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.

 

Seniors-Supper-2018 poster

 

Volunteering Opportunity - Boards and Committees

 WNO-1200x628px-Volunteering-Purple

Be of service to your community by becoming a Committee or Board member.

Committees and Boards 2018-2022  (Volunteers Required)

Accessibility Advisory Committee (5)

Agricultural Advisory Committee (4)

Cemetery Board (5)

Court of Revision, Drains (5)

Environmental Services Board (5)

Planning Advisory Committee (2)

Committee of Adjustment (3)

Property Standards Committee (3)

Police Services Board (1)

Public Library Board (5)

 


  

 

Please visit our Committees page for more information.

Interested individuals may submit their letters of interest including a completed  Volunteer Profile Application Form to the attention of the Municipal Clerk on or before December 6, 2018 at noon, indicating committee(s) of interest.

Melanie Ducharme, Municipal Clerk
Tel: 705.753.2250 ext. 6926
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fax: 705.752.3950

225 Holditch St., Suite 101
Sturgeon Falls, ON  P2B 1T1

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

West Nipissing Parade of Lights | Friday December 7, 2018

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. 

 

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

 

Moonlight Madness

Before and during the Parade

Presented by the West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce

Starts at 5 p.m.

Look for special activities and promotions at your downtown merchants!

 

Parade of Lights 2018 - PosterA

 Moonlight-Madness-2018---FB

 

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

 

plow
 
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 

DSC 0025 web

 

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

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

Note: With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

 

August 30th - Media Release - OCPC Consents to West Nipissing Police Services Disbandment

MEDIA RELEASE 

 

OCPC Consents to West Nipissing Police Disbandment

August 29, 2018

The Municipality of West Nipissing was informed that the Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OCPC) has approved the disbandment of the West Nipissing Police Services.

Following Council’s acceptance of the OPP Costing Proposal (by-law 2017-85) on December 5, 2017, the Municipality submitted a request for the disbandment of the municipal police department. Subsequently, the Police Services Board requested an interim stay hearing on the matter. On July 12, 2018, Justice Alexander D. Kurke of the Superior Court of Justice ordered that the by-law remain in force, allowing the OPP transition work to progress, and encouraged that the OCPC continue its assessment of the application for disbandment.

In its August 29, 2018 decision, the OCPC has granted consent to the disbandment of the West Nipissing Police Service so that the Municipality may enter into a contract for the provision of police services by the OPP. The OCPC’s decision confirms that it is satisfied with the steps taken by the Municipality to consult with all parties involved, including residents.

The original disbandment date of October 11, 2018 was postponed as a result of the judicial review launched by the Police Services Board. An effective date of disbandment is yet to be determined.

The West Nipissing Police Services will continue to serve the area until the disbandment is in effect. 

See the official document here 2018-08-29 OCPC Decision Regarding West Nipissing Police 

 

 

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

 

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)
Click here to view the map.

Date: Thursday, November 9th, 2017
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Field Cenotaph (junction of Highway 64 and Highway 575 - Field)
Click here to view the map.

Date: Friday, November 10th, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: École élémentaire catholique Ste-Marguerite d'Youville (Verner)
Click here to view the map.

Date: Saturday, November 11th, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: West Nipissing Community and Recreation Centre (Marcel Noël Community Hall)
Click here to view the map.
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)
Click here to view the map.
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

Click here to view the PDF.

Fall Festival Poster 2017 final WEBSITE

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

Click here to view the PDF.

25 septembre 2017final WEBSITE

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

Click here to view the PDF.

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

Click here to view the PDF.

Sturgeon Falls Aug. 29

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