Municipality of Lambton Shores
COVID-19 Update, April 15, 2020

Please continue to watch for frequent updates on our website, Facebook and Twitter accounts to keep you informed of what is happening in Lambton Shores during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Message from the Mayor

Hello everyone,

I want to begin this week’s note by saying thank you to everyone who stayed home this past weekend. It was a unique Easter experience, and while we may have missed Easter egg hunts and gathering around for a large family meal, your commitment to staying home and flattening the curve continues to be the right thing to do.

Yesterday, the Ontario government extended the Declaration of Emergency for an additional 28 days. Under the current legislation, this means that all outdoor recreational amenities and non-essential work places will remain closed until at least May 12, 2020. Our COVID-19 Information Hub will continue to be updated with new information as it becomes available. I encourage you to bookmark this page and visit it regularly for updates.

Health officials continue to remind us that physical distancing and limiting non-essential trips are crucial to stopping the spread of COVID-19. However, isolation and a stressful environment can impact our personal well-being. While abiding by these practices, let’s make sure we take time to care for our own mental and physical health. Let’s practice “self-care”. 

There are many opportunities and ways to take care of ourselves and ease the stress of the times. Perhaps:
  • Limit media consumption – there is only so much a person can learn about COVID-19 in a day;
  • Find a way to stay active at home;
  • Partake in a favourite hobby or pastime; or
  • Enjoy a good meal with household family members.

However, if self-care isn’t enough, and you’re feeling overwhelmed by the current circumstances, there are resources available for you. The Province of Ontario is improving access to mental health support at this time. You can find a list of available resources on the Ontario Government web page .

We are all in this together - stay safe, healthy and positive!

Updates for Lambton Shores Residents
Please visit our COVID-19 Information Hub for up-to-date information on municipal services. You will find links to information for community and business supports. You will also find reliable COVID-19 information sources.

Lambton Shores Council will meet by Electronic Participation on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The Council Agenda will be available by Thursday, April 16 at 4:30 p.m. on our Council Calendar page.

Community Services Updates
Compost Site
The Lambton Shores Compost site remains closed at this time. Updates on the opening will be posted to our Compost Page and social media pages as they become available.

Leaf Pick-Up
Staff are currently making arrangements to begin our curbside leaf pick-up program toward the end of April. Stay tuned for for more information.

Please remember - It's a toilet not a trash can! Treating your drains like a garbage will have negative consequences. Help prevent sewer blockages and overflows by only flushing toilet paper down your toilet. Our sewer systems are not designed for other items, even those claiming to be flushable.

Earth Day
While outdoor gatherings and activities are currently prohibited, it is still possible to celebrate Earth Day! For information and ideas on how you can organize environmental activities at home visit
Open Air Burn By-Law
Open air burning can be a fire hazard and a nuisance to your neighbours. If you choose to burn your yard waste over bagging it, you must abide by the open air burn by-law.

Only burn if you can guarantee:
  • the fire will not be a nuisance to your neighbours
  • you can supervise the fire for the duration of the burn
  • the wind speed is less than 15km/hr
  • the fire is under 1m in diameter
  • you are located where burning is permitted

Always review the open air burn by-law before starting your burn.
COVID-19 Enforcement
The Municipality of Lambton Shores and the OPP would like to remind you that the safety of all Ontarians is our top priority. We encourage all people and businesses to voluntarily comply with all Provincial Emergency Orders which are short-term restrictions. Education, awareness and compliance are preferred options. OPP or in some cases Municipal Law Enforcement officers will apply discretion on whether to launch any enforcement actions such as:

  • Offences relating to non-essential businesses that remain open in contravention of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. (EMCPA).
  • Offences relating to gatherings of more than five people in contravention of the EMCPA.
  • Offences relating to the illegal use of closed facilities, parks or beaches

Complaints for less serious incidents can be reported online at or by calling the OPP non-emergency line at 1-888-310-1122. 
Staying in Touch
While offices may be closed to the public, municipal staff are still available by telephone or email. To reach us, visit our Staff Directory.
Lambton Public Health
The best place to access reliable health information
For reliable up-to-date information on COVID-19 visit the Lambton Public Health Page.
The Municipality of Lambton Shores
7883 Amtelecom Parkway,
Forest, ON, N0N 1J0
519-243-1400 | 866-943-1400