COVID-19

The Township of Huron-Kinloss declared a State of Emergency on March 23, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Township staff is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario, for up-to-date information check this page regularly and follow us on Facebook or Twitter or contact us at (519) 395-3735 or by email. 

Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen is a three-step plan to safely reopen the province and lift public health measures based on the province-wide vaccination rate and improvements in key public health and health care indicators. As of July 16, 2021, Ontario moved into Stage 3 of the Roadmap to Reopening.
However, Grey-Bruce Public Health, issued a Media Release on July 15, 2021 advising that Grey Bruce will enter a modified Step 3, with strong recommendations from Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Arra, instead of regulatory orders to contain the spread of COVID-19.
These recommendations include:
• Limits on private gatherings – 25 people for outdoor gatherings and 5 people for indoor gatherings
• Strongly encouraged to dine outdoors
• Workplaces and patrons follow public health measures, especially gyms, cinemas, and fast food locations.
• Church services and attendees, specifically wedding receptions, follow public health measures.
• Personal service settings and salons continue to require masks be worn, as in Step 2.

Visit the provincial website for Reopening Ontario for full details.

Step1 

Current Press Release:

July 21, 2021 - Grey-Bruce Public Health to Hold COVID-19 Vaccine Drive-Thru Clinic in Ripley

 Municipal Office

 

The Huron-Kinloss Municipal Office, located at 21 Queen St., Ripley, is currently open by appointment only. To book an appointment, phone or e-mail by contacting 519-395-3735 or info@huronkinloss.com

 Recreation Facilities

 

Effective May 22, 2021 All Township of Huron-Kinloss outdoor sports facilities and multi-use fields will re-open including:

  • Baseball diamonds
  • Soccer fields
  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Skateparks

Outdoor playgrounds and outdoor play structures are OPEN.

The Ripley-Huron Community Centre, Lucknow Town Hall meeting space, and Point Clark Community Centre will be closed until further notice.

For more information please contact our Community Services Department by email or by calling 519-395-2909.

Please contact the Lucknow & District Sports Complex at 519-528-3002 ext. 1 or lucrec@hurontel.on.ca for more information on operating hours.

 Public Works - Garbage and Recycling

 Garbage and recycling pick-up in the Township of Huron-Kinloss will continue as scheduled.

To learn more about garbage and recycling in the Township of Huron-Kinloss visit our garbage and recycling pages. You can subscribe for reminders about your pick-up schedule on the BAWSR website

The Huron Landfill remains open, operating hours are:

  • Tuesdays 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Fridays 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm

*These hours may be affected by the Christmas Holidays

Yard Waste Depots are open 24-hours/day

  • Concession 6 East,(just east of the Huron Landfill)
  • 907 Havelock St, Lucknow (beside the entrance to the Lucknow Soccer Fields)

 

 Fire Department

 

The Township of Huron-Kinloss Fire and Emergency Services will continue to provide emergency response services from both the Lucknow and Ripley Fire Stations without delay or interruption. 

Both Fire Stations are closed to the public. 

 Finance

 

Taxes and Municipal Payments will continue to be processed. For all tax inquiries, questions about payments, or concerns, please contact the Treasury Department at 519-395-3735.

  • Mail - PO Box 130, Ripley, ON, N0G 2R0
  • Drop-box at the Municipal Office, 21 Queen St. Ripley, or 
  • By telephone or online banking

Pre-authorized payments and previously submitted post dated cheques will continue to be processed as usual unless you contact the Township office at 519-395-3735 or by email to make changes.  

Notification must be received at least one week prior to the scheduled date to allow time to process the change. 

Please remember that pre-authorized payment plans are designed to equalize your payments throughout the year and delaying payments will affect the remainder due for the year.

 Building, Planning and By-Law

 

The Building & Planning Department continues to operate. Residents wishing to apply for a building permits can email the Building Department or use the online permitting system. Completed applications may be submitted by mail, e-mail or delivered the drop box located at the Municipal Office. 

Inspections can be scheduled by email or by phone, 519-395-3735.

 

By-Law Enforcement continues to operate.  To report By-Law complaints please contact (519)-395-3735 or for emergencies contact (519)-395-3844; response time will vary based on the nature of the complaint.

 The Hub

 

The Hub, located at 46 Queen St. will be open by appointment only. To book an appointment please contact Lauren at leby@huronkinloss.com or 519-395-4225.

 Business Information

 We are communicating information and opportunities available for businesses through our Do Business Huron-Kinloss Facebook page.

The Township has launched a COVID-19 Business Supports webpage and a Business directory to assist business owners find the support they need and advertise to consumers.

For more information about our business supports please contact our Business & Economic Officer by email or by calling 519-395-3735.

 

For any businesses in Huron-Kinloss who are unsure of whether they are deemed essential by the Province of Ontario, the Stop the Spread hotline is available to answer these questions. Anyone with questions or concerns can call the province's Stop the Spread hotline at 1-888-444-3659.

Resources

Past Huron-Kinloss COVID-19 Newsletters

Subscribe to receive mailed Huron-Kinloss COVID-19 Newsletters.

August 2021 - Mailed Newsletter

July 2021 - Mailed Newsletter

June 2021 - Mailed Newsletter

May 2021 - Mailed Newsletter

April 2021 - Mailed Newsletter

March 2021 - Mailed Newsletter

February 2021 - Mailed Newsletter

December 2020 - Electronic Newsletter

December 2020 - Mailed Newsletter

November 2020 - Electronic Newsletter

November 2020 - Mailed Newsletter

November 2020 - Snow Plowing

October 2020 - Electronic Newsletter

October 2020 - Mailed Newsletter

September 2020 - Electronic Newsletter

September 2020 - Mailed Newsletter

August 2020 - Electronic Newsletter

August 2020 - Mailed Newsletter

July 2020 - Electronic Newsletter

July 2020 - Mailed Newsletter

June 3, 2020 - Electronic Newsletter

June 17, 2020 - Mailed Newsletter

June, 30 2020 - Electronic Newsletter

May 2020 - Electronic Newsletter

May 2020 - Mailed Newsletter

March 2020 - Electronic Newsletter 

 Past Public Notices

May 21st, 2021 - Outdoor Recreation Amenities, Outdoor Gatherings, Campgrounds

April 19, 2021 - Burn Ban lifted

April 19, 2021 - Outdoor Play Structures and Playgrounds Open

April 17, 2021 - The Township of Huron-Kinloss Closes All Outdoor Sports Facilities and Multi-Use Fields

April 15, 2021 - The Township of Huron-Kinloss takes extra precautions as a result of the Declared Critical Threshold of COVID-19 cases in Grey-Bruce.

BURN BAN ISSUED - TOWNSHIP OF HURON-KINLOSS - April 15, 2021

March 31, 2021 - Huron-Kinloss Mayor Encourages Residents to Enjoy Easter at Home; Municipal Office Closed for Easter

February 19, 2021 - Huron-Kinloss Mayor Thanks Residents; Municipal Services Update

January 26, 2021 - The Hub Wellness Series and Mental Health Support Resources 

January 14th, 2021 - Huron-Kinloss COVID-19 Update: Continuity of Business Operations and Municipal Facilities.

January 13th, 2021 - Mayor Twolan implores residents to stay home

December 22nd, 2020 Provincial Shut Down 

Information Release December 17, 2020 - Holiday Greetings from the Mayor of Huron-Kinloss; Municipal Holiday Hours

Information Bulletin November 2, 2020 - The Royal Canadian Legion Branches 440 Ripley and 309 Lucknow Encouraging Residents to Attend Virtual Remembrance Day Services

Information Bulletin October 26, 2020 - Lucknow and Ripley Keep Halloween Exciting for Kids with Social Distancing Events; Take Extra Precautions When Trick-Or-Treating This Year

Information Bulletin October 22, 2020 - Temporary Yard Waste Depots Point Clark, Ripley and Lucknow to Close. Fall Leaf Collection November 2 and 3, 2020.

Information Bulletin September 21, 2020 - Province Limits the Size of Social Gatherings

Information Bulletin July 17, 2020 - Outdoor Play Structures Reopen; Municipal Facilities Remain Closed to the Public

Information Bulletin June 26, 2020 - Splash Pads and Seasonal Washrooms Open

Information Bulletin June 15, 2020 - Day Camps Cancelled

Information Bulletin June 2, 2020 - Recreation Facility Closures Extended Until June 30

Information Bulletin May 28, 2020 - Beaches Open

Press Release May 22, 2020 - Township of Huron-Kinloss OPENS outdoor park facilities and off-leash Dog Park

Press Release May 14, 2020 - Open Air Fire Ban Revoked in the Township of Huron-Kinloss

Press Release May 8, 2020 - Huron-Kinloss Mayor Revokes Municipal Order regarding the Operation of Valves for the Purposes of Supplying Water to Seasonal Dwellings

Press Release May 7, 2020 - Garage and/or Yard Sales CORRECTION from Grey-Bruce Health Unit

Press Release May 6, 2020 - Garage and/or Yard Sales Prohibited in Grey/Bruce

Press Release April 30, 2020 - Burn Ban Order in Effect for all of Huron-Kinloss

Press Release April 17, 2020 – COVID-19 Enforcement

News & Updates April 15, 2020 – Temporary Yard Waste Disposal Sites

Press Release April 8, 2020 - Huron-Kinloss Mayor Addressees the Public with the Township of Huron-Kinloss Response to COVID-19 to Date

Press Release April 3, 2020 – Chief Fire Officials Issue Full Burn Ban

Information Bulletin April 2, 2020 – Message From the Ripley-Huron Fire Department About COVID-19

Information Bulletin April 1, 2020 -Curb-side Recycling Pick-up Resumes and All Park Amenities are Closed until Further Notice

Press Release March 30, 2020 - Huron-Kinloss Mayor Imposes Order to Not Permit the Operation of Any Valves for the Purposes of Supplying Water to Seasonal Dwellings during the Emergency Pandemic Situation.

Information Bulletin March 25, 2020 – Huron Landfill Site Closed to General Public

Information Bulletin March 24, 2020 – Township of Huron-Kinloss Closes All Municipal Playground Structures

Emergency Bulletin March 23, 2020 - The Township of Huron-Kinloss Declares State of Emergency in Response to COVID19

Information Bulletin March 19, 2020 - COVID-19 UPDATE: Municipal Office Closed March 20, 2020 for Pandemic Relief Day

Information Bulletin March 17, 2020 – COVID-19 Update: Continuity of Business Operations and Municipal Facilities

News Release March 13, 2020 - Township Recreational Programming and Facility Rentals Cancelled

 

Mayor's Address to Residents

Mayor Twolan's Address to Residents April 8, 2020
Mayor Twolan's Address to Residents March 30, 2020

Community Support Information
  • Spark Ontario connects volunteers with seniors, people with disabilities and other Ontarians requiring assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Call 211 to speak to a person about issues you are facing regarding food, housing, transportation, mental health, or other concerns. Bruce Grey Information Data Base
  • Kincardine Food Bank: Open Thursdays from 10AM to 1PM. Located at Anglican Church of the Messiah, 415 Russell St. East, Kincardine. Phone 519-396-2185; Email: circlef@bmts.com
  • Home and Community Support Services Grey Bruce: This agency offers the Meals on Wheels program. Call 519-372-2091 or email mow@hcssgreybruce.com 
  • Wes for Youth: Counselling for youth Call 519-507-3737 or email office@wesforyouthonline.ca. 
  • CMHA Grey Bruce: Mental Health and Addiction Services. Call 1-877-470-5200. 
  • Bruce County Human Services: Call 519-881-0431 or email info@brucecounty.on.ca
  • Telehealth Ontario Call 1-866-797-0000 
  • Grey Bruce Health Unit: Call 519-376-9420 and press 3000 if you're experiencing symptoms of COVID– 19, which include:
    • Difficulty Breathing 
    • Fever
    • Persistent Cough 
  • COVID-19 Assessment Centres in Grey Bruce Region
  • Ontario Community Support is available for Seniors, persons with disabilities and people with underlying medical conditions, their families or caregivers can access delivery services.

Those without internet access, or who require service in a language other than English or French, can contact 211 at any time by dialing 211, 1-877-330-3213 (toll free) or 1-888-340-1001 for TTY service.

Other Helpful Resources

The Township of Huron-Kinloss will continue to gather information and updates from the County of Bruce, The Grey Bruce Health Unit, the Province of Ontario and other health agencies and will provide new information to residents when available. 

Report a Problem

To report a service request or issue download the Huron-Kinloss Connects mobile app from the Google Play or Apple App Store or visit the report a problem web portal.

For after-hours emergencies regarding municipal issues, please call 1-866-299-5199

For emergencies related to the COVID-19 pandemic please contact Grey Bruce Public Health at 1-800-263-3456 or South Bruce O.P.P. non-emergency line at 1-888-310-1122.