Municipality of Lambton Shores
COVID-19 Update, April 22, 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,

This is National Volunteer Week in Canada - a time to celebrate the many volunteers who work to make our country and our community a strong, vibrant and caring place to live. On behalf of Lambton Shores Council, I want to recognize everyone that volunteers in our community throughout the year. Thank you!

I would like to take a moment today to specifically thank and acknowledge those volunteers who are supporting our residents in need of assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many of you have stepped up to volunteer– for some of you it may be the very first time and others may be veterans of giving back to our community. Everyone is doing what they can and your small acts of kindness continue to inspire others. I am grateful to live in a community that can come together under any circumstance.

Please know that in celebration of Volunteer Week, Lambton Shores is now receiving applications for our 2020 Volunteer Appreciation Awards. If you know someone in our community that should be recognized for their volunteer work and contribution to our Lambton Shores lifestyle, why not submit their name for recognition?! You can find more information on the application process on our Volunteer page.

Finally, and again, I want to say thank you to everyone who is doing their part to flatten the COVID-19 curve. The results we are seeing are promising. Our actions are having a positive impact but we cannot let down our guard! Let us keep working together to follow the instructions from our experts and leaders in the healthcare field. Together we will get through this!

Stay safe, healthy and positive!

Mayor Bill 
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 met electronically on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Council Highlights are available now on our website.

Main Street South Reconstruction Phase 2
The Municipality is undertaking a construction project on Main Street South (Highway 21) between King Street and Royal Street. The project is set to start on April 27, 2020. For more information, visit our Capital Projects page.

Leaf Pick-Up
Leaf pick-up is scheduled to begin the week of April 27. This is a free program provided by our Community Services Department. To ensure your leaves are picked up, please note that:
  • All leaves must be bagged in brown, paper bags. Clear bags will not be accepted.
  • Only leaves will be picked up; no garbage or brush please.
  • All bags must be placed at the curb for pickup.

Compost Site
The Lambton Shores Compost site is now open. In order to practice physical distancing and ensure the safety of our staff and residents, only one vehicle at a time will be permitted to enter the site. For more information on acceptable items, visit our Compost page.
Hours of Operation:
Wednesdays & Saturdays
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Weather permitting

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.
Business Resources
Businesses are facing unprecedented challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. There has never been a greater need than now to hear from Sarnia-Lambton area businesses.

The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership is looking to receive input from as many businesses as possible to help them shape the response and advocacy efforts during and following the pandemic. You can share your input by completing their brief survey.
Contact House
Contact House Food Bank, Forest continues to provide essential items to those in need during COVID-19.
Hours of Operation: Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Interested in donating?
Kimball Hall is accepting donations on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Both monetary and essential items are being accepted.
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

Please note that the burning of yard waste is prohibited in the old village of Grand Bend.

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