Impacted Services

Outdoor amenities: what's open and what’s closed

The province recently reopened some park and outdoor space amenities with physical distancing protocols. The following list provides information to help users understand what is open and what is not open in the City of North Bay, as well as any limits that may be in place on the use open amenities.

Sports Fields

  • Publicly accessible multi-use sport-fields (not gated) are open to individuals and for casual play. Team sports or groups of more than 10 that are not part of the same household are still not permitted due to provincial emergency orders.

 

  • Four fields – Veterans Baseball, Veterans Soccer, ONR Soccer and Johnson Ball Field – are available, if physically distanced, for training and practices only and with no scrimmages or games. Regular field rates apply.

Skate Park

  • The Skate Park at Thomson Park is now open. Physical distancing of at least two metres is required and groups of more than five people are still restricted. 

Outdoor Tennis, Pickleball and Basketball Courts

  • Open with physical distancing protocols.

 

  • Players using courts are encouraged to bring hand sanitizer. Players are reminded to mark their own tennis or pickle balls and to kick their partners’ pickle and tennis balls back to them.

 

  • Please use respectfully and wait if needed based on occupancy.

Off-Leash Dog Park

  • Now open. 

Parks and Open Spaces

  • Open for passive use by individuals or members of the same social bubble. Examples of activities that are permissible include personal fitness, playing catch or kicking a ball.

Picnic shelters & benches

  • Open with physical distancing protocols.

 

  • Please note these areas are not being cleaned or disinfected and users should take standard COVID-19 precautions when using. 

Marinas and Boat launches

  • Open with physical distancing protocols.

 

  • If another boater is launching a boat when you arrive, please queue in line and remain in your vehicle until they are finished. Do not congregate near the boat launch prior to or after launching your boat.

 

  • Ensure you are maintaining a distance of two metres apart from others while loading/unloading boats and while on the waterways.

Splash Pad

  • The Family of Rotary’s Splash Pad is open for the season.

 

  • The splash pad will operate daily between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. weather permitting. Residents are reminded that the splash pad is unsupervised and is not sanitized. Parents/guardians must supervise their children at all times and users are reminded to wash or sanitize their hands after use.

 

  • Health measures remain in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 and users should remember to stay two metres away from others using the splash pad and to follow all guidelines related to social gatherings.

Playgrounds

  • Play structures, including swings, slides, and outdoor exercise equipment are open.

Public Washrooms

 

The City of North Bay has reopened park washrooms at a number of locations with increased cleaning. Residents using park washrooms should maintain a distance of two metres or six feet from others at all times while waiting in line, and should wash hands or use hand sanitizer.

Location

 

Time

Waterfront Marina

 

7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Marathon Beach

Splash Pad

Lee Park

Sunset Park

Champlain Park

Omischl Sports Field Complex

 

9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Outdoor Tap Locations

Champlain Park

Marathon Beach

Waterfront Marina

Veterans Baseball Field

Lee Park Kiwanis Shelter

Omischl Sports Field Complex

Beaches

  • Public Beaches are open. Residents are reminded to physical distance and that groups of more than ten that are not part of the same household are still not permitted.  Please note that residents who choose to swim will do so at their own risk as there will be no lifeguard supervision available at municipal beaches this summer.

    Those who arrive at a beach area that is too busy or crowded are asked to wait until there is enough space to properly practice physical distancing or to return at another time.

  • Public accesses to lakes are open for individuals to enter the water or launch a canoe or kayak. Do not congregate on shore. In all cases, physical distancing of at least two metres is required and groups of more than ten people are still restricted. 

Small Outdoor Events

  • Permits will be issued for small outdoor events, such as cultural celebrations, fundraisers and weddings that are in line with provincial gathering-size restrictions. Event organizers should have in place measures to enable physical distancing. Large outdoor events, such as concerts, large festivals and parades are not permitted.

Volleyball Courts

  • The volleyball courts remain closed.

 

The Waterfront Marina is open as of May 15th. 

Marina Operation social distancing plan.

The goal is to educate employees and boaters on social distancing once provincial restrictions are lifted. All staff must understand that the Covid-19 situation is changing behaviors within the facility both for staff and our guests. All staffs and Tenants are always expected to strictly adhere to Social Distancing and hand sanitizing health unit protocols.

All staff and tenants are to review the new guidelines before using the marina.  

 Staffs are also encouraged to share areas of concern anywhere in the workplace. Our goal is to provide a safe environment for you and a welcome, safe and responsible facility for all guests.

 

Marina hours of operations

  • All marina services will be available based on pre-booked appointments between the hours of 8:00AM and 8:00PM.
  • Marina security will continue between the hours of 8PM and 4AM only. Tenants not following social distancing guidelines will be evicted from the marina for the duration of the season and no refund will be granted for the lost time.

Marina Booking

  • Bookings shall be done one at a time. Customers are encouraged to call the marina office for an appointment and provide all essential requirements through scanned e-mails or by fax. (Driver’s license, Insurance, lease agreement) Staff will set an appointment and the contract will be ready for processing at the time the tenant arrives on-site for the appointment.

Launch ramp / Season

  • Boat owners and customers are to launch their own boat themselves; Marina employees will not assist in this task. Boat owners are to move their vehicle to the parking area once boat is launched and move their boat off the launch ramp immediately.
  • Only one boater will be permitted to launch at a time.
  • Only one vessel is permitted at the gas dock area at a time. Boats and vessels shall be ready to proceed to the lake once launched.

Parking Lot

  • Encourage customers to leave space between vehicles/park in every other spot at a minimum.

 

Route From Vehicle to Boat

  • Tenants shall avoid crossing each other on the docks. Take a step unto a finger to allow proper distance and safe passage to others

 

Loading and unloading

  • Dock carts are provided for use by tenants only. Disinfection area has been set-up. Tenants are to wipe down carts with the disinfecting wipes prior to using the cart. Tenants are to return the cart to the disinfection area after use. Staff will not assist with loading and unloading of vehicles and boats.

 

Marina Life

Garbage & Recycling

  • Garbage and recycling will remain open; staff will monitor cleanliness.
  • Containers and bins will remain present at usual areas.
  • Tenants shall ensure that all trash are left in a designated area in a proper garbage bag and tied properly.
  • All staff is to pick up any trash on property and dispose promptly.

 

Washrooms

  • Encourage boaters to use onboard facilities as much as possible.
  • Washroom facility will be accessible and open for tenants holding a contract at the marina only.

 

Marina services

 

Access to marina supplies

  • All customers are to call or e-mail to discuss their needs and place their order. Safe ‘curbside’ area has been designated for pick-up.

 

Fuelling

  • As per the Technical Standards & Authority (TSSA) only marina staffs are permitted to fill a vessel and all non-staff must be off the boat before fueling can begin. Boaters should move away from the boat to allow safe social distancing for fuel dock attendants.
  • Tenants shall notify the marina staff to fill their vessel prior to arrival.
  • To limit the number of boats and therefore the number of people on a dock, only one boat will be allowed on the fuel dock at a time.

 

Pump out services

  • Marina staff shall use their keys to remove and replace the waste cap and shall be the only ones handling the pump out process. Flushing water onboard shall be designated to the boat operator. All staff shall wear personal protective equipment during the procedure, wash and disinfect their hands after the procedure is complete.
  • To limit the number of boats and the number of people on a dock, only one boat shall be allowed on the dock per service.

 

On & around the docks

 

Food and drink

  • All food and drink are to be consumed on boats. Eating or drinking anywhere on the docks is not permitted.

 

Barbecues

  • Boaters are to use onboard cooking facilities as much as possible.
  • On shore BBQ’s are not allowed.

 

Social gatherings

  • Gatherings are forbidden on marina property.
  • All events in and around the marina have been postponed or cancelled.
  • Provincial guidance surrounding public gatherings shall be strictly adhered to. Tenants not following provincial guidance will be evicted from the marina for the duration of the season and no refund will be granted for the lost time.

 

Kayak Rack

  • Only one person allowed on the kayak rack area at a time. Tenants are to wait until others are securely on the water or off the kayak rack before proceeding.

 

 

 

 

For returning boaters:

Those who wish to renew a regular seasonal slip location are offered the following options to secure a slip for the 2020 season. Please provide all required information along with renewal documents to prior to 4 p.m. on May 8, 2020. Options for providing information include:

-  Fax to Memorial Gardens at 705-474-4868.

-  Scan and email alain.lecompte@cityofnorthbay.ca or nicole.beaulieu@cityofnorthbay.ca

- Mail to:

               City of North Bay

               200 McIntyre St. E.

               North Bay ON P1B 8V6

               Attn: Marina

 

For new boaters:

New boaters can call the marina office and leave a message at any time.

Slip bookings will start on May 11, 2020, at the marina office. In order to respect physical distancing boaters must call the marina office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to schedule an appointment. 

You may be following the City’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The City has already taken steps to lessen the risk of spreading COVID-19 and we’re taking further precautions to help address this unique, ever-evolving situation.  In light of this situation the Building Department will be taking the following precautions for our staff to ensure that building services and inspections can continue within the area.

Plan Submission & Permit Issuance:

During this time we ask that all submissions be submitted electronically to building@cityofnorthbay.ca OR through an appointment by calling the department at 705-474-0400 ext 2415. Appointments will be available Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 and will be restricted to one person visiting and to drop off documents only. Permits will be issued electronically via email or through a digital drop-box setup by Building Services staff.

Code Related Inquires:

During this time we ask at all code related inquires be restricted to email or phone. If a site inspection is required through these discussions, staff will follow the same procedures as noted under the Inspection Request section.

Inspection Request:

In order to maintain our current inspection program and to maintain the recommended protocols for physical distancing, the building department will be imposing the following conditions:

  1. Site superintendent is responsible for ensuring all health and safety protocols recommended by the Province are implemented and enforced on site.
  2. Any sites where a worker is ill or has been out of the country within the last 14 days will not be inspected.
  3. All required inspection papers (i.e. truss drawings) shall be submitted electronically in advance.

Note for enclosed inspections: For inspections occurring within an enclosed, but unoccupied structure, such as insulation, heating, occupancy or final, Inspectors will be qualifying the site with the conditions 1 and 2 above. If any of these conditions are not satisfactory to conduct an inspection the inspection will not be available for a minimum of 14 days. 

Note for Occupied premises: We have made the decision to temporarily halt our in-person inspections of occupied buildings; however, will be providing inspection services via Google Duo. As of Monday, June 15, 2020 City of North Bay Building Officials will only be conducting inspections via Google Duo for projects that contain an occupied building (e.g. Finished basement, Secondary suites, Additions, Residential Rental Housing Licensing etc.). This temporary measure for facilitating inspections of occupied buildings will be continually monitored for reduction or extension.

In case of Building Code Emergency situations an inspection will occur and city staff will be supplied with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.

Contact us:

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at:

Phone:  705-474-0400 ext 2415

Email:    building@cityofnorthbay.ca 

NOTICE TO PUBLIC REGARDING PROVINCIAL OFFENCES MATTERS

Updated July 3, 2020


All Provincial Offences Act matters scheduled from March 16th to September 11, 2020  inclusive will be adjourned and rescheduled to a later date. If you have a matter scheduled during this time, you do not need to attend court.

A notice of your new court date will be sent to you by mail to the address on file with the court. For more information, please contact your local Provincial Offences court.

Contact information for all municipal courts is available here:​

Municipal Provincial Offences Court Contacts

The following timelines have been extended:

Sections 5(6), 5.1(b), 5.1(12), 9(1)(a), 11(1), 11(4), 17.1(6.1), 18(1), 18.1(5), 18.2(1), 18.3(1), 19, 66(1), 69(1), 116(2)(a), 116(3) and 135(2) of the Provincial Offences Act, and sections 5(2) and 5(3) of the Rules of the Ontario Court (General Division) and the Ontario Court (Provincial Division) in Appeals Under Section 116 of the Provincial Offences Act, O. Reg. 723/94.

A copy of the order is available on the Ontario Court of Justice website. It will also be available at all POA court offices as soon as practicable.

Please also be advised that the Government of Ontario made an order pursuant to s. s. 7.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMPCA), suspending any limitation periods in statutes and regulations for the duration of the State of Emergency. This will impact timelines under the Provincial Offences Act and related proceedings. A copy of the order is available online at: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200073


DISCLOSURE REQUESTS

Disclosure is all information in the prosecutor’s possession or control that is relevant to the charge. This could include: police notes, witness statements, diagrams, and photographs.  This information is called “disclosure” and you must ask for it in order to get it. If you wish to obtain such disclosure and/or speak to the Prosecutor about pleading guilty to a lesser charge please contact the Office of the City Prosecutor by any of the means below:


By Mail:

Office of the City Prosecutor                                                 
Corporation of the City of North Bay                                     
North Bay City Hall, 5th Floor Legal Department
200 McIntyre Street East                                                      
North Bay, ON  P1B 8H8
Attention: Véronique Huber, Assistant to the City Prosecutor

 

By E-mail: Veronique.Huber@cityofnorthbay.ca

 

By Telephone: (705) 474-0626 ext. 2526

 

By Fax: (705) 495-8610

 

Online at: www.cityofnorthbay.ca/poadisclosures

 

 

SERVICE OF NOTICES OF MOTION & APPEAL ON PROSECUTOR

Notices of Motion and Appeal can be served on the Prosecutor by any of the following means:

 

By Mail:

Office of the City Prosecutor                                                 
Corporation of the City of North Bay                                     
North Bay City Hall, 5th Floor Legal Department
200 McIntyre Street East                                                      
North Bay, ON  P1B 8H8
Attention: Véronique Huber, Assistant to the City Prosecutor

 

By E-mail: Veronique.Huber@cityofnorthbay.ca

 

By Telephone: (705) 474-0626 ext. 2526

 

By Fax: (705) 495-8610

 

TICKET PAYMENTS

How to Pay:

 

Online: www.paytickets.ca

 

By Mail:
Visa, MasterCard, Cheque or Money Order along with ticket number to:
Provincial Offences Office
200 McIntyre St E
North Bay, ON P1B 8H8
*Cheque/money order to be made payable to the City of North Bay

 

By Phone: 705-474-0626 ext. 2146 or 2147 (Visa/MasterCard)

 

By Fax: (705) 495-8610

 

Online at: www.cityofnorthbay.ca/poadisclosures

 

 

SERVICE OF NOTICES OF MOTION & APPEAL ON PROSECUTOR

Notices of Motion and Appeal can be served on the Prosecutor by any of the following means:

 

By Mail:

Office of the City Prosecutor                                                 
Corporation of the City of North Bay                                     
North Bay City Hall, 5th Floor Legal Department
200 McIntyre Street East                                                      
North Bay, ON  P1B 8H8
Attention: Véronique Huber, Assistant to the City Prosecutor

 

By E-mail: Veronique.Huber@cityofnorthbay.ca

 

By Telephone: (705) 474-0626 ext. 2526

 

By Fax: (705) 495-8610

 

TICKET PAYMENTS

How to Pay:

 

Online: www.paytickets.ca

 

By Mail:
Visa, MasterCard, Cheque or Money Order along with ticket number to:
Provincial Offences Office
200 McIntyre St E
North Bay, ON P1B 8H8
*Cheque/money order to be made payable to the City of North Bay

 

By Phone: 705-474-0626 ext. 2146 or 2147 (Visa/MasterCard)

DISCLOSURE REQUESTS

Disclosure is all information in the prosecutor’s possession or control that is relevant to the charge. This could include: police notes, witness statements, diagrams, and photographs.  This information is called “disclosure” and you must ask for it in order to get it.

If you wish to obtain such disclosure and/or speak to the Prosecutor about pleading guilty to a lesser charge please contact the Office of the City Prosecutor by any of the means below:

By Mail:

Office of the City Prosecutor                                                 
Corporation of the City of North Bay                                     
North Bay City Hall, 5th Floor Legal Department
200 McIntyre Street East                                                      
North Bay, ON  P1B 8H8
Attention: Véronique Huber, Assistant to the City Prosecutor

By E-mail: Veronique.Huber@cityofnorthbay.ca

By Telephone: (705) 474-0626 ext. 2526

By Fax: (705) 495-8610

Online at: www.cityofnorthbay.ca/poadisclosures

 

SERVICE OF NOTICES OF MOTION & APPEAL ON PROSECUTOR

Notices of Motion and Appeal can be served on the Prosecutor by any of the following means:

By Mail:

Office of the City Prosecutor                                                 
Corporation of the City of North Bay                                     
North Bay City Hall, 5th Floor Legal Department
200 McIntyre Street East                                                      
North Bay, ON  P1B 8H8
Attention: Véronique Huber, Assistant to the City Prosecutor

By E-mail: Veronique.Huber@cityofnorthbay.ca

By Telephone: (705) 474-0626 ext. 2526

By Fax: (705) 495-8610

 

TICKET PAYMENTS

How to Pay:

Online
www.paytickets.ca

By Mail
Visa, MasterCard, Cheque or Money Order along with ticket number to:
Provincial Offences Office
200 McIntyre St E
North Bay, ON P1B 8H8
*Cheque/money order to be made payable to the City of North Bay

By Phone
Visa/MasterCard
705-474-0626 ext. 2146 or 2147

Application Submission:

During this time we ask that all submissions be submitted via dropping the application off in the drop box at City Hall OR through an appointment by calling the department at 705-474-0400 ext 2414. Appointments will be available Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 and will be restricted to one person visiting and to drop off documents only.  Application fees are required to be by cheque (no cash payments).

Public Meetings under the Planning Act:

City Council and the Committee of Adjustment are continuing to holding statutory public meetings under the Planning Act. Notice of these meetings will be given in the manner required under the Planning Act. More information on public meetings can be obtained by emailing zoning@cityofnorthbay.ca or calling 705-474-0400 x 2414.

Zoning Inquires:

During this time we ask at all inquiries be restricted to email (zoning@cityofnorthbay.ca) or phone (705-474-0400 x 2414).

Committee Meetings:

All Committee meetings, including the Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee (MAAC) and the Municipal Heritage Committee (MHC) are cancelled until further notice.

Site Inspections:

All entry into private residences has been suspended.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at:

Phone: 705-474-0400 ext 2414

Email:    zoning@cityofnorthbay.ca

The City’s Customer Service Centre will offer in-person services weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for tax/water payments, parking rental sales, burn permit purchases, and parking ticket payments.  Public access will be restricted to first-floor services only.  Access to residential rental housing, business, marriage and lottery licensing, as well as building plan submission and permit issuance will continue to be available by appointment.

In order to minimize line-ups, residents will be encouraged to continue to use online options or the drop box outside City hall when possible. Those who want to access services in person will see enhanced health and safety precautions including floor markings to support physical distancing requirements, and signage to help with traffic flow and maximum occupancy. Residents will be required to stay at home if they are sick, sanitize their hands, wear face coverings and practice physical distancing while inside the building.

Public Works and Parks facilities are closed to the public, except by appointment, until further notice.

We are asking residents seeking to attend to City-related business do so remotely when possible, online, by phone or through the mail, or delay any business that requires in-person interaction with City employees until a future date.

The City of North Bay will reopen Memorial Gardens on Aug. 4 with COVID-19 protocols in place to allow for ice rentals to businesses and organizations only.  This is part of a phased reopening of arenas that will involve ongoing monitoring and review in accordance with provincial COVID-19 restrictions. Opening dates for the Pete Palangio and West Ferris arenas have not yet been determined.

 

Operations and maintenance continues.

All entry into private residence has been suspended, impacting camera inspections, meter investigations and sewer rodding.

Staff will continue to respond to complaints and check the sanitary main for blockage, perform emergency water shut-off’s, and any other issue posing threat of property damage.

Water/Wastewater operations continue, including drinking water, wastewater collection and treatment, stormwater management, and emergency repair and response.

Water Payments can be made using personal online internet banking. Your ten (10) digit account number is required. Service charges may apply.

  • Example:
    • Payee: NorthBay Water
    • Account: 1234567890 (full 10 digits of your account #)

North Bay City Council’s and Committee Meetings, as well as those held under the planning will be conducted electronically through Zoom and broadcast live on City’s YouTube channel.

To ensure the health and safety of the public and in accordance with provincial restrictions on gatherings, Council Chambers will not be open for meetings. Council members will be participating remotely and will not be physically present.

Planning Committee meetings will be hosted via electronic participation only until the Emergency Declaration for COVID-19 is lifted.

Residents are able to stream live meetings via the City’s YouTube channel and can register to participate by contacting the City Clerk (as per circulated Planning Notices & the Guide below).

All meetings will begin at the time noted on the City’s Website.

Any written submissions received in advance of the meeting will be verbally read out during the meeting at the time an application is considered.

View the Public Meeting Electronic Participation and Troubleshooting Guide for details on registration, participation options and meeting conduct.

Residential curbside collection of garbage, recyclables, will continue. The hazardous waste depot and Merrick landfill site remains open.

The paint exchange area at the City’s Hazardous Waste Depot on Patton Street, however, is closed until further notice due to physical distancing requirements related to COVID-19. In addition, compost can be purchased at the Merrick Landfill, but is not available at the organic drop-off site on Patton Street. 

For the safety of our waste and Blue Box collection drivers, the City of North Bay asks that residents bag all garbage before placing in your receptacle. No loose garbage please. This is especially important if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Recycling collection will continue as usual, although we also ask that those with symptoms hang onto their recyclables until they are well and no longer contagious. 

Recyclables need to be placed in a Blue Box. Recyclables in bags will not be collected.

 

The North Bay Public Library is closed until further notice. For more details visit: https://library.cityofnorthbay.ca/

The Capitol Centre is close to visitors. All shows up to April 30th have been moved or cancelled. For more information visit: http://capitolcentre.org/

Recreational fires are now allowed within the City of North Bay provided that the regulations outlined in the Outdoor Burning Bylaw are adhered to.

This includes obtaining a permit and burning in a safe location while using an approved manufactured appliance. Permits from 2019 that have expired will be considered valid until June 26. After June 26, residents will require a 2020 permit.

 

The fee for a recreational burn permit is $26. Applications may be completed online at: 

https://secure.cityofnorthbay.ca/MyNorthBay/BurningPermits/Create

 

Non-cash payments can be made by:

 

  • Mail: The Corporation of the City of North Bay
      200 McIntyre Street East
             North Bay, ON P1B 8V6

 

  • Drop Box: To the left of the front doors of City Hall. Please make cheques payable to City of North Bay, enclosed in a sealed envelope.

 

  • Phone: 705-474-0400. Payments by credit card (Visa or Master Card).

If you are going to enjoy a fire, please remember physical distancing and fire safety rules, including:

  • Burning between 7:30 pm and 1:00 am
  • Have method to extinguish fire (water, etc)
  • Burning by competent adult only & always attended
  • Report out of control fires immediately
  • Be respectful of neighbours
  • Burn only clean dried wood or charcoal
  • Burn only if wind is less than 15 kilometers per hour
  • Do not burn during rain or fog
  • Do not burn grass, plastics, painted materials
  • Do not burn if you do not have signed permission from building/property owner