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Burn ban issued, effective July 6, 2020

Posted on July 06, 2020 12:20 PM

July 6, 2020

Pelham, ON – Effective Monday, July 6, 2020, Town of Pelham Fire Chief Bob Lymburner has declared an open-air burn ban due to a lack of significant rainfall and forecasted hot, dry conditions. 

There will be no open-air burning permitted in Pelham until further notice.

“This burn ban is for the safety of the entire community,” said Lymburner. “Fires can spread quickly and with the hot, dry weather and very little precipitation in the forecast, conditions...

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Beat the heat: Pelham's cooling centre and tips to stay cool

Posted on July 03, 2020 01:47 PM

As temperatures rise to the mid-30s with humidity reaching into the 40s, Pelham residents requiring a place to escape the heat can do so at Fire Station #1 on Highway 20. As a designated cooling centre, the fire station provides reprieve from the heat for residents from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Physical distancing measures are in place and anyone entering the building will be required to complete a predetermined health screening, including having their temperature taken.

Pelham residents...

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July 2020 Town of Pelham Newsletter

Posted on July 03, 2020 01:25 PM

July 2020 Town of Pelham Newsletter

Town of Pelham facilities reopen July 6, 2020

Town of Pelham facilities reopen on Monday, July 6, 2020, following Public Health guidelines, safety standards, and best practices. Pelham’s framework for reopening can be found at

When visiting Town facilities, the public will be asked to submit to a standardized screening test including having their temperature taken. Face coverings, when unable to physically distance, are required. Before...

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2020 by-election - third party advertising

Posted on July 03, 2020 11:32 AM

Prior to 2018, third party advertising was not regulated for municipal council and school board elections. Those who wanted to advertise or distribute materials supporting or opposing a candidate did not have to identify themselves, were able to spend unlimited amounts of money, and did not have to report their advertising or financial activities to anyone.

Recent changes to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 created a framework of rules for third party advertising. 

Every municipality...

Canada Day

2020 Canada Day Closures

Posted on June 29, 2020 09:50 AM

Please note that Pelham Town Hall, the Meridian Community Centre, and other administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 1.

Pelham transit is also not running.

Regular hours and services resume July 2.

Join our virtual Canada Day celebrations! For more information, visit:

Happy Canada Day!

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