• Phone: 519-335-3208
  • Office Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm

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Howick Township Brochures - Request for Quote

Request for Quotes - The Township of Howick will receive quotes until Monday, May 15, 2015 at 12 noon for designing and printing of 2,000; 5,000 and 10,000 Howick Township brochures.  Please follow this link for more information.

Half Load Restrictions

half load sign Under the Highway Traffic Act, reduced load restrictions are placed on trucks to protect Ontario's highways during spring thaw, when road damage is most likely to occur. The Township would like to remind drivers that “Half Load” season starts annually on March 1 and continues until April 30 of each year; half load restrictions are in effect on all Township roads.  For more information on half load season link to the Ministry of Transportation website or contact the municipal office.

While Spring is very welcome after a long winter, it presents us with annual challenges that are an element of living in the country in the Springtime.  The spring break up is only temporary, but can be very frustrating to everyone involved.  Your care and patience is appreciated!

Budget Report 2015

The 2015 - Final Budget report and corresponding documents were received by Council at the April 21st Council Meeting.  Please follow this link for the Final 2015 Budget and Tax Rate for the Township of Howick.

Education and Training

Become a volunteer weather spotter!  The County of Huron is pleased to announce that Environment Canada CANWARN free sessions will be hosted within Huron County. 

Please note that the Huron Business Development Corporation (HBDC) will be running their Business By Design workshop that helps people  investigate and prepare for starting a small business or assist them in arriving at the conclusion that running a small business may not be the right choice!  The workshops takes place January 29th at the Huron Business Centre starting at 10:00am. As usual, there is absolutely no charge for attending as this event is provided as a service to Huron County residents - although space is limited so registration is required.  Call the office at 519-527-0305 to register!  For more information please follow this link to the HBDC flyer.

Note: as this workshop is repeated on the last Friday every 2 months, there is no ‘snow day’. If it is cancelled due to weather, we simply stick to the bi-monthly schedule.

Lake Huron Learing logo Lake Huron Learning Collaborative is a non-profit organization that promoted post-secondary education in Huron County.  Register now for programs by following this link for more information and a full listing of courses:  http://www.lakehuronlearning.ca/

The Centres for Employment & Learning provide learning opportunities with a focus on employment, bringing the world of learning to Huron County residents. Their learning and employment programs/services are accessed by adult learners in whatever manner works best. Most learning is self-paced, individualized and self-directed with the support of staff. Centre for Employment and Learning Link for the events calendar.

Recreation News

Howick Pool News
This summer the Howick Optimist Club will be subsidizing swim lessons at the Howick Pool. The Optimist Club will be subsidizing $20 per child for all the sessions of lessons throughout the summer. What this means for you is simple, register your child and receive $20 off the cost of lessons! Along with that the Optimist Club will also be sponsoring all Public Swims for the month of July.  For more info contact Joe at 519-335-3883 or recreation@town.howick.on.ca. After June 10th you can contact the pool directly at 519-335-3471

The Township of Howick Recreation Department would like to thank the Howick Optimist Club for their generous donation to the Howick Pool and for their continued support of recreation programs throughout the Township of Howick.

For registration information for swimming, minor hockey, minor soccer and Fordwich minor ball please follow this link.

Calendar of Events in Howick

April 2015

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Upcoming Events

Council Meetings 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office

  1. May 5, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
  2. May 19, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
  3. June 2, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
  4. June 16, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
  5. July 21, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
  6. August 18, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
  7. September 1, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
  8. September 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
  9. October 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
  10. October 20, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
  11. November 3, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
  12. November 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
  13. December 1, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
  14. December 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

2015 Volunteer Appreciation Nominations

 Council of the Township of Howick is calling for nominations for the 2015 “Citizen of the Year” Award. The purpose of this award is to honour a Howick Township resident that has made an outstanding contribution to the community. Please send a letter describing why your nominee deserves the recognition to the Clerk, in a sealed envelope marked “confidential”, in person or by mail, PO Box 89, Gorrie Ontario N0G 1X0 or email at clerk@town.howick.on.ca. The deadline for nominations is 4 pm on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Special Announcements

The Gorrie Community Hall is pleased to announce that they received funding under the Community infrastructure improvement Fund for upgrading the Kitchen Facilities as well as Enabling Accessibility to the Hall.

Service Ontario has launched a new section for not-for-profits (NFPs)  in Ontario making it faster and easier for organizations to get the services and information they need to start, operate and grow their NFPs.  The new site features information on government open call programs for funding, ideas on how to start and manage a not-for-profit organization, a section to help organizations understand the laws that affect the sector, research about the sector, government initiatives that support the sector, and much more. Please follow the link to visit this new resource: www.ServiceOntario.ca/NotForProfits

Welcome to the Township of Howick

On behalf of Council and the residents of the Township of Howick, welcome to our community.  The rural area of the Township is ideal for farming and other agricultural based operations. Our three villages, Fordwich, Wroxeter and Gorrie and two hamlets, Belmore and Lakelet  offer a setting for commercial and residential applications. We would like to extend an invitation for you to visit, relocate or establish a business in our friendly community.

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