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Municipality of Lambton Shores
Monthly Municipal Update: November 2021
At a Glance:
  1. Message from the Mayor
  2. Last Call: Have Your Say on the 2022 Budget
  3. COVID-19: Municipal Update
  4. Vaccine Rollout in Lambton County
  5. Tax Deadline
  6. Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week
  7. 2021 Fall Leaf Pick Up Program
  8. Creative County Grant Program
  9. Discover Sarnia-Lambton Gift Card Program
  10. Remembrance Day Ceremonies
  11. Committee Member Recruitment
  12. Compost Site Remains Open
  13. Seasonal Water Turn Off
  14. Council Highlights
  15. Supporting Local Business
  16. Things to do this month in Lambton Shores
Message from the Mayor

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween last weekend. If the temperature outside didn't give it away, November is officially here.

As we approach Remembrance Day, I encourage everyone to support your local Legion and find a way to reflect, thank, and honour our veterans. The annual Poppy Campaign is officially underway and our local Legions have started to plan for their Remembrance Day services. More information about a Remembrance Day service can be found on your local Legion's website.

I want to also take a moment to remind everyone about our Pre-Budget Survey. As we begin the budget process for 2022, Lambton Shores Council wants to hear input from residents and business owners. The online survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and will provide valuable information to Council.

Lastly, I want to celebrate an incredible milestone that was shared by Lambton Public Health last week: 80% of Lambton County residents aged 12+ are now fully vaccinated! It is encouraging that this number continues to rise. If you have not received your first or second dose, please visit to book an appointment.

Stay safe,

Mayor Bill
Last Call: Have Your Say on the 2022 Budget

As part of the 2022 Budget planning process, Lambton Shores residents and business owners are invited to provide input by completing the 2022 Pre-Budget Survey.

The deadline to submit is November 12, 2021. Survey responses will be limited to one per resident/business owner. Results of the survey will be shared with Council at the end of November.

COVID-19: Municipal Update

On October 26, 2021, Lambton Public Health announced additional proof of vaccination requirements for individuals 12+ using sports and recreation facilities in the County of Lambton.

In accordance with the mandate, individuals 12+ must show identification and proof of vaccination for a first dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine as of October 31, 2021. Full vaccination will be required by November 30, 2021. 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

Although mass immunization clinics have wrapped up, there are several clinics and pharmacies still offering vaccines in Lambton County. If you still need your first or second dose, or you are eligible for a third dose, please visit to find a clinic.

Registration for the 2021 Flu Vaccine at community clinics is also now open. Registration and Flu Shot locations can be found on the Lambton Public Health Website.
Tax Deadline Reminder

A friendly reminder that the second installment for final tax billing is due by November 30, 2021.

Learn more about payment methods on our website.
Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

During Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, the Municipality of Lambton Shores Fire and Emergency Services reminds residents to stay safe from Carbon Monoxide:

  1. Get an annual inspection of all fuel-burning appliances in your home
  2. Check that outside vents and chimneys are not blocked
  3. Install carbon monoxide alarms and test them monthly

Learn more about carbon monoxide safety.
Fall Leaf Pick Up Program

Please remember to have your bagged leaves by the curb before November 19, 2021. There is no specific day your leaves will be picked up, but they will be picked up by staff as long as they are placed by the curb before this date.

In order to be picked up, leaves must be bagged and meet the additional requirements listed on our website.

These requirements include:
  • All leaves must be in brown paper bags (no plastic bags)
  • Only leaves (no garbage, brush, or other yard waste)
  • Bags must be placed at the curb

Please do not rake leaves onto the streets or into ditches. This can cause drainage issues and poses a danger to pedestrians, bicycles, and motorists.
Creative County Grant Program

The County of Lambton has expanded the criteria for their 2021-2022 Creative County Grant Program. The program involves a community application process to allocate an annual investment of matching funds to support local arts, culture, and heritage projects across Lambton County.

To learn more about the program and application process, please visit the County of Lambton website.
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.
Remembrance Day Services

Please use the links or contact information below to support your local Legion:

You can also find a local Remembrance Day Ceremony by using the event search tool on the Royal Canadian Legion website.
Committee Members Needed

The Municipality of Lambton Shores is currently accepting applications for the following committees:

  • Parks and Recreation Committee
  • Accessibility Committee

If you are interested in serving on one of these committees, more information and the application form can be found on our website or by visiting one of our Municipal offices.
Compost Site

If you have additional yard waste that cannot be picked up using the leaf pick up program, the Compost Site at 7550 Brush Road remains open until the end of November. The Compost Site will be closed for the season after Saturday, November 27, 2021.

Hours of operation:
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesdays and Saturdays

Learn more about the Compost Site, including a list of acceptable and unacceptable items, on our website.
Seasonal Water Turn Off

The Municipality offers a free service to turn your water on and off at the road. To submit a request for this service, please find additional details on the Water and Sewers page (under the Water Turn On/Off tab).
Council Highlights

The Council Highlights from October's regular council meeting is now available.

The next regular council meeting is scheduled for November 9, 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

As we enter the holiday season, please continue to shop and support local as much as possible!

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

Visit the links below to see 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