NFN Businesses Approved to Operate

Audit Process in Place to Protect Community Safety

Essential businesses on Nipissing First Nation were allowed to reopen starting on April 22nd provided they meet all public health requirements and protect the safety of the community. To receive approval to reopen, all NFN businesses must follow a rigorous process, which is detailed at the bottom of this page.

Compliant Businesses Approved to Operate

Last updated May 25th

17 Hour Convenience
Click here for Hours of Operation
Pre-order by calling 705-491-2453
1 Jocko Point Road
Arrowhead Gas Bar & Convenience Store
Osprey Miikan
Carla’s Kitchen & Catering
Click here for Order & Pick Up details
225 Semo Road
Cheerful Charlie’s Cannabis Co.
Osprey Miikan
Chester’s Gas Bar
35 Beaucage Park Road
Dot’s Drive-Thru Cigarettes
821 Couchie Memorial Drive
Duchesnay Store
40 Goulais Crescent
Eagle’s Nest Gas Bar
2 Migizii Miikan
First North Enterprise
705-474-3000 Click here to visit their website
40 Goulais Crescent
George Carey, Financial Agent
2 Osprey Miikan, Highway 17W
Golden Harvest OrganicsUnder Construction
Green Medicine
705-474-1258Curbside, Drive-Thru & Delivery – Click here for details
120 Commanda Crescent
How Convenient Variety & Souvenirs
705-472-2226 – Click here for Hours of Operation
7 Nova Beaucage Road
Jocko Point Fish & Chips
(705) 493-2453 – Click here for details
1 Jocko Point Road
Joseph Kennedy Law Office
(705) 498-6555
53 Lawrance Lane
Kana Leaf, Recreational Cannabis Dispensary
705-474-2021Curbside pick-up & deliveries. Place orders at or visit them on Facebook.
2 Osprey Miikan
Ktigaaning Midwives
705-476-2229Click here to visit their website
40 Couchie Industrial Road
Miller Paving Ltd / Quarry / Waste
Click here for more details
70 Couchie Industrial Road
Necessities Gas Bar & Convenience
705-497-0631Click here for Hours of Operation
10 Couchie Industrial South
Northern Brick and Tile
705-472-4020Click here for Hours of Operation
41 Couchie Industrial Road
Northern Convenience
15 Veteran’s Lane
Nipissing First Nation – Miller General Partnership Inc.Duchesnay Creek Bridge Construction Project
Northshore Convenience
705-494-8215Click here for more details
31 Couchie Memorial Drive
Old Ideas Emporium
705-474-6468 Click here for more details
115 Little Lakes Road
Smoke ‘N’ PC’s
705-497-9339Click here for Hours of Operation
Couchie Industrial North
Supplies for the Soul
705-471-0472Online orders only – click here for details
132 Osprey Miikan – Suite 500
Tim’s Convenience
705-580-3023Click here for Hours of Operation
115 Semo Road
Tobacco Rd. Gifts & Variety
No contact information available
90 Veterans Lane
Up the Hill Variety
705-478-0934 Click here for details
3 Couchie Industrial Road
Yellek Self Storage
2 Osprey Miikan
Young Forestry Services
705-472-7400Click here to visit website
3 Maang Road

Businesses that have been inspected and passed all public health requirements are required to display the Audit Pass sign below in their storefront:

Businesses approved to reopen have satisfactorily met the following conditions:

  1. Submit a plan for review by NFN that demonstrates current COVID-19 public health measures are in place at all times during business operations, and until further notice.
  2. Undergo a site audit with NFN Health Services and Economic Development staff to validate that safety protocols are in place.
  3. Receive approval from Chief & Council on the recommendation to allow the business to reopen*.
  4. Post “Audit Pass” notice prominently in storefront for the public to view (see sample above).
  5. Comply with any new or revised public health measures for COVID-19.

* Businesses that require further public measures to be put in place will be offered assistance through NFN Health Services in partnership with NFN Economic Development.

Ongoing monitoring of the business operations will be in effect and any public complaints about non-compliance will be investigated.  Failure to maintain compliance with safe business practices will result in the business being required to close until it becomes compliant. 

Businesses may opt into this process at any time, or remain in closure. We also ask business owners to do their part to minimize traffic to the community and to help however they can to continue to keep the community safe.  The Anishinabek Police Service and NFN staff will be monitoring traffic in Garden Village and Duchesnay.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact:        

Michael Harney, Economic Development Manager
705-753-2050 ext. 1264  |  705-840-8296 (cell)


For more information about the decision to allow businesses to re-open on April 22, please read the Community Notice here.

For details about the mandated closure of on-reserve NFN storefront businesses from April 7-21, please read the Community Notice here.