Skip to Content

Stay-at-Home Order Extended for our district, Toronto and Peel Public Health Regions until March 8

covid-19 - test sample tube with COVID-19 on label

Assessment Centre

Happy waiter serving food to a guest while wearing protective face mask and gloves in a pub.


public health image

Public Health

Portrait of middle aged woman with face mask getting vaccinated, coronavirus, covid-19 and vaccination concept.

Local Vaccination Strategy 2021

Municipal Services

Municipal Office

The Municipal Office is 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 here. 

Contact us

Building and Planning


Building Inspections are being conducted under strict guidelines. Residents or contractors can submit an inspection request by completing an Inspection Request Form, or by calling Building Services at 705-753-6949.

For services or inquiries, please contact:

Natasha Liard Bigras, Planning & Building Clerk


Applications can be submitted electronically by downloading the Permit Application Form and submitting the completed form to the Chief Building Official at

For services or inquiries, please contact:

Contact us
Alain Bazinet, Chief Building Official

Planning Matters

Prior to undertaking any Land Use or Planning matter, it is strongly recommended that you consult with Planning Services.

For inquiries or services, please contact Planning Services by telephone or email.

Contact us
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 for families and individuals to exercise and enjoy the outdoors safely. Please be mindful of the seasonal conditions and maintain a physical distance of at least 2 metres from others. Face coverings are not mandatory while on the trails but are strongly encouraged.

Outdoor Rinks
A maximum of 15 people are permitted on the ice at a time. Team sports are not permitted. Masks are mandatory within 15 metres (50ft) of the edge of the surface (i.e. while putting on your skates on the bench). For rink status and locations visit the Arenas and Rinks page.

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.

Snowmobile Trails ( OFSC Trails and Trails on Crown Land)
Open as of February 22, 2021.

Tobogganing Hills
Open to the public as of February 22, 2021.

What’s Closed

The Sturgeon Falls and Verner Arenas are closed for the remainder of the 2020-2021 season.

Landfill Services in Sturgeon Falls
The Sturgeon Falls Landfill is closed to the general public until further notice. The free Saturday of the month will be rescheduled at a later date. All other landfills remain open as they serve residents who do not have curbside pickup community-wide.

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 

West Nipissing Community and Recreation Centre
The Pool and Fitness Centre at the Community and Recreation Centre are closed until further notice.

The Verner Fitness Room is closed until further notice.

The Sturgeon River House Museum is closed until further notice.




Bill and Tax Payments

The Municipal Office is closed to all walk-in visits until further notice. 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.

Contact us



Additional Resources

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

District information on COVID-19 vaccines 

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.

Ontario’s vaccine distribution plan

Learn about the safety of vaccines, including the approved Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, how they work and possible side effects. 

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



Back to top