Lambton Shores

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Lambton Shores
Municipality (lower-tier)
Municipality of Lambton Shores
Grand Bend
Grand Bend
Lambton Shores is located in Southern Ontario
Lambton Shores
Lambton Shores
Coordinates: 43°11′N 81°54′W / 43.183°N 81.900°W / 43.183; -81.900Coordinates: 43°11′N 81°54′W / 43.183°N 81.900°W / 43.183; -81.900
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Lambton
Formed 2001
Government
 • Mayor Bill Weber
 • Federal riding Lambton—Kent—Middlesex
 • Prov. riding Lambton—Kent—Middlesex
Area[1]
 • Land 331.08 km2 (127.83 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 10,656
 • Density 32.2/km2 (83/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal Code N0N 1J 0-9/N0M
Area code(s) 519 and 226
Website www.lambtonshores.ca

Lambton Shores is a municipality in Lambton County, Ontario, Canada, that is on the southern shores of Lake Huron. It was formed in 2001 when the Towns of Bosanquet and Forest, and the Villages of Thedford, Arkona, Ipperwash, Port Franks, Ravenswood and Grand Bend were amalgamated.

Climate[edit]

Lambton Shores is one of the more southerly municipalities in Canada, and therefore receives relatively warmer temperatures. It has an average high of 26 °C (79 °F) in July and −1 °C (30 °F) in January. As for precipitation, it receives an average of 87 millimetres (3.4 in) of rain in July and an average of 45 centimetres (18 in) of snow in January.

Climate data for Thedford (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 15.0
(59)
21.5
(70.7)
27.0
(80.6)
30.0
(86)
33.0
(91.4)
38.0
(100.4)
36.5
(97.7)
37.0
(98.6)
34.0
(93.2)
29.5
(85.1)
23.0
(73.4)
17.5
(63.5)
38.0
(100.4)
Average high °C (°F) −0.9
(30.4)
0.0
(32)
5.1
(41.2)
12.2
(54)
18.9
(66)
24.5
(76.1)
26.6
(79.9)
25.6
(78.1)
21.9
(71.4)
14.7
(58.5)
7.7
(45.9)
1.3
(34.3)
13.2
(55.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) −4.2
(24.4)
−3.8
(25.2)
0.7
(33.3)
7.1
(44.8)
13.1
(55.6)
18.7
(65.7)
21.0
(69.8)
20.2
(68.4)
16.4
(61.5)
10.2
(50.4)
4.3
(39.7)
−1.6
(29.1)
8.5
(47.3)
Average low °C (°F) −7.5
(18.5)
−7.6
(18.3)
−3.7
(25.3)
1.9
(35.4)
7.2
(45)
12.7
(54.9)
15.4
(59.7)
14.6
(58.3)
10.8
(51.4)
5.6
(42.1)
0.9
(33.6)
−4.5
(23.9)
3.8
(38.8)
Record low °C (°F) −33
(−27)
−30
(−22)
−23.5
(−10.3)
−9
(16)
−2.5
(27.5)
1.5
(34.7)
6.0
(42.8)
5.0
(41)
−1.5
(29.3)
−5.5
(22.1)
−13
(9)
−25.5
(−13.9)
−33
(−27)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 73.8
(2.906)
57.6
(2.268)
57.6
(2.268)
78.9
(3.106)
80.9
(3.185)
76.4
(3.008)
87.2
(3.433)
79.7
(3.138)
103.0
(4.055)
94.3
(3.713)
89.5
(3.524)
84.5
(3.327)
963.3
(37.925)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 29.1
(1.146)
23.7
(0.933)
35.3
(1.39)
74.7
(2.941)
80.9
(3.185)
76.4
(3.008)
87.2
(3.433)
79.7
(3.138)
103.0
(4.055)
92.9
(3.657)
77.8
(3.063)
42.9
(1.689)
803.4
(31.63)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 44.7
(17.6)
33.9
(13.35)
22.3
(8.78)
4.2
(1.65)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
1.4
(0.55)
11.7
(4.61)
41.7
(16.42)
159.9
(62.95)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 14.5 10.8 12.8 13.4 12.8 10.9 11.1 10.9 12.4 15.0 15.1 14.5 153.9
Average rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 4.6 3.4 7.3 12.6 12.8 10.9 11.1 10.9 12.4 14.9 12.7 6.8 120.1
Average snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 10.6 8.3 6.3 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.38 3.0 9.0 38.8
Source: Environment Canada[2]

Communities[edit]

The main communities in Lambton Shores are Arkona, Forest, Grand Bend, Port Franks and Thedford. Smaller communities include Cedarview, Glendale Beach, Kettle and Stoney Point, Ipperwash Beach, Lake Valley Grove, Jericho, Jura, Kinnaird, Northville, Ravenswood, Southcott Pines, Springvale, Sunnidale, Walden Place and Walker Woods.

Arkona[edit]

Arkona is a community located in the municipality of Lambton Shores in southwestern Ontario near the LambtonMiddlesex county line, situated beside the Ausable River, on Former Kings Highway 79 (now Lambton County Road 79), Arkona is roughly halfway between Thedford, and Watford.

Arkona, Ontario, Canada

Forest[edit]

Forest, Ontario, Canada

Forest is situated on what was once dense forest. When the Grand Trunk Railway was built through where the town now sits, the station was named for the dense forest. Hickory Creek, which meanders through the town, provided water for the station in those days when wood and water were essential to the operation of steam locomotives.

Grand Bend[edit]

Main Street in Grand Bend

The settlement began in the 1830s when a group of English and Scottish settlers bought lots from the Canada Company, a land development firm. One of the original settlers, Benjamin Brewster gave his name to the village after he and his business partner David Smart secured rights to dam the Ausable River and started a sawmill in 1832. The villagers were mainly the families of the millhands and fisherman. Their homesteads were situated on the south side of the present village.

Thedford[edit]

Thedford, Ontario, Canada

Thedford is a small community in northwestern Lambton County, Ontario Canada, situated 8 km south of Kings Highway 21, along Lambton CR 79 (Former Kings Highway 79). The community began in the 1860s when farmer Nelson Southworth, a native of Vermont, agreed to donate land for the construction of a Grand Trunk Railway station, with the condition that he would be able to name it. Southworth chose the name "Thetford", as a way of honouring Thetford, Vermont, a community in his home state in the United States. A local clerk's poor hand writing was mistaken for the current spelling, which is how it first appeared on official records. The Thedford Raiders Hockey Team once held the World Record for Longest Continuous Hockey Game, which was also a fundraiser for juvenile diabetes. A plaque at the entrance of the town heralds it as the "Onion Capital of Canada".

A designated place within the municipality of Lambton Shores, Thedford had a population of 822 in the Canada 2006 Census.

Thedford telephone numbers start with 519-296.

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Lambton Shores community profile
2011 2006
Population: 10,656 (-4.4% from 2006) 11,150 (5.5% from 2001)
Land area: 331.08 km2 (127.83 sq mi) 331.08 km2 (127.83 sq mi)
Population density: 32.2/km2 (83/sq mi) 33.7/km2 (87/sq mi)
Median age: 52.4 (M: 51.6, F: 53.3) 49.4 (M: 48.5, F: 50.3)
Total private dwellings: 6880 6773
Median household income: $51,328
References: 2011[1] 2006[3] earlier[4]

Population trend:[5]

  • Population in 2006: 11,150
  • Population in 2001: 10,571
  • Population total in 1996: 10,874

Media[edit]

There are two radio stations that originate from Lambton Shores

There are two newspapers that originate from Lambton Shores

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Lambton Shores census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-08-08.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "cp2011" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ "Thedford, Ontario". Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010. Environment Canada. Retrieved February 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  4. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

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