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Township of Huron - Kinloss
Point Clark - Ripley - Lucknow

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National Chamber of Commerce Group Benefit Plan

The Lucknow and District Chamber of Commerce invites you to a presentation by Joe Carter on the National Chamber of Commerce Group Benefits Plan. This is very attractive to smaller businesses and those who are self employed. This is an open event to all; however, businesses must be a paid-up member of a local Chamber of Commerce to access the Plan. The Lucknow and District Chamber of Commerce's annual membership fee is $80.

If you are interested in learning more about this Plan, the presentation is on March 19th at the Lucknow Sports Complex (lower level room). It will start at 7:30 p.m. and there will be refreshments.

If you have any questions, please e-mail:

Rural Summer Jobs Program

This annual program is administered by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. It allows eligible employers, upon successful application, to subsidize the hourly cost of summer student employment. The program provides a $2 per hour incentive to hire eligible employees. In order to qualify as an eligible employer, your business or organization must be located in a town, small city or rural township that has a population of 100,000 or less.

The deadline to apply for this program is April 17, 2015. Eligible employees would be students between the ages of 15 and 30 who intend to return to school in the fall of 2015.

For more information, visit:

Lifesaving Society First Aid Courses

Lifesaving SocietyThe Township of Huron-Kinloss is offering first aid courses at the Ripley Huron Community Centre on April 22nd and 23rd for business owners and employees. The first is Emergency First Aid with CPR and use of Automated External Defibrillator’s (AED), which is a one day course. The other course is Standard First Aid with CPR C and AED use and this is a two day course.

It will be $75 for the two day course and $40 for the one day course – both include the first aid manual. Classes start at 9:00 a.m. and run until 4:30 p.m. with a ½ hour for lunch.

If you are interested in attending or sending employees to a course, please contact Michelle Goetz,

Tourism Operator Brochure Swap

All Grey and Bruce County Tourism Operators, Businesses, Visitor Information Centres and Chamber of Commerce are invited to attend the FREE Grey-Bruce Brochure Swap. It is being held at the Grey Roots Museum and Archives, Owen Sound, on May 5, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Similar to past years, this event will be a simple "swap and go" format. Pre-registration is required:

If you are unable to attend the event and your business or event has brochures you would like distributed, please contact Taralyn.

Huron-Kinloss is now on Twitter!

Follow us on Twitter, @Huron_Kinloss, for urgent notices, important news updates, community events, and more! Our Facebook Page is also monitored and updated during municipal office hours.

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2014 Economic Development Year-End Report

The Township's Business and Economic Officer, Taralyn Martin, presented the year-end Economic Development Report to Council on February 2, 2015. View the report here.

2015 Ice Cream Trailâ„¢

Ice Cream TrailThe Huron-Kinloss Ice Cream Trail™ is back! We are just finalizing the Stops, but it looks like there will be ten stops including one new location in Lucknow! The theme this year will focus on local heritage, highlighting the re-opening of the Point Clark Lighthouse and Ripley Reunion.

The Trail will open on May 15th, just in time for the Victoria Day Long Weekend. It will run until September 27th.

How It Works

The Ice Cream Trail™ is a fun photo scavenger hunt taking participants to ten ice cream stops along the way. Players follow a map and read clues at each stop, which leads them to find Sammy Sprinkles. In some cases, participants will be lead to a different location to find Sammy.

Once participants find Sammy they take a picture with him and submit the photos to the Township for prizes. Participants will receive a free t-shirt (given to the first 1000 participants) and qualify for a chance to win our grand prize of $250 Huron-Kinloss Dollars to spend at local merchants. There are also special prizes for the funniest, most creative and largest group photos.   

Huron-Kinloss Dollars

If a customer presents a Huron-Kinloss Dollar Certificate at your business (see picture below), please accept it as cash. Follow the instructions on the reverse side to be reimbursed by the Township.

Spruce the Bruce Grants

We have received several inquires about Bruce County's Spruce the Bruce Program. They have not yet released any information regarding the 2015 Spruce the Bruce Granting Program. The Lucknow Chamber and Ripley Business Community will be informed when an annoucement is made. Please check their website for updates:


Share Your Photos

We are looking for photos of Huron-Kinloss businesses, attractions and campgrounds to use in our Discovery Guide and on our website. Your photos will help us showcase the wide range of products, services and activities available in our municipality.

If you have any photos that you wouldn't mind sharing, please send them to

Lake Huron Learning Centre Courses

The Lake Huron Learning Centre in Kincardine is offering the following courses this Spring:Lake Huron Learning Centre

  • Project Management
    • Starts April 13th
    • 9:30am - 3:30pm Monday - Thursday
  • Recruitment and Selection
    • Starts May 4th
    • 6:30pm - 9:30pm Monday & Wednesday (45 hours)

Primavera P6 Training is being offered in Blyth on March 27th, 28th and 29th. You must register for this course by March 13th.

For course information, please contact the Lake Huron Learning Centre:

Saugeen Shores Business Enterprise Centre Workshops

The following workshops are being offered by the Saugeen Shores Business Enterprise Centre this Spring:

  • How to open an online store
    • March 9th, Walkerton
  • Grow your network, grow your business
    • March 12th, WalkertonSaugeen Shores Business Enterprise Centre Logo
    • celebrating Internation Women's Day
  • Facebook Advertising
    • March 16th, Walkerton
  • Visual Merchandising: The Silent Salesperson
    • March 18th, Port Elgin
    • For retailers
  • Create and manage content for Social Media
    • March 23, Walkerton
  • The power of merchandising
    • March 25, Port Elgin
    • For non-retailers
  • Post planning for Facebook
    • March 30, Walkerton

You must pre-register for these workshops. Please contact the Busines Enterprise Centre for more information:

Upcoming Community Events

April 4 - Lucknow Chamber's Easter Egg Hunt

April 24-25, May 1-2 - Lucknow HAWK Theatre Presents "Small Town Reunion"

May 2 - Lucknow Town Wide Garage Sale

May 16 - Ripley Town Wide Yard Sale

May 31 - Huron Shores Lions Club Walk for Guide Dogs

June 21 - Longest Day of Play

June 25-27 - Lucknow Strawberry Summerfest

June 27 - Point Clark Lighthouse Grand Opening and Canada Day Celebrations

Township of Huron-Kinloss

Taralyn Cronin,
Business & Economic Officer
519-395-3735 Ext. 155


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