Spring 2019 Flood Event

We have received calls from area residents asking about sandbag availability. 

Your first step is to contact your municipality.  Some municipalities are making sand and/or bags available for their residents. Some are providing sand, but not bags.  

NBMCA does not supply or provide sandbags; our role is natural hazard management including flood monitoring and forecasting.

The Canadian Armed Forces have a helpful video available on You Tube on how to build a sandbag wall.  

City of North Bay
The City of North Bay City is taking precautionary measures for flood prevention and property protection by once again making sand and sandbags available starting Tuesday, June 4 at Public Works Yard on Franklin St. and Champlain Park at the end of Premier Road. The stations will be open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.  The City is providing updates on its Facebook Page @cityofnorthbay and through news bulletins on its website.

Sand Bag Construction

Information on how to construct sandbag flood protection barriers may be found here on Quinte Conservation's website. 

North Bay/Mattawa Sandbag Suppliers

Below is a brief list of sandbag suppliers (in alphabetical order) that on Friday, April 26, 2019 indicated that they have sandbags available for purchase and are able to ship them to our area.   Given the flood emergencies in other regions of the province, supplies may be limited or run out.  We are not endorsing any of these suppliers or guaranteeing their supply; simply providing information which may assist the community.  Some sandbags may vary is size or quality.  

This is by no means a complete list of sandbag suppliers, and local hardware and supply stores may also have sandbags available. 

Burrows Country Store & Garden Store
Has empty sandbags, $1.29 each for up to 25, $1.19 each for up to 100, prices decrease the more you buy.
270 3rd Ave. W., North Bay

Ferris Home Hardware
Has empty sandbags, $0.75 each.
390 Lakeshore Dr., North Bay

Gateway Home Hardware
Has empty sandbags, $0.65 each.
1300 Algonquin Ave., North Bay

OCP Construction Supplies
Has empty sandbags, $0.75 each.
1704 Seymour St., North Bay

Wilson’s Builder Supplies
Carries sandbags but sold out until Friday, May 3, $0.65 each.
760 John St., Mattawa

Other Sandbag Suppliers

BTS Construction Services – 905-669-6473
BTS is selling sandbags and may be able to provide same day shipping.

Burtex – 416-745-2711
Burtex has sandbags available and has received orders from several municipalities in Ontario already.  The company is owned by Arthur Saunders, and they provided his cell phone number for after-hours or weekend orders at 416-315-2396.

Greely Sand & Gravel
Greely is able to ship unfilled sandbags to our area from Ottawa.

Gx Packaging – 519-686-1669 or 1-866-857-7143
Gx Packaging is selling sandbags and zip ties, typical delivery is 2 days but same day delivery is available for a fee.

Lloyd Bag Co. Ltd. – 1-800-549-2247
Lloyd Bag Company is currently our of the woven polyethylene sandbags but is currently selling a burlap sandbag as a replacement.

Polytarp Products – 1-800-606-2231
Polytarp Products has polyethylene non-woven sandbags available, and can ship to our area next business day.

Porcupine Canvas – 1-800-461-1045
Porcupine Canvas is able to ship sandbags within a couple of days depending on availability.

Sandbag Warehouse – 1-204-734-8221
Sandbag Warehouse is able to ship sandbags within 24 hours depending on availability.                                                                                                                                             

Uline – 1-800-295-5510
Uline is able to ship sandbags of various colours and sizes (unfilled only).