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RESTAURANTS 

 

A & W
Jason Yu
245, rue Front Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 2J6
705-580-3078

Brutus Express
Denis Landry
249, rue Levesque Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1M9
705-753-9999

Chez-Nous Cafétéria
Carmen Binette
50, rue Queen Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 2C8
705-753-2434

Copper Grill Restaurant
Paul Levesque
22, rue Main Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 2Z6
705-753-9038

Country Style, Gervais Restaurant & Tavern
Eric Guénette
169, rue Front Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 2H9
705-753-1520

Denner's Chip Stand
Gisèle Brassard
105, rue Desjardins Street
Field, ON P0H 1M0
705-758-1338

Dino's Dairy Bar & Deli
Dean Harvey
204, rue King Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1R7
705-753-6464

Don's Pub & Grill
Don Leblanc
172, rue King Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1R6
705-580-2209

Extreme Pizza
Jason Brazeau
77, rue Front Street, Unit A
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 2G9
705-753-0100

Jean-Guy Tavern et le Rubberboots NightClub
Eric Guénette
201, rue Main Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1P3
705-707-1706

Kentucky Fried Chicken
Christina Desbois
103, rue Front Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 2H3
705-753-0611

Larry's Chipstand
Colette Brûlé
230, rue Main Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1P4
705-753-2375

Lavigne Tavern
Guy & Judy Fortier
10521, route Hwy 64
Lavigne, ON P0H 1R0
705-594-2301
www.lavignetavern.com 

Loi's Canton Kitchen
Ruilan Yan
190, rue King Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1R7
753-9888

Lorraine's Restaurant
Lorraine Olsen
48, rue Front Street, Unit A
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 2G7
705-753-0960

MarcoPolo Pizzeria
Marco Lachance
11994, Hwy 17 E
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 3K8
705-753-5433

McDonald's Restaurant
Bob Chilsolm
195, rue Front Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 2J4
705-753-5155

Mcmacken's Pub
Ryan McMacken
37, rue John Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1Y2
705-753-1199

Monique's Chipstand
Dan & Monique Mageau
276, rue Nipissing Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1Z7
705-753-6133
https://www.facebook.com/Moniques-Chip-Stand-126254997453604/

Mr. Sub
Theo Tsiogas
68, rue Front Street, Unit C
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 2G7
705-753-3633

Padou's Steak and Rib
Don Leblanc
200, rue Main Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1P2
705-580-2160

Pasta Bar & Grill
248, rue Lévesque Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1M8
705-753-0958
www.letspasta.ca 

Promenade Chip Stand, La
Rikos Charalambous
227, rue King Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1R5
705-753-1888

Riv Chipstand
Carole Gervais
235, rue Main Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1P5
705-753-0260

Steve's Premiere Pizza
Steve Bradley & Sabrina Marleau
162, rue Front Street, Unit 2
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 2H8
705-753-5151

Sturgeon River Inn
Susan & Peter Lee
30, rue Bay Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 2G6
705-753-1320

Subway
Ian Desforges
113, rue Front Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 2H5
705-753-5465
www.subway.com 

Sushi Garden Japanese Restaurant
Gerry Yang
210, rue Front Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 2J3
705-753-4780

Tim Horton's
Anne Lanteigne
82, rue Front Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 2H2
705-753-4425

Tim Horton's
Anne Lanteigne
647, chemin Coursol Road
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 0A9
705-753-0804

Twiggs Coffee Roasters
300, rue King Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 3A1
705-753-5881
www.twiggs.ca 

2 4 1 Pizza
Paul Wyszynski
209, rue King Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1R8
705-753-5454

 

 


ACCOMMODATIONS

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Bed & Breakfast

Black Orchid Antiques & Guest House
John & Jill Crerard
254 chemin Perch Lake Road
North Monetville, ON P0M 2K0
705-898-2114
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Les Suites au 234 / Suites at 234
Hélène Rousseau Laflamme
& Henri Laflamme
234 rue Levesque Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1M8
705-753-5753
705-471-7031
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River of Dreams Bed and Breakfast
André Beaulieu & Denise Collins
100 promenade Levert Drive
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 2P2
705-753-6166
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http://www.bbcanada.com/14109.html 


Hotel/Motel

Champlain Motel
Amar Hasan
155 rue Front St.
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 2H7
705-753-1300
866-992-9932
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www.champmotel.com 

Comfort Inn
Tina Halvorsen
11 rue Front St. Hwy/Route 17
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 3L3
705-753-5665
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
www.choicehotels.ca/cn567 

Lincoln Motel
Ashvin & Daxa Patel
191 rue Front St
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 2H7
705-753-0880
888-255-9997
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www.thelincolnmotel.com 

River Mist Inn
Shashikant Patel
175 rue Front St.
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 2J1
705-753-2020

Paradis Motel
Larry & Sylvie Lundgren
11702 route Hwy 17 Ouest/West
Cache Bay, ON P0H 1G0
705-753-0787
www.paradismotel.com 

Sapphire Motel
Eileen Alexander-Propper
10366 route Hwy 17 Ouest/West
Verner, ON P0H 2M0
705-594-1208

Sturgeon River Inn
Susan & Peter Lee
30 rue Bay St.
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 3G6
705-753-1320
www.sturgeonriverinn.com 

Sunshine Motel
Marcel Brassard
11921 route Hwy 17 Ouest/West
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 2S8
705-753-0560
866-851-7009


Tourist Accommodations

Big Oak Tent & Trailer Park
Larry & Della Malette
99 chemin Malette Rd.
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 2M7
705-753-0679
www.bigoaktent.8k.com 

Blue Sky Campground and Cabins
Steve & Nancy Pottery
13356 route Hwy 64 North/Nord
Field, ON P0H 1M0
705-758-1350
877-258-7594
www.bluskycamp.ca 

Cache Bay Tent & Trailer Park
Gerald Veilleux
75 chemin Teal Rd.
Cache Bay, ON P0H 1G0
705-753-2592

Camp Horizon
Denny Dusky
252 chemin Muskosung Lake Rd.
Field, ON P0H 1M0
705-758-6741
800-884-9749
www.duenorth.net/camphorizon 

Camp La Plage
Max Roth
696 chemin Laplage Rd.
Verner, ON P0H 2M0
705-594-2587
www.camplaplage.com 

Camp Castaway
Lynne and Steve Jobin
30 chemin Caron Rd.
Lavigne, ON P0H 1R0
705-594-2000
866-594-2008
www.campcastaway.ca 

Cardinal Park and Marina
Cory and Lyane Lobsinger
10518 route Hwy 64 Sud/South
C.P. / P.O. Box 28
Lavigne, ON P0H 1R0
705-594-2475
www.cardinalparkandmarina.com 

Deer Ridge Family Camping & Cottages
Linda Lalonde & David Tudhope
776A chemin Deer Lake Rd.
Warren, ON P0H 2N0
705-594-2401
www.deeridgeresort.ca 

Deluxe Camp
Jay & Linda Byers
131 chemin Caron Rd.
Lavigne, ON P0H 1R0
705-594-2527
866-424-6343
www.deluxecamp.com 

Dickson's Oak Island Lodge
Pat & Sharon Dickson
73 chemin St-Jean Rd.
Verner, ON P0H 2M0
705-594-1921
866-652-8908
www.oakislandlodge.ca 

Dutrisac Cottages
Mike Stevens
270 chemin Pierre Rd.
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 2W8
705-753-2419
www.dutrisac.ca 

Fish Tale Cabins & Campground
Marie & Jack Schild
2597 chemin Wolseley Bay Rd.
Noelville, ON P0M 2N0
705-898-3222
866-515-0620
www.fishtale.ca 

Glenrock Cottages & Trailer Park
Josee & Roger Gagnon
100 chemin Glenrock Rd.
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 2M5
705-753-2150
866-592-1157
www.glenrock.ca 

Island Lake Camp
Gord Mitchell
Box 27
Field, ON P0H 1M0
705-753-1976
Jan-April 705-495-9252
888-809-9993
www.islandlakecamp.com 

Joli Voyageur Resort and Camproung
Carol & Rodney Wolfe
95 chemin Caron Rd.
Lavigne, ON P0H 1R0
705-594-2813
877-869-2438
www.jolivoyageur.com 

KOA
Greg & Gina Demers
818 chemin Lalande Rd.
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 2V4
705-753-5759
800-562-7798
www.sturgeonrivercampgrounds.ca 

Mashkinonje Lodge
Goldie & Ragen Thompson
566 chemin Muskey Island Rd.
Lavigne, ON P0H 1R0
800-661-7085
www.mashkinonjelodge.com 

Memquisit Lodge
Frank & Charlene Daoust
506 chemin Memquisit Rd.
Monetville, ON P0M 2K0
705-898-2355
www.memquisitlodge.net 

Moose Point Cottages
Pat & Lise St-Jacques
207 chemin Moose Point Rd.
Crystal Falls, On P0H 1L0
705-758-1112
877-429-2573
www.moosepointcottages.com 

Okimot Lodge
Thomas & Marijke Rusch
95A chemin Okimot Rd.
Crystal Falls, ON P0H 1L0
705-758-6719
888-286-6456
www.okimot.com 

Pake's Tent & Trailer Park
Richard & Liliane Pake
489 chemin LaPlage Rd.
Verner, ON P0H 2M0
705-594-2722

Panorama Camp
Chris & Bonnie Delargy
121-A chemin Avenue du Lac Rd.
Lavigne, ON P0H 1R0
705-594-2509
866-225-9025
www.panoramacamp.com 

Rainville Cedar Cottages
Claude/Rachel & Mike/Chantal Lefrancois & Lynne Desrochers
135 chemin Avenue du Lac Rd.
Lavigne, ON P0H 1R0
705-594-2586
www.rainvillecedarcottages.com 

RB's Riverside Properties & Marina
Rachel & René Bertrand
860 chemin Quesnel Rd.
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 2W3
705-753-0509
800-345-7824

River Valley Bluegrass Park
Tony DeBoer
40 chemin Rochon Rd.
River Valley, ON P0H 2C0
705-758-9049
www.northernbluegrass.com 

River Valley Lodges
Denise Eckert
51 chemin Bourbonnais Rd.
Field, ON P0H 1M0
705-812-0492
866-324-3325
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www.river-valley-cottage-rental.com 

Saenchiur Flechey Resort
Rick & Daniele Lemieux
513 chemin Lemieux Rd.
Monetville, ON P0M 2K0
705-898-2660
866-855-5137
www.sf-nipissing.com 

Sandy Haven Camp
Todd & Doug Thomas
Sandy Island on Lake Nipissing
705-763-2146
866-464-6875
www.sandyhaven.com 

Sea Gull Lodge
Edward Blondin
930 chemin Quesnel Rd.
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 2W3
705-753-2280
www.duenorth.net/seagull 

Shuswap on the Nipissing
Heinz & Gerda Lowenberg
349 chemin Shuswap Rd.
Monetville, ON P0M 2K0
705-898-2485
800-565-0735
www.shuswapcamp.com 

Siesta Lodge
Raymond & Nicole Powley
246 chemin Muskusong Lake Rd.
Field, ON P0H 1M0
705-758-6810
www.siestalodge.ca 

Starlite Marina
Dan Arcand
985 chemin Quesnel Rd.
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 2W2
705-753-0249
www.starlitemarina.com 

Sunshine Motel, RV & Trailer Park
Marcel Brassard
11921 route Hwy 17 Ouest/West
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 2S8
705-753-0560
866-851-7009

Tomiko Lake Lodge
Lisa Miscio
1297 chemin Tomiko Lake Rd.
Crystal Falls, ON P0H 1L0
705-758-6853
www.tomikolakelodge.com 

Totem Point Lodge
Sylvia Angi
46 chemin Nature Trail Rd.
Noelville, ON P0M 2N0
705-898-2562
www.totempointlodge.com 

Welcome Lodge Nipissing
Gary & Angela Martin
496 chemin Muskey Island Rd.
Lavigne, ON P0H 1R0
705-594-2745
888-426-7555
www.welcomelodge.com 

West Bay Cottages
Randy & Lucille Paulin
209 Avenue du Lac
Lavigne, ON P0H 1R0
705-594-9999
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
www.westbaycottages.com 

West Nipissing Resort
Ian & Lilian Bowhey
10448 route Hwy 64
Lavigne, On P0H 1R0
705-594-2549
888-673-6429
www.westnipissingresort.com 

Wolseley Lodge
Harold & Ingrid Lutte
2652 route Hwy 528
Noelville, ON P0M 2N0
705-898-3356
800-488-4964
www.wolseleylodge.com

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Reports

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Municipality of West Nipissing Asset Management Plan (December 2013)

Public Works

The West Nipissing Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining the streets and roads of the municipality. The safety of our residents is the priority in this department. Some of the services Public Works provides are:

  • Pothole repair
  • Sign Repair
  • Road Maintenance
  • Storm Water
  • Street Sweeping
  • Gravel Patching
  • Dust Control
  • Resurfacing
  • Ditching
  • Culverts and Bridges
  • Snow and Ice Removal
  • Catch Basins
  • Street and Sidewalk Repairs
  • Bridge Rehabilitation
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Half Load Restrictions
  • Capital Projects
  • Other . . .


All General Inquiries and Mailing Address

Municipality of West Nipissing
101-225 Holditch Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1T1
Tel: (705) 753-0952
Fax: (705)753-4981

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Monday to Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm

ALL AFTER HOURS EMERGENCIES (DISPATCH)
705-753-1170

Safety Tips for Residents

During the Winter Season

1.     During heavy snowfalls, property owners are encouraged to assist the municipality's snow removal crews by:

  • getting vehicles off the streets and parking in your driveway
  • keep catch basins clear of snow and ice for properdrainage during a thaw
  • keep fire hydrants clean and visible
  • clear snow and ice from the municipal sidewalk abutting your property

Unfortunately, during snow removal operations, the snow removal equipment operators cannot lift their blade every time they come to a driveway approach. Therefore, if possible, homeowners should wait to clear their driveway approaches until the plows have been able to clear the curb lanes.

2.     Trucks with flashing lights are performing winter maintenance. Please give them room to work and pass with caution as visibility may be compromised with blowing snow. If a snow plow stops, it is likely to back up, so please give them lots of room. You can see them, but if you a driving a small car, they may not see you if you are following too closely.

3.     Never push snow from your driveway (including snow banks left by the plows) on the road or across the road which can create unsafe driving conditions.

4.     Stay well back of snow plows, sanders, loaders and tractors since the equipment does back up on occasion.

5.     Please ensure that your children do not play where snow is piled at the side of the street or in the courts, and near the snow plows, sanders, loaders and tractors. Snow equipment operators may not see children playing in the snow or near the equipment.

6.     Be wary of "black ice" (a thin layer of transparent ice that is formed when the road surface draws moisture from the air and the road temperature is or falls below 0 degrees C.

7.     The early springtime sweeping of roads and sidewalk is a vital and cost effective necessity of the negative environment impact associated with winter sand and the increased costs associated with having to remove the sand from our catch basins and water courses.

8.     If the roads and sidewalks are not quickly swept up soon after the winter season, the spring rain ultimately washes the sand into catch basins and water courses and then increased costs are experienced for the specialized removal of the sand from there.

9.     Occasionally, the scheduling of these sweeping operations is impeded by uncooperative weather and the inherent soft boulevards next to the sidewalks. Nevertheless, attempts are continually pursued to ultimately complete these works as soon after the winter season as possible.

We appreciate your cooperation and assistance in keeping West Nipissing streets and sidewalks clean and safe. 


Culvert Installation for New Driveway Access

The applicant has the option of having the municipality install the culvert through contracted services or having their site contractor do the work if that contractor is approved by the municipality.
If the applicant is having their own contractor install the culvert, the normal inspection process will take place. Municipal staff will inspect and indicate if there are any problems with the location and determine the appropriate culvert dimensions. If the municipality is installing the culvert, work will begin as soon as possible after all the locates have been received.  


Ditch Filling

The West Nipissing Public Works Department, being responsible for various street right-of-ways and public storm water drainage within the boundaries of the municipality of West Nipissing, sets the following policy for the maintenance of any existing open ditch drainage system.

The Public Works Department does not give authorization for the filling of any portion of an open ditch storm drainage system by any abutting property owner or other individual.

The Public Works Department retains the right to remove any such filling or alteration on the municipal owned right-of-way as time and conditions warrant assuring proper storm flows and such work may be billed to the property owner abutting the said right-of-way.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. How is it determined what road or sidewalk is plowed first?

The municipality determines snow and ice removal by following the Council approved guideline called Maintenance Quality Standards for Roads. This details road type, classification and deployment at accumulation and time to clear snow and treat icy conditions and identifies treatment standards. The information is the basis for prioritizing snow and ice service delivery.


2. Why did the plow only clear one side of my street?

The plow travels on the right side of the road with traffic and is therefore only capable of directing the snow only one way-off the right side of the truck. You may see the plow clear only one side of your street before they are able to safely turn around and return to plow the other half of the street. Please be assured that we will return to clear your entire street.


3. Why is it taking so long for the crews to plow my street?

Streets are prioritized for the delivery of snow and ice removal service through the Maintenance Quality Standards (MQS). Street classification and level of service dictates within which cycle time the road will be plowed. Generally, a full operation takes approximately 8 to 10 hours when activated. It can take longer occasionally due to equipment break down, intensity of the storm, vehicle on street parking or the need to return to priority streets. Once snow operations are deployed, their aim is to clear the way for you, efficiently and effectively, while working within approved MQS guidelines.


4. Why does the plow come down my side of the street first and put more snow on my side?

During a storm that generates large accumulations of snow; repetitive plow operations may be required during big storms to bring the street to satisfactory condition. If the municipality waits too long to commence plowing operations, you will be restricted in your ability to use the roadway network. What you may also be seeing is a first pass by grader or dump truck with front plow and a wing plow. This equipment does the major plowing. This is often followed up towards the end of a storm with a sander / salter truck which has a plow used to clear small amount of snow to make sanding / salting more effective.


5. Can plows minimize the amount of snow left at the bottom of my driveway?

The priority of our work crews is clearing the travelled portion of the road. The only place to move the snow is onto the boulevard, which includes driveways. As a result, snow left at the bottom of driveways is unavoidable.


6. Why is there so much noise at night from your operations?

Depending on the time of the storm event, the municipality has no choice but to carry out overnight operations. Night time operations are generally more efficient and ensure road network is ready for morning rush hour.


7. After the plow goes by my residence, my driveway gets longer.

As winter progresses, the width of the snow banks sometimes encroach further onto the roadway. Snow banks are pushed or blown away when the width of roadway pavement become significantly reduced.


8. I live on a corner and I always get more snow from your plows than other on my street.

Plow operators try as best as possible to equally distribute the snow by plowing the snow away from corner driveway entrances. A street corner typically receives more snow on the side and front of yard as two roadways meet generating more snow in a limited area.


9. Why are snow removal crews working when it is not snowing?

Snow removal involves much more than simply plowing roads when there is a storm. Crews must also remove the snow so that it does not impede with regular traffic, pedestrian, etc.
Removal or reduction of snow banks is carried out when snow banks restrict sightlines, travel widths, pedestrian, etc. traffic or to relieve trapped water on the roadway or sidewalk and to create storage space for future snowfall.


10. Why do I see snow plows going down my street scraping roads when there isn't that much snow on the road?

As winter weather conditions fluctuate, we try to take advantage of milder temperature to return residential roads to bare pavement while limiting salt usage. Although the Council approved MQS standards indicate residential roads are maintained at "snow packed" standard, in the early winter, we try and take advantage of the mild overnight temperature to remove the ruts which have already formed on the snow packed surface. This allows for a better surface to clear in the upcoming winter months. In addition, the clearing operation assists in keeping catch basins open to avoid flooding. If weather permits, we push snow banks back to curbs to provide more driving width on the roadway and storage place for snow along residential streets. In the long term, this may also help in reducing the cost of snow removal.


11. The municipality's snow operations equipment damaged my lawn. What can I do?

Unfortunately, during winter maintenance operations, municipal equipment causes lawn damage. If damage occurs, please contact the Public Works Department at 705-753-0952 or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Crews are deployed early in the spring to investigate and repair appropriate damaged areas by using topsoil and seed.


12. Why does the municipality only clear certain roadside ditches of snow in the spring?

Roadside ditches are cleared at the outlet end of the ditch system to provide positive drainage for the spring melt. Municipal crews prioritize know critical areas and attempt to minimize the risk of flooding. The clearing operations are not designed to drain all ditches of spring melt water.


13. What to do if your mailbox is damaged by the snow plow?

The municipality will replace a damaged mailbox if the damage is deemed to result from a direct hit by plow equipment. Mailboxes damaged by snow load off the plow equipment will not be replaced by the municipality. Should your mailbox be damaged, please contact the Public Works office at 705-753-0952 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . An inspection and assessment will be made by the respective Working Foreman and reported to the Director.


14. Who do I call to report a street that has not been cleared?

It is important to remember that the municipality/s first priority is keeping the main roads clear. Please be patient. Town crews will get to your road as soon as possible.


15. Why is it prohibited to park on the street during a snowstorm?

Parked vehicles can prevent snow removal crews from clearing the roads in a timely and efficient manner. Vehicles obstructing snow clearing operations are subject to a fine and may be towed at the owner's expense.


16. What can I do to help snow removal crews keep streets safe and clear?

The following safety tips will help us keep roads clear of snow and safe for drivers and pedestrians:

  • Keep children informed about winter road safety. Avoid digging tunnels near roads or in snow banks, as cars and snowplows can come by at any moment.
  • Walk on sidewalks if possible. If this is not possible, walk against the traffic on the side of the road. Wear reflective clothes at night.
  • Remove any ornaments or decorations placed near the street, as they could be damaged by snow removal activities.


17. Do you sand and salt roads?

All roads are maintained in snow packed condition. We use a sand/salt mixture in areas that are hazardous i.e. hills, curves, intersections and railway crossings.


18. What are the Spring Street Sweeping priorities?

Spring street sweeping commences between May 1st and May 31st, weather permitting. The Downtown core and main streets are completed first. Street sweeping priorities are based on the volumes of traffic on roadways where winter road sand may generate excessive dust.
Once all the snow and ice has melted from the road shoulders and curbs, the Spring Sweeping Program is started.


19. How do I report problems with traffic devices such as street signs, traffic lights, crosswalks, etc.?

Please contact the Public Works Department at 705-753-0952 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  You may also call the Dispatch number at 705-753-1170 for after hours and weekends.  


20. What is the procedure for requesting tree trimming or removal of trees on municipal property?

The municipality has many trees in and adjacent to road allowance. Their maintenance requires a great deal of staff time and is a significant expense in the Public Works budget. Tree conditions are constantly monitored to prioritize maintenance and /or removal. Being environmentally conscious, we appreciate the benefit of trees towards our quality of life. Please contact the Manager of Public Works about any trees that you would like municipal staff to assess.


21. Who do I contact for a new road entrance?

For the installation of a new road entrance, please contact the Manager of Public Works at 705-753-0952.


22. My property is on a private road that receives no road services, will the municipality assume the road and provide service?

The municipality has a policy that a road will not be assumed until it is constructed to a municipal standard that allows for the safe use of the road by the public and by our municipal roads equipment. In addition to this, the Council will also consider if the road serves a public interest, and if the future tax revenue justifies the ongoing road maintenance cost. A request for this is initiated by writing a letter to Council describing the road and from this; Council will usually direct staff to prepare a report that addresses all of the issues/concerns.


23. If I see road damage, a tree blocking the road, etc., how do I report it?

Call the Public Works office at 705-753-0952 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For after hours and weekends, you can contact Dispatch at 705-753-1170.


24. Beavers are causing flooding of my property, will you respond?

We do not respond to flooding on private property unless the beaver has built a dam or other obstacle on a municipal property that is the cause of your flooding.


25. Our driveway has washed out, will you fix it?

We will fix your driveway entrance if the washout is caused by water running down or off our road surface. If the water ran off of your property and caused the damage, it is up to you to do the repair.


26. I have property on a seasonal maintained road, when do you do this service so I can access my property as soon as possible in the Spring?

The seasonal maintenance starts when the roads dry out sufficiently for our equipment to go in and do basic repairs (fix washouts, minor grading, etc.) without causing road damage. When the roads are wet and the frost is coming out of the road bed, we cannot do any maintenance. So the answer to this question will depend upon Mother Nature, in how much snow is on the ground in the spring, how much rain we receive, how the spring thaw develops, overnight freezing.

Street sweeping is beneficial for:

  • Cleaning up sand debris that accumulates over the winter season
  • Preventing materials from clogging the storm sewers
  • Safe and clean driving surface



Statistics

Public Works Statistics

The Public Works Department takes care of 1200 square kilometers:

  • 533.60 kilometers of roads
  • 430 kilometers of gravel roads
  • 103.6 kilometers of paved roads
  • 1,000 kilometers of ditches
  • 60 kilometers of sidewalks

Higher volume roads require

  • Inspections i.e. patrol once a week
  • Potholes repaired
  • As per Minimum Road Standards, which is determined by Road Classification

Snow plowed

  • 10 cm (4 inches) of snow; all crews are deployed
  • We are required to be completed within 24 hours after snowfall is complete

Sanding

  • The department has 24 hours to complete sanding after we have been made aware the roads are slippery or after roads have been plowed.
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