Municipality of Lambton Shores
COVID-19 Update, January 29, 2021
Please continue to watch for updates on our website, Facebook and Twitter accounts to keep you informed of what is happening in Lambton Shores during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The best place to access reliable, up-to-date health information on COVID-19 in Lambton County is the Lambton Public Health Page.
Message from the Mayor

Hello everyone,

Earlier this week, municipal officials attended the virtual Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) conference. The conference connected over 1,100 participants virtually. I would like to extend a thank you to Minister Mulroney and representatives from the Ministry of Transportation for taking the time to meet with representatives from Lambton Shores to discuss important local issues.
 
The provincial government has extended the stay-at-home order to at least February 9. Please stay home and leave only for essential reasons.
 
Isolation can, and has taken its toll on many of our friends, families and neighbours. Please, check in with one another. Mental health supports are available, please do not be afraid to ask for help. If you or a loved one needs help, please contact the resources below:
 
 
You are not alone.
 
For COVID-19 updates, including local updates on the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the Lambton Public Health website. We all have a personal responsibility to help protect those most vulnerable in our community. 
 
With so much out of our control, we can control our own actions. Choose to be kind.

Stay healthy, safe and positive. 

Mayor Bill
Please, Park in your Driveway 
Please do not leave your vehicle on the road overnight. During this snow season, our operators have had to deal with a significant number of vehicles parked on the roadway while clearing snow. The municipality is committed to keeping roadways properly cleared and vehicles parked on the roadway prevents us from getting it done. In some instances, our equipment has been unable to get by an illegally parked vehicle. We need you to help us clear your roads of snow. We will be doing nighttime patrols and issuing tickets.
COVID-19: Municipal Service Update
With the Province extending the stay-at-home order until February 9, 2021, municipal facilities including all offices will remain closed to the public.

  • Municipal staff are working during this time, and may be reached by phone and email.
  • Services such as building permits and licencing continue to be offered by appointment.
  • Arenas and community centres are closed at this time, however parks and trails are open but please follow guidelines from Lambton Public Health.

Municipal services such as road maintenance, water and wastewater operations, waste collection and fire/emergency response are unaffected.

For up-to-date local COVID-19 information, including links to health care resources and support programs for individuals, businesses and farms, please visit our municipal website.
Support for Business during COVID-19
The province has recently opened applications for the Ontario Small Business Support Grant. The grant is intended to help small businesses in Ontario that are required to close or significantly restrict services under Ontario’s provincewide shutdown.
The Government of Canada is also providing various supports to assist businesses facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Supporting Local Businesses
Many local businesses are still offering curbside pickup. Please continue to shop local! Check out the following links for up-to-date busi
  

Shoreline ToGo has been keeping listings up to date throughout the pandemic. You might find your new favourite restaurant right here at home!
Shelf Ice
Winter has arrived and the cold temperatures are setting in. As a result of the chilly temperatures, we are beginning to see the formation of shelf ice.  Shelf ice is the result of winds and waves pushing ice floats to shore creating hills and mounds of ice. The shelf ice is not like the ice on a pond; there is moving water underneath that creates holes and weak spots from below. The ice may appear to be stable and frozen enough to walk on but it is not. There are many pockets that can shift and move or aren’t frozen at all. Play it safe and enjoy the natural formation from solid ground.
The Municipality of Lambton Shores Emergency Management Team would like to remind you that winter storms are more hazardous to Canadians than tornadoes, thunderstorms, lightning, floods and hurricanes combined. The following hazard information is shared with you educationally as we enter the heart of winter; Heavy snowfall and ice can make the roads treacherous and interrupt the power supply.

You can check local weather and forecasts online.

Interactive maps, road conditions and driving information is available through Traveller Information Services.

Some important safety tips if there is a power outage.

Other Important Safety Tips:
  • Avoid unnecessary travel
  • Wear layers of lightweight clothing, mittens and a hat (preferably one that covers your ears)
  • Wear waterproof, insulated boots to keep your feet warm and dry and to keep from slipping on ice and snow
  • Regularly check for frostbite — numbness or white areas on your face and body (ears, nose, cheeks, hands and feet in particular)
  • Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow by taking frequent breaks
  • Bring pets inside and move livestock to sheltered areas with non-frozen drinking water.
The Municipality of Lambton Shores is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill the vacant position of Communications & Economic Development Coordinator, within the Clerks Department.

Huron Shores Area Transit
Huron Shores Area Transit is here! Ride our accessible, inter-community buses along four routes, servicing Lambton Shores, Kettle and Stony Point, Bluewater, North Middlesex, and South Huron. Daily service to London and Sarnia is available, including local stops along the way. For more information about schedules, stops, fares, and much more, visit Huron Shores Area Transit
Update Your Mailing Address Online with MPAC
As a property owner, you will receive notices from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) about your property's assessed value. If you own a property in Lambton Shores but want to receive all your notices at a different mailing address, you can easily update your information with MPAC. Visit mpac.ca to change your mailing address online. 
Things To Do
Although physical distancing and gathering restrictions remain in place, there are still ways to participate in community activities! Visit the links below or visit the Lambton Shores events calendar as additional virtual (and non-virtual) activities are added.
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.
The Municipality of Lambton Shores
7883 Amtelecom Parkway,
Forest, ON, N0N 1J0
519-243-1400 | 866-943-1400