Welcome to the Township of Enniskillen

An aerial photograph of Enniskillen Township

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

Notices

Township of Enniskillen Municipal Election results

Results for the Township of Enniskillen are on the following link:  2014 ELECTION RESULTS Mayor Acclaimed:  Kevin Marriott Councillors Elected: Mary Lynne McCallum Wally VanDun Judy Krall Kathy O'Hara Wilson Results for the Township of Enniskillen: Lambton Kent District School ... Continue Reading »

Road Closure Notice: Plowing Match Road: October 27-31, 2014

Plowing Match Road will be closed between Petrolia Line and LaSalle Line on Monday, October 27, 2014 until Friday, October 31, 2014 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Due to road culvert replacements. Please contact ... Continue Reading »

Down Wind (a documentary) at Victoria Playhouse Petrolia (VPP) November 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm

C.O.R.E. (Conservation of Rural Enniskillen) is presenting a movie.  Down Wind (a documentary). At the Victoria Playhouse Petrolia (VPP) on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm ADMISSION: FREE Donations to support WAIT-PW Legal Fund will ... Continue Reading »

Household Hazardous Waste Days 2014

Household Hazardous Waste Days for 2014 are as follows: April 26 May 31 June 28 September 27 October 25 Located at Clean Harbors Canada, 4090 Telfer Road from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. For more information, please visit:  http://www.lambtononline.ca     Continue Reading »

Waste Management Waste Disposal and Recycling

Waste Management Petrolia Landfill site  is located at 4052 Oil Heritage Road. Waste Management may be contacted by phone at 519-882-3044. Waste Management continues to make changes to their operations at the Petrolia Landfill ... Continue Reading »