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

Ontario’s Wildlife Damage Compensation Program revised for Jan 2017

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 ... Continue Reading »

Waste Management: Petrolia Landfill Update

The Petrolia Landfill, will be closing to the public effective November 1, 2016. Enniskillen residents ONLY will continue to use the depot on site. Please read the following link for complete update: Waste-Management-Petrolia-Landfill-Update-October-2016 Please direct questions/inquiries to ... Continue Reading »

Sale of Township Hunting Licenses available October 3, 2016

Notice to Hunters Sale of Township Hunting Licenses Township of Enniskillen will have available on October 3, 2016 the RESIDENT & NON-RESIDENT LICENSES on sale for hunting of Pheasants & Rabbits. OPEN SEASON starts October 26, ... Continue Reading »

Emergencies Lambton Site Launched

As summer approaches and the prospect of severe weather grows, the County of Lambton has launched a new website designed to help local residents prepare for emergencies at home. EmergenciesLambton.ca includes information on a ... Continue Reading »

Call Ontario 1 Call before you dig!

Before you begin installing fence, planting trees or excavating on your property call Ontario 1 Call for a FREE locate. Ontario 1 Call at 1-800-400-2255   Continue Reading »

Household Hazardous Waste Dates 2016

The County of Lambton, in conjunction with Clean Harbors Canada Inc., host several Household Hazardous Waste collection events each year.  The events give Lambton County residents an opportunity to properly dispose of potentially ... Continue Reading »