11, 2022

Please note that the Municipal Office, Public Works and Service Ontario will be closed on Friday, April 15, 2022 and Monday, April 18, 2022. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, April 19th.  For emergencies, please call 519-762-2748.


The Dutton Landfill is OPEN Saturday, April 16th from 8am - 5pm.


Wishing everyone a very Happy Easter weekend!

Elgin County, St. Thomas, and Local Municipalities Rescind Municipal Emergency Declarations


Central Elgin, ON – On April 8, 2022 at 10:00 a.m., the County of Elgin, the City of St. Thomas, and Elgin County’s Local Municipal Partners (Municipality of Bayham, Township of Malahide, Town of Aylmer, Municipality of Central Elgin, Township of Southwold, Municipality of Dutton Dunwich, and Municipality of West Elgin) rescinded their municipal emergency declarations.

On March 17, 2020 the Province of Ontario declared an Emergency under the Emergency Measures and Civil Protection Act. This allowed the province to implement and enforce the necessary emergency orders to protect the health and safety of Ontarians during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In response to this declaration, the County of Elgin, the City of St. Thomas, and Elgin County’s seven (7) Local Municipal Partners also declared emergencies at the municipal level. These emergencies have been in place since March 2020. 

Over the course of March 2022, key public health and health system indicators across Ontario remained stable or improved. Ontario is cautiously and gradually easing public health and workplace safety measures. All public health measures are excepted to be lifted by April 27, 2022.

As restrictions are lifted provincially, the Elgin County Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) comprised of representatives from Elgin Country, the City of St. Thomas, and all seven (7) of Elgin’s Local Municipal Partners, decided to simultaneously end the emergency declarations in their respective jurisdictions. 

Over the past 24 months, Local Municipalities have worked closely together to provide a coordinated approach to protecting the health and well-being of residents. Collective priorities included: the health, safety, and well-being of the public and municipal employees; and maintaining essential services that residents rely on. These goals could not have been accomplished without the efforts of local residents. The County of Elgin, the City of St. Thomas, and Elgin’s Local Municipal Partners would like to sincerely thank residents for their patience, cooperation, and compassion during these difficult years. Our communities have come together to make significant adjustments and sacrifices to ensure the health and safety of neighbours, coworkers, friends, and the most vulnerable among us. We also recognize those who have lost their lives or been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. These difficult times will not soon be forgotten.

As restrictions lift and we regain a sense of normalcy, the County of Elgin, the City of St. Thomas and Elgin’s Local Municipal Partners will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation provincially and locally and will follow all guidance from the province and Southwestern Public Health. We wish all residents and employees a healthy and safe remainder of 2022.

For additional information, please contact:

Warden Mary French, County of Elgin/ Mayor, Town of Aylmer


Mayor Ed Ketchabaw, Municipality of Bayham


Mayor Dave Mennill, Township of Malahide


Mayor Sally Martyn, Municipality of Central Elgin


Mayor Grant Jones, Township of Southwold


Mayor Bob Purcell, Municipality of Dutton Dunwich


Mayor Duncan McPhail, Municipality of West Elgin


Mayor Joe Preston, City of St. Thomas


Wastewater Treatment Plant Study

FOR INFORMATION - April 6, 2022

The Municipality is completing a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study to determine the preferred strategy increase the wastewater treatment capacity in the Village of Dutton. 

As part of the study, a Public Information Centre (PIC) is being held on April 28, 2022 from 3 to 8 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Dutton Dunwich Municipal Office, 199 Currie Road, Dutton, Ontario.  The PIC will also be recorded and streamed live on this webpage.

For further information about the study and the PIC, download the Notice of Study Commencement and Public Information Centre

Dutton Medical Centre - April Office Office Hours


Please take note of the April Office Hours at the Dutton Medical Centre.  

Dr. Sharman

  • CLOSED - April 13 - 26, 2022
  • Regular Office Hours Resume April 27

Dr. Kamar

  • CLOSED - April 7 - 18, 2022
  • Regular Office Hours Resume April 19

Lab Services 

  • CLOSED - April 13 - 18, 2022
  • Regular Office Hours Resume April 19

For more information, see Dutton Medical Centre webpage or call 519-762-0943.


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