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Township of Huron - Kinloss
Point Clark - Ripley - Lucknow

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Be Seen in 2018, this weekend is Lucknow's 160th Reunion!

BBQ Season Safety Tips

Grill safely this barbecue season
With the barbecue season under way across Ontario, the Ripley-Huron Fire Department recommends taking a few safety precautions before grilling that first meal this summer.
“Barbecuing is one of the great pleasures of summer and the Ripley-Huron Fire Department wants to make sure everyone enjoys the season safely,” said Fire Chief Chris Cleave. "Before you fire it up for the first time this year, check and clean your propane barbecue following the manufacturer’s instructions.”
To ensure your barbecue is ready for grilling season, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority recommends making this three-step safety check part of your spring-cleaning routine:
1. CLEAN: use a pipe cleaner or wire to make sure the burner ports are free of rust, dust, dirt, spider webs or other debris.
2. CHECK: examine the hose leading from the fuel supply to the burners. Replace if cracked or damaged.
3. TEST: find leaks by applying a 50/50 solution of water and dish soap to all fuel and hose connections. If bubbles appear, tighten the connections and/or replace the damaged parts and always re-test.
Remember that barbecues are for outdoor use only. If used in an enclosed space, carbon monoxide – an odourless, colourless, poisonous gas – will gather and reach dangerous exposure levels, which can lead to serious health effects, or even death.
For more information and safety tips about propane barbecues, visit the Technical Standards and Safety Authority website:

Huron-Kinloss Recreation Update

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Wolf Cub Summer Adventure Camp is now accepting 10 year olds to camp

Camp begins Monday July 9, 2018. Registration is $140/week

Point Clark PickleBall

Point Clark Pickleball has started at Attawandaron Park. Registration is $10 for the entire summer season. Times are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am and Tuesday, Thursday 4pm. Register at the pickleball courts at any of these times. Beginners welcome.


E-Billing is now an option!

Property Tax Bills “Go Paperless"

The Township of Huron-Kinloss now offers electronic delivery of property tax bills. By choosing this option, you will not receive a paper copy of your bill.

Electronic billing saves administration costs and reduces waste by eliminating the need for paper bills to be printed and mailed to each household in the municipality. Visit us online at to learn more and sign up to receive your property tax bills by email.

NWMO Symposium

Huron-Kinloss Residents

You are invited to the Huron-Kinloss Nuclear Waste Management


Friday August 10th 2018 8:30AM - 2PM

Learn more about Used Nuclear Fuel, Deep Geological Repository, Safe Transportation, Assessing Safety, & Selecting a Site. 

Breakfast and Lunch are provided. 

The Symposium is FREE for Huron-Kinloss Residents but Pre-registration is required. 

Register by August 3rd by emailing or call


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By-Law Reminders


As per The Township of Huron-Kinloss Noise Control By-Law 2005-101, Fireworks are only permitted in association with Victoria Day or Canada Day celebrations; on said days. Fines are imminent for infractions outside of those two permitted days.

Recreational Campfires

Recreational Fires are permitted on your own property without a permit in the Township of Huron-Kinloss. A Recreational Fire is used for warmth or for cooking food and is no larger than 1 meter in height and diameter. One is only permitted to burn non-treated firewood in a Recreational Fire and one must be respectful of neighbouring property and residents with regard to the intensity and direction of smoke travel. Other requirements include:

1. Must have a means of extinguishing the fire at hand.

2. Fire must be at least three metres away from any building or hedge.

3. The fire must not be left unattended until it is fully extinguished.

4. No fire is permitted if the wind exceeds 16 km/hr (10 mph)

Any other Open Air Fire requires an annual permit which is obtained from the Fire Chief.

Beach Recreational Fires are allowed on the beach by obtaining a permit from the Township Office. You must to be a resident of the Township and at least 18 years of age.

Beach Cleaning/Algae Harvesting

The Township of Huron-Kinloss aims to preserve the integrity of the beach for the benefit of future generations. However, a balance must be struck between the conservation of our beach-dune system and people’s enjoyment of the beach. We have contracted a beach cleaning machine to sweep debris and algae from the shoreline. This occurs weekly May through Septembe

Ash Trees in Huron-Kinloss

The Emerald Ash Borer is here.

Do you have an Ash tree that is dying or dead?

If your dead or near dying tree is located in a yard or along a street, it will likely pose a hazard over time and should be removed if showing any signs of Emerald Ash Borer. However, if one of your ash trees is within a woodlot, it is much less likely to pose a danger to you or your family. If left standing, these trees can provide valuable habitat for wildlife. Standing dead trees are an integral component of a healthy ecosystem, creating nesting sites for birds, sheltered cavities for mammals and structure for a variety of other organisms.

Safety, however, should be your top priority — if you think that the tree could be a hazard for you or others, be safe and remove it. If you plan to remove your tree, hire a reliable, insured, licensed arborist/tree service company. You may wish to hire a tree removal company on your own. Joining with your neighbors to hire a single company for a large group of local tree removals may also allow you to benefit from bulk purchasing prices. Don’t wait until ash tree is dead, tree contractors do not want to work on dead or near dead ash trees, these trees are unpredictable trees during the cutting process and become a hazard to personal contractor safety and public safety.

Before hiring a company, be sure to obtain:

• Estimates from multiple companies.

• Proof of insurance.

• Written estimates of cost.

• Written agreement on disposal/site cleanup requirements.

• References.

For a list of local arborists or for tips on how to select a tree service company, please contact your yellow pages, the internet, or business listings. More information can also be found at:

Want to Run for Public Office?

Nominations to run for public office will close July 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

In order to run for public office for the 2018 municipal election, a candidate must file the prescribe Form 1, Nomination Paper with the Clerk, 21 Queen Street, Ripley during normal office hours of 8:30 am. to 4:30 pm. beginning Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to Thursday, July 26, 2018 and on Nomination Day, Friday, July 27, 2018 from 9:00 am. - 2:00 pm.
A candidate must file the Nomination paper in person as an original signature is required.
Effective April 1, 2018, the nomination of a person for an office within the municipality must be endorsed by at least 25 persons. The person endorsing the nomination must be eligible to vote in an election for an office within the municipality, if a regular election was held on the day that the person endorses the nomination. Endorsement of Nomination - Form 2
For more information please contact Emily Dance, Clerk at 519-395-3735

Free Soper Creek Wildlife Demonstration

Free Soper Creek Wildlife Demonstration & Exhibit

July 11th, 2018 3:30PM-7:30PM

Ripley Huron Community Centre

Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue and some of their animal friends will be set up for a 45 minute presentation beginning at 4:30PM, with the exhibit open before and after the presentation. 

No Registration Required! We hope to see you all there! 

This community event is brought to you in partnership with the NWMO, Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue and the Township of Huron-Kinloss. 


Be Prepared, Be Safe!

Know how to stay safe during severe weather events. If a tornado watch/warning is in effect in your area take precautions.
If you are at home:
  • Go to a windowless interior room on lowest level of your house. Go to a storm cellar or basement if your house has one. If there is no basement, go to an inner hallway or a smaller inner room without windows, such as a bathroom or closet.
  • Get away from the windows.
  • Go to the center of the room. Stay away from corners because they tend to attract debris.
  • Get under a piece of sturdy furniture such as a workbench or heavy table or desk and hold on to it.
  • Use your arms to protect head and neck.
  • If you are in a mobile home, get out and find shelter elsewhere.
If you are at work or school:
  • Go to the basement or to an inside hallway at the lowest level.
  • Avoid places with wide-span roofs such as auditoriums, cafeterias, large hallways, or shopping malls.
  • Get under a piece of sturdy furniture such as a workbench or heavy table or desk and hold on to it.
  • Use your arms to protect head and neck.
If you are outdoors:
  • If possible, get inside a building.
  • If shelter is not available or there is no time to get indoors, lie in a ditch or low-lying area or crouch near a strong building. Look out for flood waters which may also fill low areas.
  • Use your arms to protect head and neck.
If you are in a car:
  • Never try to drive faster than a tornado in a car or truck. Tornadoes can change direction quickly and can lift up a car or truck and toss it through the air.
  • Get out of the car immediately and take shelter in a nearby building.
  • If there is no time to get indoors, get out of the car and lie in a ditch or low-lying area away from the vehicle. Be aware of the potential for flooding.

Comprehensive Zoning By-Law

Please continue to check the website for Comprehensive Zoning status updates and for future meeting dates.
Contact Emily Dance, Clerk at 519-395-3735 or for information regarding the Comprehensive Zoning By-Law.

Upcoming Events

Please Note: The Municipal Office and Ripley Huron Community Centre will be closed July 2nd, 2018. Happy Canada Day!


June 29th - July 1st; Lucknow's 160th Reunion 

July 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th: Free Lighthouse Children's Program at the Point Clark Lighthouse 2-4PM

July 8th: Ripley Lions Club Annual BBQ

July 11th: Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue

July 14th: FREE Ice Cream Sundae at the Lucknow Tourism Office 10-2PM

July 20th-22nd: Ripley Mushball Tournament

July 22nd: Huron Lakeshore Friendship Club Community BBQ at the Point Clark Community Centre

To view all community events please visit our community events calendar

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


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