Message from the Mayor
This week the Premier announced that the Province has initiated Phase 1 of the “re-opening”. Ontario will reopen in three stages. Public health and safety will be the number one, while balancing the needs of people and businesses. The Premier has stated that there will be time between the launch of each stage to allow health officials to assess conditions before moving to the next.
Phase 1 of reopening enables our local shop owners to resume their businesses beyond online sales and curbside pickup. I am pleased how our retailers adapted their businesses to a new sales model. As you go out to spend some time shopping in store now that restrictions have eased, please be respectful of precautions that have been put in place for our continued battle against this virus.
Yesterday, all restrictions on construction were lifted. It’s wonderful to see development activity resuming throughout our communities already. There were no changes that affect the restaurant industry at this time so please continue to support these businesses with your take-away orders. A great resource to find out what is available for take-out and delivery from local restaurants in our area is through
As we return to summer weather, our area golf courses and marinas were given the green light to open. These recreational activities may not look exactly as they did a year ago as continued limitations are necessary to ensure the health and safety of patrons. The Grand Bend Marina will open on Saturday, May 23. Boat launches at both the Grand Bend and Port Franks Marinas are now open and will be supervised.
Your family pets can now get pampered and groomed while sadly, we us must wait for our turn for haircuts and maintenance. Our time will come if we continue to adhere to the advice of our medical professionals. Learn more at
Ontario’s plan for reopening
Stage 1 has some good news, however many of the provincial orders affecting our lives remain in place. Our public playgrounds and facilities remain closed, social gatherings are still restricted to no more than 5 individuals and 2 metre physical spacing continues.
We need to stay focused on the advice of our medical professionals to protect against COVID and to support one another. This light at the end of the tunnel will continue to grow if we stay on the path that has been laid out for us. As residents of Lambton Shores we know that we live in a special place that needs to be protected. Thank you to each of you for continuing to do your part to stop the spread of COVID in our community.
Stay healthy, safe and positive!