Planned Snow Removal (February 9th, 2017)

Please be advised the Municipality of West Nipissing's Public Work Department is planning to complete snow removal in the following areas on Thursday, February 9th, 2017:

  • Queen Street (east end)
  • William Street
  • Parker Street (north end)
  • Salter Street
  • Railway Street

The Public Works Department is also planning to remove snow in the downtown core (King Street / Main Street) next week weather permitting.

Please be advised that, due to unforeseeable circumstances, snow removal areas/dates are subject to change without notice.

Public Notice - 2017 Budget Meeting (February 23rd, 2017)

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The Municipality of West Nipissing wishes to advise that the 2017 Proposed Municipal Budget will be discussed on:

DATE: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
TIME: 6 p.m.
LOCATION: Council Chambers (located at 101-225 Holditch Street, Sturgeon Falls, ON, P2B 1T1)

This meeting will also be live-streamed on the municipal website. Please click on the link below to view the live stream.

LIVE STREAM - 2017 Budget Meeting

 

Animal Show at the Sturgeon River House Museum

Animal Show 2017 BILINGUAL WEBSITE revised 2

Notice to Ratepayers - 2017 Interim Tax Bills

Please be advised that the 2017 Interim Tax Bills have been mailed. The instalement dates are as follows:

  • Friday, March 24th, 2017
  • Friday, April 21st, 2017

If you have not received your tax bill by Wednesday, March 15th, 2017, please contact the Municipal Office (Main Office) at 705-753-2250.

Please note that both municipal offices are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to better assist the public.

Louise Laforge
Deputy Treasurer/Tax Collector
The Corporation of the Municipality of West Nipissing
101-225 Holditch Street, Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, P2B 1T1
Tel.: 705-753-2250 Fax: 705-753-3950

 

Public Notice - Winter Maintenance

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The Municipality of West Nipissing reminds all residents that their garbage cans/recycling boxes must be placed between the road and the sidewalk to avoid damage by the snow plow or trucks this winter.  If there is no sidewalk on your street, please make sure that your garbage can/recycling box is placed at a sufficient distance to avoid the snow plows from hitting them and accessible for municipal employees doing the garbage and recycling pick-ups.

The Municipality will not be responsible to replace damaged garbage cans/recycling boxes.  We appreciate your assistance in making our job easier and enabling us to perform a better service for the residents.

Section 5.2 of By-Law 2015/62 – Parking Restricted During Night Hours in Winter Months: No person shall park a vehicle on any highway under the jurisdiction of the Municipality, between the hours of twelve o’clock midnight and seven o’clock in the morning, during the period from the first day of November in one year, until the last day of March in the next year, except physicians on emergency calls and operators of authorized emergency vehicles.

By-Law 2006/63 (as amended by By-Law 2011/63) – To Prohibit the Obstructing, Encumbering or Fouling of Highways or Bridges with Snow or any other Matter: No person shall deposit or cause to be deposited any snow, ice or any other matter upon any highway, street, sidewalk or bridge; near a fire hydrant or as to obstruct drainage to any drains/sewer; push snow from a given property to the other side of the road; obstruct the safe movement of vehicles and pedestrians; and no person shall permit icicles to accumulate on any building on a commercial property as to become dangerous to persons passing on a sidewalk, street or pathway.

Thank you for your collaboration in making winter maintenance activities in West Nipissing safe and efficient.

 

Smoking By-Law and Smoke-Free Municipal Properties

The Municipality of West Nipissing wishes to advise all residents of the recent enactment of By-Law 2016/102, as amended, to regulate smoking in public places and workplaces in the Municipality.

Changes include the designation of certain municipal properties as being smoke-free, to the exception of designated smoking areas. These municipal properties are as follows:

  • Municipal Office (Main Office in Sturgeon Falls)
    Entirety of property at 225 Holditch Street

  • West Nipissing Community and Recreation Centre
    Entirety of property at 219 O'Hara Street & 210 Clark Street

  • Verner Arena
    Entirety of property at 80 Principale Street East

To view the Smoking By-Law and amendments, please click on one of the links below:

The By-Law shall be strictly enforced as of January 1st, 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 Consideration for a Public Liaison Committee on the West Nipissing Landfill

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On November 19, 2013, the Corporation of the Municipality of West Nipissing received an Amended Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) for the West Nipissing Landfill "the Landfill Site", as administered by the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) approved under the Section 20.2 of Part II.I of the Environmental Protection Act R.S.O. 1990, c. E. 19; ECA Approval #3130-54MQ4X. 


Landfill Map 2016


LANDFILL LOCATION

The West Nipissing Landfill is located at:

West Nipissing Landfill Site (formerly L. B. Landfill)
Lots 8 and 9 (east third), Concession 2
(And Part 1 on Reference Plan 36R-8658)
Geographic Township of Pedley, District of Nipissing
West Nipissing Municipality, Ontario P0H 2G0


APPROVED USES

The Amended ECA is for the continued use of the existing (8.5 hectares) and northeast expansion (5.2 hectares) of the Landfill Site to be used for land filling solid non-hazardous municipal waste as defined under Ontario Regulation 347, and including wastes generated by residential, commercial, institutional and industrial sectors and contaminated fill.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Under the terms and conditions of the Amended ECA, the Corporation of the Municipality of West Nipissing is providing an Annual Notice of Consideration to the public to establish, maintain and participate in a Public Liaison Committee (PLC) for the Landfill Site. PLC is defined by the Amended ECA, as established for the Landfill Site, pursuant to the Order of the Minister of the Environment under Section 9 of the Environmental Assessment Act to serve as a forum (or local focal point) for dissemination, review and exchange of information. It would also include information relevant to the monitoring of the Landfill operations, as well as maintenance, complaint resolution, and new approvals or amendments to existing approvals related to current operations.


PUBLIC RESPONSE & ANNUAL COMPLIANCE REPORTS

Under the Amended ECA, a thorough Annual Compliance Report must be prepared by a qualified professional and submitted to the MOE District Manager with copies to MOE Regional Director. The Annual Compliance Report, and any public comments received, with the exception of personal information will become part of the public record in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O., 1990, c.F.31.

Should there be no response or request by the public to establish such a PLC, the need for the PLC will be re-reviewed annually. As required observance with the Amended ECA, the report will include this notice, to demonstrate transparency in public opportunity to request a PLC for the Landfill Site. In the District of Nipissing, the French Language Services Act guarantees Ontario government services in French, hence, this notice will also be locally published in French.


30 - DAY COMMENT PERIOD

The Municipality of West Nipissing is interested in hearing your comments on establishing or participating in a PLC for the Landfill Site. Please provide your feedback within the 30-day comment period from  Friday February 17th, 2017 to Monday March 20th, 2017.


COMMENTS CAN BE SENT BY MAIL, EMAIL OR FAX TO:

Denis Lafrenière, Solid Waste Manager
101-225 Holditch Street, Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, P2B 1T1
Tel.: 705.753.2250 ext. 6913          Fax: 705.753.3950
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Goulard Park Redevelopment Project Presentation

At its combined meeting held on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016, the Municpality of West Nipissing's Council was presented with the conceptual plans for the Goulard Park redevelopment (a project that the Municipal Council has endorsed).

Community consultations are being planned and the Municipality of West Nipissing will be seeking public input in order to finalize the conceptual plans. Details with regards to the community consultations will be shared as soon as they become available.

To view the presentation for the Goulard Park Redevelopment Project, please click on the link* below:

Goulard Park Redevelopment Project - Presentation (Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016)

Goulard Park Redev. WEBSITE

*Please note that the presentation is only available in PDF format.

Show us YOUR West Nipissing!

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Share it with us Bilingual WEBSITE

Vacancies - Boards and Committees 2014-2018

The Municipality of West Nipissing invites applications from interested individuals wishing to serve the community by becoming members on various boards and committees as listed below:

  • West Nipissing Property Standards Committee (2 vacancies)
  • West Nipissing Heritage Committee (1 vacancy)
  • West Nipissing Youth Action Advisory Committee (2 vacancies)
  • Additional information or copies of Terms of Reference relating to the various committees and the roles and responsibilities of their members may be obtained by communicating with the undersigned.

    Interested individuals may submit their letters of interest including a completed "Volunteer Profile Application Form" to the undersigned by regular mail or by e-mail as soon as possible, indicating which committee or committees are of interest.

    forms-iconVolunteer Profile Application Form

    Melanie Ducharme
    Municipal Clerk/Planner
    225 Holditch Street, Suite 101, Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, P2B 1T1
    Tel.: 705-753-2250
    Fax: 705-753-3950
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    Public Notice - 2017 Budget Meeting (January 30th, 2017)

     

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    The Municipality of West Nipissing wishes to advise that the 2017 Proposed Municipal Budget will be discussed on:

    DATE: Monday, January 30th, 2017
    TIME: 6 p.m.
    LOCATION: Council Chambers (located at 101-225 Holditch Street, Sturgeon Falls, ON, P2B 1T1)

    This meeting will also be live-streamed on the municipal website. Please click on the link below to view the live stream.

    LIVE STREAM - 2017 Budget Meeting

     

    Public Notice - 2017 Budget Meeting (January 28th, 2017)

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    The Municipality of West Nipissing wishes to advise that the 2017 Proposed Municipal Budget will be discussed on:

    DATE: Saturday, January 28th, 2017
    TIME: 8:30 a.m.
    LOCATION: Council Chambers (located at 101-225 Holditch Street, Sturgeon Falls, ON, P2B 1T1)

    This meeting will also be live-streamed on the municipal website. Please click on the link below to view the live stream.

    LIVE STREAM - 2017 Budget Meeting

    January 10th, 2017 Council Meeting is Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather

    West Nipissing Municipal Council Meeting Cancelled Due to Weather - The combined meeting of council scheduled for January 10th, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

    All agenda items and delegations scheduled will be moved to the January 17th, 2017 council meeting.

     

    Fitness Centre (Sturgeon Falls) Closed on January 11th, 2017

    Please be advised that the Fitness Centre (Sturgeon Falls), located at the West Nipissing Community and Recreation Centre, will be closed on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in order to install fitness equipment. 

    UPDATE (Wednesday, January 11th, 2017) - Due to unforseeable circumstances, the Fitness Centre (Sturgeon Falls) will re-open at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 12th, 2017.

    West Nipissing Christmas Day Luncheon

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    Christmas Day Luncheon 2016 Bilingual WEBSITE

    Employment Opportunity - Casual (substitute) Crossing Guard

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    Employment Opportunity

    Casual (substitute) Crossing Guard - Municipal Office (Satellite Office in Verner)

    The Municipality of West Nipissing is seeking to hire a casual (substitute) Crossing Guard for the corner of Highway 64 and Principale Street in Verner, Ontario. Hours of work are from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday to Friday, September to June, when needed.

    Qualifications / Requirements:                     

    • Main duty is to safely cross all school-aged children up to and including grade 8 students
    • Document and communicate all incidents and/or unsafe conditions to management, school officials and/or West Nipissing Police Service
    • Must be able to extend an arm out parallel to shoulder holding a “STOP” sign (weight of approximately 1 pound) for up to one minute frequently
    • Must be able to stand for a period of 45 minutes twice a day
    • Be a minimum of 18 years of age
    • Be able to verbally communicate in French
    • Be willing to complete a Criminal Record Check

    To Apply:

    Please forward a detailed resume quoting the relevant posting no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, December 30th, 2016.

    Resumes can be dropped off in a sealed envelope at:
    The Corporation of the Municipality of West Nipissing
    Attention: Alisa Craddock, Director of Corporate Services / Treasurer
    101-225, Holditch Street
    Sturgeon Falls, ON  P2B 1T1

    or resumes can be sent electronically to:

    Alisa Craddock, Director of Corporate Services / Treasurer
    E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    We would like to thank all who apply, but only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged.

    Note: Personal information collected from applications is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will be used to determine qualifications for employment.

     

    Watermain Break - Intersection of Dufferin Street and Ottawa Street

    Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 - 11:30 a.m.

    Municipal crews are actively rectifying the situation. Water services will be shut off after 1 p.m. The area in yellow (see picture) will be affected without water for a few hours in order to make the repairs. Updates will be shared as soon as they become available.

    UPDATE - Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 - 4:15 p.m.

    The watermain break has been fixed and water services are operational. 

    Water shut down 2016-12-14

     

    Sturgeon Falls Landfill Site - Changes to Hours of Operation for the Holidays

    In observance of the 2016 holiday season, there will be changes to the landfill hours of operation at the Sturgeon Falls Landfill site.

    The site will be CLOSED:

    • Friday, December 23rd, 2016
    • Monday, December 26th, 2016
    • Tuesday, December 27th, 2016
    • Monday, January 2nd, 2017

    For more information on landfill hours of operation, please click here.

    West Nipissing Environmental Services would like to wish you a joyous holiday season and a happy new year!

    Recycling and Garbage Pick-up Schedules - Changes for the Holidays

    In observance of the 2016 holiday season, there will be changes to the recycling and/or garbage pick-up schedules for those collected by West Nipissing Environmental Services.

    Dates for curbisde collection in the areas of Sturgeon Falls, Springer, Cache Bay, Crystal Falls and Field are moved as follows:

    • Collection on Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 is moved to Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
    • Collection on Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 is moved to Thursday, December 29th, 2016
    • Collection on Thursday, December 29th, 2016 is m0ved to Friday, December 30th, 2016

    West Nipissing Environmental Services would like to wish you a joyous holiday season and a happy new year!

    Field Landfill Site - Changes to Hours of Operation for the Holidays

    In observance of the 2016 holiday season, there will be changes to the landfill hours of operation at the Field Landfill site.

    The site will be OPEN:

    • Friday, December 23rd, 2016 - 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 - 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Friday, December 30th, 2016 - 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 - 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    For more information on landfill hours of operation, please click here.

    West Nipissing Environmental Services would like to wish you a joyous holiday season and a happy new year!

    Pool and Arenas - Holiday Activity Schedule

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    Christmas 2016 - Complex Christmas Brochure WEBSITE

    Blood Donor Clinic - Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

    Blood Donor Clinic - December 13 2016 WEBSITE

    Request for Quotations - 2016-CS918 - Supply and Delivery of Banquet Chairs and Tables

    Request for Quotations

    2016-CS918 - Supply and Delivery of Banquet Chairs and Tables

    CLOSING: Quotations will be received before 3 p.m. on December 13th, 2016.
    Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

    The Municipality of West Nipissing is requesting quotations to supply and deliver banquet chairs and tables.

    Click on the link provided below to view/download the request for quotations document:

    QUESTIONS/CLARIFICATIONS

    Jonny Bélanger
    Building Inspector / Project Administrator
    Municipality of West Nipissing
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    Stocking Stuffers and Other Christmas Gift Ideas!

    Stocking Stuffers 2016 WEBSITE

    Special Meeting of Council - Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

    Please click on the link below to view/download the agenda and supporting documentation for the Special Meeting of Council - Wednesday, November 30th, 2016.

    • Agenda and Supporting Documentation - Special Meeting - November 30th, 2016

    Post-Parade of Lights Festivities - Rock 'N' Ribs Christmas 2016

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    Rock 'N' Ribs, in partnership with the Municipality of West Nipissing and Twiggs Sturgeon Falls, is pleased to present the 1st Annual Rock 'N' Ribs Community Christmas Party!!!

    One of the main objectives of Rock 'N' Ribs is to help bring the community together and what better time, aside from ribfest weekend, than Christmas! After having visited several other communities during the Holiday Season and observing that every one of them hosted an annual celebration or parade culminating in the lighting of a community Christmas tree, we felt it was time West Nipissing had a community tree of our own?

    And so, directly following our annual Christmas parade, we invite all of you, young and old, to come join us for what will hopefully become a new annual tradition - the lighting of our very own tree 
    - which will remain lit every evening throughout December for everyone to enjoy and to remind us of how fortunate we are to have each other. Carolers will entertain us with a few Christmas favourites!

    Of course, that's not all! In true Rock 'N' Ribs fashion, we will be hosting a bonfire (with the help of our local volunteer firefighters), serving free hot chocolate and cider and hosting a free concert in Twiggs featuring Justin Beauchamp and Carl Dixon!

    Weather permitting, we will also be live streaming the entire event on a 12ft screen on the outdoor stage as well as via our YouTube and Facebook channels for those of you unable to join us!

    So this year, on December 2nd, come join us down at Minnehaha Bay for a good old fashioned get together and fill up on some community and Christmas spirit!

     

    Noël RNR Christmas 2016 WEBSITE

    Pool and Fitness Centre Closed from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on November 19th

    Please be advised that the pool and fitness centre (located at the West Nipissing Community and Recreation Centre) will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 due to the filming of a Hallmark feature called "Love on Ice".

    Notice of Construction - Culvert Replacement on Marleau Road

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    NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION

    HOMEOWNER / BUSINESS 

    CULVERT REPLACEMENT – MARLEAU ROAD

    Construction on Marleau Road is scheduled to start as of November 16, 2016.  The work involves a culvert replacement resulting in significant traffic disruptions. The project is anticipated to last one (1) day.

    Municipal crews will try to limit the extent of noise, traffic disruptions and other construction inconveniences during this project.  Drive with care in the construction area. There will be a site supervisor available for the duration of the contract to liaise with the public.

    Should you have any questions or concerns call any of the contact people listed below:

    CONTACT FOR PROJECT INFORMATION AND/OR CONCERNS:

    Manager, Public Works

    Shawn Remillard

    705-753-0952 ext. 6925

    Operations Centre

    Clerk

    705-753-0952

    AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY NUMBER:   705-753-1170

    *Please note: the timing indicated within this notice is subject to change due to weather and unforeseen emergencies or priorities.

     

    Remembrance Day Ceremonies in West Nipissing

    Remembrance Day 2016 Twitter Banner Bilingual

    Click here to view the Interactive Map of Remembrance Day Ceremonies in the Province of Ontario.

    Date: Friday, November 4th, 2016
    Time: 
    10:45 a.m.
    Location: 
    École élémentaire catholique Ste-Marguerite d'Youville (Verner) Click here to view the map.

    Date: Sunday, November 6th, 2016
    Time:
     10:30 a.m.
    Location: 
    Cache Bay Cenotaph (corner of Waterfront Drive and Booth Street) Click here to view the map.

    Date: Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
    Time: 
    12 p.m. (Noon)
    Location: 
    White Woods Public School (Sturgeon Falls) Click here to view the map.

    Date: Thursday, November 10th, 2016
    Time: 
    10:30 a.m.
    Location: 
    Field Cenotaph (corner of Highway 64 and Highway 575) Click here to view the map.

    Date: Friday, November 11th, 2016
    Time:
    10:30 a.m.
    Location:
    Kipling Cenotaph (Sunnyridge Cemetary) Click here to view the map.

    Date: Friday, November 11th, 2016
    Time: 10:30 a.m.
    Location: West Nipissing Community and Recreation Centre (Marcel Noël Hall) Click here to view the map.
    Note: Lunch to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 225 STURGEON FALLS.

    Date: Friday, November 11th, 2016
    Time: 10:30 a.m.
    Location: Nipissing First Nation Band Office and Cenotaph (Garden Village) Click here to view the map.

    For more information about 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.

    Cache Bay • Crystal Falls • Desaulniers • Field • Kipling • Lavigne • North Monetville • River Valley • Sturgeon Falls • Verner