May 17, 2017

For Immediate Release-Fire Hydrant Repair on Frank Street in Wiarton 

On Thursday, May 18, 2017, drinking watermain flow will be throttled down from 9:30 AM to 16:00 PM to allow for a fire hydrant repair on Frank Street in Wiarton.  During this maintenance exercise, available water flow and pressure to all residences and businesses situated on Frank Street east of Centennial Crescent, and all residences of Centennial Crescent, may be reduced.  During this maintenance exercise, low available water flow and pressure may also affect all residences and businesses receiving water from the entire Oxenden municipal drinking water system in Georgian Bluffs. 

We apologize for any inconvenience that may be caused by this maintenance exercise. 

If you have any questions please contact: 

OCWA                                                (866) 214-6987
Health Unit                                        (519) 376-9420
Town of South Bruce Peninsula  (519) 534-1400
Township of Georgian Bluffs        (519) 376 2729

April 21, 2017 

South Bruce Peninsula Item for the Bruce County 150th Time Capsule 

Bruce County has been undertaking a number of exciting projects in celebration of Bruce County's 150th anniversary. 

The Town of South Bruce Peninsula has been asked to participate in the Time Capsule project.  The Town is permitted to place a small item in a Time Capsule which Bruce County will open in 50 years. 

Town Council is asking you, the members of our community for suggestions on an item to place in the Time Capsule which would represent the Town of South Bruce Peninsula.  The Time Capsule is the size of a small suitcase so the item to be suggested would need to be small and compact. 

Give us your ideas!  Make a submission in writing or by email.  Include your name and contact information.  Draw a picture of your suggestion or provide a photo!  Council will consider your ideas when they decide what item to place in the Time Capsule.  Council consideration of suggestions will be subject to rules of procedure and Council policy. 

Submit your ideas to the undersigned by May 19, 2017 a noon.  Imagine having Council choose your idea for the item to be included in the Time Capsule!  Put your thinking caps on - we want to hear from you. 

Angie Cathrae
Manager of Legislative Services/Clerk
Town of South Bruce Peninsula
PO Box 310, 315 George Street
Wiarton ON N0H 2T0
Toll Free 1-877-534-1400

January 24, 2017 

For Immediate Release 

Early Spring or Six More Weeks of Winter?

The countdown is on as Canada anxiously waits for February 2, 2017 when Wiarton Willie, the legendary albino prognosticating groundhog will predict whether it will be an early spring or six more weeks of winter.

The Mayor of the Land and of the Marmot is brushing up on her Groundhogese and the Shadow Cabinet and local organizations are busy making the necessary preparations to ensure this year's festival is a fun filled success.

Join us for Prediction Morning Festivities on February 2nd.  Wake up Willie with a spectacular Fireworks display at 7:00 am, enjoy on stage entertainment including entertainment brought to you by this Year's Festival Sponsor,                    

hear Willie make the big prediction at 8:07 am and then join us upstairs in the arena for a free pancake breakfast.

Prediction Morning will be followed by loads of great activities happening over the February 3-5th weekend.  Be sure to check out Monte Carlo Night, the Groundhog Jog, Willie's Craft Show, St John's United Church Pancake Brunch, and Willie's Fancy Tea just to name a few.  For a complete list of events taking place visit Wiarton Willie's website

For more information please contact:
Cherry Wyonch
Deputy Clerk
Town of South Bruce Peninsula
519-534-1400 x 120

November 17, 2016

For Immediate Release 

Town of South Bruce Peninsula Police Services Board Encourages Public Participation and Feedback 

The Town of South Bruce Peninsula (TSBP) Police Services Board (PSB) would like to introduce themselves and encourage the residents to become more involved with policing in our community.

The TSBP contracts police services with the Ontario Provincial Police.  TSBP PSB is a Section 10 Board in Zone 5, consisting of one municipal member Mayor Janice Jackson, one provincial member, Chair Pat Varley and one community member Betty Hall.

Municipal Police Services Boards serve Ontarians by governing police services at the local level.  Section 10 Police Service Boards govern within their jurisdictions by:

  • Participating in the selection of the Detachment Commander
  • Determining priorities and objectives for Police Services, in consultation with the Detachment Commander
  • Establishing local policies, goals and objectives for policing
  • Providing input into the development of the Business Plan
  • Monitoring the performance and evaluating the Detachment Commander
  • Receiving reports regarding secondary activity
  • Reviewing the Detachment Commander's administration of public complaints

The TSBP PSB regularly holds meetings which are open to the public on the third Tuesday of the month at 9:00 am in the municipal Council Chambers located at 315 George St in Wiarton.  Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings and agendas are posted on the municipal website on the Friday prior to each meeting.

The Board welcomes your input in the form of delegations and correspondence.  Any concerns regarding policing within the Town of South Bruce Peninsula should be presented to the Board.  For more information regarding the TSBP PSB please contact the Board secretary below or please accept this as your personal invitation to attend one of our upcoming meetings.

Chair Pat Varley
c/o Cherry Wyonch, Police Service Board Secretary


August 31, 2016

South Bruce Peninsula Hosts Doors Open Ontario September 17th and 18th, 2016

South Bruce Peninsula - South Bruce Peninsula is opening its doors in Hepworth, Allenford and the former Amabel Township.  Use this as your opportunity to explore new and interesting locations in South Bruce Peninsula. 

Doors Open South Bruce Peninsula will take place on September 17, 2016 and September 18, 2016.  Not all sites are normally open to the public; plan to take a look at successful farming operations, churches, community halls, a masonic lodge, stream rehabilitation and local business. 

South Bruce Peninsula Mayor Janice Jackson invites everyone to the Town of South Bruce Peninsula for Doors Open South Bruce Peninsula.  Mayor Jackson says "Doors Open is a unique event which promotes community pride and celebrates the importance of heritage and culture.  You won't be disappointed when you visit South Bruce Peninsula." 

Doors Open Ontario is a program of the Ontario Heritage Trust.  

Visit for an updated list of Doors Open Ontario events. 

For more information about Doors Open South Bruce Peninsula contact: 

Town of South Bruce Peninsula
Toll Free 1-877-534-1400


August 23, 2016 

Burning Ban Fully Lifted 

The Burning Ban and Fire Restrictions enacted on August 13th, 2016 for South Bruce Peninsula have been now been fully lifted. 

We would like to thank the residents and visitors of South Bruce Peninsula for their cooperation over the past weeks in ensuring the safety of our community with regards to fire. 

The Town of South Bruce Peninsula would like to remind residents & visitors that they must continue to follow the Open Air Burning by-law 17-2013 when conducting an open air fire. The bylaw can be found on our website or call our office at 519-534-1400 x133 for more information. 

Even with the amounts of rain we have received recently, please be extremely cautious when burning as the vegetation in the area is still fairly dry. 

We will continue to monitor the effects of the weather and issue updates as necessary. 

Please also note the Fireworks By-law 122-2015 states that no person shall set off any fireworks except on Victoria Day, Canada Day or Independence Day or the day immediately preceding Victoria Day, Canada Day or Independence Day unless a permit has been granted by the AHJ. 

Thank you again for your continued cooperation. 

For more information please contact Chief Robinson at 519-534-1400 extension 142.

Daniel Robinson
Manager of Emergency Services
Town of South Bruce Peninsula