This has been a tumultuous time for local business and the city says it’s assembled a list of resources and a hot line for local businesses to call.

The hot line will be answered by a staff representative Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

The hotline number is 705-474-0626, extension 2417, or email

The mayor says the city recognizes the significant impact the pandemic is having on businesses and the city remains committed to helping local companies by providing information and resources that may assist.

As well, remote service protocols have been implemented to continue to support development and Development and Planning services like the Development Application Review Team remain operating.

(United Way)

United Way Centraide North East Ontario has established a Community Response Fund during the COVID-19 crisis.

The fund will provide emergency grants to local charitable organizations working to meet the basic needs of individuals disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

Donations to the Community Response Fund can be made at

(Nipissing Serenity Hospice)

Nipissing Serenity Hospice says they’re screening everyone coming into the facility.

They say a screening tool is posted next to both door buzzers at the entrance vestibule where the intercom system is.

All visitors will be screened prior to being buzzed in.

Once inside the building visitors will be directed to hang up their coats, complete hand washing and don personal protective equipment if indicated.
Officials ask for the donation of any unopened packages of gloves or masks.
Anyone with a fever, sore throat, cough or deemed high risk from the screen will not be permitted in the building.
Visitation is restricted to immediate family only and only two family members at a time.

Officials say call ahead.

Packages/mail not requiring a signature will be asked to be left in the foyer for staff to pick-up.


The Nipissing Serenity Hospice Hike for Hospice event has been postponed due to COVID-19.

It will be held later in the year.

Meantime, all planned tours, meetings or events nonessential to the care of residents have been cancelled or postponed. I

f a family is interested in a tour for an imminent admission, please have the hospital or the family contact Care Coordinator, Lindsay Campbell.


The Nipissing Serenity Hospice has received a generous donation.

The $30,000 donation comes from the Battigaglia family in memory of Vito Battigaglia.

(photo by Lunda Holmes BayToday)

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