Public Notice
Emergency Declaration Lifted 

June 10, 2019, 3:00 pm


On June 10, 2019,  Mayor Joanne Savage lifted the Emergency Declaration for the Municipality of West Nipissing that was declared under the Emergency Management & Civil Protection Act, on May 9, 2019. Lake Nipissing’s water level has receded to an average of 196.30 m.  While some areas in the community remain impacted by high water levels, the flooding conditions are anticipated to improve over the coming days.

Road closures for Hillman Road and Avenue du Lac have been lifted as of June 10, 2019.  All other road closures remain in effect.  Motorists are reminded to adhere to road closure signs until further notice. 

For safety reasons, boat launch availability is still limited. The Secondary Boat Launch in Cache Bay and the launch at Minnehaha Bay remain available for the public. Boaters are urged to navigate respectfully to limit wake and to be cautious of floating debris.

The Municipality will continue to provide support to affected residences and will monitor levels closely. Emergency Services and Operations Crews will continue to patrol and assess the conditions of roads. 

We will provide updates as new information becomes available.

For any flood-related concerns or inquiries, residents can 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


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.

    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. 


    Contact Info

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

    To report an emergency please call 911.