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Township of Huron - Kinloss
Point Clark - Ripley - Lucknow

Huron-Kinloss HK Connects

2018 Municipal Election

Nomination start date: May 1, 2018

Nomination end date: July 27, 2018, 2 p.m.

Election Day: October 22, 2018

New term of council begins: December 1, 2018

End of campaign period: December 31, 2018

Forms and candidate information packages will be available Spring 2018.

Township of Huron-Kinloss Elections are held for the following Offices:

  1. Mayor

  1. Deputy-Mayor

       (5) Councillor

  1. School Board Trustee: English Public

  1. School Board Trustee: English Separate

  1. School Board Trustee: French Public

  1. School Board Trustee: French Separate

A person is entitled to be an elector at an election held in a local municipality if on Voting Day, he or she,

• resides in the local municipality, or is the owner or tenant of land there, or the spouse of such owner or tenant; and

• is a Canadian Citizen

• is at least 18 years old; and

• is not prohibited from voting under Section 17 Subsection 3 or otherwise by law.

International Woman's Day and Agri Food Workshops

Zoning By-Law Public Open House

Zoning By-Law Public Open House

Saturday, March 24, 2018

10:00am - 1:00pm

Ripley-Huron Community Centre

17 Queen St, Ripley

For more information and to review the draft zoning by-law please visit the Township’s website at 

Contact: Matt Farrell
Phone: 519-395-3735 ext. 132

Ripley-Huron Community Centre Renovations

The Ripley-Huron Community Centre is undergoing renovations.

The Township of Huron-Kinloss Community Services Department has received a Grant for 50 percent of the renovation for the Ripley-Huron Community Centre. The Federal Grant is from the Canada 150 Fund. The project includes the installation of an accessible door from the auditorium to an elevated viewing platform with a tempered glass railing and steps to the bleachers overlooking the ice surface. The project also includes the renovation of the offices and figure skating storage areas, exterior doors from the ice surface, and a new water heater for the ice resurfacing room.

The estimated project completion date is March 31st, 2018.

You’re invited to Tour NWMO’s Oakville Proof Testing Facility April 17th

Join other Township of Huron-Kinloss residents in a tour of the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s (NWMO) Oakville Proof Testing Facility where scientists and engineers rigorously test elements of the multiple-barrier system that will be used to contain and isolate used nuclear fuel from the environment.

You will learn more about the design, testing, transportation and research to support Canada’s plan for the safe, long term management of Canada’s used nuclear fuel.

Transportation and lunch will be provided to all participants.

Contact Kelly Lush at 519-395-3735 or by email at

Time to Change your Clock and Batteries

Replace Old Batteries in Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Clocks will Spring forward one hour at 3am on Sunday March 11th and the Ripley-Huron Fire Department is recommending residents install new batteries in all their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they change their clocks. Once a year, old batteries should be replaced with new batteries. 

In order to survive a fire, you need to be provided with an early warning and know what to do when the smoke alarms sound. Working smoke alarms are required on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas. For added protection, it is recommended to also install smoke alarms inside all bedrooms.

Carbon monoxide alarms must be installed outside all sleeping areas if your home has a fuel-burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage.

Tampering with or removing the batteries from your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms is against the law. Failure to comply with the Fire Code can result in a ticket for $360 or a fine of up to $50,000.

For more information contact:

Fire Chief, Chris Cleave, 519-395-3735

Discovery Western Summer Camp

Special Event Permits Required

When is a Special Event Permit necessary?

If you are having an event and it falls under the Township of Huron-Kinloss definition of Special Event, then you need a permit.

 A “Special Event” is defined as any outdoor activity, festival, concert, event, exhibition or function of any nature or kind, including those done outside, under a tent or other non-permanent building or structure, on Township Property or on Private Property at which more than 200 people are anticipated to be or are in attendance.

A permit is needed to make sure that all safety precautions are in place to make the event a safe one. It is also so the community is aware of the event and there are no conflicts between the event holder and the community.

Who should apply to be granted a Noise Exemption from Council?

It is recommended that if you are going to be having a function that will produce noise that will effect surrounding residents then you should apply for a Noise Exemption.  Please request an exemption at least 6 weeks prior to the function and enclose all the details of the function e.g. location, amount of people, what will be creating the noise etc.   Please address the request to Council.      

Huron-Kinloss Police Services Board

Plan to attend the next meeting of the

Police Services Board

March 26th, 2018 

3:00 p.m.

Council Chambers

21 Queen Street, Ripley


Meetings are open to the public.

A Message from Public Works

Kinloss Landfill Open for Season

The Kinloss Landfill will reopen in April. The site will be open to the public Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., April 7th - October 27th.

Types of Flood Messages

The Maitland Valley and Saugeen Valley Conservation Authorities issue watershed messaging during conditions of risk to public safety. Here are the three different types explained:

Watershed Conditions Statement is issued when general Watershed conditions indicate high runoff potential that could lead to flooding and to remind the public that rivers, streams, and ponds may pose a safety risk.

Flood Watch message is issued when the potential for generalized flooding exists throughout the Watershed or identified for specific municipalities.

Flood Warning message is issued after a forecast has been made and applies to specific flood damage centres where significant flooding is definitely possible.

If one of these messages is issued by a Conservation Authority (CA) it will be advertised on local radio stations, posted to the CA’s and Township’s websites, as well as social media

3rd Annual Adult Dodgeball Tournament

March 2018 Community Events

Ripley Wolves Playoff vs Durham (Game 3) - Friday, March 2, 2018

Lucknow Legion Wing Night - Saturday, March 3, 2018

Ripley Legion Wing Night - Saturday, March 10, 2018

Ripley-Huron Community Centre March Break 3 on 3 Tournament - March 12 - March 15, 2018

Ripley Wolves Quiz Night - Friday, March 9, 2018 ( date will depend on play-off schedule)

Ripley Legion Meat Draw - Saturday, March 17, 2018

W.O.A.A Midget Girls Year End Tournament in Ripley - Saturday, March 23-25, 2018

Zoning By-Law Open House - Saturday, March 24, 2018

Municipal Office Closed - Friday, March 31, 2018 and Monday, April 1, 2018


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


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