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Municipal Updates & Notices

Local Voices, Local Choices- Municipal Election 2022

Are you thinking of running in the upcoming Municipal Election 2022?

Any individual looking to run for Municipal Office must be considered an eligible candidate and complete the prescribed nomination procedures outlined on our elections webpage.

Why Consider Running?

  • Your perspective matters.
  • Local voices are essential.
  • We’re here to help.

We offer council orientation, ongoing education, resources, and so much more! Feel free to contact staff to learn more about your future role on North Middlesex Council.

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Candidate Information

Deadline Extended! Young Entrepreneurs Business Plan Contest 2022

The Middlesex Workforce Development Partnership's Young Entrepreneurs Business Plan Contest is back! If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, then this competition is for you!

Submit your business plan by July 4th, 2022 for your chance to win an HP CHROMEBOOK! Be sure to abide by the requirements and follow the guidelines. 

Eligible Age Categories

  • Youth Ages 8 - 12
  • Youth Ages 13 -18
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Contest Entry Form & Guidelines

Increased Reports of Aggressive Dog Behavior

North Middlesex is experiencing an increase in incidents related to aggressive dog behaviour and dogs otherwise at large.

The Municipality of North Middlesex would like to remind dog owners of their responsibility to keep their dog(s) from running at large under By-law 010 of 2010. The set fine for a violation of running at large (Section (4)(a)) is $100.00 for each offence.

All reported incidents will be investigated and dealt with as provided for under By-law 010 of 2010 and the Dog Owners Liability Act.

Media Release

Our Splash Pads & Park Washrooms Now Open!

Does this nice weather have you thinking about splash pads?

North Middlesex splash pads and park washrooms are now open for the season as of May 20th, 2022.

Local Parks & Outdoor Spaces
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Local Student Job Opportunity- Middlesex County Library


Middlesex County Library is currently accepting applications for the position of Student Assistant at the Parkhill Library.

You must be at least 14 years of age and attending secondary school to be eligible for this position.

Posting closes Thursday, June 9 at 12:00 pm. To learn more and how to apply visit the link below.

See Job Posting

Local Events & Activties

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Jennifer Dobinson & Marilyn Barbe Exhibit

When: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Where:  Ailsa Craig Arts Centre

160 Main S, Unit D,  Ailsa Craig

The Ailsa Craig Arts Centre is happy to present its newest exhibit featuring Jennifer Dobinson (Intuitive Artist) & Marilyn Barbe (Potter) this month. The exhibit is opening Saturday, May 7th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday until June 4th.

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North Middlesex Farmers Market

Mark your calendars! The North Middlesex Farmer's Market will be occurring every first and third Saturday this season from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Upcoming Dates:

Saturday, June 4th & 18th

Their new location for the season is at the ball diamonds across from the YMCA in Parkhill (256 McLeod St, Parkhill). Come support a variety of local vendors- there is something there for everyone!

If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact Debbie Wiseman at (519) 859-4778. They are currently looking for, but are not limited to, bread, baked goods and wine/cider vendors.

NM Farmers Market Updates

VON Country Breakfast

Join the VON for a homecooked Country Breakfast cooked by the local firefighters on Sunday, June 5th, 2022 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Ailsa Craig Recreation Centre (155 Annie Ada Shipley St, Ailsa Craig). All funds raised support VON services in our community.

  • Pricing: $10.00 per/ person, $5.00 12 & under, and FREE 4 & under
  • Menu: Omelette Bar, Eggs Benedict, & Breakfast Sandwich Station
  • Homemade Goods for Sale
Event Details
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Ailsa Craig Gala Days Returns!


We are excited to announce the return of the beloved Ailsa Craig Gala Days this coming June 24th, 25th & 26th! Join the community for some good old-fashioned fun where there is something for everyone. Stay up to date on their upcoming schedule of events by following the Ailsa Craig Gala Days Facebook page for more details. 

Ailsa Craig Gala Days

June 24th, 25th & 26th, 2022

Ailsa Craig Community Park

155 Annie Ada Shipley St, Ailsa Craig


History of Gala Days- How It All Began...

In 1973, Charles Garrod and Douglas Williams came up with the idea of turtle racing. Charlie (as he was known in town) and his wife Ruth, went to Boissevain, Manitoba. While they were there, they saw the Great Turtle Derby. Their turtle derby, which is no longer running, was a much bigger event than that of our community. He came back and told a few other gentlemen of the Recreation Committee.

In 1974, Ailsa Craig's Centennial year, they decided to race four turtles on a wooden board. The legend is still out on whether the first race was on Main Street or in front of the school that used to be across from where the fire hall is now. Since that brought so much interest and joy to the community, they then decided to make it a bigger event.

So in 1975, they made a tower with a starting gate at the bottom and a 25' diameter circle with a line drawn on the local ball diamond surface and within a few years, the little town of Ailsa Craig would double in size.

Since then every third weekend in July, people from far and wide, and from all generations came to Ailsa Craig, to see Gala Days and the Turtle Races. In 2010, however, the Committee learned we would no longer be allowed to race turtles. The community pulled together and the Turtle Derby: featuring Kub Kars was born! 

North Middlesex Cemetery Donations

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Thank you to all those who have generously donated to our cemeteries over the years. How we collect these donations has changed over time. It was customary at Decoration Day Services to receive donations from those attending the service. These funds would then be deposited in the general cemetery account and be used towards the general upkeep of the Cemetery. These donations were very much appreciated as they assisted in offsetting expenses each year.

The Municipality must maintain Care and Maintenance Trust Funds when Monuments and Sale of Plots occur. Only the interest earned from these investments can be used by the Municipality. As you can imagine, with historic low-interest rates for many years, interest earned on these accounts does not yield a high return. 

You may request your donation to go to a specific Cemetery under the care of the Municipality. These donations will be used specifically to maintain and enhance flower beds, signage etc at the various Cemeteries. Donations may be made by cash, debit or cheque at the Municipal Office. Tax Receipts are issued for donations over $25.00. You may submit by mail or in person during regular office hours.

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North Middlesex, Your Local Transit Awaits

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Did you know Huron Shores Area Transit connects North Middlesex to Grand Bend and Strathroy? Check out their newest schedule update that runs every Tuesday and Thursday for only $5.00. Children 12 and under are free!

Route 4 will now connect Grand Bend, Parkhill, and Ailsa Craig with the Walmart Supercentre & Shops on Sydenham in Strathroy.

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Dates to Remember

Meetings of Council

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, June 1st & 15th

@ +/- 6 pm


Watch Live

Waste Transfer Station

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, June 8th & 22nd

12 pm to 3 pm

Saturday June 18th

8:30 am to 1:00 pm

2022 Schedule

Are You On The Voters List?

Register to Vote in the 2022 Ontario Municipal & School Board Elections

The upcoming year will be a busy one for Ontario voters, with the Ontario Provincial Election and Municipal and School Board Elections happening just a few months apart.

Make sure you are on the list to vote in the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections on October 24. Register at voterlookup.ca. 

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