WNFS Press Release - July 20th - Fire Conditions

PRESS RELEASE

Friday, July 20th, 2018

Due to the lack of precipitation, the Fire ban for the Municipality of West Nipissing is still in effect, along with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) Restricted Fire Zone. The use of open flame appliances, including charcoal appliances, is prohibited. This also applies to organized campgrounds.

ATV and UTV enthusiasts are cautioned to be vigilant while riding, as the extremely dry vegetation could easily ignite if in contact with the exhaust system.    

For updates by the MNRF and for more information, visit www.ontario.ca/page/forest-fires

Fire conditions:

The MNRF has confirmed 17 new fires in the North East region yesterday. As for the River Valley fires, the MNRF stated that they are making progress, however the fires are still very active. They currently have over 90 Firefighters working on the two fires. A travel permit is still required from the MNRF to access Hwy 805.

Richard Maranda

Fire Chief

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Vacancy on the West Nipissing Public Library Board

VACANCY ON THE WEST NIPISSING PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD  

The Municipality of West Nipissing invites applications from interested individuals to fill a vacancy on the West Nipissing Public Library Board.

The West Nipissing Public Library Board is governed by the Public Libraries Act and is accountable to the municipal Council. The Board perpares annual budget estimates and submits them to Council, ensures the budget is adminsitered properly and reports regularly to Council about the library's activities and operations. A Board member shall hold office concurrent with the term of Council.

Contact person:

Carole Marion, West Nipissing Public Library CEO
Tel: (705) 753-2250 ext. 6931
 

 

Click here to view the guidelines for the postion 

Click here for the Volunteer Application Form 

 

 

 

Notice of Sale of Land By Public Tender

FORM 6
SALE OF LAND BY PUBLIC TENDER
Municipal Act, 2001


THE CORPORATION OF THE
MUNICIPALITY OF WEST NIPISSING


TAKE NOTICE
that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land(s) described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on Thursday, Aug, 16, 2018, at the Municipal Office, 101 – 225 Holditch Street, Sturgeon Falls, ON  P2B 1T1.

The tenders will then be opened in public on the same day as soon as possible after 3:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office. 101 – 225 Holditch Street, Sturgeon Falls.

Description of Lands:
ROLL NO. 48 52 070 003 03100 0000, 50 MAPLE ST, PIN 49072-0198 LT, PCL 31-1 SEC 36M523; LT 31 PL M523 FIELD; S/T LT207443, LT207444; WEST NIPISSING ; DISTRICT OF NIPISSING, FILE NGWN17-011-TT

Minimum Tender Amount: $ 6418.16


Description of Lands:

ROLL NO. 48 52 130 001 16400 0000, 207 HIGHWAY 539 A, PIN 49060-0146 LT, PCL 19990 SEC NIP; PT E1/2 LT 3 CON 4 CRERAR AS IN LT90133 S/T, IF ENFORCEABLE, LEGAL AID LIEN NO. 9545; WEST NIPISSING; DISTRICT OF NIPISSING, FILE NGWN17-017-TT

Minimum Tender Amount: $7513.67


Description of Lands:

ROLL NO. 48 52 170 001 00500 0000, PIN 49089-0079 LT, PT LT 2 CON 1 PEDLEY AS IN NB146195; WEST NIPISSING; DISTRICT OF NIPISSING, FILE NGWN17-018-TT

Minimum Tender Amount: $7422.51

Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or a bank draft or cheque certified by a bank or trust corporation payable to the municipality (or board) and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount.

Except as follows, the municipality makes no representation regarding the title to, existing interests in favour of the Crown, environmental concerns or any other matters relating to the land(s) to be sold. Any existing Federal or Provincial Crown liens or executions will remain on title and may become the responsibility of the potential purchaser. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers.

This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under that Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes and the relevant land transfer tax.

The municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser.

Note: H.S.T. may be payable by the successful purchaser.

For further information this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender contact:

www.Tri-Target.com Ontario’s Tax Sale Community

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or if no Internet access is available, contact:

Louise Laforge– Trésorière adjointe / Perceptrice d’impôts
The Corporation of the Municipality of West Nipissing 
101-225, rue Holditch Street, Sturgeon Falls, Ontario  P2B 1T1
Tel. / Tél. : 705.753.2250 ext.  6903   Fax  : 705.753.3950

 

Public Notice - Highway 64 will be temporarily closed due to culvert replacement

PUBLIC NOTICE

HIGHWAY 64 WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO CULVERT REPLACEMENT

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Highway 64 in Verner will be temporarily closed to traffic from Eugene Road to Millrand Road on Friday July 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm, and will reopen on July 30, 2018 at 6:00 am. A detour route will be in place so that traffic can be diverted via Highway 535.

For further details, please contact John Burwell from Tera North Construction at 705-561-2467.

 

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Public Notice - Fence to be erected at WN Power Generation Damn - July 17, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE

SAFETY FENCE TO BE ERECTED AT WEST NIPISSING POWER GENERATION DAM

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

In its ongoing efforts to ensure public safety, West Nipissing Power Generation Limited is erecting a fence that will eliminate the access to the riverbank and dam area. At 8 feet in height, the fence will run from the spill dam and continue just south of Queen Street at the Pumping Station. The walking path along the area will not be impacted, in fact, the thick greenery along the path will be thinned out to enhance the scenic view.

West Nipissing Power Generation has retained an ongoing commitment to public safety and has cautioned residents on the dangers of the site. Various safety measure have recently been implemented, including the installation of warning markers, buoy lines, large caution signage, along with lights and horns on the gate equipment.

Plant operators have worked attentively to survey the area before performing a gate movement, but the access to the dam continues to pose a threat to public safety. These precautions are necessary and the next step to ensuring the safety of the community. The fence should be completed and up within a month.Fence- Map - Clôture

 

 

 

 

 

 

Media Release from the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit - July 11, 2018 - Forest Fire Smoke

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE NORTH BAY PARRY SOUND DISTRICT HEALTH UNIT

For immediate release: July 11, 2018

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FOREST FIRE SMOKE

NORTH BAY, ON - The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit ("Health Unit") is reminding people to protect themselves should they encounter forest fire smoke. The smoke can be particularly harmful to children, seniors and pregnant woman; people who have chronic heart or lung problems; as well as people who are very active doing work or sports outside.

"Forest fire smoke is made up of a mixture of gases and very small particles that are produced when wood and other organic matter burn," says Greg Rochon, Manager of Emergency Management. "These small particles and gases can be harmful to your health, so it’s important to take precautions."

To shield itself from smoke, your body will make more tears and mucous. This can cause runny noses, scratchy throat, irritated sinuses and headaches. You may also develop a cough. To protect yourself and minimize the health effects of forest fire smoke, the Health Unit recommends the following:

• If forest fire smoke is affecting your breathing or making you uncomfortable in others ways, move to a less smoky area. This may include going indoors or simply moving to an outdoor area with increased clean air flow.

• Homes can get really hot with the windows closed. If you do go indoors to get out of the smoke, be sure that the temperature indoors doesn't create additional problems for you. Use air conditioning or a fan if available and be sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

• If it is smoky outside, it is best not to go outdoors to do physical activity. Stay indoors with the windows closed.

• Use air conditioning in cars and keep windows closed. Remember, vehicles should never be run in an enclosed space like a garage.

• Avoid using smoke producing appliances such as wood stoves and even candles.

• Do not smoke tobacco inside - smoking puts added stress on your lungs and those around you.

• If you have asthma or other respiratory conditions, avoid smoke as much as you can and take your prescribed medicine. Speak with your health care provider to get the specific advice that is right for you.

For more information on forest fire smoke and your health, contact the Health Unit at 1-800-563-2808.

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Media Inquiries

Jolinne Kearns, Public Relations Specialist P: 705-474-1400, ext.5221 or 1-800-563-2808 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

2018 Municipal Election - NOTICE

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The Municipality of West Nipissing will be accepting nominations for the 2018 Municipal Elections commencing at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.  Nominations will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018. 

Nominations will be accepted for the positions of:

  • MAYOR
  • WARD COUNCILLORS  (WARDS 1 to 8)
  • SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEES:
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE - PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD  ...  (Near North District School Board)
  • FRENCH LANGUAGE – PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD ...  (Conseil scolaire public du Nord-Est de l’Ontario)
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE - SEPARATE SCHOOL BOARD  ...  (Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board)
  • FRENCH LANGUAGE - SEPARATE SCHOOL BOARD  ...  (Conseil scolaire catholique Franco-Nord)
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    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

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    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)
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    Date: Friday, November 10th, 2017
    Time: 10:30 a.m.
    Location: École élémentaire catholique Ste-Marguerite d'Youville (Verner)
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    Date: Saturday, November 11th, 2017
    Time: 10:30 a.m.
    Location: West Nipissing Community and Recreation Centre (Marcel Noël Community Hall)
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    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)
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    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

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