May 14, 2019 · Public Notice · Flooding Emergency Update #7

Public Notice
Flooding Emergency Update 7

May 14, 2019 2:00 pm

Municipal Boat Launch Closures remain in effect for Sturgeon Falls, Cache Bay, Verner and Lavigne. With the long weekend approaching, we understand this may be inconvenient for some, but these closures are necessary to protect shoreline properties. The Emergency Control Group will continue to monitor conditions and will reassess boat launch access before Friday. We will advise residents should conditions change.

Current Municipal Boat Launch Closures: 

  • Marina Minnehaha Bay 
  • Sturgeon River House Museum
  • Holditch Street in Sturgeon Falls 
  • Cache Bay (Both Municipal Launches)
  • St-Jean Municipal Launch
  • Lavigne Municipal Launch 

There are no changes to road conditions to report and this time and road closures remain in effect. Residents are reminded to keep children and pets away from fast-moving waterways. Boaters are urged to stay away from affected areas.

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

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



Additional Information 

Accommodations and Assistance 

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

Road Conditions

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


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

Sand piles are available in areas including:

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

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



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



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