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Township of Huron - Kinloss
Point Clark - Ripley - Lucknow

Huron-Kinloss HK Connects

Towship of Huron-Kinloss Ice Cream Trail is offically Open!

The Ice Cream Trail scavenger hunt is on! ... with 9 stops in Point Clark, Ripley, and Lucknow! Complete the hunt for a FREE T shirt and a chance at 250 Huron-Kinloss Dollars . Post pictures on social media with the hashtag "ice cream trail" for additional prizes. Visit "Ice Cream" 

Open House for Comprehensive Zoning By-Law Review

Council has contracted MHBC Planning to complete a comprehensive review of the Township of Huron-Kinloss Zoning By-law. The Zoning By-law is a legal document that specifies how land can be used through regulations (property setbacks, building heights etc.) and permissions (residential, commercial, agricultural, etc). It is also important to ensure the Zoning By-law reflects current practices, changes to provincial policy, and supports the strategic directions of the Township.  Preparing a new Zoning By-law has an impact on property rights. 

Fire Permit Information

Do you require a Burn Permit?

Open Air Burn By-Law with Fire Permit Information

By-law 2016-93 is the Open Air Burning By-Law for the Township of Huron-Kinloss. This By-Law has been updated to include a Fire Permit with regulations on the location and type of fire.

The Fire Permit is an annual fee of $10.00.

Who needs to apply for a Fire Permit?

Any person who wishes to have a fire on a property outside a settlement area. A settlement area is an Urban or Hamlet Community within the Township of Huron-Kinloss. The fire in this area cannot exceed 6 meters by 6 meters and 2 meters in height. Prior to igniting a fire outside a settlement area you will notify the Fire Department. This can be done by using our online reporting system at: Contents of the fire can be brush, windrows, and wood debris. Hazardous material cannot be burned.  

A Fire Permit is also required if you wish to have a recreational fire (bon fire) on the beach front.  The recreation fire cannot exceed 1 meter by 1 meter and 1 meter in height and must contain clean wood. The fire must be contained in a non-combustible container or an approved fire pit.    

What if I want to have a recreational fire (bon fire), do I need a permit?

You do NOT need a Fire Permit for a Recreational Fire within the Township of Huron-Kinloss on your own property. However, if you are having a recreational fire on the beach front, you do need a fire permit. The recreational fire needs to be in a non-combustible container or in an approved fire pit. It cannot exceed the size of 1 meter by 1 meter and 1 meter in height. The wood must be clean for cooking, heating and enjoyment.

How do I apply for a Fire Permit? 

You can apply in person at the muncipal office, online or  by mail.

Township of Huron-Kinloss
21 Queen Street
PO Box 31
Ripley ON N0G 2R0

Free Landfill Day

Free Dump Day will be held Saturday June 10th; 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Huron Landfill site. Residents of Huron-Kinloss can dispose of household garbage (except non-tagged refrigeration units and mattresses) free of charge.

Hazardous waste materials (such as paint, pesticides, used oil, etc.) are not acceptable at this site at any time. For a list of Bruce County Household Hazardous Waste Days please visit:

Clean burnable brush, white goods, scrap steel, tires and recyclables are free of charge year-round

Business to Bruce

Business to Bruce (BtoB) is a new program to support business development, business recruitment and business enhancement. This program focuses on inspiring, attracting and supporting business owners and entrepreneurs by engaging and mobilizing the local business communities and municipalities while using County level resources to give the project reach and scale.

The County in partnership with the Government of Ontario recognize the importance of supporting entrepreneurs of all ages through their journey into entrepreneurship and through business expansion. It is for this reason that the County of Bruce and the Government of Ontario have invested in providing training, mentorship and monetary funds to local small business owners in the form of the Starter Company Plus Program.

Intake 2

Applications Accepted: June 1 - August 31, 2017

Training: September - November, 2017

Intake 3

Applications Accepted: November 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018

Training: February - April, 2018

Intake 4

Applications Accepted: June 1 - August 31, 2018

Training: September - November, 2018

Program Components

  • Training Program participants will participate in a series of seminars and workshops on entrepreneurial topics to help enhance their business knowledge.
  • Mentorship Existing successful business owners or business experts in the area will work with participants as program mentors to support participants through their journey as an entrepreneur.
  • Business Plan Writing Participants will work with Business to Bruce staff to write a comprehensive business plan for their business.
  • Grant Money Participants who successfully complete the training, mentorship and business writing components of the program will be awarded $5,000 grant to spend on their business.

Notice to Property Owners

Weed Control within the Township

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all persons in possession of land, in accordance with the Weed Control Act, R.S.O, 1990 Sections 3, 16, and 23, that unless noxious weeds growing on their lands within the Township of Huron-Kinloss are destroyed by the date of June 20th, 2017 and throughout the season, the municipality may enter upon the said lands and have the noxious weeds destroyed, charging the costs against the lands.

The cooperation of all citizens is requested.

Kevin Predon     County of Bruce Weed Inspector     519-534-2092
Sonya Watson    Township of Huron-Kinloss            519-395-3735

Celebrate Canada 150 at the Point Clark Lighthouse Friday, June 30

Fire Safety Tips for Summer

Summer Reminders

What our residents need to know...

Tree Cutting

Tree Cutting permits are required along the Algonquin Bluff. As stipulated in the Tree Preservation By-Law 2011-85, The “Bluff” is the sloped area that comprised the old Algonquin shoreline and runs parallel to the Lake Huron shoreline between the North and South boundaries of the Township of Huron-Kinloss and shall include the area defined as the toe of the bluff to 3 metres beyond the top of the bluff.

All Terrain Vehicle Use:

The All Terrain Vehicle Use By-Law 2008-44, permits riders to ride ATV’s on certain roadways between the hours of 6:00 am and 11:00pm. However, operators and the vehicles must be properly licenced and follow all regulations under the Highway Traffic Act. ATV’s are not permitted in any urban areas such as Ripley, Lucknow or in the area West of Lake Range Drive to Lake Huron except to obtain food, lodging or fuel. In no circumstances are ATV’s permitted on the beach, or in parks or sports fields or on any municipal owned property without consent.

Garbage Dumping

Placing household garbage in park and beach garbage barrels is prohibited. Keep our parks and beaches clean. Garbage bag tags are sold at the Municipal Office located in Ripley and at locations through out the Township, in Kincardine and Wingham.

Lawn Watering Restrictions in Effect

June 1st, 2017 to September 15th, 2017

Pursuant to By-Law 2010-46, residents of the Township of Huron-Kinloss that are connected to MUNICIPALLY OPERATED water supplies are advised that:

ODD numbered houses may only water lawns and gardens on odd numbered days

EVEN numbered houses may only water lawns and gardens on even numbered days
and only between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. as well as 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., except those properties with automatic sprinkler systems.

For properties with automatic sprinkler systems; watering must occur from 4:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., on the property’s respective day.



Bruce County Doors Open Event

Celebrate Bruce County 150

Township of Huron-Kinloss Community Events

June 2017 Community Events

Lucknow Pool Swimming Registration - June 1, 2017

Lucknow Legion Wing Night - June 3, 2017

Ripley Wolves 6th Annual Indoor Beach Volleyball Tournament - Business Division - June 8, 2017

Ripley Wolves 6th Annual Indoor Beach Volleyball Tournament - June 9 - 10, 2017

Bruce 150 Doors Open Event, Locations Across Bruce County - June 10 - 11, 2017

Ripley Legion Wing Night - June 10, 2017

Huron Shores LIons Club Book and Yard Sale - June 10, 2017

Free Landfill Day at the Huron Landfill - June 10, 2017

Ripley St. Andrews United Church Anniversary Service - June 11, 2017

Huron Shores Lions Club Brunch - June 11, 2017

Chalmers Messy Church - June 11, 2017

Pine River Church BBQ Chicken Dinner - June 14, 2017

Lucknow & District Horticultural Society Flower Show and Tea - June 14, 2017

Ripley & District Junior Horticultural Club - June 17, 2017

Longest Day of Play - June 21, 2017

Ripley & District Horticultural Soceity Flower Show - June 21, 2017

Lucknow Presbyterian Church - Scott Woods and the Twin Fiddle Express - June 23, 2017

Lucknow Strawberry Summerfest - June 21 - June 25, 2017

Ripley St. Andrews United Church Pork BBQ - June 25, 2017

Point Clark LIghthouse Canada Day Festival - June 30 - July 1, 2017



2018Township of Huron-Kinloss
21 Queen Street, PO Box 130
Ripley, Ontario N0G 2R0


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