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Municipality of Lambton Shores
Monthly Municipal Update: December 2021
At a Glance:
  1. Message from the Mayor
  2. COVID-19: Municipal Update
  3. Vaccine Rollout in Lambton County
  4. Public Skating
  5. Huron Shores Area Transit: New Fares
  6. 12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety
  7. Overnight Parking Reminders
  8. Office Closures
  9. Christmas Tree Drop Off
  10. Discover Sarnia-Lambton Gift Card Program
  11. Compost Site: Closed for the Season
  12. Council Highlights
  13. Supporting Local Business
  14. Things to do this month in Lambton Shores
Message from the Mayor

Hello everyone,

It's hard to believe we're already sending the last monthly e-newsletter of 2021. With winter weather arriving and Christmas lights going up across our communities, the holiday spirit is certainly alive and well across Lambton Shores.

As we embark on our holiday shopping, I invite everyone to join me in an effort to support our community by purchasing locally this holiday season. In the season of giving, there are also many local organizations in need of donations such as toys, food, and clothing. If you are in a position to donate, please consider supporting some of our incredible local not-for-profits and charities.

With the new year right around the corner, Lambton Public Health is gearing up for a strong finish to 2021. First and second doses are still available at clinics across Lambton County and vaccinations for children aged 5 to 11 are now available. To learn more about the vaccine and community clinics, please visit the LPH website.

Finally, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I hope you are able to safely celebrate the holiday season with your loved ones, and I wish you all a healthy and happy New Year.

Stay warm,

Mayor Bill
COVID-19: Municipal Update

In accordance with the proof of vaccination mandate by Lambton Public Health, individuals 12+ using sports and recreation facilities in the County of Lambton must show identification and proof of vaccination before entering. More information can be found on our website.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19, public health guidelines, and vaccinations in Lambton County, please visit Lambton Public Health Page
COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

As of Wednesday, December 1, a total of 198,225 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Lambton County, with 82% of those ages 12+ now considered fully vaccinated.

Registration for vaccinations to children aged 5 to 11 years old is also now available. A variety of family-friendly community clinics, school-based clinics, primary care providers, and pharmacies are offering the vaccine to eligible children in Lambton County. An extensive FAQ and resource section is also available on the youth vaccination webpage.

For more information or to book a vaccine, please visit
Public Skating

We're excited to announce that public skating is being offered again in Thedford and Forest throughout the week and weekends:

The Shores Recreation Centre (Forest)
  • Learn to Skate: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am - 12pm
  • Adult Skate: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm - 2pm
  • Public Skate: Sundays from 12pm to 1:30pm

Legacy Recreation Centre (Thedford)
  • Learn to Skate: Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Adult Skate: Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Public Skate: Saturdays from 12pm to 1:30pm

Please remember to always check our Public Skating Calendar before visiting. If a program is changed or cancelled, the calendar will be updated.

All COVID-19 safety protocols are in place, including*:
  • Ages 12+ must show valid proof of vaccination and ID prior to entering the facility
  • Masks must be worn at all times, except when on the ice surface
  • Participants must sign in using the QR code or binder at the front entrance

*Staff continue to monitor COVID-19 protocols and mandates. These protocols are subject to change depending on guidance from the Province and Lambton Public Health
Huron Shores Area Transit: New Fares

Huron Shores Area Transit (HSAT) has announced a change to their fares, which was effective as of November 15, 2021.

HSAT now operates using a system-wide fare of $5.00. This change allows riders to board and exit anywhere on a route within the serviced locations for a flat fee of $5.00. Children of age 12 and under continue to ride for free. More information can be found on the HSAT website.
12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety

Lambton Shores Fire and Emergency Services reminds everyone to prioritize fire safety during the holiday season.

To help share important safety tips, Lambton Shores Fire and Emergency Services invite you to participate in the 12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety campaign. More information on the Lambton Shores website.
Overnight Parking Reminder

Please remember that overnight parking (2am to 6am) on Municipal roads is not permitted in Lambton Shores. This is especially important during and after heavy snowfall.

More information about our parking by-law can be found on our website.
Office Closure

Municipal offices will be closed for the holidays, beginning December 24, 2021. Staff will be available to respond to your phone calls and emails once offices reopen on Monday, January 3, 2022.

While Municipal offices are closed, our after-hours emergency phone number is still available using the following extensions:

  • For water and sewer emergencies: (519) 243-1400 and select option 6
  • For any other general service emergency: (519) 243-1400 and select option 7
Christmas Tree Drop Off

Christmas tree drop off will be available for Lambton Shores residents. The last day to drop off trees at a drop off location will be January 7, 2022. Drop off locations are:

  • 9575 Port Franks Road, Thedford
  • 7849 Rawlings Road, Forest

Please remove all decorations, tree stands, bags, and/or nets before dropping off. Artificial trees are not accepted.
Tourism-Sarnia Lambton Extends Gift Card Program for 2022

Tourism Sarnia-Lambton is extending the Discover Sarnia-Lambton Gift Card Program for 2022. The gift cards are available in $10, $25 and $50 and can be redeemed at over 300+ local businesses in Lambton County.

100% of a Discover Sarnia-Lambton Gift Card purchase directly supports our local businesses in the restaurant, retail, attraction and accommodation tourism sectors throughout Lambton County.

You can learn more about the program on the Discover Sarnia-Lambton website.
Compost Site: Closed

Please note that the Lambton Shores Compost Site is now closed for the season. The site will reopen for the 2022 season in mid-April.
Council Highlights

The Council Highlights from November's regular council meetings are now available.

The last regular council meeting of the year is scheduled for December 21, 2021. All regular council meetings are livestreamed for the public.

A link to view the livestream will be added to our website shortly before the meeting begins.
Supporting Local Businesses

With the holiday season in full swing, please continue to shop and support local as much as possible!

For local business listings, please check out the links below:
Things To Do

Want to get into the festive spirit? There are plenty of holiday events happening throughout Lambton Shores this month! Check out the links below to view the Lambton Shores Community Events Calendar and other local event calendars:

Staying in Touch

To get in touch with someone at the Municipality, please visit our Staff Directory.
The Municipality of Lambton Shores
7883 Amtelecom Parkway,
Forest, ON, N0N 1J0
519-243-1400 | 866-943-1400
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