Municipality of Lambton Shores
COVID-19 Update, November 12, 2020
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,

Over the past week we have seen daily record-breaking COVID-19 cases throughout the province. Our local cases in Lambton County remain low, however our area (Rural 2), has reported 2 recent cases. Detailed information on COVID-19 cases in Lambton County can be found on the Lambton Public Health.

The Province of Ontario has released a new COVID-19 Response Framework. At this time, there are no significant changes in Lambton as we remain in the Prevent Measures (Green Level).  

Please remain vigilant. We all have a personal responsibility in helping to control the COVID-19 pandemic. We must continue to follow the guidance of public health experts. Practice physical distancing, wear a mask when indoors, limit gathering sizes and practice proper hygiene. Proper hygiene includes mask hygiene. Lambton Public Health has some great tips for the care and use of masks.

With so much out of our control, we can control our own actions. Choose to be kind.

Stay healthy, safe and positive.

Mayor Bill
Council Composition and Ward Boundary Review
Early in their term, Council adopted their 2019-2022 Strategic Priorities. One of their planned action items was a review of the current ward structure and size of Council.

To accomplish this goal, Council has engaged the services of Andrew Sancton Consulting to complete the review. By undertaking this review, Council has recognized the vital role they play in the electoral process in the establishment of the size and composition of municipal council, determining the method of selecting members of municipal council (i.e. at large elections versus the ward system) and by establishing the wards from which municipal councillors are elected.

The consultant team of Drs. Andrew Sancton and Tim Cobban have completed their preliminary analysis and presented their interim report to Council.

They are now in the consultation phase of the project and are looking for your input.
In addition to the online survey, the consultants have provided 2 separate opportunities to meet with their team (registration required). Please visit our Council Composition and Ward Boundary Review webpage for registration details.
A reminder that parking vehicles on municipal roads is prohibited between 2am and 6am. Tickets will be issued to offenders. To ensure safe snow removal operations, please remove your basketball and hockey nets from edge of the road and out of the way of snow plows.
Lambton Shores Council met on October 20. You can find a list of meeting highlights below.
It is that time of year again …Council and staff are beginning the budget process and are currently considering the financial impacts for 2021. DO YOU WANT A SAY...
Health & Wellness
Flu Shots
To keep Lambton strong, Lambton Public Health is asking residents to get their free influenza (flu) vaccine. Flu vaccines are available from various locations across the County, including your local pharmacy, health care provider and community clinics.

The community clinic in Lambton Shores will take place at Kimball Hall located at 6276 Townsend Line in Forest on November 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You will need to call Lambton Public Health at 519-383-8331 or toll free 1-800-667-1839 or use the online service to book an appointment. 

The following pharmacies in Lambton Shores will also offer flu shot clinics. You are advised to contact the pharmacy directly for more details.
  • Forest
  • Forest Pharmasave – 519-786-5161
  • Grand Bend
  • Shoppers Drug Mart – 519-238-8540
  • Grand Bend Pharmasave – 519-238-6506

Compost Site
With the Fall Leaf Pick-Up Program finishing up tomorrow (November 13), Lambton Shores residents are reminded that they will be able to continue to take their leaves to the Compost Site until the end of November (weather permitting). The Compost is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. We will post information about the Spring Leaf Pick Up Program to our website once details have been finalized.  
Supporting Local Businesses
More than ever, local businesses need your support. While preparing for holiday shopping, please consider exploring local options first. Consider gift certificates for local restaurants and services, or find a unique and affordable gift that you won't find anywhere else. Check out the following links for up-to-date business listings:
  

Many restaurants are still open! If dine-in isn't your thing, consider take-out.
Shoreline ToGo has been keeping listings up to date throughout the pandemic. You might find your new favourite restaurant right here at home!
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