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:

  • 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)


    Public Notice - Revision of Call Out Services for Sewer Backups and Frozen Services

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    Revision of Call Out Services for Sewer Backups and Frozen Services 

    The Municipality of West Nipissing has recently amended its response procedures for sewer backups and frozen water service lines.  As most water and sewer service problems originate on privately owned property, these should be addressed by private contractors, not the Municipality. 

    Commencing on Monday, December 4th, 2017, the Municipality will be directing property owners with sewer backups and/or frozen waterlines to contact a private contractor to address their problem.

    In the event that a contractor cannot be secured in a timely fashion, the Municipality may address the problem at a scheduled time during daytime hours at a rate of $450.00 plus HST.


    OPP Police Costing

    On October 18th, 2016 by Resolution No. 2016/431, Council for the Municipality of West Nipissing requested a costing from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) for the provision of policing services for the Municipality. Since that date, exchanges of information, as well as inspections and analyses of existing policing operations and facilities have taken place in order for the OPP to provide its proposal.

    Special Meeting

    On November 14th, 2017 at 6:30 p.m., in the Council Chamber for the Municipality of West Nipissing, the OPP will deliver its Costing Proposal to the Council for the Municipality of West Nipissing.

    This presentation will be available on Eastlink cable television and on U-Stream (internet live streaming service), which is accessible directly from the main page of the Municipal Website at www.westnipissingouest.ca

    The OPP Costing Presentation, written proposal and the municipality's analysis will be available on this page immediately following the presentation for viewing by all residents of West Nipissing through the links provided below.

    In addition, an email address will be available for any resident to ask questions directly relating to the costing or to post a comment. Questions and comments will accumulated and answered by the OPP in the form of an FAQ which will be posted on this website. Individual names of residents posing questions will not be published.

    E-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


    Click on one of the following links to view the documents. 

    Copies of the OPP and West Nipissing Municipal presentations are available at either the Sturgeon Falls and Verner municipal office.  Copies will also be available at local libraries in Sturgeon Falls, Cache Bay, Field, River Valley and Verner

      Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Municipality of West Nipissing

    Questions & Answers

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    Public Forum

    On November 22nd, 2017 a Public Forum will be held at the Marcel Noël Community Hall from 6:30 p.m to 9:00 p.m., in order for residents to ask questions directly of the OPP, the West Nipissing Police Services or staff concerning any matter relating to the Costing. This public forum will be available to the public for viewing on Eastlink Cable television as well as on YouTube.

    YouTube Live Streaming: https://youtu.be/33VsgNyQ9LM 


    Wards and Contact Information for Councillors

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    Click here to view Contact Information for Councillors.


    Additional Links

    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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    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

    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
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    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: 


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