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Welcome to the Township of Enniskillen

On behalf of the Council of the Township of Enniskillen, I would like to welcome you to our municipality, which is located in the heart of Lambton County, in the “great southwest” region of the Province of Ontario.

Almost 3,200 people call Enniskillen home in more than 1,100 households. The area is about 340 square kilometers or about 82,000 acres of highly productive farmland. There are two residental hamlets within the township, including Oil City and Marthaville.

Our municipality’s rich history began in the 1830’s. The township was named after the Earl of Enniskillen in Ireland by the Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada, Sir John Colborne. The Township was officially incorporated in 1855. However, it was the discovery of oil in 1858, that changed the course of Enniskillen Township’s history, making it the birthplace of oil in North America! Even today, more than 150 years later, many oil fields continue to produce “black gold” for the important petro-chemical industry of Lambton County.

Agriculture is not only the largest industry in the province, but also within the borders of Enniskillen. The major crops grown are soybeans, wheat and corn in addition to various livestock operations. The newest sector to emerge is the greenhouse industry. The largest crop is soybeans which is processed in two facilities in the province as well as exported to various Asian markets as food grade edible soybeans. Corn is grown not only for livestock feed, but also to supply the ethanol plant in nearby St. Clair Township.

As Mayor, I welcome you and willing to hear from you anytime with suggestions how we can continue to make Enniskillen a better place to live, work and play!

Kevin Marriott, Mayor

Township of Enniskillen

Upcoming Events

Fri 22

Closed at noon

December 22 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon 25

Christmas Day office closed

December 25 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tue 26

Boxing Day office closed

December 26 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fri 29

Closed at noon

December 29 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon 01

New’s Year Day office closed

January 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Notices

Residents of the Township of Enniskillen, please be advised that the following are the Petrolia Landfill dates and hours for waste depot and recycling: MONDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2017   CLOSED TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2017  CLOSED WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2017   NOON TO 5:00 PM THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2017  CLOSED FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2017    7:30 AM TO NOON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2017   7:30 AM TO NOON MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 2018   CLOSED      
During this time of year is a very active time for deer.  Bucks chasing does across roads and highways.  Also, hunters often push deer into moving, which may cause deer to go across roads.  The period from early October and December, includes not only hunting season, but when crops are being harvested.  These activities may result in deer being displaced from their fields. The fall months will bring a number of vehicle collisions with deer.  There have been reports already this year in our municipality of deer/vehicle collisions. Deer are most often seen crossing roads in the evening and early…
The small game season for most small game and fur bearers have been streamlined across Ontario.  As a result, season opening dates will change slightly in many parts of Ontario. The season dates are September 25, 2017 to February 28, 2018. Enniskillen Township licenses are as follows: Residents $6.00 Non-resident $25.00 Available at the municipal office at 4465 Rokeby Line, during regular office hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The licence will be issued only to those who attend the municipal office in person. A township licence is required in addition to a provincial licence for hunting ring-necked pheasant, rabbits…
To residents of Enniskillen Township:  Please be advised that CLEAR ONLY plastic bags are to be used for recycling.  DO NOT USE BLACK bags for recycling, doing this could leave a load being termed contaminated, as employees cannot tell what is inside the bags.  Your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated! Waste Management has provided information regarding items acceptable/unacceptable for recycling at the landfill depot for residents of Enniskillen Township. For the information please follow:  Recycle Often Recycle Right      
Effective Monday, July 3, 2017 the operational hours at the landfill depot for Enniskillen residents will be changing. Please follow the link to review the depot hours of operation at: Enniskillen Landfill Operations July 2017 The landfill depot will be closed on all Statutory Holidays (2017-Closed Saturday, July 1, 2017, Open Monday, July 3, 2017)  
Waste Management currently predicts that the Petrolia landfill site will be open to receive soils under December, 2017.  Changes to the operation of the Township depot will not take place until the landfill closes. The landfill and depot will be closed on public holidays (April 14, May 22, July 1, August 7, September 4, October 9 and December 25 and 26, 2017). Resident cards must be available for presentation while depositing residential wastes or recycling materials at the dumpsters provided at the Waste Management Landfill Petrolia site located at 4052 Oil Heritage Road. Household Hazardous Waste Days in 2017 are…
The Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program (OWDCP) provides compensation to eligible producers whose livestock and/or poultry have been injured or killed as a result of wildlife predation or whose bee colonies, beehives and/or beehive-related equipment has been damaged as a result of wildlife predation. To view the Ontario’s Wildlife Damage Compensation Program (A Guide for Livestock and Poultry Owners) January, 2017, please follow the link: Producer-Tip-Sheet-Final_pdf How it works:  Process-Chart-for-OWDCP-Final_pdf For more information on the Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program visit: www.ontario.ca/predation        
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The County of Lambton Provincial Offences Department has exercised their authority to have eligible defaulted, unpaid fines imposed by the Ontario Court of Justice (Provincial Offences Court) added to the tax rolls of municipalities for collection. Examples include, but are not limited to, fines under the Highway Traffic Act, Liquor Licence Act, Smoke-Free Ontario Act, Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act, Trespass to Property Act and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act. If this affects you directly, contact the Court Services Department at 1-800-387-2882 to discuss payment options.