May 12, 2019 · Public Notice · Flooding Emergency Update #5

Public Notice
Flooding Emergency Update 5

May 12, 2019 10:45 am

There are no changes in road conditions to report at this time. However, water levels are still on the rise. Since the yesterday, the increase in water level was reported at approximately 2.5 cm. The Municipality reminds residents to remain cautious and to keep children and pets away from fast moving waterways. Additionally, boaters are instructed to stay away from affected areas to reduce the impact of the wakes on roads and properties. 

Emergency Services and Operations Crews continue to patrol and assess conditions. To protect infrastructure and to avoid potential safety hazards, the public is instructed to stay away from the affected areas unless they are volunteering. 

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

 

Road Conditions

Road conditions are updated on westnipissing.ca as information becomes available. 

 

Sandbags

100 bags per residence is available to those in need. Sand bags are to be used to protect homes and wells, not secondary structures and shorelines. Sand bags can be picked up at:

  • Sturgeon Falls Fire Station (225 Holditch Street): 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Lavigne Fire Station (Hwy 64 South): 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, May 11-12.
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    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 flood related inquiries or concerns, please contact us at 705.753.1171. 
    To report an emergency please call 911. 

     

    The West Nipissing Emergency Control Group continues to monitor conditions and appreciates the community’s cooperation. We will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available. 

    May 11, 2019 · Public Notice · Flooding Emergency Update #4

    Public Notice
    Flooding Emergency Update 4

    May 11, 2019 12:45 pm

    There are currently no changes in road conditions to report at this time. The weather forecast continues to indicate lessened precipitation and reduced wind speeds for today through Sunday. However, water levels may rise by 2-3 cm per day over the weekend. The Municipality reminds residents to remain cautious and to keep children and pets away from fast moving waterways. Emergency Services and Operations Crews will continue to patrol and assess conditions over the weekend. To protect infrastructure and to avoid potential safety hazards, the public is instructed to stay away from the affected areas unless they are volunteering. 

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

     

    Road Conditions

    Road conditions are updated on westnipissing.ca as information becomes available. 

     

    Sandbags

    100 bags per residence is available to those in need. Sand bags are to be used to protect homes and wells, not secondary structures and shorelines. Sand bags can be picked up at:

  • Sturgeon Falls Fire Station (225 Holditch Street): 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Lavigne Fire Station (Hwy 64 South): 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, May 11-12.
  •  

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

     

    The West Nipissing Emergency Control Group continues to monitor conditions and appreciates the community’s cooperation. We will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available. 

    May 10, 2019 · Public Notice · Flooding Emergency Update #3

     

    Public Notice
    Flooding Emergency Update 3

     

    May 10, 2019 4:15 pm

    The Municipality’s Emergency Control Group continues to monitor flood and road conditions. The weather forecast indicates lessened precipitation and reduced wind speeds for the weekend. However, water levels are expected to continue to rise by 2-3 cm per day for the next few days. The Municipality asks that residents remain vigilant and cautious around waterways.

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

    In an effort to protect infrastructure and to avoid potential safety hazards, the public is instructed to stay away from the affected areas unless they are volunteering.

     

    Road Conditions

    Road closures are being updated on westnipissing.ca as information becomes available.

     

    Sandbags

    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 secondary structures and shorelines. Sand bags can be picked up at:

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

    - Lavigne Fire Station (Hwy 64 South): 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, May 11-12.

    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. During regular business hours, 705.753.2250 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 flood related inquiries or concerns, please contact us at 705.753.1171.

    To report an emergency please call 911.

    The West Nipissing Emergency Control Group continues to monitor conditions and appreciates the community’s cooperation. We will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.

     

    May 10, 2019 · Public Notice · Flooding Emergency Update #2

    Public Notice

    Flooding Emergency Update 2

     

    May 10, 2019 11:00 am

    The Municipality’s Emergency Control Group continues to monitor flood and road conditions. The evening of Thursday May 9, 2019 was stable as the rain subsided and wind conditions improved. West Nipissing Police patrolled affected areas throughout the night and will continue to do so today. As of this morning, water levels had decreased by 1 inch.

    Although conditions are stable, water levels are expected to rise in the coming days. The Emergency plan remains active and the Municipality asks that residents remain vigilant. Emergency Services personnel have advised residents of road closures and evacuation options.

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

    In an effort to protect infrastructure and to avoid potential safety hazards, the public is instructed to stay away from the affected areas unless they are volunteering.

    Road Conditions

    Minehaha Bay (300 King Street) has reopened but all other road closures remain in effect. Road closures are being updated on westnipissing.ca as information becomes available.

    Sandbags

    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 secondary structures and shorelines. Sand bags can be picked up at:

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

    -Lavigne Fire Station (Hwy 64 South): 9 am to 4:30 pm on Friday, May 10

    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)

     

    Volunteering Efforts

    Additional volunteer assistance may be required. To participate, please contact us at 705.753.2250 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 flood related inquiries or concerns, please contact us at 705.753.1171. 
    To report an emergency please call 911.

    The West Nipissing Emergency Control Group continues to monitor conditions and appreciates the community’s cooperation. We will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.

     

    May 9, 2019 • Public Notice • Flooding Emergency Update #1

     

    Public Notice
    Flooding Emergency Update 1

    May 9, 2019 

    Emergency Services has advised residents in the affected areas of road closures and their options to evacuate. Residents who were away during the road closures and did not speak with Emergency Services are instructed to call 705.753.1171 to make arrangements. Those in need of accommodations are also asked to call the Municipality at 705.753.1171.

    Road Conditions

    Due to water over the roads and washouts, a number of roads have been closed with restricted access. The conditions of some roads have drastically changed thus restricting us from providing access to residents due to a public safety concern. Road closures will be updated on westnipissing.ca as information become available. School Officials have advised parents in the affected areas of transportation detours and cancelations.

    Sandbags

    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 accommodations, not for secondary structures and shorelines. Sand bags can be picked up at:

    • Sturgeon Falls Fire Station (225 Holditch Street) : 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    • Lavigne Fire Station (Hwy 64 South) : from 9 am to 4:30 pm on Thursday, May 9 and Friday, May 10

    Residents are asked that unless they are volunteering with sandbags, to stay away from the affected area.

    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)

    Volunteering Efforts

    Additional volunteer assistance may be required. To participate in volunteering efforts, please contact us at 705.753.2250 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, phone number and email address.

    The Municipality of West Nipissing Emergency Control Group is continuing to monitoring conditions and has activated its Emergency Plan.

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

    We will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.

     

    May 9, 2019 · Public Notice · Flooding Emergency Declared

     

    Flooding Emergency Declared

    May 9, 2019

    Due to continued rising water levels in West Nipissing, Mayor Joanne Savage has declared an Emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. The Municipality of West Nipissing Emergency Control Group is monitoring conditions closely and has activated its Emergency Plan. This has allowed the Municipality to formally acquire assistance and deploy additional services.

     

    Potential Evacuation

    Some residents may be advised to evacuate due to restricted access, as rising water levels continue to affect road conditions. Emergency Officials will visit the affected properties to inform residents of their options. In preparation, the Municipality is planning for accommodations in a nearby Community Centre.

     

    Road Conditions

    A number of roads are currently under water or at risk of washing out. The Municipality’s Operations Team and Emergency Services are responding to the issue and continues to monitor conditions.

    Keep visiting the Municipal website for up to date road closure information.

     

    Sandbags

    The Municipality will provide 100 bags per residence to those in need. Please note that sand bags are to be used to protect homes and accommodations, not for secondary structures and shorelines. Sand bags can be picked up at:

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

    - Lavigne Fire Station (Hwy 64 South) : from 9 am to 4:30 pm on Thursday, May 9 and Friday, May 10

    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 Road (dead end/turnaround)

     

    Volunteering Efforts

    If conditions worsen, additional volunteer assistance may be required. To participate in volunteering efforts, please contact us at 705.753.2250 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, phone number and email address.

     

    Water Levels and Weather Forecast

    A rainfall warning from Environment Canada is in effect. Based on the weather forecast and the latest information provided by the MNRF – North Bay District, Lake Nipissing has the potential to rise by more than 20 cm by the end of the week.  

    The Emergency Services and Operations Team will continue to monitor water levels in the area. Crews will continue to patrol at-risk areas daily and work to alleviate road access issues.

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

    We will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.

     


     

     

    Jay Barbeau, CAO

    Municipality of West Nipissing

    May 8, 2019 • Public Notice • West Nipissing Flooding Preparedness

     

    West Nipissing Flooding Preparedness

    May 8, 2019

    A rainfall warning from Environment Canada is in effect. Significant rainfall is expected tonight through Thursday Night. Based on the weather forecast and the latest information provided by the MNRF – North Bay District, Lake Nipissing has the potential to rise by more than 20 cm by the end of the week.  

    Properties in low-lying areas are most at risk for flooding and road closures. Residents at risk are instructed to take necessary precautions to mitigate damage to their properties and to prepare for a potential evacuation. The current conditions of the roads are passible with some lightly covered with water, however residents should remain vigilant as conditions change. Should conditions worsen, Emergency Services will be visiting the affected properties to inform residents of their options.

    The Municipality will provide 100 bags per residence to those in need. Please note that sand bags are to be used to protect homes and accommodations, not for secondary structures and shorelines. Sand bags can be picked up at:

    - Sturgeon Falls Fire Station (22 Holditch Street) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

    -  Lavigne Fire Station (Hwy 64 South) – from 6 to 8pm on Wednesday May 8, or 9 am to noon on Thursday May 9.

    Sand piles will be 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)

    The Emergency Services and Operations Team will continue to monitor water levels in the area. Crews will continue to patrol at-risk areas daily assess any changes.

    For flood related inquiries or concerns, please contact us at 705.753.1171. To report an emergency please call 911.We will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.

    Residents can keep a close watch on local forecasts and conditions using the following links:

    Ontario’s flooding tips

    Ontario’s flood map for up-to-date conditions and flood warnings

    Environment Canada – Weather for West Nipissing, ON

    Jay Barbeau, CAO

    Municipality of West Nipissing

     

    May 7 2019 · West Nipissing Flooding Preparedness

     

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    May 7, 2019

    The Municipality is requesting that all residents air on the side of caution as the water levels rise in the area. Based on weather forecast and the latest information provided by the MNRF – North Bay District, Lake Nipissing has the potential to rise by an additional 15 cm over the next week. In preparation, the Municipality will provide sand to areas that are most at-risk of flooding at this time. Residents can expect to see loads of sand within the next 24 hours near these locations:

    • Marleau Road and Lac Des Deux Milles Road intersection
    • Marleau Road (at the East end/dead end)
    • Avenue du Lac in Lavigne
    • End of Eugene Road (between Arbour and Comeau)

    Other locations are being considered at this time. Local suppliers such as Goulard RONA Building Centre and Home Hardware Building Centre have sandbags available for purchase.

    We urge residents to be diligent by taking precautions to avoid flooding and to minimize damage to their properties. Don’t wait until it’s too late. West Nipissing Emergency Services can assess and provide additional support on a case-by-case basis. If you are concerned with the water levels surrounding your property or are currently experiencing emergency-level conditions, please contact us at 705.753.1171.

    With the current conditions, the Municipality of West Nipissing has not declared an emergency. The Emergency Services and Operations Team will continue to monitor water levels in the area. The crews are patrolling at-risk areas daily and are assessing any weather changes that could affect water levels: precipitations, temperature, thawing, wind directions and ice conditions.

    Safety measure and available resources will be reassessed based on conditions. We will continue provide updates as more information becomes available.

     

     


     

    Residents can keep a close watch on local forecasts and conditions using the following links:

    Ontario’s flooding tips

    Ontario’s flood map for up-to-date conditions and flood warnings

     

    May 1, 2019 · Safety Update on Water Conditions

     

    May 1, 2019

    The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s Flood Warning remains in effect for the North Bay District, as of April 30, 2019. With the current conditions, the Municipality of West Nipissing has not declared an emergency. West Nipissing Emergency Services and Operations Team will continue to monitor thawing and water conditions in the area. The crews are patrolling at-risk areas daily and are assessing any weather changes that could affect water levels: precipitations, temperature, thawing, wind directions and ice conditions.

    The Municipality is prepared to assist should conditions worsen. West Nipissing Emergency Services can assess and provide support on a case-by-case basis. If you are currently experiencing emergency-level conditions on your property, please contact us at 705.753.2250, or 705.753.1170 after regular business hours.

    Residents should remain mindful of potential hazards and prepare their homes accordingly. Local suppliers such as Goulard RONA Building Centre and Home Hardware Building Centre have sand filling stations and sandbags available for purchase.

     

    Residents can keep a close watch on local forecasts and conditions using the following links:

    Ontario’s flooding tips

    Ontario’s flood map 

     

    Notice of Public Consultation • Class EA • Sturgeon Falls Water Pollution Control Centre Sludge Treatment and Biosolids Management

    Notice of Consultation

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

    The Municipality of West Nipissing has completed a Schedule B, Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study 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 Class EA study was conducted in accordance with the requirements of Schedule “B” of the Municipal Environmental Assessment dated October 2000 (as amended in 2007 & 2011). The current study and the public consultation process identified the following as the preferred alternative planning solution:

    The preferred alternative is to replace the existing anaerobic based sludge treatment system and continue with land disposal.  Preferred treatment options include Conventional Aerobic Digestion or Autothermal Thermophilic Aerobic Digestion, final selection to be made during preliminary design stage.

     

    A Public Information Centre (PIC) for this project has been scheduled as follows:

    Date: May 7, 2019

    Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Location: WN Information Centre, 30 Front Street, Sturgeon Falls     

     

    Representatives from the Municipality and the Consultant team will be at the PIC to discuss a series of displays for you to review the study background, and alternatives considered for the study. This PIC will give the public and stakeholders an opportunity to ask questions and provide input to the project team.

    You are encouraged to provide your comments on the alternative solutions by May 22, 2019. To provide comments or to be added to the study mailing list, please contact: 

     

    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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    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

     

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

     

     

     

    Traffic Notice • Principal St. East (Route 64 and Dubeau) Closed on May 1-10

     

    Traffic Notice 

    April 29. 2019 

    Principal Street East - between Route 64 and Dubeau Street, will be closed from May 1 to 10, to facilitate heavy equipment access for work on the Verner Building. The work area will be fenced off, but local residents will have access in and out of the area as required. We thank you for your patience. 

     

    Easter Holiday - Hours of Operation

     Please note the following changes in Municipal Hours of Operation:

    Municipal Office

  • Closed on Friday, April 19 (Good Friday)
  • Closed on Monday, April 22 (Easter Monday)
  • West Nipissing Community and Recreation Centre

  • Closed on Friday, April 19 (Good Friday)
  • Closed on Sunday, April 21 (Easter)
  • Closed on Monday, April 22 (Easter Monday)
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    April 15, 2019 · No well water testing this week due to Easter long weekend

     

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    Please be advised that there will be no well water testing the week of April 15-19.

    Regular pick-up of samples will resume on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

    For more information, reach us at 705-753-2250 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

     

     

     

    Did you know? How to properly direct storm and ground water from your property

     Things to Remember 

    • Protecting our environment from contamination and pollution is everyone’s responsibility. 

    • West Nipissing’s wastewater systems are currently affected by high volumes of water.

    • Your sump pump should be turned ON to gather storm and ground water, and redirect it to your yard or ditch.

    • Directing storm and ground water from your property to the sanitary collection system can have a negative impact on the municipal wastewater system and on the environment.

    • Connecting sump pumps or weeping tiles to the sanitary system is prohibited under the Environmental Protection Act and Municipal By-Law (2000/05).

     


     

    For more information, see our Tips for Spring Thaw 2019 article. 

    Request For Proposal by Economic Partners

    Request for Proposal: Northern Ontario Agri-Food Pavilion - Project Coordination

    Economic Partners Sudbury East/West Nipissing, in partnership with Fednor, is seeking Proposals for project coordination of the Northern Ontario Agri-Food Pavilion at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

    Applicants are expected to identify and describe successful completion of projects which would include the following areas of expertise:

    • Tradeshow research, design and implementation
    • Economic development research and programs
    • Northern Ontario agriculture, agri-food, and equine industries
    • Ability to manage significant amounts of data
    • Strong communication and organizational skills, attention to detail
    • Bilingual in both official languages would be an asset

    The successful candidate or firm will work with the Economic Partners Sudbury East/West Nipissing and will be involved in all phases of the initiative, including:

    • Preparation and budgeting
    • Presentation of the project plan
    • Exhibitor recruitment
    • Establish report standards
    • Work on special projects and activities
    • Manage all other administrative components
    • Participation to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto
    • Complete administrative tasks following the event

    Please see the Request for Proposal document for all requirements and details.

     


    Application

    Proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope before 3 pm EST on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

    Neil Fox, General Manager
    Economic Partners Sudbury East / West Nipissing Inc.
    30 Front Street, Unit A, Sturgeon Falls, Ontario P2B 3L4
    705-753-5450
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Economic-Partners

     

    Be A Donor Month Flag Raising Ceremony on April 8

    Be A Donor Month Flag Raising Ceremony 

    On March 19, 2019, Council proclaimed April as Be a Donor Month in honour of Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplant. In support of this initiative, the Municipality of West Nipissing is inviting the community to attend a flag raising ceremony at the Municipal Office. The proclamation will be made by Mayor Joanne Savage. She will be joined by local resident and organ donor recipient, Mr André Auger, for the raising of the Be a Donor Flag in West Nipissing.

    When: Monday, April 8, 2019 

    Time: 11 h 00 

    Location: Municipal Office (Town Hall Entrance) 

    April is Be a Donor Month in West Nipissing

    Be a Donor Month 

    On March 19, Council proclaimed April 2019 as Be a Donor Month" in honour of organ and tissue donation and transplant.

    Did you know that the majority of Ontarians support organ and tissue donation, yet only 33% of eligible Ontarians have registered their consent to donate? Many mistakenly believe that they are already registered as a donor, even those carrying paper donor cards.  You can verify your registration by visiting  beadonor.ca ...it only takes a few minutes! 

     

    The facts 

    Today, in Ontario, there are over 1,500 people waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant

    1 donor can save up to 8 lives through organ donation and the lives of up to 75 more through the gift of tissue.  

    Age alone does not disqualify someone from becoming a donor

    The oldest organ donor was over 90 years old

    The oldest tissue donor was over 100 year old

    Organ and tissue donation does not impact funeral plans. 

    Your current or past medical history does not prevent you from registering to be a donor. 

     

    If you register your consent for organ and tissue donation, always remember to share  your wishes with your family. 

     

     

     

    Source:  Trillium Gift of Lift Network

     

     

    Notice of Consideration for a Public Liaison Committee on the West Nipissing Landfill

     

    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 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

    See Map

    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 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 COMPLIENCE 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 Monday, March 18, 2019 to Thursday, April 18, 2019.

     

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

    Jason Sullivan, Acting Manager, Environmental Services

    225 Holditch Street, Sturgeon Falls, Ontario P2B 1T1
    Tel:  705-753-6910  |  Fax:  705-753-3950

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

     

    Tips for Spring Thaw 2019

    March 14, 2019

    The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry–North Bay District and the Municipality’s Operations team are closely monitoring thawing and water conditions in the area. Mild weather and mixed precipitation will increase the probability of water levels rising and potential flooding. Outdoor enthusiasts and snowmobilers are asked to be cautious around waterways. 

    Residents should prepare their homes accordingly

    • clear ice and snow away from your home’s foundation 

    • direct the water to flow away from your home by making trenches and checking your grading

    • clear your gutters and downspouts to allow good water flow to your yard or ditch

    • make sure that your sump pump and pit are in good working condition 

    • be familiar with your backwater valve, it could help prevent sewer backup in the event that local sewer lines get flooded

    • if you have a history of flooding or are worried this year, move any valuables, furniture or electronics away from the problem area

     

    Be mindful of restrictions and unlawful practices

    Did you know it is unlawful to direct storm and ground water from your property to the sanitary collection system? Storm water drainage flows must be kept separate from the sanitary system. Regulations in the Municipal By-Law (2000/25) and the Environmental Protection Act are in place to prohibit the improper connection and discharge of storm and ground water to sanitary sewers. Sanitary pump stations and treatment plants work harder and sometimes cannot keep up when flows are too high due to storm and ground water.   Any person who fails to adhere to the regulations may be subject to fines up to $2000.00 per day. 

     

    The Municipality needs your assistance by

    • ensuring that your gutters and drains are not connected to the sanitary sewer

    • ensuring your sump pump and weeping tile are connected to the storm sewer or discharged to the surface at a swale or ditch

      

    Additional information

    Ontario’s flooding tips 

    Ontario’s flood map for up-to-date conditions and flood warnings 

    Municipal By-law 2000/25 regulating discharges to municipal sewers 

    Impact of improper discharge to the sanitary sewers from the City of North Bay

     

    Information on Frozen Water Services

     

    March 13, 2019 

    Information on Frozen Water and Sewer Services 

    Due to this winter’s weather patterns, frost depths could potentially freeze water and sewer services in some homes in West Nipissing. The Municipality is asking residents who have experienced frozen services in the past winters, to run a cold-water tap on a continuous basis, until temperatures warm up. Although spring is upon us and temperatures are slowly warming up, on average, year frost is normally out of the ground by May 1st. 

    Should conditions change the Municipality will post an update.  The water flow should be steady, approximately the diameter of a pencil. If you are a new home owner, please contact the municipality at 705 753 2250 to inquire if your property has a history of services freezing. We thank you for your cooperation. 

     

     

     

    The Municipality of West Nipissing Celebrates International Women’s Day 2019

    International Womens Day Collage 2019

     

     

    The Municipality of West Nipissing wishes to acknowledge the important contributions of women to the betterment of our community and their unrelenting support for one another.

     

    Did you know?

    7370 women and girls live in here

    Joanne Savage has been Mayor for 16 years, and is now serving her fifth term

    Ward 1 Councillor, Lise Sénécal, is back for her third term

    The Municipality has 5 women volunteer firefighters and 2 women police officers

    More than 40 women work at the Municipality in departments including: Building and Planning, Clerk Services, Communications, Community and Recreation Services, Customer Service, Finance, Fire Services, Health and Safety, Libraries, Management, Operations, Police Services, Taxation, and Water.

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    International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
    – source: internationalwomensday.com  

    #IWD2019 #BalanceforBetter

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    In the photo

    Town Hall group: (front) Natasha Liard Bigras, Kimberly Cuillerier, Najette Goulard, Janice Dupuis, (back) Chantal Levac, Pierrette Filion, Josée Boisvenue, Alisa Craddock, Brigitte Carrière, Joanne Savage, Lise Sénécal, Louise Laforge, Kassandre Jolin. Fire Services group: Julie Morin, Lisa Reed (Station 4 – Field), Capitain Joanne Laberge (Station 7 – Lavigne), Caroline Marx (Station 6 – Verner), Cynthia Guindon (Station 6 – Verner), Linda Thibodeau (Station 5 – River Valley). Library group: (front) Lucienne Desjardins, Émélie Keenan, (back) Carole Marion, Danica Laurin, Gabrielle Éthier, Susie Michaud, Carole Bidal. Community Services group: Lynn Duhaime, Sarah Furchner, Lina Carrière. Operations and IPM group: (front) Catherine Levac-Lafond, (back) Valerie Gilligan, Lynn McMahon. Museum group: Alexandre-Aimée Rivet, Renée-Anne Paquette, Suzanne Pilon (volunteer)

     

    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.

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