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To view 2018 Election information please click here



To view Contact Information including Canine Control click here

To View Building Our Future Municipality of St.-Charles Strategic Plan click here

To view the St.-Charles Asset Management Plan click here 

To view the Municipality of St.-Charles Rural Recreation Assessment Click here  

 To view current Request for Proposals click here

To view current Committee of the Whole Agenda and minutes click here

To view current Regular Council Agenda and Minutes click here 

To view SDHU website in French & English click here

For information on the St.-Charles Fire Department Click here

For Information on Fire Permits Click Here

To view the 2016 Financial Statement Click here

To view the 2017 Approved Budget Click here

 To view the 2016 Municipal Budget Click here

To view the 2015 Municipal Budget Click here

 To view the 2015 Financial Information Return Click here

 To view the 2015 Financial Report  Click here   

 ***New*** OPP News click here/article/ontario-provincial-police-1367.asp

***NEW*** Workplace Health eNetwork Public Health/Santé publique http://www.stcharlesontario.ca/article/health-services-157.asp


Preparedness Day

Saturday 5 May 2018


9 AM – 2 PM

St Charles Fire Hall


Information to protect your rural property from fire


Emergency Preparedness Week

May 6th - 12th, 2018

Emergency preparedness starts with you.. be prepared

Click on the link to view how to stay informed and prepared: https://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/beprepared/beprepared.html


Service Ontario

April is Organ Donor Month

Organ and Tissue Donation Saves Lives

Le don d'organes et de tissus sauve des vie



Fish Fry at École St-Charles Borromée 



2018 Summer Job Opportunities click here to view job descriptions

click here to view any job postings with the Municipality of St.-Charles

The Municipality of St. Charles is currently looking to fill the position of Deputy Treasurer

 The Municipality of St.-Charles is currently looking to fill the position of Part-time/On-Call Custodian


To view the Ontario Age-Friendly Community Recognition Award click here


The award was presented by the Minister of Seniors Affiars, Dipika Damerla, to Mayor Paul Schoppmann, and St.-Charles Age-Friendly Advisory Committee Co-Chair Richard Lafleur

The Municipality of St.-Charles also wishes to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of members of the St.-Charles Age-Friendly Advisory Committee. Special thanks are extended to Co-Chairs Richard Lafleur and Gisèle Henderson, and members Michelle Belanger,

Rhonda McCauley, Marijan Mehes, Carolyn Thain and Joanne Violette.

The St. Charles Fire Department is requesting assistance

On Saturday March 31st, 2018 the Fire Department went out to West Arm in one of the trucks, the tarp covering the hose bed tore loose and it flew off the Fire Truck.

The tarp is 8 X 20 feet, black heavy-duty tarp, the tarp has Velcro around the perimeter.

If found please return at the St. Charles Fire Department located at 11 St. Joseph


Back Road Map Books Now Available


Maps also show crown land boundaries.






Letter to Taxpayers on Concerns of Security of Municipal Information Click here to view the letter.





St-Charles Big Bear Rally Saturday April 28th, 2018


Letter to residents of St. Charles click here for the letter from the Mayor



The Canadian Trigeminal Neuralgia Association is opening the first chapter North of Toronto

The Canadian Trigeminal Neuralgia Association is a network of support groups for anyone with trigeminal neuralgia or facial pain.

please click here for the article submitted in the Sudbury Star





Residents in the area have been receiving from CRA, please read the following to protect yourself from possible fraud click here



Now is a good time to apply to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)


Maintenant, C'est un bon moment pour faire demande à la Police Provinciale de L'Ontario (PPO)



Letter from Public Health Sudbury Districts-Fee increase for Part VIII - Ontario Building Code (Septic Systems) click here for letter





Marc Serré, MP announced today in a Press Release in the Municipality of St.-Charles to receive funding for infrastructure project. To view the Press Release click here

Marc Serré, MP Communiqué, la municipalité de St.-Charles recevra des fonds pour la mise sur pied d'une initiative a matière d'infrastructure cliquez ici





Have you moved or changed your mailing address? Please let us know.   

The Municipality of St.- Charles  recently sent out the interim tax bill for 2018.

If you are a property owner and did not receive your interim tax bill, please contact our office at 705-867- 2032 ext. 201 to confirm your new mailing address.


Thank you





Thinking about attending a meeting of Council or appearing as a delegation at a meeting?


What you should know:


The Municipality of St.-Charles has By-law Number 2007-59 (as amended) in effect “Being a By-law to govern the proceedings of the Municipal Council, the conduct of its members and the calling of meetings.


The public is encouraged to read this by-law, and in particular Schedules A, B and C before attending a meeting of Council to understand the procedures.

To Read the Procedural By-law Click Here



Letter Circulating in St. Charles please click here for announcement



Press Release Canada Summer Jobs 2018 english version

Communiqué Emplois d'été Canada 2018 version francais

Press Release: Canada 150 Pin Award Presentation - Richard Lafleur, St. Charles

 To view the Press release in French Click here

To view the Press release in English Click here




Letter from Ministry of Infrastructure

Re: Letter of Support of applications submitted by Union Energy Solution & Union Gas under the Natural Gas Grant Program

to expand access to natrual gas in our community.

The projects supported were not among those slected for funding.

To view letter click here



Transcendental Meditation

Monday 7-8:30pm Starting January 22 at 1 King St. Charles Craft Room

Click here to view flyer


 Community Drug Strategy

(((Drug Alert)))

To view Newsletter please click on link: /upload/documents/drug-alert-communtiy-drug-strategy.pdf

Heroin with Fentanyl click on link /upload/documents/cds_drug_alert_fentanyl_oct_26_2017.pdf







Girls Hockey Leagues:
Comments from Dan Dorval:

With 6 teams competing in the event, we brought almost 100 girls, plus their coaching staffs, referees and fans into your community on Saturday and Sunday. The event was a resounding success mostly due to the very accommodating nature of your rink stafft, composed of Dean and Marcel. Considering the weather for the previous 3 weeks, Dean provided us with good quality ice despite the heavy use over the two days. The food provided to our teams was once again top notch and it was great to see that many of the healthier choices were sold out on Saturday before 4pm. We are happy to bring this money into your community. I received a number of positive comments from people as far away as Sault Ste. Marie on what a great event this was and how special it was to bring these 6 teams of Northern Ontario girls into your small accommodating Northern Community.






Are you a full-time established business looking to take the next step with your e-business? Blue Sky Net's BEAM program can help! The BEAM program helps to alleviate the cost of developing or upgrading your e-business capabilities. For more information about the BEAM program and eligibility, please visit www.blueskynet.ca/BEAM.




Health Products Stewardship Association Municipality Information Website Updates

Through the OMRP, any member of the public can return unused or expired medications or health products directly back to the pharmacy. The OSCP offers members of the public an approved sharps container for medical sharps and needles, this container can be retrieved at your local pharmacy. 

Click below to view Public Notices




Public Notice

Effective September 1st, 2017


Dear members

Operations at the Fitness Centre have been suspended until further notice!


Sudbury & District Health Unit

Sewage Systems Information Click here for English

Réseaux d'Égout pour Francais



The most recent Community Engagement Progress Report for the ongoing development of health care services in the Sudbury East area.

Please Click here


Canada 150 funding Arena water project


We are pleased to share with you that the work at the Arena to improve the water supply has commenced.

The project will solve the water flow problems at the arena, that have affected many events such as Big Bear Rally, Family Hockey Tournament, Regular Hockey season.

The program will leave a meaningful and lasting legacy to Canada's 150th Anniversary!



Ombudsman Report

Investigation into the closed meeting held by the Municipality of St.-Charles on March 6, 2017

 Ontario Ombudsman Report click here





A Government of Canada investment of $9,000 will enable the Club d’Âge d’Or Alidor to transform its existing clubhouse into a safe and fully accessible community facility. Specifically, the funding will be used for interior upgrades, including to the plumbing, electrical and heating systems, to ensure the facility can meet the current and future needs of the community.

Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor, today announced this Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) funding.

“The Government of Canada’s Community Infrastructure Program is helping to rehabilitate existing community assets, such as Club d’Âge d’Or Alidor, to promote economic, community and cultural benefits in municipalities, First Nations and organizations across the country. Today’s announcement will ensure the residents of St. Charles have access to a modern and energy efficient community facility.”
– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor

“The funding announced today is an investment in the social and economic future of the Municipality of St. Charles. By supporting infrastructure upgrades to the Club d’Âge d’Or Alidor, our government is providing residents of all ages with access to a safe and environmentally friendly facility that will help make the community a better place to live, work, play and visit.”
– Marc Serré, MP for Nickel Belt

“We’re excited to partner with the Government of Canada through FedNor to move forward with vital infrastructure enhancements to the Club d’Âge d’Or Alidor. This facility is an important community asset that brings people together for economic, social and physical activities, while helping to promote a happy, healthy and active living in our community.”
– Richard Lafleur, President, Club d’Âge d’Or Alidor


Municipal Drainage Resources 


Municipal Drainage Map 

What is a Municipal Drain? 


OMAFRA Drainage Resources



2016 Municipality of St.-Charles Financial Statements

Click here to view 2016 Financial Statements


Municipal Notice

Please be advised burning permits are required year round in the Municipality of St.-Charles under By-law 2012-26. Small fires for cooking or warmth are exempt. Fires for any other purpose require a permit.

To view the by-law and fees Click Here




Municipality of St.-Charles

Age Friendly Action Plan 


Click image below to view








What you should know:

Whether you are a full time resident or a seasonal lake dweller, there are many ways of keeping up to date with municipal activities.


Events, information, council news and much more can be found by visiting our website at www.stcharlesontario.ca


Council meeting schedules, agendas, minutes and important documents such as by-laws, policies, can be found by visiting the civic web portal. Visit our website and click on the portal icon located in the top right corner of the page. Sign up for e-updates to receive notification
of meeting agendas and minutes by visiting: https://stcharles.civicweb.net/Portal/Subscribe.aspx



Mayor Paul Schoppmann – 705-867-2032 x 210 – mayor@stcharlesontario.ca

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Richard Lemieux – 705-867-0316 – rlemieux@stcharlesontario.ca

Councillor Phil Belanger – 705-867-0527 – pbelanger@stcharlesontario.ca

Councillor Jackie Lafleur – 705-867-0401 – jlafleur@stcharlesontario.ca

Councillor Monica Loftus – 705-618-5337 – jstankovich@stcharlesontario.ca


Committee of the Whole meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month.

Regular Meetings of Council are held the third Wednesday of the month. All meetings of Council are open to the public!


Please contact the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) at: www.mpac.ca

Or Toll Free 1 866 296-MPAC (6722) 


 Click Here to view printable copy


St.-Charles Tax and Financial Information 


Attached is the information presented at the 2017 Budget Information Meeting held on January 25th, 2017.


St.-Charles Budget Information 

Click Here to view 

Financial Indicators in Plain Language 

Click Here to view

St.-Charles Financial Indicators 

Click Here to view 

St.-Charles Financial Profile 

Click Here to view 


St.-Charles Comparative Tax Information 

Tax Information Click Here

User Fees Click Here

Reserves Click Here


Community Resources and Services



In an effort to improve the awareness of available services and to facilitate their coordination for families and children in the Sudbury East Area, The Sudbury East Service Providers Network has created a directory of Community Resources and Services.

Click Here to view the directory 


Provided by: Sudbury East Service Providers Network








 St.-Charles T-Shirts and Hooded Sweaters Now Available 






Contact the Municipal Office for more information or to place an order.





Message from:

Ontario Provincial Police

Police provinciale de l'Ontario

Noelville Cluster


Distracted Driving



Ontario has some of the stiffest penalties in Canada for drivers who choose to use their hand-held cell phones, other electronic communications / entertainment devices or engage in other activity that distracts them while driving. Multi-tasking has no place behind the wheel There are many forms of distracted driving that are illegal, dangerous and account for preventable deaths on Ontario roads every year. Talking on a cell phone, texting, reading a device screen, watching videos or movies, eating/drinking, personal grooming, adjusting the GPS/radio/CD player, playing extremely loud music and tending to kids in the back seat all qualify as distracted driving.


Even talking to passengers and driving while fatigued (mentally and/or physically) are considered forms of distracted driving.

Consequences of a distracted driving conviction include:


-      A fine of $400, plus a victim surcharge and court fee, for a total of

        $490 if settled out of court

-       A fine of up to $1,000 if you receive a summons or fight your ticket

-       Three demerit points on your driving record


You can also be charged with careless driving if you endanger others by being distracted behind the wheel, which includes using both hand-held and hands-free devices. If convicted, you will automatically receive:


 -          Six demerit points

 -          Fines up to $2,000 and/or

 -          A jail term of six months

 -          Up to two-year licence suspension


You can even be charged with dangerous driving (a criminal offence), with jail terms of up to five years.


Penalties for novice drivers if convicted of distracted driving, a novice driver (subject to the Graduated Licensing program) will be subject to escalating sanctions:


 -          The first occurrence will result in a 30-day licence suspension

 -          The second occurrence will result in 90-day licence suspension

 -          A licence cancellation and removal from the Graduated Licensing System for a third occurrence.

If you see a distracted driver who is endangering the lives of other road users, call 911 and report them to police.


For more information check out this interesting video on distracted driving on our YouTube<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O_PWgMugzE> channel.


For more information about Distracted Driving, visit the Ministry of Transportation Ontario website Distracted Driving in Ontario<http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/distracted-driving.shtml>.


Constable André Bisson

Ontario Provincial Police

Marine and Traffic Management

Warren Detachment






Blue Sky Net, along with other similar organizations throughout Northern Ontario have teamed up to create a broadband information portal called Connectednorth.ca. One important function of the site is to collect information about service levels from Northern Ontarians directly. This information is used to set priorities for service improvements and to provide funding agencies with real-time data.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!! In an ongoing effort to demonstrate the need for improved internet access we need to hear from those affected… That’s you!

Filling out our Internet Access Survey and conducting a Speed Test at Connectednorth.ca provides Blue Sky Net with valuable data to be used to show the demand for improved services in your area!

While you’re there please browse the site and all its valuable internet related information! 





Internet Service Questions?

We can answer them at www.connectednorth.ca

Many residents throughout rural Canada have limited access to affordable high speed internet. This is mainly because the investment needed to install and operate state of the art internet services is expensive, and there is uncertainty in rural markets’ ability to return that investment.

Over the past 3 years, Blue Sky Net in partnership with FedNor and area Internet Service Providers have created a visual database of all of Northern Ontario including the areas that lack sufficient High Speed access.

“Every ISP that operates in Northern Ontario has contributed coverage information to our BAIMAP Project” says Susan Church, Executive Director of Blue Sky Net of their ongoing Broadband mapping project. “It’s quite clear that there is a divide between the more urban communities and those that are more dispersed when it comes to access to higher capacity internet services. What we want to do now is determine the demand for service improvements.”

Blue Sky Net based in North Bay along with similar organizations in the Muskokas, Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay have created an online broadband information portal called Connectednorth.ca. One of the many features of the portal includes a high speed service availability checker where visitors can search their street address to see what ISP delivers connectivity to their cottage, home or office.

“We’ve been working in broadband development for over a decade now and we recognize that there is a constant trend to demand higher capacities and speeds and we have no reason to believe that this demand will stop. The ISPs we work with realize this but are challenged by the costs to bring these services to market. A real focal point of Connectednorth.ca is to not only provide visitors with useful service-related information, but we also need visitors to participate in building a better internet for Northerners.”

Connectednorth.ca hosts an internet speed test to measure how visitor’s internet service is performing, in real time. Test results (not personal information) will be captured and shared with those who can make a difference – Internet Service Providers.

Also, visitors are encouraged to take a short Internet Access Survey. The responses to this will be linked to speed test results to get a more complete picture of a visitor’s internet usage and their desire to obtain a better connection.

“It is a bit of an experiment” says Church.  “We’ve taken a cue from other campaigns that use crowd-sourced information to affect change. This is an opportunity for local residents to speak directly to the ISPs who can make investments based on these priorities.

For more, visit www.connectednorth.ca






Left to Right:

Mayor Paul Schoppmann, St. Charles
Mayor Claude Bouffard, French River
Provincial Constable André Bisson, OPP
Mayor Ginny Rook, Killarney
Acting Staff Sgt Donald Lawson, OPP
Councillor Ned Whynott, Markstay-Warren










Discover Policing 

 Also visit the Ontario Provincial Police section of our website by Clicking Here











For trail map information please contact: The French River Visitors Centre at

 (705) 857-1630 or

the Friends of Killarney Park website.

Visit us at www.mashkinonje.com

 Please see attached flyer










Come Visit Us !


The Municipality of St.-Charles would like to recognize and thank Emergency Management Ontario for their funding under the Joint Emergency Preparedness Program. This funding was used to prepare the Municipality of St.-Charles Emergency Response Plan as well as training Council and staff in the event of an Emergency.


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