Lac Clair Public Beach Closed Until Further Notice

Effective October 10th, 2017, the Lac Clair Public Beach site is closed until further notice. The closure is a result of significant erosion damage to the beach area caused by a break in a beaver dam upstream. 


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.


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.


Municipality Seeking Volunteers for Beautification of Communities

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Beautification Volunteers BILINGUAL RGB WEBSITE

Public Notice - Amendment to Cemetery By-Law



Cache Bay Cemetery
Field Cemetery
Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation Cemetery
Sunnyridge Cemetery
Verner Cemetery


The Municipality of West Nipissing has submitted amendment No. 2017-38, being an amendment to By-Law No. 2012-37, being a By-law to Administer, Manage, Regulate and Control Cemeteries in the Municipality of West Nipissing to the Registrar of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO), pursuant to the provisions of the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002.

Any party wishing to obtain information about the amendment or to obtain a copy, may contact Joanne Rancourt, Assistant Clerk - Rural at 705-753-6917 or Melanie Ducharme, Municipal Clerk/Planner at 705-753-6926.

The by-laws and amendments may be reviewed directly from the municipal website by clicking on the links below:

or at one of the following municipal offices located at:

Municipal Office (Satelite Office)
11790 Highway 64, Verner, Ontario, P0H 2M0
Municipal Office (Main Office)
101-225 Holditch Street, Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, P2B 1T1.

This by-law amendment is subject to the approval of the Registrar of the BAO. Enquiries to the BAO may be made by calling 647-483-2645 or 1-844-493-6356.

The Corporation of the Municipality of West Nipissing
101-225 Holditch Street
Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, P2B 1T1
Tel.: 705-753-2250
Fax: 705-753-3950


Stay Clear, Stay Safe (Water Safety around Dams and Hydroelectric Stations)

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Employment Opportunities - Refer to Administrative Page

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ... Refer to the Administrative Office page, under the < Employment Opportunities > tab

Goulard Park Redevelopment Project Presentation

At its combined meeting held on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016, the Municpality of West Nipissing's Council was presented with the conceptual plans for the Goulard Park redevelopment (a project that the Municipal Council has endorsed).

Community consultations are being planned and the Municipality of West Nipissing will be seeking public input in order to finalize the conceptual plans. Details with regards to the community consultations will be shared as soon as they become available.

To view the presentation for the Goulard Park Redevelopment Project, please click on the link* below:

Goulard Park Redevelopment Project - Presentation (Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016)

Goulard Park Redev. WEBSITE

*Please note that the presentation is only available in PDF format.

Show us YOUR West Nipissing!

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Share it with us Bilingual WEBSITE

Vacancies - Boards and Committees 2014-2018

The Municipality of West Nipissing invites applications from interested individuals wishing to serve the community by becoming members on various boards and committees as listed below:

  • West Nipissing Property Standards Committee
  • West Nipissing Heritage Committee 
  • West Nipissing Youth Action Advisory Committee 
  • West Nipissing Public Library Board (1 Vacancy)
  • Additional information or copies of Terms of Reference relating to the various committees and the roles and responsibilities of their members may be obtained by communicating with the undersigned.

    Interested individuals may submit their letters of interest including a completed "Volunteer Profile Application Form" to the undersigned by regular mail or by e-mail as soon as possible, indicating which committee or committees are of interest.

    forms-iconVolunteer Profile Application Form

    Melanie Ducharme
    Municipal Clerk/Planner
    225 Holditch Street, Suite 101, Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, P2B 1T1
    Tel.: 705-753-2250
    Fax: 705-753-3950
    E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    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.


    Fall Festival at the Sturgeon River House Museum

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    Fall Festival Poster 2017 final WEBSITE

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

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    25 septembre 2017final WEBSITE

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

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    Click here to download the IPM 2017 schedule for Wednesday, September 20th, 2017.


    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

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    Sturgeon Falls Aug. 29

    Municipal Welcome Signage - Lavigne Community Consultation Session

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    Lavigne Consultation Bilingual WEBSITE

    Station 6 - Volunteer Firefighters BBQ, Car Wash and Open House

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    Eng ver 2 - Station 6 Open House WEBSITE

    Canada Day Fireworks (Re-scheduled)


    The fireworks that were scheduled for Saturday, July 1st, 2017 (Canada Day) have been rescheduled to Sunday, July 16th, 2017.

    Please find below details on the fireworks show:

    DATE: Sunday, July 16th, 2017
    TIME: At Dusk – around 9:30 p.m. (weather permitting)
    LOCATION: Sturgeon Falls Public Beach

    Hope to see you all there!


    Blood Donor Clinic - Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

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    Blood Donor Clinic - June 27 2017 WEBSITE


    Municipality Unveils 2019 International Plowing Match & Rural Expo's Executive Committee

    At its regular meeting on June 20th, the Municipality of West Nipissing's Council unveiled the 9-member Executive Committee for the 2019 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo, to be held in Verner.

    Executive Committee

    Members (left to right): Tom Lambert, George McGaffin, Neil Fox, Jean Beauchemin, Daniel Michel, Jovette Morin-Gaudette, Joanne Savage and Daniel Olivier. Absent from the picture is Brian Vaillancourt.

    Canada Day Festivites

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    Canada 150 BILINGUAL RGB WEBSITE revised

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