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Mattawa Island Conservation Area and Beach now open

Social gatherings of more than five people on the beaches and in the conservation areas remain prohibited 
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Mattawa Island Conservation Area and its beach are now open.

The North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority says, however, the washroom as well as the tennis, basketball and volleyball courts remain closed.

All of NBMCA’s conservation areas are now open for passive use with two COVID-19 safety restrictions: 

  • Anyone using the beaches and trails must maintain a physical distance of at least two metres (six ft) from any other person other than those with whom they live
  • Social gatherings of more than five people on the beaches and in the conservation areas remain prohibited 

NBMCA opened the beaches at Elks Beach Conservation Area on Trout Lake, off Hwy 17 and Eva Wardlaw Conservation Areas, on Lake Nipissing off Lakeshore Dr. North Bay, Friday. 

The boat launches at Papineau Lake Conservation Area east of Mattawa and on Lake Nipissing at Chippewa Creek are open as well. 

Washrooms at all conservation areas remain closed.




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