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IPM 2019 - Distances to Major Centres from West Nipissing ENG revised

 

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Free Wi-Fi Now Available at the Sturgeon Falls and Verner Arenas

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Free Wi-Fi - Sturgeon Falls and Verner Arenas Bilingual WEBSITE

Guide for Defendants in Provincial Offences Cases

This Guide provides defendants with general information about the court process for provincial offences cases. It does not cover every circumstance that might arise in your case.

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Building & Planning Services

Building

Building Services provides an efficient system of building permit approvals which minimize hazards to persons and property by ensuring construction within the Municipality of West Nipissing adheres to provincial and municipal regulations.

Through inspections, Building Services ensures that projects are designed and constructed in accordance with the terms and conditions of applicable municipal and legislative requirements. This section issues building, plumbing, demolition, occupancy and other permits governed by the Ontario Building Code.

Alain Bazinet, Chief Building Official / Property Standards Officer / Health and Safety Coordinator
(705) 753-2250, ext 6906
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Jonny Belanger, Building Inspector
(705) 753-2250, ext 6929
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Natasha Liard Bigras, Planning & Building Clerk
(705) 753-2250, ext 6949
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Planning

Planning Development Services houses both Planning and Building. Planning oversees development control and zoning as well as long range community planning.

The Planning Department provides information, expertise and guidance to the public relative to development approval processes, Official Plan Policies and the Zoning By-law.
The services offered are as follows:

  • Providing information to organizations and developers; consulting with those seeking or considering using planning services; responding to telephone and counter inquiries
  • Maintaining a current Official Plan
  • Maintaining a current comprehensive Zoning By-law
  • Processing applications to approve Consent Applications, Minor Variances, Zoning By-law amendments, Official Plan amendments, subdivisions, condominiums, site plans and various agreements
  • Providing compliance reports and lawyer's letters
  • Providing comments to the Committee of Adjustment
  • Preparing reports to Council and documents for reference by the public

Melanie Ducharme, Municipal Clerk / Planner
(705) 753-2250, ext 6926
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Natasha Liard Bigras, Planning & Building Clerk
(705) 753-2250, ext 6949
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Approval Process

The Municipality's application process requires that you provide information about your construction project such as by who, where, when and how the work will be done.

Applications for a simple alteration or addition can be processed fairly quickly, while more complex proposals may take longer. The approval process begins with staff reviewing your application for completeness. If there are problems with your application or drawings, staff will contact you by telephone or e-mail, if address provided.

Statistics

2009 to 2012 Annual Building and Developement Report

Sample Plans

New Single Family Dwellings

Addition to Single Family Dwelling

Garage

Repair to Foundation

Wall Section

Sun Deck

Carport Addition

Building Inspections

Once you receive your building permit, a Building Inspector will monitor your project to ensure that construction meets the requirements of the Ontario Building Code, municipal and provincial regulations, and the stipulations of your building permit. The Building Inspector may send you a notice by mail if work does not conform to approved plans. Re-inspection may be required before you resume construction. You may be subject to legal action if work continues without resolving the situation.

It is the responsibility of the property owner to inform the Building Inspector of any proposed changes to the construction project which may require additional approvals. Alternative methods of establishing compliance with the Ontario Building Code, such as professional consultant reports, are not acceptable without prior approval of the Chief Building Official.

The property owner or contractor is expected to cooperate and remain in communication with the Building Inspector. In addition, the property owner or contractor must: post a copy of the building permit in a window or other prominent place on the work site, keep a copy of approved construction plans on the work site. Mandatory Field Inspections are identified at the time of permit application.
Property owners or contractors may also request an inspection by a Building Inspector for advice and information at any time during construction. Electrical installations may require an inspection by the Electrical Safety Authority. Call 1-877-372-7233 or visit online at www.esasafe.com.

Building

Building Services provides an efficient system of building permit approvals which minimize hazards to persons and property by ensuring construction within the Municipality of West Nipissing adheres to provincial and municipal regulations.

Through inspections, Building Services ensures that projects are designed and constructed in accordance with the terms and conditions of applicable municipal and legislative requirements. This section issues building, plumbing, demolition, occupancy and other permits governed by the Ontario Building Code.

Click on one of the links below to view the by-law for lot grading:

Lot Grading By-Law 2007/33
Lot Grading By-Law 2008/05
Lot Grading By-Law 2008/36

 

Contact Information:

Municipality of West Nipissing
101-225 Holditch Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1T1
Tel: (705) 753-2250
Fax: (705)753-3950

Alain Bazinet, Chief Building Official / Property Standards Officer / Health and Safety Coordinator
(705) 753-2250, ext 6906
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Jonny Belanger, Building Inspector
(705) 753-2250, ext 6929
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Natasha Liard Bigras, Planning & Building Clerk
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Forms

AssignmentWe have made many of our application forms available online for your convenience.

You may download the forms to review them and have all relevant information ready when you file your application with our staff at our main office at 225 Holditch Street, Sturgeon Falls, ON.

Click on the relevant file below to download. Application forms are available in PDF format.

forms-iconBuilding & Demolition Permit Application
forms-iconLetter of Authorization
forms-iconCommitment to General Review by Architect and Engineers
forms-iconAcknowledgment of Incomplete Application
forms-iconPermit Application Guide
forms-icon
Formal Complaint and Agreement Form (Property Standards and Vital Services By-law 2001/71)
forms-iconPlanning and Building Information Request
forms-iconRequest for 9-1-1 Sign
forms-iconInspection Request

Related Links and Contacts

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, www.mah.gov.on.ca/site4.aspx

Electrical Safety Authority, www.esasafe.com

Ontario Building Code Information, www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page7393.aspx/site4.aspx

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, www.wsib.on.ca

North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority, (705) 474-5420, www.nbmca.ca

Service Locates – Call Before You Dig, (800) 400-2255

Union Gas (888) 774-3111

North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (705) 474-1400

Apply for a Permit

Building Services provides an efficient system of building permit approvals which minimize hazards to persons and property by ensuring construction within the Municipality of West Nipissing adheres to provincial and municipal regulations.


Through inspections, Building Services ensures that projects are designed and constructed in accordance with the terms and conditions of applicable municipal and legislative requirements. This section issues building, plumbing, demolition, occupancy and other permits governed by the Ontario Building Code.

forms-iconPermit Application Guide

Forms

Assignment

We have made many of our application forms available online for your convenience.

You may download the forms to review them and have all relevant information ready when you file your application with our staff at our main office at 225 Holditch Street, Sturgeon Falls, ON.

Click on the relevant file below to download. Application forms are available in PDF format.

Official Plan

An Official Plan is a statutory document which sets out the land use policy directions for long-term growth and development in a municipality. It is not to be confused with the Zoning By-law which further details the broad range of land uses set out in the Official Plan. The current Official Plan for the Municipality of West Nipissing was approved by the Province on December 8, 2011.

The Municipality of West Nipissing Official Plan contains policies governing various land use designations, such as Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural and Open Space and Natural Heritage. These designations are broadly established on a land use map. Other policies relating to Mineral Aggregate Resources, Transportation and Community Improvement are incorporated into the Plan.

Click on one of the links below to view the Municipality of West Nipissing's Official Plan:

The Municipality of West Nipissing's Official Plan (Office Consolidation)
Ontario Municipal Board Decision


West Nipissing Official Plan Land Use Schedule - Overview


Click on the link below to view the Planning Act:
http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_90p13_e.htm 

Click on the link below to view the Provincial Policy Statement:
http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page215.aspx 

Applications

Preparing reports to Council and documents for reference by the public
To view the Official Plan, Zoning By-law, applications, Committee of Adjustment and Planning Advisory Committee Agendas and minutes, please click on the PDF documents. For the most up to date version or to ensure no changes have been made to any parts of the Official Plan or Zoning By-law please contact the Planning Department.

Official Plan - PDF
Zoning By-law -PDF
Application for Consent –PDF
Application for Minor Variance –PDF
Application for Zoning Amendment –PDF
Application for Subdivision –PDF
Planning and Building Information Request –PDF

Committee of Adjustment

The Committee of Adjustment reviews planning applications for Minor Variance, Consent and the expansion of Legal Non-Conforming uses. The Planning Act provides that a Committee of Adjustment may consider requests to:

  • Sever new lots or grant rights-of-way and/or easements
  • Grant relief from the provisions of any Zoning By-law, an Interim Control By-law as well as certain other By-laws as authorized by Council;
  • Enlarge or extend an existing legal non-conforming building or structure; and
  • Change a legal non-conforming use to one which is either similar to or more compatible with the uses permitted by the Zoning By-law.

The Municipality of West Nipissing's Committee of Adjustment consists of five (5) members appointed by Council in accordance with the Planning Act. The Committee meets to consider applications on a monthly basis or as needed.

 

West Nipissing Committee of Adjustment Members:

Roger Gagnon

Fernand Pellerin

Mark Fryer

Normand Roberge, Conseiller municipal

Guy Fortier, Conseiller municipal

 

Committee members serve a term concurrent with that of the Council which appointed them. The Committee elects a Chair who presides at Hearings. Additionally, the Committee appoints a Secretary-Treasurer, who is responsible for application processing and record keeping.

Application for Consent

Application for Minor Variance

 

Planning

Planning Development Services houses both Planning and Building. Planning oversees development control and zoning as well as long range community planning.

The Planning Department provides information, expertise and guidance to the public relative to development approval processes, Official Plan Policies and the Zoning By-law.
The services offered are as follows:

  • Providing information to organizations and developers; consulting with those seeking or considering using planning services; responding to telephone and counter inquiries
  • Maintaining a current Official Plan
  • Maintaining a current comprehensive Zoning By-law
  • Processing applications to approve Consent Applications, Minor Variances, Zoning By-law amendments, Official Plan amendments, subdivisions, condominiums, site plans and various agreements
  • Providing compliance reports and lawyer's letters
  • Providing comments to the Committee of Adjustment
  • Preparing reports to Council and documents for reference by the public

To view the Official Plan, Zoning By-law, applications, Committee of Adjustment and Planning Advisory Committee Agendas and minutes, please click on the PDF documents below. For the most up to date version or to ensure no changes have been made to any parts of the Official Plan or Zoning By-law, please contact the Planning Department. 

Official Plan (Office Consolidation)
Ontario Municipal Board Decision
West Nipissing Official Plan Land Use Schedule

Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2014-45
Comprehensive Zoning By-law Schedules (Index Map)
Comprehensive Zoning By-law Schedules (A1 to D7)
Comprehensive Zoning By-law Schedules (E1 to F8)

Comprehensive Zoning By-law Schedules (G1 to M4)
Comprehensive Zoning By-law Schedules (Sturgeon Falls)
Comprehensive Zoning By-law Appendices

Application for Consent
Application for Minor Variance
Application for Official Plan Amendment / Zoning By-law Amendment
Application for Subdivision
Application for Condominium
Planning and Building Information Request
By-law 2016/28 - Amending Planning Fees

Provincial Policy Statement (PPS):
PPS 2014
Introduction to the PPS 2014 — Northern Ontario
Land Use Planning (MMAH Website)


Contact Information:

Municipality of West Nipissing
101-225 Holditch Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1T1
Tel: (705) 753-2250
Fax: (705)753-3950

Melanie Ducharme, Municipal Clerk / Planner
(705) 753-2250, ext 6926
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Natasha Liard Bigras, Planning & Building Clerk
(705) 753-2250, ext 6949
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Zoning By-Law

A zoning by-law controls the use of land in your community. It states exactly:

  • how land may be used
  • where buildings and other structures can be located
  • the types of buildings that are permitted and how they may be used
  • the lot sizes and dimensions, parking requirements, building heights and setbacks from the street.

Click on one of the links below to view the Comprehensive Zoning By-law and Schedules:

Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2014-45

Comprehensive Zoning By-law Schedules (Index Map)

Comprehensive Zoning By-law Schedules (A1-C3)

Comprehensive Zoning By-law Schedules (C4-D7)

Comprehensive Zoning By-law Schedules (E1-F2)

Comprehensive Zoning By-law Schedules (F3-G2)

Comprehensize Zoning By-law Schedules (G3-H2)

Comprehensize Zoning By-law Schedules (H3-J2)

Comprehensize Zoning By-law Schedules (J3-M4)

Comprehensize Zoning By-law Schedules (Sturgeon Falls) 

Comprehensive Zoning By-law Appendices

 


 

Click on one of the links below to view the Comprehensive Zoning By-law Amendments

Zoning By-law Amendment 2015/59 (Amend the height(s) of accessory structures in the Residential, Rural and Agricultural zones)

 

Planning Advisory Committee

The West Nipissing Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) provides recommendations to the municipal Council for applications including Zoning By-law amendments, Subdivisions and Condominiums, as well as Official Plan amendments, made under the Planning Act (Ontario).

Planning Advisory Committee Members:

Roger Gagnon

Fernand Pellerin

Guy Fortier, Councillor

Normand Roberge, Councillor

Yvon Duhaime, Councillor

Guilles Tessier, Councillor

Joanne Savage, Mayor 

 

Application for Official Plan Amendment / Zoning By-law Amendment

Application for Subdivision

Application for Condominium

Clerk Services

The Clerk's Department is responsible for carrying out all communications on behalf of the Mayor and Municipal council, including preparation of Meeting Agendas, recording and archiving Minutes of all meetings as well as the maintenance and update of all Municipal By-laws. In addition, the Clerk's Department oversees licensing, including marriages and lotteries and issues Burial permits. The Clerk's Department is also responsible for Municipal Drains and Cemeteries. The Municipal Clerk is assisted by a Deputy Clerk and an Assistant Clerk Rural.

Melanie Ducharme, Municipal Clerk / Planner
(705) 753-2250, ext 6926
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Janice Dupuis, Deputy Clerk
(705) 753-2250, ext 6907
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Joanne Rancourt, Assistant Clerk Rural
(705) 753-2250, ext 6917 or (705) 594-2318
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Licensing

The Clerk's Department oversees licensing, including marriages and issues Burial permits.

Contact Information:

Municipality of West Nipissing
101-225 Holditch Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1T1
Tel: (705) 753-2250
Fax: (705)753-3950

Melanie Ducharme, Municipal Clerk / Planner
(705) 753-2250, ext 6926
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Janice Dupuis, Deputy Clerk
(705) 753-2250, ext 6907
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Joanne Rancourt, Assistant Clerk Rural
(705) 753-2250, ext 6917
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FOR LOTTERIES:

Louise Laforge, Deputy Treasurer / Tax Collector 
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Miscellaneous Licensing

The Municipality of West Nipissing requires a license to be obtained for:

1.     A Transient Trader (also knows as "temporay sales" or "hawkers and pedlars") wether from a fixed location or on a door to door basis

Hawkers & Pedlars / Transient Traders / Mobile Food Service Equipment By-law 2016/40

 

 

2.     Dogs and Cats, i.e. Licensing & Kennels

Dog By-law 2000/20

Dog By-law Amendment 2006/39 (Kennel Fees, etc.)

Dog By-law Amendment 2010/74 (Kennels)

Application for Kennel License

Control of Cats By-law 1999/28

Control of Cats By-law Amendment 2002/34 (Tags)

Control of Cats By-law Amendment 2015/56

 

3.     A Taxi-Cab (please note that no licenses are presently available for issuance - only 13 licenses are available and all are issued at this time)

Taxi By-law 2016/63

 

Please contact the Municipality of West Nipissing for further information on any of these by-laws or the license application cost or review and approval process/timelines.

Lottery License

How to obtain a Lottery License

A lottery has the following components: a prize, a chance to win the prize, and a consideration or fee. Eligible applicants must be licensed to conduct a lottery event.

The Municipality of West Nipissing through the Treasury Branch is reponsible for the licensing of the following lottery schemes:

  • Bingo events with prize boards up to $5,500
  • Raffles with prizes up to $50,000
  • Break Open Ticket events that are not conducted in conjunction with another licensed gaming event
  • Bazaar gaming events

Marriages and Marriage Licensing

Hours issued – 8:30 am to 4 pm (Monday to Friday)

How to obtain a Marriage Licence

Please note:  Marriage Licences are issued by the Municipality by appointment only by calling  705-753-2250.  Refer to the following Procedure and Requirements for step-by-step instructions.

Any person 18 years of age or older may marry in Ontario.  Any person who is 16 or 17 years of age may marry with written consent from his/her parents or legal guardians - please contact this office for details.  Marriage Licences can only be issued to the applicant or joint applicant.

Both parties must complete and sign the Marriage Licence Application - also available at the Municipal Office. Each applicants is required to provide two original pieces of identification. Consult the Procedures and Requirements below for all details.  The fee for the licence is $100.00 (cash, cheque or debit).

 

Applicant forms:

Marriage Licensing By-Law 2015/83
Procedure and Requirements
Notice to Applicants
Requirements Respecting Marriage in Ontario
Marriage License Application (Marriage Act – Form 3)
Request for Marriage Certificate (for marriages which took place in Ontario only)
Assuming or unassuming a married name

For people who were divorced outside of Canada, please click on the link below for information about Certificates of Authentication from the Official Document Services of the Ministry of Government Services.

http://www.mgs.gov.on.ca/en/OffDoc/STEL02_046905.html

 


Marriage Ceremonies

The Municipality of West Nipissing also offers the service of performing marriage ceremonies; either at the Municipal Office or at another venue, as arranged.

The fee to be charged for the solemnization of a marriage by the Clerk's Office is as follows:

Ceremony :

During normal office hours (9 am – 4 :30 pm), for a ceremony performed in the municipal office.

Fee :

$225.00

Ceremony :

During normal office hours (9 am – 4 :30 pm), for a ceremony performed outside the municipal office.

Fee :

$250.00


Ceremony :

Outside of normal office hours (after 4 :30 pm or on weekends), for a ceremony performed outside the municipal office.

Fee :

$250.00

For any inquiries, please contact:

Melanie Ducharme, Municipal Clerk / Planner
(705) 753-2250, ext 6926
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Cemeteries

MANDATE  AND  GOALS

To ensure that all operations and proceedings of the West Nipissing Cemetery Board shall be governed by the rules and regulations of By-law 2012/37 as amended by By-law 2013/09, and as amended, revised or superseded from time to time in accordance with the provisions and regulations of the Funeral, Burial and Cremations Services Act, as amended.

The following cemeteries are under the jurisdiction of the Municipality of West Nipissing:

  • Cache Bay Cemetery (845 Thibeault Road, Cache Bay, ON)
  • Field Cemetery, (13700 Highway 64, Field, ON)
  • Sunnyridge Cemetery (238 Sunnyridge Road, Verner, ON)
  • Verner Cemetery (165 Highway 575, Verner, ON)
  • Notre Dame de la visitation (Lavigne, ON)
  • Westside Cemetery (Kipling, ON - Inactive)
  • St-Aidens Cemetery (Monetville, ON - Inactive)

The Municipality offers columbaria in the Cache Bay, Verner and Field cemeteries.

Members of the West Nipissing Cemetery Board are as follows:

  • Clothilde Sylvestre
  • Jean-Pierre Martin
  • Jean-Pierre Courchesne
  • Léo Malette, Councillor
  • Roland Larabie, Councillor

 

For more information click on the following links:

Cemetery By-law 2012/37

Cemetery By-law Amendment : 2013/09

Cemetery By-Law Amendment (fees) : 2017/38

 

For information on purchasing a burial plot or a niche please contact:

Municipality of West Nipissing
225 Holditch Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON 

Melanie Ducharme, Clerk
705-753-2250  ext. 6926
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Municipal Drains

Current Engineer's Report

  • To view the Sayer Drain Engineer's Report, click here.


West Nipissing Drainage Maps

Click on one of the links below to view drainage maps:

 


 

The Municipality of West Nipissing has approximately 125 municipal drains located primarily in agricultural areas and rural areas of the Municipality. Approximately 3 drains per year are constructed requiring new Engineer's Reports. Municipal Drains are administered by the Municipality of West Nipissing under the authority of the Drainage Act and are governed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/landuse/drainage.htm 


Introduction

Perhaps you've just purchased property, and been told by your municiplality that you are assessed into a municipal drain. Perhaps you have owned a property for a couple of years and have recently discoverred that you are located in the watershed of a municipal drain. You're probably wondering, what does this mean? How does it affect me? What will it cost?

What is a Municipal Drain?

Physically, a municipal drain is simply a drainage system. Most municipal drains are either ditches or closed systems such as pipes or tiles buried in the ground. They can also include structures such as dykes or berms, pumping stations, buffer strips, grassed waterways, storm water detention ponds, culverts and bridges. Even some creeks and small rivers are now considered to be municipal drains. Municipal drains are primarily located in rural agricultural areas of the province.

The Purpose of Municipal Drains

Municipal drains have been a fixture of rural Ontario's infrastructure since the 1800's. Most municipal drains were constructed to improve the drainage of agricultural land by serving as the discharge point for private agricultural tile drainage systems. However, they also remove excess water collected by roadside ditches, residential lots, churches, schools, industrial lands, commercial lands and any other properties in rural areas. They are a vital component of the local infrastructure. Without them, many areas of the province would be subjected to regular flooding, reduced production from agricultural land and increased public health risks.

Why is it called a "Municipal Drain"?

There are many, many drainage ditches and burried pipes in the province, but not all of them are "municipal drains". So what distinguishes a municipal drain?

Municipal drains are created under the authority of the Drainage Act and are administered by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. There are three (3) key elements of a municipal drain:

1. Community Project: Landowners who need to solve a drainage problem may submit a prescribed petition under the Drainage Act to their local municipality, erquesting the establishment of a municipal drain. If certain criterias are met, the municipality appoints an engineer who prepares a report, identifying the proposed solution to the problem and how the costs will be shared. There are various meetings where landowners in the watershed of the municipal drain can voice their desires and concerns. There are also several appeal stages where they can voice their objections. So, the end result of the process is a "communally accepted" project.

2. Legal Existence: After all appeals have been heard and dealt with, the municipality passes a by-law adopting the engineer's report. The municipality then has the authority and the responsibility to construct the project. The cost of the work is assessed to the lands in the watershed in the same rations as contained within the engineer's report. So for a ditch or a pipe to be a municipal drain, there must be a by-law adopting an engineer's report.

3. Municipal Infrastructure: Once a municipal drain has been constructed under the authority of a by-law, it becomes part of that municipality's infrastructure. The local municipality, through its drainage superintendent, is responsible for repairing and maintaining the municipal drain. In certain circumstances, the municipality can be held liable for damages for not maintaining these drains.

Do's and Don'ts for Property Owners

You should:

  • Find out the name of your local municipality's drainage superintendent.
  • If you do not have any information on the municipal drains that affect your property, make arrangements with your municipality to get copies. Please note you may have to pay for the photocopies.
  • Find out how the municipal drain affects your property. How much is your property assessed? Are there any buried municipal drains that cross beneath your land? Is there a municipal working space along or above a municipal drain on your property?
  • Remove debris from any catchbasins that may be located on your property or the adjoining road. This type of ongoing preventative work can reduce the possibility of property damage during storm events.
  • As an involved landowner, you have a responsibility for the drains located on your property, so observe them. If you notice any problems, immediately notify the drainage superintendent or the local municipality.
  • Before purchasing a property, investigate how municipal drains may affect the property.

You can expect:

  • Municipalities must maintain their municipal drains. Therefore, if you have a municipal drain located on you property, you can expect that your municipality will periodically arrange to enter onto your property and perform the necessary work. After it is completed, you will be billed for your share of the cost.
  • For a period of time while the work is being completed, you can expect the working space along the drain to be accessed by the maintenance equipment and the land to be disrupted to degree. Because this working space is a form of an easement, you will not be paid for any damages that occur on this land.
  • Municipalities have the right to accumulate the cost of maintaining a drain for up to five years or $5,000. Therefore, it is possible that you may be billed for work that occured before you owned a property.

You should not:

  • Along every municipal drain is an unregistered working space that the municipality has the right to use to maintain or repair the drain. Keep this working space accessible and do not plant trees or build structures in this area. If you do, and it results in an obstruction to the maintenance equipment, you may have to pay the cost of removing that obstruction.
  • Don't store materials such as brush, lumber or other floatable material near the drain, because during storm events, it could float away and block the drain.
  • The local municipality is responsible for maintaining municipal drains on behalf of the community of landowners involved in a drain.  If you want to install a culvert or bridge on an open ditch municipal drain, or if a municipal drain requires maintenance, don't perform the work yourselfl instead notify your municipality. If you do unauthorized work on a drain and that work results in damages to the drain or to other landowners, you could be responsible for paying the cost or repairing the damages.
  • Although they are "man-made', all municipal drains eventually connect with the many beautiful lakes, rivers and streams located in Ontario. Do not direct septic system waste, milkhouse wastes, barnyard and manure storage runoff or other polluants directly to these drains.

Fact sheets from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (in PDF format):

What's a Municipal Drain?

Duties of the Landowner Under the Drainage Act

Municipal Drains and the Landowner

The Planning and Maintenance of an Erosion Control System 

 


What are Tile Loans?

Tile loan funds are available through the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and rural Affairs and are administered on a first come first served basis. The term of a loan is 10 years and repayement is due annually. The interest rate for the loans issued under the program will be 6%, fixed for the 10 year term of the loan. Interest is compounded annually and the loan can be paid out any time without penalty.

Fact sheet from Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (in PDF format):

The Tile Loan Program

 

More information is available by visiting the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs website.

 


 

 

Municipal Drain Maintenance

To complete and submit a municipal drain maintenance request, please click on the link below:

 



Contact Information

Municipality of West Nipissing
101-225 Holditch Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1T1
Telephone: (705) 753-2250
Fax: (705)753-3950

Melanie Ducharme, Municipal Clerk / Planner
(705) 753-2250, ext 6926
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Joanne Rancourt, Assistant Clerk Rural
(705) 753-2250, ext 6917 or (705) 594-2318
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West Nipissing Court of Revision

The Court of Revision is a body which hears appeals on assessments pursuant to the Drainage Act.

Members of the West Nipissing Court of Revision are as follows:

  • Janet Parsons
  • Hubert Beaudry
  • Dan Schwartzentruber

Contact person:

Melanie Ducharme, Municipal Clerk / Planner
(705) 753-2250, ext 6926
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Links for fact sheet from the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Rural Affairs http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/landuse/drainage.htm 

 

Verner Fitness Room

Verner Fitness Room 
(located at the Verner Arena) 

80 Principale Street East
Verner, ON   
P0H 2M0

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HOURS OF OPERATION

 SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 TO SEPTEMBER 28, 2018

Sunday - CLOSED
Monday - 8:30a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday - 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday - 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday - 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday - CLOSED

OCTOBER 1, 2018  TO APR 5, 2019

Sunday - CLOSED
Monday - 8 :30a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday - 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday - 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday - 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday - 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Noon)

 

Register today at the Verner Library

Temporary location: 11736 Hwy 64 at the Knights of Colombus Hall 

Library Hours of Operation

Sunday - CLOSED
Monday - 6 :00 p.m. to 8: 00 p.m.
Tuesday - 1:00 p.m. to 5: 00 p.m.
Wednesday - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday - 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday - CLOSED

Membership
Adults  Seniors
1 month $30 $25
3 months $70 $50
7 months

$105

$85

 

Swimming Lessons Registrations (Winter 2019)

water Winter 2019  

Private and Semi-Private Lessons 
Registrations: January 3, 2019 at 6:30 am (Community and Recreation Centre)

Group Lessons 
Registrations: Janary 6, 2019 at 8:30 am (Community and Recreation Centre)

Endurance Tek
Registrations: January 6, 2019 at 8:30 am (Community and Recreation Centre)

Not sure what level your child is in?
FREE testing available on January 4, 2019. Must schedule an appointment.  

Cost for members: $55 1st child, $45 2nd child, $35 3rd child.
Cost for non-members: $70 1st child, $60 2nd child, $50 3rd child.

 * Classes start the week of January 14th 

To register or for more information, please contact
the Community and Recreation Centre at 705.753.0160

User Fees

Pool and Arena Rental Fees

Arena Adult Private Rental

$115

Private Pool Rental

$110 (0-20 people)
$135 (21-40 people)
$160 (41-60 people)
$190 (61 - over people)

 

Birthday Party Packages Fees

1 hour pool (up to 20 people)
1 cake, pop or juice
20 pieces of pepperoni and cheeze pizza

$115

 

Swimming Lessons
Member Non-Member

Group Swimming Lessons - 10 weeks (1st Child)

$50 $70

Group Swimming Lessons - 10 weeks (1st Child)

$45 $60
Group Swimming Lessons - 10 weeks (1st Child) $35 $50
Private Swimming Lessons $13 per lesson $16 per lesson
Semi-Private Swimming Lessons $9 per lesson $11 per lesson
Endurance Tek - 10 weeks $75 $95 

 membership West Nipissing Community & Recreation Centre 

Membership Fees
Adult
(18 - 59)
Senior (60 - 74)
Child (3 - 17)*
Student**
Immediate
Family
FREE

Per Visit (Pool or Fitness)

$4.50 $3.50 $12





75 years old +

2 years old 
& under

1 Month Pool

$40 $28 $59
1 Month Fitness $53 $42 $67
1 Month Pool & Fitness $90 $62 $112
3 Months Pool $83 $58 $128
3 Months Fitness $111 $84 $165
3 Months Pool & Fitness $145 $98 $221
6 Months Pool $149 $97 $238
6 Months Fitness $161 $128 $303
6 Months Pool & Fitness $231 $163 $409
1 Year Pool $240 $173 $435
1 Year Fitness $287 $206 $513
1 Year Pool & Fitness $413 $301 $746
*Must be 16 years old and over to use the fitness room.
**Student card required. 

 

Pool and Fitness Programming

September to December 2018 

View the Fall 2018 Pool and Fitness Program 


 

Pool Programs · Programmes de la piscine

Pool Programs
Programmes de la piscine

Monday
lundi

Tuesday
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Wednesday
mercredi
 

Thursday
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Friday
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Saturday
samedi

Sunday
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Adult Lap Swim /
Natation en longeurs adulte

7am-9am

7am-10am

7am-9am
8:30pm-9:30pm

7am-10am

7am-9am

 

10am-11am

Parent & Tot
Parent et bambin

11:30am-1pm

 

11:30am-1pm

 

11:30am-1pm

 

 

Adult Leisure Swim
Natation récréative adulte

11:30am-1pm
8:30pm-9:30pm

11:30am-1pm

11:30am-1pm 

11:30am-1pm 

11:30am-1pm

10am-11am

 

Open Lap Swim
Natation en longeurs libre

3pm-4pm

 

3pm-4pm

 

3pm-4pm

 

 

Aqua Deep Water Fitness / Classes de conditionnement dans l’eau profonde

9:15am-10am

10:15-11am

9:15am-10am

10:15am –11am

10:15am-11am

 

 

Aqua Shallow Water Fitness / Classes de conditionnement dans l’eau peu profonde

10:15am-11am
7:45pm-8:30pm

 

10:15am-11am
7:45pm-8:30pm

 

 

 

 

Family Swim
Natation familiale

 

 

6:30pm-7:30pm

 

 

 

 

Public Swim
Natation publique

 

6:30pm-7:30pm

 

6:30pm-7:30pm

7pm-8pm

12pm-3pm

12pm-3pm

Rent me!
À louer ! 

 

 

 

 

 

11am-12pm

11am-12pm

 

Fitness Centre · Salle de mise en forme

Must be 16 yrs or older to use the fitness room. / Il faut être âgé de 16 ans ou plus pour utiliser la salle de mise en forme.

West Nipissing
Nipissing Ouest

Monday
lundi

Tuesday
mardi

Wednesday
mercredi 

Thursday
jeudi

Friday
vendredi

Saturday
samedi

Sunday
dimanche

Hours / Heures d’ouverture

6:30am-9pm

6:30am-9pm

6:30am-9pm

6:30am-9pm

6:30am-9pm

8:30am-3pm

8:30am-3pm

FREE Walking Program
Programme de marche GRATUIT

7am-10am  –  Tues, Wed, Thurs

November 6 to April 25 

7h - 10h  –  mardi, mercredi, jeudi 

6 novembre au 25 avril

 

 

Fitness Programs · Programmes de mise en forme 

Fitness Programs
Programmes de mise en forme

Monday
lundi

Tuesday
mardi

Wednesday
mercredi 

Thursday
jeudi

Friday
vendredi

Daytime / De jour

9am-9:45am

9am-9:45am

9am-9:45am

9am-9:45am

 

Evening / En soirée

4:15pm-5pm

5:15pm-6pm

4:15pm-5pm

5:15pm-6pm

 

Programs begin the week of September 10 and end December 20, 2018. They will take place in the Hall of Fame Room.

Les programmes débutent la semaine du10 septembre, se terminent le 20 décembre 2018, et se dérouleront au Temple de la renommée.

 

Verner Fitness Room · Salle de mise en forme de Verner

Verner Fitness Room
Salle de mise en forme de Verner

Monday
lundi

Tuesday
mardi

Wednesday
mercredi 

Thursday
jeudi

Friday
vendredi

Saturday
samedi

Sunday
dimanche

Hours / Heures d’ouverture Sept 4-28

8:30am-4pm

8:30am-4pm

8:30am-4pm

8:30am-4pm

8:30am-4pm

Closed

Closed

Hours / Heures d’ouverture Oct 1-Apr 5

8:30am-8pm

8:30am-8pm

8:30am-8pm

8:30am-8pm

8:30am-8pm

8am-12pm

Closed

Events Calendar

Parks and Playgrounds

Please note that all splash parks will close for the season on October 10, 2018. 

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Cache Bay
Splash Park and Playground (Cache Bay Community Centre)
The Municipality of West Nipissing acknowledges the Ontario Trillium Foundation contribution of $125,000 towards the Cache Bay Splash Park and Playground project.

Lavigne
Waterfront Park

Sturgeon Falls
Richelieu Park
Janen Street Park
South Side Park and Splash Park
Minnehaha Bay

Verner
France Gareau Park and Splash Park
Piette Street Park



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Playgrounds

Cache Bay

Field

River Valley 

Springer



 

School Playgrounds

École élémentaire catholique Christ-Roi

École élémentaire catholique La Résurrection

École élémentaire catholique St-joseph

École élémentaire catholique Ste-Marguerite d'Youville

École publique Jeunesse Active

Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Elementary School

White Woods Public School

 

Public Boat Launches and Docking Facilities

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Cache Bay Government Dock
Dock Road, Cache Bay

Federal Government Dock
Holditch Street, Sturgeon Falls

Field Dock
Desjardins Street, Field

Muskasong Lake Boat Launch 
Field

Lavigne Government Dock
Highway 64 South, Lavigne

Minnehaha Bay
300 King Street, Sturgeon Falls

The Sturgeon River House Museum
250 Fort Road, Sturgeon Falls

Red Cross Babysitting Courses

cross2 Babysitting Course (ages 11- 15) 

This course is designed for youth 11 years and up who want to become a babysitter or may already be one. The Babysitting Course covers the responsibilities of a babysitter, safety tips for children of all ages, basic child care skills and what to do in case of an emergency.

Upcoming courses 

English Sessions

  • Sunday, January 13, 2019  (9am to 4pm)
  • Saturday, June 1, 2019 (9am to 4pm)
  • French Session

  • Saturday, January 12, 2019 (9am to 4pm) 
  • Sunday, June 2, 2019  (9am to 4pm)
  • Cost: $55.00


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    The Stay Safe program teaches applicable and age-appropriate skills while increasing and reinforcing a youth's capacity to improve his or her own safety. Whether in their community or on their own, this group will be given better tools to Stay Safe! in a variety of different situations.

    Upcoming courses 

    English Session 

  • Sunday, April 28, 2019  (9am to 1pm)
  • Saturday, June 15, 2019 (9am to 1pm)
  • French Session

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019, 2018 (9am to 1pm) 
  • Sunday, June 16, 2019 (9am to 1pm) 
  • Cost: $33.00

     

    To register your child, please call the Community and Recreation Centre at 705.753.0160

     

     

     

    Sturgeon River House Museum


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    Contact Us

    705.753.4716
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    250 chemin Fort Road, Sturgeon Falls, Ontario P2B 2N7
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    Business Hours

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday:  9am-4pm

    Thursday: 12pm-8pm

    Saturday, Sunday, Monday: Closed (only open for booked events)

    General Admission: $4 + tax per person 

     


    Events at the museum

    Follow us on Facebook to hear about our various events including

    • farmers' markets
    • paint nights
    • educational activities with Science North
    • variety of workshops
    • festivals and entertainment

    Host an event 

    We offer event planning and hosting services for gatherings such as 

    • parties on demand
    • school tours
    • parties: birthday, staff, retirement
    • weddings and reunions

     

    Call or email us to host an event or book a tour.
    705.753.4716
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    Visit the Museum and its beautiful surroundings

    The Sturgeon River House Museum, located on the west bank of the Sturgeon River, was established in order to promote, conserve and enhance the culture and particularly the heritage of the population of the Municipality of West Nipissing.

    Permanent exhibit
    The Museum's permanent exhibit consists of many interesting artifacts, examples of traditional snares and bush shelters, information on the remarkable fur-bearing animals of the north, a fascinating video on the creation of birch bark canoes, and so much more. Also, step back in time within our trading post replica to get an authentic feel for Ontario' rugged past. This exhibit is a tribute to the northern spirit of survival.


    Temporary Exhibit
    The West Nipissing Francophone Pioneers Exhibit is a temporary exhibit putting into perspective the colonisation and of francophone pioneers in the communities of Cache Bay, Crystal Falls, Desaulniers, Field, Lavigne, River Valley, Sturgeon Falls and Verner during the years of 1880 to 1939. The goal of the exhibit is to inform the public on the popular culture and social history of the West Nipissing pioneer families. Come and discover the era of the pioneer days.

    Gift Shop
    Within the museum, you will find a Souvenir and Gift Shop filled with unique items such as hand painted cards, portraits, dried flower arrangements and homemade soaps and other memorable keepsakes.

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    Enjoy a family picnic outdoors under a party tent or in our picnic area fronting the beautiful Sturgeon River. You will find a workable Blacksmith Shop known as La Forge Charles, the Duquette Icehouse where blocks of ice are stored throughout the year and the Maison Major, our old pioneer style home. An open-air stage is available for outdoor concerts or plays.

    Four Season Walking Trails
    The Museum boast four (4) kms of low impact walking trails though provincially significant wetlands. Enjoy an interpretative trek to the natural cranberry bogs and to the waterfowl lookout overlooking beautiful Lake Nipissing.dsc 0443atv

    Banquet Hall and Boardroom
    The Banquet Hall is available for all special occasions, meetings and conferences. A fully equipped kitchen and bar facility are at your disposal or you may wish to have your event catered by the Museum staff.

    The Boardroom, located on the second floor, consist of a kitchenette area and of seating arrangements accommodating 15 to 25 persons. Audio-visual equipment is available at an extra cost.

    Boat Launch and Docking Facilities
    The Museum offers boat launching with access to the Sturgeon River for a minimal cost. A seasonal pass may also be purchased. Docking facilities are available for tourists arriving by waterway and for use during special events such as our annual fishing tournament.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Skateboard Park

    The skateboard park is now closed for the season.

    The park is located in the parking lot of the West Nipissing Community & Recreation Centre. This skateboard park is open to all young people in West Nipissing as well as to all visitors during the Summer months.

    Skateboard Park Hours:

    • Will close based on weather (snow and ice).
    • Monday to Friday 8am - 9pm
    • Saturday 10am - 9pm
    • Sunday 10am - 6pm

    Rules and Regulations
    skateboard park

    • This park is not supervised.
    • Use of protective equipment is strongly recommended.
    • No loitering.

    Violation of the park could result to loss of facility.

    This skateboard park could not have been possible without a collaborative effort by several organizations in West Nipissing. Many thanks to the Trillium Foundation, Economic Partners Sudbury East-West Nipissing, Club Richelieu of Sturgeon Falls, Springer Ladies Auxiliary and Sturgeon Falls Community Action Committee.

    For more information regarding the skateboard park, please contact the West Nipissing Recreation Centre at 705-753-0160.

     

    Recreation and Leisure Organizations

    Équipe de natation Sturgeon Falls Swim Team (ENSFST) Nicolle Plante-Dupuis
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    705-753-4576
    Babysitter's Training Course West Nipissing Community and Recreation Centre 705-753-0160

    West Nipissing Minor Hockey

    http://www.stinghockey.ca/

    Office 705-753-3479
    Verner Minor Hockey Jeremy Séguin
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    www.vernerbulls.ca 
    Figure Skating

    Chantal Vézina

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    705-753-6092

    Referees / Hockey School Richard Lachance 705-753-1735
    Karate (Instructor) Linda Lowney 705-474-4794
    Oldtimers Hockey Marc Cuillerier 705-753-3649
    W.N. Sports Hall of Fame Dan Richard
    705-753-4982
    Verner Figure Skating Christine Piquette 705-594-1035
    Verner Men's Hockey League Pat Remillard 705-753-9507
    Verner "Ligue des boys" Miguel Giroux 705-753-6601
    Town & Country Oldtimers Serge Caron 705-594-9537
    West Nipissing Soccer Sean Severin 705-753-0991
    West Nipissing Beach Volleyball Renée-Anne Paquette 705-471-9146
    Mix Baseball League Slow Pitch Randy Penasse 705-580-2319

    Outdoor Rinks

     

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    INFORMATION
    705-753-0160

    Hours of Operation
    Monday to Thursday 5pm-9pm
    Friday 5pm-10pm
    Saturday 12pm-10pm
    Sunday 12pm-10pm

    Cache Bay 
    Railway Street – Two (2) ice surfaces, lighted, heated building, washroom facilities and common area

    Field 
    Jarbeau Road - One (1) ice surface, lighted, heated building, washroom and change rooms, canteen and lobby

    Goulard Park 
    John Street - One (1) ice surface, one (1) skating oval, lighted, heated change rooms, washroom facilities

    Lavigne 
    Caron Road - One (1) ice surface, lighted, heated change rooms

    River Valley
    St. Joseph Road – One (1) ice surface, lighted, heated building, washroom and change rooms

    Sports Facilities

    Sports facilities are open for the season.


    Baseball Fields

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    Railway Street - Two (2) fields, fenced and bleachers

    Field
    Highway 64 - One (1) field, lighted, fenced, dugouts, picnic area and bleachers

    Springer
    Leblanc Road - One (1) field, lighted, scoreboard and bleachers

    Sturgeon Falls
    Richelieu Park - One (1) field, lighted, fenced, scoreboard, dugouts, washrooms and bleachers
    Goulard Park - Two (2) fields, one (1) is lighted, dugouts, fenced and bleachers

    Verner
    Principale Street - One (1) field, backstop, bleachers
    Gingras Avenue - One (1) field, backstop, bleachers


    For reservations, rate and league contact information please contact the West Nipissing Recreation Centre at 705-753-0160 or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


     


     

    Soccer Fields

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    Goulard Park – One (1) legal size soccer and football field with uprights
    Located at the West Nipissing Community and Recreation Centre
    (219, O'Hara Street, Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, P2B 1A2)

    Richelieu Park – One (1) small junior soccer area
    Located at the intersection of Park Street and Third Street

    Riverfront Street –Two (2) legal size soccer field
    Located at the intersection of Demers Street and Riverfront Drive

    Verner
    Principale Street - One junior soccer field
    Located near the Verner Arena

     


     

    Tennis Courts

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    Two (2) Courts, lighted, also used for basketball court

    Sturgeon Falls
    Main Street Beach - Three (3) lighted courts

    To reserve or if you have any questions please call the West Nipissing Recreation Centre at 705-753-0160 or send an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .




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    Beach Volleyball Courts

    Sturgeon Falls
    Main Street Beach - Two (2) courts




     


    Other Fields

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    John Street, Sturgeon Falls

    Northern Secondary School
    Ethel Street, Sturgeon Falls




    Halls

    Cache Bay Community Centre: 55 Cache Street, Cache Bay, ON
      Full Day
    Private Rental without kitchen  $600.00
    Rental Deposit is always half the price of the hall & due upon booking  
    Kitchen (oven, fridge) $55.00
    Details of Hall  
    Size of Hall 80' x 50'
    Capacity 544
    Chairs only 544
    Chairs with table for dancing 370
    Chairs with table for dining only 429
    Chairs (Black) 270

    Tables

    60 (8 ft)

     

    Marcel Noël Community Hall: 219 O'Hara Street, Sturgeon Falls, ON
      Full Day
    Full Private Rental without kitchen $700.00
    Kitchen Hourly $50.00 per hour
    Kitchen (oven, fryer, dishes) $270.00
    Rental Deposit is always half the price of the hall & due upon booking  
       
    Details of Hall  
    Capacity 506
    Chairs only 763
    Chairs with table for dancing 519
    Chairs with table for dining only 611
    Walk in cooler and kitchen counters included in hall rental  
    Size of Hall 66' x 94'
    Stage 32' x 18'
    Tables (round or rectangular) 25: round 5' 50: 26'' x 8'
    Chairs (Black) 600
    Dishes List available

    Audio Visual Equipment Available for Rental:
    Projector and Screen $50.00 Microphone $25.00

     

                                                 

    Meeting Room: 219 O'Hara Street, Sturgeon Falls, ON
      Full Day
    Private Rental $150.00
    Meeting $50.00
    Rental Deposit is always half the price of the hall & due upon booking  
    Details of Hall  
    Capacity 30
    Chairs only 40
    Chairs with tables 20
    Flat screen television with DVD player included in hall rental with attached private
    washroom, small fridge and microwave.
     

     

    Verner Arena Hall: 80 Principale Street East, Verner, ON
      Full Day
    Private Rental $600.00
    Rental Deposit is always half the price of the hall & due upon booking  
    Details of Hall  
    Capacity 450
    Chairs with table for dancing 382
    Size of Hall 110' x 60'
    Stage size 16' x 20'

     

    West Nipissing Sports Hall of Fame: 210 Clark Street, Sturgeon Falls, ON
      Full Day
    Private Rental $380.00
    Meeting $100.00
    Rental Deposit is always half the price of the hall & due upon booking  
    Details of Hall  
    Capacity 270
    Chairs Only 230
    Chairs with tables 270
    Size of Hall 35' x 65'
    Tables (round or rectangular) 25: round 5' 50: 26'' x 8''
    Chairs (Blue) 600
    Small bar area available with hall rental  
    Audio Visual Equipment Available for Rental:
    Projector and Screen   $50.00   Microphone $25.00
     

       

    To reserve or if you have any questions about any of the abovementioned halls please call the West Nipissing Community and Recreation Centre at 705-753-0160 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



    Other Facilities

    Lavigne Community Centre
    Highway 64 South 
    Lavigne, ON
    P0H 1R0

    Facilities:

    • Kitchen facilities
    • Washroom facilities
    • Non smoking facility
    • Newly Renovated

    To reserve or if you have any questions about the hall please call 705-594-1343 or 705-594-2777.



    Monetville Community Centre
    Highway 64 South
    North Monetville, ON
    P0M 2K0

    Facilities:

    • Seating capacity for 150 people
    • Kitchen facilities
    • Washroom facilities
    • Also used as an indoor gymnasium
    • Non smoking facility

    To reserve or if you have any questions about the hall please call 705-898-3447.



    Public Beaches

    CampLaPlage

    Field*
    Lac Clair Road – Washroom facilities

    Sturgeon Falls
    Main Street – Tennis Courts - Beach Volleyball Courts

    Verner
    St-Jean Road

    Please note that all beaches are unsupervised.

    Baseball Fields

    Cache Bay
    Railway Street - Two Fields, fenced and bleachers



    Field
    Hwy 64 – One Field, lighted, fenced, dugouts, picnic area and bleachers

    Springer
    Leblanc Road - One Field – lighted, scoreboard and bleachersbaseball

    Sturgeon Falls
    Richelieu Park - One Field, lighted, fenced, scoreboard, dugouts, washrooms and bleachers
    Exhibition Grounds – Four fields, one lighted, dugouts, fenced and bleachers

    Verner
    Principal Street – One Field, backstop, bleachers
    Avenue Gingras – One Field, backstop, bleachers

    For reservations, rates and league contact information please contact the West Nipissing Recreation Centre at   705-753-0160 or send an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    West Nipissing Sports Hall of Fame

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    The main goal and purpose of the West Nipissing Sports Hall of Fame is to honor and perpetuate the name and deeds of those whose athletics prowess brought fame to their community and to themselves; of those whose interest in and for work for sport resulted in a climate which benefited athletes and athletics.

    West Nipissing Sports Hall of Fame Executive for 2013-2015:

    Dan Richard - Chair
    Ron Bégin
    Cal Callaghan
    Marc Cuillerier
    Mike Decaen
    Lynn Duhaime
    Don Fortin
    John Horner
    Julie Labrosse Landry
    Rock Lachance
    Roger Lachance
    Richard Lachance
    Janice Renaud
    Rhéal Rivet
    Martial Rivet

    Next induction dinner scheduled for 2018.

    Previous Sports Hall of Fame Events

     

    Contact person:

    Lynn Duhaime, Coordinator of Community Services
    Tel: (705) 753-2250 ext. 6930
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    Arenas

    Sturgeon Falls Arena

    SCHEDULE
    
219 O'Hara Street

    Tel: (705) 753-0160

    Fax: (705) 753-6636
    Free Wi-Fi

    Public Skating and Shinny Hockey (12 & under, 13+, 55+)

    Please note that the schedule will be updated as more dates become available 

    Verner Arena


    SCHEDULE
    80 Principale Street East

    Tel: (705) 753-0160
    Fax: (705) 753-6636 
    Free Wi-Fi

    Public Skating and Shinny Hockey (12 & under, 13+, 55+)

    Please note that the schedule will be updated as more dates become available 

    MUNICIPAL PROGRAM FEES*

    *All prices include HST.

    PROGRAMS 2018-2019

    Public Skating (per session)

    $4.00
    Public Skating Season Pass $40.00
    Shinny Hockey (per session) $4.00
    Shinny Hockey Season Pass $40.00
    55+ Shinny Hockey (per session) $4.00
    55+ Shinny Hockey Season Pass $40.00

    ICE RENTAL FEES*

    *All prices include HST.

    To book ice please call the West Nipissing Recreation Centre at 705-753-0160 or send an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

    HOURLY RATE 2018-2019 2019-2020

    Adult (*Primetime)

    $145.00 $155

    Youth (*Primetime)
    Local

    $105.00 $110
    Youth (*Primetime)
    Non-local
    $145.00 $155
    Adult and Youth (**Daytime)
    Local
    $85.00 $90
    Adult and Youth (**Daytime)
    Non-local
    $100.00 $105
    Local Schools (**Daytime) $3.00 per student
    or
    $85 per hour
    (whichever is the
    lessor of the two
    amounts)
    $3.00 per student
    or
    $90 per hour
    (whichever is the
    lessor of the two
    amounts)

     *Primetime: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Friday and all day/evening on Saturday and Sunday
    **Daytime: 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday

     

     

    Emergency Services

    Emergency Plan

    Richard Maranda, Community Emergency Management Coordinator
    (705) 753-1171
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    Fire Services

    Richard Maranda, Fire Chief
    (705) 753-1171
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    Police Services

    Raymond St Pierre, Chief of Police
    (705) 753-1234
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    West Nipissing Police Service

    west nip ouest policeRaymond St Pierre, Chief of Police
    225 Holditch Street
    Sturgeon Falls, ON
    P2B 1T1
    Tel: (705) 753-1234
    Fax: (705) 753-6935
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    Website: www.wnps.ca 

    Satellite office in Verner where an officer on duty can attend.

    West Nipissing Police Service provides 24-hour policing in three patrols zones: Zone 1: the core area of the municipality from the eastern limits of the municipality to Leblanc Road in the west, the Lake Nipissing shoreline to the south and Levert Drive to the North. Approximately 65% of the population and 87.5% of all calls for service come from residents of Zone 1. Zones 2 and 3 using Highway 17 as the dividing line, covers the remaining areas of the municipality.

    Programs and Services:

    • 911 Emergency Service
    • Crime Prevention and School Programs including DARE and PEER POWER
    • Court Security and Court Management
    • Criminal Investigations of break & enters, thefts, frauds, assaults, sexual assaults, drugs
    • Marine Patrols
    • Snowmobile Patrol / ATV
    • R.I.D.E. Program
    • By-Law Enforcement
    • Identification Branch (SOCO)
    • Directed Enforcement

    Human Resources:
    The Municipality of West Nipissing has twenty-two (22) sworn officers, one full-time and two (2) part-time Special Constables, one (1) Administrative Assistant and three (3) full-time and five (5) part-time dispatchers.

     

     

    Emergency Plan

    The West Nipissing Municipality Emergency Management Committee has developed this emergency response plan. Every official, municipal department and agency must be prepared to carry out assigned responsibilities in an emergency.

    In order to protect residents, businesses and visitors, the Municipality of West Nipissing requires a coordinated emergency response by a number of agencies under the direction of the Community Control Group (CCG). These are distinct arrangements and procedures from the normal, day-to-day operations carried out by emergency services.

    In addition, it is important that residents, businesses and interested visitors be aware of its provisions. Copies of the West Nipissing Municipality Emergency Response Plan may be viewed at the Town Hall.

    The Municiplaity of West Nipissing's Emergency Plan
    Emergency Plan (Click here)

    To view the Emergency Preparedness Guide from Public Safety Canada, click on the image below:

    EMERG ENG



    For more information, please contact:

    Richard Maranda, Community Emergency Management Coordinator
    (705) 753-1171
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    West Nipissing Fire Service

    west nip ouest FIRERichard Maranda, Fire Chief
    225 Holditch Street
    Sturgeon Falls, ON
    P2B 1T1
    Tel: (705) 753-1171
    Fax: (705) 753-6935
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    Website: www.wnfs.ca 

     

    The Municipality of West Nipissing has nine (9) fire stations and one (1) first response station.

    • Station #1 Sturgeon Falls – 225 Holditch Street (Main Station)
    • Station #2 Crystal Falls – 552 Crystal Falls Road
    • Station #3 1377 Tomiko Lake
    • Station #4 Field – 110 Morin Street
    • Station #5 River Valley – 28 St-Joseph Road
    • Station #6 Verner – 13 Principale West Street
    • Station #7 Lavigne – 10578 Highway 64 South
    • Station #8 North Monetville – 7198 Highway 64 South
    • Station #9 Cache Bay – 13 Waterfront Drive
    • Station #1B Sturgeon Falls - 188 Cache Bay Road

    Human Resources:
    The Municipality of West Nipissing has one (1) fire chief, six (6)  full-time fighters, three (3) part-time firefighter and 131 volunteer firefighters.

    

Programs and Services

    • Public education
    • Smoke alarm program
    • Older and wiser program
    • Great escape program
    • Arson prevention program for children
    • Sparky fire safety program
    • Risk watch program
    • Fire safety education material distribution for residents/occupants
    • Issuing permits
    • Inspections upon complaint / preparing reports and issuing written responses to requests
    • Conducting routine inspections
    • Dealing with code compliance
    • Inter-action with building department
    • Training of staff & employees of institutional industrial and commercial establishments

    Fire Department Services provided:

    • Structural, vehicle, grass, brush, forestry, marine firefighting
    • Awareness level hazardous material
    • Vehicle accidents & vehicle extrication
    • Transportation incidents involving vehicles, trains, aircraft and watercraft
- Water and ice rescue – shore based, water entry, vessel etc.
    • Public assistance
    • Police assistance
    • Public utilities assistance
    • Ambulance assistance
    • Community emergency plan participation
    • Fire investigation practices in determining cause & origin

    For more information, please feel free to communicate with the West Nipissing Fire Department.

     

    Finance Services

    Independent Auditor's Report and Financial Report (December 31, 2017)

    2012 Financial Information Return (FIR)

    2013 Financial Information Return (FIR)

     

    Contact information:

    Municipality of West Nipissing
    101-225 Holditch Street
    Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1T1
    Tel: (705) 753-2250
    Fax: (705)753-3950

    Alisa Craddock, Director of Corporate Services / Treasurer
    (705) 753-2250, ext 6901
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    Louise Laforge, Deputy Treasurer / Tax Collector
    (705) 753-2250, ext 6903
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    Taxation

    Municipality of West Nipissing's Tax Department operates within the Finance Services division and is responsible for the billing and collection of all interim, final, and supplementary property tax billings.

    As well, the Tax Department administers a number of provincially mandated programs including the Commercial Vacancy Rebate and the Registered Charity Rebate programs.

    The department also processes property tax adjustments resulting from Section 357 applications under the Municipal Act, assessment review board decisions, and requests for reconsideration under the authority of the Assessment Act

    Click on the link below to view tax related By-laws:

    Set Tax Rates to be Levied, and to Further Provide for Penalty and Interest Payable in Default of Payment Thereof for 2017 - By-Law 2017/50

    Interim Taxes for 2018 By-Law 2018/03

    Tax Ratios for the Year 2018 - By-Law 2018/47

    Tax Rates for the Year 2018 (New Multi-Residential Property Class) - By-Law 2018/48

    Capping Options for the Fairness of Property Taxpayers - By-Law 2018/46

    Tax Assistance for Elderly and Disabled - By-Law 2018/50

     


    Contact information:

    Municipality of West Nipissing
    101-225 Holditch Street
    Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1T1
    Tel: (705) 753-2250
    Fax: (705)753-3950

    Louise Laforge, Deputy Treasurer / Tax Collector
    (705) 753-2250, ext 6903
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    Corporate Services

    The Corporate Services Department is responsible for the provision of internal services to the corporation. The department provides administrative services that support the work of the Municipal Council as well as management and staff of other departments in their delivery of efficient municipal services.

The Corporate Services Department includes Finance, Human Resources, Information and Communications Technology. The Department leads the development and delivery of corporate-wide administrative policies, systems and services, and provides financial advice to other Departments and to members of Council.

    Alisa Craddock, Director of Corporate Services / Treasurer
    (705) 753-2250, ext 6901
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    Tax Rebate Programs

     The Municipality of West Nipissing currently offers three (3) rebate and relief programs for Municipalities.

    Note: All applications must be submitted to the Treasurer of The Corporation at the Municipality of West Nipissing, Suite 101-225 Holditch Street, Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, P2B 1T1.

     


    Vacancy Rebate Application

    Section 364 of the Municipal Act, 2001 provides for rebates to vacant business units at the same percentage as discounts afforded to property owners of vacant and excess land. These percentages are 30% for commercial properties and 35% for industrial properties.

    Property owners who are eligible for a rebate must submit an application to the municipality each year that a building, or portion of a building, is vacant. The deadline to submit an application for a tax year is February 28th of the following year.


    To be eligible for a rebate, a building or portion of a building must satisfy the following:

    • Buildings that are entirely vacant - A whole commercial or industrial building will be eligible for a rebate if the entire building is vacant for at least 90 consecutive days.
    • Buildings that are partially vacant - A suite or unit within a commercial building will be eligible for a rebate if, for at least 90 consecutive days it was:
      • Unused; and clearly delineated or physically separated from the used portions of the building; and
      • Either 1) capable of being leased for immediate occupation; or 2) not capable of being leased for immediate occupation because it was undergoing or in need of repairs or renovation or was unfit for occupation.
    • A portion of an industrial building will be eligible for a rebate if, for at least 90 consecutive days, it was:
      • Unused; and
      • Clearly delineated of physically seperated from the used portions of the building.

     

    Vacancy Rebate Application Form

     


    Charitable Rebate Application

    Under Section 361(1) of the Municipal Act, 2001, every municipality shall have a tax rebate program for eligible charities for the purpose of giving them relief from taxes on eligible property they occupy.

    The program is applicable to registered charities that are tenants in a commercial or industrial class property. The landlord may be contacted by the charity to provide certain information that the Municipality of West Nipissing requires in order to process their application. Deadline for the current year is February 28th of the following year.

    Registered charities must apply every year for the rebate by completing an application and returning to the Municipality of West Nipissing taxation department.

     

    Charitable Rebate Application Form

     


    Tax Relief for Eligible Low-Income Seniors and Low Income Disabled Persons

    Section 319 of the Municipal Act, 2001, c.25, provides that every municipality shall pass a by-law for the purposes of relieving financial hardship by offering cancellation of,or other relief in respect of, tax increases on property on all or part of a tax increase for assessment related tax increases. This by-law applies to owners of residential property who are, or whose spouses or same-sex partners are low-income seniors or low-income persons with disabilities.

    A low-income person with disabilities is defined under the Municipal Act, as a person who is in receipt of assistance paid under the Ontario Disability Support Program Act.

    A low-income senior is defined as a person who is at least 65 years of age and who is in receipt of payments under the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), as established under Part II of the Old Age Security Act (Canada).

    Tax relief is granted pursuant to the Tax assistance-Elderly and disabled By-Law shall be in form of a cancellation of the eligible amount, provided that:

    • such owner or the spouse of such owner occupies or occupy on a permanent basis, the property in respect of which the application for tax relief is made;
    • such owner or the spouse of such owner or both has or have been assessed as the owner of the residential real property in the municipality for a period of not less than one (1) year immediately preceding the date of the application for relief; and
    • the balance of the property tax (including any arrears of taxes) is paid in full.

    Where a property is owned jointly or co-owned with persons other than the owner's spouse, both or all co-owners must qualify under the above mentioned eligibility criteria.

    No tax relief granted pursuant to the Tax assistance-Elderly and disabled By-Law shall be allowed to an owner in respect of more than one (1) single residential family dwelling unit in any year.

    The amount of tax cancellation shall be determined as follows:

    • If the total of taxes for municipal and school purposes for a qualifying property of an eligible person exceeds its total for the preceding year, the amount of the tax cancellation is the amount of the difference, provided that said difference exceeds $30.00. Increases above $30.00 will be cancelled to a maximum of $100.00.
    • The necessary adjustments in accordance with the Tax assistance-Elderly and disabled By-Law will only be applied to an eligible person's tax account after the 1st installment of the final tax bill is issued, which will reduce the amount owing for the 2nd installment billed.

    Tax Relief for Low-Income Seniors/Disabled Application Form

    To view the Tax Assistance-Elderly and Disabled By-law, click on the link below:

    By-Law 2017 - Tax Assistance to Certain Elderly and Disabled Residents

     

     

    Tax Payments

    Methods of Payment

    Taxes shall be payable to The Corporation of the Municipality of West Nipissing and are payable:

    • At the Municipal Satellite Office in Verner by cash or by cheque, debit card or by leaving your payment in the drop off box.
    • At the Main Municipal Office in Sturgeon Falls by mail, by cash, by cheque, by debit card or by leaving your payment in the drop off box.
    • At a Financial Institution or your choice.
    • By Internet or telebanking.

     

    Main Office

    Municipality of West Nipissing
    101-225 Holditch Street
    Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1T1
    Tel: (705) 753-2250
    Fax: (705)753-3950

     

    Satellite Office

    Municipality of West Nipissing
    Highway 64, P.O. Box 12
    Verner, ON P0H 2M0
    Tel: (705) 594-2318
    Fax: (705) 594-9153

     

     


     

    Pre-Authorized Tax Payment Plan


    The Municipality of West Nipissing offers three (3) convenient pre-authorized payment plan options:

    1.     Twelve (12) month plan: Annual taxes owing are withdrawn over 12 months on the 1st of every month.

    2.     Installment Plan: Annual taxes owing are withdrawn four (4) times a year on the instalment due dates.

    3.     Arrears Plan: Twelve (12) monthly withdrawals (Subject to penalty and interest on any balance outstanding on the first of every month).

    Tax Certificates

    The Municipality of West Nipissing, pusuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act cannot release tax information to the public without a formal request for a Tax Certificate. A written request must be submitted to our office along with a payment in the amount of $30.00 / parcel.

    Once the information has been processed, we forward the certificate either by fax or by mail.

    We ask that all requests be received a minimum of three (3) days before the required deadline to allow staff sufficient time to prepare the certificate.

    Please send your requests to:

    Municipality of West Nipissing
    101-225 Holditch Street
    Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1T1
    Tel: (705) 753-2250
    Fax: (705)753-3950

    Household Hazardous Waste

     

    OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND

    The following are basic types of hazardous materials accepted at the North Bay site on behalf of the Municipality of West Nipissing FREE OF CHARGE.

  • Aerosol cans
  • Antifreeze
  • Bleach
  • Brake fluid
  • Chemicals Cleaners
  • Fertilizers
  • Flea powder
  • CFL and Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Car and household batteries
  • Car care products
  • Drain cleaners
  • Gasoline
  • Glue
  • Herbicides Insecticides
  • Lighters
  • Medicine
  • Motor oil
  • Oil filters
  • Oven cleaners
  • Nail polish and remover
  • Paint
  • Paint thinner
  • Pesticides
  • Pool chemicals
  • Solvents
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Thermometers
  • Turpentine
  • Propane tanks and cylinders
  • NOTE
    1. NO commercial deliveries will be accepted
    2. NO radioactive, biological, PCB's, explosives or ammunition

    Paint can be dropped off and introduced into the Re-use Program. Good household products can be picked up for free.

    Operates from Wednesday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Located at 112 Patton Street in North Bay
    Follow Highway 17 East to North Bay
    Turn left at Seymor Street (Northern Honda)
    Turn left at Station Road
    Turn left at Cholette Street
    Turn right on Patton Street, follow to end of street, see Signs for Recycling Centre

     

    To report any issues, please contact:

    Jason Sullivan
    Manager, Environmental Services
    (705) 753-2250, ext 6910
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    Recycling Routes

    rsz picture1Recycling Routes (Calendars)

    Click on one of the links below to view calendars for recycling routes:

    Recycling Routes (Maps)

    To view the recycling routes main map, click on the image below:
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    To view a specific town or township route, please click on one of the links below:

    Environmental Services

    The Municipality of West Nipissing owns and operates landfill sites in Badgerow Township, Field, Kipling, Lavigne, River Valley, Sturgeon Falls and Verner. The operating costs of these sites are paid by the users and collected by the municipality through the municipal tax bill. 

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    Jason Sullivan,
    Manager, Environmental Services
    (705) 753-2250, ext 6910
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    Landfills (Hours of Operation)

    Summer Hours Notice

    The Sturgeon Falls Landfill Site is open until 7 pm on Thursdays evenings only during the months of June, July, and August. 

     


     

    Demolition Projects Notice

    Any demolition projects needing landfill site dumping require consultation, contact:

    Jason Sullivan
    Manager, Environmental Services
    (705) 753-2250, ext 6910
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  • Rates for Solid Waste Management Systems for 2018 (By-Law 2018/28)
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    Sturgeon Falls Site, 256 Landfill Road

    (705) 840-3531 Dispatch for bin rental or emptying


    HOURS OF OPERATION

    Monday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Tuesday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Wednesday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Thursday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm (summer hours: June, July, August)
    Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

    2018 Free Saturday Schedule

    Free Saturday - 1st Saturday of the month 8:00 am to 11:30 am
    EXCEPT on long weekends, opening is moved to 2nd Saturday of the month

    JANUARY 6
    FEBRUARY 3
    MARCH 3
    APRIL 7
    MAY 5
    JUNE 2
    JULY 7
    AUGUST 11
    SEPTEMBER 8
    OCTOBER 13
    NOVEMBER 3
    DECEMBER 1

    How to get there: 3 km east of Sturgeon Falls on Highway 17- north side of Highway entrance

     


     

    Verner Site, 247 Highway 575

    OPEN
    Tuesday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Thursday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

    How to get there: from Higway 17 in Verner, take Highway 575 north, entrance approximately 3 km on left hand side

     


     

    Field Site, 1289 Lac Clair Road

    OPEN April 1st to October 31st
    Sunday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
    Monday 8:30 am to 8:00 pm

    OPEN November 1st to March 31st
    Sunday 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    Monday 8:30 am to 6:00 pm

    How to get there: from Highway 64 in Field, take Lac Clair Road for approximately 3 km, gate to site on right hand side

     


     

    Lavigne Site, 354 Lafrenière Road

    OPEN May 1st to Thanksgiving Weekend
    Tuesday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Thursday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

    OPEN Thanksgiving Weekend to May 1st
    Tuesday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

    How to get there: proceed south on Highway 64 from Lavigne, turn left on Lafreniere Road, see landfill site gate on left

     


     

    River Valley Site, 133 Alphonse Road

    OPEN
    Wednesday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Sunday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

    How to get there: from River Valley, follow Highway 539 A north, turn left at Alphonse Road, follow to end of road

     


     

    Kipling Site, 124 Deer Lake Road

    OPEN
    Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Wednesday 4:00pm to 8:00 pm  (July and August)

    How to get there: landfill site is situated off Highway 17 between Verner and Warren on Deer Lake Road north, approximately 2 kms from Highway 17 on right hand side

     


     

    Muskasung Site, 142 Muskasung Road

    OPEN 

    Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

    How to get there: from Field, proceed south on Highway 575 towards Verner. Turn left at Muskasung Lake Road, site gate located on right hand side.

     

    Leaf and Yard Waste

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    Leaf and Yard Waste Collection

    West Nipissing Environmental Services provides leaf and yard waste pick up to those in need within the urban area of Cache Bay, Springer and Sturgeon Falls.  One collection day is provided on the 1st double digit Monday of the month from April until November; unless the date falls on a Holiday the pick up moves to the Friday.

     

    2018 Scheduled Pick-up Days

    Monday, May 14th
    Monday, June 11th 
    Monday, July 16th 
    Monday, August 13th 
    Monday, September 10th 
    Monday, October 15th 
    *Friday, November 16th 

    *Weather Permitting

    West Nipissing Recycling

  • Rates for Solid Waste Management System for 2018 (By-Law 2018/28)
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    Blue Box Program

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    Collection Procedure

    Click here for print-out

    The desired curbside situation is two streams clearly separated, with all dry paper recyclables neatly placed in a Blue Box, cardboard box, paper bag or tightly tied bundle. 

    Placed right next, a second stream, consisting of a mix of container recyclables (plastics, glass and metals). Contained in either a second Blue Box or a clear plastic bag(s).


    In Home Recycling Program

    Designate an area in your home for storage of the recycled material.

    1. Distinguish what can and cannot go in your blue box (see below)
    2. Establish a routine of separating your household waste from the recycled materials
    3. Mark down on a calendar the bi-weekly schedule of the curb side pick up. (every second week)
    4. Place your recyclables at the curb no earlier than 7pm on the eve and no later than 7am on the morning of. Please seperate the papers from your glass, cans and plastics.

    What can be Recycled?

    Click here for the West Nipissing Recycling Guide

    Paper Recyclables

    • Corrugated cardboard (Broken down, no bigger than 24'' x 24''- all styrofoam must be removed)
    • Newspaper & Flyers
    • Boxboard (cereal, tissue and cracker boxes)
    • Catalogues & Magazines
    • Hard & Soft cover books
    • Phone books
    • Writing Paper
    • Greeting Cards
    • Paper Egg Cartons & Trays

     Container Recyclables

    • Aluminum Cans
    • Plastic Containers with Symbols (#1-7)
    • Cans (lids removed)
    • Glass Bottles & Jars (Lids removed)
    • Plastic Bags
    • Steel Cans
    • Empty, Dry Paint cans (Lids removed)

     


     greenWest Nipissing Recycling Depot

    ALL Landfill Sites have RECYCLING BINS for cardboard, newspapers, glass, tin, aluminum and plastics. They are accessible during hours of operation.

    Click here for print-out of additional information.

     


    24 hour access Recycling bin locations

     

    Click here for print-out of additional information.

    • Verner Arena Parking Lot
    • Crystal Falls and Tomiko Lake Area- Boat Launching Site on Crystal Falls Road
    • Field – Larocque Street behind Riverview Market
    • North Monetville Fire Hall

    West Nipissing Public Library

    Carole Marion, CEOLibrary Logo
    225 Holditch Street - Suite 107
    Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1T1
    Tel: (705) 753-2620
    Fax: (705) 753-2131
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    Website: www.wnpl.ca

    LIBRARY FACEBOOK   LIBRARY TWITTER 

    The main library is located at the corner of Holditch and Front Street in Sturgeon Falls with four satellite branches located in Cache Bay, Field, River Valley and Verner. Library cards are free to residents/taxpayers of West Nipissing.

    Services:

    • Internet access, Wi-Fi, faxing, scanning, laminating, photocopies
    • Meeting Room Rentals
    • Books on Wheels
    • Adult book club
    • Various events and programs offered throughout the year

    Library Collection:


    • iPads
    • Kobo E-Readers
    • Playaway Launchpads for kids, teens, and adults
    • Books
    • E-Resources/Online reference
    • E-Books
- DVDs
- CDs
    • Books on CD for print impaired
    • Fishing Rods & Reels
    • Music
    • Audio Books
    • Magazines
    • Newspapers
    • Large Print Books
    • Local History / Photo collections
    • Community information
    • Interlibrary loan service
    • Locate and borrow materials from across Ontario and Canada
    • Special programs include story hours and summer reading programs for children 

    Hours of Operation:

    Main Branch

    Sturgeon Falls
    225 Holditch Street, Suite 107
    Tel.: (705) 753-2620
    Fax: (705) 753-2131
    E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Sunday - Closed
    Monday - Closed
    Tuesday - 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Wednesday - 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Thursday - 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Friday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Saturday - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


    Cache Bay

    55 Cache Street
    Tel/Fax: (705) 753-9393
    E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Sunday - Closed
    Monday - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Noon)
    Tuesday - 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    Wednesday - 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    Thursday - 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    Friday - Open only for special programming
    Saturday - Closed


    Field

    110 Morin Street
    Tel/Fax: (705) 758-6610
    E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Sunday - Closed
    Monday - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Tuesday - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Wednesday - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Thursday - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Friday - Closed
    Saturday - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Noon)


    River Valley

    7 Forget Street
    Tel/Fax: (705) 758-1186
    E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Sunday - Closed
    Monday - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Tuesday - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Wednesday - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Thursday - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    Friday - Closed
    Saturday - Closed


    Verner

    11790 Hwy 64
    Tel/Fax: (705) 594-2800
    E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Sunday - Closed
    Monday - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Tuesday - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    Wednesday - p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Thursday - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    Friday - 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Saturday - Closed

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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
    Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

    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
    Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

    River of Dreams Bed and Breakfast
    André Beaulieu & Denise Collins
    100 promenade Levert Drive
    Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 2P2
    705-753-6166
    Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
    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
    Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
    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
    Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
    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
    E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    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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    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

    e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

    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  (By-Law 2017/39)

    Property owners wishing to construct, install, relocate, excavate, remove or reset an entrance culvert to access their property must first obtain a private entrance permit from Public Works authorizing such work.   A ‘Private Entrance Application ’  form must be completed and submitted  to the Planning Department.  Municipal staff will determine the appropriate culvert dimensions, grades and indicate if there are any problems with the location.  Culvert installation will be carried out by municipally approved contractors noting that municipal staff will continue to conduct the required inspections.  


    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 & Capital Projects

    Public Works Statistics

    The Public Works Department maintains approximately 1200 square kilometers:

    • 528 kilometers of roads
      • 62 km of Class 4 roads
      • 353 km of Class 5 roads
      • 113 km of Class 6 roads
    • 430 kilometers of gravel roads
    • 103,6 kilometers of paved roads
    • 1,000 kilometers of ditches, approximately
    • 60 kilometers of sidewalks, approximately

    Roads currently maintained by the MTO

    • Highway 17, 2.2 km of Class 2
    • Highway 64, 1.6 km of Class 3

    Services

    • Snow removal
    • Plowing
    • Street sanding
    • Pot hole maintenance
    • Patrolling
    • Street light repairs 
    • Sidewalk maintenance

     

    Inspections and deployment of services are based on Road Classification and the Ontario Regulation 239/02: Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways. Here are some relevant guidelines set by the regulation:

    Patrolling Frequency

    Class of Highway

    Patrolling Frequency

    1

    3 times every 7 days

    2

    2 times every 7 days

    3

    once every 7 days

    4

    once every 14 days

    5

    once every 30 days

    6

    no applicable standard

     

    Snow Accumulation – Roadways

    Class of Highway

     Depth

    Time

    1

    2.5 cm

    4 hours

    2

    5 cm

    6 hours

    3

    8 cm

    12 hours

    4

    8 cm

    16 hours

    5

    10 cm

    24 hours

    6

    no applicable standard

     

    Ice Formation Prevention

    Class of Highway

    Time

    1

    6 hours

    2

    8 hours

    3

    16 hours

    4

    24 hours

    5

    24 hours

    6

    no applicable standard

     

    Treatment of Icy Roadways

    Class of Highway

    Time

    1

    3 hours

    2

    4 hours

    3

    8 hours

    4

    12 hours

    5

    16 hours

    6

    no applicable standard

     

     

    Public Works Capital Projects 2018

    Asphalt Resurfacing

    • Dutrisac Rd. (#484 Dutrisac to Promenade du Lac)
    • Garden Village Rd. (pending funding)
    • Legault Rd. (235 meters pending development)
    • Nipissing (Second to Third)
    • Railway (Nipissing to Main)
    • Sabourin Rd. (East of Hwy 64 x 146 meters)
    • Principal E (arena to D/E)
    • Telesphore
    • Bay St. (115 meters at Pembroke St)
    • Bay St. from #120 to Leblanc
    • Leblanc Rd., Lalande Rd., Fort Rd. up to the museum

     

    Granular "A" Resurfacing

    • Golf Course Rd.
    • Laplage
    • Laroque Rd.
    • Sabourin (310m to De Letang)
    • Salter (Dutrisac to Golf Course)
    • Muskasung Rd. (turn around expansion)

     

    Sidewalks

    • Hwy 17 (Coursol to No Frills)
    • Principal E
    • Waterfront Dr.

     

    Large Diameter Culverts 

    • Dover crt. (DI C/B and cross culvert)
    • Kipling West
    • North Shore
    • Roberts
    • Sunny Ridge (Hughey Drain)
    • Trottier (Hafeli drain)

     

    Bridge Repairs

    • Duck Creek
    • Nature's Trail (on hold)
    • other miscellaneous repairs identified in reports

     

    Brushing/Ditching

    • Booth Rd.
    • Lalande Rd.
    • Levert Dr.
    • Malette
    • Munroe
    • Old Hwy 17
    • Olivier
    • Patenaude
    • Pike Lake
    • St-Amour

     

    Water and Sewer Department

    All General Inquiries and Mailing Address

    Municipality of West Nipissing
    101-225 Holditch Street
    Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1T1
    Tel: (705) 753-2250
    Fax: (705)753-3950

    Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    ALL AFTER-HOURS EMERGENCIES CALL  705-753-1170

    Management Contact:

    Peter Ming, Manager of Water / Wastewater Operations
    (705) 753-2250, ext 6954
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    Public Notice - Revision of Call Out Services for Sewer Backups and Frozen Services (December 4th, 2017)
    Click here to view the notice.

    Click on one of the links below to view Water and Sewer rates related by-laws:

    2018 Water and Sewer Rates - By-Law 2018/29

    Rebate on Water and Sewer for Elderly and Disabled - By-Law 2015/40

    Facilities

    Field Wastewater Treatment Plant
    Lot 4, Concession V, Field

    Sturgeon Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant
    1 Third Street, Sturgeon Falls

    Sturgeon Falls Water Treatment Plant
    11 Nipissing Street, Sturgeon Falls 

    Verner Water Treatment Plant
    2 St. Amour Road, Verner

    Verner Lagoon
    Lot 8, Concession 3, Verner

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

    WHO DO I CALL IF I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH DIRTY WATER?

    Contact the Municipality at (705) 753-2250.  You may be asked to run your cold water line for about 15 to 20 minutes, and then call back if it does not clear.

    IF I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT MY WATER BILLING OR NEW SERVICE, WHO DO I CALL?

    You may call the municipal office at 705-753-2250, press 0, and ask for the Water Department for information on your billing.

    We offer a Pre-authorized Payment Plan for your convenience.  Automatic withdrawals will be made on the due date only.

    SEWER FLUSHING PROGRAM

    Sanitary Sewer Flushing is conducted on an ongoing basis as part of the Preventative Maintenance Program.  Flushing removes debris, sand and gravel from the collection system.  During this time, customers may experience blowback from the main.  When blowback occurs, it is usually due to poor venting in the residence.  If you experience blowback, please contact the Water and Sewer Department.

    SEWER BLOCKAGE

    The Municipality of West Nipissing policy regarding sewer problems is that the property owner is responsible for their lateral up to the municipal property line.

    Before you attempt to clear a blocked service lateral, you must first contact Ontario One Call at 1-800-400-2255 for a free natural gas locate.  Municipal operators will not proceed unless they have confirmation that the home owner has clearance.  Clearance will either be a paper signed by the locator, or a confirmation number phoned in.  Union Gas considers this to be high priority and should have the gas locate completed within 2 hours.

    Please note that should the sewer be blocked due to improper use (such as rags, diapers, etc.), it will be the owner's responsibility to cover the cost to clean and repair the lateral.

    The property owner must provide clear access to a proper clean out.

    There are several possible causes for a sewage blockage/backup including, but not limited to the following:

    • Blockage within the service lateral due to age, roots, settlement or objections too large to convey
    • Blockage in the collection main or manhole, or pump station failure.  This is quickly identified when more than one home located in the same area are affected.
    • Surcharging in the collection main due to abnormally high flows and/or heavy rainfall

    If the Municipality determines that the backup is caused by problems found only on Municipal property, the fee for service may be waived.  It is necessary for the property owner to conduct a closed circuit camera inspection to make this determination.

    FROZEN WATER LINE

    When a customer reports that the water service is frozen, the following procedure applies:

    If the service line is frozen within the inside of the building or dwelling, the owner or occupant shall be notified that it is not a municipal responsibility

    1. If the service line is frozen within the building or dwelling, the owner or occupant shall be notified that it is not a municipal responsability.  If the municipal worker determines this on site, the service charge will apply.
    2. If the Water and Sewer Department determines that the water service line is frozen outside the dwelling or building, the owner or occupant must complete a consent form before any work is started.  If there is no inside shut off valve, one must be installed at the owner's expense.  An inside shut off valve is necessary because the thawing process required open access to the water service line.
    3. If the frozen service line is determined to be on the municipal side of the service, then the municipality will be responsible for all expenses to correct the problem.  The cost for the service will be waived.

    FIRE HYDRANT FLUSHING

    The Water and Sewer Department is required to test all fire hydrants, and flush all watermains throughout the municipal water distribution systems.  A complete flushing for all of Sturgeon Falls, Cache Bay and Verner takes place in the spring, and a minor flushing for only the problematic areas in the fall.

    The work may cause some discoloration in the water; however the effect should be minimal.  If a coloured water problem is encountered in your water service line, flushing the service by letting the cold water run for a short period of time until the water is clear.  If the colour water persists, please contact the Municipality for assistance.

    Changes to Your Garbage and Recycling Schedules for the 2018 Holiday Season

    THE WEEK OF CHRISTMAS AND WEEK OF NEW YEAR 
    Tuesday run will get picked up one day early 
    Wednesday and Thursday runs will get picked up one day late

    A reminder for Recycling Large Cardboard Boxes

    • Remove all Styrofoam and place in a plastic bag for garbage pick-up.
    • Breakdown and flatten large boxes to a manageable size 60cm X 60cm.
    • Non manageable boxes will be left at the curb.

    Garbage cans and recycling bins must be placed between the road and the sidewalk to avoid damage by the snow plow or trucks.  If there is no sidewalk on your street, please make sure that your garbage can and recycling bins are placed at a sufficient distance to avoid the snow plows from hitting them, but accessible for pick-ups.

     

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    December 10, 2018 - Outdoor Rinks delayed due to mild weather

     

    December 10, 2018 

    Due to the mild weather we have been experiencing and still forecasted over the next few weeks, we are delaying the process of building ice for our outdoor rinks. Weather permitting, our rink attendants will work towards having our rinks ready for the Holiday Season. We will keep you posted!

     

     

    December 5, 2018 | West Nipissing Welcomes New Municipal Council

    Mayor, Council and Judge in Council Chambers

    December 5, 2018

    On December 4, 2018, the Council Members of the Municipality of West Nipissing were inaugurated to serve the community during the 2018-2022 term. 

    The inaugural meeting, held at the West Nipissing Council Chambers, was well attended by friends and family of the elected officials, as well as numerous community partners and media representatives. The mayor and eight ward representatives were sworn in by the Honourable Mr. Justice Pierre Bradley of the Ontario Court of Justice. A reception with the public followed the Mayor’s address to the residents.

    Her Worship, Mayor Joanne Savage, expressed that she feels optimistic about her upcoming term and is looking forward to working with a Council that is comprehensive and diversified. “Our team includes returning members as well as individuals who are new to municipal government. Collectively, we have a wealth of experience, abilities and knowledge. I believe in everyone’s capacity to contribute significantly as part of a dynamic and energetic group. Together we have the potential to cultivate new perspectives and to influence our community’s progress. We will continue to focus on transparency and collaboration.”

    The next Council Meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Council meetings are open to the public and available for viewing on the local Eastlink channel or online using Livestream.

     Find out more about your elected members on the Council 2018-2022 page.

     

     

    Community & Recreation Centre Holiday Activities (Pool & Arena Schedule)

    ARENA SCHEDULE (DEC 24 -JAN 6)

    DATE STURGEON FALLS ARENA VERNER ARENA

    Monday,
    December 24

    10 am - 11:30 am • 12 & Under Shinny 
    11:30 am -1:00 pm • Public Skating
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm •  13+ Shinny 
     CLOSED
    Tuesday,
    December 25
    CLOSED  CLOSED
    Wednesday, December 26 CLOSED CLOSED 
    Thursday,
    December 27
    10:00 am - 11:30 am • 55+ Shinny
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm • Public Skating
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm • 12 & Under Shinny 
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm • 13 + Shinny  
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm • 12 & Under Shinny 
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm • 13+ Shinny
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm • Public Skating
    Friday,
    December 28

    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm • 12 & Under Shinny 
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm • 13+ Shinny 
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm • Tim Hortons Free Holiday Skate

    CLOSED
    Saturday,
    December 29
    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm • 12 & Under Shinny 
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm • Public Skating
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm • 13+ Shinny 
     11:30 am - 1:00 pm • 12 & Under Shinny
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm • Public Skating
    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm • 13+ Shinny 
    Sunday,
    December 30
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm • 12 & Under Shinny 
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm • Public Skating
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm • 13+ Shinny 
     12:30 pm - 2:00 pm • 13+ Shinny
    2:00pm - 3:30 pm • Tim Hortons Free Holiday Skate
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm •12 & Under Shinny 
    Monday,
    December 31

    10:00 am - 11:30 am • 12 & Under Shinny Hockey
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm • Public Skating
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm • 13+ Shinny 

    11:00 am - 1:00 pm •12& Under Shinny
    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm • 13+ Shinny
    2:00pm - 3:30 pm • Public Skating

    Tuesday,
    January 1
    CLOSED CLOSED 
    Wednesday,
    January 2
    CLOSED CLOSED 
    Thursday,
    January 3
    10:00 am - 11:30 am • 55+ Shinny
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm • Public Skating 
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm • 12 & Under Shinny 

    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm • Tim Hortons Free Holiday Skate 
    Friday,
    January 4 
    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm • 12 & Under Shinny 
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm • 13+ Shinny 
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm • Tim Hortons Free Holiday Skate 
     CLOSED 
    Saturday,
    January 5
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm • Public Skating   5:30 pm - 7:00 pm • Public Skating 
    Sunday,
    January 6 
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm • Public Skating   3:00 pm - 4:30 pm • Public Skating 

    Pool Schedule (Dec 24th-January 6)

    DATE COMMUNITY & RECREATION CENTRE POOL 
    Monday,
    December 24

    7:00 am - 9:00 am • Adult Lap Swim
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm • Adult Leisure/Parent & Tot Swim 
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm • Public Swim

    Tuesday, 
    December 25
    CLOSED
    Wednesday, December 26 CLOSED
    Thursday, 
    December 27

    7:00 am - 9:00 am • Adult Lap Swim
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm • Adult Leisure Swim 
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm • Public Swim
    5:30 pm - 8:00 pm •  Public Swim

    Friday, 
    December 28

    7:00 am - 9:00 am • Adult Lap Swim
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm • Adult Leisure/Parent & Tot Swim 
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm • Public Swim
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm • Open Lap Swim
    5:30 pm - 8:00 pm • Public Swim

    Saturday,
    December 29
    10:00 am - 11:00 am • Adult Leisure Swim
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm • Public Swim

    Sunday, 
    December 30
    10:00 am - 11:00 am • Adult Lap Swim
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm • Public Swim
    Monday,
    December 31
    7:00 am - 9:00 am • Adult Lap Swim
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm • Adult Leisure/Parent & Tot Swim 
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm • Public Swim
    Tuesday, 
    January 1
    CLOSED
    Wednesday, 
    January 2
    CLOSED 
    Thursday,
    January 3

    Starting at 6:30 am • Private & Semi-Private Lesson Registration
    7:00 am - 9:00 am • Adult Lap Swim
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm • Adult Leisure Swim 
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm • Public Swim
    5:30 pm - 8:00 pm •  Public Swim

     

    Friday, 
    January 4 
    7:00 am - 9:00 am • Adult Lap Swim
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm • Adult Leisure/Parent & Tot Swim 
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm • Public Swim
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm • Open Lap Swim
    5:30 pm - 8:00 pm • Public Swim
    Saturday, 
    January 5
    10:00 am - 11:00 am • Adult Leisure Swim
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm • Public Swim
    Sunday, 
    January 6 

    8:30 am - 3:00 pm • Swimming Lesson Registrations 
    10:00 am - 11:00 am • Adult Lap Swim
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm • Public Swim

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    November 22, 2018 - Speed Limit Reduction for Dutrisac Rd. Now In Effect

    November 22, 2018 

    A new speed limit is in effect for Dutrisac Road in Sturgeon Fall. The limit has been reduced from 80km/h to 60km/h. Motorists are advised to observe the posted speed limits and drive according to conditions. At the November 13th Council meeting, a resolution was passed authorizing the speed limit reduction to improve safety for motorists and pedestrians.

     

     

     

     

    November 15, 2018 - Media Release - Superior Court dismisses Application from Police Services Board

     November 15, 2018 

    Superior Court dismisses Application from Police Services Board 

    PLANS TO TRANSITION TO OPP NOW IN FULL FORCE 

     


     

    On November 14, 2018, the Municipality of West Nipissing received the decision by the Superior Court of Justice Divisional Court, that the Police Services Board’s application for judicial review was dismissed. 

    OPP confirmed that intake and disbandment will take place in February 2019. The Municipality will continue its progress to support Council’s decision. 

    “On behalf of staff and Council we are very pleased that the decision was ruled in our favour. While we believe that this process was unfortunate and cost tax payers unnecessary legal costs, the Superior Court’s dismissal confirms that our proceedings were appropriate. We look forward to continuing to work with all involved, to ensure a smooth and seamless transition for the benefit of our residents.” - Jay Barbeau, CAO 

     


     

     

    November 16, 2018 Update

    See the official document here: 2018-11-14 - Decision by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice

     

    November 13, 2018 | Best Practices for Plowing Gravel Roads

    November 13, 2018

    West Nipissing plows are hard at work following the snow accumulation on municipal roads.

    As per best practices in gravel road maintenance, snow-packed or frozen grounds are required prior to plowing. This practice is essential in protecting the roads from significant damage and is only necessary when grounds are very wet and soft.

    During the first snowfall, many gravel roads were saturated due to the mild and wet Fall weather. Consequently, they could not be plowed until an adequate level of snow compaction was reached.

    The Municipality appreciates the community’s cooperation and asks that residents drive safely, and according to conditions. The Public Works Department is committed to resident safety and appropriate road maintenance. The team continues to follow the Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways regulated by the province of Ontario.

     

     

    2018 Senior Supper | Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    West Nipissing
    SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018
    West Nipissing Community and Recreation Centre
    Free admission with ticket
    Starts at 5 p.m. with cocktails. Dinner and dance to follow

      


     

    You must be 65 years or older. If you are 65 years old and your spouse is younger than 65 years, your spouse is welcome to attend. 

    Tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis. THERE WILL BE NO TICKET RESERVATIONS. All seniors will need to show an identification card and sign for their ticket. You can pick up your spouse’s ticket as long as you bring his/her card. 

    Getting your tickets

    West Nipissing Community and Recreation Centre - November 21 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Noon)

    Lavigne Golden Age Club - November 20 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

    Libraries in Cache Bay, Field, River Valley and Verner - during library hours starting on November 21

    North Monetville and Crystal Falls - call 705.753.0160

     


     

     

    For more information, please contact the Community and Recreation Centre team at 705.753.0160.

     

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    Request for Interest - Outdoor Rink Maintenance for 2018-2019 Season

    REQUEST FOR INTEREST

    Outdoor Rink Maintenance

    2018-2019 Season

    Sturgeon Falls, Cache Bay, Lavigne, Field, River Valley and Verner Outdoor Rinks.

    The Municipality of West Nipissing, through its Community Services Department, is seeking interested individuals or community groups/organizations for the winter maintenance of outdoor rinks in Sturgeon Falls, Cache Bay, Lavigne, Field, River Valley and Verner, for the 2018-2019 season, at a remuneration of $300 per rink per week. Start dates are dependent on weather conditions.

    Specifications for rink operations can be obtained by contacting the undersigned. 705-358-0890. 

    Marc Ayotte
    Facilities Manager
    The Corporation of the Municipality of West Nipissing
    101-225 Holditch Street, Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, P2B 1T1
    Tel: 705-358-0890  
    Fax: 705-753-3950
    E-mail/courriel: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

    Information Session for Snow Plowing Contractors - November 21st, 2018

     

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    The Municipality of West Nipissing invites all Snow Plowing Contractors to attend an open forum style Information Session on snow plowing. This is a great opportunity for local contractors to participate in an open discussion on snow plowing matters in the Municipality, and inform themselves on related Municipal By-Laws.
     
    WHERE: Downstairs Auditorium of the Municipal Building (Town Hall)
    WHEN: Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

     

    Sept 14 - Media Release - Volunteers: the heart of our community

    September 14, 2018 

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    Volunteers truly are the heart of our community! If you have passed by Main Street in Sturgeon Falls over the past few weeks, you have certainly noticed the transformation of a beautiful mural being painted on an exterior wall of Mel’s Glow Tanning. This project is another initiative from the Sturgeon Falls Beautification Group. Lead by Gayle Primeau and painted by artists Raymonde Gaudette, and Suzanne Brouillette, the mural was painted over a span of five weeks with over 150 hours of hard work. The mural encompasses the theme of beautification, depicted through various scenes of people working together to beautify their community, while enjoying the fruits of their labour. It is apparent through the details and personal touches that immense thought and community recognition went into this project. Charles Goulard at Goulard Rona generously sponsored the project by donating all the paint.

    Gayle has mentioned that the mural is getting positive attention around town and has already been approached by two businesses who are interested in this type of initiative. She is hopeful that many more will start to “pop up all over town”.

    The Municipality of West Nipissing would like to thank Gayle, Suzanne and Raymonde for their time, care and commitment to the beautification of our community. We encourage residents to take the time to thank our volunteers and to check out their most recent artwork.

     

    Notice of Study Commencement - Class EA for the Sturgeon Falls Water Pollution Control Centre - Sludge Treatment and Biosolids Management

     NOTICE OF STUDY COMMENCEMENT

    Class Environmental Assessment for the Sturgeon Falls Water Pollution Control Centre (WPCC) - Sludge Treatment and Biosolids Management

    The Study

    The Municipality of West Nipissing, through its consultants AECOM, has initiated a Schedule ‘B’ Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA). The purpose of the Class EA is to identify an alternate for the existing anaerobic digestion based sludge treatment and biosolids storage management at the Sturgeon Falls Water Pollution Control Centre, in the community of Sturgeon Falls. A solution is required to address the ongoing process and structural issues/limitations with the Sludge treatment system, and the off-site hauling and land disposal of generated biosolids.

    The Municipality undertook a conceptual study to identify and evaluate proven alternative sludge treatment technologies, aimed at replacing the existing anaerobic digestion based sludge treatment and biosolids storage management.

    The Process

    This notice indicates the start of the Class EA, a study that will define the problem, identify and evaluate alternative solutions, and determine a preferred solution in consultation with the Municipality of West Nipissing, regulatory agencies and public. The study is being conducted in compliance with the Schedule B of Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA), October 2000 as amended in 2007 and 2011, which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

    How to Participate

    The key component of the study will be consultation with interested stakeholders (public and agencies). A drop-in style Public Information Centre (PIC) will be held to provide interested members of the public and stakeholders to present the project, review the study scope, and discuss issues related to the project including alternative solutions, evaluation criteria, environmental impacts and mitigation measures. Details regarding the forthcoming PIC will be advertised as the study progresses. Upon completion of the study, a project file report, documenting the MCEA process and the alternatives that were evaluated will be prepared, and will be made available for public review and comment.

    Comments Invited

    Please contact either one of our project team members if you have questions, comments or would like to be added to the project mailing list.

    Mr. Chris Cecchetto                                                                    
    Project Manager                                                                          
    AECOM Canada Ltd.                                                                    
    1361 Paris Street, Suite 105                                                      
    Sudbury, ON, P3E 3B6                                                                
    T:  705.674.8343  F: 705.674.1694 
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     Mr. Peter Ming, P.Eng.
    Manager of Water and Wastewater Operations
    Municipality of West Nipissing
    225 Holditch Street, Suite 101
    Sturgeon Falls, ON, P2B 1T1
    T:  (705) 753-6954     F: (705) 753-4981
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    Note: With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

     

    Notice of Passing of a Zoning By-Law (By-Law 2017/83)

    NOTICE OF PASSING OF A ZONING BY-LAW

    BY-LAW 2017/83
    AMENDMENTS TO COMPREHENSIVE ZONING BY-LAW

    TAKE NOTICE THAT the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of West Nipissing passed By-law No. 2017/83 being an amendment to By-Law No. 2014-45 on the 21st day of November, 2017, under the provisions of Section 34 of the Planning Act, RSO 1990, c. P. 13.

    AND TAKE NOTICE THAT any person or agency may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) in respect to the By-law by filing with the Clerk of the Municipality of West Nipissing, not later than 4:30 p.m. on the 19th day of December, 2017, a Notice of Appeal setting out the objection to the By-law, the reasons in support of the objection, and the fee required by the Ontario Municipal Board. The Notice of Appeal must be filed using the “Appellant Form”, a copy of which is available from the OMB website at www.omb.gov.on.ca.

    ONLY INDIVIDUALS, CORPORATIONS AND PUBLIC BODIES may appeal a zoning by-law to the Ontario Municipal Board.  A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group. However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or the group on its behalf. 

    NO PERSON OR PUBLIC BODY shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the by-law was passed, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the council or, in the opinion of the Ontario Municipal Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

    PURPOSE AND EFFECT OF THE ZONING BY-LAW: Zoning By-law Amendment No. 2017/83

    1. Section 3, Definitions 3.183, 3.185 and 3.186 - to more clearly define the “required yard” as being what is required in the zoning by-law instead of from the lot line to the building;
    2. Section 4.2.3: The location of accessory buildings etc have been expanded to recognize them in front and exterior side yards, but not within the required yards; and in Section 4.2.9.4 and 4.2.10, the reference to requirements for two storey boathouses has been removed from the by-law, since two storey boathouses are not permitted in the Municipality;
    3. Section 4.10:  A home industry can be permitted on any size lot, where the original by-law required 1 hectare;
    4. Section 4.12: The buffer is appropriately referred to as “depth”;
    5. Section 4.16: The provisions have been modified for non-complying buildings and structures to provide more flexibility for the replacement of such structures where physical impediments preclude or impede compliance;
    6. Section 5.2.6: The maximum 8 metre width for a driveway has been removed, and now the requirement is that the driveway not exceed 50% of the frontage of the lot;
    7. Section 5.5.2:  The section on parking of boats and trailers has been modified to reflect use of utility trailers and to broaden where boats and trailers can be located on the lot;
    8. Table 6.3:  Revised to make it clear that the reduced minimum frontage and area applies only to semi-detached dwellings;
    9. Table 7.2:  Revised to make sure the zoning by-law does not go beyond the Building Code for residential uses in a non-residential building;
    10. Table 9.1:  Revised to prohibit residential uses from the remnant parcels of farms where a surplus dwelling has been severed from the property;
    11. Table 9.3:  The minimum lot area in the Rural zone has been reduced from 10 hectares to 4 hectares; and
    12. The schedules to the by-law have been changed to reflect previously approved surplus farm severances and zoning of the remnant parcels to A2.

    The Comprehensive Zoning By-law applies to all lands within the Municipality of West Nipissing, therefore a key map has not been provided.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION is available from the Municipal Office during regular office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

    DATED at the Municipality of West Nipissing this 22nd day of November, 2017.

    Melanie Ducharme
    Municipal Clerk/Planner
    The Corporation of the Municipality of West Nipissing
    101-225 Holditch Street, Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, P2B 1T1
    Tel.: 705-753-2250 Ext. 6926
    Fax: 705-753-3950
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    Notice of Public Forum - OPP Police Costing

    NOTICE

    PUBLIC FORUM
    OPP POLICE COSTING

    DATE: Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
    TIME: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    LOCATION: Marcel Noël Community Hall (219 O'Hara Street, Sturgeon Falls)

    The purpose of this public forum is to provide information to those in attendance on policing options for West Nipissing and to give residents the opportunity to ask questions and provide comments for consideration by Council in making their final decision.

    Live coverage of the public forum will be televised on Eastlink and on YouTube (https://youtu.be/33VsgNyQ9LM).

    Residents may also submit questions in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , which questions and answers will posted on the municipal website.

    For more information regarding the OPP Police Costing, please consult the OPP Police Costing webpage here: 

     

    Remembrance Day Ceremonies in West Nipissing

    Remembrance Day 2017 Twitter Banner Bilingual

    Date: Sunday, November 5th, 2017
    Time: 10:30 a.m.
    Location: Cache Bay Cenotaph (corner of Waterfront Drive and Booth Street - Cache Bay)
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    Date: Thursday, November 9th, 2017
    Time: 10 a.m.
    Location: Field Cenotaph (junction of Highway 64 and Highway 575 - Field)
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    Date: Friday, November 10th, 2017
    Time: 10:30 a.m.
    Location: École élémentaire catholique Ste-Marguerite d'Youville (Verner)
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    Date: Saturday, November 11th, 2017
    Time: 10:30 a.m.
    Location: West Nipissing Community and Recreation Centre (Marcel Noël Community Hall)
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    Note: Lunch to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 225 (Sturgeon Falls).

    Date: Saturday, November 11th, 2017
    Time: 11 a.m.
    Location: Kipling Cenotaph (Sunnyridge Cemetary)
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    Note: For more information on the Kipling Remembrance Day Ceremony, please call Ray at 705-594-2868.

    For more information on Remembrance Day ceremonies in West Nipissing, or if you require a wreath, please communicate with:

    Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 225 (Sturgeon Falls)
    201 River Street
    Sturgeon Falls, Ontario
    P2B 1T4
    Tel.: 705-753-0921*

    *If no one is available to answer your call, please leave a message and a representative from the Legion will be in contact with you.

    Municipal Pool Temporary Closed for Maintenance - Scheduled to reopen on October 7th, 2017

    Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

    Due to unforeseen circumstances, the municipal pool will be closed for maintenance. The sauna, wading pool and the whirlpool will also be closed during that time. The municipal pool is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, October 7th, 2017. We thank you for you cooperation.

     

    Water Main Flushing (Updates) - Sturgeon Falls, Verner

    The water mains in Sturgeon Falls and Verner will be flushed, starting on Friday, September 15th, 2017. This takes about three (3) to five (5) weeks to complete. Please check for signs in your area, listen to the local radio station (Moose FM 99.3), or check back on this page for updates of WHEN and WHERE flushing will take place.

    UPDATE - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2017

    Fall water main flushing will begin in Verner on Friday, September 15th, 2017 and be completed by Friday, September 22nd, 2017, weather permitting. Flushing in Sturgeon Falls will begin soon after. Watch for signs in your area.

     

    Fall Festival at the Sturgeon River House Museum

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    Fall Festival Poster 2017 final WEBSITE

    Celebration & Cabaret Jeunesse (September 25th, 2017 - Franco-Ontarian Day)

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    25 septembre 2017final WEBSITE

    Free Bus Tour to IPM 2017 - Organized by West Nipissing/Sudbury East OFA

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    Click here to download the IPM 2017 schedule for Wednesday, September 20th, 2017.

    OFA - BUS TOUR TO PLOWING MATCH ENG revised

    Employment Opportunity - Lead Coordinator (2019 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo)

    Click on the link below to view the job description. The deadline for application is 3 p.m. on August 24, 2017.

     

    Position: Lead Coordinator - 2019 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo
    Closing: Thursday, August 24th, 2017 at 3 p.m.
    Job Description: Lead Coordinator - 2019 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (click here)
    Submission: Resumes and cover letters are to be sent to Stephan Poulin, Director of Economic Development and Community Services, by e-mail at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , by mail at 225 Holditch Street, Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1T1. Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to the above-mentioned by e-mail or by telephone at 705-753-6902.

    Blood Donor Clinic - Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

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