News West Nipissing keeps municipally-controlled boat launches closed SHARE ON: Rocco Frangione, contributor, Friday, May. 17th, 2019 What the launch at Minnehaha Bay looked like during the spring flooding. (Drew Ferris, MyWestNipissingNow.com staff) The municipally-controlled boat launches in West Nipissing remain closed until further notice because they are not safe. The closure takes in all the launches under municipal control in Sturgeon Falls, Verner, Lavgne and Cache Bay. If you can get our boat in the water from another site, don’t go faster than nine kilometres an hour because the high water level will result in wakes that can damage shoreline homes.