Dawn-Euphemia, is a friendly and caring community, where residents feel a strong sense of attachment, community spirit and pride.
The Township of Dawn-Euphemia has a land area of 445 square kilometres (172 square miles) and is located in the south east portion of Lambton County. Within the Township are a number of small hamlets including the communities of Florence, Shetland, Oakdale, Edys Mills, Rutherford, Cairo and Bentpath. Dawn-Euphemia Public School serves the area.
The Township has developed around an economy based primarily on agriculture, particularly traditional cash crops such as corn, wheat and soybeans. There are several thriving agriculture-based businesses that service the agricultural community, including Cargill, Southwest Ag and Haggerty Creek.
Dawn-Euphemia is home to Union Gas’ Dawn Hub which is the largest integrated natural gas storage facility in Canada and one of the largest in North America. It offers customers such as power generators, distribution and pipeline companies and energy marketers an important link in the movement of natural gas from key supply basins to markets in central Canada and the northeast U.S.
Industry and Community Highlights
- Agriculture – Corn, Soybeans, Wheat
- Agriculture based service companies such as Cargill, Southwest Ag and Haggerty Creek
- Dawn-Euphemia Community Centre – an 8,600 square foot, multi-purpose facility that comprises the Florence Library, a meeting room, a community hall and a state of the art kitchen.
- Shetland Conservation Area that comprises a fourteen acre park that is bisected by the Sydenham River and is popular with campers and canoeists who admire and appreciate the scenery and the quietness of the region.
- Union Gas’ Dawn Hub natural gas storage facility