RFQ - Telesphore & Principal E Rehabilitation - August 17, 2018

Request for Quote / Demande de devis

The Municipality of West Nipissing is seeking qualified contractors to supply labour, material and equipment for rehabilitation work on Telesphore Road and Principale E, including culverts, maintenance holes, excavation, and granular A & B.


La municipalité de Nipissing Ouest est à la recherche de contracteurs qualifiés pour fournir la main-d’œuvre, le matériel et l'équipement pour les travaux de réhabilitation du chemin Telesphore et de la rue Principale E, incluant les ponceaux,  trous d'entretien, l'excavation et le granule A & B.


Project/projet: Telesphore & Principal E Rehabilitation

Quote No. de devis: 2018-019

Closing Date Clôture: August 30, 2018, by 3PM / le 30 août 2018 15h00

Document: 2018 - 08 - 17 - RFQ Telesphore & Principal E Rehabilitation (english/anglais)





Traffic Notice - MTO Project - Highway 17 from Coursol to 0.4 km Easterly



Starting Monday, August 20th, a portion of Highway 17 from Coursol Rd. easterly for 0.4 km (approx. up to No Frills) will be reduced to a single lane Westbound. This Ministry of Transportation project involves the construction of a new sidewalk and rehabilitation of existing pavement structure. No impact to Eastbound traffic is foreseen at this time. The work is anticipated to be completed by September 24th. 


Sale of land by Public Tender (date postponed to September 27th)


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, September 27, 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: $ 6465.26


Minimum Tender Amount: $7571.30

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: $7479.03

Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or of 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.

The lands were previously advertised for a sale to be held on the 16th of August, 2018, but the sales were postponed.

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.

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

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

www.Tri-Target.com | Ontario's Tax Sale Community

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or if no internet access available, contact:

Mrs. Louise Laforge, Deputy Treasurer / Tax Collector

The Corporation of the Municipality of West Nipissing

101 - 225 Holditch Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1T1

(705) 753-6903



Volunteering Opportunity - 2018 Municipal Elections Compliance Audit Committee - August 14, 2018


The Municipality of West Nipissing is currently seeking interested applicants for appointment as the Municipality ’s representative to the 2018 General Municipal Election Joint Compliance Audit Committee.

The role of the Committee is to investigate concerns regarding campaign finances of candidates. The Municipality of West Nipissing will collaborate with the Municipalities of French River, St. Charles, Killarney, and Markstay-Warren in creating a Joint Compliance Audit Committee.

See details and requirements here 2018 Municipal Elections Joint Compliance Audit Committee 

Please complete the Volunteer Profile Application Form. Submit the form with your résumé or brief biography either by mail, fax, or e-mail to the attention of the undersigned on or before 4:30 PM on September 7, 2018.

Melanie Ducharme
Municipal Clerk / Greffière municipale
101-225 rue Holditch Street, Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1T1
Fax/Télec: (705) 753-3950
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For all other information about the 2018 Municipal and School Board Elections, please visit the 2018 Election Page 

• key dates and frequently asked questions
• list of candidates
• find your ward
• how to update your address or school support
• video on how to vote
• voters’ guide and municipal elections act



Update on Discoloured Water in Verner - Public Notice - August 9th, 2018


Discoloured water in Verner – Update

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Despite our ongoing efforts to treat the unusually high levels of manganese in the Verner water supply, residents may continue to see discolouration. 

The Water Treatment Plant will continue to treat the levels of manganese and monitor the water supply.

Further updates will be provided if changes to the current situation arise. 


Update on Forest Fires - August 14th, 2018


• surrounding forest fires still do not pose immediate threat to West Nipissing
• the complete fire ban remains in effect for West Nipissing


• No new growth as of yesterday
• the fire remains at 11,362 hectares
• Local residents may continue to see smoke drifts over the next few days as weather conditions remain hot and dry.
• Ground crews continue to extinguish hot spots within the fire perimeter and will continue moving to priority areas to search for additional hot spots.

For more information from the MNRF and to stay up to date on active forest fires visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/forest-fires 







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 Passing of a Zoning By-Law (By-Law 2017/83)


BY-LAW 2017/83

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 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



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.

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.


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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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

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!


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