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