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 This Month In Lambton 

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 Lambton County recognized for Top7 title

Sarnia-Lambton's formal participation in the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) Smart Communities challenge has concluded for this year, with Sarnia-Lambton earning a spot in the 2019 Top7 Intelligent Communities category.

"It is an honour to be included in the Top7 category," said Lambton County Warden Bill Weber. "Being included in a group with such outstanding company is a testament to how forward-thinking, innovative and involved our community is."

A strong submission underscoring many of the innovative projects underway locally landed Sarnia-Lambton among the world's best. Delegates representing Sarnia-Lambton at the ICF Global Summit met with more than 13 corporations from around the world to discuss potential business opportunities in the area. Sarnia-Lambton's Top7 status led to these discussions, and will continue to advance local economic development efforts in the future.

 Notice to Residents and Property Owners Regarding Noxious Weeds

The main purpose of the Weed Control Act R.S.O. 1990 is to reduce the impact of noxious weeds on the industries of agriculture and horticulture. Primarily this Act applies to agricultural and horticultural lands that generate income or other benefits to agriculture; this excludes lawns, gardens and private areas for personal enjoyment and leisure.

Under the Weed Control Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter W.5 Sections 3, 13, 16 and 23, you are requested to destroy all noxious weeds on your property.

In Urban Areas

Sections 3, 13, 16, and 18 do not apply to noxious weeds or weed seeds that are far enough away from any land used for agricultural or horticultural purposes, as they do not interfere with that use.

All properties within the County of Lambton are hereby requested to be in compliance with the Weed Control Act by the 30th day of June, 2019 and throughout the season.

Duane McKay and Jesse Soetemans
County Weed Inspectors
789 Broadway Street, Box 3000
Wyoming, ON N0N 1T0
Toll Free: 1-866-324-6912

 Lambton County Library Summer Reading Program: Natural World

This summer, Lambton County Library invites you to unplug and explore the stories and science of nature through adventure and play with our 2019 Summer Reading Program. Marvel at a growing seed, be awed by extreme weather, and wonder about our connection to each other and the earth that sustains us - we're learning about the natural world!

Reading throughout the summer is the best way to ensure continued school success for children. Visit any Lambton County Library to get started! Programs and activities will take place throughout the summer at all 25 locations to keep kids engaged. Please visit our program calendar to find a program near you.

Together, we’ll trek through the wilderness, real or imagined, and let our playful curiosity produce questions about the world around us, leading to surprising discoveries. Whether exploring in our own backyards or the world beyond, we’re sure to be amazed by the natural world and the role it plays in our imaginations and daily lives.

Lambton County Library partners with the TD Summer Reading Club, Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests, and all abilities. This free program is co-created and delivered by more than 2,000 public libraries across Canada.

Summer Reading Program

 Black Gold Fest - July 14, 2019

The Oil Museum of Canada, National Historic Site, is proud to invite you to Black Gold Fest! On Sunday July 14th, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. the museum will be offering free admission to this family friendly event.

A variety of events will be taking place for kids young and old including fire safety demonstrations from the Oil Springs Fire Department, face painting, blacksmith demonstrations, and horse-drawn wagon tours of the historic oil fields. The Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Library will be featuring their new Virtual Reality experience that allows you to fly down an oil well and travel through the rock formations beneath your feet. The Petrolia Lions Club food truck will be on hand serving lunch if you'd like to purchase a bite to eat, and you can enjoy it in our picnic pavilion while listening to live music.

There's something for everyone at Black Gold Fest and the Oil Museum of Canada, and additional exhibitors are still being added! There's so much to explore and experience, we can't wait to see you!

Black Gold Fest

 Canada's Waterscapes: Yours to Enjoy, Explore and Protect

Canada's Waterscapes is a travelling exhibit that will be on display at the Lambton Heritage Museum until September 30. Don’t miss your chance to experience it! Dive in and find out what it takes to manage and understand Canada’s aquatic ecosystems. Explore your aquatic side in this engaging, family-friendly, interactive exhibition.

The Waterscapes exhibit will be on display at the Lambton Heritage Museum until September 30, 2019.

Museum Hours:
Monday-Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Regular Admission:
Adult – $5.00
Senior/Student – $4.00
Children (ages 5-12) – $3.00
Family – $15.00

Canada’s Waterscapes is produced by the Canadian Museum of Nature in collaboration with the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council.

Canada's Waterscapes

 Severe Thunderstorm Safety

Summer is here and that means thunderstorms will become more common.

If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. This is why Environment Canada advises "when the sky roars, go indoors" - and stay there for at least 30 minutes after the last rumble of thunder.

Severe thunderstorms can also bring damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning, heavy downpours of rain, and occasionally tornadoes.

Be sure you have a plan in place for when severe weather strikes. Identify a safe location in your home and know your workplace's health and safety plans for severe weather.

For more information on preparing for severe weather this summer, visit

Severe Summer Weather

 Household Hazardous Waste Collection

The County, in conjunction with Clean Harbors Canada Inc., hosts several household hazardous waste collection events throughout the year. These events provide Lambton County residents the opportunity to properly dispose of potentially dangerous waste from their homes and protect our environment at the same time. Collection events at Clean Harbors’ facility at 4090 Telfer Road, St. Clair Township, are scheduled to occur from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturdays: June 29, September 28, and October 26. For more information, visit

household hazardous waste collection event



 Looking Ahead

Warden Bill Weber
Warden Bill Weber
County of Lambton

9:30 a.m., July 3 - Lambton County Council
9:30 a.m., August 7 - Lambton County Council*
9 a.m. & 11 a.m., August 21 - Committee A.M. & Committee P.M.

Agendas for past and present Committee and Council meetings are available online on the Council & Committee Agendas, Reports & Minutes page. Open Sessions of Lambton County Council are streamed live and are available for archival viewing for a period of one year by clicking on the Streamed Council Meetings tab on the County website home page.

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