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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

hbouw@duttondunwich.on.ca

199 Currie Road

Dutton ON, N0L 1J0

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

Heather Bouw

Clerk

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

News Release - Avoiding Exposure to Carbon Monoxide in Your Home

News Release

Avoiding Exposure to Carbon Monoxide in Your Home

October 30, 2020

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week focusing on ways to keep safe

TORONTO — To mark Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2020, Ontario's Office of the Fire Marshal is encouraging everyone to test their carbon monoxide alarms and ensure all fuel-burning appliances, chimneys and outside vents in their home are inspected annually to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. 

"Carbon Monoxide Week serves as an excellent reminder to test and check the carbon monoxide alarms in our homes to ensure they are working properly," said Solicitor General Sylvia Jones. "With the onset of cooler weather and people spending more time indoors, it's imperative that we take preventative steps to avoid the danger related to carbon monoxide to protect our loved ones."

Here is how you can protect yourself from the dangers of carbon monoxide:

  • Look for signs of exposure which could include flu-like symptoms - headaches, nausea, dizziness, confusion, drowsiness, loss of consciousness and in extreme cases, death.
  • If your carbon monoxide alarm sounds, get everyone out of the home and into fresh air, and call 9-1-1.
  • Read the manufacturer's instructions for your carbon monoxide alarms to know the difference between the sound of an alarm and the sound of a low battery or end of life warning. Test your alarms monthly and make sure everyone in your home knows the difference between the sound of each alarm.
  • Never run small engines or operate barbecues indoors as they can produce a lethal amount of carbon monoxide.
  • When using a generator, ensure it is placed outdoors in a well-ventilated area.

In Ontario, the law requires that carbon monoxide alarms be installed outside all sleeping areas of homes with a fuel-burning appliance like a gas furnace, a fireplace or an attached garage. Installing carbon monoxide alarms on every level of a home provides added protection.

"It's essential to have all fuel-burning appliances inspected by a registered contractor to check for leaks and ensure there is no build-up of carbon monoxide happening," said Ontario Fire Marshal Jon Pegg. "Carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer because it is an invisible, tasteless and odourless gas that can be deadly, and only carbon monoxide alarms can detect the presence of this lethal gas. Install alarms in your home and test them monthly."

QUICK FACTS

  • Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2020 runs from November 1 to 7.
  • In Ontario, more than 65 per cent of injuries and deaths from carbon monoxide occur in the home.
  • Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colourless, tasteless gas that is slightly lighter than air.
  • Open fires, boilers and cookers all produce carbon monoxide.
  • If you live in a condo or apartment building with a service room, carbon monoxide alarms must be installed in the service room and in each suite or sleeping room adjacent to the service room.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

CONTACTS

Stephen Warner
Solicitor General’s Office
Stephen.Warner@ontario.ca

Aman Kainth
Office of the Fire Marshal
647-972-2049
Aman.Kainth@ontario.ca

Ministry of the Solicitor General
http://www.ontario.ca/mcscs

Elgin County Wants to Hear About Your Internet Connection

The Elgin County Connectivity Committee has launched a survey asking residents and businesses about their internet connectivity experiences.

The survey is designed to identify connectivity gaps in Elgin County by asking a series of questions about current internet service, connectivity speeds, and challenges associated with accessing fast reliable internet. This information will be used to help the Committee to identify high-speed internet solutions for Elgin County.

Residents and businesses in Elgin County can fill out the Survey online at www.elgincounty.ca/connectivitycommittee or pick up a copy at the Library which is now open on Mondays 10am to 6pm, Thursdays, 12 noon to 6pm and Fridays,10am to 5pm and the  Municipal Office on Tuesdays.

Completed hard copies of the survey should be dropped off at the Library. 

For more information:  Connectivity Committee

 

Public Notice - Modified Holiday Parade in Elgin-Middlesex-London

October 2, 2020

RE: Modified Holiday Parade in Elgin-Middlesex-London

Dear Business Owners, Service Clubs, Organizations and Municipalities,

Every year our community enjoys coming together to celebrate the season with family, friends and neighbours through local holiday parades. It’s hard to imagine not gathering to spread cheer in some way at the end of 2020. That’s why, under the guidance of the Southwestern Public Health Unit and the support of the City of St. Thomas, we will be hosting a modified holiday parade in Pinafore Park to celebrate the holidays in a different fashion.

Today, we are reaching out to you as business owners, local municipal leaders, and volunteers to request your assistance in getting the word out to interested participants in your community, and invite you to be part of this exciting event by hosting a display. Our planning committee, chaired by Jill Ferguson, Delany Leitch, and Andrew Buttigieg, will be meeting in the coming weeks to confirm implementation details. We are currently aiming to have the drive-thru parade occur on the first weekend in December in St. Thomas’s Pinafore Park.

We have attached our “EML Reverse Holiday Parade” graphics for you to share with your networks and ask that any interested participants or volunteers please contact emlparade@gmail.com for more information and to be added to our communications list.

We know that the pandemic has created social isolation, financial hardship and stress for many families in Elgin-Middlesex-London. This event will no doubt bring much needed holiday cheer to our community this season.

Sincerely,
Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament and Jeff Yurek, Member of Provincial Parliament
Elgin-Middlesex-London Elgin-Middlesex-London

OPP CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS

A new media release has been made by the OPP for Corporate Communications, Central Region Headquarters, East Region Headquarters, Highway Safety Division Headquarters, North East Region Headquarters, North West Region Headquarters, West Region Headquarters. The release content is below. If you wish to unsubscribe from these alerts, log into the OPP News Release Portal and select "Manage Account".

FROM: Security Bureau                                                    DATE: October 2, 2020

(ORILLIA, ON) - As the economy continues to recover from the pandemic, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is committed to improving customer service for citizens seeking police record checks.

Due to COVID-19, and the gradual movement through the stages of reopening of Ontario, the OPP is currently experiencing an extremely high volume of police record check requests. In order to effectively meet the demand and process the volume of checks as expeditiously as possible, the OPP is temporarily transferring the criminal record check process back to detachments while an enhanced online central intake and payment model is finalized.  

To facilitate this transition, at 4:00 p.m. ET on October 2, 2020, the current online account will no longer be accepting applications. Effective October 5, 2020, members of the public who require a criminal record check, and who have not already submitted a request online, are asked to contact their local OPP detachment to set up an appointment. Please refer to OPP detachments on opp.ca to find your nearest detachment.

Please note that cash is the only accepted currency and the exact amount for each record check is required.

The cost for a criminal record check for employment purposes is $41.00. The OPP does not charge for checks for volunteer purposes. The fee for a duplicate copy is $11.00. If fingerprints are required there is an additional fee of $90.00.

Applicants who have already submitted a criminal record check online will be contacted by their local OPP detachment and provided further information. Applications will continue to be processed in the order they are received and applicants are asked not to resubmit a new application. Duplicate applications will only continue to add to the volume and processing times.

The OPP recognizes long wait times impact the public within the OPP's jurisdiction and wish to highlight two additional possible options for attaining record checks:

1. Alternative Service Providers:

Did you know that a third party vendor can complete a Criminal Record Check (CRC) or a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check for anyone in Canada for a fee?

These third party vendors may be able to offer a reduced timeline. Please speak to your employer/agency to ascertain if this option would be acceptable, noting there is a cost for this service. The OPP does not charge for checks for volunteer purposes, but should your volunteer check be urgent, the third party vendor check may be a time sensitive option.

The OPP does not endorse or promote the third party check, and a private check may not meet the organization's requirements. A list of third party vendors can be obtained with a web-based search in your area by querying "criminal record checks" through a search engine.

It is important to note that if you require a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) and you reside within the OPP's jurisdiction, RCMP policy dictates that the OPP must complete the check.

2. Temporary Measure for OPP Vulnerable Sector Check:

Did you know that some organizations may have the ability to request a self-declaration of criminal convictions?

Check with the employer/agency requesting the VSC to determine if this temporary measure would be acceptable, until the police record check can be completed in its entirety. This may be especially applicable in urgent circumstances. The OPP cannot provide self-declaration forms, please ask the employer/agency for assistance.

The OPP understands the change in process may cause inconvenience, however it is confident that new measures taken to improve processing times will lead to shorter wait times for the public.

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Media Contact:     A/S/Sgt. Kerry Schmidt

                              Provincial Media Relations Coordinator

Phone:                  (416) 460-4701

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - WINTER ROADS PATROLLER

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - WINTER ROADS PATROLLER

The Corporation of the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich is currently accepting applications for the position of Winter Roads Patroller. Reporting to the Manager of Roads and Facilities, the primary duties will be to patrol the roads during the winter season, keep records and provide back-up for winter drivers as needed. These positions will be required for a minimum of 4 months for the period of mid-November to mid-March.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Minimum Grade 12 Diploma
  • Knowledge, ability and physical condition to perform duties required.
  • Knowledge of the “Winter Minimum Maintenance Standards.”
  • Excellent work and attendance record.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, as required
  • Proven communication and customer service skills
  • Knowledge and training under the Occupational Health & Safety Act
  • Proof of valid Driver’s license and a satisfactory Driver’s Abstract
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check.

The following would be considered an asset:

  • Road Patrol Computer Software.
  • First-aid/CPR Certification. 

Please submit your cover letter and resume 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:  Friday, October 23, 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. Accommodation may 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.

 

 

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.
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
Currently hours of work are casual, increasing over time as booking of recreational facilities return to pre-COVID rentals. Hours of work are varied and include evenings, weekends, and holidays as required.
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
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS: Friday October 16, 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.

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