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Township of Huron - Kinloss
Point Clark - Ripley - Lucknow

Huron-Kinloss HK Connects

New Official Plan in effect for the Township of Huron-Kinloss

The new Township of Huron-Kinloss Official Plan 2016-80 is now in force and effect. The Official Plan will guide the future development of the Township to the year 2036. The Official Plan will be available on the Township website.

The purpose and effect of this Official Plan is to guide the future of the Township to the year 2036. Key changes to the Official Plan included:

  1. Modifications to the settlement area boundaries and land use designations affecting some properties within the Township’s settlement areas. The proposed Official Plan will only apply to lands located within the settlement areas. Lands located outside of the proposed settlement area boundaries will be governed by the County of Bruce Official Plan;
  2. To bring the Township Plan into conformity with the relevant policies and map schedules of the Saugeen, Grey Sauble, Northern Bruce Peninsula and Maitland Valley Source Protection Plans in accordance with Section 40 of the Clean Water Act;
  3. Updated natural heritage mapping and policies in accordance with the Provincial Policy Statement;
  4. Updated policies for second units, to comply with changes to the Planning Act; and
  5. Designating a large, vacant area on the east side of Lucknow as a Special Policy Area for new industrial development.

We thank all community participants for their input into the new Official Plan.

Natural Gas

OEB Ruling Advances Natural Gas Expansion for Southern Bruce

The Ontario Energy Board  (OEB) has recognized that access to natural gas can significantly reduce energy costs in unserved Ontario communities and that the exisiting provincial framework contained barriers to natural gas expansion.

On Friday, November 25, 2016 a joint formal press release was issued by EPCOR, the Municipality of Kincardine,the Township of Huron-Kinloss and the Municipality of Arran-Elderslie.

Huron-Kinloss Tree Preservation

Tree Permits Required along the 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.

Tree Preservation is for the purpose of:

  • Protecting vegetation in the Lakeshore Urban Area along the bluff for the purpose of habitat protection, water quality, aesthetics, and a buffer zone;
  • Retention of tree cover in the lakeshore area;
  • Minimizing the destruction or injuring of trees;
  • Regulating and controlling the removal, maintenance and protection of trees;
  • Protecting, promoting and enhancing the aesthetic values of land;
  • Sustaining a healthy natural environment;
  • Prevent soil erosion and water run-off;
  • Protecting significant and sensitive natural areas to ensure maximum environmental benefits of  trees in both urban and rural settings;
  • Contributing to human health and quality of life through the maintenance of tree cover and woodlots; 
  • Protecting woodlots that are less than 1 hectare in size and not under the jurisdiction of the County of Bruce Forest Conservation By-law; 

Please contact the Community Services Department at 519-395-2909 should you require a permit or tree preservation information.

NWMO Open House at the Learn More Centre

Keep the Taps Running

Help Prevent Frozen Water Lines

During periods of extreme cold weather conditions, we ask that residents leave an inside faucet running.  This will keep the water moving, making it less likely for your service line to freeze.  

If you have/suspect a frozen water line, please contact Veolia Water Canada at 519-524-6583

Blue Box Holiday Schedule

There will be no disruption to the blue box service during the holidays.

Please ensure that recycling and garbage is placed in a location so as not to interfere with snow plow operations.

Holiday Hours of Operation

Township of Huron-Kinloss Municipal Office:

December 26th - December 30th - closed

The Ripley Huron Community Centre:

December 24th - closing at 4:00p.m.

December 25th - closed

December 26th - closed

December 31st - closing at 4:00p.m.

January 1st - closed

The Lucknow & District Sports Complex:

December 24th - closing at 4:00p.m.

December 25th - closed

December 26th - closed

December 31st - closing at 4:00p.m.

January 1st - closed


Township of Huron-Kinloss Community Events

December 2016 Community Events

HAWK Theatre Wizard of Oz - December 1-4

Ripley Wolves vs Durham Thundercats - December 3

Lucknow Lancers vs Durham Thundercats - December 10

Lucknow Lancers vs Ripley Wolves, Alumni & Minor Hockey Night - December 17

Pine River United Church Christmas Eve Service - December 24

Ripley St. Andrews United Church Christmas Eve Service - December 24

Ripley Silverstick, Novice, Peewee, Bantam - December 27-29

RIpley Wolves vs Lucknow Lancers - December 30


Merry Christmas from the Township of Huron-Kinloss

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


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