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Council this Week: Highlights from the April 13 County Council agenda

Posted on Monday, April 11, 2022 12:59 PM

County Council meetings are broadcast live at For agenda packages and past recordings of Council meetings, visit


Federal paper on reducing methane emissions

County Council is being asked to endorse staff comments on the proposed Government of Canada strategy, “Reducing Methane Emissions from Canada’s Municipal Solid Waste Landfills.” With municipal landfills responsible for about 23% of Canada’s methane emissions,...

Lower fees for child care

Posted on Tuesday, April 05, 2022 04:10 PM

Ontario and Canada have signed a $13.2 billion agreement that will lower fees for families and deliver an average of $10 a day childcare by September 2025.

As a first step, all Ontario families with children aged 0-5 in participating licensed child care programs will see a fee reduction of up to 25 per cent, retroactive to April 1, 2022.

Parents can expect a further reduction by the end of December 2022, which will reduce fees by approximately 50 per cent, followed by a reduction in September...

2022 Tourism Innovation Grant award recipients

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 05:54 AM

Tourism Oxford, Community Futures Oxford and Rural Oxford Economic Development are pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of the 2022 Tourism Innovation Grant. Following a thorough review and scoring process, three local businesses will each receive $3,000 to help develop a new tourism product in 2022.

2022 grant recipients include:

Oxford County Library appoints new Chief Librarian

Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 10:26 AM

The Oxford County Library Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Marie Williams to the role of Chief Executive Officer / Chief Librarian effective April 25, 2022.

Williams joins Oxford County Library from Oakville Public Library where, as head of Collections Operations, she developed the Library’s Collection and Content Strategy and also integrated diversity and inclusion, and truth and reconciliation, into the Library’s revised Collection Development Policy. Her leadership...

Oxford County Library reopening with care

Posted on Friday, March 25, 2022 07:16 AM

Oxford County Library (OCL) is taking steps to ensure a safe return to regular operating hours as pandemic-related health restrictions ease across the province.

Many rural branches began increasing open hours this week, while Ingersoll and Tillsonburg are already open six days per week. OCL’s rural branches will continue to expand operating hours each week, with a total return to service hours expected by mid-April, barring staffing issues or changes to public health guidelines. Norwich will continue...