As of today, Elgin County has launched the #ElginStrong initiative. The purpose is to send a powerful, positive message to Elgin County’s businesses and residents through the art of creation. Residents and business owners are encouraged to be creative and show what they love most about their amazing community through the art of design. Competition is open until April 14th.


Wonderland Road (CR 29) between Southminster Bourne southerly for a distance of approximately 3 kilometres. 

Tentative Start Date: April 6, 2020                 Estimated Completion: August 2020

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Please be advised that each of the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Areas will have the completed COVID-19 ALERT posted at their entrances.  

Permits / Legal Inquiries?  Permit Applications?

LTVCA staff are transitioning to work from home.

While you can still call the office at 519-354-7310, there may be a delay in getting back to you.  Please see below:

• For legal inquiries &/or property purchase inquiries, e-mail

• For inquiries re: proposed...

With many using wipes more often given the time we are in, we would like to remind the public to please avoid flushing any wipes.

.Although these are great to use, they do not flush as well as it was once suggested, and cause a major expense to correct in order to have the drains flowing properly again. They can also cause issues within your own household or business plumbing. 

During this historic time that is adversely affecting all of us, there is some good news to share.  You may have already seen the recent activity in Fingal at the old ball diamond.  Fingal Heritage Park is finally coming to life.  

 A steel, Victorian inspired gazebo is being constructed that kicks...

Greening Central Elgin was initiated to increase tree cover in the Municipality of Central Elgin. The program has since expanded to also include the City of St. Thomas, the Township of Southwold and the Township of Malahide.  Native tree seedlings are available for landowners in these municipalities at an affordable rate to help “green” the municipality.

A minimum order of 20 trees is...

Strummin Ukes, Serving turkey dinner, guess enjoying dinner

The Southwold Young @ Heart's Christmas Dinner was a huge success!

Thank-you to everyone that came out and enjoyed a wonderful meal by...