Waste and Recycling News Spring 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 being held at Clean Harbors Canada, 4090 Telfer Road, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm the last Saturdays in April, May, June, September and October, 2017.  For more information please visit:  http://www.lambtononline.ca


Rabies Vaccination Clinics, May, 2017

Rabies Poster 2017

The above link provides information for the 2017 Rabies Vaccination Clinics for the Village of Oil Springs and the Township of Enniskillen.

Please call the Township of Enniskillen municipal office at 519-882-2490, if you have any further questions.


Update Waste and Recycling Depot

Waste Management is only permitting soils to be deposited in the Petrolia landfill.  At the present time, the staff predict that the site will continue to accept soils into the second quarter of 2017.  The final site closure date could still vary dependent upon the rate of delivery of soils into the site.

Once the capacity of the landfill is reached, Waste Management will proceed to remove the scales, trailer and the shed from the site.  New fencing will then be constructed at the depot location to restrict access to the remainder of the landfill.  The Council plans to continue the operation of the depot at the site for wastes and recycling.  When the site is closed the hours of operation of the depot will posted at the site and on the municipal website.

Summer 2017 Employment Opportunities in the Ontario Public Service

The following is information regarding the 2017 Summer Employment Opportunities recruitment initiative. I encourage you to share this information with students within your locality.

The Summer Employment Opportunities (SEO) program provides up to 5,000 students with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience through supervised summer employment in the Ontario Public Service.

These positions enable students across the province to gain valuable work experience and develop skills which are transferable to the labour market. Positions for summer 2017 will be posted on January 3, 2017 with six different closing dates between January 17 and March 28.

You may access the following resources to raise awareness of these exciting job opportunities:


I would appreciate if you would promote these opportunities to your students by:

  • Advertising our job posting in your organization and/or community;
  • Sharing our promotional products with students and/or youth organizations in your locality;
  • Distributing the link to our SEO YouTube video to students;
  • Following us on social media; Twitter and Facebook at @ONgov


If you require additional information or hard copies of the promotional materials, email us at SEO@ontario.ca.


Stephen Brown

Director, HR Program Management Branch

HR Service Delivery Division, Ontario Shared Services

Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

Ontario Public Service

2017 Water Rate Update

There will be an increase in water rates for water used after May 15, 2017.

The new water rate will increase from $1.76 to $1.79 per cubic meter.  The new rate will be in effect for water used after May 15th, 2017.

The administrative charge will remain at $45.50 per billing period.

Sewer charges will remain the same in the hamlet of Oil City at this time.

Shut off of service, disconnection and re-connection of service, as well as special reading charges have increased to $50.00, effective December 6, 2016.

Hydro applied to the LaSalle pump system will increase to 30 cents per cubic meter.

Please do not hesitate to contact the municipal office, if you require any further clarification.

Enniskillen Municipal Office phone 519-882-2490


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 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:


How it works:  Process-Chart-for-OWDCP-Final_pdf

For more information on the Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program visit: www.ontario.ca/predation





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 variety of topics including emergency preparedness and hazards in the Lambton County community.

The goal of EmergenciesLambton.ca is to provide Lambton County residents with information about potential local hazards and how they can prepare.  Mark Wetering, Emergency Management Coordinator states that “Residents can read up on a number of topics including chemical emergencies, severe summer weather, public health emergencies, severe winter weather, and flooding”.

Emergency Response Plans of the County and various local municipalities can be found through EmergenciesLambton.ca

The website also features past emergencies such as the 1902 Wanstead Train Wreck, the 1913 Great Lakes White Hurricane, the 1953 Sarnia and 1983 Reece’s Corners Tornadoes, and the 2010 Snowsquall emergency.





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


Provincial Offences Convictions now Collectible on Property Tax Rolls

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.



My Community Notification Network (MyCNN) alert system

My Community Notification Network or MyCNN

My Community Notification Network is a local alerting system that contacts subscribers using multiple communications methods of their choice, such as telephones, cell phones, emails and texts.  As a subscriber, you can choose to receive notifications about events that affect your home, workplace, school and more.

Subscribers will receive alerts for tornado warnings, drinking water emergencies, shelter-in-place advisories and evacuation advisories.  As the system develops, subscribers will have the option to choose to receive notifications for other events such as road closures and municipal service disruptions.

There is no cost to subscribe – the CAER organization is funding the system and has made it available to all municipalities in Lambton County to use for local public alerting.  Alert messages will be sent by municipal, County or emergency officials.

Subscriber information is not managed by the CAER organization – information you provide will not be shared by municipal officials.  You can deactivate your account at any time by removing your contact information from your profile.

In order to receive MyCNN notifications, you will need to visit the CAER website and create an account.  Please note that all types of notifications may not be available for all municipalities.

To visit the CAER website, go to:  https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736721815#/login

If you have any further questions, or need assistance, contact:  Penny Phillips, CEMC, Township of Enniskillen at 519-882-2490