Southgate Sideroad 13 Road Closure

Southgate's Public Works department would like residents to be advised that Southgate Sideroad 13 will be closed between Southgate Road 10 and Southgate Road 12 for a bridge replacement.  If you have any questions please contact the Public Works Manager Jim Ellis at 519-923-2110 ext 224.

Thank you
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 9:15am

Council Highlights September 24, 2014

Council Highlights - September 24, 2014
  • October 1-31, 2014 has been proclaimed Lupus Awareness month in the Township of Southgate. This is a month to increase awareness in communities of the debilitating impact of lupus. For more information on Lupus and what you can do to help, please visit
  • October 20-26, 2014 has been proclaimed Waste Reduction Week in the Township of Southgate. Check out the Environmental Services page of our website for ways you can reduce waste in your home.
  • Council discussed the next steps for the Olde Town Hall building. It was agreed that any further recommendations regarding the building should be left in the hands of the new Council to be elected.
  • The zoning for a new Mennonite School in Southgate has been passed. The proposed school will be located on Southgate Sideroad 41 in the former Township of Egremont.
  • Southgate has received the first of seven expected payments from Skyway 8 Wind Farm to be received over the next 6 years. These funds will be placed in a Community Enhancement Reserve.
  • Council approved a full step movement for the CAO after successful completion of the performance appraisal process as recommended by Ward and Uptigrove.
Upcoming Meetings:
o Council – October 1
o Council – October 15 (CANCELLED)
o PSB – October 21
o Committee of Adjustment & Council – October 22
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 1:45pm

All New Elections Page!

Now that all the candidates are in, our election page has been refreshed to give you all of the information you need! 

The elections page now gives you information on:
  • All Candidate's Meetings
  • Who can Vote
  • When to Vote
  • What Identification You Need to Vote

Please click here or on this logo on the main page to view the updated elections page.  
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 2:15pm

All Candidates' Meetings - Sept. 23, Oct. 2 and Oct. 9

The Egremont/Proton Township Federation of Agriculture will be hosting 2 All Candidates' Meetings for the 2014 Municipal Election.

Tuesday September 23, 2014 
7-10 pm
Highpoint Community School, Dundalk


Thursday October 2, 2014
7-10 pm
Egremont Optimist Hall, Main Street, Holstein

Concerned Citizens of Southgate will be hosting the third All Candidates' Meeting for the 2014 Municipal Election.

Thursday October 9, 2014
7-10 pm
Swinton Park Community Centre
Monday, September 22, 2014 - 2:15pm

Media Release - Lystek Open House

September 18/2014 – Dundalk ON – For Immediate Release

Lystek’s invitational Open House event at the Southgate Organic Materials Recover Centre (OMRC) attracted over 130 people on Wednesday, September 17. The event was held in celebration of the surpassing of Lystek’s first full year of operations of the centre and, according to those in attendance, it was a huge success.

Please click here to view the entire media release.
Monday, September 22, 2014 - 10:45am

Request for Proposals – Municipal Solicitor Services

The Corporation of the Township of Southgate seeks to engage a vendor as a Municipal Solicitor for a term of five (5) years.

For the full description of the RFP, please visit the Current Opportunities section of our website. 
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 12:00pm

Minutes from PAC Meeting #18

Please click here to view the minutes from the Public Advisory Committee meeting #18 held on August 26, 2014. 
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 10:15am

Distracted Driving a Factor in Long Weekend Fatal Crashes

(GREY COUNTY, ON) – Driver distraction was a factor in two of the four fatal motor vehicle collisions the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated over the Labour Day Long Weekend, pushing the number of 2014 distraction-related roads deaths up to 39 (in OPP jurisdiction)

The OPP would like to thank the many Ontario residents and visitors who did their part to ensure that they and their families made it through a safe long weekend on roads, waterways and trails.   

As of the end of the Labour Day Weekend, the OPP has laid more than 11,500 Highway Traffic Act 78.1 Prohibit Hand-held Devices charges in Ontario so far this year. 

Locally, the Grey County OPP investigated 12 collisions over the holiday weekend with injuries reported at 2 of the scenes.  Officers laid 69 charges during the weekend.  Fifty drivers were charged with speeding, 1 for racing, 7 for no seatbelt, 10 for distracted driving and 1 impaired driving charge.

In addition, members of the West Region OPP traffic unit laid 40 charges on August 29, 2014 in Grey County.  Thirty two for distracted driving, 5 for speeding and 3 for no seatbelt.

“There are still too many drivers that think its ok to use their cell phone while they drive.  Distracted driving kills.  There is no message so important that it’s worth risking a life for.  The Grey County OPP officers will continue to identify and stop this dangerous act” – Inspector Mike Guilfoyle, Detachment Commander, Grey County OPP.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 3:15pm

The Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards

The Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards recognize Youth Achievement, Lifetime Achievement, Community Leadership, and Excellence in Conservation. Nominations for these awards and for the Young Heritage Leaders program will be accepted until September 30, 2014.

For more information on nominations or any other inquires, please click here.
Friday, August 15, 2014 - 11:30am

Grey County Media Release

Grey County’s Economic Development Strategic Plan Begins

Grey County is undertaking a strategic planning process to help identify areas for economic growth and diversification across the County for the next 5-10 years. The strategic plan process will involve extensive community consultation and will culminate in the development of a detailed action plan that will be executed by county staff over the next three years. 

Please click here to view the full media release.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 10:30am


Sunlight beaming through the trees in a forest on a bright spring day.
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