Champlain Motel ruled uninhabitable, 10 to 12 people displaced

As many as a dozen people in West Nipissing have been displaced after municipal officials ordered the Champlain Motel be vacated.

Jay Barbeau, West Nipissing’s chief administrative officer, said the building was order vacated due to its condition after officials conducted an onsite investigation Wednesday.

He said social services agencies, including Low Income People Involvement of Nipissing (LIPI), the District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board and Salvation Army, were contacted in advance to ensure residents of the motel would have alternate accommodations.

Barbeau said a bus and empty cargo trailer also were onsite Wednesday to provide transportation for the residents and allow for the disposal any clothing, furniture or other materials. He said there were 10 to 12 people living in the Front Street building in Sturgeon Falls.

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