Municipality of Lambton Shores
COVID-19 Update, October 7, 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,

We are seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases throughout the province, but at this point, our COVID-19 cases throughout Lambton County remain low. This is a testament to the efforts of this community. Thank you for remaining vigilant, and for continuing to protect one another.

As we enter into this Thanksgiving weekend many of us will want to gather with family and friends as we have done for many generations before now. Whether you are planning an in-person dinner, outdoor event or have found another creative way to celebrate, I ask that you please continue to follow the guidance provided by the Province and Public Health:

If you are planning an in-person event, be mindful of the new gathering limits that have been established by the Provincial government.

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

Stay healthy, safe and positive.

Mayor Bill
COVID Update
COVID-19 is still a risk to us all and must remain top of mind.
On Friday, October 2nd, the Ontario Government announced new changes to stop and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Province Increases Restriction
Face Coverings and Masks
Face covering are required in all public indoor settings across the province, with limited exemptions. Face coverings will not protect you from getting COVID-19. Your best protection is to maintain physical distancing and wash your hands.
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!
Fire Prevention Week - October 5 -10
This year’s FPW campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” works to educate everyone about the simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves, and those around them, safe in the kitchen.

This week in Lambton Shores your take-out food containers may look a little different. During Fire Prevention Week, Lambton Shores Fire and Emergency Services will be “serving up fire safety in the kitchen” by placing important safety information on take-out food containers.

Lambton Shores Emergency and Protective Services will also wrap up their Home Fire Safety campaign this week. The campaign invites members of our community to complete a home safety checklist. Once completed, they can send the checklist back to Lambton Shores Fire Services to receive a coupon book for local restaurants and businesses. Click the link below to get your checklist to complete. Home Fire Safety Checklist

For more information on Fire Prevention Week.
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.
Lambton Shores’ Facilities
The Shores and Legacy Recreation Centres are now open for the public to use. We recommend visiting our website to review the guidelines we have put in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19: 

Please note that not all areas of these facilities are open to the public and that there will be no public skating programs, including Learn to Skate, Adult Lunch Time Skate, Learn to Play and Friends & Family Skate, this year. All other municipal community centres will remain closed until further notice.

Rental requests can be submitted by completing the online form or by calling Parks and Facilities at 519-243-1400, option 3.
Seasonal Updates
With the fall weather now officially here, some of the Municipality’s seasonal operations are closing for the season:
  •  Splash pads are now closed
As of October 13, the following seasonal facilities are closed:
  • Marinas and boat launches (Grand Bend and Port Franks)
  • Grand Bend Beach washrooms
  • Eilber Street washrooms (Grand Bend)
  • Portable Washrooms will be removed from parks
The Tennis Courts in Port Franks and at Esli Dodge Conservation Area (Forest) will remain open as long as weather permits. Keys are required for the Port Franks Tennis Courts and can be purchased for $10. To arrange for a key, please call 519-243-1400 ext. 2. 
Transit Service Getting Closer
Huron Shores Area Public Transit is nearly here, with service anticipated to commence before the end of the year. The service will include daily trips throughout Lambton Shores including return trips to and from London and Sarnia. With the support of local petition signatures throughout the service area, the public vehicle licensing application is now on its way to the Ministry of Transportation for approval. This means that a new transportation alternative is now closer than ever to supporting the growth of local communities and increasing transportation options for residents in this region.
Some things you can look forward to in the coming months:
  • More detailed information regarding public transit routes, bus stops, and service times
  • Information on pricing, payment options, and ticket sale locations
  • A new website, social media, and mobile app
  • An introduction to the new buses, which you may see out and about testing routes
  • Public Transit education and etiquette
  • Accessibility information
  • Safety announcements as they pertain to Covid-19 and public transit

Watch this space for further updates and announcements regarding the service start date!

For more information, please contact Marina Cajic (Transit Coordinator).
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...
Lambton Shores Council met on September 29. You can find a list of meeting highlights below.
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