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Ontario declares second Provincial Emergency, Stay at home order to take effect on Thursday

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Public Health

Municipal Services

Municipal Office

The Municipal Office is currently closed to all walk-in visits until further notice. For services or information, residents may contact the Municipality by telephone, email, or by submitting a Service request online. 

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Building and Planning

Building Inspections
Inspection requests can be submitted online by completing an Inspection Request Form.  

For inquiries relating to permits or inspections, please contact the Building Department. 

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Alain Bazinet, Chief Building Official
705-753-2250 ext.

Building Permits

We ask that all Permit Applications and submissions be submitted electronically or through an appointment.

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Natasha Liard Bigras, Planning & Building Clerk
705-753-2250 ext. 6949

Planning Matters
For Planning inquiries or submissions, please call or email to make an appointment with a staff member.

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Melanie Ducharme, Municipal Clerk / Planner
705-753-2250, ext. 6926

Natasha Liard Bigras, Planning & Building Clerk
705-753-2250, ext. 6949

What facilities are open/closed

What’s Open

Museum Trails
The nature trails at the Sturgeon River House Museum are open. Please be mindful of the seasonal conditions,  dress accordingly, and maintain a physical distance of at least 2 metres from others.

Parks and Playgrounds
The play structures are not sanitized, you may use these amenities at your own risk. Please bring hand sanitizer and maintain physical distancing. Children should be supervised by a parent or guardian.

What’s Closed

Municipal Outdoor Rinks and Sliding Hills 

The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit) is requiring all outdoor public ice rinks, tobogganing hills and skating trails on public property across the district to be closed, effective January 14, 2021.

Municipal Office (In-person visits)

In-person services at the Municipal Office will be unavailable until further notice. For services or information, residents may contact the Municipality by telephone at 705-753-2250 or by email to

Recreational and Cultural Facilities

The Pool and Fitness Centre at the Community and Recreation Centre will be closed to the public for the duration of the shutdown.

The Verner Fitness Room is closed until further notice. Pool and fitness activities are available at the West Nipissing Community and Recreation Centre. 

The Sturgeon Falls and Verner Arenas will be closed effective Saturday, December 26 for the duration of the lockdown.

The Sturgeon River House Museum is closed until further notice. Nature trails are still available.

Waste & Recycling Services

The Sturgeon Falls Landfill be closed to the general public for the duration of the shutdown. The free Saturday of the month will be rescheduled, stay tuned for details.  All other landfills will remain open as they serve residents who do not have curbside pickup community-wide.



Bill and Tax Payments

The Municipal Office will be closed to all walk-in visits for the duration of the provincewide lockdown (in effect on December 26, 2020).

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Making Payments 

When possible, residents are asked to use alternatives for making payments such as paying online through your financial institution, at a banking machine, or by using the drop-box located at the front of the Municipal Office.


Face Coverings

As of July 24, 2020, the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit has mandated the use of a face covering in enclosed public spaces.

Information on face coverings for employers and the community.

Additional Resources

North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit
Latest COVID-19 information from our local health unit 

Province of Ontario 
Latest COVID-19 information from the Province of Ontario  

Ontario COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool 
Take this self-assessment if you were exposed to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) or have symptoms.

Ontario COVID-19 Test Results 
Did you get a COVID-19 test? Your result may be available online if you have a photo (green) health card.

Ontario School and Child Care Screening Tool
Screening for Students, parents and school staff.

Government of Canada 
Latest COVID-19 Information from the Government of Canada



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