The Health Unit’s website says  there are no confirmed cases in our district.

Meantime, BayToday reports Powassan is expected to cancel this year’s Maple Syrup Festival. The move still needs Council approval, although the next meeting on April 7th expected to be cancelled. Check out for the full story.

As of 5 p.m. today all City-operated arenas, including the Memorial Gardens, West Ferris and Pete Palangio facilities, will close.

North Bay Transit will begin operating according to its summer schedule as of Tuesday morning.

This adjustment is being made based on demand in light of the suspension of classes at schools and our local post-secondary institutions.

All routes will continue to operate.

The City encourages the use of online and telephone services.

Residents visiting City Hall and other municipal facilities that remain open are asked to follow the recommendations of public health officials regarding social distancing, safe handwashing and hygiene.


Effective tonight at 8:00 p.m. visitors to the North Bay Regional Health Centre will no longer be permitted access unless under exceptional circumstances as approved by the manage of the respective department or unit.

Any visitors that need to be here under exceptional circumstances must be 18 years or older and pass the screening at our Emergency Department entrance.

Visitors could be turned away at the unit level if they do not meet the criteria for exceptional circumstances.

Patients attending our Emergency Department may bring a maximum of one adult support person.

NBRHC has no positive cases of COVID-19 at our hospital.

Call the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit at 1-800-563-2808 extension 5229 to speak to public health nurse, or call your health care provide if you suspect COVID-19 exposure.


An update involving the North Bay YMCA. All services are closed as of noon today (Mon, March 16th) including the Health, Fitness & Aquatics Centres. On the weekend, the YMCA cancelled all land-based programming like group fitness classes, gymnastics and youth programming along with swimming classes. They also announced all of their child care centre are closed and March Break camps are cancelled.

(Cap Centre)

The Capitol Centre has announced that to protect the health of their patrons, all shows and events scheduled until April 30th will be postponed or cancelled. Pre-sold tickets remain valid for new show dates. Box Office staff will contact all ticket holders of shows affected.

The following Capitol Centre movies are cancelled

Free Family Movie: Playing with Fire (originally scheduled Mar18)
Throwback Thursday: The NeverEnding Story (originally scheduled Mar 19)
Sunday Cinema: Little Women (originally scheduled Mar 22)
Free Family Movie: Wonder Park (originally scheduled March 29)

The following live performance events are now postponed or cancelled:

Thane Dunn’s Elvis the Comeback King – postponed til May 30th
Capitol Centre’s Annual Children’s Festival – postponed til July 25, 26
The New Shanghai Circus – postponed, new date TBA
Snowed in Comedy Tour – postponed, new date TBA
Spring Sing – postponed, new date TBA
NB Symphony Orchestra, Brilliant Beethoven – cancelled
The Man in Black – postponed, new date TBA
The Just for Laughs Roadshow Tour – postponed til April 2021 (more info TBA).

Ticketholders of all Capitol Centre shows affected will be contacted by Box Office staff.

All ticketholders of the North Bay Symphony-Brilliant Beethoven show will be contacted by representatives from the North Bay Symphony.
Additionally, there are no planned public art exhibitions at the WKP Kennedy Gallery until May 1st.

(NB Museum)

As a precaution, the North Bay Museum will be closed until at least April 5th, as part of the effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Staff will be available to answer inquiries by phone or email.

(curling club)

The North Bay Granite Curling Club say they are closed for the season. This includes their facilities, programs, leagues and events.

(West Nipissing)

The Community and Recreation Centre and the Sturgeon River House Museum will be closed to the public until April 6. This includes all municipal arenas, pool and the fitness centres.

West Nipissing is taking additional measures to reduce the risk of exposure of COVID-19.

Please be advised that tax due dates have been postponed to April 24 and May 22, 2020, to reduce non-essential visits to the Municipal Office.

No penalties will be applied.

Note that no change will apply to residents that are registered for preauthorized payments.

the Municipal Office is limiting all in-person appointments for non-essential matters. Residents are encouraged to communicate with the Municipal Office by telephone at 705.753.2250 or by email at


All travel stores within the CAA North & East club are closed. That includes a store in North Bay.


One Kids Place has announced ALL one-on-one sessions (home, community and centre-based) have been cancelled.

(Les Compagnons)

Les Compagnons has announced that all activities and rentals are cancelled, with the building closed from today (Mon, March 16th) until April 5th. Updates will be announced on their Facebook page.


North Bay Battalion headquarters has been closed to the public.

The District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board is taking several measures in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Only essential core services will continue including the issuing of social assistance payments.

Payments will not be disrupted but recipients are encouraged to set up direct bank deposit if they haven’t already done so.

Please call the DNSSAB office if you require assistance.
All inquiries and applications are encouraged to be made by phone.
Social Housing properties will continue to be maintained and health and safety issues will be addressed.
Services that will NOT be available for the time-being include Most child care centres have been temporarily closed and all EarlyOn programs are temporarily closed, Face to face meetings will not be held. The Career Hub located at City Hall will be closed and All in-person workshops and training will be postponed.


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