Senior Citizens Christmas Party • Wednesday, December 11, 2019

 

Senior Citizens Christmas Party

Where: West Nipissing Community and Recreation Centre

 

When: Wednesday, December 11, 2019.
Cocktails at 5:00 p.m.
Dinner and dance to follow.

 

Tickets:

West Nipissing Community and Recreation Centre
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
https://goo.gl/maps/YKUefMuDYwTJvzWk6

 

Lavigne Golden Age Club
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
https://goo.gl/maps/nYhtwGmLvwSaAPbb8

 

Libraries in Cache Bay, Field, River Valley and Verner
During library hours starting on November 18, 2019
Cache Bay: https://goo.gl/maps/yMFLpmryTTM8cq3f6
Field: https://goo.gl/maps/HWK8STqJds6Vd2fD8
River Valley: https://goo.gl/maps/ZS7CtfU4eHVjDAf16
Verner: https://goo.gl/maps/25HwgeiT2ojGjq3g8

 

North Monetville and Crystal Falls
Call 705-753-0160 for tickets.

2019-10-21 Seniors Supper Poster

 

Community Consultations on Regulations for Camping Trailers

 

November 8, 2019

Community Consultations on Regulations for Camping Trailers 

[West Nipissing, Ontario]

Prior to making a decision on the implementation of a By-Law to regulate camping trailers in West Nipissing, Council is seeking community input. As a result, Community Consultation sessions will be held at various locations in the community to consult residents.

Some items for discussion will include:

1)   Numbers of camping trailers 

2)  Location of camping trailers (set-backs)

3)  Environmental impact (Sanitary facilities)

 

Community Consultation Sessions 


 

River Valley

November 18, 2019
Golden Age Club

River Valley, ON
P0H 2C0
7:00 p.m.
https://goo.gl/maps/y3Uzg1yLT7XSsCDV9

 

Sturgeon Falls 

November 19, 2019
Municipal Office 
(Council Chambers) 
225 Holditch Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON
Following the 6:30 p.m.
regular meeting of Council
https://goo.gl/maps/PDEpPL3biAkH9Tx88

 

Verner

November 20, 2019
Club de l’Amitié
11795 Hwy 64
Verner, ON
7:00 p.m.
https://goo.gl/maps/BcyyTiERwd1tLNek9

 

Lavigne

November 25
Lavigne Community Centre
10576 Hwy 64
Lavigne, ON
7:00 p.m
https://goo.gl/maps/o1ro9NpXKLUNw9Mm8

 

Field 

November 26
Salle des Chevaliers De Colomb
13643 HWY 64
Field, ON

7:00 p.m.
https://goo.gl/maps/ugtuxEtHcyQcukBo6

 

Cache Bay

November 27
Cache Bay Community Centre 
55 Cache Street
Cache Bay, ON
7:00 p.m. 
https://goo.gl/maps/PJJjC8XgPiJm2UWu9

 

 



 

 

 

 

Public Notice • Temporary Road Closure on King Street on November 5

Public Notice


Temporary Road Closure Due to Repairs

Where: Section of King Street, Sturgeon Falls
When: Tuesday, November 5 at 7:30 am (Reopening time TBD)

Please be advised that King Street on the South side of Highway 17 will be temporarily closed for road and wastewater line repairs starting on November 5th 2019. One section of the eastbound lane on Front Street will also be closed.

Minnehaha Bay will be accessible via Nipissing and Railway. From Levesque, Railway will only be accessible to traffic going east toward Minnehaha Bay.

 

2019-11-04 Public Notice - King St Nov 5

November 1 • Best Practices for Plowing Gravel Roads

November 1, 2019

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 to do milder Fall weather. Consequently, they cannot be plowed until an adequate level of snow compaction is 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. 

OPP Media Release • October 29 • Le'ts keep our children safe this Halloween

Click here to view the PDF  

October 29, 2019 

FROM/DE: Nipissing West Detachment    
 
LET'S KEEP CHILDREN SAFE THIS HALLOWEEN!

(SUDBURY, ON) - As Halloween is quickly approaching, the Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) wishes to remind all parents and children to practice safety precautions to make the evening a memorable one.

Children and Parents: 

  • Carry a flashlight and select a costume with bright colours and reflective material to increase visibility to drivers.
  • Use makeup instead of masks. Masks can reduce one's ability to see obstacles, vehicles and other people.
  • Avoid baggy, long and oversized costumes that can be a tripping hazard.
  • Walk, don't run and remember to stop, look and listen before crossing the street.
  • Never criss-cross the street. Cross at crosswalks or intersections. Call on one side of the street, then the other.
  • Never trick or treat alone, go with a buddy, in a group or with an adult.
  • If trick or treating with friends tell your parents/guardians your route and when you will be home.
  • Stay in familiar neighbourhoods and only go to homes that are well lit and that are participating in Halloween.
  • Never go inside a stranger's house to get your treat.
  • Always have your treats checked by an adult before eating them.
  • Motorists: 

  • Drive slowly in residential areas where children are more likely to be trick or treating. Watch out for children, many of whom may be wearing costumes with masks that make it difficult for them to see. Children are excited; they may dart out in traffic. 
  • Remember that costumes can limit a child's vision and they may not be able to see your vehicle.
  • Reduce your distractions and stay alert.
  • Remember to enter and exit driveways slowly and carefully. Proceed with caution.
  • Put down your phone for safety sake!
  • Never drive while impaired!
  •    

    ''Ghosts, goblins, witches and superheroes will be flooding the streets in our communities this Halloween night. With the distraction of candy and costumes, safety rules can easily be forgotten. Whether you are helping prepare your child to enjoy their night with other trick-or-treaters, are a parent supervisor or a motorist, it is important to keep safety in mind'', says Inspector Michael Maville, Detachment Commander of the Nipissing West OPP.   

    For more information on Halloween safety visit: https://kidsintheknow.ca/pdfs/KIK_SafetyHabitsHalloween2019_en.pdf

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    Contact: Provincial Constable Michelle Coulombe
    Media Relations/Community Safety Officer
    Phone:    (705) 564-6900 ext. 6955 or (705) 507-4080 
    Email:      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. opp.ca
    TWITTER: @OPP_NER or @PPO_Nordest

     

     

    Traffic Notice • October 28 • King Street

    Traffic Notice

    King Street will be closed on Monday, October 28th between Front Street and Queen Street to allow crews to repair a watermain. 

    Thank you for your patience and cooperation. 

    Construction Notice • October 25 • Front Street

    Construction Notice

    Areas of Front Street will be under construction on October 25th, 2019. The work includes asphalt grinding, tack coat application, and asphalt resurfacing. 

    Streets between Front Street and Queen Street will be periodically closed throughout the day.

    Crews will try to limit inconveniences during this time. Please drive with care in the construction area. There will be a site supervisor available to liaise with the public. 

    Thank you for your patience and cooperation. 

    Request for Interest • Outdoor Rink Maintenance • 2019-2020 Season

    REQUEST FOR INTEREST

    Outdoor Rink Maintenance 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 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. Interested individuals or groups/organizations can contact Marc Ayotte, Facilities Manager at 705-358-0890.

    Marc Ayotte
    Facilities Manager 
    The Corporation of the Municipality of West Nipissing

    101-225 rue Holditch Street, Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, P2B 1T1
    Tel: 705-358-0890   Fax: 705-753-3950
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    West Nipissing Parade of Lights • Friday, December 6, 2019

    The Parade will leave the West Nipissing Community and Recreation Centre at 6:30 p.m. and make its way through the downtown Sturgeon Falls area. Residents are invited to attend as we celebrate the holiday spirit in our community.

    See the trajectory on Google Maps

    Want to enter a float? 

    Please call us at 705.753.0160 to enter your float and return the completed Registration Form  to the Community and Recreation Centre team using one of the following methods. 

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

    In person: 219 O'Hara St, Sturgeon Falls, Ontario

    By fax: 705-753-6636

     

     

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    Registration Form 

    Kids' Safe Halloween 2019

    KIDS' SAFE HALLOWEEN 2019 

    Free Family Halloween Event 
    Where: West Nipissing Community and Recreation Centre 
    When: October 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

    To register a booth, or make a donation, call 705.753.0160 

     

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    Overnight Winter Parking Ban in Effect on Nov 1st 2019

     

    Overnight Winter Parking Ban
     

    Help us keep our streets clean and safe for all this winter. The overnight winter parking ban is in effect from November 1, 2019, until March 31, 2020. During the winter months, parking is prohibited on any street under the jurisdiction of West Nipissing, between the hours of 12 a.m. (midnight) and 7 a.m.

    Click here to read By-Law 2015/62

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    Traffic Notice • Natural Gas Valve Replacement from October 21-25, 2019

    Traffic Notice  

    Natural Gas Valve Replacement on King Street (at John) in Sturgeon Falls 

    October 21 - 25, 2019 

    • John St. eastbound lane will be closed between King and Main
    •  No left hand turn onto John St from King street southbound
    • No right-hand turn on John St from King street northbound

    Construction Notice · King Street Oct 8 to Oct 10

    Construction Notice

    The sidewalk in front of 204 King Street will be closed from October 8 to October 10 inclusive. One parking spot in front of this address will be also be closed to allow for entrance, sidewalk, and curbing work to be completed. Signage will be in place to notify pedestrians.

    Thank you for your patience and cooperation. 

     

    Oct 4, 2019 · Ombudsman’s Report on Closed Meeting Complaints

     

    An Ombudsman Report was provided to the Council of the Municipality of West Nipissing following an investigation of three complaints about a closed meeting held on March 19, 2019. The complaints alleged that the Agenda item named “Municipal Act/Roles & Responsibilities” held during the in camera session violated meeting rules rendered within the Municipal Act, 2001.

    The following report underlines the Ombudsman’s jurisdiction and procedural by-law research, a description of the investigative process, relevant background information, an analysis, along with the Ombudsman’s opinion and recommendations.

     

    Documentation

    Ombudsman Ontario-West Nipissing-October 2019

     

     

    Traffic Notice • Filming on Desaulniers Rd on October 3-4, 2019

     

    Filming on Desaulniers Road October 3-4, 2019 

    On October 3 and 4, 2019, Girl Meets Fella Productions Inc. will be filming on Desaulniers Road off of Highway 539. The productions crew will require 24 hours of continuous filming, arriving as early as 4 a.m. on October 3, and filming until 9 am on October 4. The production units will be parked on Desaulniers Road, which may cause minor parking and noise disruptions during the filming. We thank you for your understanding.

     

     

    Sept 25, 2019 · Brightening West Nipissing’s Downtown Area with Support From the Province

     

    September 25, 2019

    Residents and small businesses of Municipality of West Nipissing will soon benefit from the Government of Ontario’s Main Street Revitalization Initiative. This initiative makes an investment in Ontario communities’ downtown areas that will help support and grow local businesses through beautification.

    The Municipality of West Nipissing has received nearly $50,000 which will be used to light up a section of King Street with decorative lamposts — an idea that was presented to Council by the West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce. The work is scheduled to be completed by the end of October 2019.

    “Our beautification group, many volunteers and local business owners have worked so hard over the last few months to beautify the community. This type of funding adds to our existing efforts and promotes a healthy, thriving downtown area.” — Mayor Joanne Savage, Municipality of West Nipissing

    "AMO is pleased that the Government of Ontario has made funding available for our communities’ main street areas, which are often the anchors of local communities. The upfront, allocation-based funding recognizes that municipal governments are in the best position to work with local businesses to identify priority projects for this funding.” – Jamie McGarvey, President of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO)

    The funding is made available by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs for all single- and lower-tier municipalities to implement local Community Improvement Plans and invest in municipal infrastructure to improve their downtown and main street areas. Funding is upfront, allocation-based and projects are selected by municipal councils.

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    Sept 6, 2019 · Residents Can Now Submit Service Requests by Email

    The new service allows West Nipissing residents to share their requests quickly and easily by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

    When submitting a service request, the support team asks that residents send a description of the issue or concern, along with their name, phone number and residential address. 

    Once an entry has been logged into the service software, municipal staff will plan to resolve the matter as efficiently as possible, based on priority and available resources.

    Service Request can still be submitted by phone at 705 753 2250.

    For afterhours emergencies, please call 705 753 1170.

     


     

    Example

    Request: Please fix pot hole on River Street near the William Street intersection.

    Name: John Smith

    Phone: 705-555-0505

    Residential Address: 225 Holditch Street, Sturgeon Falls

    Include photos if need be.

     

    Public Notice • August 20, 2019 • Update on Discoloured Water in Verner

     

    PUBLIC NOTICE 

    Verner Water Update 

    August 20, 2019 

     

    The monitoring and treatment of the Municipal Water system in Verner appears to have greatly improved the discolouration and high levels of manganese in the water.  The latest testing at the Verner Water Plant has shown great results and we are measuring well below our targets for colour and manganese. We anticipate that with Mother Nature's cooperation and our continued monitoring, that conditions should remain favourable.  

    Council and the Municipality continue to evaluate long-term measures to rectify the issue permanently.

    We thank you for your patience and collaboration. 

     

     

     

    Maclean's ranks West Nipissing as top community in Northern Ontario.

    August 9, 2019

    The Municipality of West Nipissing was ranked the top amongst Northern Ontario communities and #82 overall in Maclean's annual ranking for “Best communities in Canada 2019”.

    The ranking by Maclean’s included data on 415 communities across the country and listed which communities in Canada offer the best quality of life. The rankings were based on points awarded in 10 categories including wealth and economy, affordability, health, weather, crime, commute, taxes, demographics, culture and community, and amenities.

    Similarly, in 2018, MoneySense ranked West Nipissing as the best place to live in Canada with low property taxes.
    https://www.moneysense.ca/spend/real-estate/best-places-to-live-in-canada-low-taxes-2018-100/

    This is not the first time West Nipissing is recognized as one of the best communities, and it will certainly not be the last.” Says Mayor Joanne Savage  “The story of our vibrant and charming community is making its way across Canada. As proud hosts of the 2019 IPM, we will soon have a greater opportunity to share our quality of life with others from around the world. Every one of us who is proud to call West Nipissing home knows that our Joie de vivre shines through our great services and the generous people of our municipality. We may be #82 on this list, but West Nipissing will always be the best.

    Other rankings from Northern Ontario communities 

    116. Greater Sudbury
    133. Kenora
    138. North Bay
    152. Timmins
    215. Sault Ste. Marie
    223. Elliot Lake
    241. Temiskaming Shores

    Click here to see Macleans full ranking 

     

     

     

    May 22, 2019 · Flood Damage and Disaster Recovery Assistance

    Once the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program has been activated, small business owners, farms, and tenants, home owners and not-for-profit organizations can apply for assistance.

    There are rules, forms and insurance implications to the DRAO. Applicants should contact their insurance providers regarding flood damage matters.  

     

    Learn more about the program:

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

    Call 1-844-780-8925

    Visit Guidelines to apply for Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians (DRAO)

    Visit Apply for disaster recovery assistance

     

    June 7, 2019 · Public Notice · Flooding Emergency Update 13

     

    Public Notice
    Flooding Emergency Update 13

    June 7, 2019, 2:00 pm

    Lake Nipissing’s water level has receded to an average of 196.37 m. Minimal precipitation and warmer temperatures are forecasted over the weekend, which should cause the water levels to continue to recede or remain stable.

    The Minnehaha Bay Boat Launch will be reopened as of 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019. Marina Services will not be available over the weekend; however, the Launch will be open for public use at no charge. The Secondary Boat Launch in Cache Bay remains open. All other Municipal launches are closed until further notice. Boaters are urged to respect the NO WAKE ZONE and should plan accordingly, anticipating for a slower return trip.

    Boat Launching Considerations:

    • Expect some vehicle congestion, please be patient with other boaters and help one another.
    •  Be mindful of dangerous floating debris.
    •  Navigate with caution and respect NO WAKE regulations 

    Motorists are reminded to adhere to road closure signs as road closures remain in effect.

    We will provide updates as new information becomes available. For any flood-related concerns or inquiries, contact us at 705.753.1171.


     


     

    Additional Information 

    Helpful Links

    MNRF North Bay District Flood Warning - June 3, 2019

    MNRF North Bay District Watershed Statement - June 3, 2019

    Ontario Flood Map

    Environment Canada Weather - West Nipissing

    Water Level and Flow Information

     

    Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians Program

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

    Call 1-844-780-8925

    Guidelines to apply for Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians (DRAO)

    Apply for disaster recovery assistance

    Applicants should also contact their insurance providers regarding flood damage matters.

     

    Current Boat Launch Closures in Effect 

  • Sturgeon River House Museum
  • Holditch Street in Sturgeon Falls
  • Cache Bay Launch on Dock Rd.
  • St-Jean Municipal Launch
  • Lavigne Municipal Launch
  • Boat Launching Considerations

  •  Come prepared to launch in high water levels, wear a life jacket and appropriate footwear.
  • Launching will require more than one person per boat.
  • Expect some vehicle congestion, please be patient with other boaters and help one another.
  •  Do not park vehicles and trailers within the launch area.
  • Boating Safety Considerations

  • Be mindful of dangerous floating debris.
  • Navigate with caution and follow the 9 km/hr speed regulation.
  • The slightest wake can cause damage to shoreline properties and sand bag walls.
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    Accommodations and Assistance 

    Residents who or are in need of accommodations or volunteering assistance can call 705.753.1171.

     

    Road Conditions

    Visit the Road Closures page for an updated list. 
    Road conditions are updated as information becomes available. 

     

    Sandbags

    100 bags per residence are available to those in need. Sand bags are available at the Sturgeon Falls Fire Station (225 Holditch Street) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Sand bags are to be used to protect homes and wells, not secondary structures and shorelines. 

     

    Contact Info

    For any flood related inquiries or concerns, please contact us at 705.753.1171. 

    To report an emergency please call 911. 

     

    May 27, 2019 · Public Notice · Flooding Emergency Update 11

    Public Notice
    Flooding Emergency Update 11

    May 27, 2019, 2:00 pm

    Lake Nipissing’s water level has increased to 196.54m over the weekend. Minimal precipitation and wind are forecasted for the next five days, which could cause water levels to remain stable. 

    Vehicle speeding and unnecessary driving on closed roads has been reported in flood-affected areas. The Municipality and Emergency Services strongly urge motorists to adhere to road closure signs to avoid making waves and causing additional damage to affected properties and roads. Local traffic is permitted for residents who need access to their primary residences only. Any other motorists travelling on closed roads can be fined under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act. 

    Emergency Services and Operations Crews continue to patrol and assess conditions daily to flag any potential hazards. We will provide updates as new information becomes available. 

    For any flood related inquiries or concerns, please contact us at 705.753.1171. 

     


     

     

    Additional Information 

     

    Helpful Links

    MNRF North Bay District Flood Warning - May 24, 2019

    Ontario Flood Map

    Environment Canada Weather - West Nipissing

    Water Level and Flow Information

     

    Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians Program

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

    Call 1-844-780-8925

    Guidelines to apply for Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians (DRAO)

    Apply for disaster recovery assistance

    Applicants should also contact their insurance providers regarding flood damage matters.

     

    Municipal Boat Launch Closures

  • Marina Minnehaha Bay
  • Sturgeon River House Museum
  • Holditch Street in Sturgeon Falls
  • Cache Bay Launch on Dock Rd.
  • St-Jean Municipal Launch
  • Lavigne Municipal Launch
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    Boat Launching Considerations

  •  Come prepared to launch in high water levels, wear a life jacket and appropriate footwear.
  • Launching will require more than one person per boat.
  • Expect some vehicle congestion, please be patient with other boaters and help one another.
  •  Do not park vehicles and trailers within the launch area.
  •  

    Boating Safety Considerations

  • Be mindful of dangerous floating debris.
  • Navigate with caution and follow the 9 km/hr speed regulation.
  • The slightest wake can cause damage to shoreline properties and sand bag walls.
  •  

    Accommodations and Assistance 

    Residents who or are in need of accommodations or volunteering assistance can call 705.753.1171.

     

    Road Conditions

    Visit the Road Closures page for an updated list. 
    Road conditions are updated as information becomes available. 

     

    Sandbags

    100 bags per residence are available to those in need. Sand bags are available at the Sturgeon Falls Fire Station (225 Holditch Street) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Sand bags are to be used to protect homes and wells, not secondary structures and shorelines. 

    Sand piles are available in areas including:

  • Marleau Road (at Lac Deux Milles Road Intersection)
  • Marleau Road (at the East end/dead end)
  • Avenue du lac in Lavigne
  • End of Eugene Rd (between Arbour and Comeau)
  • O’Brien (Turn around) 
  • Quesnel (West End) 
  • End of Lac Deux Milles (dead end/turnaround)
  • End of Argo Road
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    Volunteering Efforts

    Additional volunteer assistance may be required. To participate, please contact 705.753.1171 afterhours or on the weekend or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with your name, phone number and email address.

     

    Contact Info

    For any flood related inquiries or concerns, please contact us at 705.753.1171. 

    To report an emergency please call 911. 

     

     

     

    Sandbags and Volunteering Update

    Volunteers

    If you require volunteer assistance please contact 705.753.1171.

    To participate to volunteering efforts, please contact us at 705.753.2250 during regular business hours. For afterhours and weekends, call 705.753.1171. You can also send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, phone number and email address. 

     


     

    Sand Bags

    The Municipality is providing 100 bags per residence to those in need. Please note that sand bags are to be used to protect homes and wells, not for secondary structures and shorelines. Residents are asked that unless they are volunteering with sandbags, to stay away from the affected area.

    Sand bags can be picked up at:

    • Sturgeon Falls Fire Station (225 Holditch Street): 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

    Sand piles are available in areas including:

    • Marleau Road (at Lac Deux Milles Road Intersection)
    • Marleau Road (at the East end/dead end)
    • Avenue du lac in Lavigne
    • End of Eugene Rd (between Arbour and Comeau)
    • O’Brien (Turn around)
    • Quesnel (West End)
    • End of Lac Deux Milles (dead end/turnaround)

     


     

    For flood related inquiries, road access requests, or accomodation needs, please contact 705.753.1171.

    To report an emergency please call 911. 

     

    May 24, 2019 · MNRF UPDATED FLOOD WARNING

    The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – North Bay District is advising area residents that a Flood Warning is in effect for Lake Temagami, the Sturgeon River, Lake Nipissing and French River until Thursday, May 30, 2019.

     

    FLOOD WARNING: flooding is imminent or occurring within specific watercourses and municipalities.

    Click here to view the latest Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – North Bay District Bulletin: Wednesday, May 24, 2019

    May 23, 2019 · Public Notice · Flooding Emergency Update 10

     

    Public Notice
    Flooding Emergency Update 10

    May 23, 2019, 2:00 pm

    Based on the forecasted rainfall and the latest information provided by the MNRF – North Bay District, Lake Nipissing levels are expected to remain high over the next several days. Road conditions are relatively stable and Closures remain in effect. The water levels on the roads continue to fluctuate due to changes in wind direction. Crews continue to monitor water levels in the area and flag any potential hazards caused by water over the roads.

    The Cache Bay Boat Launch on Teal Road (Park Rd) remains available.  All other Municipal Boat Launches in Sturgeon Falls, Cache Bay (Government Dock Rd.), Verner and Lavigne are closed until further notice.

    Emergency Services and Operations Crews continue to patrol and assess conditions daily. We will provide updates as new information becomes available.

    For any flood related concerns or inquiries, contact the Municipality at 705.753.1171.

     


     

    Additional Information 

    Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians Program

    There are rules, forms and insurance implications to the DRAO. Applicants should contact their insurance providers regarding flood damage matters.  

    Learn more about the program:

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

    Call 1-844-780-8925

    Visit Guidelines to apply for Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians (DRAO)

    Visit Apply for disaster recovery assistance

     

    Municipal Boat Launch Closures

    •  Marina Minnehaha Bay
    •  Sturgeon River House Museum
    • Holditch Street in Sturgeon Falls
    • Cache Bay Launch on Government Dock Rd.
    • St-Jean Municipal Launch
    • Lavigne Municipal Launch

     

    Boat Launching Considerations:

    •  Come prepared to launch in high water levels, wear a life jacket and appropriate footwear.
    • Launching will require more than one person per boat.
    • Expect some vehicle congestion, please be patient with other boaters and help one another.
    •  Do not park vehicles and trailers within the launch area.

    Boating Safety Considerations:

    • Be mindful of dangerous floating debris.
    • Navigate with caution and follow the 9 km/hr speed regulation.
    • The slightest wake can cause damage to shoreline properties and sand bag walls.

     

    Accommodations and Assistance 

    Residents who or are in need of accommodations or volunteering assistance can call 705.753.1171.

    Road Conditions

    Click here for updated Road Closures. Road conditions are updated as information becomes available. 

    Sandbags

    100 bags per residence is available to those in need. Sand bags are available at the Sturgeon Falls Fire Station (225 Holditch Street) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Sand bags are to be used to protect homes and wells, not secondary structures and shorelines. 

    Sand piles are available in areas including:

  • Marleau Road (at Lac Deux Milles Road Intersection)
  • Marleau Road (at the East end/dead end)
  • Avenue du lac in Lavigne
  • End of Eugene Rd (between Arbour and Comeau)
  • O’Brien (Turn around) 
  • Quesnel (West End) 
  • End of Lac Deux Milles (dead end/turnaround)
  • End of Argo Road 
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  • Volunteering Efforts

    Additional volunteer assistance may be required. To participate, please contact 705.753.1171 afterhours or on the weekend or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with your name, phone number and email address.


    For any  flood-related inquiries or concerns, please contact us at 705.753.1171. 
    To report an emergency please call 911. 

     

     

    May 17, 2019 · Public Notice · Flooding Emergency Update #9

    Boatlaunch-Cache-Bay

    Public Notice
    Flooding Emergency Update 9

    May 17, 2019 11:00 am

    The Cache Bay boat launch at Park Road will be open as of noon on May 17, 2019. Due to fairly stable weather conditions and following a comprehensive site inspection, the launch is being re-opened temporarily. Residents are asked to stay off the waterways unless the purpose of their travel is to protect their shoreline properties. Municipal boat launches in Sturgeon Falls, Cache Bay (Government Dock Rd.), Verner and Lavigne remain closed until further notice. While we understand that this may be an inconvenience, the closures are necessary to ensure public safety.   

    Boat Launching Considerations:

    • Come prepared to launch in high water levels, wear a life jacket and appropriate footwear.
    • Launching will require more than one person per boat.
    • Expect some vehicle congestion, please be patient with other boaters and help one another.
    • Do not park vehicles and trailers within the launch area.

    Boating Safety Considerations:

    • Be mindful of dangerous floating debris.
    • Navigate with caution and follow the 9 km/hr speed regulation.
    • The slightest wake can cause damage to shoreline properties and sand bag walls.

    Municipal Boat Launch Closures:

    • Marina Minnehaha Bay
    • Sturgeon River House Museum
    • Holditch Street in Sturgeon Falls
    • Cache Bay Launch on Government Dock Rd.
    • St-Jean Municipal Launch
    • Lavigne Municipal Launch

     

    There are no changes to road conditions to report at this time and Road Closures remain in effect. Residents in affected areas should plan accordingly and should consider leaving their homes in the event that conditions worsen. 

    Emergency Services and Operations Crews continue to patrol and assess conditions daily. We will provide updates as new information becomes available. 

    For any flood related concerns or inquiries, contact the Municipality at 705.753.1171. 

     

     


     

    Additional Information 

     

    Accommodations and Assistance 

    Residents who or are in need of accommodations or volunteering assistance can call 705.753.1171.

     

    Road Conditions

    Click here for updated Road Closures. Road conditions are updated as information becomes available. 

    Sandbags

    100 bags per residence is available to those in need. Sand bags are available at the Sturgeon Falls Fire Station (225 Holditch Street) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Sand bags are to be used to protect homes and wells, not secondary structures and shorelines. 

    Sand piles are available in areas including:

  • Marleau Road (at Lac Deux Milles Road Intersection)
  • Marleau Road (at the East end/dead end)
  • Avenue du lac in Lavigne
  • End of Eugene Rd (between Arbour and Comeau)
  • O’Brien (Turn around) 
  • Quesnel (West End) 
  • End of Lac Deux Milles (dead end/turnaround)
  • End of Argo Road 
  • Volunteering Efforts

    Additional volunteer assistance may be required. To participate, please contact 705.753.1171 afterhours or on the weekend or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with your name, phone number and email address.


    For any  flood-related inquiries or concerns, please contact us at 705.753.1171. 
    To report an emergency please call 911. 

     

     

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