Municipality of Lambton Shores
COVID-19 Update, October 28, 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,

This weekend many little ghouls and goblins will be out in our community treat-or-treating. First and foremost, please be extra cautious when driving and watch for the treat-or-treaters on the roads. 

As with any event that we have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lambton Public Health has provided guidance to ensure a safe experience for anyone that chooses to participate in Halloween activities. The guidance can be found at Lambton Public Health Halloween Recommendations.

In addition to Halloween, daylight savings time ends on November 1 at 2:00 a.m. While you are changing your clocks, remember to change your batteries in smoke alarms and CO alarms. You should have a smoke alarm and CO alarm on every level of your home. Working smoke and CO alarms save lives!

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
Celebrate Halloween Safely
Halloween may look a little different this year, but it can still be a lot of fun. Follow public health advice and measures from public health experts, and make good decisions based on your own unique situation.
To have a safe and happy Halloween, you should:
  • Avoid gatherings with people outside of your household.
  • Stay home if you are feeling ill, even if you have mild symptoms, or if you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19.
  •  Turn off your porch light and don’t hand out treats if you are sick, even with mild symptoms, or self-isolating.
  •  Stay within your public health unit region.
Lambton Public Health Halloween Recommendations for any additional advice or restrictions that may be in place.

Additional details from the Government of Ontario including alternative ways to celebrate, recommended restrictions for areas with high rates of COVID-19 transmission, and posters to support homeowners.
Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week
Ontario's third annual Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week runs from November 1-7, 2020.

Carbon monoxide (CO) is often call the silent killer because it is a colourless, tasteless and odourless gas that can be deadly. It's produced when fuels such as propane, gasoline, natural gas, heating oil or wood do not burn completely in fuel-burning appliances and devices such as furnaces, fireplaces, hot water heaters, stoves, barbeques, portable heaters and generators or vehicles.

Did you know?
  • The symptoms of CO poisoning are similar to the flu without the fever.
  • CO alarms are now mandatory in all homes with fuel burning appliances across Ontario and should be installed on every storey of your home and outside all sleeping areas.
  • Your CO alarm sounds different than your smoke alarm. Test both alarms monthly and make sure everyone in your home knows the difference between the two alarm sounds.

Safety tips
  • Ensure all fuel-burning appliances and vents in your home are inspected annually. Find a registered contractor at COsafety.ca.
  • Install a CO alarm on every level of your home and outside all sleeping areas.
  • Test CO alarms every month by pressing the test button.

To learn more, click on the links below:
Time Change
Clocks will "fall back" one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 1. Lambton Shores Fire Services is reminding residents to test, and if required, install new batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when they change their clocks.
Advisory Committees
The Municipality of Lambton Shores is accepting applications from persons interested in serving on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee or the Accessibility Advisory Committee. The application deadline is 4:30pm on November 10, 2020.
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 clinics in Lambton Shores will take place at Kimball Hall located at 6276 Townsend Line in Forest on November 5 and 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

Fall Leaf Pickup Program
Lambton Shores operates a Leaf Pick Up Program in the spring and fall at no charge. We will pick up your bagged leaves at the curb during the allotted time frame stated above as time and quantity dictates. The fall program will run from October 19 until November 13, 2020. Any leaves left at the curb after November 13, 2020 will not be picked up.

Pick-up requirements:
  • All leaves must be in brown, paper bags. We do not accept plastic bags.
  • Only leaves will be picked up, no garbage, brush or other yard waste.
  • All bags must be placed at the curb for pick-up.

Please do not rake leaves onto the streets or in ditches. This poses a danger to pedestrians, bicycles and motorists and can cause drainage problems.
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