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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Spring Clean Up Postponed

We wish to inform our residents that due to the Covid-19 Pandemic our Spring Clean Up has been postponed until further notice, below is the correspondence received from our contractor Containerized Sanitation: We feel it is necessary to postpone all spring clean ups until the current Covid 19 pandemic situation improves.  Regular household waste collection is considered essential but spring clean up is not essential and can be postponed until the pandemic is over.  This will help to ensure the health and safety of both the general public, our team and the additional staff that we hire to assist us during the clean up season.   Clean up season will be rescheduled at a later date. If homeowners feel they would like to dispose of any items immediately, at this time our drop off area remains available at 253 Carolina Avenue, Wednesday to Saturday 8:00am through 3:00pm.  Please note charges are based of the weight of items being disposed and fees are collected immediately upon drop off, by cash only.   We appreciate your understanding during this unprecedented time and if you have any questions, please let us know. 


 


Updated: Wednesday, April 8, 2020   8:47 am NFLD



Main Street Road Damage

We wish to advise our residents that the Department of Works and Transportation (Steel Mountain Depot) has been notified about the condition of Main Street more particularly the area just beyond the Pharmacy.  The Depot will be making the necessary repairs with the work expected to be completed within the next few days.  We ask our residents to be extremely careful when driving/walking in this area.

Updated: Tuesday, April 7, 2020   3:21 pm NFLD



Regular Public Council Meeting April 2020

We wish to inform our residents and the public that the Regular Public Council Meeting of April 6th, 2020 is temporarily postponed, upon the advise of the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment due to COVID-19 and the requirements of social distancing. "Municipal legislation requires that local governments hold a minimum number of meetings and also requires that the public be able to attend these meetings. While there are no legislative provisions that would permit the cancellation of such meetings, we recommend that public council meetings be temporarily postponed. Government is working on a solution to adjust legislative timelines and intends to address this in the very near future." Once a date has been set for the Public meeting it will be advertised on this website.  In the meantime, we ask that everyone continues to follow the advise of Government & Health Officials ensuring social distancing - helping to flatten the curve.

Updated: Friday, April 3, 2020   8:59 am NFLD



St. George's Transfer Station Closed to Residential Drop Off

We wish to advise our residents that we have received the following correspondence from Western Regional Waste Management.
 
Good Day,    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, WRWM wishes to advise the general public that all transfer stations (Long Range, Burgeo, Bay St. George, Hampton, South West Coast, and Wild Cove) will be closed to residential drop off until further notice.  Commercial/Municipal waste collection received from curb side will not be affected by today’s announcement.    Thank You, Western Regional Waste Management  
Western Regional Waste Management 14 Main Street, Suite 203, Corner Brook, A2H 1B8 Unsubscribe - Unsubscribe Preferences

Updated: Wednesday, April 1, 2020   3:22 pm NFLD



Look Out for Your Neighbours

In this time of unprecedented circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage our community to reach out to your neighbours, this can be achieved through a simple phone call.  We have many individuals young and elderly alike who maybe feeling alone & vulnerable in our community and are unsure of who to turn too for help.  If you have a neighbour that lives close to you, check on them so they know that their not alone.   This does not mean ignoring social distancing that is required for everyone's safety, we're simply asking you to make a call, do a check, be a good neighbour.  Please call the Town Office at 647-3283 if you have any concerns that we maybe able to help with.

Updated: Wednesday, April 1, 2020   2:05 pm NFLD



Proclamation - Miles for Smiles Foundation

I, Mayor Danny Conway do hereby proclaim the month of April 2020 as Child Abuse Prevention Month in St. George's, NL and I further call upon communities and individual citizens to participate in efforts to strengthen families, protect children and prevent child abuse and neglect.

Updated: Wednesday, April 1, 2020   9:11 am NFLD



Update - Town of St. George's

The Town of St. George’s would like to reassure our residents that our employees continue to provide public work during this time of uncertainty due to the spread of COVID-19.  At this juncture to keep our employees safe, it is a best practice to close our doors completely to the public. Therefore, effectively immediately our office at 195 Main Street is closed until further notice.  Emergency contact number for the Town of St. George’s is 649-8663. Taxation payments can be made in a variety of ways: Email transfers to the following email address:  townofstgeorges@nf.aibn.com Online Banking with Leading Edge Credit Union:  Search Payee: ST GEORGES, TOWN – TAXES (you will need your account number which can be found on your invoice that was mailed to you January 2020 or call 649-8663) Mail by Cheque/Money Order: P.O. Box 250 St. George’s, NL A0N 1Z0 Due to these extraordinary circumstances we have extended the taxation payment deadline to April 30th, 2020. The following measures should be taken by everyone: If you are experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms, please call:  811 If you’ve been out of the Country/Province in the last 14 days please follow public health recommendations for mandatory self-isolation. Remain home if you’ve been in direct contact with someone whose travelled outside of the Country/Province in the last 14 days.   The NL Government provides extensive information on COVID-19 at www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19 .   We will continue to share information as it becomes available on this website as well as our Facebook Page.   We are now faced with circumstances that we have never encountered, but we will do our best to ensure the safety and well being of our community through this global pandemic. We will continue to follow the advice, instruction and best practices of our Federal/Provincial Governments and Health authorities.  Please follow it as well and Stay Safe.  

Updated: Thursday, March 26, 2020   10:32 am NFLD



Self Isolation - Important Notice

We wish to remind our residents and the public that our Province is under a Special Measures Order made pursuant to Section 28 of the Public Health Protection and Promotion Act,  paragraph seven states the following: 7. All individuals arriving in Newfoundland and Labrador from outside the province must self-isolate for 14 days, including those individuals arriving from other provinces and territories in Canada. Please see: gov.nl.ca/covid-19 for detailed information on self-isolation. It is essential for the health and well being of our Community and our Province to follow the Order as prescribed above.  There is a public report form that can be completed by following this link - https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/public-report-form/  if you know of individuals not self-isolating on their return to NL. The following links provide essential information on self-isolation: https://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/publichealth/cdc/coronavirus/healthcareprofessionals/factsheet-covid-19-how-to-self-isolate.pdf https://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/publichealth/cdc/coronavirus/healthcareprofessionals/factsheet-covid-19-guide-isolation-caregivers.pdf

Updated: Tuesday, March 24, 2020   2:13 pm NFLD



Important Message

Wipes are NEVER flushable! With the increasing use of disinfectant wipes as we focus on limiting the spread of COVID-19, we would like to remind you not to flush wipes, paper towels, or napkins down the toilet, as it can cause issues with both private septic systems and municipal waste systems.

Updated: Tuesday, March 24, 2020   8:40 am NFLD



Blood Collection Services Information - Western Health

Appointments for Blood Collection Services   (Corner Brook, NL: March 20, 2020) Western Health is implementing an appointment based service for blood collection.   Individuals who require blood work for chemotherapy, transplant, and INR monitoring can call for an appointment. These individuals must provide the following information when booking appointments: name, MCP, telephone number, physician name. Patients will be screened for COVID-19.   Appointments for outpatient emergency bloodwork will be arranged through physicians’ or nurse practitioners’ offices.   Appointments can be made between Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the following locations:   Corner Brook, Deer Lake and surrounding area, 709-634-0609 Bonne Bay Health Centre, 709 458-2211, ext. 200  Calder Health Centre, 709 886-3350 ext. 4130       Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre, 709 695-4564 Rufus Guinchard Health Centre, 709 861-3139 ext. 4210 Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital, 709 643-5111 ext. 7246      

Updated: Monday, March 23, 2020   8:40 am NFLD



Special Meeting

There will be a Special Meeting of Council on Monday March 23, 2020 at 3:30 pm, the agenda is published below: AGENDA Special Meeting of Council 23 March, 2020 @ 3:30 pm   1.  Covid-19 Council Update 2.  Approval Townsuite Cloud Based Services Due to Covid-19 the Town Office is closed to walk-in traffic as this is considered a best practice, the meeting will be live streamed from the Town of St. George's Facebook Page.

Updated: Sunday, March 22, 2020   11:02 am NFLD



St. George's Medical Clinic Update

We wish to inform our residents that we have been advised by Western Health that the St. George's Clinic does not currently have a Nurse Practitioner in Clinic, however it is expected that the Clinic will be staffed by April 8th, 2020.  Urgent follow up care is being referred to a local doctor.  As more information is made available we will ensure that it is passed to our residents.

Updated: Thursday, March 19, 2020   2:33 pm NFLD



Shout Out

Sending a huge shout out to the St. George's Stadium and Special Events Committee for all of their hard work this past weekend at the stadium during the St. Paddy's Day Tournament.  To Lisa White, Stanley Harper, Theresa Chubb, Linda Harper and all who volunteered to make this past weekend a success, we commend your efforts.  We would be remiss if we did not mention the persons responsible for setting up and running the tournament, so many thanks are extended to Reggie Colombe, Gerard Carroll and Stefan Young!  It was a privilege to see our community come together to raise funds for Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium.  Again heartfelt thanks are extended to each and everyone of the amazing volunteers!!

Updated: Tuesday, March 17, 2020   4:18 pm NFLD



Update Town of St. George's

The Town of St. George’s would like to reassure our residents that we are ready in the face of uncertainty due to the spread of Covid-19 (Corona Virus).  It is vitally important that as a Municipal Council that we do our part to protect our Employees and the Community.  Therefore, we are closing all municipal venues (Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium, St. George’s Fire Hall, St. George’s Library and the Town Office) to public gatherings until further notice.  This is not just a big city concern, Covid-19 is showing up in rural communities and we must all work together to prevent the spread (flatten the curve).   We encourage our residents to practice social distancing, as well as self-isolating if they have been travelling out of the country.  We assure everyone that we have a comprehensive Emergency Plan with the Town of Stephenville & Associated Bay St. George’s Communities.  We have coordinated with our local Medical Office, Pharmacy, Credit Union, and Shops (Chubb’s Convenience & Central Service Station) as to their plan to provide services should a need arise under a State of Emergency situation. In an effort, to keep our employees protected we ask that you call or email the office instead of making an in person visit, if it’s a necessity to have an in office visit it will be by appointment only, the office will be closed to walk ins effective March 18th, 2020 until notified otherwise.  If you are concerned about making taxation payments we accept email bank transfers to townofstgeorges@nf.aibn.com, or if your with the Leading Edge Credit Union you can easily set up a payment in your online banking all you need is your account number which is located on the invoice we sent you in January, or you can call the office at 647-3283 and it will be provided to you.  Cheques are also accepted and can be mailed to P.O. Box 250 St. George’s, NL A0N 1Z0.  For our customers convenience we have extended the deadline for taxation payments to April 30th, 2020. The following measures should be taken by everyone: If you are experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms, please call:  811 If you’ve been out of the Country/Province in the last 14 days please follow public health recommendations for self-isolation. Remain home if you’ve been in direct contact with someone whose travelled outside of the Country/Province in the last 14 days. As more information becomes available it will be shared on our website as well as social media sites.  The NL Government has information on Covid-19 at  www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19 which provides extensive information. We are faced with circumstances that we have never encountered, but we will do our best to ensure the safety and well being of our community through this global pandemic with best practices. On Behalf Of: Mayor Conway, Deputy-Mayor Messervey, Councillors and Staff  

Updated: Tuesday, March 17, 2020   2:17 pm NFLD



Rec Plex Closure

We wish to advise our residents and the public that Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium closed effective 15 March, 2020.  All activites have been suspended in light of the Covid-19 virus which includes League Bowling, General Bowling and all other bookings.  During these uncertain times of potential spread of this virus the Town will work diligently to keep our residents, visitors and staff safe.  We appreciate your understanding in this matter and will advise when the complex re-opens.

Updated: Tuesday, March 17, 2020   9:16 am NFLD



Office Closure - Statutory Holiday

We wish to advise our residents and the public, that are office will be closed on Monday, March 16th, 2020.  

Updated: Thursday, March 12, 2020   3:52 pm NFLD



Restaurant Menu - Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium

We wish to advise our residents, the public and patrons of Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium that the Restaurant will be open this weekend for the St. Paddy's Day Tournament.  Opening times will be 6:00 pm on March 13th and 10:00 am on March 14th.  Bar services will also be available.  A special permit for a designated smoking area outside has been granted for both days between the hours of 8:00 pm to closing we ask that everyone respect this permit.  Please see menu to your left.

Updated: Thursday, March 12, 2020   11:07 am NFLD



Official Instagram Account

Please follow the Town of St. George's on its official INSTAGRAM account @ tosg1

Updated: Thursday, March 12, 2020   10:03 am NFLD



Reminder - Family Free Skate Leading Edge Credit Union

We wish to advise our patrons of Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium that the last Family Free Skate sponsored by the Leading Edge Credit Union will be tonight March 11th, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  Please come out and enjoy this skate!!

Updated: Wednesday, March 11, 2020   3:07 pm NFLD



St. Paddy's Hockey Tournament 2020

A St. Paddy's Day Tournament will be held at Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium on 13 & 14 March, 2020.  The schedule is posted to your left. Restaurant and Bar services will be available in the Lounge.  It will be an enjoyable weekend, please make plans to come out and enjoy the hockey and available services.

Updated: Wednesday, March 11, 2020   11:32 am NFLD



Meeting - Stadium and Special Events Committee

We wish to advise that there will be a meeting tonight March 9th, 2020 @ 7:00 pm for the Stadium and Special Events Committee at the Fire Hall, everyone interested is welcome to attend.

Updated: Monday, March 9, 2020   11:48 am NFLD



Proclamation - Nutrition Month

     


Town of St. George's Newfoundland and Labrador

   

Dietitians of Canada NUTRITION MONTH
More than food: How you eat is important too!

MARCH 2020 WHEREAS - The goal of Nutrition Month is to encourage all Canadians to eat well;

AND WHEREAS - Dietitians are a trusted source of credible nutrition information and are launching a campaign to 
help consumers make healthier food choices and engage in healthy behaviours, like eating with 
others;

AND WHEREAS - Canadians are interested in healthy eating and want information to help them achieve this goal - 
dietitians offer nutrition resources on the Dietitians of Canada website - www.unlockfood.ca

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mayor Danny Conway of the Town of St. George's, Newfoundland and Labrador, DO 

HEREBY PROCLAIM the month of March 2020, NUTRITION MONTH in the Town of St. George's, Newfoundland 
and Labrador.

Danny Conway, Mayor Town of St. George's Newfoundland and Labrador

Updated: Friday, March 6, 2020   2:41 pm NFLD



Proclamation

National Lymphedema  Awareness Day March 6, 2020
Whereas, lymphedema is a chronic and debilitating disease, characterized by an accumulation of 
lymphatic fluid that causes swelling of the arms, legs or other areas of the body;

Whereas, patients with lymphedema may struggle with pain and swelling and may experience financial 
and psychological strains due to the difficulties of managing their disease;

Whereas, while there are cases of pr imary  lymphedema that areinherited, most cases are secondary 
that developedas a result of trauma, infection, surgery, radiation therapy or removal of lymph 
nodes;

Whereas, the  removal of lymph nodes and radiation therapy are typical in cancer treatment, leaving 
some cancer survivors predisposed to lymphedema;

Whereas, research about lymphedemahas continued to grow, ensuring the best pract icesare available 
for patient  care;

Whereas, lymphedema affects many people in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador;

Whereas, the Lymphedema Association of Newfoundland and Labrador is a registered charity, dedicated 
to ensuring all lymphedema patients have access to  information, support and treatment;

Whereas, March 6 of each year is interna t ionally recognized as Lymphedema Awareness Day to raise 
awareness about this disease and the  t reat ment opt ions available;

Therefore, I, Mayor Daniel Conway of the Town of St. George's do hereby proclaim March 6, 2020 be 
observed as Lymphedema Awareness Day in St. George's, Newfo undland and Labrador .

                                                     

Daniel Conway            
Mayo r


Updated: Friday, March 6, 2020   2:12 pm NFLD



Schedule - Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium

Please see schedule to your left for the week of 08 - 14 March, 2020 for Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium.

Updated: Friday, March 6, 2020   11:30 am NFLD



Update - Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium

WE WISH TO ADVISE OUR USERS AND THE PUBLIC THAT SIKI BENNETT MEMORIAL STADIUM ICE ARENA
WILL BE CLOSING ON THE EVENING OF MARCH 15TH, 2020.


WE WISH TO THANK EVERYONE WHO MAINTAINED ICE BOOKINGS THROUGHOUT THE SEASON AND THOSE WHO ATTENDED 
THE LECU FREE FAMILY SKATES AND GENERAL/ADULT SKATES.


A REC HOCKEY TOURNAMENT IS PLANNED FOR 13 & 14 MARCH 2020.  USERS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF ANY 
CANCELLATIONS TO REGULAR BOOKINGS FOR THESE DAYS.


BOTH LEAGUE & GENERAL BOWLING WILL BE SCHEDULED UNTIL END APRIL 2020!


LASTLY MUCH GRATITUDE IS EXTENDED TO THE ST. GEORGE’S STADIUM AND SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE YOUR 
EFFORTS ARE TRULY APPRECIATED!

 

Updated: Friday, March 6, 2020   10:13 am NFLD



Agenda

There will be a Special (Privileged) Meeting of Council on March 5th, 2020 at 3:30 pm, the Agenda has been posted under the Municipality Tab - Minutes.

Updated: Wednesday, March 4, 2020   2:49 pm NFLD



Boil Water Advisory Lifted

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the Town wide Boil Water Advisory is lifted effective immediately.

Updated: Wednesday, March 4, 2020   11:23 am NFLD



Agenda

An updated Agenda has been published for the next regular Council Meeting which will be held on March 2nd, 2020 at 7:00 pm.  The Agenda can be found under the Municipality Tab - Minutes.

Updated: Friday, February 28, 2020   10:31 am NFLD



Use Caution

We wish to advise our residents and the public that we've received a number of calls regarding the speed that some snowmobilers are travelling at in Town, especially at roadway cross sections such as Station Road near the former Adventures X building.  There are many children that play in that area along with several other areas in Town, snowmobilers failing to stop at posted STOP SIGNS on the Trailway are disregarding the safety of our children, vehicle drivers, pedestrians and other snowmobilers who abide by the necessary rules and regulations for the safety of all.  This matter has been passed along to the Bay St. George RCMP Detachment.

Updated: Friday, February 28, 2020   9:20 am NFLD



St. George's Stadium & Special Events Committee

The Stadium and Special Events Committee, Will be a hosting a Merchandise Bingo at the Parish Hall in St.George's, Sunday March 1, at 2:00 p.m. Hope to see you all there ­čśŐ

Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2020   3:56 pm NFLD



Birthday Wishes

Wishing Deputy Mayor Tanya Messervey a very Happy Birthday, we hope you have an amazing day!

Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2020   3:47 pm NFLD



Tuesday Evening League Bowling - Cancelled

We wish to advise our Tuesday night league bowlers, that due to the Town Water Outage, bowling is cancelled for this Tuesday night the 25th of February, 2020.

Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2020   3:52 pm NFLD



Community Garden Meeting

There will be a meeting for the Community Garden taking place on 26 February 2020, 6:00 pm at the Fire Hall for anyone wishing to attend.  Orignally posted at 7:00 pm however the correct timing is from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2020   3:36 pm NFLD



Water Outage Notification - Boil Water Advisory

We wish to advise our residents and the public that there will be a complete water outage for all areas of Town commencing at 8:00 am on 25 February, 2020.  The water outage is expected to last a minimum of 8 to 12 hours.  Once the water is returned to service, the Town will be on a Boil Water Advisory where water Consumers are advised to bring water that you might ingest to a rigorous rolling boil for one (1) minute.

Water Outage - Notification

We wish to advise our residents and the public that on Tuesday February 25th, 2020 there will be a complete water outage for all areas of Town to conduct a necessary water repair.  We anticipate that the water will be off for a minimum of 8 to 12 hours starting at 8:00 am, but will keep residents up to date throughout the day.  The Town will send out periodic notifications throughout the next few days regarding the water outage.  

Updated: Monday, February 24, 2020   11:12 am NFLD



Power Outage

We wish to notify our residents in Shallop Cove that Newfoundland Power just informed us that there will be an emergency power outage this afternoon from approximately 1:30 to 3:00 pm as they have to repair a line that a tree has fallen on.  They regret any inconvenience caused.

Updated: Friday, February 21, 2020   1:40 pm NFLD



Snow Clearing Procedures

This is a friendly reminder - In accordance with our Snow Clearing Procedures which can be found as a PDF document at the bottom of this page - Residents are asked not to shovel, plow or cause to be shoveled or plowed any residue snow from a driveway, parking lot or adjoining property unto any roadway/sidewalk within the Municipal Boundaries of the Town of St. George's. At anytime during a snow storm and for the twelve hours thereafter residents are asked not to park an unattended vehicle on any street within the Town that would hinder snow clearing operations. We thank our residents for their cooperation in this matter.  

Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2020   10:34 am NFLD



Heritage Week Proclamation

Please see Heritage Day/Week Proclamation to you left.

Updated: Monday, February 17, 2020   3:51 pm NFLD



Thank You - Note of Appreciation

The Town of St. George’s offers sincere and heartfelt thanks to the volunteers who organized the Winter Carnival for our residents and the public.  A huge shout out to Lisa White, Stanley & Linda Harper and Theresa Chubb for organizing the Committee.  To all who volunteered, participated, hosted an event or donated we send our appreciation. The Heart of a Volunteer is not measured in size but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others!                  

Updated: Monday, February 17, 2020   2:39 pm NFLD



Public Meeting- St. George's Stadium & Special Events Committee

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the St. George’s Stadium and Special Events Committee will be having a public meeting tonight Monday, February 17th, 2020 at 7:00p.m. This meeting will take place at the Fire Hall and all are welcomed.

Updated: Monday, February 17, 2020   2:37 pm NFLD



Ice Schedule - Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium

Please find to your left the Ice Schedule for Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium week of 16 to 22 February 2020.  Just a reminder there is a free skate every Saturday afternoon at 3:30 sponsored by the Leading Edge Credit Union.  This Sunday February 16th at 4:45 pm the Town is sponsoring a free skate and bowling for the Winter Carnival.

Updated: Friday, February 14, 2020   8:17 pm NFLD



Ice Schedule - Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium - Reminder

Please find to your left the Ice Schedule for Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium week of 09 to 15 February, 2020.  February 13th to 16th is also Winter Carnival with many fun activities planned throughout the Town see flyer below.

Updated: Friday, February 14, 2020   8:03 pm NFLD



St. George's Winter Carnival

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the St. George's Stadium and Special Events Committee will be hosting a Winter Carnival from 13 to 16 February, 2020.  All information relating to the carnival can be found in the flyer to your left.  There are many fun activities planned so please come out and support Winter Carnival:

Updated: Wednesday, February 5, 2020   2:13 pm NFLD



Ice Schedule - Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium

Please see to your left the Ice Schedule for week of 02 to 08 February, 2020.

Updated: Friday, January 31, 2020   1:46 pm NFLD



Agenda

The Agenda for the Regular Council Meeting of February 3rd, 2020 at 7:00 pm has been published under the Municipality Tab - Minutes.

Updated: Friday, January 31, 2020   1:39 pm NFLD



Ban on Retail Plastic Bag

Ban on retail plastic bag in NL comes into effect in July 2020

Municipal Affairs and Environment
January 29, 2020

  The Provincial Government is enacting a provincial ban on the distribution of retail plastic bags with the relevant regulations to come into force on July 1, 2020. In April 2019, government amended the Environmental Protection Act and began drafting regulations to ban the distribution of retail plastic bags, which can be found online here external link . Consultations on whether and how to implement the ban were held in March 2019, and more than 3,000 submissions informed the drafting of the regulations. Since the passing of the legislation, residents, businesses, governments and organizations have been actively decreasing the amount of plastic waste created by these bags and working to put alternatives in place. To address the broader category of packaging, the Provincial Government is continuing to work with the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment to establish an Extended Producer Responsibility program for the management of packaging and printed paper as a long-term strategy. This builds on the province’s ongoing work with the council on the Zero Plastic Waste Strategy as part of the Ocean Plastics Charter.

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“By banning the use of single use plastic retail bags, we will all be playing a part in protecting the environment and improving the waste management system. I encourage anyone distributing or using these bags to use the time between now and July 1 to start new shopping habits and consider potential alternatives to retail plastic bags.”
Honourable Derrick Bragg
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment 


Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2020   3:04 pm NFLD



Birthday Wishes

On behalf of Council and Staff, we would like to wish the Town Manager, Jocelyn Butt a very Happy Birthday, we hope you have a great day!

Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2020   11:38 am NFLD



Town Office - New Hours

We wish to advise our residents and the public that effective Monday January 27th, 2020 the Town Office's daily hours will be from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm  Monday thru Friday (which includes lunch hour) until notified otherwise. Please note that during the Winter months we are closed on Thursdays from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm for our week Safety Toolbox Meeting and from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Thursdays during the Summer months.

Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2020   10:32 am NFLD



News Release Western Regional Waste Management

Please see the following News Release from Western Regional Waste Management regarding the cancellation of free drop off days for residents, which is being replaced with a $25.00 card credit.   NEWS RELEASE WRWM Operations and Accounts update

Corner Brook, NL, 22 January 2020 - The Western Regional Service Board, operators of Western
Regional Waste Management, announces a new program for 2020. This program will replace the free
residential drop off days.
All existing residential accounts that reach a zero balance and are in good standing will be provided
with a $25 account credit, one time during the 2020 calendar year. WRSB encourages residential
account holders to keep their accounts in good standing in order to benefit from the new $25 account
credit. New account holders can look forward to an increased starter credit of $25 in lieu of the existing
$10 credit applied. This credit is non-transferable and has no cash value.
To attain a WRWM Account card, a valid government-issued photo ID with the current home address
must be presented. Cards can be obtained at any of the stations or at the WRSB office located on 14
Main Street in Corner Brook.
The WRSB has also introduced new hydraulic gates at two transfer stations, Wild Cove and Bay St.
George. To encourage safety and communication between WRWM and card holders regarding
accounts, the new gates were installed at Wild Cove and Bay St. George in late 2019. Before exiting
these transfer stations, users will be instructed to stop and enable a transfer station attendant to speak
with them before proceeding. Users will have the opportunity to discuss their account, make payments
via debit or credit card or ask any questions regarding the Sort-It Western program.

For more information about the new program or to get an update on your existing account, please
call the office at 709 632 2922 or visit www.wrwm.ca

Contact information:
Western Regional Waste Management
Phone: 709-632-2922, Toll Free: 1-844-437-2922
Email: info@wrwm.ca
Twitter: @WRWMNL, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wrwmnl/


Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2020   9:29 am NFLD



Clearing of Snow from Garbage Boxes/Bins

We wish to advise our residents that garbage boxes/bins must be cleared of snow in order for your garbage & recyclables to be picked up by our contractor.  All waste and recyclables must be in an easily accessible area.  It is extremely difficult and dangerous for our contractor to be climbing over snowbanks with heavy bags.  We want to ensure the safety of our contractors, along with the timely collection of waste.  

Updated: Monday, January 20, 2020   9:34 am NFLD



Safety & Snow Clearing Operations

We wish to advise our residents and the public that as snow clearing operations are in full swing it is imperative to use extreme caution when travelling behind our snow removal equipment, please adhere to distance signage.  Walkers are asked to also use caution and wear bright reflective clothing especially after dark and in early morning.   We urge walkers to use sidewalks where possible, sidewalks are cleaned daily.  Parents are asked to remind children to play well away from the shoulder of the road and not engage in play in ditches or near culverts.  Let's all work together to keep our community safe!

Updated: Friday, January 17, 2020   3:46 pm NFLD



Ice Schedule Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium

Please see to your the left the Ice Schedule for Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium week of 19 to 25 January, 2020.

Updated: Friday, January 17, 2020   3:35 pm NFLD



Boil Water Advisory Lifted

We wish to advise our residents on Court House Road that the boil water advisory issued on 7 Janury 2020 has been lifted for residents from 22 to 68 & 65 to 73 Court House Road and  residences within this area.   Again the Boil Water Advisory has been lifted.

Updated: Monday, January 13, 2020   4:38 pm NFLD



Ice Schedule

Please find to your left the Ice Schedule for week of 12 to 18 January, 2020 at Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium.

Updated: Friday, January 10, 2020   10:56 am NFLD



Adult Skating

We wish to advise our residents and users of Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium Ice Surface that Adult Skaing has been cancelled for tonight January 9th, 2020 at 6 pm due to inclement weather.  All other bookings have been cancelled.

Updated: Thursday, January 9, 2020   5:06 pm NFLD



Special Meeting

There will be a special meeting of Council 10 January, 2020 at 3:30 pm, the agenda has been posted under the Municipality Tab - Minutes

Updated: Thursday, January 9, 2020   4:30 pm NFLD



House Numbering

The Town of St. George's encourages it's residents to have their street/road/lane numbers placed on their homes, numbers should be large enough to be visible from street level.  All Emergency Services require house number information when responding to calls.  House numbers are essential to effective reponse times when responding.

Updated: Wednesday, January 8, 2020   2:17 pm NFLD



Firefighter Recruitment Drive 2020

The St. George's Fire Department is looking for individuals interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter.  All training is provided free of charge and you will be provided all necessary equipment.  We provide vital services which range from fighting fires, to emergency medical calls and highway accident calls to name a few.  Fire fighting is not for the faint of heart, while people are running out of a burning building we are running in, however with that said it is the most rewarding volunteer act you can possibly imagine.  Being part of the St. George's Fire Department is like being part of a large family, the risk involved in their job requires firefighters to have each other’s back all the time. This responsibility creates a bond between two persons as if they are brothers and sisters.  If you feel this is an organization you'd like to be part of please contact the Town Office at 647-3283 or attend the Fire Hall on Thursday's at 7:00 pm.  

Updated: Monday, January 6, 2020   2:18 pm NFLD



Ice Schedule - Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium

Please find to your left the Ice Schedule for Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium week of 05 to 11 January, 2020.

Updated: Friday, January 3, 2020   3:47 pm NFLD



Agenda - Regular Council Meeting

This is to advise that the Agenda for the Regular Council Meeting of January 6th, 2020 @ 7:00 pm has been published under the Municipality Tab - Minutes.

Updated: Friday, January 3, 2020   3:05 pm NFLD



Ice Schedule - Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium

Please see to your left the ice schedule for Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium the week of 29 December, 2019 to 04 January, 2020.

Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2019   3:25 pm NFLD



Ice Schedule - Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium

Please see to your left the ice schedule for Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium the week of 22 to 28 December, 2019.

Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2019   3:12 pm NFLD



Office Closure

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the Town Office will be closed from 5:00 pm on  20 December, 2019 and will re-open at 9:00 am on 2 January, 2020.  Should you experience any Town related emergency during this time please call 649-8663.  Public Works Staff will be working throughout the Holiday Period and staff will be on stand-by for snow, water and sewer etc.   The Town of St. George's would like to take this opportunity to wish our residents a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a happy NEW YEAR filled with health, happiness and good fortune. 

Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2019   2:09 pm NFLD



Tree of Love 2019 - Huge Success

The Town of St. George's is pleased to announce that the Tree of Love Memorial Service held on 17 December, 2019 at the Leading Edge Credit Union was a huge success.  Many thanks to LECU for hosting the ceremony, opening your doors and providing hot drinks and snacks.  Thank you to the St. George's Fire Department for the donation of the tree and to the Town's Public Works Department for putting it up and placing the lights.  To Edith Dwyer and Laura Alyward for your volunteerism ensuring that this event is such a resounding success each year.  Special thanks to Chubb's Convenience and St. George's Pharmacy for accepting the donations and processing the receipts.  To the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital Foundation the proprietors of this yearly event and especially Dave who made the presentations, your contributions are gratefully acknowledged, the work you do on behalf of all local communities is admirable.  To all who attended and donated to the tree ligthing many thanks and Happy Holidays to all.

Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2019   11:13 am NFLD



Tree of Love Lighting - 17 December, 2019

The Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital Foundation Tree of Love Lighting has been re-scheduled for tonight at 7:00 pm 17 December, 2019 at the Leading Edge Credit Union.

Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2019   2:08 pm NFLD



Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium Update

We wish to advise our users of Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium that the De-Humidifier Unit has failed and cannot be repaired. As this piece of equipment is 30 years old, it did serve us well.  We will be soliciting prices for a new dehumidifier unit and once received will go before Council.  In the meantime as long as we have cold temperatures it shouldn't affect the bookings, however if we experience warms periods this will affect the condensation levels in the building potentially creating safety hazards.  We will monitor the Stadium on a daily basis and will advise rental customers of any cancellations.  We thank you for your patience and hopefully the cold weather will persist.

Updated: Monday, December 16, 2019   3:30 pm NFLD



Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium Schedule 15 - 21 December 2019

Please find to your left the ice schedule for the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium week of 15 - 21 December, 2019.  A reminder on 14 December 2019 General Bowling will be during the afternoon from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm vice the evening, as the Rec Plex will be closed after the last ice booking for the evening.  

Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2019   3:09 pm NFLD



Christmas Waste Collection Schedule

We wish to advise our residents that there will be no change to waste collection during the Christmas period, please remember that any type of Christmas Paper is garbage as it cannot be recycled.  Pick up during Christmas Week will be on Friday December 27th as per the usual schedule.

Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2019   12:44 pm NFLD



Special Council Meeting

There will be a special meeting of Council on December 12th, 2019 at 3:30 pm, the agenda has been posted under the Municipality Tab - Minutes.

Audio Recordings

We wish to advise all persons visiting the Town Office or any of our public buildings or work sites that audio recordings of Town Employees is strictly prohibited.

Updated: Monday, December 9, 2019   2:40 pm NFLD



Santa Claus Parade 2019

On Sunday December 8th, 2019, the Town of St. George's held it's annual Santa Claus Parade and Children's Party which proved to be a resounding success.  Special thanks to Deputy Mayor Messervey and Councillor Ronda Blanchard for all the time they spent in preparation for the Children's Party and Santa Claus Parade.  Their dedication to the town's children and it's residents is second to none.  It takes many hours to pull off such a successful event as well as many volunteers, so a huge shout out also to the others involved in making this such a success such as Mayor Danny Conway, Kenny Lee, Claude Bennett, Justin Chinn, Chief Bennett & the St. George's Fire Fighters,  Santa (Mr. Ron Alexander) and his helper, Bayview Academy, and everyone who contributed to the Parade in anyway.  Community can be described as a feeling of fellowship with others, this was truly evidenced by our community last evening.

Updated: Monday, December 9, 2019   2:28 pm NFLD



Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium Schedule 08 - 14 December 2019

Please find to your left the ice schedule for the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium week of 08 - 14 December, 2019.  On 14 December 2019 General Bowling will be during the afternoon from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm vice the evening, as the Rec Plex will be closed after the last ice booking for the evening.  

Updated: Friday, December 6, 2019   10:42 am NFLD



Mayor's Christmas Message 2019

  Mayor’s Christmas & New Year Message On behalf of myself, the Deputy Mayor, Councillors and Staff, I’d like to wish the Residents of the Town of St. George’s a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  May you experience peace, joy, happiness and good health throughout the Christmas season and in the coming New Year.  We are extremely grateful and privileged to have served this great community throughout 2019 and we thank you for your commitment to community and especially your continued support.   This year has been a busy year for the Town, we’ve addressed a number of water & sewer leaks, conducted road work included a significant number of patch paving jobs and worked tirelessly to get our Stadium up to current Health & Safety Code so the doors could once again be opened this fall.  The Divestiture Committee, along with Council and Staff saw years of hard work finally become a reality with the construction of the St. George’s Marina which consists of 3 floating docks, walkway, gangways and a launch way.  The Marina was 100% funded by the Federal Government and we thank our MP Gudie Hutchings for her support in this project.  The Firehall Extension has been completed and now houses all fire vehicles, additionally we were approved for a new Fire Truck which should arrive the summer of 2020.  Our Chlorination Building was upgraded with fencing to protect our well head area. Ventilation along with a shower was installed in the building to protect our staff from any safety issues from chlorine use.  We are happy to announce that our residential Tax Structure has not changed and there will be no increases to taxation in 2020 for our residential properties.  We did receive funding to replace our current water tank and we anticipate this project to commence this coming spring/summer.  We have applied for funding for another drilled well, a genset for the chlorination building and 1.5 kilometers of paving. Our focus remains on providing our residents with clean and safe drinking water and the longevity of our wells.   We welcomed Claude Bennett to our staff as the Assistant Lead Hand.  The council would like to thank the Staff for another year of professionalism, reliability, hard work, exceptional knowledge and their attention to a safe workplace. The greatness of our Staff is evidenced by the quality of their work and the effort they make everyday to provide the best service possible.   Many thanks to our corporate sponsor Leading Edge Credit Union who has graciously donated free skates for  the Family Skate program which enables families to partake in recreation weekly in a fun environment at no cost.   Special thanks are extended to our community volunteers, without your generous enthusiasm and support our community would not be able to succeed in the way that it does.  To our volunteer Fire Fighter’s lead by Chief Theo Bennett we are grateful for your continued service and the risks your willing to take in order to keep our community safe.   To our residents we send a heartfelt thank you.  Our beautiful community would not be what it is today without having so many amazing residents.  We hope that you share in our belief that the Town of St. George’s is a strong sustainable community that is an exceptional place to live!  We have prepared and approved a balanced budget for 2020 which sees no increase of taxation to our residents with the mill rate and water & sewer rates remaining the same.  Additionally, there are no increases to fees such as building and general repair permits.   In closing, just a reminder to subscribe to our newsletter through the town website, you’ll get emails about all upcoming events as well as information specific to the Town.  If you haven’t provided your phone number for the Boil Water Advisories & Town Notifications please call the office and provide either your cell or home phone number. The Office will be closed from December 23rd, 2019, and will re-open on January 2nd, 2020.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Town of St. George’s.   Daniel Conway Mayor Town of St. George’s      

Updated: Wednesday, December 4, 2019   3:54 pm NFLD



Check It Out NL

Please see picture to your left on behalf of Western Health.  Take a few minutes to do something that’s just for you this holiday season. Get a mental health check-up and give yourself the gift of wellness at CheckItOutNL.ca. Enter for a chance to win a $100 grocery card. Share the perfect gift with family and friends this holiday season. Show them you care by offering a free mental health check-up at CheckItOutNL.ca. They could win a $100 grocery card.  

Updated: Wednesday, December 4, 2019   3:30 pm NFLD



48th Annual Fire Fighters Ball

Saturday evening November 30th, 2019 the St. George's Fire Department celebrated their 48th Annual Fire Fighters Ball.  The event was very well attended and we thank MHA Scott Reid, Mayor Danny Conway, Deputy Mayor Tanya Messervey and Greg Colombe for being in attendance.  Chief Theordore Bennett gave his yearly report and made a variety of presentations which included - Fire Fighter of the Year (Jeffrey Lee) - Individual Attendance (Brian Bennett) & Crew of the Year (Captain Justin Chinn, Assistant Captain Nikkia O'Brien, Brian Bennett, Kevin Dunphy, Harry Piercey, Shantell Tobin and Evan Zelau.  Chief Bennett thanked the Penton Family for their contributions over the past 5 years to the St. George's Fire Department, they have donated in excess of $16,000.00 from fundraisers which they have spear headed and along with the Fire Department, the entire community is grateful for their support and contributions.  On behalf of the Town of St. George's we are extremely proud of our volunteer Fire Fighters, their commitment to this community is second to none, they enable residents to go to bed at night in comfort knowing that should an emergency exist they will be there to respond.  A huge thank you to Greg Colombe residing in Fort McMurray who has enabled many Newfoundland Communities to avail of much needed bunker gear donated on behalf of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Fire Department.  With deep gratitude and respect we thank Chief Theo Bennett, Deputy Chief Toby White and all the volunteer Fire Fighters with the St. George's Fire Department.

Birthday Wishes

On behalf of Council and Staff, we wish the newest member of our Team Claude Bennett a very Happy Birthday, we hope you have a great day!

Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2019   9:46 am NFLD



Agenda - Updated

We wish to advise that the Agenda for the Regular Council Meeting of December 2nd, 2019 at 7:00 pm has been published under the Municipality Tab - Minutes.

Ice Schedule Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium

Please see ice schedule to your left for Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium week of 01 to 07 December, 2019.  Note that the Adult Skate has been moved to Thursday's at 6:00 pm.  For bookings please call 647-3283.  

Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2019   3:21 pm NFLD



Town of St. George's Marina Closure

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the St. George's Marina will be closed effective today 26 November, 2019.  The Gangways will be taken up and the floating docs will be let go from their moorings and will be inaccessible to the public.  For the safety of our residents and the public the walkway to the marina will be blocked and we ask that everyone stay away from this area until the Marina is re-opened in the Spring of 2020.

Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2019   10:31 am NFLD



Ice Schedule Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium

Please see ice schedule to your left for Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium week of 24 to 30 November, 2019.

Updated: Friday, November 22, 2019   5:45 pm NFLD



Leading Edge Credit Union Engagement Session Reminder

Please see notice to your left regarding the Leading Edge Credit Union's Engagement session scheduled for November 25th, 2019 at 6:30 pm.

Updated: Friday, November 22, 2019   9:18 am NFLD



Ice Schedule - Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium

Please see to your left the revised ice schedule Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium week of 17 - 23 November, 2019.  Note that Adult Skating time is now 6:00 pm on Saturday, this skate is unfortunately in jeopardy of being cancelled due to extremely low attendance, this will be confirmed in the next few weeks.  

Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2019   2:32 pm NFLD



Indiscriminate Dumping in Well Head Protected Area

We wish to advise our residents that indiscrimate dumping is strictly prohibited within our Municipal Boundaries.  The dumping in the attached picture was reported to the Town Office and has since been removed by Public Works.  The Town provides weekly household garbage and recyclable collection and a yearly clean up week in the spring.  WRWM provided 2 Saturday's in October for residential drop-off free.  Persons who indiscrimately dump within our Municipal Boundaries and/or on Town property and roads put a burden on all taxpayers as Town Resources must be used to address the problem.  Dumping of toxic materials within a well head protected area can have very serious consequences to the water supply.  If anyone has any information regarding who dumped these items please contact the Town Office.  We wish to remind the public that indiscrimate dumping is a chargeable offence and the RCMP have been notified of the above mentioned incident.  Let's work together to end indiscriminate dumping.  

Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2019   11:13 am NFLD



Engage NL Survey

On October 29, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador issued a questionnaire to gather input on from community organizations including current recipients, the broader sector and the general public, to help inform next steps on one-window, multi-year funding. The online questionnaire is accessible at www.engageNL.ca. The consultations were committed to in April 2019 as part of the release of The Way Forward with Community. The questionnaire will be open until November 29, 2019.   Community organizations are encouraged to complete this questionnaire to provide their feedback and suggestions for multi-year funding.    All feedback is welcome.   You can reach the questionnaire directly from this link: https://www.engagenl.ca/engagement-initiatives/share-your-perspective-one-window-multi-year-funding-arrangements

Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2019   3:30 pm NFLD



General Skating - Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium

We wish to advise our residents and the public that General Skating is on Friday's at 6:00 pm Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium.

Ice Schedule Week of 06 - 09 November, 2019

TIME Sun 3 Nov Mon 4 Nov Tues 5 Nov Wed 6 Nov Thurs 7 Nov Fri 8 Nov Sat 09 Nov
8:00 AM              
9:15 AM              
10:30 AM              
11:45 AM              
1:00 PM              
2:15 PM              
3:30 PM             LECU Family Skate
4:45 PM           Paul Parsons SMH Beau/Lennox Callahan
6:00 PM           General Skating Xing Old Timers Rec Hockey
7:15 PM         St. George's Rec Hockey   Adult Skate
8:30 PM              
9:45 PM              
11:00 PM              

Updated: Friday, November 8, 2019   12:22 pm NFLD



Leading Edge Credit Union - Free Skate

We wish to advise our residents and the public that Free Family Skates sponsored by the Leading Edge Credit Union will take place on Saturday's at the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium starting November 9th, 2019.  Please come out to this free event.  We graciously thank the Leading Edge Credit Union for supporting local events.

Updated: Friday, November 8, 2019   11:56 am NFLD



Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium Ice Rink Opening

We wish to advise our residents and the public that Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium Ice Rink is scheduled to open on Wednesday November 6th, 2019.  We have not yet received any proposals to operate the Canteen but we encourage not for profit groups to take advantage of this opportunity for fund raising.   Persons looking to book ice times are asked to call the Town Office 647-3283 Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm or 649-8663 after hours, priority has been given to Minor Hockey, ice time bookings have not been carried over from previous years so please call to insure you have a slot.  Generally 24 hours notice minimum is required to book and/or cancel ice due to scheduling.  All persons/coaches must sign an Acknowledgement Form regarding the policies at Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium. We want to remind users that there is a NO SMOKING/VAPING POLICY in effect for the stadium and all surrounding grounds, this policy will be strictly enforced for the health and safety of everyone in attendance. Please remember that helmets are mandatory. We hope to have a successful ice season and that the Stadium will provide recreational enjoyment to all.

Agenda - Regular Council Meeting

The Agenda for the Regular Council Meeting of November 4th, 2019 at 7:00 pm has been published under the Municipality Tab - Minutes.

Updated: Friday, November 1, 2019   1:35 pm NFLD



Special Weather Statement

For the information of our residents and the public please see the special weather statement below: A special Weather Statement is in effect for:  SOUTHWEST AND WEST COASTS FROM BURGEO TO ST. ANTHONY AND AS FAR EAST AS DEER LAKE, WHITE BAY and NORTHERN PENINSULA EAST.   Rainfall amounts of 50 to 100 mm is expected.   Rain is forecasted to start tomorrow evening (Thursday) with heaviest rain on Friday.   This is a good time to clear debris from storm drains, culverts, eavestroughs and other areas that you know that may have the potential for flooding.   As always we ask that you  PLEASE CONTINUE TO MONITOR ALERTS AND FORECASTS ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA. HTTP://WEATHER.GC.CA

Client Engagement with Canadian Coast Guard - Aids to Navigation - Reminder

The Canadian Coast Guard would like to inform all mariners in this area that a client engagement session will take place for the purpose of input and discussion on existing Aids to Navigation on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 at 6 pm.  The general public is also invited to attend and voice any input on this topic.  The client engagement meeting will take place at the Town Office (Council Chambers) 195 Main Street St. George's.

Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2019   4:25 pm NFLD



Western Regional Waste Management New Policy

NEWS RELEASE  

Introduction of ICI Policy in Western Newfoundland for
  Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Sector

 

Corner Brook, NL, 28 October 2019 - The Western Regional Service
  Board, operators of Western Regional Waste Management, will begin
  implementing the ICI (Industrial, Commercial and Institutional) Policy on 1
  November 2019.

 

The ICI Community is encouraged to review their own waste
  management operations/systems and make the necessary adjustments, where
  possible, to comply with the two-stream municipal waste and management
  program. 

 

Starting 1 November 2019, The ICI Community should begin
  developing a plan to comply with the sort-it Western program, dispose of all
  other waste accordingly, and provide signage/education to promote and
  encourage proper sorting of materials to reduce contamination. To help with
  planning, defining compliance success, and all other inquiries regarding the
  ICI policy, generators can contact the Regional Outreach Officer for Western
  Regional Waste Management. 

 

Implementation of the ICI Policy will allow the entire Western
  Region to comply with the mandatory two-stream recycling and waste management
  program. 

  For more information about the ICI Policy, please visit www.wrwm.ca



 

Contact information:   Lynn Howse, Regional Outreach Officer Phone: 709 640 7024 Email: lhowse@wrwm.ca   Western Regional Waste Management  Phone:  709-632-2922, Toll Free: 1-844-437-2922 Email: info@wrwm.ca Twitter: @WRWMNL, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wrwmnl/  
Western Regional Waste Management 14 Main Street, Suite 203, Corner Brook, A2H 1B8

Special Meeting

A special meeting of council will take place tomorrow, October 23rd, 2019 at 3:30 pm, the agenda has been posted under the Municipality Tab - Minutes.

Free Residential Garbage Drop Off Announcement

  NEWS RELEASE Free Residential Drop-off dates for October 2019

Corner Brook, NL, 26 September 2019 - The Western Regional Service Board, operators of Western
Regional Waste Management, announces two dates for the Free Residential Drop-Off program.

The six transfer stations and the three Public Drop-Off sites operated under WRWM will have two
free residential drop-off days. They are the last two Saturdays in October: October 19, and October
26.

To accommodate the entire Western Region for this program, the three Public Drop-off locations will
now be open until October 26.

Residential card-bearers are encouraged to conduct a household cleanup and bring their bulk waste
to the closest station or drop-off site on these two days. To take advantage of this program, a
card must be scanned but this is for data-management purposes only.

To attain a WRWM Account card, a valid government-issued ID with the current home address must be
presented. Cards can be obtained at one of the stations or at the WRWM office located on 14 Main
Street in Corner Brook, NL.

For more information about the drop-off dates, please call the office at 709 632 2922 or visit
www.wrwm.ca

Contact information: Western Regional Waste Management Phone:  709-632-2922, Toll Free: 1-844-437-2922 Email: info@wrwm.ca Twitter: @WRWMNL, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wrwmnl/

Updated: Friday, October 18, 2019   1:02 pm NFLD



Business Permit Issued - Public Notice

A business permit was issued to Back Home Cannabis/Biome with approval in principle pending Service NL permitting requirements and licensing for a retail cannabis location at 160 Main Street.  The permit meets the zoning requirements and is published under the Municipality Tab - Permits.  

Grand Opening Rita's Tea Room & Cafe

Today October 17th, 2019 Mayor Danny Conway was on hand to cut the ribbon for the Grand Opening of Rita's Tea Room & Cafe.  The event was very well attended.  The Owner/Operator Theresa Hoskins-Chubb has worked tirerlessly for the past several months to have this new buisness come to fruition.  Theresa graciously thanked all that were involved with getting this project to completion.  The former home of Rita and Patrick White which bears Rita's name now stands proudly within the Town of St. George's as the newest business location.  Come visit, sit, sip a beverage, have a bite to eat and shop this wonderful location.

Updated: Friday, October 18, 2019   11:02 am NFLD



Symposium on Indigenous Research Ethics and Methods

Next week the Bay St. George Mi'kmaq Cultural Revival Committee, in partnership with the Grenfell Campus, are hosting a collaborative symposium on Indigenous research ethics and methods.    The two day event will take place in both Community (St. George's) and University (Corner Brook Campus) venues and feature; discussions, panels and networking opportunities for everyone in attendance.    For more information, or to register, please follow the link below.   https://bsgmcrc.ca/symposium/     Thank you. 

Updated: Friday, October 18, 2019   9:36 am NFLD



Special Meeting

Be advised that there will be a Special Meeting of Council on Thursday October 17th, 2019 at 3:30 pm, the agenda may be found under the municipality tab-minutes.

Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2019   4:46 pm NFLD



Flu Shot Clinics


                                        

MEDIA RELEASE     Western Health to Begin Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Next Week – Flu Shot Clinics Announced


For Immediate Release                     
               

(Corner Brook, NL: October 15, 2019) Western Health is advising that the influenza vaccine (flu shot) will be available for residents throughout region beginning October 21.  The vaccine is available at no cost to all residents.   “Getting the annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu,” said Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, Medical Officer of Health. “We recommend the flu shot for everyone older than six months and it is especially important for people who are at higher risk from the complications of influenza. This includes pregnant women, those with chronic conditions, and those over the age of 65. We also encourage parents to vaccinate their children as the flu can spread rapidly through the pre-school and school-aged populations.”   Along with the flu vaccine, individuals can protect themselves against the flu and other flu-like viruses if they follow 3 steps: Clean, Cover, Contain.  Clean, frequently washing their hands; Cover, covering their mouth and nose with a tissue or the crook of their arm when coughing or sneezing; and Contain, staying home when sick.   The schedule for public health vaccination clinics can be found at www.westernhealth.nl.ca/flu. Individuals are asked to bring their MCP card and wear short sleeves when they go to get their flu shot.

Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2019   2:56 pm NFLD



Building Permit Approval - Notice

NOTICE TOWN OF ST. GEORGE’S DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 2011

The Town Council of St. George’s gives notice of receiving an application for Building Permit
Approval to construct 4 cabins at 160 Main Street.  Due to the application being zoned Town Centre
- Commercial- Residential (Tourist Cabins) being a Discretionary Use in that zone as per Schedule C
– Town Centre Section 2 it is necessary for Council to use its discretionary powers to grant
approval.

Therefore, the purpose of this notice is to advertise the application in accordance with Section 23
of the Regulations and permit the public the opportunity to state in writing to Council comments
they may have concerning this application.  Written signed comments will be accepted at the Town
Office until 4:30 pm seven (7) days from the date this notice is published.


Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2019   10:55 am NFLD



Seeking Proposals - Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium Canteen - Reminder

We are inviting proposals for operating the Canteen at Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium - persons or groups (not for profit) interested in operating the canteen (for profit) are asked to submit proposals to the Town via email at townofstgeorges@nf.aibn.com no later than 30 October, 2019, the canteen is expected to be open during prime hours as well as tournaments.  Prime hours are Friday & Saturday evenings from 6:00 pm to approximately 9:30 pm, Sunday afternoons & evenings for family skates and league bowling.  A schedule will be provided once ice bookings have been confirmed.  

Office Closure - Thanksgiving Day

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the Town Office will be closed on Monday October 14th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Should you experience an emergency that requires Town assistance please call 649-8663.  Have a Happy Thanksgiving weekend.

Updated: Friday, October 11, 2019   2:18 pm NFLD



Agenda

Please be advised that the Agenda for the Regular Council Meeting of October 7th, 2019 at 7:00 pm has been published under the Municipality Tab-Council Minutes.

Updated: Friday, October 4, 2019   2:09 pm NFLD



Qalipu - Black Bear Information Sessions

Have we got an opportunity for you!

The Black Bear Program is a summer employment program for indigenous youth, age 16+, that combines
culture and teachings with basic military training.  The six-week program takes place from early
July to mid-August at 5th  Canadian Division Training Centre located in Oromocto, NB.

And get this, participants get paid $4,200! That’s a summer job you won’t find anywhere else. 
Meals and accommodations are provided while at the camp, and your transportation to and from
Oromocto is covered too.

If you’re ready for a challenging experience that develops hands-on skills, encourages teamwork,
improves physical fitness and promotes cultural awareness, please contact Vickie MacDonald at
vmacdonald@qalipu.ca to register for a session.


Updated: Thursday, October 3, 2019   4:10 pm NFLD



Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium - Ice Rink

We wish to advise our residents and the public that Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium Ice Rink is scheduled to open on 6 November, 2019.  Work is being conducted at the stadium on Occupational Health and Safety requirements, which will provide safety for the public and our employees.  Scheduling of weekly slots will begin later in October once minor hockey scheduling has been confirmed.  Bookings can be made by calling 647-3283 during working hours Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, after hours bookings can be made by calling 649-8663. We are inviting proposals for operating the Canteen - persons or groups interested in operating the canteen are asked to submit proposals to the Town via email at townofstgeorges@nf.aibn.com no later than 30 October, 2019, the canteen is expected to be open during prime hours as well as tournaments.  Prime hours are Friday & Saturday evenings from 6:00 pm to approximately 9:30 pm, Sunday afternoons & evenings for family skates and league bowling.  A schedule will be provided once ice bookings have been confirmed.  

Updated: Thursday, October 3, 2019   2:35 pm NFLD



Royal Canadian Legion Branch 38

Please see announcement to your left from Branch 38 Royal Canadian Legion St. George's, that we've been asked to publish.

Updated: Friday, September 27, 2019   3:14 pm NFLD



Discolored Water

We wish to advise our resident that they may experience discolored water over the next few days due to upgrades in our Chlorination Building that requires some periodic flushing.  Should you experience discoloration, please run you water until it runs clear, check before washing light colored clothing.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2019   4:11 pm NFLD



Presentation - Mr. George Parsons

Today, MHA Scott Reid and Mayor Danny Conway visited Mr. George Parsons in his home to present him with a certificate from the Province in recognition of his recent 95th Birthday.  An auspicious occassion for the oldest resident in the Town of St. George's.  We wish Mr. Parsons many more years of good health and happiness. 

Updated: Friday, September 20, 2019   2:58 pm NFLD



Bowling Season October 2019 to April 2020

We wish to advise our residents and the public that Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium will open on 4 October, 2019 for General Bowling at 6:30 pm.  General Bowling will take place on Friday's and Saturday's from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.  Pricing is as per the flyer on the left.  League Bowling will commence on Sunday October 6th, 2019.  We hope that everyone has an enjoyable bowling season!

Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2019   9:38 am NFLD



Birthday Wishes

Council and Staff wishes Town Employee (Lead Hand) Justin Chinn a very Happy Birthday, may you have a great day!

Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2019   8:40 am NFLD



Moose or Caribou Skins & Carcass

We wish to advise our residents that our Contractor Containerized Sanitation has advised that any moose, caribou or any other animal skins or carcass left at curbside for collection will not be picked up.  Again they will not pick up any animal skins or carcass, please do not dispose of these items in your household garbage.

Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2019   4:36 pm NFLD



Free Residential Cardboard Drop Off

We wish to advise our residents that Containerized Sanitation is now offering free residential cardboard recycling.  Cardboard can be dropped off at the Containerized Site 253 Carolina Avenue Stephenville from Wednesday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2019   4:29 pm NFLD



Birthday Wishes

On behalf of Council, Staff and the Residents of the great Town of St. George's, we'd like to wish our oldest resident Mr. George Parsons a very Happy 95th Birthday!  May you have many more wonderful days ahead of you.  Congratulations and have a memorable birthday celebration.

Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2019   1:03 pm NFLD



Proclamation Sexual Violence Awareness Week

Please see proclamation to your left on behalf of SVA Week.

Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2019   2:50 pm NFLD



Proclamation


 

PROCLAMATION Prostate Cancer Awareness Month September 2019   WHEREAS, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian men; and WHEREAS, 1 in 7 Canadian men will be diagnosed with the disease; and WHEREAS, an estimated average of 11 Canadian men die from prostate cancer every day; and WHEREAS, the survival rate for prostate cancer is nearly 100 per cent when detected early, but 3 of 4 men will die when found late; and WHEREAS, black men and those with a family history of the disease are at a greater risk; and WHEREAS, since Prostate Cancer Canada was formed in 1994, the death rate has been cut in half; and WHEREAS, awareness and conversations about prostate cancer can lead to screening and early detection that saves lives, and WHEREAS, the Town of St. George’s supports Prostate Cancer Canada and everyone committed to raising awareness about prostate cancer; THEREFORE, I, Mayor Daniel Conway, on behalf of St. George’s Town Council, do hereby proclaim September 2019 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in the Town of St. George’s.     Daniel Conway Mayor of St. George’s  

Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2019   2:39 pm NFLD



Water Conditions

Due to work being conducted at the chlorination building, residents may notice sediment in the water & discoloration, please run your water until clear. We will be flushing the lines tomorrow, September 11th, 2019 to help this issue from occurring. Also, there is NO boil order advisory due to this matter.

Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2019   6:16 pm NFLD



Boil Order Advisory Lifted

We wish to advise our residents that the boil water advisory has been lifted.  You no longer have to bring your water to a rigorous boil for 1 minute prior to ingestion.  Again the boil water advisory has been lifted.

Updated: Monday, September 9, 2019   11:31 am NFLD



Preparation during an Emergency

A hurricane warning is issued, and conditions are expected to develop over parts of the region within 24 hours. Hurricane conditions include (A) sustained winds near 120 km/h or more, and/ or (B) significantly elevated water levels and dangerous surf along the coast. Please continue to monitor alerts issued by the Canadian Hurricane Centre and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. The Red Cross recommends that you keep a disaster preparedness kit in your home with enough supplies to meet your family’s needs for at least 72 hours. By taking the time now to store food, water and other supplies, you can provide for your entire family in the event of an emergency. The following list is a guide of suggested items to have in your disaster preparedness kit at home. It is important that you check it every year and to resupply it after every use.  For more information please visit: https://www.redcross.ca/how-we-help/emergencies-and-disasters-in-canada/types-of-emergencies/hurricanes

Updated: Saturday, September 7, 2019   3:09 pm NFLD



Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium Rates

Please see rate schedule to your left which is effective 01 October, 2019.
 


Updated: Wednesday, September 4, 2019   2:38 pm NFLD



Agenda - Public Meeting September 3rd, 2019

The Agenda has been published for the Public Meeting of September 3rd, 2019 at 7:00 pm.  The Agenda may be found under the Municipality Tab - Minutes.

Updated: Friday, August 30, 2019   2:51 pm NFLD



Boil Water Advisory

Please see advisory to your left.
 


Updated: Monday, August 26, 2019   4:03 pm NFLD



Water Outage Update

We wish to advise our residents that Public Works has started the process of returning to the water to service, however it is a lengthy procedure and it can take several hours.  It is estimated that all residents should have their water back with pressure between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm.  Please note that once the water is back on, the Town will be on a precautionary Boil Water Advisory until notified otherwise.  Please ensure that water is rigorously boiled for at least one minute prior to ingestion.

Updated: Monday, August 26, 2019   3:06 pm NFLD



Water Outage - Monday 26 August, 2019

We wish to advise our residents that there will be a water outage on Monday August 26th, 2019 for the entire Town due to a water leak  on Steel Mountain Road that must be repaired.  The water will be off from approximately 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, should this schedule change our residents will be advised.  We regret the inconvenience this may cause but it is necessary to conduct this repair.  Once the water is returned to service a Boil Water Advisory will be issued.  Please also note that once the water is turned back on the process is lengthy and it may take an additonal 3 to 4 hours before all areas have water and good water pressure.

Updated: Friday, August 23, 2019   1:24 pm NFLD



Birthday Wishes

Wishing Town Employee Sherry Bennett a very Happy Birthday.  We hope your special day is filled with good wishes, happiness and laughter!

Updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2019   7:57 am NFLD



Boil Water Advisory Lifted

We wish to advise our residents that effective 9:15 am 19 August, 2019 the boil water advisory has been lifted.  You no longer have to bring your water to a rigorous boil for 1 minute prior to ingestion.  Again the boil water advisory has been lifted.

Updated: Monday, August 19, 2019   9:22 am NFLD



Transparent Blue Bags Mandatory

We wish to advise our residents that the use of transparent blue bags is required for curb side collection of recylables, anyone using non-transparent blue bags are advised that their recyclables will not be picked up as they will not accepted at Western Regional Waste Management's Transfer Station .  Again transparent blue bags must be used for all recylables left for curb side collection.  An example of a transparent blue bag is the bag on the right in the picture.

Updated: Wednesday, August 14, 2019   2:06 pm NFLD



Job Well Done

On behalf of the Town of St. George's, we acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our Public Works Department and our Contractor-On Grade Construction who spent countless hours Saturday repairing a water leak on Steel Mountain Road.  Due to the location of the water leak, the entire town's water system was shut down, this is a lengthy procedure and it involves the closing of five valves, ensuring the pressure in the PRV Building is stabilized as well as the integrity of the pumps at the Chlorination Building.  Once the valves are turned back on it can take up to four hours for the entire Town's water system to be pressurized.   We know that it's not easy being without water and we thank our residents for their understanding.  Again, a huge shout out to Kenny Lee, Claude Bennett, Arthur LaSaga, Charlie Foote & the On Grade Construction team for your hard work, attention to safety and a job very well done.

Updated: Monday, August 12, 2019   9:03 am NFLD



Water Outage - Update #2

We wish to advise our residents that the expected time for the water to be returned to service is between 8:30 and 9:30 pm, Saturday August 10th, 2019.  We regret the inconvenience this has caused our residents.

Updated: Saturday, August 10, 2019   4:32 pm NFLD



Boil Water Advisory

We wish to advise our residents that once the water is returned to service today August 10th, 2019, a boil water advisory is instituted.  Consumers are advised to bring water that you might ingest to a rigourous rolling boil for one (1) minute.  We regret the inconvenience this causes our residents however it is necessary after a water line break.

Updated: Saturday, August 10, 2019   2:36 pm NFLD



Road Closure - Steel Mountain Road

We wish to advise our residents that a portion of Steel Mountain Road will be closed to traffic on Saturday August 10th, 2019, due to an emergency water line repair - traffic will be re-routed up and down Court House Road, we regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: Friday, August 9, 2019   4:51 pm NFLD



Water Outage - 10 August 2019

We wish to advise our residents that due to an emergency water line repair on Steel Mountain Road, the water will be off in the entire Town from approximately 8:00 am to 5:00 pm August 10th, 2019.  Should any change to this schedule be required you will be notified.  We regret any inconvenience this causes our residents.  Once the water has been returned to service the Town will be on a Precautionary Boil Water Advisory.

Updated: Friday, August 9, 2019   4:40 pm NFLD



Stoop & Scoop

We wish to advise our residents that we have received a number of complaints regarding dog feces not being picked up along the roads.  In accordance with our Garbage Regulations a $100.00 fine can be levied for not picking up dog feces.  It has been reported that many people walking their dogs let the dogs deficate along the roadways/shoulders and do not stoop and scoop .  It is the dog owners responsibility to stoop and scoop.  Please keep our community clean.

Updated: Wednesday, August 7, 2019   1:51 pm NFLD



Power Outage - Pump House

We wish to advise our residents that due to an accident in Seal Rocks around 3:00 pm, approximately half of the Town is experiencing a Power Outage which also includes the Town's Pump House.  Restoration time for the outage is approximately 10:00 pm 3 August, 2019.  During this outage our pump house is unable to pump water and we ask that our residents conserve water over the next 4 to 6 hours.  Your cooperation in this matter will be appreciated.

Updated: Saturday, August 3, 2019   6:08 pm NFLD



Office Closure

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the Town Office will be closed on Monday - August 5th, 2019 for a Civic Holiday.  The Office will re-open on Tuesday - August 6th, 2019 at 9:00 am.

Updated: Friday, August 2, 2019   2:12 pm NFLD



Agenda - Regular Council Meeting August 6th, 2019

We wish to advise that the Agenda has been posted for the Regular Council meeting of August 6th, 2019 at 7:00 pm and can be viewed under the Municipality Tab - Minutes.

Updated: Friday, August 2, 2019   1:47 pm NFLD



New Water Storage Tank Replacement Announcement

 INVESTING IN NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR  Investing
 in NL


July 26, 2019 - Today in Deer Lake your Provincial and Federal Liberal Governments announced 140 community infrastructure projects that will span Newfoundland and Labrador and together are valued at $123 million.

These new projects are part of the Investing in Canada Plan that is strengthening our economy and improving life in our communities with improved water and wastewater systems, roads, and community-oriented infrastructure. Dwight Ball shaking hands 


INVESTING IN CANADA PLAN 

Investing in Canada is an agreement between Newfoundland & Labrador and Canada, signed in September 2018, that is a 10-year plan and estimated to have a total value of over $1.3 billion. Contributions to infrastructure investments are being cost-shared among provincial, federal, and municipal sources. Premier Ball underscored the value of long-term investing in communities, saying "By supporting the development of municipal infrastructure, we are supporting local employment opportunities and enabling communities, businesses, and the tourism sector." The collective projects announced today, and those to come over the next nine years, will allow our communities to meet important regulatory requirements and help make our communities safe and sustainable into the future. watch the announcement 

2019 Fee Schedule - Western Regional Waste Management

We wish to advise our residents of the 2019 Fee Schedule for Western Regional Waste Management, please see schedule to your left.

Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2019   1:44 pm NFLD



Agenda - Special Meeting July 19th, 2019

A Special Meeting of Council will be held on July 19th, 2019 at 2:30 pm, the agenda has been posted under the Municipality Tab - Minutes.

Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2019   1:34 pm NFLD



10th Annual Toby Colombe Memorial 5k Walk/Run

10th Annual Toby Colombe Memorial 5k Walk/Run
Saturday August 3rd at 10am.


Register online @ Toby Colombe 5k Walk and Run or on race day at the Rex Plex on BlueBerry Hill.
Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium
13 Diamond Ct. (PO Box 250)
St. George's, NL A0N 1Z0.
$20 for ages 25 and up and $15 for under 25. All donations will go directly to the Toby Colombe Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Bayview Academy High School.
Prizes and medals awarded! Registration count will be visable on Facebook @ Toby Colombe 5k Walk and Run or 'https://www.facebook.com/groups/333350903520986/'

Walk your dog, bring your child in a stroller or run for the fun of it!


Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2019   8:39 am NFLD



Birthday Wishes

On behalf of Council and Staff we wish Town Employee Kenny Lee a very Happy Birthday.  Have a wonderful happy healthy birthday with many more to come.  

Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2019   8:22 am NFLD



Office Closed - 15 July, 2019

We wish to advise our residents that the Town Office will be closed on Monday July 15th, 2019 in observance of Orangeman's Day.  The Town Office will reopen on Tuesday July 16th, 2019 at 9:00 am.  

Updated: Friday, July 12, 2019   11:46 am NFLD



Recycling Concerns

We wish to advise our residents that weekly, many blue bags are being left at the curbside as they are considered contaminated.  Every bag that has been brought to the office to be checked by staff has been returned to the homeowners as they did contain items that are not recycable.  WRWM has indicated to our Contractor that they may have to issue surcharges for loads that contain contaminated recyclables if this doesn't stop immediately, this surcharge will be passed on to the Town.  The drivers shake all blue bags looking for food particles, they spin the bag to look for any unacceptable material and they also drop it to see if they hear any glass.  To your left is the list of acceptable recyclables, please ensure your blue bag does not contain anything that is not on this list.  Thanking our residents in advance for their cooperation.

Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2019   9:01 am NFLD



Special Meeting - 10 July, 2019

This is notice of a Special Meeting of Council to be held on July 10th, at 3:30 pm in the Council Chamber.  Agenda is published under the Municipality Tab-Minutes.

Updated: Tuesday, July 9, 2019   1:28 pm NFLD



Notice of Public Meeting

Notice of Public Meeting
Review of Municipal Plan and Development Regulations for 2019-2029
&
Proposed Amendment to Existing Municipal Plan and Development
Regulations for the
Town of St. George’s

Community members are invited to a public meeting on 16 July, 2019,
concerning two topics: a comprehensive review of the Town’s Municipal
Plan and Development Regulations (the “documents”) to update them for
2019-2029, and, a proposed amendment to the existing Municipal Plan and
Development Regulations.
Review of Municipal Plan and Development Regulations: Council is reviewing
the existing documents and bringing new ones into effect, with the objective
of providing more flexibility in regulations and simpler approvals procedures.
A public meeting on this topic was held on 12 June, 2019, from which
suggestions from interested persons were received. The meeting on 16 July,
2019, will feature the revisions made since then. Please note that the planning
area includes the area within the Town boundary plus a large area outside
the boundary.
Amendment to existing Municipal Plan and Development Regulations:
amendments to these documents are being considered to expedite
approval of a seniors housing development on Town lands in the vicinity of
the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium. The existing documents do not permit
such a development, which Council considers to be a valuable asset for
the community. The reason for not simply including the changes in the
comprehensive review process is to move more quickly than the schedule
for the review will permit. The review process has already incorporated more
flexibility in the use of the large area now designated “Recreation” in the
vicinity of the Stadium, including the potential for the proposed development.
The Town has retained a planning consultant, for both the comprehensive
review and the special amendments. This has involved research on the
opportunities and circumstances affecting development of the Town and
consideration of the input from the June meeting. Our consultant has
prepared a suggested Planning Background Report and Municipal Plan
and Development Regulations for the period 2019-2029, related to the
comprehensive review, as well as the documents for the amendments
proposed for the existing Municipal Plan and Development Regulations.
These documents are available at the Town office for viewing during regular
business hours and can also be sent by email as PDFs on request to:
townofstgeorges@nf.aibn.com
Please review these documents and come with your questions and
suggestions.
This is not notice of an official public hearing specified in the Urban and Rural
Planning Act 2000. A separate public hearing for each of the topics described
above follows later, after Council has considered any revisions which may be
made following the public meeting on July 16th.
The meeting will be held at:
7:00 pm
Tuesday, 16 July, 2019
At 195 Main Street, St. George’s, NL (Council Chambers)
Signed: Jocelyn Butt
Town Manager/Clerk 7819943


Updated: Monday, July 8, 2019   4:28 pm NFLD



St. George's Recreation Summer Program Registration - Update

We still have 6 seats available for the Recreation Summer Program, you may register your child at the Town Office during normal office hours Monday to Friday.  The Program starts Monday 8 July 2019 and will run until 21 August 2019.   The program will be an all day program and is limited to 10 seats.  Please see information to your left. The daily schedule has been revised as follow, please see updated information to you left: 6.5 Weeks of All day Sessions Monday to Friday (22.5 hours per week) Monday 10:30 – 3:30pm Tuesday 10:30am – 3:30pm Wednesday 10:30am – 3:30pm Thursday 10:30am – 3:00pm Friday 10:30am – 1:30pm

Updated: Wednesday, July 3, 2019   12:07 pm NFLD



Public Consultations Launched on Provincial Solid Waste Management Strategy Review

Municipal Affairs and Environment
June 26, 2019

Public Consultations Launched on Provincial Solid Waste Management Strategy Review The Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, today announced the launch of a public consultation process related to the review of the Provincial Solid Waste Management Strategy. This is the first comprehensive review of the strategy since it was announced in 2002. Consultation is a very important part of the review of the Provincial Waste Management Strategy. Feedback gathered during the public consultations period will provide valuable information and insight into local, regional and provincial waste management issues and be important in informing the work of the review. A discussion guide, incorporating a questionnaire, is being used to solicit feedback, and can be accessed online through www.engageNL.ca. Written submissions will also be accepted, and can be emailed to wastestrategyreview@gov.nl.ca or sent by regular mail to:

Provincial Solid Waste Management Strategy Review
Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL A1B 4J6

The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 13, 2019.

Updated: Tuesday, July 2, 2019   4:49 pm NFLD



Agenda - Regular Council Meeting July, 2019

This is to advise that the Agenda has been posted for the Regular Council Meeting of 2 July, 2019 at 7:00 pm.  It may be found under the Municipality Tab - Minutes.

Updated: Friday, June 28, 2019   2:18 pm NFLD



Manhole Covers - Mischief

We wish to advise our residents that during recent flushing of our sewer system Public Works came across one manhole that had its cover removed and some person(s) placed indiscriminate dumping inside of this particular manhole, which included grass clippings, axe, wheels etc.  We want to remind the public that the removal of manhole covers belonging to the Town of St. George's, are to be removed by our Public Works Department only.  Removal by anyone else maybe considered mischief and will be reported to the RCMP.  An RCMP investigation will be conducted into the indiscriminate dumping that was found.  This type of behaviour poses a huge safety issue, should a child or even an adult fall into a manhole the resulting injuries could be devastating.  The cost of repair to damaged manhole infrastructure can be substantial and the Town takes this issue seriously.

Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2019   11:26 am NFLD



Boil Water Advisory Lifted

We wish to inform our residents that the Boil Water Advisory is LIFTED effective immediately, there is no longer a requirement to boil water prior to ingestion.

Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2019   9:08 am NFLD



Request For Proposal

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL   SALE AND DEVELOPMENT OF LAND SENIOR’S HOUSING – DIAMOND COURT   The Town of St. George’s is requesting detailed proposals for the sale and development of land located adjacent to the first ballfield Diamond Court, St. George’s Newfoundland and Labrador.  The purpose of this request is to identify an entity with financial capacity and a development plan that would benefit the entity and the Town from an economic aspect and provide Seniors Housing for the citizens of the Town and surrounding area. Copies of the Request for Proposal can be obtained from the Town of St. George’s located at 195 Main Street, St. George’s, NL or by calling (709) 647-3283.  It may also be found at the bottom of this News Page in Documents. Proposals must be submitted to: RFP 2019-1 Town Manager/Clerk Town of St. George’s P.O. Box 250 St. George’s, NL AON 1Z0   Deadline for submissions:  up to 2:00 pm local time on July 19th, 2019   Public Opening:  2:15 pm local time on July 19th, 2019   The lowest of any proposal will not necessarily be accepted.  

Updated: Monday, June 24, 2019   10:51 am NFLD



Office Closure - Monday 24 June, 2019

We wish to advise the public that the Town Office will be closed on Monday June 24th, 2019 in observance of the Discovery Day Holiday.  The office will re-open on Tuesday at 9:00 am.

Updated: Friday, June 21, 2019   12:12 pm NFLD



Ride Don't Hide National Mental Health Awareness Campaign - Update

We wish to express our thanks to our community members who showed up today for this important Campaign by walking, thus bringing Mental Health awareness to the forefront.  Special thanks to Alison White with Qalipu who organized the event and asked for our partnership, along with the St. George's Indian Band and Branch 38 Royal Canadian Legion.  Our sincere appreciation is extended to those who so graciously donated to this worthwhile cause.

Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2019   2:04 pm NFLD



Sewer Flushing - Reminder

This is a reminder that Flushing is on going - Originally posted 3 June, 2019 @ 9:30 am. We wish to advise our residents that sewer flushing will commence this week and may last upto four weeks.  During this period you may experience discoloration of water or odour, running your water until it runs clear will resolve either of these potential issues, also it is recommended to check water color prior to washing of white/light clothing.  Flushing is necessary to maintain our sewer system.  It's imperative for the proper running of the sewer system that residents refrain from flushing items such as swiffer clothes, baby & make-up wipes, socks, paper towel, industrial paper towel, and all other like items.  Sewer blockages can result in costly repairs.  Please remember that if a blockage occurs on the residents side of the curb stop, it is the residents responsibility for repairs.  Let's work together to reduce potential blockages.  We regret any inconvenience this maintenance may cause to our residents.

Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2019   12:15 pm NFLD



PEST CONTROL - RODENTS

PEST CONTROL We'd like to advise our residents that we've received calls regarding rats within the Town.  After speaking with Pest Control experts they've advised that all residents should follow these recommendations to avoid further rat issues and to prevent any infestation.  Once the food source is stopped, rats will move on.   Do not use bird feeders (this is a huge food source) for rats.   Pick up and dispose of all dog/cat feces.   Line garbage boxes with wire mesh. Ensure no food sources are available.  

Updated: Monday, June 17, 2019   10:22 am NFLD



Federal Summer Student Jobs - Parks & Recreation Coaches - Resumes Requested

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL JUNE 20th, 2019 The Town of St. George's has one vacancy under the Canada Summer Jobs Program for Parks & Recreation Coordinators/Coaches.  These positions will involve working with children and youth from age 5 to 12 promoting physical activity and sports.  It involves motivating children to participate in softball, soccer, basketball and other sports for both indoor and outdoor activities.  The program will run for 8 weeks at 30 hours per week.  The program typically runs Monday to Friday with a start date of 2 July, 2019, hours to be set at a later date.  The position will require staff to participate in outings, field trips, playground activities and sports.  Applicants should have prior experience in working with children, past children's programs, be highly motivated, able to work both independently and with others, have good communication/organizational skills, be responsible and have knowledge of sports related activities.  Must be able to supervise and be responsible for minor players throughout the entire day.  First Aid is considered an asset.  The positions are open to students currently enrolled in post-secondary education and returning in 2019, however, grade twelve graduates with an acceptance letter of post-secondary schooling may be considered.  Resumes with cover letters will be accepted until end of day June 20th, 2019, in the following formats: Email:  townmanager@townofstgeorges.com Mail:  Attention Town Manager P.O. Box 250, St. George's, NL A0N 1Z0 Fax:  709-647-3180 Drop Off:  195 Main Street, St. George's  

Updated: Sunday, June 16, 2019   4:58 pm NFLD



Special Meeting

A special meeting of Council will be held on June 17th, 2019 at 6:30 pm, the agenda has been published under the Municipality Tab - Minutes.

Updated: Sunday, June 16, 2019   4:56 pm NFLD



Student Jobs (2)- Request for Resumes

The Town of St. George's is requesting resumes for two summer students at the Town with our Public Works for town beautification. This position is a five week work period at 25 hours per week and is open to Level 1 to Level 3 students. Deadline for resumes is Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Students interested may send resumes by Email to the Town Manager at townofstgeorges@nf.aibn.com, or by fax 709-647-3180, or simply drop it off at our Town Office. This is a great opportunity and we look forward to hearing from those interested.

Updated: Friday, June 14, 2019   1:17 pm NFLD



Boil Water Advisory

We wish to advise our residents that the Town is on a Boil Water Advisory effective 11 June, 2019, due to Chlorination Building Water Line Repairs.  Consumers are advised to bring water that you might ingest to a rigorous boil for one (1) minute.  The Boil Water Advisory will be in effect until residents have been notified that it's lifted.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: Tuesday, June 11, 2019   4:58 pm NFLD



Notice of Public Meeting

Notice of Public Meeting Review of Municipal Plan and Development Regulations for the Town of St. George’s

Community members are invited to a public meeting for a presentation and discussion concerning a
review of the Municipal Plan and Development Regulations for the Town of St. George’s.  The
planning area includes the area within the Town boundary plus a large area outside the boundary.

The Town has retained a planning consultant, who has carried out research on the opportunities and
circumstances affecting development of the Town.   Our consultant has prepared a draft Municipal
Plan and Development Regulations for the period 2019-2029.  A background report plus drafts of
these documents are available at the Town office for viewing during regular business hours and can
also be sent by email as pdfs on request to:

townofstgeorges@nf.aibn.com Please review these documents and come with your questions and suggestions.

This is not the official public hearing specified in the Urban and Rural Planning Act 2000.  That
public hearing follows later in the process, after Council has considered any revisions which may
be made following the public meeting on June 12th.

The meeting will be held at: 7:00 pm Wednesday, 12 June, 2019 At 195 Main Street, St. George’s (Council Chambers) Signed: Jocelyn Butt Town Manager/Clerk

Updated: Tuesday, June 11, 2019   1:19 pm NFLD



Boil Water Advisory Lifted

Effective immediately the Boil Water Advisory is lifted, you no longer need to boil water prior to ingestion.  

Updated: Monday, June 3, 2019   9:18 am NFLD



Birthday Wishes

Wishing Mayor Danny Conway a very Happy Birthday, we hope your day is amazing!!

Agenda - Regular Council Meeting June 3rd, 2019

The Agenda has been published for the Regular Council Meeting of June 3rd, 2019 at 7:00 pm under the Municipality Tab - Minutes.

Updated: Friday, May 31, 2019   1:00 pm NFLD



Town of St. George's Community Involvement Scholarship Applications 2019

The Town of St. George's offers a $500.00 Scholarship yearly for one Level III graduating student.  Students interested are encouraged to pick up an application at the Town Office for completion.  The Scholarship will be presented at the Graduation Ceremony.  Deadline for applications is 22 June, 2019.

Curb Side Compliance - Importance Notice

Email: info@wrwm.ca 14 Main Street, Suite 203 Ph: 709-632-2922
Website: www.wrwm.ca Corner Brook, NL, A2H 1B8 Fax: 709-632-2204
Toll Free: 1-844-437-2922
***IMPORTANT NOTICE***
For all municipalities, local service districts and commercial curbside collection haulers
In recent weeks it has come to the attention of Western Regional Waste Management that there is uncertainty with aspects of the Sort-It Western program, specifically monitoring compliance for curbside collection.
The Sort-It Western program is geared toward curbside collection for community residents, making compliance at the curb one of the most important parts of the program. Jointly, communication between waste generators (i.e., communities), curbside haulers and WRWM contributes to the program success.
In an attempt to resolve any confusion with monitoring compliance at the curb, please use the following when determining your best practice in the curbside collection process:
NO BLACK BAGS – do not collect black bags at the curb at any time, including annual community clean-up initiatives. Black bags are not accepted as part of the Sort-It Western Program. Collectors should tag these at the curbside to keep residents informed of this policy.
BLUE BAG (I.E. RECYCLING) – inspect these bags at the curbside for any non-compliance items such as food waste, glass, clothing or anything evidently NOT recyclable. If non-recyclable items are found, leave the blue bags at the curbside with tagged information as to the reason for not collecting.
CLEAR BAG (I.E. HOUSEHOLD WASTE) – ideally, these bags should contain no recyclable materials. However, if recyclable items are visible, collectors are not always able to determine contamination levels for these items. As a general rule clear bags should be collected, unless there is excessive recycling material contained within these bags or a blatant disregard for the Sort-It Western program.
To date, the Sort-It Western program and compliance have been an outstanding success. With continued support from all of our communities, we assure this progress in the future.

Updated: Monday, May 27, 2019   11:53 am NFLD


Water Outage- May 24, 2019

We would like to advise residents that the water will be off for approximately 2 hours from the bottom of Seal Rocks hill to the end of Barachois Drive & all roads in between, due to a water line repair. This will occur at 11:30 a.m. on May 24, 2019.

Updated: Friday, May 24, 2019   11:29 am NFLD



Congratulations

Congratulations are extended to MHA Scott Reid St. George's - Humber District on his re-election 16 May, 2019.  On behalf of Council & Staff we extend to you our support and best wishes during this next term.  We look forward to your representation over the next 4 years.

Updated: Friday, May 17, 2019   4:22 pm NFLD



Birthday Wishes

On behalf of Council and Staff we'd like to wish our Assistant Town Clerk Taylor Garnier a very Happy Birthday!

Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2019   8:35 am NFLD



Birthday Wishes

Sending birthday wishes to Town Employee Arthur Lasaga, hoping you have a great day.

Updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2019   1:53 pm NFLD



Boil Water Advisory

We wish to advise our residents that due to issues with our wells, a boil water advisory has been instituted effective immediately.  Consumers are advised to bring water that you might ingest to a rigorous rolling boil for one (1) minute.  This advisory will remain in effect until notified otherwise.  In addition we ask our residents to conserve water where possible, as the wells we are currently operating off of do not produce the high yield that we are use too.  Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.

Updated: Monday, May 13, 2019   4:11 pm NFLD



3rd Annual Black Bank Clean Up

Please see poster to your left regarding the 3rd Annual Black Bank Clean Up.

Updated: Monday, May 13, 2019   1:09 pm NFLD



Agenda - Special Meeting 13 May, 2019

The agenda has been published for the Special Meeting scheduled for 13 May, 2019 at 6:30 pm.

Updated: Friday, May 10, 2019   2:18 pm NFLD



Smoke Free Policy - Recreational Facilities/Events

We wish to advise that the following Smoke Free Policy went into effect 6 May, 2019.  All Town of St. George's Recreational Facilities and Grounds are now Smoke Free, this include Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium it's grounds and ballfields as well as all Town Playgrounds.  No Smoking signs will be erected in the near future.   TOWN OF ST. GEORGE’S POLICY #1/2019 SUBJECT:  SMOKE FREE POLICY RECREATIONAL FACILITIES/EVENTS PRINCIPAL

Tobacco Smoke affects everyone, smokers and non-smokers.  The health hazards of tobacco smoke are
well documented.  Involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke is a hazard over which the Town has control
with respect to its publicly owned properties.  Therefore, the following policy is being developed
for the Town of St. George’s and its recreation properties.

POLICY OBJECTIVE The objectives of the policy are: •     Provide a healthy and safe environment for players, coaches, fans, etc. •     Promote and support healthy behaviour. POLICY STATEMENT

It is the policy of the Town of St. George’s to prohibit smoking at all recreation facilities,
properties and events as of May 6th, 2019.

APPLICATION

This policy will be in effect at all times, and applies to all recreation facilities owned by the
Town of St. George’s as specified in this policy.

DEFINITIONS

Smoking includes the inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying of lighted tobacco & cannabis products
including cigar, pipe and/or other lighted smoking equipment include vape products.

COMPLIANCE

Managers and Department Heads are responsible to enforce the smoke-free policy in the same manner
as any other policy.  Respect and good judgement are expected from everyone involved, keeping in
mind the objective of the policy.

SIGNAGE The town will provide signage for all recreation facilities affected by this policy.


FACILITIES

The following facilities and properties are covered by this policy: •     Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium/Bowling Alley •     Softball Fields Diamond Court •     Playground Diamond Court •     Playground School Road (behind Bayview Academy) POSTING POLICY

Policy is to be posted at all entrances and no-smoking signs to be placed in all areas affected by
the policy.

The Town of St. George’s will permit smoking in designated areas outside of recreational facilities
during community special events.  A written request to permit smoking in designated areas must be
approved by the Town of St. George’s.

Motion:  #19-60                                 Daniel Conway Mayor

Updated: Tuesday, May 7, 2019   4:22 pm NFLD



Community Health Assessment Survey

Please see poster to your left with respect to completing the Community Health Assessment Survey.

Updated: Monday, May 6, 2019   9:30 am NFLD



Agenda Published - Regular Council Meeting May 6th, 2019

Please note that the Agenda for the Regular Council meeting of May 6th, 2019 at 7:00 pm has been published under the Municipality Tab-Minutes.

Updated: Friday, May 3, 2019   3:20 pm NFLD



Free Residential Drop Off

Western Regional Waste Management will be having free residential drop off at the St. George's Transfer Station Site, every Saturday in June, please take advantage of this initiative.

Updated: Thursday, May 2, 2019   4:10 pm NFLD



Clear Blue Bag Collection

We wish to advise our residents that our contractor will not be picking up recyclables that appear to be contaminated when left at the curb.  Should your blue bag(s) be left behind on pick-up day it is because it was considered contaminated.  WRWM has a strict non acceptance policy for contaminated recyclables.  Guidelines for recyclables are at left.  Please remember to open and clean out all items, othewise they will not be accepted.

Updated: Wednesday, May 1, 2019   2:39 pm NFLD



Proclamation - Mental Health Week - 2019

Please see signed Proclamation to the left for Mental Health Week, 2019.  GET LOUD FOR MENTAL HEALTH!  

Western Regional Waste Management Newsletter

Please see WRWM newsletter to your left, it contains important information for our residents, in particular FREE RESIDENTIAL SPRING CLEAN-UP, which will be available at the Landfill the four Saturdays in June - June 8th, June 15th, June 22nd, and June 29th.

Updated: Friday, March 29, 2019   9:45 am NFLD



Info Note Western Regional Waste Management

Please see the note to your left from Western Regional Waste Management regarding curb side recycling.

Updated: Friday, March 8, 2019   3:17 pm NFLD



Nurse Practitioner Employment Opportunity - St. George's

Permanent Full-time Nurse Practitioner – Family and All Ages St. George’s Medical Clinic, Western Health   Western Health currently requires a Nurse Practitioner on a permanent basis at the St. George’s Medical Clinic. The incumbent would also be required to do coverage at the Jefferies Clinic. These clinics are located off the southwest coast of Newfoundland. The western region of Newfoundland is home to pristine communities perfect for any active individual looking for a quaint, quiet, safe community to live, without the busy lifestyle of larger cities.   REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Current registration with the Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador and current Nurse Practitioner License are required.  The incumbent must demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills.  The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships is essential. Experience working independently with limited supervision and a willingness to travel are also required.  Maintaining certification in BCLS and the willingness to complete certification in ACLS, PALS, and TNCC within two years of appointment to the position are required.   A bursary may be provided for this position.  Please contact the Human Resources Department for details at (709) 784-5367   *A satisfactory record of work performance and attendance is required.   Hours of Work:                     75 Hours per pay period 0800-1600, 0830-1630, 0900-1700 Hours; Monday to Friday Salary Scale:                                                 $81,646.50 to $101,244.00 Competition Number:          WH-2019000221 Competition Closing Date:  31 March 2019 Recruiter Name:                   Brittany Hickey   Western Health values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. A resume, proof of qualifications, and the names of two employment references are required.  Applicants who do not provide the necessary documentation as outlined on this job posting will not be considered.   To apply, go to https://employment.westernhealth.nl.ca.  If you are having issues when using eRecruit, please email erecruit@westernhealth.nl.ca.

Regular Council Meetings - 2019

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING DATES FOR 2019   Please note the dates for Regular Council Meetings for 2018.  Occasionally due to availability Regular Council Meeting dates may be changed, however, notice will be provided on the Town Website.  Persons wishing to speak at a meeting must advise the Town Office no later than 12:00 pm the Friday before the meeting:   January 7th, 2019 - Monday February 4th, 2019 - Monday March 4th, 2019 - Monday April 1st, 2019 - Monday May 6th, 2019 - Monday June 3rd, 2019 - Tuesday July 2nd, 2019 - Tuesday August 6th, 2019 - Tuesday September 3rd, 2019 - Tuesday October 7th, 2019 - Monday November 4th, 2019 - Monday December 2nd, 2019 - Monday

Announcement - Divestiture Project

MP Gudie Hutchings and MHA Scott Reid (along with their respective Assistants) met with Mayor Daniel Conway, Deputy Mayor Tanya Messervey, Councillor Conrad White, and Councillor Roland Williams on 20 December, 2018 with respect to the Divesture Project and it is with great pleasure that the following is announced:   “I'm pleased to announce this major investment for our community. Investing in the local small craft harbour helps not just the commercial fishing industry, but St. Georges as a whole. I am proud that we are investing in people, promoting inclusive growth and building stronger communities. The work carried out will not only renew and maintain the infrastructure that is essential to the region, but also stimulate job opportunities that will benefit fishers and support our local communities.”   Gudie Hutchings, Member of Parliament, Long Range Mountains   ST. GEORGE’S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR    Funds will be invested at St. George’s in 2018-19.   Divestiture Project ·      The project involves demolishing the dilapidated finger pier and replacing it with an L-shaped armourstone breakwater, constructing a small boat launch and floating docks, and transferring the site to a local non-profit organization. ·      Discussions have been occurring over the past two years with the Town of St. George’s regarding the divestiture of the site.  A committee has been formed to eventually take ownership.  The scope of work is well defined.  

Updated: Tuesday, January 8, 2019   2:11 pm NFLD



Long Service Awards

On Saturday 8 December, 2018 MHA Scott Reid presented long service awards to Mayor Danny Conway for 16 years of Municipal Council Service as Councillor/Deputy Mayor/Mayor, to former Councillor Charlie Foote for 20 years of Municipal Council Service as Councillor/Deputy Mayor and to Councillor Andy Tobin for 16 years of Municipal Council Service as Councillor/Deputy Mayor.  We thank you for your dedication and the many contributions you have all made to the Town of St. George's over the last 20 years.

Updated: Monday, December 10, 2018   5:09 pm NFLD



Snow Clearing Operations

We wish to advise our residents that as the snow clearing operations have started please use extreme caution when travelling behind our snow removal equipment.  Walkers are asked to also use caution and wear bright reflective clothing when walking especially after dark.  Parents are asked to remind children to play well away from the shoulder of the roads and not engage in play in ditches or near culverts.  Lets keep our community safe!

Curb Stop Water Shut Offs

The Town of St. George's wishes to advise our residents that only emergency related curb stop water shut offs will occur during the period 1 December, 2018 and 30 April, 2019.  Freezing during the cold winter months can cause water line breakage that could potentially result in considerable damage.

Garbage Collection Reminder

We'd like to remind our residents that in accordance with our Gabage/Refuse Regulations Section 8(a) "garbage must be out by a time not later than 8:00 AM on the day designated by Council for Garbage Collection".  The Garbage Contractor has a copy of our regulations; therefore pick up may start at 8:00 AM on Friday's.

New Boil Water Advisory Notification Method

In an effort to ensure that all residents are advised of future boil water advisories and the lifting of boil water advisories, we've put into place a new automated calling system where each resident will receive a call immediately upon an advisory being issued or lifted.  We've sent a notice to each resident with a Post Office box regarding this initiative.  To be notified it is imperative that you provide the Town Office with either your landline phone number or cellular phone number.  You may provide the best number to contact you at by calling the Town Office at 647-3283 or Email the number to info@townofstgeorges.com, to date we've only received approximately 130 phone number from our nearly 500 households, please pass this information along to family members and friends.  

Updated: Friday, October 5, 2018   3:47 pm NFLD



Indiscriminate Dumping

We wish to advise our residents that indiscrimate dumping is strictly prohibited within our Municipal Boundaries.  We have been informed by residents that they have even found dumping on their private properties.  The Town provides weekly household garbage and recyclable collection and a yearly clean up week in the spring.  Persons who indiscrimately dump on Town property and roads put a burden on all taxpayers as Town Resources must be used to address the problem.  Indiscrimate dumping is a chargeable offence, let's work together to end indiscriminate dumping.

Updated: Thursday, September 13, 2018   8:32 am NFLD



Town of St. George's - Respectful Workplace Policy

The Town of St. George's is committed to creating an inclusive and healthy workplace where employees are valued and treated with dignity and respect.  The intent of th policy is to prevent discrimination and harassment of any type and provides guidelines on addressing workplace discrimination/harassment as efficiently as possible.   Harassment is a form of discrimination and means any unwanted physical or verbal conduct directed to one or more individuals and causes offence or humiliation.  This doesn't just extend to the Town Office or publically owned buildings, this also extends to any work-site.  As Council is the employer we are responsible to immediately act upon any situation involving discrimination/harassment.   Should any of our residents have any issue with work being performed or a complaint, please direct your concerns to the Town Office, please remember that the work being conducted by our workers is on behalf of Council.

Updated: Thursday, September 6, 2018   11:21 am NFLD



Obey Posted Speed Limits

We wish to advise all drivers that School commences this week and the safety of all children attending is imperative.  Based upon statistics from the Speed Radar sign that is within the School Zone with a speed limit of 30 km per hour, it is apparent that less than half of the drivers that use that area of Main Street are abiding by that posted speed limit.  The Town has engaged the RCMP in this matter and has requested periodic patrols throughout the school day to ensure drivers abide by posted speed limits.  We are requesting the cooperation of all drivers in this matter - please keep our children safe.

Dog Control Regulations

We wish to advise our residents that we've received a number of calls regarding roaming dogs.  Allowing dogs to roam within our municipal boundaries is strictly prohibited.  In accordance with the Dog Control Regulations Paragraph 10 it states - "Every owner of a dog within the Town shall keep such dog safely tethered or penned up at all times, except when it is under the immediate control of some person capable of controlling it at the time."  Paragraph 14 states - "Prosecution under these regulations may be taken summarily by the Council or any Police Constable."  Further, Paragraph 15 states - "Any person who is guilty of an offence against these regulations, or who acts in contravention of or fails to comply with any provisions thereof, or neglects or refuses to do so, shall be liable on summary conviction to a penalty not exceeding two hundred dollars ($200.00) or in default or payment thereof to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ninety (90) days or to both such fine and imprisonment." We respectfully ask that all dog owners abide by the Dog Control Regulations.    

Approved Traffic Regulations

We wish to advise our residents that the 2018 Traffic Regulations have been appoved by motion of Council and can be found in the documents at the end of this page.  

Burning Prohibition

  Residents are asked to please note that buring of demolition waste from derelict structures such as old or abandoned houses, barns, sheds, etc. is strictly prohibited and is in contravention of Section 12 of the Air Pollution Control Regulations 2004 which states: 12. (1) A person shall not burn or permit the burning of any material listed in Schedule E in a fire.  (Schedule E is in the PDF Documents at the end of this page) 12. (2) Nothwithstanding subsection (1), a person may burn or permit the burning of materials listed in Schedule E in a fire with the written approval of the minister.  Pursuant to subsection 12(2) of the Regulations, a permit to burn will only be issued by the department if, in the opinion of the Minister, the burning of materials listed in Schdule E poses a lesser safety or environment risk than to do otherwise. Residents are reminded that Cat/Dog Feces may be placed in the clear garbage bag for curbside collection and are asked to refrain from burning fecal matter.

Western Regional Waste Management St. George's Site Hours of Operation

We wish to advise our residents the Western Regional Waste Management Transfer Site at St. George's is open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM for both residential and commercial drop off.

Town Roads - Traffic Regulations

We wish to advise our residents that the Town Office has received multiple complaints regarding both on and off road vehicles speeding on our Roads.  Regulations are created to keep all residents safe and speeding on our main and side roads is both illegal and against regulations.  Speeding has become a safety issue for many; especially our children.  We implore everyone to slow down, be cognizant of children at play, residents walking and other traffic.  We've met with the RCMP on this issue and have requested their assistance, expect to see a larger RCMP presence in this community.  Please slow down, obey the rules of the road and watch for children.  

Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2018   1:22 pm NFLD



Electronic Waste - Western Regional Waste Management

ELECTRONIC WASTE
Electronic Waste (e-Waste) Drop-off Service

Did you recently replace a computer, phone or TV? WRWM has an electronics waste recycling service
available at the Wild Cove and Bay St. George transfer stations. Old desktop computers, printers,
cell phones and other unwanted electronics can be dropped off, free of charge at both transfer
stations during normal operating hours.

People are reminded to remove all personal information from their computers, cell phones and
electronics prior to drop-off. The e-Waste service is offered in cooperation with the Electronics
Products Recycling Association (EPRA), a not-for-profit organization that operates regulated
recycling programs across Canada.


Acceptable Materials for Electronics Recycling

•Desktop computers (and their components)
•Computer peripherals
•Portable personal computers
•Printers, fax machines and Scanners
•Display devices (televisions, monitors, etc)
•Personal or portable audio and Video
•Playback/Recording Systems
•Vehicle Audio and Video Systems (after market)
•Home Theater Systems
•Home Audio and Video Playback / Recording Systems (vcr, dvd, cd players, etc)
•Telephones, Answering Machines and Cell Phones
Unacceptable Materials for Electronics Recycling
•Calculators
•Cash registers
•Typewriters
•Paper shredders
•Floor standing or rack-mounted servers
•Routers and modems
•Tabletop photocopiers
•Medical, automotive and industrial diagnostic imaging equipment
•Video game consoles and handheld controllers
•Handheld video game units
•Fridges with built-in TVs
•Microwave ovens, large and small appliances
•Satellite dishes
•CDs, Blu-ray discs, VHS, beta and cassette tapes, flash drives, floppy discs, storage cases and
storage racks


Where to drop off your electronics

Bay St. George Waste Disposal Site
Address: Trans-Canada Highway, just southeast of the Steel Mountain Road to St. Georges.
Phone: (709) 214-1255
Hours of operation: Tuesday to Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wild Cove Waste Disposal Site
Address: North Shore Highway (Route 440),
approximately 1 kilometer north of the Mount Patricia Cemetery.
Phone: (709) 632-1390
Hours of operation: Monday to Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Why should your electronics be recycled?

Electronics often contain valuable materials, like gold and copper, as well as harmful materials,
including lead, mercury and cadmium.
Recycling electronic waste keeps these toxins from polluting the air, soil and water. Materials
such as steel, aluminum, copper, glass and plastic are
used to create new products.


Updated: Friday, May 25, 2018   11:28 am NFLD



Municipal Properties for Resale

Please be advised that a list of Municipal Properties for resale can be found at the bottom of this page in a PDF document.

Helmet Usage Mandatory - Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium

We wish to advise our residents that helmet usage is mandatory effective immediately for all skating activities at Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium.  We believe in safety first and protecting all users at this facility.  Persons not wearing helmets will not be allowed on the ice surface.  Have a happy ice season and keep your head protected. 

Updated: Tuesday, November 7, 2017   10:17 am NFLD



CHURCH STREET (TANK HILL) ROAD CONDITION

The Town would like to advise our residents & visitors that we have an issue at the top of Tank Hill on Church Street with slippery conditions, we are working hard ensuring that both snow clearing and salting/sanding are performed on a regular basis. Unfortunately due to the amount of run off from above the hill which includes Main Street and despite our best efforts this area is still quite slippery. If you must use this area while walking or driving, please use extreme caution.  Once spring arrives this issue will be addressed by Council.  Please be safe. 

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Related Documents
2018 Unaudited Statement
Unaudited Statement of Revenue, Expenditures, and Surplus 2018.pdf
Updated: July 17, 2019 2:28 pm
2016 Unaudited Statement
Unaudited Statement of Revenue, Expenditures and Surplus 2016.pdf
Updated: Jan 15, 2018 4:37 pm
2015 Unaudited Statement
Unaudited Statement of Revenue, Expenditures and Surplus 2015.pdf
Updated: Jan 15, 2018 4:38 pm
2014 Unaudited Statement
Unaudited Statement of Revenue, Expenditures and Surplus 2014.pdf
Updated: Jan 15, 2018 4:38 pm
Traffic Regulations
Traffic Regulations Effective 5 August 2019.pdf
Updated: July 31, 2019 12:03 pm
St. George's Volunteer Fire Department Application
St. Georges Fire Dept Application to Join.pdf
Updated: Oct 31, 2014 2:26 pm
Snow Clearing Procedures
Snow Cleaning Procedures.pdf
Updated: Jan 18, 2018 1:50 pm
RFP - SENIOR'S HOUSING
Seniors Housing RFP 2019-1 TOSG.pdf
Updated: June 24, 2019 9:53 am
Schedule E
Schedule E Material Prohibited from Burning in a Fire.pdf
Updated: March 21, 2016 4:30 pm
2018 - Council Meetings
Regular Council Meeting Dates 2018.pdf
Updated: Jan 9, 2018 4:49 pm
MUNICIPAL PROPERTIES AVAILABLE FOR RESALE
Municipal Properties for Resale.pdf
Updated: Feb 25, 2019 3:27 pm
Forest Fire Regulations
Consolidated Newfoundland and Labrador Regulation 11 96 (Forest Fire Regulations).pdf
Updated: May 16, 2017 11:56 am
CAT REGULATIONS
CAT REGULATIONS.pdf
Updated: April 7, 2016 4:39 pm
2017 Unaudited Statement
2017 - Unaudited Statement of Revenue, Expenditures and Surplus.pdf
Updated: May 17, 2018 1:34 pm



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