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Monday, October 18, 2021

Bowling Season Begins

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium will open October 15, 2021 for General Bowling at 6:30 p.m. General Bowling will take place on Friday's and Saturday's from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Pricing is as per the attached flyer. League Bowling will commence on Sunday, October 17, 2021. We hope that everyone has an enjoyable bowling season. MASKS ARE MANDATORY  and SOCIAL DISTANCING REGULATIONS  MUST BE ADHERED TO AS PER GOVERNMENT COVID-19 REGULATIONS.  PLEASE NOTE THAT AS OF OCTOBER 22, 2021 NLVAX PASSPORTS ARE MANDATORY.
Updated: Friday, October 15, 2021   8:46 am NFLD


Regular Council Meeting 5 October 2021

We wish to advise that the Agenda for the Regular Council Meeting of October 5th, 2021 at 7:00 pm has been published under the MunicipalityTab/Council Minutes.  Anyone wishing to attend may do so by following the Zoom link below.  Mayor Conway will also live stream the meeting from his Facebook Page

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Meeting ID: 830 1585 6245
Passcode: 96Lkzm


Updated: Friday, October 1, 2021   1:43 pm NFLD



Town Office Closure - October 4, 2021

We wish to advise that due to unforeseen circumstances the Town Office will be closed on Monday October 4th, 2021, further due to this closure the Regular Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday October 5th, 2021 at 7:00 pm.  We regret any inconvenience caused.

Updated: Friday, October 1, 2021   10:22 am NFLD



Town Manager Farewell

I want to take this opportunity to thank the good residents of St. George’s, our Mayor Danny Conway, Town Council and Staff for the support, friendship and respect that I’ve received during my time as Town Manager with the Town of St. George’s.  I also want to thank my husband Ronald for his unwavering support and tolerance of having to take a back seat in my priorities to the Town. It has truly been my privilege to work for the Town and all of you.  Our town is so fortunate to have such a dedicated staff who work tirelessly at all hours to maintain infrastructure to ensure the comfort of our residents.  As most of you know by now, I am leaving the position of Town Manager and I will start my new job next week.  I feel that it is important to emphasize that I am leaving of my own volition and although it was not an easy decision, I am satisfied that it is the right choice.  Even with the respect and support of over 99% of the population of our town’s residents, a select few made it very difficult for me to remain.  Just when I thought a situation was resolved, I was hit with something else and I cannot help but feel that I was the target.  I finally came to the conclusion that the constant barrage of requests for information and the social media accusations would never end as long as I remained as Town Manager.  These requests and accusations required a great dealt of time, distraction, and cost to our taxpayers.  I am not sure what these individuals are looking for but if there was wrongdoing at the Town of St. George’s while I was Town Manager, I assure you they would have found it by now. I cannot express the negative impact that all of this has had on my mental health and nobody should have to experience that type of mistreatment in the workplace.  I sincerely hope the new Town Manager and Council will not have to endure the cruelty and the invasion of personal privacy that I was subjected to. I leave with my held head held high and with pride in all that was accomplished during my time as Town Manager.  I leave a legacy of integrity and professionalism in every aspect of my job.  I worked tirelessly to ensure that Council and residents were informed of changes and events at both provincial and municipal levels, and I have been recognized for the significant increase in transparency of Council Meetings and decisions.  I’m also proud that we have replaced aging equipment and infrastructure, along with implementing safety protocols and equipment, that will last well into the future.  In addition, to acquiring newer vehicles and equipment, we have renovated our Town Office and the Fire Hall and acquired a new Fire Pumper.  We have upgraded the Chlorination Building and are in the midst of starting the Emergency Generator Project so that when power outages occur we are able to maintain water to our residents.  We have a new Water Storage Tank and a new drilled well…just to name a few of the achievements. I know that I am leaving the Town Management in good shape and in good hands.  Processes have been put in place to ensure smooth transitions.  The current Mayor, Council and Staff are dedicated and proficient individuals who are more than capable to continue the progress and accomplishments that we have enjoyed during my time as Town Manager.  I will miss the incredible staff that I was so fortunate to work with and I wish nothing but the best to our future Council as they take the helm to serve our town and its citizens.

Updated: Friday, October 1, 2021   8:42 am NFLD



Town Office Closure

The Town Office will be closed Thursday, September 30th, 2021 in recognition of  National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, the office will reopen on Friday October 1st at 9:00 am.

Updated: Wednesday, September 29, 2021   4:51 pm NFLD


Pop-Up Vaccine Clinics

    May be an image of text that says 'Municipal Election Day Pop-up Vaccine Clinics September 28, 2021 Corner Brook Civic Centre Main entrance 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Deer Lake Salvation Army Church 1 to 7:30 p.m. Hawke's Bay 50+ Club 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Port aux Basques Lion's Club 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stephenville Lion's Club 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Have your say and get your shot! Western Health'
Updated: Tuesday, September 28, 2021   9:24 am NFLD


Municipal Election Town of St. George's Deferred

We wish to advise our nominees, residents and the public that the Municipal Election for the Town of St. George's scheduled for 28 September, 2021 has been deferred.  We are awaiting a forthcoming letter from the Minister of Municipal and Provincial Affairs which will stipulate the new dates applicable to the election including nomination and election day.  We regret any inconvenience caused.

Updated: Tuesday, September 21, 2021   2:00 pm NFLD



Social Media Commentary

We wish to advise, while everyone is entitled to express their views on matters of public concern, that right is not absolute.  Residents & members of the public are also reminded that posting any comment on social media that is deemed defamatory and or threatening will be taken seriously and provided to the appropriate authorities.  The Town and/or its employees are entitled to take whatever action it deems legally necessary, the costs for which may be borne by those who continue commentary that constitutes intimidation and/or defamation.

Town Manager - News

Dear Residents Today I bring news that our present town manager will be leaving her position . She will be pursuing employment elsewhere and I am sure she will be welcomed with open arms wherever she goes. She has done so much great work for this town . Words do not seem to be enough to express our thanks to Jocelyn for the last 6 years of service. When Jocelyn joined our town, it was a very different time . I was a new mayor and I needed someone with sound leadership, for a town management role. We needed to move our town forward and to carry out and action the wishes of council and residents. To say it entailed a lot of difficulty and hard work would be an understatement but somehow we managed and Jocelyn was a key person in making it all come together. I can assure you that with the upcoming election and an appointment of a new town manager we will continue to succeed as we have for the past six years . Thank you Jocelyn for everything you have done for this town and it’s residents and for being the professional town manager this town deserved. Mayor Danny Conway  

Updated: Friday, September 17, 2021   2:55 pm NFLD



Birthday Wishes - Justin Chinn

Wishing Town Employee Justin Chinn who celebrates his birthday on September 19, a very Happy Birthday.  May your special day be filled with family, friends, laughter, lots of presents and cake.  Have a wonderful Birthday Justin.

Updated: Friday, September 17, 2021   9:00 am NFLD



Birthday Wishes - George Parsons

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Mr. George Parsons, our Town's oldest resident a very Happy 97th Birthday.  A man like you deserves all the honor and praise as we congratulate you on this remarkable occasion.  May your health hold and give you many more years to celebrate.

Updated: Friday, September 17, 2021   8:27 am NFLD



Boil Water Advisory Lifted

We wish to advise our residents from 465 Main Street to the end of Shallop Cove and all streets within this corridor that the Boil Water Advisory that was issued on 8 September 2021 has been lifted.  There is no longer a requirement to boil water prior to ingestion.

Updated: Monday, September 13, 2021   11:48 am NFLD



Would you like to learn mindfulness training that is proven to improve mental wellness, resiliency and performance in just 5-10 minutes a day?  Then join the challenge!  It’s free to residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, is available in French and English, and starts every Monday (you can sign up until the end of the day on Tuesday).    Click on the image to the left or visit the online programs section of www.bridgethegapp.ca.   

Updated: Monday, September 13, 2021   10:10 am NFLD



Bayview Academy - New Books

Starting Monday, And lasting until October 3, Bayview Academy has been adopted by Indigo and Cole’s in the Corner Brook Plaza to help raise money for new books for the School!  What that means is that we will both be collecting donations. They will be asking in store and we will be holding fundraisers and accepting donations in person and online. Then, we can use all the money for new books for the school at a 30% discount! Below is the donation link.
https://fb.me/e/1Dv2wzpJ2  

Updated: Monday, September 13, 2021   8:34 am NFLD



Urgent Notice

We wish to advise that anyone receiving email from the email accounts mayor@townofstgeorgesnl.com or mayor@townofstgeorges.com please do not respond to the email or click on any links, the email has been hacked.  If you received any email please contact the Town Office at info@townofstgeorges.com .

Updated: Saturday, September 11, 2021   7:01 pm NFLD



Special Public Meeting of Council

Please take notice that there will be a Special Public Meeting of Council on Monday September 13th, 2021 at 4:00 pm.  The Agenda has been published under the Municipality Tab/Council Meetings.  Members of the public wishing to attend may do so via Zoom at the link below, Mayor Conway will also be live streaming from his Facebook Page.

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Meeting ID: 823 4065 4738
Passcode: HSQe08


Updated: Friday, September 10, 2021   10:49 am NFLD



Western Health - World Suicide Prevention Day

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Light a Flame of Hope at 8 pm.    World Suicide Prevention Day is a chance for everyone to join us in promoting understanding about suicide: those impacted by a suicide attempt or loss, family and friends, organizations, professionals, politicians, volunteers and community members. Every year on September 10th, people in over 50 countries connect to assist in Creating Hope Through Action.   Take a moment to reach out to someone – a close family member, a friend, or even a stranger. A genuine conversation can make all the difference & show others you care. Start a conversation by asking how they’re doing and listen supportively. Check-in regularly to stay connected and support each other. Are you concerned about yourself or someone else? You are not alone! Western Health offers quick access to mental health and addictions counselling services through doorways. Call the office near you – reach out, we’re here to help.

Updated: Friday, September 10, 2021   9:34 am NFLD



Donation Thanks

On behalf of Council, we offer our sincere thanks to Mr. David Morris for the donation of a garbage receptacle for the St. George's Marina.  Many thanks for your kind generosity.

Updated: Thursday, September 9, 2021   4:12 pm NFLD



Boil Water Advisory - 8 September 2021

We wish to advise our residents residing from 465 Main to the end of Shallop Cove and all streets within this corridor that a boil water advisory will be in affect once the water has been returned to service to 8 September 2021.  Water consumers are advised to bring water that you might ingest to a rigorous rolling boil for one (1) minute.   Please see additional information on the poster to the left.

Updated: Wednesday, September 8, 2021   4:31 pm NFLD



Water Outage - 8 September, 2021 - Updated

We wish to advise our residents who live from 465 Main Street to the end of Shallop Cove and all roads within this corridor that there will be a water outage on Wednesday September 8th, 2021 from approximately 8:15 am to 7:00 pm.  The Town will be conducting a fire hydrant repair which cannot be performed under pressure, therefore this outage is necessary.
If this schedule should change our residents will be notified.

Updated: Wednesday, September 8, 2021   4:18 pm NFLD



2021 Municipal Election - Notice of Candidates

The following persons have been nominated for election to Council: For Councillor: Evelyn (Lynn) Alexander Daniel (Danny) Conway Joan Doucette Virginia (Jean) Legge Dana Morris Rhonda Sheppard Richard Swyers Andrew (Andy) Tobin Conrad White Roland Williams The Election will take place the 28th day of September 2021 between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm.  Polling booths will be located at St. Joseph's Parish Hall 246 Main Street, St. George's, NL.

Updated: Wednesday, September 8, 2021   9:14 am NFLD



2021 Municipal Election Nomination Day - Reminder

Public Notice Nomination  of Candidates MEF-01 Municipality of  St. George's       Nominations of candidates for election to the council for the municipality of St. George's will be received between hours of  8:00   a.m. and  8:00   p.m. 7 September 2021 at 195 Main Street Town Office. Nominations shall be in writing and state the name and civic address of the candidate and shall be signed by the Proposer and Seconder both of whom shall be present together with the candidate who shall sign also signifying the candidate's acceptance. In the event that a candidate cannot be present for a candidate's nomination, the candidate's proposer and seconder can complete the required form. If the nomination is for a candidate running as mayor in a separate election that position should be noted on the nomination form. Every candidate shall at the time of the candidate's nomination, deposit with the Returning Officer, the non-refundable sum of ten dollars ($10.00) for towns/regions or fifty dollars ($50.00) for cities. The qualifications of a candidate for election to council are as follows: 1.   Canadian citizen who is 18 years of age or older;

2.   Ordinarily resident in the municipality or area for at least 30 days prior to the date set for 
the commencement of the nomination period;

3.   Not in arrears of taxes or other charges payable to the municipality; and 4.   Not otherwise disqualified under the Municipal Elections Act.   Jocelyn Butt - Returning Officer   Form prescribed under section 98 of the Municipal Elections Act

Updated: Monday, September 6, 2021   2:00 pm NFLD



Agenda - Regular Monthly Council Meeting - 8 September 2021

We wish to advise that the Regular Monthly Council meeting for September will take place on Wednesday September 8th, 2021 at 7:00 pm.  The Agenda for this meeting has been published under the Municipality Tab - Council Minutes.  Members of the Public wishing to attend may do so by following the link below via Zoom.  Mayor Conway will also be live streaming from his Facebook Page.  We wish all of our residents a good long weekend.

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Meeting ID: 817 3763 0509
Passcode: 52GsU6


Updated: Friday, September 3, 2021   2:56 pm NFLD



Special Council Meeting - August 31st, 2021

This is to advise that there will be a Special Council Meeting on August 31st, 2021 at 4:30 pm, the agenda has been published under the Municipality Tab - Council Minutes.  Members of the public wishing to attend may do so via Zoom at the link below:

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Meeting ID: 821 1856 1548
Passcode: E79658


Updated: Thursday, August 26, 2021   11:19 am NFLD



Special Meeting of Council - Cancelled

This is to advise that the Special Meeting of Council on August 26th, 2021 at 11:30 am has been cancelled.

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Updated: Wednesday, August 25, 2021   11:23 am NFLD



Municipal Election 2021

We wish to advise that the Municipal Election will take place on September 28th, 2021, we are currently seeking persons interested to work at the Election, if your interested please call the Town Office at 647-3283, we will keep a list of all those interested and will notify those selected.  We have requirements for 4 x Deputy Returning Officers, 4 x Poll Clerks, 2 x Sanitizers and 1 x Security Person.  Persons with prior election experience is preferred, however not exclusively necessary.
Total hours usually range from 14 - 16 this includes election day an any pre-election training, rates of pay are as follows: Deputy Returning Officers - $15.00 per hour Poll Clerks - $13.00 per hour Sanitizers - $13.00 per hour Security - $13.00 per hour

Updated: Tuesday, August 24, 2021   3:34 pm NFLD



Summer Students - Great Job

On behalf of the Town of St. George's we'd like to express our thanks to our Summer Students Isabella Cressy and Zachary Sampson for the great job they did working with our Public Works Department.  They were both reliable, respectful and safety conscious, attributes that will serve them well in the years to come.  They attended weekly safety meetings where they participated actively.  To both Isabella and Zachary we wish you all the best as your return to High School in September.
We also employed two other Summer Students - Raeanna Foote and Jewel Renouf who worked on a Emergency Services 911 Project whereby they collected an entered information into a spreadsheet related to 911 - this information will make it much easier for Emergency Responders to find our residents homes here in Town should the need arise.  We thank them for their work, attention to detail and participation in weekly safety meetings.  Many thanks for a job well done.  To Jewel we hope you have great success in your future trades training and we wish Raeanna all the best in her final year of High School.

Updated: Monday, August 23, 2021   4:35 pm NFLD



Birthday Wishes

On behalf of Council, Staff and the Residents of St. George's we wish our Assistant Town Clerk Sherry Bennett a very Happy 65th Birthday.  May your special day be as amazing as you are.  We hope this day brings you good wishes, lots of cake, presents and much love from family and friends.

Updated: Friday, August 20, 2021   9:17 am NFLD



Birthday Wishes

On behalf of Council, Staff and the Residents of St. George's it is our pleasure to wish Councillor Conrad White a very Happy Birthday.  Conrad will celebrate his Birthday on August 18th, we hope you have an enjoyable day filled with love, presents, cake and many good wishes.

Updated: Tuesday, August 17, 2021   4:44 pm NFLD



Permit Approval

At a meeting of Council on August 10th, 2021 an Agricultural Building Permit was approved for 9 Mercer's Lane for a Chicken Coop with 4 to 6 Chickens.  Letters were hand delivered to 10 residents in the immediate vicinity regarding the application and one objection was received.  Council invoked it's discretionary powers under Part 1 General Regulations Section 10 the Town of St. George's Development Regulations 2019-2029 Discretionary Powers of Authority and Use Zone Table "Residential" Discretionary Uses 8) Agricultural uses involving keeping of a small number of animals, to grant this permit.  We wish to advise the right to appeal under Section 5 of the Town of St. George's Development Regulations 2019-2029 as per below:
Notice of right to appeal 5. Where an authority makes a decision that may be appealed under section 42 of the Act, that authority shall, in writing, at the time of making that decision, notify the person to whom the decision applies of the (a) person’s right to appeal the decision to the board; (b) time by which an appeal is to be made; (c) right of other interested persons to appeal the decision; and (d) manner of making an appeal and the address for the filing of the appeal.
Address for Appeal

Secretary to the Regional Appeal Boards
c/o Department of Environment, Climate Change and Municipalities
P.O Box 8700
St. John’s, NL A1B 4J6
Office: (709) 729-3090
Fax: (709) 729-0320
Email: RegionalAppealBoards@gov.nl.ca


Updated: Thursday, August 12, 2021   10:53 am NFLD



Communication Support for Aphasia  - This 15 minute Facebook event Aug 11th at 2:30PM talks about  aphasia and how to communicate better with someone who has this brain injury related problem with speaking, listening, reading and/or writing. This event promotes awareness that people with aphasia know much more than they can say and there are strategies beyond use of words that improve our conversations with them. The session:   Provides information on the multiple causes of aphasia and gives tips on how to improve your conversations with someone who has this difficulty. Shares family members’ experience in the use of communication supports with their loved one who had           If you are looking for more information on aphasia, this is a place to start. You will find links to information you can trust.   Follow @westernhealthnl on Facebook and tune in for the event.  Please share details of this event freely with colleagues, family, friends, and on social media.   

Updated: Tuesday, August 10, 2021   11:08 am NFLD



Office Closure

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the Town Office will be closed today August 6th, 2021 due to unforeseen circumstances, we regret any inconvenience this may cause.  The Office will reopen Monday August 9th at 9:00 am.  Please note that we will continue to keep our door locked to maintain social distancing requirements, if your attending the Town Office please knock or ring the bell for entry.

Updated: Friday, August 6, 2021   11:10 am NFLD



Special Public Council Meeting

There will be a Special Public Council Meeting on August 10th, 2021, the agenda has been published under the Municipality Tab/Council Minutes.  Members of the public wishing to attend may do so via the Zoom link below:

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Meeting ID: 822 5558 4107
Passcode: straq7


Updated: Thursday, August 5, 2021   1:47 pm NFLD



Wedding Anniversary Wishes

On behalf of the Town of St. George's it is with immense pleasure that we send congratulations and best wishes to Mary and Cecil Ryan as they celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary today.  Cecil and Mary are beloved members of our community, they have demonstrated how you hold strong and grow with the passing years.  They are truly an inspirational couple who demonstrate the true meaning of marriage.  Again best wishes to you both on this grand occasion.

Updated: Saturday, July 31, 2021   6:20 pm NFLD



Regular Council Meeting August 2021

We wish to advise that the Agenda for the Regular Council Meeting of August 3rd, 2021 has been published under the Municipality Tab - Council Meeting.  Anyone from the Public wishing to attend may do so via Zoom at as per the information below.  Mayor Conway will also be streaming the meeting via Facebook Live.  

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Meeting ID: 814 0629 9943
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Updated: Friday, July 30, 2021   1:10 pm NFLD



Office Closure Monday August 2nd, 2021

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the Town Office will be closed on Monday August 2nd, 2021 for a Civic Holiday, the office will re-open on Tuesday August 3rd, 2021 at 9:00 am, appointments will no longer be necessary, however all other COVID-19 protocols will be in place, including hand sanitization upon entry and social distancing, therefore only 1 person at a time will be granted access to the foyer at a time.  We thank our residents and the public for their compliance and continued understanding to keep our workplace safe.

Updated: Friday, July 30, 2021   11:47 am NFLD



Western Health Public Service Announcement

    Inclusion Grants Funding The Inclusion Grants funding for 2021-2022 is now open. Through Children, Seniors and Social Development’s Disability Policy Office, the Inclusion Grants Funding Program provides grants of up to $25,000 to eligible community-based and non-profit organizations to help them create more accessible and inclusive facilities and events.   Initiatives under the Inclusion Grants Funding Program have included renovation projects, such as installation of ramps, automatic doors or visual alarms or disability-related accommodations for events and meetings, such as sign language interpretation or captioning. Applications for the 2021-22 Inclusion Grant will be accepted until September 14, 2021. Program Information News ReleaseOpens in new window Information SheetOpens in new window (314 KB) Inclusion Grants ApplicationOpens in new window (313 KB) Policy ManualOpens in new window (266 KB) Access For All Information Sheets: EntrancesOpens in new window (422 KB) RampsOpens in new window (943 KB) WashroomsOpens in new window (558 KB) If you experience difficulty in accessing this website or its contents, please contact: disabilitypolicy@gov.nl.ca Thanks, Leanne

Vaccination Clinic - July 29th, 2021

On behalf of Western Health we wish to advise our residents and the public that there will be a walk-in vaccination clinic (first or second dose) tomorrow July 29th, 2021 at St. Joseph's Parish Hall St. George's from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.  

Updated: Wednesday, July 28, 2021   4:21 pm NFLD



Discolored Water

We wish to advise our residents that work is being conducted at our Pump House with the installation of a new well over the next 2 to 3 weeks.  During this period you may at times experience discolored water.  To rectify this, please just run your water until it runs clear.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: Wednesday, July 28, 2021   10:13 am NFLD



Certificate Presentation

Today, July 27th, 2021, Mayor Danny Conway presented Town employee Claude Bennett with 2 achievement certificates.  Claude worked diligently to obtain his Level 1 Water Distribution System Operator Certification and Level 1 Wastewater Collection System Operator Certification.  The Town congratulates you on this achievement, we are grateful to have you in our employ.  Very well done.

Updated: Tuesday, July 27, 2021   4:58 pm NFLD



Western Health - Public Service Announcement

Update to Visitor Restrictions at Western Health Facilities  (Corner Brook, NL: July 22, 2021) Western Health is pleased to advise the public that visitor restrictions will be lessened at health care facilities and long term care homes, effective Friday, July 23, 2021. The following guidelines are in place to support visitation: At most Western Health facilities, visits will be limited to two people at the same time in order to adhere to public health guidelines. When children 18 years and under are visiting, two adults may be present as well. Visitors may visit more often than one time each day. If a patient/resident is in a shared room, we ask visitors to keep in mind the comfort level of the other patients/residents in the room and to ensure that physical distancing requirements can be maintained. There may be some sites that are unable to accommodate two visitors at a time. In these situations, the clinical care team will work with the family to identify options for visitation Visitation is encouraged in a patient/resident’s room or outdoors. Physical distancing must be maintained if visitation takes place outside the room and inside the facility. Each time you enter a health care facility, we ask that you limit visitation to one patient/resident. In extenuating circumstances visits with more than one patient/resident is permitted (i.e. both parents in LTC). All visitors must register upon arrival to the facility and be screened for COVID-19. You may let the staff person know you have already completed your screening if you are returning for multiple visits on the same day. Visitors will be screened at entrances from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Arrangements can be made for screening to take place at unit outside of these hours. Please note that a delay in screening upon entry may occur if there are a high number of visitors at the same time. If you have questions, please contact the care team to discuss visitation for your loved one.   For appointments or Emergency Department visits: Patients are asked to consider the necessity of bringing an additional person. Patients who can safely manage without assistance/support should come independently. Support persons may be asked to wait outside the facility to ensure adequate space is available in the waiting area for patients. The care team will accommodate the support person in the treatment area when requested by the patient.   Please see complete visitor guidelines here. For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.

Updated: Monday, July 26, 2021   9:14 am NFLD



Canadian Red Cross Survey

Are you prepared for floods, wildfire or earthquakes in your community?   We are conducting a telephone survey to learn more about awareness and preparedness for floods, wildfire and earthquakes to better understand how you and your community prepare for these risks.   The Canadian Red Cross and Partners for Action at the University of Waterloo are conducting a study on how people learn about and prepare for floods, wildfire and earthquakes in their communities in order to improve communications materials about these emergencies. The purpose of the survey is to assess the level of awareness of and preparedness for flood, wildfire and earthquake emergencies in your community. This research matters because the data collected through the survey will help the Canadian Red Cross and Partners for Action at the University of Waterloo develop inclusive communications materials that help at-risk Canadians reduce their exposure to these emergencies in their communities and take action to prepare. In July, you may receive a telephone call from Environics Research, the survey company we’re working with, who will ask you if you’d like to participate. Environics Research is a member of the Canadian Research Insights Council, and this project is registered with their Research Verification Service. You can find the project online using CRIC # 20210707-EL204 About the survey   The survey takes about 15 minutes and is voluntary. We are encouraging you to share your experiences with floods, wildfires or earthquakes, and whether your home was affected by these or not. We want to hear how you would prepare for these emergencies in the future. Questions range from things you may have done in response to recent floods, wildfires or earthquakes, to planning and actions taken to prepare for future emergencies. You may decline to answer any of the survey questions, and you can decide to end the survey at any point. Due to the nature of this survey, there may be a risk of emotional stress associated with answering the questions and recalling past experiences. If this happens to you, we encourage you to reach out to one of the following confidential support services:  
Canadian Mental Health Association – Newfoundland and Labrador
https://cmhanl.ca/get-help/ Mental Health Crisis Line: 709-737-4668 or Toll-free 1-888-737-4668
HealthLine  
HealthLine 811 or TTY 1-888-709-3555
CHANNAL Peer Support Warm Line
   1-855-753-2560 or 753-2560                                                                                                                                                                        
First Nations & Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line (24/7)
 

Updated: Tuesday, July 20, 2021   1:14 pm NFLD



New Water Tank Commissioning

Today - July 19th, 2021, MHA Scott Reid "Member for St. George's - Humber" along with Mayor Danny Conway were present for the official commissioning of the new Town of St. George's Water Storage Tank.  This project was funded through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program with a Federal Contribution of 40% and a Provincial Contribution of 50%.  We thank both levels of Government (Federal & Provincial), our Engineering Firm DMG Consulting Limited and the contractor Greatario, we now have an exceptionally well built water tank that will provide service to our community for many years to come.  

Updated: Monday, July 19, 2021   3:18 pm NFLD



Birthday Wishes

On behalf of Council, Staff and our Residents, we wish Town Employee Kenny Lee an incredibly Happy Birthday.  May your special day be filled with love, laughter, family, lots of presents and cake.  Have an amazing Birthday!!

Updated: Friday, July 16, 2021   8:22 am NFLD



Western Health - Public Service Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PSA Option for Earlier Interval Between First and Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccination (Corner Brook, NL: July 15, 2021) Western Health is advising that individuals can now receive their second dose of COVID-19 vaccination 28 days after their first dose. Emerging evidence suggests a longer dosing interval may increase and prolong the immune response to the vaccine which is why an eight-week interval is recommended, however Western Health recognizes there may be specific situations that require an individual to receive the vaccine before the recommended eight-week interval. This is still in keeping with guidance from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI).   To be fully vaccinated means you are 14 days past your second dose of a two-dose vaccine, such as Pfizer, Moderna, or Astra Zeneca, or 14 days past the dose of a single dose vaccine, such as Johnson and Johnson. Being fully vaccinated protects you from severe illness associated with COVID-19 and makes it much less likely that you can transmit the virus to others.   The provincial Department of Health and Community Services assures everyone that both mRNA vaccines, Pfizer and Moderna, are safe and effective, and asks individuals to take the vaccine offered. It is common practice in vaccination programs to interchange brands. The sooner the majority of the population is fully vaccinated, the sooner we can get back to doing the things that we love such as attend gatherings and events, participating in sports, and travelling. The department’s advisory is available at https://www.gov.nl.ca/releases/2021/health/0715n01/   To book an appointment at one of the available clinics throughout the Western Health region, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/vaccine/gettheshot/. If you experience issues with the vaccine booking site, please open Google Chrome and clear your web browsing cache by clicking Ctrl and F5. It is important that you cancel a previously booked appointment when you book your new one. You can cancel your appointment through the email confirmation of your previously booked appointment.   Western Health strongly encourages all residents to be vaccinated against COVID-19.   Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are interchangeable for second doses. If you received a first dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna), you can get either mRNA vaccine for your second dose. If you received a first dose of AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, you can get AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD or an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) for your second dose. Individuals 12 to 17 years of age are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only. Some physicians and pharmacists are available to provide second doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Please contact your local clinic/pharmacy for appointment times. You should not schedule an appointment for a vaccine if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Instead, complete a COVID-19 Assessment and referral by clicking here.   For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.

Updated: Thursday, July 15, 2021   1:53 pm NFLD



CNA - Joyce Family Foundation Bursary Program

Shared on behalf of CNA - Joyce Family Foundation Bursary Program- Open to 2021 High School Graduates   We are writing you today to share some exciting news that we hope you will bring to any student in your town who graduated in the class of 2021. We know it has been a challenging year on so many fronts, and students need us now more than ever to support their continued education goals. CNA is in its 6th year of offering the Joyce Family Foundation Bursary program. Today’s message is about taking ACTION for our students of this province.   Joyce Family Foundation Bursary program is a once in a lifetime opportunity for students who need support, and would otherwise be very challenged to pursue a post-secondary education. Financial barriers are real for many and this bursary will cover all program costs for students for the complete duration of their 1 to 4 year program at CNA. Program costs include tuition, books, administrative fees, health and dental,  materials and supplies fees. The Joyce Family Foundation Bursaries are offered by the College of the North Atlantic and are available to eligible youth who plan on attending full-time studies at any campus of CNA beginning September 2021.   To date we have welcomed students from all corners of the Province. We have had graduates as cooks, engineering   technicians, business professionals and more. Your involvement in sharing this opportunity with the students in your area who graduated recently is extremely important.      We have available an online tool kit at www.cna.nl.ca/awards housing everything they need including applications, brochures, flyers, FAQ and contact information. This information can be shared electronically and where possible printed for distribution to students and residents in your town.  We encourage you to print the posters attached and display them at your town facility to encourage students to apply.   The deadline to apply for the Joyce Family Foundation Bursary Program is July 30, 2021 for September 2021 enrollment at CNA.   Any questions about this wonderful program can be directed to Sandra Lewis at sandra.lewis@cna.nl.ca ,709.643.7880 or  myself at evelyn.doyle@cna.nl.ca ,709.758.7536.   Sincerely, Evelyn Doyle

2021 Municipal Election

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the 2021 Municipal Election will take place on Tuesday September 28th, 2021 from 8:00 am to 8:00 at the St. Joseph's Parish Hall St. George's.  Nomination of Candidates will occur on September 7th, 2021 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Town Office and will be by appointment as social distancing is still in affect.  Should the COVID-19 guidelines change prior to nomination day, the public will be advised.  
Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions as pertaining to the Municipal Election, if you have a question that has not been answered on this post please feel free to call the Election Returning Officer (Jocelyn Butt) at the Town Office 647-3283.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 1. If I am a town clerk, manager, department head, or fire chief, can I run as a councillor? No. If you work for the council, you cannot run as a councillor. Furthermore, as a town clerk, manager or department head (including fire chief) you are not eligible to request a leave of absence. If you are a volunteer fire chief you can request a leave of absence.
2. Can I run for council if I am employed through a Community Enhancement Employment Program (CEEP)? No. If you work for the council, even on a temporary basis, you cannot run as a councillor unless you request a leave of absence. You may request a leave of absence from your position in order to run for council and then resume employment if you are unsuccessful.
3. Can I run as a candidate in a municipality to which I owe taxes or other charges? No, you are not qualified to be a candidate if you owe taxes or other charges to that municipality.
4. Can I run as a candidate if I have ownership of a company that owes taxes? It depends. If you are operating as an unincorporated business entity and you are personally accountable for the amounts owed, you cannot run as a candidate. If you are an owner of a corporation you will not be disqualified to run as a candidate since corporations are a separate legal entity.

5. Does my nomination form need to be signed in front of a Returning Officer?
Yes. The proposer, seconder and candidate should all be present to sign the nomination form in the presence of the Returning Officer. Where a candidate is unable to be present for their nomination, one of the proposers may sign a special nomination form on the candidate’s behalf in front of the Returning Officer.


6. Can I get the list of candidates before nominations are closed? No. The nomination list will be available within 7 days after the nominations have closed. A candidate may remove their name before the nominations are closed and that information will not be released.
7. In order to be an eligible candidate, what does ordinarily resident for 30 days before the nomination period mean? Whether or not someone is an ordinarily resident will depend on: whether they live and sleep in the municipality; whether they intend to return to the municipality when they are absent; and whether their family resides in the municipality. These are all factors that need to be considered when determining whether someone is ordinarily resident. Additionally, a person may only have one place of residency for the purposes of running as a candidate. Please note that the Returning Officer has the sole discretion to determine whether a person has satisfied the required residency requirements.
8. Do I have to be ordinarily resident in the municipality for 30 days prior to the election day to be able to vote? Yes. The same residency considerations as detailed above need to be considered for voting, as well as running as a candidate.
9. Are post-secondary students considered residents? Yes, if they meet the required residency requirements. However, a student has to choose where to vote as they are only allowed to vote in either the municipality where the student is residing while at school or in the municipality where the family home is located, but not in both.
10. What type of identification do I need to vote in a municipal election?

If you are already a registered voter, specific identification may not be required. However, you should confirm this with the Returning Officer.
If you are not registered as a voter, you will likely be required to show satisfactory proof of your identification and residency.


11. Can a proxy vote be used at an advanced poll? No, a proxy vote can only be used on election day.
12. Can I request that a person help me vote? Yes, if you are incapacitated and unable to vote on your own, or need special voting arrangements due to your personal situation, please make this known to the Returning Officer or Deputy Returning Officer, who will provide assistance through an election official or through the person accompanying you.
13. Does sequential numbering in any way connect a voter to their completed ballot? No. Sequential numbering should be found on a counterfoil, which should be separated from the ballot prior to depositing the completed ballot into the ballot box. therefore, there should be no way to connect the completed ballot to the voter.
14. When should an Alternate Returning Officer be performing the tasks of the Returning Officer? An Alternate Returning Officer should only perform tasks when the Returning Officer cannot undertake their duties. Both officers should never be acting simultaneously.
15. What authority does a candidate’s agent have? After taking an oath or affirmation, agents can start their duties. Agents are allowed to observe the election activity and be present at the counting of the votes. Agents can also view the voter’s list, ask for the affirmation or oath of a voter, object to a specific voter, confirm that the ballot box is empty before the voting begins, examine ballots, object to a specific ballot and be present at a recount.
16. Does the agent have authority to campaign at the polling station?

No. Agents cannot campaign or distribute campaign materials (physically or electronically (e.g., using social media) at the polling station or within 30 meters of the
polling station, and must remain respectful to all voters, the electoral process, the Returning Officer and all other election officials. This includes not distributing election results until the results are officially declared by the Returning Officer.


17. Must a Returning Officer wait for a candidate or a candidate’s agent to be present before counting ballots? No, the Returning Officer does not have to wait for a candidate or an agent in order to start counting the ballots. The candidate has the right to be present or have an agent present during the counting but it is the candidate’s responsibility to have a presence at each polling station that they wish to be observed. A candidate may appoint one agent per polling station.
18. When should a newly elected/acclaimed councillor be sworn-in after an election? A term of office shall begin within two weeks of being elected. Note that before starting a term of office a councillor must be sworn-in.
19. Who has the authority to swear-in a newly elected/acclaimed councillor? The Returning Officer has the authority to do the swearing-in. A Clerk, Provincial Court Judge, Justice of the Peace and Commissioner for Oaths may also swear-in newly elected/acclaimed councillors.
20. When does a newly elected council have to have its first meeting? The Town Clerk or Returning Officer shall call a meeting within fourteen days of the election.
21. What restrictions exist for municipal campaign contributions? All contributions of money, goods or services received by a candidate with a value of OVer $100 (or another amount if prescribed in a municipality’s regulations) must be declared and counted by a candidate when reporting on campaign contributions received. Candidates must submit campaign contribution reports within 90 days of the election, and the reports will be made available to the public for inspection.
22. Are in-kind contributions considered campaign contributions? Any goods or services contributed to a campaign in-kind, such as printing, signage, office space and advertising need to be included by candidates when reporting on campaign contributions, depending on their total value. To value any goods or services received, one must use the equivalent lowest market value of the goods or services received as if they were sold. Please note that personal time and services donated are not meant to be captured.
23. I think that a municipal election was not carried out properly. What can I do? A petition detailing the alleged complaint needs to be presented to the provincial court within 30 days of when the election (or alleged action) occurred in order for the matter to be reviewed by the court.

Jocelyn Butt
Returning Officer


Updated: Wednesday, July 14, 2021   9:47 am NFLD



2021 Census

Dear Resident: Census collection started on May 3, 2021, and is now well underway! It's still not too late to complete your census and by doing this you help your community. As you know, census information is important to all communities and is vital for planning schools, daycare centres, family services, public transportation and skills training for employment. Information from the 2021 Census will be even more crucial, because it will help all levels of government evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and better plan for the future. In response to the pandemic, the 2021 Census has been redesigned to ensure that Canadians and census employees are safe by limiting the amount of contact needed to participate in this important exercise. Completing the census questionnaire online is the best way to stay home and stay safe while fulfilling the census obligation. Respondents without reliable Internet access can call the Census Help Line at 1-855-340-2021 to complete their questionnaire over the phone or to request a paper questionnaire by mail.

Updated: Tuesday, July 13, 2021   8:30 am NFLD



Office Closure - 12 July 2021

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the Town Office will be closed on Monday July 12th, 2021 in observance of the statutory holiday for Orangemen's Day 2021.

Updated: Friday, July 9, 2021   11:53 am NFLD



Playground Bayview Academy

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the playground behind Bayview Academy is open for use.  Please be advised that the playground equipment is not sanitized daily therefore any use is solely at the user's own risk.

Updated: Thursday, July 8, 2021   11:26 am NFLD



60th Anniversary Wishes

On behalf of the Town of St. George's we are excited to announce the 60th Anniversary of two of our residents.  Tomorrow July 8th, 2021 Margie and Tuck Fitzgerald will celebrate their 60th anniversary.  On July 8th, 1961 they were the first couple married in the newly incorporated city of Labrador City (formally known as Carol Lake).  Shortly after their wedding they moved to Margie's hometown (our beautiful Town of St. George's) and have been living here ever since.  They have raised a wonderful family and it is our pleasure to acknowledge this incredible milestone in their lives.  Only a few people are lucky enough to experience a love like yours. Happy 60th anniversary to you both. Your love is an inspiration to us all.  

Updated: Wednesday, July 7, 2021   4:43 pm NFLD



Regular Council Meeting - 5 July 2021 - Reminder - Updated

We wish to advise that the Regular Council Meeting for July will be held on Monday July 5th, 2021 at 7:00 pm, the Agenda has been published under the Municipality Tab - Council Minutes.  Anyone wishing to attend may do so by following the Zoom Link below:

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Updated: Friday, July 2, 2021   1:51 pm NFLD



Garbage Pick Up

We wish to advise our residents that the garbage will not be picked up today due to the Contractor having truck issues.  Garbage pick up has been rescheduled and will be picked up tomorrow July 3rd, 2021.  We regret any inconvenience caused.

Updated: Friday, July 2, 2021   1:31 pm NFLD



Fireworks Notification

We wish to advise our residents and the public that we have received notification that a resident will be having personal use fireworks tonight between 10:30pm and 11:30 which should only last 30 minutes in the area of Seal Rocks Hill, please ensure your pets are brought inside.

Updated: Friday, July 2, 2021   9:56 am NFLD



Town of St. George's re Canada Day

The Town of St. George's will not be holding a Canada Day Parade or Celebration this year.  You may have noticed that our Canada Flag is at half mast, this is in recognition/respect of the discovery regarding the unmarked graves of indigenous children.  Our actions must be respectful of the immense grief that is being felt by our indigenous communities and Canada as a whole.  With this in mind we ask our residents and the public to show empathy, understanding and to reflect.

Updated: Wednesday, June 30, 2021   2:58 pm NFLD



Beaumont Hamel Ceremony - July 1, 2021

Posting on behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion St. George's.
There will be a ceremony held on July 1st, 2021 - 11:00 am at the Legion Cenotaph out of respect for our fallen soldiers who participated in the Battle of Somme at Beaumont Hamel.  Residents are invited to come and pay their respects.  Soup and sandwiches will be served after the ceremony in the Legion.  COVID-19 protocols will be followed and we ask all in attendance to maintain safe social distancing.

Updated: Tuesday, June 29, 2021   10:59 am NFLD



Community Better Challenge - Participaction - Rescheduled

  ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge Group WALK AND TALK Tuesday June 29th, 7:00pm starting at St. George’s Town Hall please join Dean Simon, Registered Dietitian and Boston Marathon Alumni, for a casual stroll with stops to talk about increasing your physical activity and improving nutrition.  Have your questions answered while enjoying a nice group outing.  Please where masks to the event and observe social distancing recommendations.

Updated: Monday, June 28, 2021   10:06 am NFLD



Bayview Academy - Graduating Class 2021

On behalf of the Town of St. George's, we wish the graduating class of Bayview Academy 2021 an incredibly happy Prom Day. Today take time to celebrate your accomplishments throughout High School.  May each and every graduate take pride in how far you've come.  Have faith in how far you can go and always enjoy the journey.  Go confidently in the direction of your hopes and dreams.  

Updated: Saturday, June 26, 2021   1:48 pm NFLD



Quarterly Meeting - Royal Canadian Legion

Posting on behalf of Branch 38 The Royal Canadian Legion St. George's:  
The quarterly meeting for all members will be held on Sunday June 27th, 2021 at 2:00 pm at the Legion.  We encourage all members to attend.

Updated: Thursday, June 24, 2021   11:41 am NFLD



Special Council Meeting - 23 June 2021 - Updated - Cancelled

THE MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED  We wish to advise that there will be a Special Council Meeting on Wednesday June 23rd, 2021 at 4:00 pm, the Agenda has been published under the Municipality Tab - Council Minutes. Should the public wish to attend you may do so via the link below:

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Updated: Wednesday, June 23, 2021   2:18 pm NFLD



Community Garden Plant Box Rentals

We wish to advise that the Community Garden has Plant Box Rentals available, please see image to your left for more information.

Updated: Wednesday, June 23, 2021   9:08 am NFLD



Birthday Wishes

On behalf of Council, Staff and the Residents of St. George's we extend a very Happy Birthday to Councillor Andy Tobin, may your special day be filled with many wishes, cake and presents.

Updated: Wednesday, June 23, 2021   8:28 am NFLD



Western Health Public Service Announcement

For Immediate Release   Earlier Appointments for Second Dose COVID-19 Vaccination (Corner Brook, NL: June 17, 2021) Western Health is advising that individuals who had their second dose of COVID-19 vaccination appointment scheduled on or before August 5, 2021, can now book an earlier appointment. All second dose appointments scheduled after August 6 have been cancelled and individuals will need to rebook their second dose appointment at least 8 weeks after their first dose. While there are some appointments currently available for second doses, additional appointments will be available for booking starting on Monday, June 21, 2021. If there are no appointments available in your area or in your required timeframe, please check back as more appointments will be added weekly. Western Health is strongly encouraging all residents to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are interchangeable for second doses. If you received a first dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna), you can get either mRNA vaccine for your second dose. If you received a first dose of AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, you can get AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD or an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) for your second dose. Individuals 12 to 17 years of age are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only. To book an appointment at one of the available clinics throughout the Western Health region, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/vaccine/gettheshot/.  If you experience issues with the vaccine booking site, please open Google Chrome and clear your web browsing cache by clicking Ctrl and F5. Some physicians and pharmacists are available to provide second doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Please contact your local clinic/pharmacy for appointment times. You should not schedule an appointment for a vaccine if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Instead, complete a COVID-19 Assessment and referral by clicking here. For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.

Updated: Monday, June 21, 2021   11:02 am NFLD



Proclamation - Pride Week 2021

Please join the Town Of St. George's as well celebrate Pride Week 2021 from 22 to 28 June, 2021.  See Proclamation to your left.

Updated: Monday, June 21, 2021   10:40 am NFLD



Town Office - Closed

We wish to advise that the Town Office will be closed on Tuesday - June 22nd, 2021 as Staff will be attending Municipal Elections Training.  The Office will re-open by appointment only on Wednesday June 23rd 2021 at 9:00 am.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: Monday, June 21, 2021   10:35 am NFLD



National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21st, is National Indigenous Peoples Day.  This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples.  

Updated: Monday, June 21, 2021   10:25 am NFLD



Welcome To Jocelyn Deluney

On behalf of the Town Of St. George's we welcome Jocelyn Deluney to our staff as the Casual Accounts Receivable Clerk/Secretary, we look forward to a successful working relationship for years to come, again welcome to our Team.

Updated: Wednesday, June 16, 2021   1:47 pm NFLD



Western Health Public Service Announcement

For Immediate Release   Update on Public Health Investigation for Piccadilly Area   (Corner Brook, NL: June 15, 2021) Western Health would like to thank residents of the Piccadilly area for participating in community testing clinics for asymptomatic people. More than 200 COVID-19 tests have been completed. Based on our current information, Public Health has not seen widespread transmission in the community. Testing for asymptomatic individuals has now ended in Piccadilly. All individuals who have been recently identified as positive have been the contact of a case; however, the initial source remains under investigation. Western Health is strongly encouraging all residents to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Individuals over 12 years can book an appointment here. Anyone with symptoms, even if mild, is strongly encouraged to seek testing. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, please complete a self-assessment online or call 811.    If you completed a request for COVID-19 testing and do not have any symptoms, you will not be booked for a test at this time. If you were referred for testing for any other reason, and are not contacted within 24 hours, please submit a new referral online or by calling 811.   Everyone is reminded to follow public health measures including wearing masks, staying home when sick and supporting employees to do the same, practicing good hand hygiene, staying home as much as possible unless necessary for work and other essential activities, and following provincial public health requirements and recommendations.  

Updated: Wednesday, June 16, 2021   9:54 am NFLD



Town Office - Open By Appointment Only

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the Town Office is now open by appointment only.  If you wish to enter the Town Office please call 647-3283 to make an appointment. The only access currently is via the ramp, contractors are on site working on the step area that was damaged.  We thank our residents for their patience as we navigate through the different COVID-19 levels.

Updated: Monday, June 14, 2021   10:03 am NFLD



Summer Student Employment - Town Beautification

We wish to advise that the Provincial Government has provided funding to hire two (2) Students for beautification and maintenance within Public Works.  The positions will be for a period of 7 weeks at 22 hours per week and is open to Level I to Level III students.  Resumes will be accepted until Tuesday June 22nd, 2021 and may be emailed to townmanagertosg@eastlink.ca all COVID-19 protocols will be followed.  This is a great opportunity for summer employment, we hope to see many resumes.

Updated: Thursday, June 10, 2021   3:35 pm NFLD



Job Vacancies - Summer Students - Federal

We wish to advise that the Town of St. George's is soliciting for Summer Student Resumes for two students with respect to Federal Government funding received.  The two students sought should be Level III students who are planning on attending post secondary education, however we will consider students in level I and II.  The two jobs are for 911 Administrators whereby you will be required to capture data critical to 911, that must then be entered into a spreadsheet that corresponds to mapping.  It may require door to door visits to acquire the information.  The Town will be accepting resumes for this position until June 21st, 2021. The job is 35 hours a week for 7 weeks paid at $12.50 per hour with a start date of 05 July, 2021.   All COVID-19 protocols will be followed.  Please submit your resume by email to townmanagertosg@eastlink.ca we thank all applicants but only those selected for interviews will be contacted. 

Updated: Thursday, June 10, 2021   3:23 pm NFLD



Boil Water Advisory Lifted

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the Boil Water Advisory that was issued for the entire Town of St. George's on May 31st, 2021 has been lifted effective immediately.  There is no longer a requirement to boil water prior to ingesting.  

Updated: Thursday, June 10, 2021   10:59 am NFLD



Western Health Public Service Announcement

For Immediate Release   Update on Public Health Investigation for St. George’s-Stephenville-Port au Port Area   (Corner Brook, NL: June 8, 2021) Western Health would like to thank residents of the St. George’s-Stephenville-Port au Port area for participating in community testing clinics for asymptomatic people. More than 2,000 COVID-19 tests have been completed at Stephenville and St. George’s testing sites since the investigation began.    In the Stephenville area investigation, all people who have been recently identified as positive have been the contact of a case; however, the initial source remains under investigation. Public Health has not seen widespread transmission in the community.   In the St. George’s area, all people who have been recently identified as positive have been the contact of a case; however, the initial source remains under investigation. Public Health has not seen widespread transmission in the community. Information from community testing as well as other aspects of the investigation is being assessed to determine if further testing is needed.   Western Health is strongly encouraging all residents to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Individuals over 12 years can book an appointment here.   Anyone with symptoms, even if mild, is strongly encouraged to seek testing. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, please complete a self-assessment online or call 811.    If you completed a request for COVID-19 testing and do not have any symptoms, you will not be booked for a test at this time. If you were referred for testing for any other reason, and are not contacted within 24 hours, please submit a new referral online or by calling 811.   Everyone is reminded to follow public health measures including wearing masks, staying home when sick and supporting employees to do the same, practicing good hand hygiene, staying home as much as possible unless necessary for work and other essential activities, and following provincial public health requirements and recommendations.

Updated: Tuesday, June 8, 2021   3:30 pm NFLD



Message of Thanks

On behalf of the Town of St. George's, we thank the members of the St. George's Fire Department that gave of their time in support of the Western Health COVID Testing that was conducted at the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium parking lot from Friday June 4th to Sunday June 6th, 2021.  We are so fortunate to have so many volunteer Fire Fighters who are willing and able to provide whatever support is required.  Volunteerism is defined as "the use or involvement of volunteer labor, especially in community services" or in our case the St. George's Fire Department.  Special thanks to Deputy Chief Nikkia O'Brien who was involved in the organization and who was on site all 3 days along with Theodore Bennett and Stanley Harper. Thank you again your service is deeply appreciated.

Updated: Monday, June 7, 2021   10:19 am NFLD



Western Health Public Service Announcement

For Immediate Release   Changes to Second Dose Appointments for COVID-19 Vaccines     (Corner Brook, NL: June 4, 2021) Western Health is offering some individuals the opportunity to move up their COVID-19 second dose appointment to assist with the province’s re-opening plan.   Any individual who has a second dose appointment scheduled after July 15 will be eligible to reschedule their appointment to an earlier date. This will be a phased-in approach that will allow people to book a new appointment based on the date that they were immunized. This will start today, and notices will continue over the following weeks so that individuals will know when they are able to rebook their second dose appointment. This will continue until all individuals with second doses later than July 15 have the opportunity to reschedule.   The first phase of changes, which are effective immediately, are as follows: Individuals who received their first dose vaccine between April 2 and April 23 and were given second dose appointments between July 16 to August 6 are now eligible to change their second dose appointment to an earlier date. People can choose to keep their original appointment if they prefer. Anyone who has received a first dose of AstraZeneca or CoviShield between April 2 and April 23 and had second doses booked between July 16 and August 6 and would like to receive an mRNA vaccine for their second dose are eligible to book an earlier appointment for a Pfizer or Moderna clinic at one of Western Health’s vaccine clinics. There will be additional AstraZeneca clinics added to the schedule for anyone wishing to receive an earlier second dose of AstraZeneca or they can keep their current appointment. Individuals who received their first dose outside the province prior to and including April 23 are now eligible to book their second dose appointment. Rotational workers who are travelling for work before their scheduled second dose can rebook their second dose appointment. It is recommended they wait 8 weeks between doses if possible.  Second dose must be a minimum of 28 days from first dose.   Anyone who received their vaccine from April 23 onward are not yet eligible to change their appointment at this time. Information about the next phase will be communicated once the clinic dates are finalized. Individuals will need to know what type of vaccine they received for their first dose. This information is located on the After Care sheet you were provided at vaccine clinic when you received your first dose. For those who are unsure which vaccine they received, please call your local public health office.   If you are eligible and would like to change your second dose appointment, please follow the process below: click the following link or copy and paste the link into the address bar of an internet browser (Google Chrome is the preferred browser) https://portal.healthmyself.net/nlwesternhealth/forms/XEg and complete the eligibility questionnaire and consent select your preferred location and follow directions individuals experiencing difficultly booking their appointment online are advised to contact 1-833-703-5470 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. The public is reminded that they should not schedule an appointment for a vaccine if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Instead, complete a COVID-19 Assessment and referral by clicking here.   For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit Health Canada. For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.

Updated: Monday, June 7, 2021   8:36 am NFLD



Regular Public Council Meeting - 7 June 2021

We wish to advise that the Regular Public Council Meeting for the month of June will be held on June 7th, 2021 at 7:00 pm.  The Agenda for the meeting has been published under the Municipality Tab - Council Minutes.  Member of the public wishing to attend may do so virtually by following the Zoom link below.

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Updated: Friday, June 4, 2021   2:30 pm NFLD



Western Health - Public Service Announcement

For Immediate Release   Public Health Investigation Update for St. George’s-Stephenville-Port au Port Area   (Corner Brook, NL: June 3, 2021) Western Health is providing an update about the public health investigation in the St. George’s-Stephenville-Port au Port Area.   We thank area residents for their excellent response to the request for voluntary asymptomatic testing. More than 1,500 COVID-19 tests have been completed in the area since the investigation began.  At this point all people recently identified as positive in the Stephenville area have been linked. The case identified on May 27 in the Western region remains under investigation and asymptomatic testing in the Stephenville area will continue.   Western Health has also identified individuals with COVID-19 in the St. George’s area that are not linked to the current Stephenville area cluster. In order to assess for community transmission in the St. George’s area, Western Health will open a new temporary testing site in St. George’s on Friday, June 4.   Western Health is now encouraging residents of St. George’s, Barachois Brook, Shallop Cove, Flat Bay, St. Theresa’s, and Journois to access COVID-19 testing whether or not they are symptomatic.  We encourage people between the ages of 12 and 40, in particular, to be tested.   As Western Health has been seeing infections in people who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19, we are strongly encouraging all residents to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Individuals over 12 years can book an appointment here. There are vaccine appointments available in Stephenville on June 3, Lourdes on June 4, and Stephenville on June 6. In St. George’s on June 5, there is a walk in vaccination clinic at the St. Joseph’s Parish Hall from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.   To arrange testing, individuals are asked to complete the online self-assessment and referral tool available here or call 811.  When asked do you require a COVID-19 test as a result of an advisory from Public Health (e.g. a flight or public place connected to a COVID-19 case, please select “YES.”  When entering your demographics, please answer “YES” to the question “are you involved in the St. George’s Investigation?”   Following the completion of the online self assessment or call to 811, residents will be contacted to book an appointment time. Testing will be available on Friday and Saturday at a temporary drive up testing site at the SiKi Bennett Memorial Stadium in St. George’s.   All individuals with symptoms are advised to isolate.  Individual who do not have symptoms do not need to isolate unless they have been advised to do so by public health.   Everyone is reminded to follow public health measures including wearing masks, staying home when sick and supporting employees to do the same, practicing good hand hygiene, staying home as much as possible unless necessary for work and other essential activities, and following provincial public health requirements and recommendations.    

Updated: Thursday, June 3, 2021   3:34 pm NFLD



Western Health Public Service Announcement

For Immediate Release   COVID-19 Vaccination Walk-In Clinics Available for Residents in Western Health Region     (Corner Brook, NL: June 2, 2021) Western Health encourages residents in the areas listed below to access COVID-19 vaccination walk-in clinics. These clinics are available for first doses to all residents aged 12 and older. Walk-ins will be accommodated as possible, however if demand exceeds the number of appointments available, residents who cannot be accommodated will be booked for an appointment at a later clinic.   Being vaccinated is an opportunity to help protect the health of all community members.   Walk-in clinics will be held at:   • Port Au Choix Lions Club, June 3, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Valley Mall, Corner Brook, June 3, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. • Stephenville Crossing, Assumption Parish Hall, June 3, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. • Hodder Memorial Centre, Deer Lake, June 3 and June 4, 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. • Norris Point Town Hall, June 4, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, St George’s, June 5, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.   In addition to the walk-in clinics, vaccination appointments continue to be available throughout the region. To book an appointment at a different time and location, please book online here or call 1-833-703-5470.

Updated: Wednesday, June 2, 2021   4:22 pm NFLD



Birthday Wishes - Mayor Conway

On behalf of Council, Staff and the residents of St. George's, we wish Mayor Danny Conway a very Happy Birthday, may your birthday be everything your wishing for and more.  Hoping you have a great day filled with love, happiness, cake and lots of presents.

Updated: Wednesday, June 2, 2021   11:08 am NFLD



Town Office Closure

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the Town Office will be closed while we are under COVID Alert Level 4 effective May 31st, 2021.  Payments for taxation maybe made at the Leading Edge Credit Union for members or by EMail transfer to townmanagertosg@eastlink.ca (if you are sending an EMail transfer the challenge question answer should be Taxes2021). You may also pay by cheque or money order through the mail.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause however it is necessary to keep our residents and staff as safe as possible.  We thank you for your understanding.

Updated: Monday, May 31, 2021   1:22 pm NFLD



Boil Water Advisory - 31 May 2021

We wish to advise our residents that a Boil Water Advisory has been issued for the entire Town.  Consumers are advised to bring water that you might ingest to a rigorous rolling boil for one (1) minute.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.  This water outage was require to complete the last step in the completion of the New Water Storage Tank and we thank our residents for their patience in this process.

Updated: Monday, May 31, 2021   11:46 am NFLD



Town Office Steps Closed

We wish to advise our residents and the public that when visiting the Town Office you must now use the Ramp vice the Stairs, an accident occurred which caused damage to the stairs. Please remember that attendance to the Town Office is by appointment only, this will be strictly adhered too considering we are currently at COVID Alert Level 4.

Updated: Monday, May 31, 2021   10:52 am NFLD



Town Office - Half Mast Flag

The Canadian Flag at the Town Office has been lowered to half mast as we mourn the discovery of the remains of 215 children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School.

Updated: Monday, May 31, 2021   9:46 am NFLD



Western Health Public Service Announcement

For Immediate Release   Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Available for Residents in the Stephenville and Kippens area   (Corner Brook, NL: May 30, 2021) Western Health is encouraging residents in the Stephenville and Kippens area, especially those aged 12 to 30 years, to access COVID-19 testing whether or not they are symptomatic due to recent cases in the area. This testing is a precautionary measure to determine whether there has been transmission within the community as part of a public health investigation. Being tested is an opportunity to help protect the health of all community members.   Western Health is strongly encouraging individuals 12 years to 30 years old in particular to get tested, and if not yet vaccinated to get their first vaccination. Anyone 12 years and older is now eligible to be vaccinated. Public Health will go to each multigrade (K-12), junior high and high schools in the region one time between June 1 – 19 to provide a vaccine to students. Public health will not be providing vaccination to students aged 12 and older who attend elementary schools (K-6). Parents may also choose bring children to a public vaccine clinic (book an appointment here).   Booking an appointment for Asymptomatic COVID testing To arrange testing, individuals are asked to complete the online self-assessment and referral tool available here or call 811. When asked do you require a COVID-19 test as a result of an advisory from Public Health? (e.g., a flight or a public place connected to a COVID-19 case), please select “YES.”    Testing Following the completion of the online self-assessment or call to 811, residents will be contacted to book an appointment time. Testing will be available on Monday  at the Stephenville Dome.   All individuals with symptoms are advised to isolate. Individuals who do not have symptoms do not need to isolate unless they have been advised to do so by public health.   Process for receiving results Individuals who are tested can access their test results online through the Patient Results portal. Final results are normally available within 24 hours.   Everyone is reminded to follow public health measures including wearing masks, staying home when sick and supporting employees to do the same, practicing good hand hygiene, staying home as much as possible unless necessary for work and other essential activities, and following provincial public health requirements and recommendations.

Updated: Monday, May 31, 2021   9:19 am NFLD



Western Health Public Service Announcement

For Immediate Release   COVID-19 Testing Available for Students and Staff of Stephenville Primary School   (Corner Brook, NL: May 28, 2021) Western Health is encouraging students and staff of Stephenville Primary School to access COVID-19 testing whether or not they are symptomatic due to recent cases in the Western region. This testing is part of a public health investigation to determine whether there has been transmission within the school. Being tested is an opportunity to help protect the health of all school and community members.


Booking an appointment

To arrange testing, individuals are asked to complete the online self-assessment and referral tool available here or call 811. When asked do you require a COVID-19 test as a result of an advisory from Public Health? (e.g., a flight or a public place connected to a COVID-19 case), please select “YES.”   Testing Following the completion of the online self-assessment or call to 811, residents will be contacted to book an appointment time. A drive up testing site will be available on Saturday, May 29 at 129 Montana Drive in Stephenville.   All individuals with symptoms are advised to isolate. Individuals who do not have symptoms do not need to isolate unless they have been advised to do so by public health.   Process for receiving results Individuals who are tested can access their test results online through the Patient Results portal. Final results are normally available within 24 hours.


Everyone is reminded to follow public health measures including wearing masks, staying home when sick, practicing good hand hygiene, staying home as much as possible unless necessary for work and other essential activities, and following provincial public health requirements and recommendations.


Updated: Friday, May 28, 2021   4:04 pm NFLD



Town Water Outage - May 31st, 2021

We wish to advise our residents and the public that there will be a Town wide water outage on Monday - May 31st, 2021 starting at 8:00 am and lasting 4 to 8 hours.  This outage is necessary as it is the last step in the New Water Tank installation process, the old tank must be drained in order to be demolished and this can only be achieved by conducting a water outage.  We regret any inconvenience caused to our residents and the public.  Once the water has been returned to service the Town will be placed on a Boil Water Advisory, whereby you will have to boil water rigorously for one minute prior to ingestion.  

Updated: Friday, May 28, 2021   8:43 am NFLD



Western Health Public Service Announcement

Additional COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Available (Corner Brook, NL: May 25, 2021) Western Health is advising that additional vaccination clinics have been recently added in the following communities:

- Benoit’s Cove
- Burnt Islands
- Cape St. George
- Cow Head
- Cox’s Cove
- Daniel’s Harbour
- Doyles
- Hampden
- Jackson’s Arm
- Jeffrey’s
- Lark Harbour
- Lourdes
- Meadows
- Parson’s Pond
- Pasadena
- Pollards Point - St. George’s
- Stephenville Crossing
- Trout River
- Woody Point

All individuals 12 and older are encouraged to book an appointment for their COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals 12 to 17 years of age are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only. Please follow instructions carefully to ensure that you book for a clinic offering a vaccine approved for their age range: Please click the following link or copy and paste the link into the address bar of an internet browser (Google Chrome is the preferred browser). https://portal.healthmyself.net/nlwesternhealth/forms/lgA   Complete the eligibility questionnaire and consent. Select and book a vaccine appointment at their preferred clinic location. If you experience issues accessing/loading the site, please open Google Chrome and clear your web browsing cache by clicking Ctrl+F5.   If anyone is experiencing difficultly booking their appointment, please click here for the how-to video, or contact 1-833-703-5470 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Individuals will know when the clinics are full when there are no longer any available appointment slots available in the online system. If an appointment is no longer available in the community/clinic of choice, more clinics will be available in the future. However, people should continue to check Western Health’s website as we are continuing to add clinics weekly.   You should not schedule an appointment for a vaccine if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Instead, complete a COVID-19 Assessment and referral by clicking here. While waiting for your opportunity for vaccination, and after vaccination, it is important for everyone to continue to follow public health guidance to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your communities including: Wearing a mask in public Washing your hands frequently Respecting public health guidance on gatherings, travel and quarantine Completing the online self-assessment at www.811healthline.ca or calling 811 if you are experiencing one or more symptoms of COVID-19 to arrange testing. Western Health will continue to communicate as additional vaccine information becomes available and more clinics are set up. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit Health Canada. For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.

Updated: Wednesday, May 26, 2021   10:23 am NFLD



Boil Water Advisory - 21 May 2021

We wish to advise our residents and the public that a BOIL WATER ADVISORY has been issued for the following area (bottom of Seal Rocks Hill to the end of Barachois Drive and all streets within this corridor).  Consumers are advised to bring water that you might ingest to a rigorous rolling boil for one (1) minute.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause however it is necessary.

Updated: Friday, May 21, 2021   2:34 pm NFLD



St. George's Indian Band Scholarship

Scholarship Sponsored by the St. George’s Indian Band Present a submission depicting “What Being Mi’kmaq Means to me.” This submission can be an essay, poster, painting, story board, or digital project for a chance to win $500! Criteria includes:  ` Must be a level three student ` Must be attending a Post-Secondary Institution and show proof of acceptance/ conditional acceptance  ` Preference will be given to a member of the St. George’s Indian Band in good standing  ` Deadline to enter is May 31, 2021  ` Lucky winner will be announced at Bayview Academy’s Awards Day 2021 Submit completed project to:    St. George’s Indian Band    PO Box 262    St. George’s, NL    A0N1Z0   stgeorgesindianband2021@gmail.com                                                                          

Updated: Friday, May 21, 2021   2:14 pm NFLD



Emergency Water Outage

We wish to advise our residents from the bottom of Seal Rocks Hill to the end of Barachois Drive and all streets within this corridor that you will experience a Water Outage commencing at 12:00 noon today May 21st, 2021.  This emergency water outage is expected to last for 4 - 8 hours and we regret any inconvenience caused.  Once water has been returned to service this area will be on a Boil Water Advisory.

Updated: Friday, May 21, 2021   10:59 am NFLD



Special Council Meeting

We wish to advise that there will be a Special Council Meeting on May 20th, 2021 at 4:30 pm, the Agenda has been posted under the Municipality Tab - Council Minutes.  Members of the public wishing to attend may do so at the link below:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83142214923?pwd=U0NBTGZCOU12L1ZwL3J0OUJla3pRdz09

Meeting ID: 831 4221 4923
Passcode: k1kwpn


Updated: Wednesday, May 19, 2021   1:29 pm NFLD



Student Job Opportunity

Please see job opportunity to your left on behalf of the St. George's Indian Band.

Updated: Monday, May 17, 2021   10:00 am NFLD



Western Health Public Service Announcement

COVID-19 Vaccination Available for Individuals 12 and Older (Corner Brook, NL: May 17, 2021) Western Health is advising that COVID-19 vaccination is now open to individuals who are 12 and older at the time of their vaccine. Individuals 12 to 17 years of age are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only. Please follow instructions carefully to ensure that you book for a clinic offering a vaccine approved for their age range: Please click the following link or copy and paste the link into the address bar of an internet browser (Google Chrome is the preferred browser). https://portal.healthmyself.net/nlwesternhealth/forms/lgA   Complete the eligibility questionnaire and consent. Select and book a vaccine appointment at their preferred clinic location. If you experience issues accessing/loading the site, please open Google Chrome and clear your web browsing cache by clicking Ctrl+F5. Public Health will go to each multigrade (K-12), junior high and high schools in the region one time between June 1 – 19 to provide a vaccine to students. Schools will send home consent forms in advance, only children aged 12 or older on the day of the visit who have a signed consent form will be vaccinated in the school. Public health will not be providing vaccination to students aged 12 and older who attend elementary schools (K-6).   Parents may bring children to a public vaccine clinic.   Information about other groups which are eligible for vaccination can be found here.   If anyone is experiencing difficultly booking their appointment, please click here for the how-to video, or contact 1-833-703-5470 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Individuals will know when the clinics are full when there are no longer any available appointment slots available in the online system. If an appointment is no longer available in the community/clinic of choice, more clinics will be available in the future. However, people should continue to check Western Health’s website as we are continuing to add clinics weekly.   You should not schedule an appointment for a vaccine if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Instead, complete a COVID-19 Assessment and referral by clicking here. While waiting for your opportunity for vaccination, and after vaccination, it is important for everyone to continue to follow public health guidance to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your communities including: Wearing a mask in public Washing your hands frequently Respecting public health guidance on gatherings, travel and quarantine Completing the online self-assessment at www.811healthline.ca or calling 811 if you are experiencing one or more symptoms of COVID-19 to arrange testing. Western Health will continue to communicate as additional vaccine information becomes available and more clinics are set up. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit Health Canada. For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.

Updated: Monday, May 17, 2021   9:54 am NFLD



Birthday Wishes

On behalf of Council, Staff and the Residents of St. George's, we wish Town Employee Taylor Garnier, a very Happy Birthday.  May you special day be filled with love, joy, laughter and lots of presents and cake.

Updated: Sunday, May 16, 2021   12:45 pm NFLD



Municipal Awareness Day 2021

Municipal Awareness Day 2021 will be celebrated on Monday - May 17th, 2021
Therefore Be It Proclaimed - That May 17, 2021, be known as Municipal Awareness Day in municipalities of Newfoundland and Labrador in recognition of the vital role of municipal government and in recognition of all those efforts that support it.

Updated: Friday, May 14, 2021   2:16 pm NFLD



Western Health Public Service Announcement

COVID-19 Vaccination Available for Individuals older than 30 and Older   (Corner Brook, NL: May 14, 2021) Western Health is advising that COVID-19 vaccination is now open to individuals aged 30 and older as of December 31, 2021. These individuals are invited to book an appointment for their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine by completing the following steps: Please click the following link or copy and paste the link into the address bar of an internet browser (Google Chrome is the preferred browser). https://portal.healthmyself.net/nlwesternhealth/forms/lgA   Complete the eligibility questionnaire and consent. Select and book a vaccine appointment at their preferred clinic location. If you experience issues accessing/loading the site, please open Google Chrome and clear your web browsing cache by clicking Ctrl+F5. Information about other groups which are eligible for vaccination can be found here.   If anyone is experiencing difficultly booking their appointment, please click here for the how-to video, or contact 1-833-703-5470 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Individuals will know when the clinics are full when there are no longer any available appointment slots available in the online system. If an appointment is no longer available in the community/clinic of choice, more clinics will be available in the future. However, people should continue to check Western Health’s website as we are continuing to add clinics weekly.   If you are not able to leave your home to access a clinic, please call 1-833-703-5470 and indicated that you require a home visit.   You should not schedule an appointment for a vaccine if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Instead, complete a COVID-19 Assessment and referral by clicking here. While waiting for your opportunity for vaccination, and after vaccination, it is important for everyone to continue to follow public health guidance to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your communities including: Wearing a mask in public Washing your hands frequently Respecting public health guidance on gatherings, travel and quarantine Completing the online self-assessment at www.811healthline.ca or calling 811 if you are experiencing one or more symptoms of COVID-19 to arrange testing. Western Health will continue to communicate as additional vaccine information becomes available and more clinics are set up. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit Health Canada. For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.

Updated: Friday, May 14, 2021   1:12 pm NFLD



Job Vacancy - Town of St. George's - Updated

The Town of St. George's is looking to fill a casual call-in position for an Accounts Receivable Clerk.  Persons applying would be required to show proof of successful completion of an Office Administration Course and or Diploma.
The Accounts Receivable Clerk would be required to issue receipts, complete cash handling, bank deposits, answer phone calls, attend to in person inquiries, train as a coordinator for Access to Information and Protection of Privacy requests, and other administrative duties as assigned.  Minimum typing speed of 40 words per minutes.
Resumes may be submitted via email to townmanagertosg@eastlink.ca or faxed to 709-647-3180 no later than 28 May, 2021.
Only persons selected for an interview will be contacted.  

Updated: Friday, May 14, 2021   10:01 am NFLD



Birthday Wishes

On behalf of Council, Staff and the residents of St. George's we wish Town Employee Arthur Lasaga who will celebrate his birthday on May 15th, a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY.  We hope your special day is filled with joy, cake and presents, have a good one.

Updated: Friday, May 14, 2021   8:18 am NFLD



Western Health Public Service Announcement

COVID-19 Vaccination Available for Individuals older than 40 and Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Individuals 12 years and older   (Corner Brook, NL: May 11, 2021) Western Health is advising that COVID-19 vaccination is now open to: Individuals aged 40 and older as of December 31, 2021. Clinically extremely vulnerable individuals 12 years of age and over at the time of their vaccine (information about who is included in this group can be found here). Children 12 to 17 years of age are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only. Please follow instructions carefully to ensure that you book for a clinic offering a vaccine approved for their age range.   With the expansion of COVID-19 vaccine program to include individuals 12 years and older, it is important to ensure the correct timing is maintained between the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines such as HPV, Hepatitis B and Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) that an individual may have received before or after a COVID-19 vaccine. For more information on the school vaccination program, please see here.   The National Advisory Committee on Immunizations (NACI) recommends: To wait for at least 14 days after the administration of another vaccine before administering a COVID-19 vaccine. To wait for at least 28 days after the administration of each dose of COVID-19 vaccine before the administration of another vaccine.   When students 12 years and older book their COVID-19 vaccine, the time frames between vaccines should be considered.   Individuals 12 years and older: Who received a COVID-19 vaccine should wait at least 28 days before receiving another vaccine such as HPV, Hepatitis B, or any other vaccine. Who received a HPV, Hepatitis B, or any other vaccine should wait at least 14 days before receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.   Individuals 16 years and older: Who received a COVID-19 vaccine do not need to wait at least 28 days before receiving the Tdap vaccine. Who received a Tdap vaccine do not need to wait at least 14 days before receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.


These individuals are invited to book an appointment for their first dose of vaccine by completing the following steps:

Please click the following link or copy and paste the link into the address bar of an internet browser (Google Chrome is the preferred browser). https://portal.healthmyself.net/nlwesternhealth/forms/lgA   Complete the eligibility questionnaire and consent. Select and book a vaccine appointment at their preferred clinic location. Vaccination is also available for the following groups (read more here): Adults who identify as Indigenous Individuals who are clinically extremely vulnerable Rotational workers, truck drivers, flight crew, and Marine Atlantic crew and their household members (who are aged 12 and older) Health care workers who may come into direct contact with patients Pregnant women Frontline essential workers, specifically those who have direct contact with the public and who cannot work from home in Alert level Five.   First responders include career and volunteer firefighters, police officers, border services and search and rescue crew.    If anyone is experiencing difficultly booking their appointment, please click here for the how-to video, or contact 1-833-703-5470 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Individuals will know when the clinics are full when there are no longer any available appointment slots available in the online system. If an appointment is no longer available in the community/clinic of choice, more clinics will be available in the future. However, people should continue to check Western Health’s website as we are continuing to add clinics weekly.   If you are not able to leave your home to access a clinic, please call 1-833-703-5470 and indicated that you require a home visit.   You should not schedule an appointment for a vaccine if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Instead, complete a COVID-19 Assessment and referral by clicking here. While waiting for your opportunity for vaccination, and after vaccination, it is important for everyone to continue to follow public health guidance to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your communities including: Wearing a mask in public Washing your hands frequently Respecting public health guidance on gatherings, travel and quarantine Completing the online self-assessment at www.811healthline.ca or calling 811 if you are experiencing one or more symptoms of COVID-19 to arrange testing. Western Health will continue to communicate as additional vaccine information becomes available and more clinics are set up. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit Health Canada. For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.

Updated: Thursday, May 13, 2021   3:53 pm NFLD



Boil Water Advisory - Removed

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the Boil Water Advisory has been removed, there is no longer a requirement to boil water prior to ingestion.

Updated: Thursday, May 13, 2021   1:11 pm NFLD



Town of St. George's Scholarship

Town of St. George's Community Involvement Scholarship Applications 2021. The Town of St. George's offers a $500.00 Scholarship yearly to one Level III graduating student.  Students interested are encouraged to submit an application by email to townmanagertosg@eastlink.ca.  The Scholarship will be presented at the Graduation Ceremony.  Deadline for applications is 31 May, 2021.  The application can be found at the bottom of this page under documents.

Updated: Tuesday, May 11, 2021   4:45 pm NFLD



Flat Bay Gypsum Tailings Processing (Reg. 2123) Undertaking Released

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the Undertaking for the Flat Bay Gypsum Tailings Processing has been released as per below: Flat Bay Gypsum Tailings Processing (Reg. 2123) Proponent: Red Moon Resources Inc. The project was released subject to the following conditions:
• The proponent is required to uphold all commitments made in the environmental assessment submission to mitigate the effects of the project on the environment.
• Prior to commencing any work related to this project, a Water Resources Management Plan, must be prepared and submitted to the Water Resources Management Division for review and approval. The Water Resources Management Plan should address/answer the following concerns/questions: if there is any potential for onsite drainage water or dewatering water to discharge into a natural water body, describe the precautionary measures, such as vegetative cover, filter strip, silt curtain, etc., that will be deployed to ensure the effluent or runoff meets the requirements of the Environmental Control Water and Sewage Regulations, 2003. Location of ditching and discharge points required.
• A Dust Management Plan shall be submitted to and approved by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change prior to the start of the project.
• A Transportation Management Plan shall be submitted to and approved by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change prior to the start of the project. The Transportation Management Plan should address concerns regarding potential impacts to the Town of St. George’s with respect to public safety, noise, and road conditions resulting from the shipping of gypsum through a section of the town to the Turf Point Shipping Facility, and should be prepared in collaboration with the Town of St. George’s.
• The proponent is required to advise the Environmental Assessment Division when the conditions of release have been met, by emailing a written description, documents, and images (where applicable) to demonstrate that the conditions have been fulfilled to EAProjectComments@gov.nl.ca.
• The proponent is required to update the Environmental Assessment Division on the status of the project, including a copy of all permits, licenses, certificates, approvals and other authorizations required for the project, one year from the date of this release letter and to provide additional updates if requested. Project updates should be emailed to EAProjectComments@gov.nl.ca.

Updated: Tuesday, May 11, 2021   10:08 am NFLD



Western Health Public Service Announcement

COVID-19 Vaccination Available for Individuals older than 50 and Household Members of Rotational Workers   (Corner Brook, NL: May 10, 2021) Western Health is advising that COVID-19 vaccination is now open for: Individuals aged 50 and older as of December 31, 2021. Household members of rotational workers including truck drivers, Marine Atlantic crew and flight crews. Household members are those individuals living in the same household, including children who are a minimum of 12 years of age and over at the time of their vaccine (children 12 to 17 years of age are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine). Please follow instructions carefully to ensure that you book for a clinic offering a vaccine approved for appropriate age range.   With the expansion of COVID-19 vaccine program to include individuals 12 years and older, it is important to ensure the correct timing is maintained between the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines such as HPV, Hepatitis B and Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) that an individual may have received before or after a COVID-19 vaccine. For more information on the school vaccination program, please see here.   The National Advisory Committee on Immunizations (NACI) recommends: To wait for at least 14 days after the administration of another vaccine before administering a COVID-19 vaccine. To wait for at least 28 days after the administration of each dose of COVID-19 vaccine before the administration of another vaccine.   When students 12 years and older book their COVID-19 vaccine, the time frames between vaccines should be considered.   Individuals 12 years and older: Who received a COVID-19 vaccine should wait at least 28 days before receiving another vaccine such as HPV, Hepatitis B, or any other vaccine. Who received a HPV, Hepatitis B, or any other vaccine should wait at least 14 days before receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.   Individuals 16 years and older: Who received a COVID-19 vaccine do not need to wait at least 28 days before receiving the Tdap vaccine. Who received a Tdap vaccine do not need to wait at least 14 days before receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.


These groups are invited to book an appointment for their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by completing the following steps:

Please click the following link or copy and paste the link into the address bar of an internet browser (Google Chrome is the preferred browser). https://portal.healthmyself.net/nlwesternhealth/forms/lgA   Complete the eligibility questionnaire and consent. Select and book a vaccine appointment at their preferred clinic location. Vaccination is also available for the following groups (read more here): Adults who identify as Indigenous Individuals who are clinically extremely vulnerable Rotational workers, truck drivers, flight crew, and Marine Atlantic crew Health care workers who may come into direct contact with patients Pregnant women Frontline essential workers, specifically those who have direct contact with the public and who cannot work from home in Alert level Five.   First responders include career and volunteer firefighters, police officers, border services and search and rescue crew.    If anyone is experiencing difficultly booking their appointment, please click here for the how-to video, or contact 1-833-703-5470 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Individuals will know when the clinics are full when there are no longer any available appointment slots available in the online system. If an appointment is no longer available in the community/clinic of choice, more clinics will be available in the future. However, people should continue to check Western Health’s website as we are continuing to add clinics weekly.   If you are not able to leave your home to access a clinic, please call 1-833-703-5470 and indicated that you require a home visit.   You should not schedule an appointment for a vaccine if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Instead, complete a COVID-19 Assessment and referral by clicking here. While waiting for your opportunity for vaccination, and after vaccination, it is important for everyone to continue to follow public health guidance to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your communities including: Wearing a mask in public Washing your hands frequently Respecting public health guidance on gatherings, travel and quarantine Completing the online self-assessment at www.811healthline.ca or calling 811 if you are experiencing one or more symptoms of COVID-19 to arrange testing. Western Health will continue to communicate as additional vaccine information becomes available and more clinics are set up. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit Health Canada. For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.

Updated: Tuesday, May 11, 2021   7:51 am NFLD



Birthday Wishes

On behalf of Council, Staff and the Residents of St. George's we wish Councillor Roland Williams a very Happy Birthday, we hope your special day brings with it many good wishes, a big birthday cake and presents.  Thank your for the time and dedication to the Town of St. George's.

Updated: Monday, May 10, 2021   3:26 pm NFLD



Western Health Public Service Announcement

COVID-19 Vaccination Available for Individuals older than 55 and Older   (Corner Brook, NL: May 7, 2021) Western Health is advising that COVID-19 vaccination is now open to individuals aged 55 and older as of December 31, 2021. As well, Western Health is providing additional examples of individuals who are considered frontline essential workers. Frontline essential workers work directly with the public and do not have the option to work from home, and include, but not limited to, individuals who work in stores, restaurants, fast food establishments, automotive repair shops, and schools. These individuals are invited to book an appointment for their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine by completing the following steps: Please click the following link or copy and paste the link into the address bar of an internet browser (Google Chrome is the preferred browser). https://portal.healthmyself.net/nlwesternhealth/forms/lgA   Complete the eligibility questionnaire and consent. Select and book a vaccine appointment at their preferred clinic location. Vaccination is also available for the following groups (read more here): Adults who identify as Indigenous Individuals who are clinically extremely vulnerable Rotational workers, truck drivers, flight crew, and Marine Atlantic crew Health care workers who may come into direct contact with patients Pregnant women Frontline essential workers, specifically those who have direct contact with the public and who cannot work from home in Alert level Five.   First responders include career and volunteer firefighters, police officers, border services and search and rescue crew.    Residents are reminded that they should not book an appointment if they do not meet criteria for one of these groups.   If anyone is experiencing difficultly booking their appointment, please click here for the how-to video, or contact 1-833-703-5470 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Individuals will know when the clinics are full when there are no longer any available appointment slots available in the online system. If an appointment is no longer available in the community/clinic of choice, more clinics will be available in the future. However, people should continue to check Western Health’s website as we are continuing to add clinics weekly.   If you are not able to leave your home to access a clinic, please call 1-833-703-5470 and indicated that you require a home visit.   You should not schedule an appointment for a vaccine if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Instead, complete a COVID-19 Assessment and referral by clicking here. While waiting for your opportunity for vaccination, and after vaccination, it is important for everyone to continue to follow public health guidance to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your communities including: Wearing a mask in public Washing your hands frequently Respecting public health guidance on gatherings, travel and quarantine Completing the online self-assessment at www.811healthline.ca or calling 811 if you are experiencing one or more symptoms of COVID-19 to arrange testing. Western Health will continue to communicate as additional vaccine information becomes available and more clinics are set up. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit Health Canada. For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.

Updated: Monday, May 10, 2021   8:53 am NFLD



Western Health Public Service Announcement

COVID-19 Vaccination Available for First Responders and Frontline Essential Workers   (Corner Brook, NL: May 5, 2021) Western Health is advising that COVID-19 vaccination is now open to:   Frontline essential workers, specifically those who have direct contact with the public and who cannot work from home in Alert level Five.  Only those who are 16 and older by December 31, 2021 can be vaccinated at this time. Frontline service workers include, among others, retail/grocery store employees, teachers, school bus drivers.   First responders include career and volunteer firefighters, police officers, border services and search and rescue crew.  First responders and frontline essential workers are invited to book an appointment for their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine by following these steps: Please click the following link or copy and paste the link into the address bar of an internet browser (Google Chrome is the preferred browser). https://portal.healthmyself.net/nlwesternhealth/forms/lgA   Complete the eligibility questionnaire and consent. Select and book a vaccine appointment at their preferred clinic location. Vaccination is also available for the following groups (read more here): Individuals aged 60 and older Adults who identify as Indigenous Individuals who are clinically extremely vulnerable Rotational workers, truck drivers, flight crew, and Marine Atlantic crew Health care workers who may come into direct contact with patients Pregnant women   Residents are reminded that they should not book an appointment if they do not meet criteria for one of these groups.   If anyone is experiencing difficultly booking their appointment, please click here for the how-to video, or contact 1-833-703-5470 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Individuals will know when the clinics are full when there are no longer any available appointment slots available in the online system. If an appointment is no longer available in the community/clinic of choice, more clinics will be available in the future. However, people should continue to check Western Health’s website as we are continuing to add clinics weekly.   If you are not able to leave your home to access a clinic, please call 1-833-703-5470 and indicated that you require a home visit.   You should not schedule an appointment for a vaccine if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Instead, complete a COVID-19 Assessment and referral by clicking here. While waiting for your opportunity for vaccination, and after vaccination, it is important for everyone to continue to follow public health guidance to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your communities including: Wearing a mask in public Washing your hands frequently Respecting public health guidance on gatherings, travel and quarantine Completing the online self-assessment at www.811healthline.ca or calling 811 if you are experiencing one or more symptoms of COVID-19 to arrange testing. Western Health will continue to communicate as additional vaccine information becomes available and more clinics are set up. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit Health Canada. For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit

Updated: Thursday, May 6, 2021   8:46 am NFLD



Proclamation - National Day of Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Town of St. George's does hereby proclaim May 5th as the National Day of Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Bay St. George.

Updated: Tuesday, May 4, 2021   9:52 am NFLD



Proclamation Mental Health Week 2021

CMHA Mental Health Week, promotes mental health awareness through education campaigns, activities and events held across Newfoundland and Labrador and offers practical ways to maintain and improve mental health and support recovery from mental health problems and illnesses.  #GetReal about how yu feel.  Name it, don't numb it.   NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT I, Mayor Danny Conway, Town of St. George's, hereby proclaim the week of May 4 - 10, 2021, as CMHA MENTAL HEALTH WEEK.  I encourage all citizens to join me and #GET REAL ABOUT HOW YOU FEEL.  NAME IT, DON'T NUMB IT.


 


Updated: Tuesday, May 4, 2021   9:36 am NFLD



Western Health Public Service Announcement

COVID-19 Vaccination Available for Individuals older than 60 and Pregnant Women   (Corner Brook, NL: May 3, 2021) Western Health is advising that COVID-19 vaccination is now open to individuals aged 60 and older, as well as pregnant women. These individuals are invited to book an appointment for their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine by completing the following steps: Please click the following link or copy and paste the link into the address bar of an internet browser (Google Chrome is the preferred browser). https://portal.healthmyself.net/nlwesternhealth/forms/lgA   Complete the eligibility questionnaire and consent. Select and book a vaccine appointment at their preferred clinic location. Vaccination is also available for the following groups (read more here): Individuals aged 55-64, for AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD Individuals aged 65 and older Adults who identify as Indigenous Individuals who are clinically extremely vulnerable Rotational workers, truck drivers, flight crew, and Marine Atlantic crew. Health care workers who may come into direct contact with patients   Residents are reminded that they should not book an appointment if they do not meet criteria for one of these groups.   If anyone is experiencing difficultly booking their appointment, please click here for the how-to video, or contact 1-833-703-5470 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Individuals will know when the clinics are full when there are no longer any available appointment slots available in the online system. If an appointment is no longer available in the community/clinic of choice, more clinics will be available in the future. However, people should continue to check Western Health’s website as we are continuing to add clinics weekly.   If you are not able to leave your home to access a clinic, please call 1-833-703-5470 and indicated that you require a home visit.   You should not schedule an appointment for a vaccine if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Instead, complete a COVID-19 Assessment and referral by clicking here. While waiting for your opportunity for vaccination, and after vaccination, it is important for everyone to continue to follow public health guidance to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your communities including: Wearing a mask in public Washing your hands frequently Respecting public health guidance on gatherings, travel and quarantine Completing the online self-assessment at www.811healthline.ca or calling 811 if you are experiencing one or more symptoms of COVID-19 to arrange testing. Western Health will continue to communicate as additional vaccine information becomes available and more clinics are set up. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit Health Canada. For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.

Updated: Tuesday, May 4, 2021   8:44 am NFLD



Clean Up Week - Unacceptable Items

We wish to advise our residents that a cursory review of items left out for Clean Up week was conducted this morning.  There are many items at the curb that are contained in the unacceptable items list below.  If you have any item out that is considered unacceptable it will not be picked up by our Contractor and you will be required to remove it from the curb or edge of the road.  Again please ensure that items on the unacceptable list is not put out for pick up.
  UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS LIST FOR CLEAN UP WEEK
Compostable Materials: Grass, Weeds, Branches, Leaves, Etc. Wood: Pallets, Lumber, Decks, Plywood
Car Parts exceeding 50 lbs including axles, door, rear ends, gas or diesel tanks, bonnets, truck liners, truck caps, etc. Sled bodies / Sleds / ATV Frames / Side by Side
Frames Renovation Material including drywall, roof shingles, bricks, fiberglass insulation, cement or concrete. Carpet / Linoleum / Tiles /Toilets Shelving / cupboards or countertops.
Fire Extinguishers, Welding Tanks, Air Tank or any other Pressurized Tank. Propane Tanks Vehicle Batteries Tires – Vehicle, ATV/UTV & Bicycle Gas Cans Oil Tanks or Furnaces Medical Waste Liquid Waste Hazardous Materials:  Used Oil, Tar Buckets, Paint Cans with Paint, Poisons, Chemicals, Solvents, Explosive Material, Toxic Material Toilets Electrical Wire Fencing Wire
Electronics:  TV’s, Computer Monitors & Towers, Video Gaming Systems, Stereos.
The unacceptable items list was not imposed by the Town or it's Contractor - this was direction from Western Regional Waste Management Service Board.  If you have questions as to whether or not you can bring an item into the Transfer Station please call 214-1255.  The Transfer Station/Prior Landfill Site is not operated by the Town of St. George's, it is operated by Western Regional Waste Management.

Updated: Friday, April 30, 2021   2:38 pm NFLD



Public Council Meeting - May 3rd, 2021

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the Agenda for the Regular Public Council Meeting for May 3rd, 2021 at 7:00 pm has been published under the Municipality Tab - Council Minutes.  Anyone wishing to attend may do so via the Zoom link below.

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Updated: Friday, April 30, 2021   2:26 pm NFLD



Environment Canada Wind Warning

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for the following areas:    BAY ST. GEORGE CORNER BROOK AND VICINITY GROS MORNE PARSON'S POND - HAWKE'S BAY.   Maximum gusts of 70 km/h, except locally at 110 km/h in areas prone to enhanced easterlies.  This is expected to occur near midnight Friday night until early Saturday morning. Local enhancement in easterly flow can occur in the vicinities of Cape St. George, Port au Port Bay, the Outer Bay of Islands, Trout River Bay, Bonne Bay, Western Brook Pond, St. Pauls Bay and Parson's Pond River.   Please monitor the forecast for any changes and refer to your  Emergency Management Plan if required.   Should you require the Emergency Services Division we can be reached 24/7 at 709 729-3703.

Updated: Friday, April 30, 2021   1:58 pm NFLD



Birthday Wishes

The Town of St. George's sends out Birthday Wishes to Councillor Rhonda Blanchard, we hope your birthday is filled with many good wishes, lots of cake, family and friendship. 

Updated: Friday, April 30, 2021   7:55 am NFLD



Boil Water Advisory - 29 April 2021

The Town of St. George’s wishes to advise their residents and the public that the entire Town is under a Boil Water Advisory effective 29 April, 2021.  Consumers are advised to bring water that you might ingest to a rigorous boil for one minute. Further information can be obtained by calling 647-3283.

Updated: Thursday, April 29, 2021   1:25 pm NFLD



Water Outage - 29 April 2020

We wish to advise our residents that there will be a Town wide water outage tomorrow April 29th, 2021 from approximately 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.  Once the water has been returned to service a Boil Water Advisory will be in place for the entire Town.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause but it is necessary work that must be completed for the New Water Tank. 

Updated: Wednesday, April 28, 2021   1:07 pm NFLD



Indiscriminate Dumping

Once again the Town has received notification that dumping has taken place on the ATV trail located near the beach access road off Main Street and Brakes Road.  There is a number of metal items in a pile, along with beer cans and cooking utensils near a fire pit.  A resident has witnessed dumping of potatoes in the water last year and evidence of people cleaning moose and leaving the skins and carcass behind.
We wish to advise our residents that indiscriminate dumping is strictly prohibited within our Municipal Boundaries.  The Town provides weekly household garbage and recyclable collection and a yearly clean up week in the spring.  Persons who indiscriminately dump put a burden on all taxpayers as Town Resources must be used to address the problem.  Indiscriminate dumping is a chargeable offence, let's work together to end indiscriminate dumping.

Updated: Wednesday, April 28, 2021   9:24 am NFLD



Black Bank Clean Up 2021

Clean up for Black Bank this year will be conducted on Saturday May 29th, 2021 from 9:00 am to Noon, volunteers are being sought for this clean up.  Please see the poster for more details to your left.

Updated: Wednesday, April 28, 2021   8:00 am NFLD



Western Health Public Service Announcement

COVID-19 Vaccination Available for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable 16 years and older   (Corner Brook, NL: April 23, 2021) Western Health is now inviting individuals identified as clinically extremely vulnerable to book appointments for COVID-19 vaccination.  Please see a list of clinically extremely vulnerable groups below or here.  All clinically extremely vulnerable patients should complete the following checklist prior to booking an appointment: Read the COVID-19 vaccine information on their specific condition(s) here. Based on the information provided identify the best time to book their vaccine appointment. Monitor how they are feeling leading up to their vaccination appointment. Ie. Is anything new or getting worse compared to how they usually feel? Make sure they are feeling their usual self on the day of their vaccine appointment. Talk to their doctor if they have any questions. To book an appointment at one of the available clinics: Please click the following link or copy and paste the link into the address bar of an internet browser (Google Chrome is the preferred browser). https://portal.healthmyself.net/nlwesternhealth/forms/lgA   Complete the eligibility questionnaire and consent. Select and book a vaccine appointment at their preferred clinic location If anyone is experiencing difficultly booking their appointment, please click here for the how-to video, or contact 1-833-703-5470 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Individuals will know when the clinics are full when there are no longer any available appointment slots available in the online system. If an appointment is no longer available in the community/clinic of choice, more clinics will be available in the future. However, people should continue to check Western Health’s website as we are continuing to add clinics weekly. Clinically Extremely Vulnerable include: Solid organ transplant recipients. People with specific cancers: People on active/recently completed cytotoxic chemotherapy (within last 12 months) or having other targeted cancer treatments that can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors, PARP inhibitors or CDK4/6 inhibitors; People with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma at any stage of treatment; People with lung cancers; Patients on treatment with monoclonal antibodies or immune therapy; People who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last six months or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs; and Patients on treatment with different anti-cancer hormonal medications (e.g. breast and prostate cancers) • Respiratory patients: All patients on chronic oxygen therapy (regardless of disease); All patients greater than 16 years of age with cystic fibrosis; All patients with interstitial lung disease (e.g. idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, CTD-ILD, etc.); Patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) requiring PH-specific therapy; Any asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patient with a severe exacerbation in the previous year (resulting in emergency room visit or admission); and Any patient with severe lung disease based on PFT (FVC or FEV1 or TLC <50 per cent). People with rare diseases that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), homozygous sickle cell disease); • People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection (biologic modifiers, steroid use ≥20mg/day for ≥14 days, AZT, cyclophosphamide); People who have had their spleen removed;

• Those over 16 years of age with significant intellectual or developmental disabilities;
• Adults on dialysis or stage 5 kidney disease;
• Women who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired; and
• People with significant neuromuscular conditions requiring respiratory support.

You should not schedule an appointment for a vaccine if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Instead, complete a COVID-19 Assessment and referral by clicking here. While waiting for your opportunity for vaccination, and after vaccination, it is important for everyone to continue to follow public health guidance to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your communities including: Wearing a mask in public Washing your hands frequently Respecting public health guidance on gatherings, travel and quarantine Completing the online self-assessment at www.811healthline.ca or calling 811 if you are experiencing one or more symptoms of COVID-19 to arrange testing. Western Health will continue to communicate as additional vaccine information becomes available and more clinics are set up. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit Health Canada. For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.

Updated: Tuesday, April 27, 2021   9:10 am NFLD



Possible Water Outage - Updated

We wish to advise our residents that there is a possibility of a Town wide water outage rescheduled to April 28, 2021, due to impending weather conditions.  The tie in for the new Water Tank will be conducted 28 April, 2021 vice tomorrow and although we are hoping to provide the town water through the pumps there is a possibility that the water may have to be shut down entirely and the shut down could last for at least 6 hours.  We ask that you prepare for a water outage in the event that the water is shut down.  If the water is shut down to the Town once it returns to service a Boil Water Advisory  will be in place.  The Town regrets any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: Monday, April 26, 2021   1:14 pm NFLD



Birthday Wishes

On behalf of the Council and Staff birthday wishes are being extended to Town Employee Tyler Piercey.  Happy Birthday Tyler, we hope you have a great day!

Updated: Monday, April 26, 2021   10:13 am NFLD



Office Closure - 26 April, 2021

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the Town Office will be closed tomorrow April 26th, 2021 for a statutory holiday.  The Town Office will re-open by appointment only on April 27th, at 9:00 am.

Updated: Sunday, April 25, 2021   8:24 pm NFLD



Boil Water Advisory

A boil water advisory has been issued effective today 21 April, 2021 once the water has been returned to service for the following area:
Starting at the beginning of Barachois Drive and ending at the bottom of Seal Rocks Hill, this encompasses all streets within this corridor.  
Consumers are advised to bring water that you might ingest to a rigorous rolling boil for one (1) minute prior to ingestion.  For example boil water used for drinking, brushing teeth, making ice, cooking, washing fruits and vegetables, making coffee/tea and other hot drinks, making juice from concentrate and powders, making infant formula and cereal.
Follow guidelines and please stay safe.

Updated: Wednesday, April 21, 2021   3:04 pm NFLD


Western Health Public Service Announcement

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Open to Residents 65 and Older   (Corner Brook, NL: April 19, 2021) Western Health is now inviting individuals 65 years of age and older, as of December 31, 2021, to book an appointment online for their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. There is no longer a need to pre-register for an appointment.   In addition, anyone who has previously pre-registered for a vaccine (individuals 70 and older, home care workers and Indigenous) and has not yet been contacted by telephone or email for an appointment should proceed to book an appointment online following the directions below.   To book an appointment in the Western Health region:   Click the following link, or copy and paste the link into the address bar of your internet browser: https://portal.healthmyself.net/nlwesternhealth/forms/lgA   (using google chrome if possible) Complete the eligibility questionnaire and consent Follow the online instructions and when prompted type in the following authorization code: WHVACCINE Vaccination is available by appointment only. Individuals with any questions related to the COVID vaccine may call 1-833-703-5470 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Individuals will know when the clinics are full when there are no longer any available appointment slots in the online system. If an appointment is no longer available in the community/clinic of choice, more clinics will be available in the future. Vaccination clinics will take place in the following communities this week: Benoit’s Cove Corner Brook Cox’s Cove Deer Lake Lark Harbour Meadows Norris Point Parson’s Pond Pasadena Pollards Point Port aux Basques Port aux Choix Port Saunders Ramea Stephenville If you are in a current priority group and are unable to leave your home, please call 1-833-668-3930 to identify a need for a home visit. You can indicate that you are unable to leave your home and arrangements for a home visit will be made to receive your vaccine. The scheduling of home visits will be dependent on vaccine supply.   In addition to the clinics noted above, AstraZeneca vaccination clinics are ongoing (see here) and individuals aged 55 to 64 are encouraged to book an appointment for their vaccine. You should not schedule an appointment for a vaccine if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Instead, complete a COVID-19 Assessment and referral by clicking here. While waiting for your opportunity for vaccination, and after vaccination, it is important for everyone to continue to follow public health guidance to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your communities including: Wearing a mask in public Washing your hands frequently Respecting public health guidance on gatherings, travel and quarantine Completing the online self-assessment at www.811healthline.ca or calling 811 if you are experiencing one or more symptoms of COVID-19 to arrange testing. Western Health will continue to communicate as additional vaccine information becomes available and more clinics are set up. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit Health Canada. For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.
Updated: Wednesday, April 21, 2021   2:40 pm NFLD


Emergency Water Shut Off - Water Line Repair

We wish to advise our residents that reside in the following area (bottom of Seal Rocks Hill to the end of Barachois Drive) that the water will be off from approximately 9:00 am today April 21st, 2021 to approximately 5:00 pm to conduct a waterline repair.  Once the water has been returned to service a boil water advisory will be in place.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: Wednesday, April 21, 2021   7:56 am NFLD



New Guidelines Spring Clean Up Week

We wish to inform our residents that Western Regional Waste Management has advised our Contractors of their new guidelines pertaining to items that are acceptable and unacceptable for Spring Clean Up.  Please disregard the list that was sent out last week on the backside of the Town's Spring/Summer Newsletter.  A new list will be circulated in mail boxes this week and can be found below.  If you've already put items to the curb that are contained on the unacceptable items list , please remove them.  This list is being strictly enforced as fines maybe levied for items that are unacceptable.
Please be advised that the Spring Clean Up information that was part of the Town Newsletter has been changed to the following.  Please ensure that there are no unacceptable items placed at the curb/roadway for pick up. Spring Clean Up 2021 Spring Clean-Up is the special collection of general household items that are too bulky for normal collection.  During this period, residents are requested to make a special effort to clean up their properties.  Residents are asked to have all items out to the curb by Monday morning at 8:00am.  Once an area has been completed, it will not be collected again.  All items must be placed near the curbside / roadside. All items must be separated into the three approved piles Metal – Bulk or Household.  Items for pickup must be bagged, boxed or bound (no more than 40lbs) as large piles of small debris will not be collected unless it is contained.  Maximum length for any item is 4 feet (48 inches).  Items must still follow Sort It Western Guidelines using blue or clear bags.
Acceptable Max weight 40 pounds Max length – 4 feet   Piles Must Be Sorted Separately   Metal Household Appliances: Stove, Washer, Dryer, Microwave, Hot Water Tank Lawn Mowers, Generators and Power Saws:  MUST be drained of oil and gas BBQ’s – No propane tanks Vehicle Parts – small - under 40 lbs Fridges / Freezers – Certified AODS Free   Bulk Bicycles and Tricycles Children’s Larger Toys & Items Household Furniture: Sofas, Chairs, Dressers, Desk, Kitchen Table & Chairs, Mattress & box spring Lawn Furniture Doors, Windows, Patio Doors – Glass must be taped Household Cardboard: Flattened & Bound Light Fixtures, Fans: Floor & Ceiling Paint Cans – Lids Off & Completely Dry Textiles – (Clothing or Bedding) Toys Small Appliances Unacceptable   Compostable Materials: Grass, Weeds, Branches, Leaves, Etc. Wood: Pallets, Lumber, Decks, Plywood Car Parts exceeding 50 lbs including axles, door, rear ends, gas or diesel tanks, bonnets, truck liners, truck caps, etc. Sled bodies / Sleds / ATV Frames / Side by Side Frames Renovation Material including drywall, roof shingles, bricks, fiberglass insulation, cement or concrete. Carpet / Linoleum / Tiles /Toilets Shelving / cupboards or countertops Fire Extinguishers, Welding Tanks, Air Tank or any other Pressurized Tank. Propane Tanks Vehicle Batteries Tires – Vehicle, ATV/UTV & Bicycle Gas Cans Oil Tanks or Furnaces Medical Waste Liquid Waste Hazardous Materials:  Used Oil, Tar Buckets, Paint Cans with Paint, Poisons, Chemicals, Solvents, Explosive Material, Toxic Material Toilets Electrical Wire Fencing Wire   Electronics:  TV’s, Computer Monitors & Towers, Video Gaming Systems, Stereos
All items must be bagged, boxed or contained – No exceptions – Any items not contained will not be picked up.

Updated: Monday, April 19, 2021   1:57 pm NFLD



Boil Water Advisory Lifted

The Boil Water Advisory for Whitehouse Road, Church Street and Station Road (as far as Adventures X building) has been lifted effective immediately, there is no longer a requirement to boil water prior to ingestion.

Updated: Monday, April 19, 2021   11:02 am NFLD


Commercial Vehicles Parked in areas Zoned Residential

We wish to advise our residents and the public that in accordance with the Town of St. George's Traffic Regulations which came into effect the 1st day of April 2019 that Section 6 (c) (d) & (e) of the said regulations state that:
(c) No person shall park any commercial motor vehicle in any residential zone in the Town of St. George's, unless a permit for the parking has been issued by Council.
(d) An application for a permit to park any commercial vehicle in any residential zone shall be made to the Council in such form as prescribed by the Council and every applicant for a permit shall furnish with the application such information as Council may require.
(e) The Council shall attach to the permit such conditions as it deems fit for the parking of any commercial motor vehicle in a residential zone and may permit parking for such limited time as it deems fit. The Town will be conducting a review of the residential zones in the coming weeks with regards to commercial motor vehicles parked without the appropriate permitting.
Should you require further information please contact the Town Office at 647-3283.
Updated: Friday, April 16, 2021   4:11 pm NFLD


Flushing Lines

We wish to advise our residents that in order to maintain the integrity of our Sewer System, flushing of the system must be conducted.  Flushing will commence April 19th, 2021 and may last up to 4 weeks in duration.  During this time 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 colored clothing.  Flushing is necessary to maintain our sewer system.  It's imperative for the proper running of the system and we ask that residents refrain from flushing items such as swiffer cloths, baby and 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 all work together to reduce potential blockages.  We regret any inconvenience this maintenance may cause our residents.

Updated: Friday, April 16, 2021   3:22 pm NFLD



Western Health Public Service Announcement

Upcoming AstraZeneca Vaccination Clinics in Western region (Corner Brook, NL: April 16, 2021) Western Health is advising that AstraZeneca vaccination clinics for residents 55 to 64 will be held in several communities over the next couple of weeks: Deer Lake, Hodder Memorial, April 20 Port Saunders, Rufus Guinchard, April 21 Port aux Basques, Lions Club, April 21 and April 29 Stephenville, Lions Club, April 22 Corner Brook, Valley Mall, April 29 You do not need to preregister for these clinics, although you do need to book an appointment. Anyone in the Western Health region who is aged 55-64 is eligible to attend these clinics. To book an appointment: Click the following link, or copy and paste the link into the address bar of your internet browser: https://portal.healthmyself.net/nlwesternhealth/forms/0e3  (using google chrome if possible) Complete the eligibility questionnaire and consent Follow the online instructions and when prompted enter the following authorization code: AZVACCINE   If you are experiencing difficultly booking your appointment, please click here for the how-to video, or contact 1-833-703-5470 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.   Information will be available on Monday, April 19, about booking appointments for individuals aged 65 and older to receive Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.   Newfoundland and Labrador public health officials paused the administration of the COVISHIELD vaccine for adults under age 55 on March 29. This decision was based on new guidelines from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, which cites European reports of rare instances of vaccine-induced prothrombotic immune thrombocytopenia (VIPIT) in people four to 20 days after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.   Health Canada reviewed the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and stated the benefits in protecting Canadians from COVID-19 continue to outweigh the risks and encouraged Canadians to get immunized with any of the COVID-19 vaccines that are authorized in Canada when they are eligible. For more information on the AstraZeneca vaccine please see here.   You should not schedule an appointment for a vaccine if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Instead, complete a COVID-19 Assessment and referral by clicking here.

Updated: Friday, April 16, 2021   2:58 pm NFLD



St. George's Recreational Marina

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the St. George's Recreational Marina will be opening 15 May, 2021 for docking.  The launchway is currently open and may only be used by persons in possession of a Launch Pass.  Launch Passes may be purchased at the Town Office by calling 647-3283 for an appointment.
LAUNCH FEES: Seasonal Pass Launch & Docking Dock Pass Overnight  $170.00 (tax included)
Dock Pass Overnight  $11.50 (tax included)
Seasonal Recreational Launch Pass  $50.00 (tax included)
Daily Launch Pass $10.00 per day (tax included)
Commercial Seasonal Launch Pass $200.00 (tax included)


Passes may be purchased at the Town Office - 195 Main Street (Monday to Friday) 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
or at Chubb's Convenience 223 Main Street which is open during the following hours - Sunday 10:00 
am to 8:00 pm, Monday to Thursday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Friday & Saturday 9:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Only person's purchasing the applicable Passes will be permitted to use this Marina for docking and 
launching.  Passes must be displayed in Vehicle Window/or onboard vessel where visible.


NO SWIMMING OR DIVING PERMITTED
VESSELS DOCKED/STORED AT OWNER'S RISK ABSOLUTELY NO OFF LOADING OF PRODUCT NO OVERNIGHT CAMPING
ONLY VESSELS 34 FEET AND UNDER PERMITTED TO DOCK


Updated: Friday, April 16, 2021   1:42 pm NFLD



Grass Fires - Prohibited

We wish to advise our residents and the public that burning of grass/grass fires are prohibited.  On Saturday April 10th, 2021 there was a grass fire in town that quickly went out of control, thankfully our Volunteer Fire Department responded with both pumpers and were able to extinguish the fire.  Included below is a message that was posted on the St. George's Volunteer Fire Department Facebook Page from our Deputy Fire Chief:
SGFD would like to remind everyone to be safe while burning brush this year and Grass Fires are not permitted. Here are a few rules to follow while burning brush during spring clean up: -not within 15 feet of trees, shrubs etc. -Winds less than 15kms. -Not larger than 2 square feet. -only one fire at a time. -have a rake, shovel, and a water supply. As of May 1st you will need a permit from the Forestry Department to burn during fire season. Thank you

Updated: Friday, April 16, 2021   10:15 am NFLD



Theft - Town Warehouse Yard

We wish to advise our residents that sometime between April 2nd, 2021 and April 9th, 2021 a person or persons entered the Town of St. George's Warehouse Yard and removed the Catalytic Converter from one of the Town owned vehicles (it was removed by cutting this portion out of the exhaust by means of some type of saw).  The RCMP Bay St. George Detachment have been notified thus this theft is now under active investigation.  The RCMP confirmed that there have been several instances in the Bay St. George Area.  We are asking our residents and the public if they have any video footage within the vicinity of the Town Warehouse to please let us know so we can pass along the information to the RCMP.  If anyone has any knowledge of who may have committed this crime, please contact the Town Office (647-3283) or Crime Stoppers at https://www.gov.nl.ca/jps/reporting-crime/crimestoppers or by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477).  Thanking our residents and the public for any assistance they maybe able to provide in this matter.  

Updated: Tuesday, April 13, 2021   4:57 pm NFLD



Job Opportunities

We wish to advise that the Town of St. George's is actively seeking resumes/job applications for the COVID-19 Stimulus Program Trail and Beautification Project set to commence 18 May 2021, four positions are available which are as follows: Lead Hand Labourer x 1 position - $15.00 per hour 40 hrs per week x 12 weeks.
Labour x 3 positions - $13.00 per hour 40 hrs per week x 12 weeks.
Resumes will be accepted until 23 April, 2021 and may be dropped off at the Town Office (by appointment only 647-3283), faxed to 647-3180, emailed to townmanagertosg@eastlink.ca or by mail to Town of St. George's P.O. Box 250 St. George's, NL A0N 1Z0.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

Updated: Monday, April 12, 2021   1:19 pm NFLD



Western Health Public Service Announcement

(Corner Brook, NL: April 12, 2021) COVID-19 vaccination continues to roll out for residents of the Western region in keeping with Phase 2 of the NL Immunization Plan. Appointments continue to be booked for individuals aged 70 and older, Indigenous individuals and home support workers. Vaccination is available by appointment only and for people who are in the current priority groups. Western Health anticipates that everyone 70 years and older will be contacted and offered an appointment by April 23rd. The schedule for vaccination clinics in the region for this week is as follows:

April 12, 2021 
Stephenville
Burgeo

April 13, 2021
Stephenville
Isle aux Morts

April 14, 2021
Port aux Basques
Castor River

April 15, 2021
St. George’s
Pollards Point
Port aux Basques

If you are in a current priority group and are unable to leave your home, you are required to pre-register for a vaccination. When you pre-register, please use telephone as your preferred method of contact. When you are contacted to book your appointment, you can indicate that you are unable to leave your home and arrangements for a home visit will be made to receive your vaccine. The scheduling of home visits will be dependent on vaccine supply. Please click here to pre-register. If you do not have internet access, please call 1-833-668-3930 to pre-register. Please be assured that if you have pre-registered for your vaccination, you will be contacted for an appointment at the earliest time available by email or telephone, depending on the contact information you provided. Individuals with any questions related to the COVID vaccine may call 1-833-703-5470 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. seven days a week. In addition to the clinics noted above, AstraZeneca vaccination clinics are ongoing (see here) and individuals aged 55 to 64 are encouraged to book an appointment for their vaccine. While waiting for your opportunity for vaccination, and after vaccination, it is important for everyone to continue to follow public health guidance to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your communities including: Wearing a mask in public Washing your hands frequently Respecting public health guidance on gatherings, travel and quarantine Completing the online self-assessment at www.811healthline.ca or calling 811 if you are experiencing one or more symptoms of COVID-19 to arrange testing. Western Health will continue to communicate as additional vaccine information becomes available and more clinics are set up. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit Health Canada. For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.

Updated: Monday, April 12, 2021   1:07 pm NFLD



Vaccine Clinic - St. Joseph's Parish Hall

The Town has been asked to publish the following message on behalf of Community Health - Western Health District.
There will be a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on 15 April, 2021 at St. Joseph's Parish Hall, individuals who fall within the the categories below may pre-register for the Clinic at COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration (nlchi.nl.ca) :
Individuals 70 Years of age and older on or before December 31, 2021
Home Support Workers
Indigenous Adults

Cats - Roaming

We wish to advise our residents that the Town has CAT REGULATIONS those regulations stipulate that "No owner shall allow his or her cat to be running at large in the Town of St. George's and any cats running at large shall be liable to be captured".  We are asking our residents to please keep you cat indoors or safely tethered outside.  We have received numerous complaints about cats roaming, along with damage being done to residents yards.  Please respect the regulations.  

Updated: Thursday, April 8, 2021   4:24 pm NFLD



Western Health Public Service Announcement

For Immediate Release   Western Health Holding AstraZeneca Vaccination Clinics in Additional Locations (Corner Brook, NL: April 7, 2021) Western Health is advising that AstraZeneca vaccination clinics for residents 55 to 64 will be held in several communities over the next week: Stephenville, Lions Club, April 8, and April 10 Port aux Basques, Lions Club, April 12 Norris Point, Town Hall, April 13 Corner Brook, Valley Mall, April 8, April 13, and April 15 Deer Lake, Hodder Memorial, April 13, April 14, and April 15 Port Saunders, Lions Club, April 13 Burgeo, Lions Club, April 14 You do not need to preregister for these clinics, although you do need to book an appointment. Anyone in the Western Health region who is aged 55-64 is eligible to attend these clinics. To book an appointment: Click the following link, or copy and paste the link into the address bar of your internet browser: https://portal.healthmyself.net/nlwesternhealth/forms/0e3  (using google chrome if possible) Complete the eligibility questionnaire and consent Follow the online instructions and when prompted enter the following authorization code: AZVACCINE   If you are experiencing difficultly booking your appointment, please click here for the how-to video, or contact 1-833-703-5470 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.   Newfoundland and Labrador public health officials paused the administration of the COVISHIELD vaccine for adults under age 55 on March 29. This decision was based on new guidelines from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, which cites European reports of rare instances of vaccine-induced prothrombotic immune thrombocytopenia (VIPIT) in people four to 20 days after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.   Health Canada reviewed the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and stated the benefits in protecting Canadians from COVID-19 continue to outweigh the risks and encouraged Canadians to get immunized with any of the COVID-19 vaccines that are authorized in Canada when they are eligible. For more information on the AstraZeneca vaccine please see here.   You should not schedule an appointment for a vaccine if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Instead, complete a COVID-19 Assessment and referral by clicking here.

Updated: Wednesday, April 7, 2021   4:40 pm NFLD



Spring Clean Up 2021 - Updated

Town of St. George’s Spring Clean Up Week 26 April to 02 May, 2021 Spring Clean-Up is the special collection of general household items that are too bulky for normal collection.  During this period, residents are requested to make a special effort to clean up their properties. Residents are asked to have all items out to the curb no later than May 3rd, Monday morning at 8:00am this is when pickup will commence.  Once an area has been completed, it will not be collected again.  All items must be placed near the curbside / roadside. Metal items must be separated from all other items. Items for pickup must be bagged (clear bags for garbage, clear blue for recyclables) (black garbage bags will not be accepted), boxed or bound (no more than 40lbs) as large piles of small debris will not be collected unless it is contained.  The Acceptable and Unacceptable list will be republished after we hear from Western Regional Waste Management as there maybe changes coming.  For anyone who received the first list please disregard, a new list will be published within the next few days.  We regret any inconvenience caused. Additionally we ask that our residents not put out items for clean up week until the week starting 25 April, 2021.  

Updated: Wednesday, April 7, 2021   1:24 pm NFLD



Western Health Public Service Announcement

For Immediate Release   COVID-19 Vaccination Update (Corner Brook, NL: April 6, 2021) COVID-19 vaccination continues to roll out for residents of the Western region in keeping with Phase 2 of the NL Immunization Plan. Appointments continue to be booked for individuals aged 70 and older, Indigenous individuals and home support workers. Vaccination is available by appointment only and for people who are in the current priority groups. Please click here to pre-register. If you do not have internet access, please call 1-833-668-3930 to pre-register. Western Health anticipates that everyone 70 years and older will be contacted and offered an appointment by April 23rd. If individuals provided an email when they pre-registered, they will be contacted via email with instructions on how to book their appointment online. Western Health asks individuals who have pre-registered to check their spam folder if they do not see an email in their inbox. If a telephone number was provided at the time or pre-registration, individuals will be contacted by telephone to book their appointment. The schedule for vaccination clinics in the region for this week is as follows:

April 5, 2021 
Cape St George

April 6, 2021
Cape St George
Norris Point
Burgeo
Deer Lake
Port aux Basques
Corner Brook
Port aux Choix

April 7, 2021
Burgeo
Deer Lake
Port aux Basques

April 8, 2021
Woody Point
Daniel’s Harbour
Grey River
Deer Lake

April 9, 2021
Norris Point
Lourdes
Deer Lake
Corner Brook
La Poile

April 10, 2021
Corner Brook

If you are offered a vaccination appointment and not able to travel to the location offered, you may choose to wait until a clinic is available closer to your home. By the end of April, COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held in all of the communities where the annual flu vaccination clinics are offered. Please be assured that if you have pre-registered for your vaccination, you will be contacted for an appointment at the earliest time available. Individuals with any questions related to the COVID vaccine may call 1-833-703-5470 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. seven days a week. There is a high volume of calls to this line. If you booked an appointment online we ask that you do not call to check on your booking. While waiting for your opportunity for vaccination, and after vaccination, it is important for everyone to continue to follow public health guidance to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your communities including: Wearing a mask in public Washing your hands frequently Respecting public health guidance on gatherings, travel and quarantine Completing the online self-assessment at www.811healthline.ca or calling 811 if you are experiencing one or more symptoms of COVID-19 to arrange testing. Western Health will continue to communicate as additional vaccine information becomes available and more clinics are set up. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit Health Canada. For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.

Updated: Tuesday, April 6, 2021   2:32 pm NFLD



Western Health Public Service Announcement

For Immediate Release   Western Health Holding AstraZeneca Vaccination Clinics for Residents 55 to 64 this week in Corner Brook and Stephenville   (Corner Brook, NL: April 6, 2021) Western Health is advising that AstraZeneca vaccination clinics for residents 55 to 64 will be held in Corner Brook and Stephenville on Wednesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 8: Valley Mall, Corner Brook, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Stephenville Lions Club, Stephenville, 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Additional AstraZeneca Vaccination Clinics will be held in Burgeo, Port Aux Basques, Deer Lake, Norris Point and Port aux Choix in the next two weeks. Booking information for these clinics will be shared as soon as clinic times are confirmed.   You do not need to preregister for these clinics, although you do need to book an appointment. Anyone who is aged 55-64 is eligible to attend, even if you do not live in Corner Brook or Stephenville. To book an appointment for the Corner Brook and Stephenville clinics: Click the following link, or copy and paste the link into the address bar of your internet browser: https://portal.healthmyself.net/nlwesternhealth/forms/0e3  (using google chrome if possible) Complete the eligibility questionnaire and consent Follow the online instructions and when prompted enter the following authorization code: AZVACCINE   If you are experiencing difficultly booking your appointment, please click here for the how-to video, or contact 1-833-703-5470 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.   Newfoundland and Labrador public health officials paused the administration of the COVISHIELD vaccine for adults under age 55 on March 29. This decision was based on new guidelines from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, which cites European reports of rare instances of vaccine-induced prothrombotic immune thrombocytopenia (VIPIT) in people four to 20 days after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.   Health Canada reviewed the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and stated the benefits in protecting Canadians from COVID-19 continue to outweigh the risks and encouraged Canadians to get immunized with any of the COVID-19 vaccines that are authorized in Canada when they are eligible. For more information on the AstraZeneca vaccine please see here.   You should not schedule an appointment for a vaccine if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Instead, complete a COVID-19 Assessment and referral by clicking here.    

Updated: Tuesday, April 6, 2021   2:28 pm NFLD



Agenda - Regular Public Council Meeting - 5 April 2021

We wish to advise that the Agenda for the Regular Public Council Meeting of 5 April, 2021 at 7:00 pm has been published under the Municipality Tab - Council Minutes.  Anyone wishing to attend this meeting may do so by clicking on the link below for the Zoom Meeting.  

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Updated: Thursday, April 1, 2021   1:59 pm NFLD



Branch 38 Royal Canadian Legion Re-Opening

This is being published at the request of Branch 38 Royal Canadian Legion St. George's:
The Legion will reopen on Wednesday April 7th, 2021 at 4:00 pm the weekly schedule is below:
Weekly WEDNESDAY - Open at 4:00 pm to 12:00 am THURSDAY - Open at 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm FRIDAY - Open at 4:00 pm to 12:00 am SATURDAY - Open at 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Updated: Thursday, April 1, 2021   11:41 am NFLD



Proposed Undertaking for Flat Bay Gypsum Tailing Processing - Update

This is an update regarding the Proposed Undertaking for Flat Bay Gypsum Tailing Processing.  The Town received nine (9) resident submissions which were included as part of the Town's letter submission.  The Town's letter only can be viewed in the documents at the bottom of this page.
The Town of St. George's has received a letter from the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Municipalities regarding a Proposed Undertaking for Flat Bay Gypsum Tailings Processing.  The document regarding this undertaking has been published at the bottom of this page.  We are inviting our residents to make submissions to Council no later than 23 March, 2021, resident submissions will be included with the Town submission and sent to the Minister's Office before 2 April, 2021.  Please indicate in your submission to the Town if you DO NOT wish to have your comments made available to the proponent.

Updated: Thursday, April 1, 2021   10:47 am NFLD



Western Health Public Service Announcement

For Immediate Release   Western Health Holding AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD Vaccination Clinic for Residents 55 to 64 (Corner Brook, NL: March 30, 2021) Western Health is advising that an AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccination clinic for residents 55 to 64 will be held at the Valley Mall in Corner Brook on Friday, April 2, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The clinic is being offered to utilize vaccine which is set to expire this week. COVISHIELD is the version of the AstraZeneca vaccine being used in Newfoundland and Labrador. Newfoundland and Labrador public health officials paused the administration of the COVISHIELD vaccine for adults under age 55 on March 29. This decision was based on new guidelines from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, which cites European reports of rare instances of vaccine-induced prothrombotic immune thrombocytopenia (VIPIT) in people four to 20 days after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine (see here).   Health Canada reviewed the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and stated the benefits in protecting Canadians from COVID-19 continue to outweigh the risks and encouraged Canadians to get immunized with any of the COVID-19 vaccines that are authorized in Canada when they are eligible.   Anyone who is aged 55-64 is eligible to attend, even if you do not live in Corner Brook. You do not need to preregister for this clinic, although you do need to book an appointment. To book an appointment for this clinic:   Please click the following link, or copy and paste the link into the address bar of your internet browser: https://portal.healthmyself.net/nlwesternhealth/forms/0e3 (using google chrome if possible). Complete the eligibility questionnaire and consent. Follow the online instructions and when prompted enter the following authorization code: AZVACCINE 4. You will be asked to select one of two appointment types. Please select AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD for Ages 55-64 (Covid dose 1).   If you are experiencing difficultly booking your appointment, please click here for the how-to video, or contact 1-833-703-5470 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.   You should not schedule an appointment for a vaccine if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Instead, complete a COVID-19 Assessment and referral by clicking here.

Updated: Wednesday, March 31, 2021   8:39 am NFLD



2021 Tax Structure - Revised

We wish to advise our residents that our 2021 Tax Structure has been revised to include an Accommodation Tax.  This tax captures any accommodations that does not have an assessed value on the tax roll as an established accommodation business such as a Bed and Breakfast operating within the Town.  Accommodations where this tax will be levied include Air BnB's, VRBO's, rooms for rent, or entire homes for rent usually occupied by owner/resident.  

Updated: Tuesday, March 30, 2021   2:00 pm NFLD



For Sale by Tender

TOWN OF ST. GEORGE’S   FOR SALE BY PUBLIC TENDER   The Town of St. George’s invites bids for the sale of the following item:   One (1) 2012 Chevrolet Silverado with Plow (1 ton – flat deck).   This item is sold “as is, where is” with a reserve price of $12,000.00.   Please contact Jocelyn Butt @ 709-649-8663 or 709-647-3283 to arrange viewing.   Sealed tender to be submitted to:   Jocelyn Butt Town Clerk/Manager Town of St. George’s P.O. Box 250 St. George’s, NL A0N 1Z0   Bids to be received until 12:00 noon, April 14th, 2021.   The Town Council reserves the right to refuse the highest or any bid.     Jocelyn Butt Town Clerk/Manager    

Updated: Tuesday, March 30, 2021   11:48 am NFLD



Town Office - Temporarily Closed - Updated - Re-Opened

We wish to advise our residents and the public, that the Town Office has reopened however the parking lot remains closed.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause. Residents and the Public are reminded that attendance at the Town Office is by appointment only.

Updated: Tuesday, March 30, 2021   9:45 am NFLD



Western Health - Public Service Announcement

COVID-19 Vaccination Update   (Corner Brook, NL: March 26, 2021) Western Health is advising that COVID-19 vaccination continues to roll out for residents of the Western region in keeping with Phase 2 of the NL Immunization Plan. Appointments are now being booked for individuals aged 70 and older and Indigenous individuals. We also continue to book appointments for individuals aged 75 and older, home support workers and first responders. Vaccination is available by appointment only and for people who are in the current priority groups. Please click here to pre-register. If you do not have internet access, please call 1-833-668-3930 to pre-register. If you are a First Responder, you will be contacted directly by your organization with instructions on how to book your appointment. The schedule for vaccination clinics in the region for the next week is as follows:

March 27
Corner Brook

March 29
Grey River
Stephenville
Corner Brook

March 30
Norris Point
Burgeo
Corner Brook
Deer Lake
Port aux Basques
Port aux Choix
Stephenville

March 31
Norris Point
Corner Brook
Deer Lake
Port aux Basques
Port aux Choix
Stephenville

April 1
Burgeo
Corner Brook
Deer Lake
Stephenville

April 2
Corner Brook
Jeffrey’s

April 3
Corner Brook
Jeffrey’s

April 4
Stephenville

Vaccinations will not be completed in the next week for all individuals who are eligible and further vaccination schedules will be shared as they are finalized. Please be assured that if you have pre-registered for your vaccination, you will be contacted for an appointment at the earliest time available. Those who have pre-registered will be contacted by email and/or phone to set up their appointment. If you provided an email during your pre-registration, we ask that you regularly check your email for instructions about how to book your appointment. If you are offered a vaccination appointment and not able to travel to the location offered, you may choose to wait until a clinic is available closer to your home. By the end of April, COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held in all of the communities where the annual flu vaccination clinics are offered. A schedule for these communities will be available in the near future. Individuals with any questions related to the COVID vaccine may call 1-833-703-5470. Messages left on the line will be answered within 24 hours or on the next business day. While waiting for your opportunity for vaccination, and after vaccination, it is important for everyone to continue to follow public health guidance to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your communities including: Wearing a mask in public Washing your hands frequently Respecting public health guidance on gatherings, travel and quarantine Completing the online self-assessment at www.811healthline.ca or calling 811 if you are experiencing one or more symptoms of COVID-19 to arrange testing. Western Health will continue to communicate as additional vaccine information becomes available and more clinics are set up. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit Health Canada. For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.

Updated: Monday, March 29, 2021   9:43 am NFLD



Western Health Public Service Announcement

Western Health Increases Services and Visitation in Alert Level 2 (Corner Brook, NL: March 26, 2021) Western Health is advising the public that services will continue to gradually increase in all programs and services in Alert Level 2.


Effective March 29, all appointments for bloodwork can be booked by calling:

Corner Brook/Deer Lake area, 634-0679 or 1-833-459-0873 Bonne Bay Health Centre 458-2211, ext. 200 Calder Health Centre 886-3350 ext. 4130 Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre, 1-833-459-0873 or 634-0679 Rufus Guinchard Health Centre, 861-3139 ext. 4210 Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital, 1-833-459-0873 or 634-0679   Individuals with questions or concerns regarding a change in their health are advised to contact their health care provider, call the Healthline at 811, or proceed to the nearest emergency room if emergency services are required. Individuals with questions or concerns may also contact our Client Relations office at 1-833-784-6802. Visitation Increases An increase in visitation in hospitals and long term care homes will begin on March 27. Guidelines remain in place to reduce risk of possible spread of COVID-19 to patients, residents and staff, including:  In long term care and personal care homes, in addition to any support person/designated visitor identified previously, each resident can identify up to five additional visitors. The resident’s visitor list can be updated every 14 days. A maximum of two people can visit per day, including the support person/designated visitor and two may visit at the same time. In a hospital setting, in addition to any previously identified support person/designated visitor, each patient can identify up to five additional  visitors. A maximum of two people can visit per day including the support person; one at a time. Please contact the care team to arrange visitation. Expecting mothers can have one support person during the delivery. The support person can continue to support the mother for the duration of the time in hospital and there are no restrictions on the number of visits per day. Additionally, four other visitors are permitted after delivery with visits coordinated by the care team. Children in hospital can have both parents visit at a time and there are no restrictions on the number of visits for the per day. For outpatient appointments and Emergency Department visits, individuals may be accompanied by one person where appropriate physical spacing can be accommodated; if they are 18 years of age and under, they may have two parents accompany them. Wherever possible, patients are asked to carefully consider the necessity of an attendee when visiting the Emergency Department.

The guidelines for palliative care can vary and is individualized based on the patient’s condition. Directions for visiting will be provided by the health care team.
 

Families of personal care home residents should contact the home for information about visitation procedures as they may vary at each facility.
 

All visitors will be screened for COVID-19 and be provided a mask, which they must wear for the duration of their visit. General visitation is not permitted at this time.

Updated: Monday, March 29, 2021   9:14 am NFLD



Special Public Council Meeting

This is to advise that there will be a Special Public Council Meeting on Monday - March 29th, 2021 at 4:00 pm, the Agenda has been published under the Municipality Tab - Council Minutes, for any members of the public wishing to attend the meeting, you may attend via Zoom the invitation follows: Jocelyn Butt is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Special Council Meeting - Public
Time: Mar 29, 2021 04:00 PM Newfoundland and Labrador

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Updated: Friday, March 26, 2021   10:10 am 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 including the Stadium area and the trail.  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 defecate 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, March 24, 2021   10:49 am NFLD



Garbage Pick-Up

Our residents are reminded that garbage boxes/containers must be shoveled out and free of snow in order for our contractor to conduct pick ups.  This includes clearing snow from on top of garbage boxes/containers as well.  We thank you for your attention in this matter.

Updated: Friday, March 19, 2021   1:04 pm NFLD



Western Health - Public Service Announcement

For Immediate Release   COVID-19 Vaccination Toll-Free Help Line Available  (Corner Brook, NL: March 18, 2021) Western Health has established a toll-free line for individuals who have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines are a safe and effective way to help protect you and your family from COVID-19. Individuals with any questions related to the COVID vaccine may call 1-833-703-5470. This toll-free line will be staffed Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Messages left on the line will be answered within 24 hours or on the next business day. Vaccination is available by appointment only and for people who are in the current priority groups. This week, vaccinations are being booked for first responders, home support workers, and individuals 80 years of age and older. The number of vaccination appointments available in each community will vary depending on the number of people in each priority group. Please be assured that if you have pre-registered for your vaccination, you will be contacted for an appointment at the earliest time available. Those who have pre-registered will be contacted by email and/or phone to set up their appointment. If you provided an email during your pre-registration, we ask that you regularly check your email for instructions about how to book your appointment. If you are offered a vaccination appointment and not able to travel to the location offered, you may choose to wait until a clinic is available closer to your home. It is anticipated that by the end of April, COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held in all of the communities where the annual flu vaccination clinics are offered. A schedule for these communities will be available in the near future. If you have not pre-registered to receive the vaccine and you are over the age of 70, or you are a home support worker employed by an agency or client of the Provincial Home Support program please click here to pre-register. If you do not have internet access, please call 1-833-668-3930 to pre-register. Public vaccine clinics will be rolling out across the Western Health region in accordance with the Newfoundland and Labrador COVID-19 Immunization Plan (see plan). More information about the COVID vaccine can be found here. While waiting for your opportunity for vaccination, and after vaccination, it is important for everyone to continue to follow public health guidance to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your communities including: Wearing a mask in public and keeping 2 metres distance from those outside your immediate household bubble Washing your hands frequently Respecting public health guidance on gatherings, travel and quarantine Completing the online self-assessment at www.811healthline.ca or calling the 811 if you are experiencing one or more symptoms of COVID-19 to arrange testing. Western Health will continue to communicate as additional vaccine information becomes available and more clinics are set up. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit Health Canada. For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.

Updated: Friday, March 19, 2021   8:11 am NFLD



Water Outage - Partial - Update - Boil Water Advisory

We wish to advise our residents that there will be a partial water outage tomorrow 18 March, 2021 affecting Whitehouse Road, Church Street and Station Road (as far as Adventures X building) due to a water line repair.  The outage will last from approximately 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and once the water has been returned to service the aforementioned streets will be place on a Boil Water Advisory.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: Friday, March 19, 2021   8:06 am NFLD



Notice of Registration

URBAN AND RURAL PLANNING ACT, 2000 NOTICE OF REGISTRATION TOWN OF ST. GEORGE’S MUNICIPAL PLAN 2019-2029 & DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 2019-2029 TAKE NOTICE that the Town of St. George’s Municipal Plan 2019-2029 and Development Regulations 2019-2029, adopted on the 6th day of July, 2020, and approved by Council on the 2nd day of November, 2020, have been registered by the Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Municipalities.  Notice thereof has been given in the Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette on the 12th day of March, 2021 and thus they came into effect on that day. Anyone who wishes to inspect a copy of the said Municipal Plan 2019-2029 and Development Regulations 2019-2029 may do so at the St. George’s Town Hall at 195 Main Street, St. George’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, during normal working hour, by appointment, EXCEPT FOR WHEN THE OFFICE MAY BE CLOSED DURING THE PANDEMIC.  When the office is closed or at any time, copies can be sent by email on request by telephone, email or FAX by contact with the Town Manager at:

Phone: (709) 647-3283
Fax: (709) 647-3180
Email: info@townofstgeorges.com

   Town of St. George’s  Jocelyn Butt, Town Manager

Updated: Thursday, March 18, 2021   10:20 am NFLD



Fireworks - Notification

We wish to advise our residents and the public that there will be Fireworks discharged in the area of Flintkote Road lower end near the water this evening between 8:00 & 8:30 pm.  We thank the residents discharging the fireworks for notifying the Town for publication.  

Updated: Tuesday, March 16, 2021   2:23 pm NFLD



Western Health Public Service Announcement #2 12 March 2021

For Immediate Release   Western Health Increases Services and Visitation in Alert Level 3 (Corner Brook, NL: March 12, 2021) Western Health is advising the public that services will continue to gradually increase in all programs and services in Alert Level 3.


Anyone who had a requisition for bloodwork prior to Feb 15, 2021 and were delayed since Alert Level 5, can now call and book an appointment:

Corner Brook/Deer Lake area, 634-0679 or 1-833-459-0873 Bonne Bay Health Centre 458-2211, ext. 200 Calder Health Centre 886-3350 ext. 4130 Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre, 1-833-459-0873 or 634-0679 Rufus Guinchard Health Centre, 861-3139 ext. 4210 Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital, 1-833-459-0873 or 634-0679 Western Health is committed to contacting all clients/patients if there is a change to your scheduled appointment. If you have not been contacted, your appointment is proceeding as booked. If you have a question or concern about a booked appointment, please contact the program, department, or physician office where your appointment is booked. We kindly ask that you contact us no more than three business days in advance of your appointment, unless you wish to cancel the appointment. Western Health’s telephone directory can be found here. Individuals with questions or concerns regarding a change in their health are advised to contact their health care provider, call the Healthline at 811, or proceed to the nearest emergency room if emergency services are required. Individuals with questions or concerns may also contact our Client Relations office at 1-833-784-6802. Visitation Increases Recognizing the importance of family presence, Western Health is pleased to announce an increase in visitation at facilities beginning on March 13. Guidelines remain in place to reduce risk of possible spread of COVID-19 to patients, residents and staff, including: 

In long term care and personal care homes, in addition to any essential visitors identified previously, each resident can identify up to two designated visitors. A maximum of two people can visit per day (including the essential visitor).
 

In a hospital setting, some patients may have an essential visitor identified, and patients with an extended stay, may be permitted to have 2 designated visitors. Only one visitor is permitted at a time and each visitor can visit once per day. Please contact the care team to arrange visitation. Expecting mothers can have one support person during the delivery. The support person can continue to support the mother for the duration of the time in hospital and there are no restrictions on the number of visits per day. Additionally, two other visitors are permitted after delivery with visits coordinated by the care team. Children in hospital can have one parent visit at a time and there are no restrictions on the number of visits for the per day. For outpatient appointments and Emergency Department visits, some individuals may have a support person accompany them if they require assistance due to health issues or the nature of the appointment; if they are 18 years of age and under; or are having prenatal ultrasounds completed.

The guidelines for palliative care can vary and is individualized based on the patient’s condition. Directions for visiting will be provided by the health care team.
 

Families of personal care home residents should contact the home for information about visitation procedures as they may vary at each facility.
 

All visitors will be screened for COVID-19 and be provided a mask, which they must wear for the duration of their visit. General visitation is not permitted at this time.

Updated: Friday, March 12, 2021   5:08 pm NFLD



Western Health Public Service Announcement

For Immediate Release   COVID-19 Vaccinations Continue to Roll out in the Western Region   (Corner Brook, NL: March 12, 2021) Western Health is advising that COVID-19 vaccination continues to roll out for residents of the Western region. Appointments are now being booked for individuals aged 80 and older. In addition, home care workers who are employed by an agency or client of the Provincial Home Support program may now pre-register for their vaccine. Residents who have preregistered will be contacted by email or phone to book an appointment. If a person is unable to travel to the location offered for the vaccination, they may choose to wait until a clinic is available closer to their home.  It is anticipated that COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held in all of the communities where the annual flu vaccination clinics are offered by the end of April. A schedule for these communities will be developed in the near future. If you are over the age of 70, or if you are a home care worker and have not yet pre-registered to receive your vaccine, please click here to pre-register. Vaccinations for first responders (RCMP, RNC and career and volunteer firefighters) will also begin next week. Members of this group will be contacted by email with instructions as to how to book their appointment. Western Health is following provincial and national guidance on COVID-19 vaccination for priority populations. More information regarding continued implementation of vaccine in the region will be shared in the coming weeks. While waiting for your opportunity for vaccination, and after vaccination, it is important for everyone to continue to follow public health guidance to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your communities. This includes: Wearing a mask in public and keeping 2 metres distance from those outside your immediate household bubble Washing your hands frequently Respecting public health guidance on gatherings, travel and quarantine Completing the online self-assessment here or calling the 811 if you are experiencing one or more symptoms of COVID-19 to arrange testing. Western Health will continue to communicate as additional vaccine information becomes available and more clinics are set up. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit Health Canada. For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.

Updated: Friday, March 12, 2021   5:00 pm NFLD



Office Closure - Monday March 15th, 2021

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the Town Office will be closed on Monday March 15th, 2021 in observance of St. Patrick's Day.  The office will reopen by appointment only on Tuesday March 16th, 2021.

Updated: Friday, March 12, 2021   4:33 pm NFLD



Epilepsy Proclamation

Our residents and the public may have noticed that we've lit the Town Office up with Purple Lights, this is in recognition of Purple Day for Epilepsy.  This year Purple Day will be celebrated on March 26th, and we will keep the lights on until an including that day in support of this initiative.

Updated: Friday, March 12, 2021   2:23 pm NFLD



Meeting RCMP - Update

On March 11th, myself (Mayor Danny Conway) and the Town Manager met with Superintendent David Cook District Policing Officer for the Western and Labrador District along with Staff Sgt Troy Bennett District Commander Bay St. George Detachment.  Many Local and Provincial issues were discussed, including but not limited to budgets, in Town Dirt Bike issues, ATV use on roadways, educating the public, the continuous speeding of drivers in the School Zone and the failure to stop at the Stop Sign on School Road to name a few.
On behalf of Council our gratitude and thanks are extended to our Local RCMP Detachment and the RCMP as a whole; in the last 5 years they have made a point of meeting with us regularly at the Town to listen an act upon our concerns.  The RCMP in NL are underfunded their budget has not been increased in over 10 years, public safety is paramount to our residents and all Newfoundlander's as a whole.  Again we thank our local RCMP Detachment for their efforts in keeping our community safe.

Updated: Friday, March 12, 2021   12:04 pm NFLD



Snow Clearing Issues

We wish to advise our residents that clearing snow from your property and depositing into ditches along the Town Roadways is strictly prohibited.  The affects of such actions could very well lead to severe flooding.  The ditches are not designed to handle packed snow from properties.  It is very evident along Station Road that snow is being deposited in the ditches.  We asked that our residents cease this practice immediately, it will not only keep our Town safe it will also keep your property safe.
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 this includes ditches.

Updated: Thursday, March 11, 2021   2:09 pm NFLD



Snow Clearing Procedures

We wish to advise our residents that in accordance with the adopted Procedures which can be found in the documents at the bottom of this page please refrain from the following:
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.

Updated: Monday, March 8, 2021   3:05 pm NFLD



Traffic Regulations Adherence

Recently we have seen several instances where persons are parking on the sidewalk and blocking access to fire hydrants.  Our sidewalks are for the use of Pedestrians.  Blocking of fire hydrants is a safety issue for everyone. We wish to advise our Residents and the Public that in accordance with the Town St. George's Traffic Regulations dated April 1st, 2019 Section 5 Parking Offences the following pertains:
(a) No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle on a highway so that the vehicle or any part of it is:       (i) On a sidewalk or an area generally used by or intended for use by pedestrians;       (iv) Within 1 meter from any fire hydrant.
We urge our residents and the public to refrain from parking on sidewalks and within a meter of any fire hydrant.  Please help us keep our community safe.

Updated: Monday, March 8, 2021   2:45 pm NFLD



International Women's Day 2021 - Hands Up

IWD 2021 campaign theme: #ChooseToChallenge A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge.

Updated: Monday, March 8, 2021   10:37 am NFLD



Regular Public Council Meeting for March 2021 - 8 March 2021 at 7:00 pm

We wish to advise our residents and the public that Council has been directed by ECCM (Enviroment, Climate Change and Muncipalities) because of complaints received - to reschedule the Regular Public Council Meeting for March 2021 as initially we had streaming issues with the Facebook Live post not coming from the Town's Facebook Page and some residents not being able to view. The second meeting was held on Thursday March 4th at 4:00 pm however the date and time was in the Zoom Invite and not published on the Website, we've been advised that it must be posted on the Website and should be held at the same time as as normal meeting time which is 7:00 pm.  Therefore the meeting will be reheld on March 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm.  The agenda content remains unchanged with the exception of the date and can be found under the Municipality Tab/Council Minutes.  The Zoom meeting invite details follows, all participants will be placed in a waiting room until the meeting is about to commence.  
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Updated: Friday, March 5, 2021   4:50 pm NFLD



Regular Public Council Meeting for March 2021 - Reminder - 4 March 2021 at 4:00 pm

We wish to advise our residents that the Regular Public Council Meeting that was held on March 1st, 2021 has to be re-held as members of the public were not able to view the meeting due to some Facebook Live Streaming issues that we encountered.  Due to this issue our Council Meetings will no longer be live streamed on Facebook the recommended platform for use is Zoom which we will use going forward.  The agenda is the same as what was published for March 1st but has been updated with the new date and can be found under the Municipality Tab - Council Minutes.  If your interested in watching please see the Zoom Meeting details below: Join Zoom Meeting
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Updated: Thursday, March 4, 2021   9:44 am NFLD



Permit - Maintenance and Use of The NL T'Railway Provincial Park

We wish to advise our residents and the Public that the Town of St. George's was issued a new permit from the Government of NL Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation Park Division, on January 7th, 2021 for Maintenance and Use of the Newfoundland and Labrador T'Railway Provincial Park, this includes plowing the portion of the T'Railway for access to the Chlorination Building.  The Permit is contained in the documents at the end of this page.

Updated: Tuesday, March 2, 2021   11:26 am NFLD



Public Advisory

Public Advisory: Pre-Registration for Vaccination Appointments Available for People 70 Years of Age and Older   The Department of Health and Community Services released its COVID-19 vaccination plan yesterday and launched a pre-registration system to help the regional health authorities plan and coordinate appointments. The purpose of pre-registration is to let people identify how they wish to be contacted by their regional health authority once an appointment is available.   Pre-registration started yesterday for people 70 years of age and older. The department is pleased with the response from the public. As of today, 24,246 people are pre-registered for their vaccination appointment.   People who have access to the Internet are encouraged as much as possible to use the online pre-registration option. They can pre-register online here. Anyone who knows of someone who is eligible to pre-register and may need assistance with online pre-registration are encouraged to help as you can pre-register on someone’s behalf.   A telephone pre-registration option is available for people who do not have access to the Internet and cannot pre-register online. They can call 1-833-668-3930 or 709-273-3930 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days a week.     The department is aware of an issue earlier today with the pre-registration telephone line. When trying to pre-register, some people were receiving an out of service message. Telelink and Bell were engaged throughout the morning. The public is advised that the issue has been resolved. The department apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused.   To ensure a smooth pre-registration process, people 70 years of age and older are asked to wait and pre-register based on their last name:   From Friday, February 26, 2021 to Sunday, February 28, 2021, people 70 years of age and older with last names starting with A to F can pre-register. From Monday, March 1, 2021 to Wednesday March 3, 2021, people 70 years of age and older with last names starting with G to L can pre-register. From Thursday, March 4, 2021 to Saturday, March 6, 2021, people 70 years of age and older with last names starting with M to Z can pre-register.   As of Sunday, March 7, 2021, people 70 years of age and older who were unable to pre-register during the dates listed above can do so.   The department is reminding people that the order in which they pre-register will not determine the order of vaccine appointments. It is not designed to be a first come first serve pre-registration system. Regardless of when you pre-register, everyone who pre-registers will get an appointment.   People are reminded that they do not need to pre-register if they have already received vaccine or have an appointment booked already with their regional health authority.   This pre-registration approach will be used for the different groups as they become eligible to receive the vaccine. While it is recognized that people are eager to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, the department is asking that only those 70 years of age and above pre-register at this time.   Pre-registration for the different groups in Phase Two will commence in mid to late March. It will be publicly communicated by the department when pre-registration is available for these groups.  

Updated: Tuesday, March 2, 2021   10:09 am NFLD



Unplanned Office Closure

We wish to advise our residents and the public that due to a power outage from Steel Mountain Road to the end of Shallop Cove, the Town Office will be closed until the power has been restored.which is currently estimated to be restored at 10:00 am.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: Tuesday, March 2, 2021   9:42 am NFLD



Access to Town Office

We wish to advise our residents and the public in light of the Provincial Health Authority moving the Western Region to Alert Level 4 we will resume in office visits effective Monday, March 1st, 2021.  Visits will be by appointment only, when making an appointment you will be asked for your phone number as this is required for contact tracing.  We must stress that in office visits are by appointment only.  Please ensure that upon arrival you knock or ring the bell for entry as our door remains locked, wear your mask, sanitize your hands and follow any other instructions as relayed to you by staff.  Thank you, please stay safe.

Updated: Friday, February 26, 2021   5:16 pm NFLD



Agenda - Public Council Meeting March 1, 2021

This is to advise that the Agenda for the Public Council Meeting of March 1st, 2021 at 7:00 pm has been published under the Municipality Tab - Council Minutes.  The meeting will be live streamed via Facebook Live.

Updated: Friday, February 26, 2021   3:14 pm NFLD



Birthday Wishes

On behalf of Council and Staff we wish Deputy Mayor Tanya Messervey a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY and many more to come.  We hope your special day is as incredible as you are.

Updated: Friday, February 26, 2021   11:28 am NFLD



Western Health Update

Public Service Announcement   Western Health Cancelling Appointments for Routine Bloodwork, Medical Imaging Services   For Immediate Release   (Corner Brook, NL - Feb. 15, 2021) Western Health is cancelling all appointments for routine blood work. The cancellations follow the announcement by the Provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health to move to COVID-19 Alert Level 5.   Urgent laboratory services will go ahead at all outpatient blood collection centres.  Appointments will go ahead for patients already scheduled for INR, transplant blood work, or chemotherapy blood work, patients should go to their appointment at the scheduled time. Requisitions for routine bloodwork dated prior to February 15, 2021 will not be accepted at this time. For outpatients requiring emergency bloodwork, a physician/healthcare provider must call or email to arrange an appointment.   All routine Medical Imaging Services and screening referrals are also cancelled. Emergency, urgent, and obstetrical procedures will proceed as scheduled.   Western Health is attempting to call patients with appointments for laboratory and medical imaging services between Monday, February 14, 2021 and Wednesday February 17, 2021 regarding the status of their appointment. If you have questions about the status of your appointment, please call 1-833-703-5470, between 8 a.m. to p.m., Monday to Friday.  As we are currently experiencing larger than normal call volumes at Western Memorial Regional Hospital in particular, Western Health requests that people do not call the main line (784-5000, 637-5000) to inquire about appointments.   Individuals with questions about their health are encouraged to call 811 or visit www.811healthline.ca. For more information on COVID-19, please visit the Provincial Department of Health and Community Services website.  

Updated: Tuesday, February 16, 2021   9:27 am NFLD



Western Health Update

Western Health Provides Update on Support Persons for Labour and Delivery     For Immediate Release   (Corner Brook, NL- Feb. 15, 2021) Western Health advises that patients throughout the region may have one partner/support person present during labour and delivery. The partner/support person may stay with mother and baby from admission to discharge, provided they remain in the health care facility.   For the safety of all patients, staff and physicians, the partner/support person: Will be screened for COVID-19; Must wear a mask at all times, and Arrive at the healthcare facility with supplies for the duration of their stay. If the partner/support person leaves the health care facility prior to discharge, the partner/support person will not be permitted to return.   If the partner/support person has travelled outside the region, is a rotational worker, or on mandatory isolation, please contact the Maternal Newborn unit at 709-784-5201/784-5516   Changes to visitation during Alert Level 5 are critically important to the safety of our patients, staff, and physicians.   Western Health thanks the public for their understanding and co-operation during this time.   Individuals who have questions about their health are directed to call 811 or visit www.811healthline.ca. For more information on COVID-19, please visit the Provincial Department of Health and Community Services website.  

Updated: Monday, February 15, 2021   5:32 pm NFLD



Snow Clearing Garbage Boxes

Please be advised that this office has received correspondence from our Garbage Contractor regarding residential garbage boxes not being cleared of snow.  Residents are reminded that in order for their garbage & recyclables to be picked up, garbage boxes must be cleared of snow.  Clearing of snow is critical to the safety of our contractor, therefore if residents fail to clear snow from their garbage boxes the garbage will be left until the box is cleared.  Residents are also reminded of the 5 bag limit.  Thank you and please do your part to keep our Contractor's employees safe.
 


Updated: Monday, February 15, 2021   2:43 pm NFLD



Western Health Update

Western Health Update: Services in Alert Level 5   For Immediate Release   (Corner Brook, NL- Feb. 14, 2021) Following the announcement by the Provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health to move to COVID-19 Alert Level 5, Western Health is advising the public of a reduction in elective and non-urgent appointments, services and procedures for 14 days effective tomorrow, Monday, February 15, 2021.   At this time, Western Health is prioritizing urgent and emergent services. Individuals with appointments for tests, procedures or other services will be contacted by Western Health to advise if the appointment is proceeding, postponed, or if it will be held virtually. If you have not been contacted, please follow up with your health care provider or Western Health’s Client Relations at 1-833-784-6802 or clientrelations@westernhealth.nl.ca.   Western Health recognizes this change in services may be challenging for some people but is balancing the need to continue urgent operations with the ability to keep our patients, staff and physicians safe while appropriately responding to COVID-19 health care system demands.    For those attending in-person appointments, we request that you do not arrive more than 10 minutes in advance of your scheduled appointment time.    One designated support person/caregiver is permitted to attend appointments with individuals. A support person may be a relative, legal guardian, friend, or formal/informal caregiver who provides direct care (e.g. feeding support, mobility, personal hygiene, cognitive stimulation, communication, and assistance in decision-making).   Individuals who have questions about their health are directed to call 811 or visit www.811healthline.ca. For more information on  COVID-19, please visit the Provincial Department of Health and Community Services website at: https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/.   

Updated: Monday, February 15, 2021   10:19 am NFLD



Update - Town Office

We wish to advise our residents and the public that effective immediately the Town Office will be closed until further notice.  This action is being taken in light of the Province going back to Alert Level 5 status for COVID-19.  Should you have any concerns you may call the office at 647-3283 or in an emergency 649-8663. 
Taxation payments may be made by cheque, email transfer to townmanagertosg@eastlink.ca (challenge question answer should be Taxes2021) or at the Leading Edge Credit Unions for members.
Our residents can be assured that all necessary services will continue to be conducted on a daily basis.  Please remember to wash your hands, wear a mask, limit contact outside your immediate bubble and please stay safe.
Government link for COVID NL - https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/

Updated: Saturday, February 13, 2021   12:09 pm NFLD



Partial Boil Water Advisories Lifted

This is to advise that the Partial Boil Water Advisories issued for Alexander's Lane, Whitehouse Road, 2 & 4 Church Street and 232 & 238 Main Street have been lifted effective immediately.  There is no longer a requirement to boil your water for at least 1 minute prior to ingestion. 

Updated: Friday, February 12, 2021   3:51 pm NFLD



Special Public Council Meeting Notification

This is to advise that there will be a Special Public Council Meeting on February 15th, 2021 at 3:30 pm, the Agenda has been published under the Municipality Tab - Council Minutes.

Updated: Friday, February 12, 2021   12:13 pm NFLD



Bayview Academy Winter Carnival 22 - 26 February 2021

We wish to advise our residents that Bayview Academy Presents Kindness Winter Carnival, there are a number of community activities, as per the poster to your left for all the exciting information.  Please participate in this amazing endeavour!

Updated: Wednesday, February 10, 2021   10:53 am NFLD



Unplanned Water Outage

We wish to advise our residents that there is an unplanned water outage due to a water main break on Whitehouse Road.  This outage will affect all residents of Whitehouse Road, residents of 232 & 238 Main Street and residents of 2 & 4 Church Street, the water is expected to be out the majority of today.  We regret any inconvenience caused to our residents.
Once water has been restored the residents residing at the addresses stated above will be placed on a Boil Water Advisory - Consumers are advised to bring water that you might ingest to a rigorous rolling boil for one (1) minute, for example boil water used for - drinking - brushing teeth - making ice - cooking - washing fruits and vegetables - making coffee/tea and other hot drinks - making juice from concentrate and powders - making infant formula and cereal.

Updated: Tuesday, February 9, 2021   9:49 am NFLD



Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Circle Newfoundland and Labrador

Are you Indigenous (self-identified or status) and want to enter to win one of six $250 Visa gift cards? 1. Share this post. 2. Tag 2 friends. 3. Complete the online survey found at this link: https://survey.alchemer-ca.com/s3/50093912/ASRCNL-Test

Agenda - Special Public Meeting

This is to advise that there will be a Special Public Meeting on February 3rd, at 4:00 pm the Agenda has been publicshed under the Municipality Tab - Council Minutes.

Updated: Tuesday, February 2, 2021   4:06 pm NFLD



Agenda - Regular Council Meeting February 1, 2021

This is to advise that the Agenda for the Regular Council Meeting of February 1st, 2021 has been published under the Municipalities Tab - Council Minutes.

Updated: Friday, January 29, 2021   2:26 pm NFLD



Birthday Wishes

On behalf of Council and Staff we wish our Town Manager Jocelyn Butt a very Happy Birthday, may your special day be filled with happiness!

House Numbers - Emergency Services

We wish to remind our residents that in order for Emergency Services to locate your home in the event of an Emergency it is critical that your house number is displayed.  Many times ambulances are delayed because they can't find a house as there is no number displayed.  In the event of an Emergency, wasted minutes can sometimes mean the difference between life and death.  We urge our residents to get their house address put on their homes so that it is visible from the road.  If you don't know your physical street address please call the Town Office at 647-3283.

Updated: Monday, January 25, 2021   2:34 pm NFLD



Water Outage Court House Road & Alexander's Lane

We wish to advise our residents that there will be a water outage tomorrow 18 January 2021 from approximately 8:15 am to 4:00 pm to conduct a water line repair for Court House Road and Alexander's Lane only.  Once the water has been returned to service residents of these two streets will be on a boil water advisory.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: Sunday, January 17, 2021   8:29 pm NFLD



News Release - Western Health

For Immediate Release              
           

(Corner Brook, NL: January 14, 2021) Western Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Carol Anne Wight as the interim Vice President Clinical- Population Health and Long Term Care.   Carol Anne has over 30 years experience in health care as a social worker and in progressive leadership roles. As Western Health’s previous Director of Mental Health and Addictions, she was part of the transformation of the Mental Health and Addictions system.   “We are fortunate to have Carol Anne in this leadership role at Western Health. She has a strong reputation of collaborating with stakeholders and significant leadership experience which she will now draw upon in her new role. Carol brings extensive knowledge of the health system and will be an excellent addition to Western Health’s executive.” -Ms. Michelle House, Interim CEO   As Vice President Clinical- Population Health and Long Term Care, Ms. Wight is responsible for Community Health, Community Support, Mental Health and Addictions and Long Term Care.

Updated: Thursday, January 14, 2021   2:34 pm NFLD



Agenda - Regular Public Meeting January 2021

This is to advise that the Agenda for the Regular Public Council Meeting of January 11th, 2021 has been published under the Municipalities Tab - Council Minutes.

Updated: Friday, January 8, 2021   3:54 pm NFLD



Christmas Decorating Contest Winners

The Winners of the Christmas Decorating Contest has been determined.  Judging took place on Christmas Eve from 6:00 to 10:00 pm by Mayor Danny Conway and his wife Shirley.  So many beautiful decorations throughout Town made judging a difficult task but we are pleased to announce the following:
FIRST PLACE WINNER - STEPHANIE & PERRY NEIL
SECOND PLACE WINNER - VERNA & ERIC DRAKE
3RD PLACE WINNER - JOANNE & BRENDAN COOK
Prizes will be awarded to the winners in the New Year!

Updated: Thursday, December 31, 2020   12:09 pm NFLD



New Year Greetings

2020 has certainly been unpredictable through the pandemic and so many more difficulties that has made living life so hard for so many.  But, as 2020 is ending its an opportunity to leave behind the struggles and hard times that we all have faced with uncertainty. So now as we enter upon the New Year let us all embrace 2021.  May we all be positive, cheerful and welcoming of the future.  May we work hard to not let negative times affect us adversely and rather focus on achieving our dreams and aspirations.  Let us all welcome 2021 with much needed hope and happiness. So on behalf of myself Mayor Danny Conway, Council and Staff we wish you and your family a safe, healthy and prosperous New Year.

Holiday Garbage Collection Times - Important Reminder

We wish to advise our residents that due to the holidays during Christmas and New Year's residential garbage collection will be as follows:
  Pick up for the week of 27 December to 02 January will be Wednesday 30 December 2020, instead of Friday January 1st.

Updated: Tuesday, December 29, 2020   12:53 pm NFLD



20 Year Certificate

Mayor Danny Conway was presented with his 20 Year Certificate for dedicated Municipal Leadership to the Town of St. George's today by MHA Scott Reid.  Congratulations are extended to Mayor Conway on his dedication to the Town of St. George's.

Updated: Monday, December 21, 2020   5:55 pm NFLD



Funding Announcement

The Town of St. George's is pleased to announce that MHA Scott Reid and Assistant Vanessa Muise were on hand today along with Mayor Danny Conway to announce funding under the COVID-19 Stimulus Program.  The funding is for the Town Trail & Beautification Project and it will see funding from the Province in the amount of $43,010.78 and the Municipal Share from the Town of $4,778.98 for a total funding value of $47,789.76.  The allocated funding is to repair and replace several pieces of infrastructure along the Sunset Trail, along with beautification in Town Center with the hope of creating resting stops to encourage more walking activities throughout the Town.  The provided funding will create 4 jobs - 1 Lead Hand and 3 Laborers for a period of 12 weeks and monies have been built in for materials and equipment.  We extend our greatest appreciation to MHA Scott Reid who has been instrumental in seeing the Town of St. George's receive much needed project funding.  Many thanks to Mayor Danny Conway for preparing the proposal to get this funding.

Updated: Monday, December 21, 2020   5:48 pm NFLD



Food Sharing Program - Gratitude

On behalf of myself and all residents, I would like to extend a huge thank you to the Band Councils of St. George's and Flat Bay on the recent Food Sharing Program that took place and is still ongoing in our Town.  To see this happening during a pandemic and so close to Christmas "which is the season of giving" has indelibly left a sense of pure gratitude and a warming of the heart.  The Band Councils stepped up to the call of giving when so many other charities were unable to do so because of limited resources caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.  These actions put the true meaning of what a community is all about into perspective and I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!  It is my sincere hope to see these efforts carried throughout 2021.  Finally, I ask everyone to look back on 2020 and the positive things that have taken place knowing that maybe some of those things made us and our community stronger.  We may one day look back and say the Pandemic was a blessing, it certainly brought families closer together and it definitely made our communities stronger. Yours Truly, Danny Conway, Mayor Town of St. George's

Updated: Saturday, December 19, 2020   9:04 pm NFLD



Special Public Meeting

This is to advise that there will be a Special Public Meeting of Council on December 21st, 2020 at 3:30 pm.  The Agenda has been published under the Municipality Tab - Council Minutes.  The meeting will be live streamed from the Town of St. George's Facebook page.

Updated: Friday, December 18, 2020   4:57 pm NFLD



Public Meeting & Statutory Holiday Schedule 2021

MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULE 2021 SCHEDULED STAT HOLIDAYS 2021
11 January 1 January - New Years Day
01 February 15 March - St Patricks Day
01 March  2 April - Good Friday
05 April 26 April - St. George's Day
03 May 24 May - Victoria Day
07 June 21 June - June Holiday
05 July 01 July - Canada Day
03 August 02 August - Civic Holiday
07 September 06 September - Labour Day
04 October 11 October - Thankgiving Day
01 November 11 November - Rembrance Day
06 December 25 December - Christmas Day
Meeting may change at Council's Discretion 26 December - Boxing Day
if need be.  Should a meeting date change Please note the Town Office is 
notification will be provided. closed on Holiday's.
 

Updated: Friday, December 18, 2020   3:25 pm NFLD



Branch 38 Royal Canadian Legion Christmas Schedule

Publishing for Branch 38 Royal Canadian Legion St. George's
CHRISTMAS HOURS


December 23rd  – Open 4:00 to 12:00


December 24th  – Closed
December 25th  – Closed
December 26th  – Open 4:00 to 12:00
December 27th  – Closed
December 28th  – Closed
December 29th  – Closed
December 30th  – Open 4:00 to 12:00
December 31st  – Closed
January 1st  – Closed
January 2nd  – Open 4:00 to 12:00 pm
January 3rd, 4th & 5th  – Closed

Resuming Regular Weekly Hours January 6th, 2021
Wednesday to Saturday 4:00 to 12:00

   

Town Warehouse

It has been brought to the Town's attention that some residents and some members of the public are using the Town Warehouse driveway as a turn around for private vehicles.  We wish to advise the public and our residents, that no unauthorized persons should be entering the Town Warehouse property.  We have a considerable amount of heavy equipment working in that area, subsequently it poses safety risks. Therefore anyone that has been using the driveway as a turnaround without authorization are asked to stop this practice immediately.  We wish to keep our employees, residents and the public safe.  

Updated: Friday, December 18, 2020   12:57 pm NFLD



Town Office Christmas Closure

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the Town Office will be closed from 24 December 2020 and will re-open on 4 January 2021.  Should you experience a town related emergency during this time please call the Emergency Number at 709-649-8663.  

Updated: Wednesday, December 16, 2020   2:28 pm NFLD



Western Health News Release

Western Health Introduces Health Neighbourhoods: www.westernhealth.nl.ca/healthneighbourhood   (Western Health, December 16, 2020) Western Health is introducing health neighbourhoods and a webpage to help people access family doctor or nurse practitioner services. Health neighborhoods are the geographic areas where people access primary health care services.    The new webpage provides information about primary care services available. Individuals who do not have a regular family doctor or nurse practitioner can fill out an online request to be added to a waitlist. A confirmation email will be sent confirming placement on the waitlist.  Individuals will receive a telephone call when there is an opportunity for them to become a patient of a family doctor/nurse practitioner in their neighbourhood. Wait times will vary from area to area depending on the availability of providers.     Individuals with no family doctor or nurse practitioner, or those who are unable to get an appointment with their regular health care provider, can go to the webpage to see if there are walk-in clinics in their health neighborhood. A link to virtual nurse practitioner services through 811 is also available.   Visit the webpage and click on the interactive map to learn more about health neighborhoods.  

Media Contact:
Tara J. Pye 
Director of Communications
Western Health 
 


Updated: Wednesday, December 16, 2020   2:22 pm NFLD



Water Discoloration

We wish to advise our residents that due to flushing of water lines you may experience some water discoloration, if this happens just run your tap until the water runs clear.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: Friday, December 11, 2020   8:26 pm NFLD



Boil Water Advisory Lifted

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the Boil Water Advisory that was instituted for the Town of St. George's on December 4th, 2020 has been lifted effective today December 10th, 2020.  You no longer have to boil water prior to ingestion.

Updated: Thursday, December 10, 2020   12:32 pm NFLD



Christmas Bingo - Branch 38 Royal Canadian Legion

Publishing on the request of Branch 38 Royal Canadian Legion
A Christmas Bingo will be held on Sunday December 13th, 2020 starting at 2:00 pm, all Covid-19 protocols will be in place (mask wearing, social distancing, hand sanitizing, etc.).  There will be many great prizes available.  Once we've reached Covid attendance capacity further entry to the building will be prohibited.  Please make every effort to come out and support Branch 38 Royal Canadian Legion.
The Legion thanks everyone who has donated to the Christmas Bingo, your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Updated: Thursday, December 10, 2020   10:13 am NFLD



Christmas Decorating Contest

The Town is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our First Annual Christmas House Decorating Contest.  The contest is for exterior decorations and prizes will be awarded as follows:
1st Place - $100.00 2nd Place - $50.00 3rd Place - $25.00
Winners will be notified on January 4th, 2021.  Please see the poster to your left for additional information.  Let's all join in the spirit of Christmas by lighting up the Town!

Updated: Wednesday, December 9, 2020   12:55 pm NFLD



Traffic Control

We wish to advise our residents and the public that on Friday December 4th, 2020 during the water break repair we had two employees providing traffic control with the construction zone area on Main Street.  Traffic control is provided for the safety of drivers, pedestrians our staff, and contractors.  There were several instances where drivers completely ignored the traffic control persons instructions which could have resulted in injury not only to our staff and contractors but to all persons involved including those performing the traffic control.  Additionally, the area was contained within the School Zone which is a 30km zone, drivers were witnessed exceeding the speed limit on several occassions.  All drivers should be aware that their are strict penalties for persons not adhering to Traffic Control persons signals.  We urge all drivers to be alert in construction zones, the signage is placed so that your aware of entering a construction zone.  The Town of St. George's takes the safety of our employees and the public seriously.

Updated: Monday, December 7, 2020   12:54 pm NFLD



Agenda - Regular December Council Meeting - Updated

The Agenda has been posted for the Regular Council Meeting of December which takes place December 7th, 2020 at 7:00 pm.  The meeting will be live streamed from the Town of St. George's Facebook Page.  The Agenda can be found under the Municipality Tab - Council Minutes.

Updated: Saturday, December 5, 2020   9:49 am NFLD



Boil Water Advisory

Due to the water line break today 4 December, 2020 a Boil Water Advisory has been instituted.  Consumers of water in the Town of St. George's are advised to bring water that you might ingest to a rigorous rolling boil for one (1) minute prior to ingestion.  For further information please see the poster to your left.

Updated: Friday, December 4, 2020   4:27 pm NFLD



Unplanned Water Outage

2:30 PM Update - The water break on Station Road was larger than first anticipated, residents from the corner of Steel Mountain Road to the end of Shallop Cove and all streets within this corridor can expect the water to be out until approximately 8 or 9 pm tonight.  Once the repair is completed it takes a considerable amount of time to charge the water lines, we regret the inconvenience this has caused our residents.  Once water has been returned to service all water consumers in the Town of St. George's are advised that a Boil Water Advisory has been instituted therefore your advised to bring water that you might ingest to a rigorous rolling boil for one (1) minute prior to ingestion.
7:00 AM Update - The water break has been located at Station Road, residents from the corner of Steel Mountain Road to the end of Shallop Cove and all streets in this corridor can expect the water to be out until 5:00 pm today.  Residents from the corner of Steel Mountain Road to Barachois Brook and all streets within this corridor can expect to have water returned by noon.  We will continue to update throughout the day or as circumstances change.  Once water has been returned to your area a Boil Water Advisory is instituted, therefore "Consumers are advised to bring water that you might ingest to a rigorous rolling boil for one (1) minute".
We wish to advise our residents that we are experiencing a Town wide unplanned water outage, we are currently investigating the cause and are working diligently to get the water back online, as more information becomes available we will advise our residents through the website, our Facebook Page and our phone messaging system.  We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused.  

Updated: Friday, December 4, 2020   3:30 pm NFLD



Branch 38 Royal Canadian Legion - Sunday Brunch

Posting on behalf of Branch 38 Royal Canadian Legion St. George's.
Branch 38 will be hosting a Brunch this coming Sunday December 6th, 2020 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.  This is an important fund raiser for Branch 38 and we are hoping to have a great turn out.  Please come out and support your local Royal Canadian Legion.
We will have, eggs, sausage, bologna, toast, hash browns, beans, juice, tea and coffee for $8.00 per person, its sure to be a great meal!  

Updated: Friday, December 4, 2020   11:45 am NFLD



Birthday Wishes

On behalf of Council and Staff we wish our Assistant Lead Hand Claude Bennett a very Happy Birthday, may your special day be filled with presents, love and lots of birthday cake.

Updated: Monday, November 30, 2020   2:00 pm NFLD



Hello Everyone,   Reaching out, as we will be offering a webinar for the public next week on Parenting During a Pandemic. This one will be on Tuesday, December 1st, 2020, 6:00 – 7:30pm.   Click here to register and you will receive an email with instructions to join the session.   We need your help to promote this with your staff, colleagues, clients, friends, family & community members. Please consider this for yourselves, share this email with others, or share the image and message below on your organization’s social media platforms. Recorded wellness webinars on this and other topics are also available on bridgethegapp.ca.
Please see picture to your left for all the details.
Registration link  (https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqdeyrrjIqG9djJ94GWfVWGNHL520EWMTQ or hyperlinked in the post below)and share the following text if you are posting on social media.   Join us for a FREE webinar on Monday, Nov. 30 at 6:00PM to discuss parenting during a pandemic. We’ll explore how to talk to children, as well as ways to support children and yourself. Register in advance here or call 634-4171 if you need registration assistance.   Thanks & take care,     Susan _________________________________________ Susan Madore Regional Addictions Prevention Consultant   Western Health 133 Riverside Drive, Noton Building P.O. Box 2005 Corner Brook, NL  A2H 6J7

Updated: Thursday, November 26, 2020   10:09 am NFLD



Health Accord NL

Health Accord NL

As many of you may know, Premier Furey has recently announced a Task Force on Health known as Health Accord NL. Working closely with key informants and residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, Health Accord NL will reimagine health and health care in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Dr. Patrick Parfrey, Quality of Care NL's Clinical Lead has been appointed as Co-Chair of Health Accord NL. Quality of Care NL will serve as secretariat to support Health Accord NL and the entire team is very excited to be involved in this initiative.

 
Your health. Your Province. Your Say.

A top priority for Health Accord NL is to have meaningful engagement with the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. The public is invited to join the Co-Chairs, Dr. Patrick Parfrey and Sister Elizabeth Davis, in the first of several town halls to discuss health in the province. Read the news release here

Health Accord NL wants to talk with you and listen to your opinions, hopes, and ideas about how our province can become a healthier place. We encourage you to have your say at this important first opportunity by visiting https://bit.ly/HealthAccordNLEngage to register for a virtual session in your region.

How can we become healthier? How can we make healthier decisions? How can we change the path we are on? How can we reimagine the way to better health and health care in your community?

Let’s work on these questions together!

Learn more about Health Accord NL by visiting www.healthaccordnl.ca and following them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!


Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2020   2:06 pm NFLD



Special Public Meeting of Council

We wish to advise that there will be a Special Public Meeting of Council on November 24th, at 7:00 pm, the Agenda may be found under the Municipality Tab - Council Minutes.

Updated: Monday, November 23, 2020   11:55 am NFLD



Special Public Meeting of Council

We wish to advise that there will be a Special Public Meeting of Council November 19th, 2020 at 4:00 pm, the Agenda for the meeting can be found below, and the meeting will be live streamed from the Town of St. George's Facebook Page.

AGENDA
Special Meeting of Council 19 November, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
1. Swearing in of New Councillor
2. Motion – Leave of Absence from Fire Department
3. Rescind Motion 20-225 Approval to Borrow Municipal Equipment
4. Rescind Motion 20-226 Approval to Borrow HST portion of Municipal Equipment
5. Motion – Approval to Borrow Municipal Equipment
6. Motion – Approval to Borrow HST Rebate Portion Municipal Equipment


Updated: Wednesday, November 18, 2020   2:18 pm NFLD



Influenza Vaccinations Wester Health

PSA
For Immediate Release
Many Options Available for Influenza Vaccinations
(Western Health, November 13, 2020) Western Health is advising that approximately 30% of the population in the Western region have received their flu shot to date. If you have not yet received your flu shot, it’s not too late. There are many options available for residents to receive their flu shot this year:
• If you are not easily able to leave your home to get a flu shot, you can receive a flu shot in your home. Please call 1-844-784-6783 or your local public health office to book a home visit (see contact information below).
• Appointments are still available at public health flu clinics in various communities in the Western region. Appointments can be booked online through Health Myself or by calling 1-833-951-3904 (toll free).
• If you have missed the public health flu clinics in your area, you can contact your local public health office or 1-844-784-6783 to schedule an appointment (see contact information below).
• Some doctors’ offices and pharmacies are offering flu shots. Please contact your doctor or local pharmacy for options in your community.
Getting a flu shot is important every year, and particularly important during the COVID-19 pandemic. Getting vaccinated will help reduce the spread of influenza in our communities and help reduce the impact on the health care system if we do see a surge of people becoming ill from theCOVID-19 virus. Additional information about influenza can be found on the Western Health website at www.westernhealth.ca/flu.
Local Public Health Offices: Deer Lake
635-7830 Benoits Cove
789-2832 Norris Point
458-2211 ext 260
Burgeo
886-1550
Cow Head
243-7294 Hampden
455-3333 Jeffrey's
645-2541 Meadows
783-2123 Port aux Basques
695-6250 Pasadena
686-5414 Piccadilly
642-5463 Port Saunders
861-9126 ext 6 St. George’s
647-3851 Stephenville Crossing
646-3633 Corner Brook
632-2830 Woody Point
453-2268
 


Updated: Monday, November 16, 2020   2:41 pm NFLD



Support Program for Professional Artists and Musicians

NLIS 1

Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation
November 9, 2020

  Minister Davis Announces Details of Support Program for Professional Artists and Musicians   The Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation today announced that professional artists and musicians, whose earnings were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, will be able to apply for funding through the Artist Support Program - an extension of the Tourism and Hospitality Support Program. The application process is now open online.   Under this new short-term program, as announced in Budget 2020, eligible applicants may receive a non-repayable, one-time contribution of up to $5,000. As part of the eligibility guidelines, professional artists and musicians must meet the criteria of a professional artist, as outlined in the Status of the Artist Act. Eligible applicants must also demonstrate an earnings loss of at least 25 per cent from their artistic activity since March 16, 2020. Additional information such as gross revenue from 2019 artistic activities, including sales, grants, awards, commissions, residencies, artist fees, royalties, and performances, will be required.   This new program is open to current residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, who are at least 18 years of age. More program details and information on how to apply is available on the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation website.   The Artist Support Program complements other Provincial and Federal Government supports announced to date.   Quotes “During these unprecedented times, the Provincial Government has placed considerable focus on ways to help alleviate the stress and burden of COVID-19. The Artist Support Program will assist those professional artists and musicians who have felt the deep impacts of this pandemic, allowing them to access the support they need.” Honourable Bernard Davis Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation   “The COVID-19 pandemic has had, and continues to have, a devastating impact on the arts community in Newfoundland and Labrador. Professional artists have been especially impacted through the loss of opportunities to showcase their creative talents and generate income. The Artist Support Program is an incredibly timely initiative that will assist artists across the province to bridge the gap as we collectively work towards addressing the future of the culture sector.” Reginald Winsor, Executive Director, Arts NL   “The Artist Support Program will provide much needed assistance to our musicians, whose earnings have been significantly reduced due to the pandemic. As the chair of MusicNL, I am thrilled that the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation is able to support our musicians and all of those engaged in the gig economy through this difficult time. We will get through this together.” Amy House, Chair, MusicNL   -30-   Learn more Artist Support Program   Status of the Artist   News Release: Premier Ball and Minister Davis Announce New Support Program for Tourism and Hospitality Industry   Follow us on Twitter: @GovNL and @TCII_GovNL

Updated: Thursday, November 12, 2020   9:34 am NFLD



Special Public Meeting

This is notice that a Special Public Meeting will take place on November 12, 2020 at 3:30 pm, the Agenda has been published under the Municipality Tab - Council Minutes.

Updated: Tuesday, November 10, 2020   5:34 pm NFLD



Office Closure

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the Town Office will be closed on 11 November, 2020 in recognition of Remembrance Day & 13 November, 2020 as staff will be out of office.  Should you have an urgent request on either of the aforementioned days please contact the Emergency Number at 649-8663.  

Updated: Tuesday, November 10, 2020   11:09 am NFLD



By-Election 2020

Town of St. George's By Election Results - 09 November 2020
DECLARATION OF RESULTS By Election 2020
Name of Elected Candidate No. of Votes Rec'd Evelyn Alexander - 112 Votes
Name of Remaining Candidate Fintan Alexander - 49 Votes
Jocelyn Butt (Returning Officer)

Updated: Monday, November 9, 2020   9:45 pm NFLD



Town of St. George's By-Election

We wish to remind our residents of the By-Election for One (1) Councillor being held on November 9th, 2020 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at Branch 38 The Royal Canadian Legion St. George's located at 5 - 9 Steel Mountain Road.  Covid-19 Protocols will be in place, such as hand sanitization upon entry, wearing of masks and social distancing.
Candidates Running in the Election are:   Fintan Alexander & Evelyn (Lynn) Alexander
Voters - A Canadian citizen who is 18 years of age or older is qualified to vote at an election where he or she has been ordinarily resident for the 30 days immediately before election day either in the municipality or in an area that on election day is a part of the municipality.
The Town is broken into 4 Polling Divisionsfor the purpose of Election as follows:
Polling Division 1 - St. George's Main Street from intersection of Steel Mountain Road to Barachois Brook Bridge including Abbott's Lane, Chestnut Street, Harview's Lane, Harview's Lane Extension, Sullivan's Lane, Shore Road, Farm Road, Mercer's Lane, Pelly's Lane, Forest Drive, Alder Drive, Woodland Drive, Colson's Crescent, Fillatre's Lane, Barachois Drive, Diamond Court and Brook Lane.
Polling Division 2 - St. George's intersection of Steel Mountain Road and Main Street west to Church Street east including Main Street, Steel Mountain Road, Muise's Lane, Old Mill Road, Mission Cross Road, Courthouse Road, Church Street, Alexander's Lane, School Road, O'Quinn's Lane, Station Road, Messervey's Road and Whitehouse Road.
Polling Division 3 - St. George's intersection of Church Street and Main Street West to Man-O-War Brook including Main Street, Station Road West, Church Street (West Side), Haye's Lane, Parson's Lane, Marine Drive, Butt's Lane, Beach Lane, Goodyear's Lane, Moonlight Drive, Swyer's Place, Morris Lane, Bayview Avenue, Boyd's Lane, Ralph's Lane, and Hudson's Lane.
Polling Division 4 - St. George's Main Street from Man-O-War Brook to Flat Bay Brook including Hillside Lane, Shallop Cove, Blanchard's Lane, Legge's Road, Pieroway Place, Brake's Road, Young's Lane, Sunset Drive, White's Lane, Lee's Road, Pitt Road and Siding Road.  

Updated: Monday, November 2, 2020   3:45 pm NFLD



Regular Council Meeting Agenda

We wish to advise that the Agenda for the Regular Public Council Meeting of November 2nd, 2020 to be held at 7:00 pm has been published under the Municipality Tab - Council Minutes.  Residents and the Public are reminded that the Meeting will be livestreamed on the Town of St. George's Facebook page.

Updated: Friday, October 30, 2020   1:58 pm NFLD



Special Council Meeting

There will be a Special Public Meeting of Council on 22 October, 2020 at 3:30 pm the Agenda has been attached under the Municipality Tab - Council Minutes (related documents).  The meeting will be live streamed from the Town of St. George's Facebook Page.

Updated: Wednesday, October 21, 2020   12:49 pm NFLD



Flu Shots - Western Health News Release

Flu Shots Available by Appointment Only Starting This Week   


For Immediate Release              
           

(Corner Brook, NL: October 20, 2020) Western Health is advising that the influenza vaccine (flu shot) will be available at no cost to residents beginning October 21. Appointments will be required for flu shots this year in order to ensure physical distancing and to avoid long wait times. Appointments can be booked online through Health Myself (see here) or by calling 1-833-951-3904 (toll free). All appointments need to be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. Walk in appointments are not available.   “Each year, we recommend that you get the flu vaccine in order to protect you, your loved ones and patients from influenza. It also helps reduce the spread of influenza in our communities. Since we are in the middle of the pandemic, the flu vaccine is especially important this year in order to reduce the impact on the health care system if we do see a surge of people becoming ill from the COVID-19 virus.”   Dr. Monika Dutt, Medical Officer of Health   Significant efforts have been made to ensure that public health measures are in place for the protection of those receiving their flu shots as well as health care staff. Everyone will be screened for symptoms at the entrance and required to wear a mask. Due to the need for physical distancing, individuals are not able to enter the clinic waiting area until 10 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment.     Individuals are asked to bring their MCP card and wear short sleeves when they go to get their flu shot.   -30-   Media contact: Tara Pye Director of Communications Western Health 709-784-5252 tarajpye@westernhealth.nl.ca

Updated: Tuesday, October 20, 2020   10:27 am NFLD



Public Tender Opening

The Town of St. George's will be conducting a Public Tender Opening today 20 October, 2020 at 2:05 pm for "Tender for the Supply & Delivery of One (1) New or Used Rubber Tire Front End Loader with Blade" anyone wishing to attend may do so via Zoom at the following link:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84866453523?pwd=UHVpb2xwdS80aGwrdWM1cWxieHc0UT09


Updated: Tuesday, October 20, 2020   9:49 am NFLD



Municipal By-Election 2020 Candidates

Candidates for Councillor in the Town of St. George's Municpal By-Election to be held on November 9th, 2020 are as follows: Fintan Alexander / Evelyn (Lynn) Alexander

Updated: Monday, October 19, 2020   8:15 pm NFLD



E-mail Address Change

We wish to advise our residents and the public that emailed correspondence for the Town Manager should be directed to the following email address effective immediately, townmanagertosg@eastlink.ca this would include E Transfers for payment of taxation, thank you.

Updated: Thursday, October 15, 2020   1:05 pm NFLD



Closure St. George's Marina

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the St. George's Marina is closed and boat owners are asked to remove their boats as soon as possible.  Gangways will be removed early next week.  For the person or persons who tied baited lobster pots to the floating docs the pots have been removed and your reminded that this is an illegal activity.  The information has been passed along to the appropriate authorities.

Updated: Thursday, October 15, 2020   9:06 am NFLD



By-Election Town of St. George's 2020

We advise that an appointment is required at the Town Office for Nomination of Candidates, please ensure that you call for an appointment at least 1 hour prior to attendance. PUBLIC NOTICE NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES Municipality of St. George's Nominations of candidates for election to the council for the municipality of St. George's will be received between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm on October 19th, 2020 at the Town Office 195 Main Street St. George's, NL. Nominations shall be in writing and state the name and civic address of the candidate and shall be signed by the proposer and seconder both of who shall be present together with the candidate who shall sign also signifying his or her acceptance. In the event that a candidate cannot be present for his or her nomination, his or her proposer can complete the required form. Every candidate for election to the Council shall at the time of his or her nomination deposit with the Returning Officer the non-refundable sum of ten dollars ($10.00). The qualifications of a candidate for election to Council are as follows: (1) Canadian citizen of the full age of eighteen (18) years. (2) Resident of the municipality for at least thirty (30) days immediately prior to the date set for the nomination period. (3) Not indebted to the Council for any arrears of taxes or other charges. (4) Not otherwise disqualified under the Municipal Elections Act. Jocelyn Butt - Returning Officer

Updated: Thursday, October 15, 2020   8:19 am NFLD



Partial Boil Water Advisory Lifted

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the Partial Boil Water Advisory for 465 Main Street to the end of Shallop Cove and all Streets within this corridor has been lifted effective immediately, you no longer need to boil water prior to ingestion.

Updated: Friday, October 9, 2020   1:39 pm NFLD



Office Closure - Statutory Holiday

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the Town Office will be closed on Monday 12 October, 2020 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day Holiday.  We wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.  May your Thanksgiving be stuffed to the brim with happiness and love.

Updated: Friday, October 9, 2020   10:33 am NFLD



Food Giveaway

This is a message from Branch 38 The Royal Canadian Legion.  There will be a food giveaway today October 7th, 2020 of Shrimp, Fresh Eggs and Sole at the Legion commencing at 3:00 pm until all food has been dispersed, you are asked to bring your own bags.  This food was donated from the Flat Bay Indian Band and we thank them for their generosity.

Updated: Wednesday, October 7, 2020   11:54 am NFLD



Dog Regulations - Reminder

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the Town of St. George's have Dog Regulations which will be strictly enforced.  The situation with roaming dogs has marked an all time high.  Our residents should be able to walk along Town roads without having to fear being engaged by roaming dogs.  If you own a dog in the Town of St. George's the following excerpts from the regulations must be adhered too and pertain to you the owner:
2.  From and after the date of the passing of these regulations, no person shall keep any dog, other than a puppy not more than four months old, within the Town unless such dog has been registered and licensed.
3.  The Town Office shall keep registers of all dogs licensed by them.
5.  License tags will be issued at the Town Office and supplied by the Council.
10. Every owner of a dog with 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.
11. A dog which is tethered or penned up pursuant to these regulations shall be tethered or penned up in a manner which does not, in the opinion of Council, impose undue hardship or cruelty on the dog.
12. Any person who has custody, charge or possession of any dog or who is the owner of any house or premises or prat of premises where a dog is kept or permitted to live or remain, shall be deemed to be the owner of the dog at that time for the purposes of these regulations unless he proves that he was not the owner of the dog.
14. Prosecution under these regulations may be taken summarily by the Council or any Police Constable.
15. 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 of payment thereof to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ninety (90) days or to both such fine and imprisonment.
Any resident receiving correspondence from the Town regarding roaming of dog/dogs are reminded that the same correspondence is provided to the RCMP Detachment in Stephenville, along with Animal Control.  We urge our residents to abide by the regulations as they are set out, and we thank the residents who have always abided by such regulations.

Updated: Monday, October 5, 2020   9:32 am NFLD



Agenda - Public Council Meeting

We wish to advise that the Agenda for the Public Council Meeting of October 5th, 2020 at 7:00 pm has been published under the Municipalities Tab - Council Minutes.

Updated: Friday, October 2, 2020   2:26 pm NFLD



Provincial Ban Single Use Plastic Bags

Provincial Bag Ban comes into effect today, October 1, 2020.

Today Newfoundland and Labrador will implement a provincial ban on the distribution of single-use plastic bags, one of the most pervasive sources of pollution.

Over the years municipalities across the province have increased their efforts to limit the distribution of plastic bags, a source of pollution that ends up in landfills and makes its way into parks and along trails. A provincial ban on single-use plastic bags is a critical step in improving our provincial waste management system.
 
MNL members voted at their AGM in 2015 and 2017 in favour of a provincial ban on single-use plastic bags. In 2019, the ban became official with an implementation date of July 1. Because of COVID-19, the ban date was pushed to October 1. 

Click here to read the Provincial Government's release.


Updated: Thursday, October 1, 2020   8:51 am NFLD



Partial Boil Water Advisory

A partial Boil Water Advisory has been instituted for 465 Main Street to the end of Shallop Cove and all Streets within this corridor, residents who reside in this area are advised to bring water that you might ingest to a rigorous boil for one (1) minute.  Please see additional information to your left.

Updated: Tuesday, September 29, 2020   11:57 am NFLD



Water Outage - Portion of Shallop Cove

We wish to advise our residents and the public that there will be a water outage tomorrow 29 September, 2020 from 465 Main Street to the end of Shallop Cove and all areas in between including Brake's Road, Sunset Drive, Young's Lane, White's Road, Pieroways Lane and Pit Road due to a water line repair.  The outage is expected to last from 8:15 am to 5:00 pm and once returned to service residents in the aforementioned areas will be placed on a Boil Water Advisory.  We regret any inconvenience caused.

Updated: Monday, September 28, 2020   3:54 pm NFLD



Community Garden Meeting

We wish to advise residents of St. George’s that the St George’s community garden and Trails committee will be having a meeting at 6pm, this Wednesday, Sept 23rd at the fire hall. 

Updated: Monday, September 21, 2020   2:27 pm NFLD



Birthday Wishes

On behalf of Council and Staff we'd like to wish Lead Hand Justin Chinn a very Happy Birthday.  Justin's birthday is September 19th and may all his birthday wishes be fulfilled.

Updated: Friday, September 18, 2020   4:14 pm NFLD



Boil Water Advisory Lifted

We wish to advise our residents and the public, that the boil water advisory has been lifted effective immediately.  There is no longer a requirement to boil water prior to ingestion.

Updated: Friday, September 18, 2020   11:48 am NFLD



Playground Closed

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the Playground behind Bayview Academy is closed to the public due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the playground may be utilized by Bayview Academy at their discretion.

Possible Water Outage - 17 September, 2020

We wish to advise our residents and the public that work is being conducted tomorrow 17 September, 2020 in our Pumphouse.  We will have water from our tank but in order for it to last the 8 - 10 hours the work is being conducted we need our residents to only use the water for necessities, such as toilet flushing, food preparation, and personal hygiene.  Please refrain from doing laundry, taking long showers/filling tubs, or running dishwashers and any outside usage.  Should these measures not be adhered too the tank level will drop very low and thus a water outage is possible.  We highly recommend that you prepare for a possible water outage and we regret any inconvenience caused.

Updated: Wednesday, September 16, 2020   2:13 pm NFLD



Special Meeting of Council

There will be a Special Meeting of Council tomorrow September 16th, 2020 at 3:30 pm, the Agenda has been posted under the Municipality Tab - Minutes.

Updated: Tuesday, September 15, 2020   1:36 pm NFLD



St. George's Marina - Closure

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the St. George's Marina will be closed effective 16 September 2020, due to repairs being conducted.  Anyone with boats tied up are asked to have them removed no later than 3:00 pm 16 September 2020.  The launchway will also be closed while the repairs are ongoing.  We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Updated: Tuesday, September 15, 2020   10:13 am NFLD



Federal & Provincial Support Programs Persons with Disabilities

Could you please share the following information with your community regarding workshops that we will be offering.   Please be advised that there will be an important information / workshop session in your area dealing with up to date both Federal and Provincial support programs supporting persons with disabilities. Register early as seat are limited and COVID protocol will be followed.   Please register at the below link:   Corner brook https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/120420883103   Corner Brook, NL October 2 , 2020 9:30 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.

Location: Corner Brook
Civic Centre

Covid-19 Protocol will be followed.
Register early to reserve your  seat.
Numbers limited.

•     Lunch Provided •     Snacks  Provided Workshop Topics Accessibility

Supported Living & Housing
RDSPs
Personal Planning

                             

Register today by calling
709-722-0790 or
email info@nlacl.ca


Updated: Tuesday, September 15, 2020   9:23 am NFLD



Media Release - Western Health

MEDIA RELEASE   Community Health Assessment Update


For Immediate Release              

            (Corner Brook, NL: September 9, 2020) Western Health today provided an update on the Community Health Assessment.  The assessment began in 2019 with a survey completed by 1471 residents throughout the region. Summary reports for seven local Primary Health Care areas and the region are now available on Western Health’s website. The results of the survey will be used to determine priorities, help plan programs and services, and inform the organization’s strategic plan.   “Engaging with people in our communities and hearing their perspective about the issues they are facing is very valuable to us at Western Health,” said Cindy Davis, CEO of Western Health. “We are very thankful for each person who provided valuable feedback to Western Health through the survey, which supports us during our strategic planning process.”   Respondents indicated their top three community concerns to be addictions, cost of living, and chronic disease.  Overall comments indicated concerns with access to services such as family physicians, wait times for services, recruitment and retention of health care providers, and the impacts of the current cost of living on the senior population.  The survey also demonstrated positive feedback including a high percentage of respondents that indicated they have a family physician or nurse practitioner, and satisfaction with their health care provider and the health care services they used within the past 12 months.    “The information gathered from this survey helps us understand the current health status and needs of the residents in the western region and will help shape our goals for the next three years,” said Mariel Parcon, Regional Manager Research and Evaluation.  “We are very appreciative to the residents who took the time to share their perspectives on community concerns.”   For more information about the Community Health Assessment, visit Western Health’s website.   Media contact:

Tara Pye
Director of Communications
Western Health
 


Updated: Wednesday, September 9, 2020   2:48 pm NFLD



Agenda - Regular Council Meeting September 8, 2020

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the Agenda for the Regular Council Meeting of September 8th, 2020 has been published under the Municipality Tab - Minutes.  The Public Meeting will be livestreamed on the Town of St. George's Facebook Page.

Updated: Friday, September 4, 2020   1:42 pm NFLD



Condolences - Ray Chant

The Town of St. George's offers it most heartfelt condolences to Crystal and Isabella Chant on the death of husband & father Ray Chant.  Ray was Town Manager with our Town for 9 years and we are saddened by his passing.  To all of Ray's family and friends we offer our deepest sympathies.  Though our words can do little, we hope our thoughts and prayers will bring you comfort during the days ahead.  

Updated: Thursday, August 27, 2020   4:05 pm NFLD



Public Hearing - Review of Municipal Plan and Development Regulations - Reminder

Town of St. George’s Public Hearing Review of Municipal Plan and Development Regulations The Council of the Town of St. George’s on the 6th day of July, 2020, moved to adopt a new Municipal Plan and Development Regulations (“the documents”) for the Municipal Planning Area under Council’s jurisdiction.  The new documents have been prepared to update the Town’s 2011-2021 documents, for the ten year period of 2019 to 2029.  This followed a process of professional advice and public consultation.  The Town of St. George’s planning area comprises the area within the municipal boundary plus a very large area including areas south of the TransCanada Highway as well as Flat Island (also known as Sandy Point), as illustrated on maps forming part of the documents.    The next step in the process is the official public hearing conducted by a commissioner, as specified in the Urban and Rural Planning Act 2000.  Ordinarily, notice of the hearing would have been given by way of newspaper advertising in the Western Star, but that paper is not being published at this time.  Due to that fact and public health considerations related to the COVID19 pandemic, the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment has prescribed an alternative means to provide for a public hearing, by way of an opportunity for interested persons or associations of persons to view the proposed planning documents and make written submissions.   The commissioner will consider only those written submissions (objections or representations) received in hardcopy (paper) by mail or electronically by email, at or before the deadline time and date shown below.  The public hearing will be held at the deadline time and date stated below, following which the commissioner will consider the submissions and make a report to Council, which may include recommendations for changes. The proposed Municipal Plan and Development Regulations may be viewed by requesting the Town Manager to send them by email (pdf attachments of the texts and maps) by contacting either:
Email:    townofstgeorges@nf.aibn.com  or             Telephone:  (709) 647-3283
  Date & time of public hearing & deadline for submissions: 12:00 noon, 28 August, 2020.    Submissions may be made by email to the email address shown above or in hardcopy (paper) sent to the postal address shown below, but must be physically received by the deadline.  Do not bring hardcopy (paper) submissions to the Council office, which is generally closed to the public during the pandemic.   Jocelyn Butt, Town Manager Town of St. George’s PO Box 250 St. George’s  NL  A0N 1Z0

Updated: Wednesday, August 26, 2020   1:36 pm NFLD



Town Wide Water Outage - 27 August 2020

We wish to advise our residents and the public that there will be a town wide water outage tomorrow August 27th, 2020 in order to conduct much needed repairs at the Chlorination Building.  Water will be off from approximately 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.  We recommended that you fill your tubs this evening to prepare for the outage tomorrow.  Should there be any change to this schedule you will be notified.  Again, we remind our residents that we are still on a boil water advisory.  The work being conducted at the Chlorination Building is being scheduled in phases to lessen the disruption to our residents.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.  We encourage residents who have not yet signed up for the automated call service that notifies residents of important notices from the Town to do so by contacting the office at 647-3283.

Updated: Wednesday, August 26, 2020   9:28 am NFLD



Great Job - Summer Students

On behalf of the Town of St. George's we'd like to express our sincere thanks to our Summer Students Raeanna Foote  & Zachary Sampson for the great job they did working with our Public Works Department.  They were both hardworking, reliable, respectful and safety conscious, attributes that will serve them well in the years to come.  They attended weekly safely meetings where they participated actively.  To both Raeanna and Zachary your hard work, deligence, motivation and thoughtfulness is indeed indicative of two exceptional workers who deserve an equally strong shout-out, again excellent job and many thanks.

Updated: Wednesday, August 26, 2020   9:12 am NFLD



Agenda - Special Meeting 25 August, 2020

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the Agenda for the Special Meeting of August 25th, 2020 at 3:30 pm has been published under the Municipality Tab - Minutes.  The meeting will be live streamed from the Town of St. George's Facebook Page.  

Updated: Monday, August 24, 2020   3:04 pm NFLD



Water Outage Church Street to end of Shallop Cove

We wish to advise our residents that there will be a water outage tomorrow August 24th, 2020 from approximately 8:15 am to 12:00 noon from Church Street to the end of Shallop Cove.  We regret any inconvenience caused to our residents, however it is necessary to conduct this water line repair.

Updated: Sunday, August 23, 2020   10:35 pm NFLD



Birthday Wishes

On behalf of Council and Staff we'd like to wish our Acting Assistant Town Clerk - Sherry Bennett a very Happy Birthday, may your special day be filled with much happiness.

Updated: Thursday, August 20, 2020   3:44 pm NFLD



Town Office - Masks Mandatory

We wish to advise our residents and the public that effective August 24th, 2020 masks will be mandatory in the Town Office for all visitors as per NL Health regulations.  Appointments are still required for entry to the Town Office as our doors are closed to walk in traffic.  Appointments can be made by calling the office at 647-3283.  

Updated: Wednesday, August 19, 2020   4:52 pm NFLD


Canadian Red Cross - Need of Volunteers

CANADIAN RED CROSS is in a current – and critical – need for volunteers to join our Emergency Management Team today! Disasters now endanger more Canadians and cause more devastation than ever before. Whenever they do, the Canadian Red Cross is prepared to help and ready to respond. We train and guide you on how to safely provide vital services to people affected by an emergency or a disaster – either large or small. As well, you'll learn how to provide practical and emotional support to people who have suddenly found themselves without a home and have turned to the Canadian Red Cross for help. There are opportunities to volunteer with the elderly or isolated in your community or you can even join thousands of others in helping our operations team digitally map vulnerable geographical areas. Four Steps to Become a Volunteer

STEP 1: APPLY
Complete an online application. Apply here.

STEP 2: INTERVIEW
You will be invited to a phone interview to discuss your interests.

STEP 3: SCREENING & REFERENCE CHECKS
We will coordinate the required screenings (i.e. police check or drivers abstract (if required).

STEP 4: ORIENTATION
You will be provided with an orientation to the organization (policies, online training and other administrative steps).

 
 

Aliusha Benoit BBA, PM, DEM
Emergency Management Coordinator Western NL 
Atlantic SWB Co-Lead 
National VOT - SWB Supervisor 

Canadian Red Cross | Croix-Rouge canadienne

30 Main St
Corner Brook | Newfoundland and Labrador | Canada | A2H 1C3
Aliusha.Benoit@redcross.ca
T 709-634-7154 | F 709-634-1370 | C 709-639-0859

www.redcross.ca | www.croixrouge.ca
Updated: Wednesday, August 19, 2020   11:20 am NFLD


Water Outage - Old Mill Road

We wish to advise the residents of Old Mill Road that there will be a water outage tomorrow from approximately 8:30 am to 5:00 pm due to a water/sewer install.  We regret any inconvenience caused to the residents of Old Mill Road.

Updated: Tuesday, August 18, 2020   1:21 pm NFLD



Summer Students - Town Clean Up

The Ktaqmkuk Mi'Kmaq Historical Museum Summer Students will be conducting a Town Clean Up on Wednesday August 19th at 1:00 pm.  We thank these students and the St. George's Indian Band for this initiative.  We ask our residents and the public to be very vigilant during the time that the Summer Students are conducting the clean up especially along the sides of the roadway.  

Updated: Monday, August 17, 2020   2:56 pm NFLD



Casual Employment

This notice is being published on the request of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 38: JOB OPPORTUNITY Bartender/Assistant – Casual position Royal Canadian Legion St. George’s   Hours- call in, part time, involves evenings, weekends (Wednesday to Saturday), possible other days for special functions. Salary - $11.65 per hour Education - High School diploma desirable Experience – Bar tending experience desirable Specific skills - ability to operate cash register and deal with cash/debit. general cleaning skills – bar area, lounge, VLTs, bathrooms and other customer contact areas. required to work with VLT machines Security and Safety – Criminal record check required                                            Knowledge of Covid 19 health requirements Personal Suitability – good communication skills, organized, flexible, team player,                                         customer focused To apply or get more information, call 709-647-2073. Leave your name and phone number and you will be contacted about an interview.   Competition closes - August 23, 2020.                         References required

Updated: Monday, August 17, 2020   1:32 pm NFLD



Boil Water Advisory - 15 August 2020

We wish to advise our residents and the public that due to an unplanned water outage a Boil Water Advisory has been issued effective August 15th, 2020.  Consumers are advised to bring water that you might ingest to a rigorous rolling boil for one (1) minute.  Please see additional information on the picture to your left.

Updated: Saturday, August 15, 2020   9:09 am NFLD



Unplanned Water Outage - Update

Update - NL Power is now on site and is rectifying the power issue, once they have completed, the water will be restored to the Town, the restoration of the water will take 3 to 4 hours to complete and once the water is back on the entire town will be on a Boil Water Advisory.  Again we regret any inconvenience caused to our residents but the power issue could not have been anticipated.  We thank our residents for their patience. We wish to advise our residents that due to a power issue at our Pump House we are experiencing an unplanned water outage.  NL Power has been called and we are currently awaiting a crew to determine the issue.  At this time we are unable to state how long this issue will last but are hoping it will be rectified by early afternoon.  Once the NL Power crew is onsite we will have a better idea of timelines and will update our residents.  We regret this inconvenience.

Updated: Saturday, August 15, 2020   7:04 am NFLD



Fire Works

We wish to advise our residents that the Town has Noise & Nuisance Regulations that states the following: 2.  A person will not commit a nuisance within the Town by; b.  discharging firearms or firing or setting off any sort of fire cracker or fireworks between the hours of 10:00 pm and 7:00 am unless specifically permitted to do so in writing by Council. Many dog owners have expressed concerns over Fireworks ( Many dogs are afraid of fireworks. Noise phobia is a fairly common fear for dogs. This phobia can include thunderstorms and fireworks.)   Although not required by the regulations we are asking our residents who use Fireworks if they would call the office to let us know where and when so we can publish this information so that pet owners know ahead of time and can make arrangements to keep their dogs safe.  We thank our residents for their support.

Updated: Thursday, August 13, 2020   4:48 pm NFLD



Special Council Meeting

There will be a Special Council Meeting on August 13th, 2020 at 7:00 pm to restate the motions publicly from the Regular Council Meeting of August 10th, 2020 as this meeting did not stream live on Facebook due to technical difficulties.  The Agenda may be found under the Municipality Tab - Minutes. The public may attend the meeting by watching the Town of St. George's Live Facebook Feed or attendance via zoom by following this link: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83787203111?pwd=YWp2V3JBL0lva0FnTUU1bjRUVjhkQT09   Meeting ID: 837 8720 3111 Passcode: 599714  

Updated: Wednesday, August 12, 2020   1:59 pm NFLD



Youth Virtual Scavenger Hunt

The Town has been asked to publish the following on behalf of the Ktaqmkuk Mi'Kmaq Historical Museum: The Ktaqmkuk Mi'Kmaq Historical Museum is having a YOUTH VIRTUAL SCAVENGER HUNT open to children and youth of all ages. Simply find as many of the 21 items listed below as you can and take photos of each of the items you find. Then comment on the list found on the Ktaqmkuk Mi'Kmaq Historical Museum & Craft Store Facebook page or message the page the photo or photos of your items with your child's name if they are too young to enter themselves. After sending your photos you will be entered in the THREE PRIZE draws. The deadline to enter will be Friday August 14th at 12:00 pm, so don't miss it! We wish everyone luck and if you have any questions or you need clarification on an item message the Ktaqmkuk Mi'Kmaq Historical Museum & Craft Store Facebook page.   Common Items List:  

Teddy Bear
Something Orange
Good Book
Flashlight
Hat
Paperclip
Something Round
Puzzle Piece
Calculator
Magnet

  Rare Items List:  

Penny
VHS Tape 
Flip Phone
Something That Begins With The Letter Z
Dictionary 
Rubber Band
Camera (not on a cell phone or tablet)
White Board Marker
Shoe Box
Mi’kmaq flag

  BONUS ITEM:   Sign With The Mi’kmaq Word For Welcome On It    

Updated: Tuesday, August 11, 2020   2:36 pm NFLD



Vote for Twillingate - Kraft Hockeyville 2020

Dear Friends,   We’re thrilled to share that Twillingate is in the top 4 for Kraft Hockeyville 2020!   As with so many rural communities in Newfoundland and Labrador, our arena serves as a source of recreation, inspiration, passion, entertainment, and most of all community spirit. George Hawkins Arena is the heart beat of our little town. Should Twillingate be crowned Kraft Hockeyville 2020, we would receive $250,000 towards much-needed arena upgrades and the opportunity to host a pre-season NHL game.     Voting starts on August 14th 10:30 a.m. and closes on August 15th at 7:30 p.m. 33 hours of unlimited voting!   We’re asking all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to stand with us in support of hockey in rural communities and help us bring the honour of Kraft Hockeyville 2020 home!  Here are 3 things you can do to help us get there:   Share the “Kraft Hockeyville Top4!” post (attached) on your social media channels with the hashtag #krafthockeyvilletwillingate On the morning of August 14th, share “Kraft Hockeyville Time to Vote!” post (attached) on your social media channels to get your community voting! VOTE, VOTE, VOTE at www.KraftHockeyville.ca     Please accept our sincerest gratitude for your support.  We hope to celebrate (virtually) with you all on August 15th when the grand prize winner is announced live on-air during Hockey Night in Canada on Sportsnet.   Thank you!   Grant White                                       Mayor, Twillingate & Marie Magnin Town Clerk/Manager, Twillingate      

Updated: Monday, August 10, 2020   2:26 pm NFLD



Town Signage

We wish to advise our residents that we were advised this morning of inappropriate signage attached to a "Slow Down Children at Play" sign on Farm Road.  Please be advised that personal signs are not to be placed on any Town Signage, this includes traffic signage, directional signage, and all other associated road signage belonging to the Town of St. George's.  The personal sign was removed by Public Works.  

Updated: Monday, August 10, 2020   1:30 pm NFLD



Agenda - Regular Council Meeting

The Agenda has been published for the Regular Council Meeting of August 10th, 2020 at 7:00 pm and can be found under the Municipality tab Minutes.

Updated: Friday, August 7, 2020   3:32 pm NFLD



Boil Water Advisory - Lifted

We wish to advise our residents that the Boil Water Advisory has been lifted effective immediately, there is no longer a requirement to boil water prior to ingesting.

Updated: Tuesday, August 4, 2020   3:40 pm NFLD



Water Ban - Update

We wish to advise our residents that the water has been returned to service and we are now on a Boil Water Advisory. We do however still need to conserve water until the water tank demand has been met, this will take approximately 48 to 72 hours.  Water may be used for all inside household use, however no outside usage such as watering of lawns, washing vehicles, and filling of pools. A huge thank you to all who worked so diligently to get the water back up and running. Please do what you can to conserve water usage, this is critical especially during this hot season where the fire index is higher than usual.

Updated: Friday, July 24, 2020   5:01 pm NFLD



Boil Water Advisory

We wish to advise our residents that due to the water outage a boil water advisory is being issued once the water is returned to service. Residents are reminded that water must be boiled rigorously for at least one minute prior to ingesting. We regret any inconvenience caused however it is a necessary step in keeping our residents safe. 

Updated: Friday, July 24, 2020   1:30 pm NFLD



Water Outage

We wish to advise our residents that we are currently experiencing a water outage due to Pump House issues. We are working diligently to get this issue resolved, however it could be later today before water is restored. We regret any inconvenience this may cause, residents will be updated if any changes as they occur. 

Updated: Friday, July 24, 2020   7:30 am NFLD



Birthday Wishes

On behalf of Council and Staff we wish Town Employee Kenny Lee a very Happy Birthday, enjoy your special day.  Remember you are not getting older you are increasing in value most especially knowledge.  

Updated: Thursday, July 16, 2020   1:37 pm NFLD



Virtual Funding Announcement

The Town will be hosting a virtual funding announcement tomorrow at 9:30 am for those who may wish to watch it will be streamed via Town of St. George's Facebook Page, the news release link follows: St. George's Virtual Funding Announcemement https://www.canada.ca/en/office-infrastructure/news/2020/07/media-advisory--st-georges-newfoundland-and-labrador.html

Visitation Increases at Western Health Facilities

For Immediate Release   Visitation Increases at Western Health Facilities (Corner Brook, NL: July 10, 2020) Recognizing the importance of family presence, Western Health is pleased to announce an increase in visitation at facilities beginning on July 13, 2020.   Guidelines remain in place to reduce risk of possible spread of COVID-19 to patients, residents and staff, including:   In long term care and personal care homes, each resident can identify a support person and up to five designated visitors. A maximum of two people can visit per day, and no more than two visitors at the same time.   In a hospital setting, patients may designate up to six support persons/visitors.   Expecting mothers can have one support person and one doula during the delivery. The support person can continue to support the mother for the duration of the time in hospital and there are no restrictions on the number of visits per day. Additionally, four designated visitors are permitted after delivery.   Children in hospital can have both parents visit at the same time and there are no restrictions on the number of visits per day. Additionally, there are four designated visitors permitted.    For outpatient appointments and Emergency Department visits, a support person may accompany individuals who require assistance due to health issues or the nature of the appointment.   The guidelines for palliative care vary for different stages and directions for visiting will be provided by the health care provider.   Western Health will contact the support person/designated visitor(s) to explain the procedure for visiting at our sites.   Families of personal care home residents should contact the home for information about visitation procedures as they may vary at each facility.   All visitors will be screened for COVID-19 and be provided a mask, which they must wear for the duration of their visit.   General visitation is not permitted at this time.   Complete guidelines are available here.   If there are concerns or questions about these guidelines, individuals may contact their health provider or Client Relations Office at 1-833-784-6802. For more information on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health and Community Services website at: https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/. For updates pertaining to Western Health’s services, please visit Western Health’s website, Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Updated: Wednesday, July 15, 2020   2:01 pm NFLD



Blood Collection Appointments Western Health

  Blood Collection Appointments (Corner Brook, NL: July 10, 2020) Western Health is advising the public that there will be a centralized number for blood collection appointments effective July 13 for the following locations: Western Memorial Health Clinic Deer Lake Medical Clinic Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital LeGrow Health Centre If you require blood collection at any of the above locations, please call (709) 634-0679 or toll free via 1-833-459-0873 to book an appointment. There is no change for booking blood collection appointments for the following locations: Bonne Bay Health Centre, (709) 458-2211, ext. 200 Calder Health Centre (709) 886-3350 ext. 4130 Rufus Guinchard Health Centre (709) 861-3139 ext. 4210


We ask that patients have their MCP available at time of booking.

Western Heath would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding.

Updated: Wednesday, July 15, 2020   1:59 pm NFLD



Employment Opportunity

Leading Edge Credit Union Employment Opportunity Financial Services Representative 1 (FSR1) Leading  Edge  Credit  Union  is  searching  for  an  outgoingindividual  who  is  service  and  sales  oriented  to  fill  the position of FSR1 Casual for their St. George’s Branch.

Resumes will be accepted by:
fax - 709-695-7078;
email - lecuinfo@lecu.ca; or
mail - FSR1, St. George’s Branch
PO Box 70, Grand Bay East, NL   A0N 1K0
Visit   the   career   section   of   our   website   to   view   full
details on this position.


Deadline to apply is July 31st at 4:30 pm.


We   thank   all   applicants   for   their   interest;   only   those
applicants under consideration will be contacted.


Leading Edge Credit Union
Employment Opportunity

 

Updated: Tuesday, July 14, 2020   3:14 pm NFLD



Water Usage - Update

We wish to advise our residents, that our Public Works Department has stabilized the water issue at the Pump House, albeit there is still additional work that will be completed over the coming days.  Effective immediately the water conservation that was instituted is partially lifted, residents may resume normal household usage and outside usage should be limited to washing of vehicles, watering of plants & vegetable gardens.  Watering of lawns and filling of pools is prohibited at this time.  Your cooperation in this matter is appreciated.

Updated: Tuesday, July 14, 2020   11:14 am NFLD



Urgent Notice - Limit Water Usage

We wish to advise our residents that it will take approximately 48 to 72 hours before we have the pump house and wells back and operating at normal capacity, therefore it is imperative that water usage be limited.  Please restrict usage to what is absolutely necessary such as hand washing, personal hygiene, drinking water once boiled and washing of dishes etc., please avoid doing laundry, taking of extended showers and all outside water usage.  The repairs are currently underway and it is our hope that the water will be returned to normal usage by Monday, should any delays occur, our residents will be notified.  We thank you for your cooperation in this matter and we regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: Thursday, July 9, 2020   7:09 pm NFLD



Water Usage Ban - Boil Water Advisory

We wish to advise our residents that due to an Emergency Issue with our Pump House and Wells, a water usage ban is being instituted.  Residents are asked to only use water for necessitiesA boil water advisory is also being issued and consumers are advised to bring water that you might ingest to a rigorous rolling boil for one minute.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause our residents and we are working diligently to get this issue resolved.

Updated: Thursday, July 9, 2020   4:39 pm NFLD



For Sale by Tender

Please see listing to your left for sale by public tender of equipment.

Updated: Thursday, July 9, 2020   2:20 pm NFLD



Boil Water Advisory - Church Street

We wish to advise the residents of Church Street that the water has been returned to service and you are now under a boil water advisory.  Consumers are advised to bring water that you might ingest to a rigorous rolling boil for one (1) minute.  

Water Conservation In Effect - Reminder

This is a reminder that Water Conservation is still in effect. We wish to advise our residents that due to unusually high water usage we are experiencing issues with our wells being able to meet the demand thus the Town is now also running off of our water tank reserve.  In order to provide drinking water, inside household usage and fire fighting capabilities it is necessary for all residents to immediately refrain from watering lawns, filling of pools and all other outdoor activities that consume large amounts of water.  Water conservation is in effect and we ask for your cooperation in this matter.

Updated: Wednesday, July 8, 2020   7:57 am NFLD



Water Outage Church Street

We wish to advise our residents of Church Street that there will be a water outage tomorrow July 8th, 2020 due to a water line break which requires repair.  The water will be off from approximately 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Once the water is returned to service Church Street will be on a boil water advisory until notified otherwise.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause our residents.

Updated: Tuesday, July 7, 2020   5:58 pm NFLD



Building Permit Approval - Notice

The Town Council of St. George's gives notice of receiving an application for Building Permit Approval to utilize a pre-existing Chicken Coop to raise 8 Chickens at 29 Butt's Lane

Due to the application being zoned Residential - Agriculture being a Discretionary Use in that zone as per Schedule C, 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 Town of St. George's Development Regulations 2011 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 5:00 pm seven (7) days from the date this notice is published.


Updated: Tuesday, July 7, 2020   10:50 am NFLD



Building Permit Approval - Notice

The Town Council of St. George's gives notice of receiving an application for Building Permit Approval to construct a Chicken Coop to house 12 Chickens at 398 Main Street

Due to the application being zoned Residential - Agriculture being a Discretionary Use in that zone as per Schedule C, 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 Town of St. George's Development Regulations 2011 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 5:00 pm seven (7) days from the date this notice is published.


Updated: Tuesday, July 7, 2020   10:32 am NFLD



Agenda - Regular Council Meeting July 6, 2020

This is to advise that the Agenda for the Regular Council Meeting of July 6th, 2020 at 7:00 pm has been published under the Municipality Tab - Minutes.  As our office remains closed due to COVID-19 and social distancing protocol the Meeting will be live streamed from the Town's Facebook page for anyone interested in watching.

Updated: Friday, July 3, 2020   1:29 pm NFLD



Operation of Dirt Bike and All Terrain Vehicles

We wish to advise our residents and public that we have received numerous complaints regarding Dirt Bike and ATV operators driving at high rates of speed, driving erratically, driving on the Main Roads (Highway Route 461), Side Roads, cutting through private properties and causing damage.  We advise anyone experiencing the aforementioned issues to take pictures and or note descriptions and pass this information along to the RCMP at 643-2118.  The Town is aware that many operators are respectful and compliant with regulations and we thank you for the proper use of these vehicles. The information that follows is from the Consolidated Newfoundland and Labrador Regulation 1163/96 Motorized Snow Vehicles and All-Terrain Vehicles Regulations under the Motorized Snow Vehicles and All-Terrain Vehicles Act (O.C. 96-240): Prohibited operations         4. Without limiting section 13 of the Act, a person shall not drive or operate a vehicle              (a)  in a manner that constitutes danger or hazard to the operators or passengers of other vehicles being operated within the same area; or              (b)  where persons are engaged in skiing, skating, tobogganing or engaged in another outdoor recreational activity so as to create a hazard to or endanger these persons or their property.   Age of operators         8. (1) For the purpose of paragraph 21(1)(l) of the Act              (a)  a person under the age of 13 years shall not drive a motorized snow vehicle; and              (b)  no one shall cause or permit a person under the age of 13 years to drive a motorized snow vehicle, unless the person is accompanied by another person who is 19 years of age or older.              (2)  A person under the age of 16 years shall not operate an all-terrain vehicle in the province.              (3)  Subsection (2) shall not apply to a person who has attained the age of 14 years and is operating an all-terrain vehicle having an engine size of 90cc or less.              (4)  A person who operates an all-terrain vehicle under subsection (3) shall not operate that vehicle unless he or she is accompanied and supervised by a person who is 19 years of age or older.              (5)  For the purposes of this section an operator of a vehicle is accompanied and supervised when the other person has visual and voice communication with the operator. Insurance required       16. (1) For the purpose of subsection 10(5) of the Act and without limiting another regulation in force, a person shall not drive or operate a vehicle or motorized snow vehicle across a highway or knowingly permit a person under the age of 19 years to drive or operate a vehicle or motorized snow vehicle across a highway unless there is in force in respect of the vehicle or motorized snow vehicle a policy of insurance covering public liability and property damage to the minimum limit prescribed by section 21 of the Automobile Insurance Act .              (2)  When requested to do so by a peace officer, the owner or operator of a vehicle or motorized snow vehicle shall produce proof that a policy of insurance is in force with respect to the vehicle.              (3)  For the purpose of subsection (2), the production of a policy at a police station within 48 hours after a request is made is considered to be sufficient production of proof of a policy.              (4)  If a policy of insurance as required by this regulation is cancelled or expires before the expiration of the period of registration of the vehicle, the owner shall, if he or she fails to furnish proof of financial responsibility as requested by the registrar, return to the registrar the registration certificate and licence plate of the vehicle and in the case of a vehicle in respect of which a decal has been issued, obliterate the decal.              (5)  If a person fails to return the registration certificate and licence plate or obliterate the decal as required by this regulation, the registrar may authorize a constable to secure possession of the certificate and plates or obliterate the decal.              (6)  A policy of insurance referred to in this section shall be in a form approved by the Superintendent of Insurance for the purpose of this section.              (7)  A person who              (a)  fails to comply with subsection (1); or              (b)  fails to produce proof in accordance with subsection (2) that a policy is in force is guilty of an offence and is liable upon summary conviction              (c)  where the offence is related to a motorized snow vehicle or a vehicle commonly known as a trail bike, to a fine of $250 or in default of payment to imprisonment for a period of 15 days; and              (d)  where the offence is related to an all-terrain vehicle, to a fine of $500 or in default of payment to imprisonment for a period of 15 days.              (8)  For the purpose of subsection (1), highway shall not include roads which are not normally maintained for the passage of highway motor vehicles and not normally frequented by those motor vehicles and shall not include the roads as private woods roads, resource roads or cottage development roads where a mixture of motor vehicles, vehicles or motorized snow vehicles is unlikely.

Updated: Friday, July 3, 2020   9:25 am NFLD



Community Enhancement Employment Program

  NLIS 2 Municipal Affairs and Environment June 26, 2020   Applications Now Being Accepted for Community Enhancement Employment Program   The Provincial Government is now accepting applications from not-for-profit organizations and local governments that wish to sponsor projects funded by the Community Enhancement Employment Program.   The Community Enhancement Employment Program provides funding to eligible sponsors, including towns, Inuit Community Governments, regional municipalities, local service districts, community and economic development organizations, and other non-profit organizations. Individuals can be employed for up to 400 hours in order to become eligible for employment insurance benefits.   Applications for the 2020-21 Community Enhancement Employment Program are available on the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment website, by emailing employmentsupport@gov.nl.ca, or by calling 1-866-508-5500.   The deadline for receipt of applications is July 31, 2020.   Quote “One of the ways we are supporting communities as we all learn to live with COVID-19 is through the Community Enhancement Employment Program. The program will continue to provide residents with employment opportunities and improve communities. The vital role that communities and their residents play in our province can’t be overstated and we want them to remain strong in these difficult times.” Honourable Derrick Bragg Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

Updated: Thursday, July 2, 2020   9:16 am NFLD



Dirt Bikes

We wish to advise our residents that we have received numerous complaints about the excessive speed of dirt bikes throughout the Town.  Dirt bike drivers have been reported driving not only on the side of the road but on the public roads as well, travelling at excessive speeds, dust and rocks being flown everywhere.  There has been damage at the Marina near the launch way where we received an anonymous tip that it was a dirt bike, a name was given however because it was anonymous it was not passed on to the RCMP.  The Town has worked extremely hard to get development projects including the Marina which is a beautiful addition.  It is so disrespectful to have anyone purposely damage public and private properties.  The Town has consulted with our local RCMP detachment but that stands only as 1 complaint, therefore we need our residents help to end the excessive speed and damage caused by a handful of dirt bikes & off road vehicles.  If you witness excessive speed, flying dirt and rocks, driving on public roads etc. we are asking that you take pictures, note the color of the bike, helmets or any other information that maybe helpful and call our local RCMP Detachment at 643-2118 with this information.  The RCMP assured us that they will continue regular patrols of St. George's.  The picture is of the damage at the Marina.

Updated: Monday, June 29, 2020   10:46 am NFLD



Western Health - Public Service Announcement

Services Continue to Increase in Alert Level 2


For Immediate Release              

(Corner Brook, NL: June 25, 2020) Western Health is advising the public that services will continue to increase in Alert Level 2. Inpatient, outpatient and community-based services will continue to gradually increase capacity based on the following considerations: Virtual care opportunities Physical distancing requirements Personal protective equipment (PPE) availability Occupancy rates of facilities Screening and testing measures.   Prioritization of patients will continue and those whose needs are identified by their health care provider as high priority will be contacted to have their appointments rescheduled.   Some procedures will require a COVID-19 test to be completed and the results received prior to the procedure. These patients will be contacted up to 72 hours in advance to book their testing appointment. All patients admitted to hospital will require a COVID-19 test.


Patients who had received a requisition for blood work before March 16 are able to make an appointment for blood work. Please call to make an appointment at the following locations:

Corner Brook, Deer Lake and surrounding area, 709-634-0679 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 Please note entrances at facilities across the region may be modified during this time. At Western Memorial Regional Hospital, there are designated entrances for different groups (see here). At all facilities, members of the public will continue to be screened for COVID-19 through a series of questions and those who enter will be provided a mask. While in our facilities, we ask you wear a mask and adhere to strict physical distancing measures. We also ask that you do not arrive more than 10 minutes prior to your appointment time to assist with physical distancing measures.  Western Health would like to thank patients for their understanding as we increase services. Individuals with questions or concerns regarding a change in their health are advised to contact their health care provider, call the Healthline at 811, or proceed to the nearest emergency room if emergency services are required. Individuals with questions or concerns may also contact our Client Relations office at 1-833-784-6802. For more information on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health and Community Services website at: https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/. For updates pertaining to Western Health’s services, please visit Western Health’s website, Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Updated: Friday, June 26, 2020   7:53 am NFLD



Municipal Awareness Day

We wish to advise our residents that on June 24th, 2020 the Town will be celebrating Municipal Awareness Day, please see Proclamation to the left.  Please know that both Council and Staff are dedicated to the provision of services that enhance the quality of the life of our residents.

Updated: Tuesday, June 23, 2020   3:10 pm NFLD



Office Appointments

We wish to advise our residents that our office is open by appointment only  Monday thru Friday, for those wishing to make payments (only if your unable to pay by other means, such as email transfer or if you have an account at Leading Edge Credit Union you can always pay electronically through your Credit Union App or at their location) and/or apply for permitting.  Please call 647-3283 to make an appointment, you will be asked to follow the guidelines below:   Upon arrival please knock at the door, once the door is unlocked remain on the bridge until the clerk is back in the office and the door to the clerk's office is closed.  Upon entrance in the foyer there is a non-contact hand sanitizing station that is operated by a foot peddle please ensure you sanitize your hands, remain behind the table at the wicket.  For further non-contact please wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth.  If your paying by debit wearing of protective gloves is preferred. During COVID-19 we are working hard to keep our employees and the public safe through best practices, please follow these guidelines as they have been laid out.  Staff must disinfect and sanitize applicable areas  after each visit by the public.  Please respect these measures for the protection of all.

Updated: Friday, June 19, 2020   10:26 am NFLD



Broken Glass

After publishing this notice yesterday June 18th, 2020, upon arriving at the Town Office this morning, someone had broken beer bottles in the parking lot, again this information has been passed along to the local RCMP Detachment.   We wish to advise our residents and the public that the Town received a number of complaints about broken beer bottles on Church Street and Station Road, this morning.  We have dispatched Public Works for clean-up.  We ask that if anyone has any information regarding how this may have happened your asked to contact the Town Office, your name will be kept in strict confidence.  The RCMP has been notified and we've asked for additional patrols throughout the Town.  It is against the law to litter anywhere in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, littering such as this is a ticketable offence.  Please keep our beautiful Town clean and safe.

Updated: Thursday, June 18, 2020   11:48 am NFLD



Friendly Calls

Please see the information to your left regarding Friendly Calls.

Updated: Wednesday, June 17, 2020   3:35 pm NFLD



Clean Up Week - Update

We wish to remind our residents that all items for clean up week must be at the curb no later than 8:00 am Monday 15 June, 2020.  Please note that the use of green/black garbage bags is not permitted, only clear bags maybe used for garbage and blue for recyclables.  After a review of what is already out, residents are reminded that the following items are not acceptable and will not be picked up: Unacceptable   Compostable Materials: Grass, Weeds, Branches, Leaves, Etc. Wood: Pallets, Lumber, Decks, Plywood, Car Parts exceeding 50 lbs including axles, door, rear ends, gas or diesel tanks, bonnets, truck liners, truck caps, ATV frames, etc. Renovation Material including drywall, roof shingles, bricks, cement or concrete. Fire Extinguishers, Welding Tanks, Air Tank or any other Pressurized Tank. Propane Tanks, Vehicle Batteries, Vehicle Tires Gas Cans, Oil Tanks, or Furnaces.  Medical Waste, Liquid Waste, Hazardous Materials:  Used Oil, Tar Buckets, Paint Cans with Paint, Poisons, Chemicals, Solvents, Explosive Material, Toxic Material  

Updated: Friday, June 12, 2020   4:27 pm NFLD



Agenda - Special Meeting of Council

The Agenda has been posted for a Special Meeting of Council on Monday June 15th, 2020 at 3:30 pm, it may be found under the Municipality Tab - Minutes.

Updated: Friday, June 12, 2020   1:37 pm NFLD



Blood Collection Available by Appointment Only

Blood Collection Available by Appointment Only    (Corner Brook, NL: June 12, 2020) Western Health is reminding the public that blood collection is currently available by appointment only.


In order to enable physical distancing Western Health is asking clients to arrive at their scheduled appointment time and not earlier. As well, clients will be asked to reschedule their appointment if they are more than 10 minutes late.

Appointments for blood collection are available Monday to Friday. Please have your MCP when you call to book your appointment at the following locations: Corner Brook, Deer Lake and surrounding area, 709-634-0679 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   We remind clients to bring their requisitions with them when they arrive for their blood collection appointment. Western Heath would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding as we all work together to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Updated: Friday, June 12, 2020   1:30 pm NFLD



Boil Water Advisory Lifted

We wish to advise our residents/public that the boil water advisory has been lifted effective immediately, your no longer required to boil water rigorously for 1 minute prior to ingestion.  Again the boil water advisory is lifted.

Updated: Friday, June 12, 2020   8:39 am NFLD



Designated Visitor Welcomed at Western Health Facilities

For Immediate Release   Designated Visitor Welcomed at Western Health Facilities (Corner Brook, NL: June 10, 2020) Recognizing the importance of family presence, Western Health is pleased to welcome one designated visitor/support person for each patient and resident in long term care (LTC), health centres and hospitals throughout the region.   There are guidelines in place to reduce risk of possible spread of COVID-19 to patients, residents and staff including:   All visitors will be screened for COVID-19 and be provided a mask, which they must wear during their visit.   Patients and residents can designate one support person/visitor, who will not change for the duration of visiting restrictions.   The designated visitor/support person will be contacted by Western Health to explain the procedure for visiting at each individual site.   For outpatient appointments and Emergency Department visits, a support person may accompany individuals who require assistance due to health issues or the nature of the appointment.   General visitation is not permitted at this time.   Complete guidelines are available here.   At Western Memorial Regional Hospital, there will be designated entrances for different groups (see here).   If there are concerns or questions about these guidelines, individuals may contact their health provider or Client Relations Office at 1-833-784-6802. For more information on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health and Community Services website at: https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/. For updates pertaining to Western Health’s services, please visit Western Health’s website, Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Updated: Wednesday, June 10, 2020   2:29 pm NFLD



Work In or Within Fifteen (15) metres of a Waterbody (Including Wetlands) - Water Resources Act Sect

We wish to advise our residents of the following email received regarding work in or within 15 metres of waterbody (including wetlands). This email is to remind you of the permitting requirements for work in or within fifteen (15) metres of waterbody (including wetlands) under the Section 48 of the Water Resources Act, 2002 https://assembly.nl.ca/Legislation/sr/statutes/w04-01.htm. When the Town/LSD wishes to complete work in or within fifteen (15) metres of a waterbody (including wetlands), the application and approval of a Permit to Alter a Body of Water is required through the Water Resources Management Division (WRMD).   We would also like to ask that you ensure all local residents are aware of and in compliance with this requirement before the start of any work within the fifteen (15) metre reservation and thank you in advance for your support in ensuring water resources protection and compliance.   The Main Application and associated Schedule forms are available here https://www.mae.gov.nl.ca/waterres/regulations/appforms/       A summary of what the Water Resources Act, Section 48 covers;.     any work (Including fording) in any body of water (including wetlands) prior to the start of construction. any work within a floodplain or designated flood risk area prior to the start of construction. any work in Shore Water Zones prior to the start of construction. Shore Water Zone means the land that is intermittently occupied by water as a result of the naturally fluctuating surface water level in a body of water which can be either a fresh or salt water body and, in either case, the low water mark and high water mark of the water body defining the edges of the shore water zone. any infilling work within fifteen (15) metres of the high water (Flood zone area) mark of a body of water prior to the start of infilling. any infilling or dredging work associated with Wharf/Boathouse/Slipway/Breakwater or other works in any body of water prior to the start of construction. any storm drainage works involving discharge into a body of water prior to the start of construction.     The following information must accompany the application:   Application for Permit to Alter a Body of Water Schedules ‘A’ to ‘J’ (as appropriate to work type). Location map (1:50,000 scale), Google Earth Image, and/or UTM or Decimal Degree coordinates indicating location of the proposed work. Proof of Land Ownership (e.g. legal survey, Crown Lands Approval, other) Municipal Approval: for proposed work that is within a municipal boundary, written confirmation is required indicating that the proposed work conforms with municipal zoning and that the work has been approved, approved conditionally, or that there are no objections to the proposed work before WRMD will issue a permit. Groundwater Requirements: for persons/companies/consultants developing un-serviced residential developments of more than 4 lots, written confirmation is required indicating that the undertaking has met all groundwater requirements before WRMD will issue a permit. Photos of the Site prior to work being undertaken.     Upon review of your submitted documentation an application fee payment will be requested based on the type of work to be completed.   The Department will issue a notification in writing if a permit application is declined. Any work that is done without a permit may be subject to an investigation by the Department. The Department may deem it necessary that such unauthorized work be altered, removed, or added to, at the owner’s expense.

Updated: Wednesday, June 10, 2020   1:30 pm NFLD



Western Health Increasing Services During Alert Level 3

For Immediate Release   Western Health Increasing Services During Alert Level 3 (Corner Brook, NL: June 10, 2020) Western Health is advising the public that services will increase in Alert Level 3 within the following areas: Medical imaging Endoscopy Cardiac diagnostic Surgical services Blood collection services Outpatient appointments such as Orthopedic, Physiotherapy, Dietitian, Wound and Ostomy care Community services such as Mental Health and Addictions, Public Health, Community Support services, Autism services, and Speech and Audiology Specialist appointments.   Providing care virtually will continue to be the first line of service delivery for most care providers. Where virtual visits are not appropriate, in-person services will incorporate physical distancing and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).   Patients whose needs are identified by their health care provider as high priority within these areas will be contacted to have their appointments rescheduled. Certain procedures will require the patient to have a COVID-19 test completed and the results received prior to the procedure. These patients will be contacted up to 72 hours in advance to book their testing appointment. All patients admitted to hospital will require a COVID-19 test. Measures are in place to protect individuals when entering our facilities. Entry points to facilities across the region continue to be adjusted to screen individuals. At all facilities, members of the public will be screened for COVID-19 through a series of questions and those who enter will be provided a mask. While in our facilities, we ask you wear a mask and adhere to strict physical distancing measures. We also ask that you do not arrive more than 10 minutes prior to your appointment time to assist with physical distancing measures.  Western Health thanks patients for their understanding as we increase services. Individuals with questions or concerns regarding a change in their health are advised to contact their health care provider, call the Healthline at 811, or proceed to the nearest emergency room if emergency services are required. Individuals with questions or concerns may also contact our Client Relations office at 1-833-784-6802. For more information on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health and Community Services website at: https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/. For updates pertaining to Western Health’s services, please visit Western Health’s website, Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Updated: Wednesday, June 10, 2020   11:48 am NFLD



Spring Clean Up Week - Reminder

The Town has received a number of complaints from residents who have put their items to the curb for pick up and had it neatly sorted, only for someone to come along, pick through it and make a mess, we are asking that you please refrain from doing this. Please remember all items for Clean Up Week must be at the curb by 8:00 am Monday June 15th, 2020 and those items must be bagged, boxed or bundled. We wish to advise our residents that this year's spring clean up will be conducted from 15 June to 19 June, 2020 with all items needing to be at the curbside no later than 8:00 am on 15 June, 2020.  Once pick up has commenced no area will be revisited, so please ensure you have everything out by 8:00 am 15 June 2020.  All residents will receive a paper flyer in their mailbox in the coming week, the flyer will outline what is acceptable/unacceptable for pick up.  It is essential that everyone follow the instructions, as our contractor will not pick up debris if it is not properly bagged, boxed or bound.  Please note that camper trailers are not acceptable items.  Should you have any questions please contact the Town Office at 647-3283.  Please see below information from our Contractor: Spring Clean Up 2020 Spring Clean-Up is the special collection of general household items that are too bulky for normal collection.  During this period, residents are requested to make a special effort to clean up their properties. Residents are asked to have all items out to the curb by Monday morning at 8:00am.  Once an area has been completed, it will not be collected again.  All items must be placed near the curbside / roadside. Metal items must be separated from all other items. Items for pickup must be bagged, boxed or bound (no more than 40lbs) as large piles of small debris will not be collected unless it is contained.  Items must still follow Sort It Western Guidelines using blue or clear bags.
Acceptable   Cardboard: Flattened & Bound Electrical Wire: Coiled & Bound Light Fixtures, Fans: Floor & Ceiling Household Appliances: Stove, Washer, Dryer, Microwave, Hot Water Tank Fencing Wire: Bound Electronics:  TV’s, Computer Monitors & Towers, Video Gaming Systems, Stereos Lawn Mowers, Generators and Power Saws:  MUST be drained of oil and gas Bicycles and Tricycles Tires: ATV/UTV & Bicycle Children’s Larger Toys & Items Household Furniture: Sofas, Chairs, Dressers, Desk, Kitchen Table & Chairs, Mattress & box spring Lawn Furniture BBQ’s – no tanks Carpet / Linoleum – Rolled & Bound Paint Cans – Lids Off & Completely Dry Doors, Windows, Patio Doors – Glass must be taped Tiles – Boxed & Bound Countertops – Must be no longer than 4 foot sections Vehicle Parts under 50 lbs Fiberglass Insulation MUST be bagged & sealed Shelving / Cupboards – Must be broken down and bound Fridges / Freezers   Unacceptable   Compostable Materials: Grass, Weeds, Branches, Leaves, Etc. Wood: Pallets, Lumber, Decks, Plywood Car Parts exceeding 50 lbs including axles, door, rear ends, gas or diesel tanks, bonnets, truck liners, truck caps, ATV frames, etc. Renovation Material including drywall, roof shingles, bricks, cement or concrete. Fire Extinguishers, Welding Tanks, Air Tank or any other Pressurized Tank. Propane Tanks Vehicle Batteries Vehicle Tires Gas Cans Oil Tanks or Furnaces Medical Waste Liquid Waste Hazardous Materials:  Used Oil, Tar Buckets, Paint Cans with Paint, Poisons, Chemicals, Solvents, Explosive Material, Toxic Material  
 

Updated: Monday, June 8, 2020   2:31 pm NFLD



Summer Student Positions - Town of St. George's - Reminder

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the Town of St. George's has 2 (two) Summer Student Positions available, 1 position is through the Provincial Government 25 hours per week for 6 weeks and is for High School Students enrolled in Level, I, II or III and the second position is Federal 40 hours per week for 7 weeks and must be between the ages of 15 and 29 (inclusive) must be planning to attend full-time studies in the upcoming academic year and have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year.   The Student will be responsible for the Town’s beautification, this will include cutting of grass, painting, cleaning ditches, maintaining the ball field and recreational areas, including playgrounds, walking trails and sidewalks. The Student will participate in daily toolbox meetings and job hazard analysis, attending safety meeting and completing applicable work forms.  All related COVID-19 best practices will be followed which include appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.  Both positions will require students to have CSA approved above ankle steel toed boots. Interested students may submit their resume by email only to:  townofstgeorges@nf.aibn.com  Resumes will be accepted until 12 June, 2020, please ensure a contact phone number is provided.  Those selected for interviews will be notified by 16 June, 2020.  

Updated: Monday, June 8, 2020   2:22 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 a Chicken Coop and Pig Enclosure at 7 Farm Road.  Due to the application being zoned Residential - Agriculture being a Discretionary Use in that zone as per Schedule C, 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 Town of St. George's Development Regulations 2011 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 5:00 pm seven (7) days from the date this notice is published.

Updated: Friday, June 5, 2020   4:09 pm NFLD



Composting Tumblers Available

We wish to advise our residents and the public that we now have Compost Tumblers for sale at the Town Office, the cost of each tumbler is $44.99 plus tax for a total of $51.74.  If you'd like to purchase a tumbler please call 647-3283 for an appointment.  We are in the process of setting up a Composting Information event for anyone interested, it will be offered via Zoom and as more information becomes available it will be posted here on our website.  Happy Composting.

Special Council Meeting

There will be a Special Meeting of Council on June 5th at 3:30 pm, the agenda can be found under the Municipality Tab - Minutes.

Birthday Wishes

On behalf of Council, Staff and the Residents of this beautiful Town we wish Mayor Danny Conway a very Happy Birthday, may you have a great day.  

Updated: Tuesday, June 2, 2020   10:45 am NFLD



Newfoundland & Labrador Brain Injury Association Media Release

For Release June 1st, 2020   June is Brain Injury Awareness Month in Newfoundland and Labrador! Brain Dollars Needed!   “All Brains Are Beautiful!”, says President, Marina White of the NL Brain Injury Association, “and this is our theme this year.” Anyone can experience a brain injury and all brain injury survivors endure ongoing challenges from this significant life changing event. Whether major or minor, all are beautiful, and deserve the treatment to enjoy every day of their life.   During the whole month of June, two scheduled events will be virtual due to the pandemic.  We will be registering participants to do a virtual walk, ride or run with us. Participants are encouraged to set their own fundraising goals to match their activity, perhaps it could be every kilometer equal 25 brain dollars raised!  Secondly, the association will also be featuring a virtual bake sale on our Facebook group.  Any baker can participate by selling their baked goods and donating a portion to the NL Brain Injury Association anywhere in the province.   Participants’ photos and stories of their fundraising event and brain dollars raised will be posted on our website and social media. “We look forward to gaining some much needed funds for our organization to operate”, says Ms. White.  To volunteer, donate or learn more visit NLBIA EVENTS, COMMUNITY NEWS AND EVENTS at www.nlbia.ca or email info@nlbia.ca       Contact Samantha Gerbeau sgerbeau@gmail.com  Board Member 682-1001  

Updated: Monday, June 1, 2020   4:49 pm NFLD



Agenda - Public Meeting

We wish to advise, that the Public Meeting Agenda for the meeting of June 1st, 2020 has been published under the Municipality Tab - Minutes.  Residents please note that at this time no in person attendance at Council Meetings is permitted, due to social distancing requirements.  You may however view the meeting at Facebook Live  on the Town Facebook Page.  

Updated: Friday, May 29, 2020   3:37 pm NFLD



Service Canada Help

We wish to advise our residents of the following information from Service Canada.  

Summer Jobs Available - St. George's Indian Band

The Town of St. George's is publishing this article on behalf of the St. George's Indian Band. 2 Summer Student Jobs Available - St. George's Indian Band - Funding through Qalipu First Nation STUDENTS MUST: - Be between the ages of 15 - 29 inclusive. - Must be planning to attend full time studies in the upcoming academic year. - Must have been a full time student this past school year. - Must be a member of Qalipu First Nation or Self Identified Indigenous Person. Please send resumes, copy of status card and evidence of full time studies (transcript or report card) to:
Summer Student Jobs St. George's Indian Band P.O. Box 262 St. George's, NL A0N 1Z0

Updated: Monday, May 25, 2020   4:29 pm NFLD



Town of St. George's Community Involvement Scholarship Applications 2020

The Town of St. George's offers a $500.00 Scholarship yearly to one Level III graduating student.  Students interested are encouraged to submit an application by email to townofstgeorges@nf.aibn.com.  The Scholarship will be presented at the Graduation Ceremony.  Deadline for applications is 31 August, 2020.  The application can be found at the bottom of this page under documents.

Updated: Monday, May 25, 2020   11:34 am NFLD



Western Regional Service Board Update

We wish to advise our residents that Residential Drop Off at the St. George's Transfer Station will be re-opening during the weeks of 25 - 29 May, 2020 and 01 to 05 June, 2020 with a two week transition plan.  During those two weeks the Transfer Station will be open from 8 am to 7 pm daily.  To control the expected number of visitors they ask that users visit on the day based on the first letter of their surname as follows: Monday - Surnames A-E Tuesday - Surnames F-J Wednesday - Surnames K-0 Thursday - Surnames P-T Friday - Surnames U-Z Please note your residential account must be in good standing before visiting the station.

Updated: Friday, May 22, 2020   4:15 pm NFLD



Debris Concerns

The Town has received several complaints from residents regarding debris from neighboring properties blowing onto their property and the subsequent cleanup of this debris.  Over the next several weeks an assessment of properties will be conducted by the Town as instructed by Council with regards to debris, type of debris, amount of debris and its effect on neighboring properties.  The Town does have Anti-Litter Regulations which can be found under the Municipality Tab on this website.  There are also other acts that deal with this issue and these excerpts are below: Consolidated Newfoundland and Labrador Regulation 1021/96 (Occupancy and Maintenance Regulations under the Urban and Rural Planning Act (O.C. 96-201); Debris Prohibited Section 35 – Land shall be free from debris including a vehicle, trailer or object which is in a wrecked, discarded or abandoned condition. Rubbish Disposal Section 37 – (1) All garbage, rubbish, waste and other debris from residential properties shall be (a) promptly stored in regulation receptacles; and (b) made available for removal in accordance with the standards approved by the enforcement authority. Powers of enforcement authority Section 41 – (1) The enforcement authority may direct the owner of a dwelling unit or building which does not conform to the standard (a) to undertake work to make the dwelling unit or building conform to the standard; (b) to demolish all or part of a building or dwelling or structure erection forming a part of the building or dwelling; or (c) to clean and paint as required to provide a satisfactory condition of appearance and cleanliness. Within the time that the enforcement authority may specify. (2) Every owner shall carry out the directions of the enforcement authority referred to in subsection (1). SNL 1999 Chapter M-24 Municipalities Act 1999: Removal of waste Section 178 – A council may remove from real property solid waste, noxious substances and anything that poses a hazard to public health, safety or adversely affects the amenities of the surrounding property, and charge the owner or occupier of the real property for the costs of collection and disposal. We ask all residents to ensure their property conforms to regulations set out by the Town. The Town will be making an announcement in the next few week regarding our yearly clean-up and more information will be provided at that time. Please keep our beautiful Town clean.

Updated: Friday, May 22, 2020   10:30 am NFLD



Proclamation - Early Childhood Educators' Week 2020

I, Mayor Danny Conway do hereby proclaim the week of May 24th to May 30th, 2020 as Provincial Early Childhood Educators' Week.

Updated: Friday, May 22, 2020   9:06 am NFLD



Water Outage Woodland Drive 21 May, 2020

We wish to advise the residents of Woodland Drive that there will be a short water outage tomorrow from approximately 9:00 am to 10:30 am.  Residents are reminded that we are still on a boil water order.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2020   3:10 pm NFLD



Boil Water Advisory - 19 May 2020

We wish to advise our residents that due to a water repair of the main line a Boil Water Advisory has been issued for all areas of Town.  Consumers are advised to bring water that you might ingest to a rigorous rolling boil  for (1) minute, for example, boil water used for drinking, brushing teeth, making ice, cooking, washing fruits & vegetables, making coffee/tea and other hot drinks, making juice from concentrate/powder and making infant formula and cereal.  The boil water advisory will be in affect until notified otherwise.  

Updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2020   4:54 pm NFLD



Water Outage 19 May 2020 Reminder

We wish to advise our residents that on Tuesday May 19th, 2020 there will be a Town wide water outage due to a water line repair on Steel Mountain Road.  The water is expected to be off from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm and residents are urged to prepare for this water outage by drawing water for use prior to May 19th at 8:00.  As our complete water system will be shut down it will take approximately 3 hours for it to come back online once the repair is complete.  As well there will be traffic control on Steel Mountain Road, please obey Flag Persons and avoid this area if possible.    We regret any inconvenience this may cause.  A boil water advisory will be instituted when the water is back on line.  Please check this website or our facebook page for updates.

Updated: Monday, May 18, 2020   6:05 pm NFLD



Staff Birthday Wishes

Wishing Town Employees - Arthur Lasaga who celebrates his birthday today May 15th, and Taylor Garnier who celebrates her birthday on May 16th,  a very Happy Birthday to you both, may your special days be filled with birthday surprises and much happiness!

Emergency Preparedness Week

Emergency Preparedness Week 2020 - May 3rd to 9th, 2020   Emergency Preparedness Week (May 3-9, 2020) encourages everyone to take concrete actions to be better prepared to protect themselves and their families during emergencies. This year, the COVID-19 global pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. While governments at all levels (municipal- provincial-federal) are working hard to keep everyone safe; now, more than ever, we understand that we all have a role to play in emergency preparedness.   Some disasters may be beyond our control, but there are ways to reduce the risk and the impact of whatever emergency we might face - whether natural or human-induced. We remind our residents that by taking a few simple steps, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies – anytime, anywhere. It is important to: •             Know the risks – Although the consequences of disasters can be similar, knowing the risks specific to our community and our region can help you better prepare. •             Make a plan – It will help you and your family know what to do •             Get an emergency kit – During an emergency, we will all need some basic supplies. We may need to get by without power or water. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours in an emergency. Visit www.canada.ca/emergency-preparedness-week for more resources to help you and your family prepare for all types of emergencies.

Updated: Tuesday, May 5, 2020   11:52 am NFLD



Proclamation - Mental Health Week 2020

I, Mayor Danny Conway do hereby proclaim the week of 4 to 10 May, 2020 as Mental Health Week in the Town of St. George's #GetReal about how we really feel. The theme is "social connection" and it's importance to mental health.  As we face the Covid-19 global pandemic, we need each other now more than ever.  Please celebrate from home and encourage others to do the same.  For more information you may visit https://mentalhealthweek.ca/ to learn about how to get involved.

Updated: Tuesday, May 5, 2020   11:29 am NFLD



Proclamation

I, Mayor Danny Conway do hereby proclaim May 5th, 2020 as the National Day of Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Woman and Girls in the Town of St. George's. Proclamation National Day of Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls   WHEREAS, the Newfoundland Aboriginal Women’s Network is based on a vision that the people of our province will live in safe, caring communities, where there is an inherent respect for each other and violence of any sort is unacceptable; and,   WHEREAS violence against women is violence against sisters, daughters, mothers, grandmothers, granddaughters, girlfriends, wives and partners; and,   WHEREAS violence against women devastates those who love and support women as well as relationships, families, communities, neighborhoods, workplaces, schools, villages, cities and towns the world over; and,   WHEREAS, the National Day of Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls provides an opportunity for individuals, community organizations and governments to work together in solidarity and draw upon this period of heightened attention to gain support for their local efforts to eliminate violence against women; and,   WHEREAS the Town of St. George’s stands in solidarity with organizations worldwide who desire change for a better, more equal and more just world for women; and,   WHEREAS it is only through raising awareness and changing attitudes that violence against Indigenous women can be stopped and prevented;   THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Town of St. George’s does hereby proclaim May 5th as the National Day of Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Bay St. George.  

Updated: Tuesday, May 5, 2020   11:18 am NFLD



Bayview Academy Class of 2020

The Town of St. George's would like to recognize that today would have been Prom Day for Bayview Academy's Class of 2020.  It is our sincere hope that each graduate manages to celebrate this day in some small way and once we are allowed to have large gatherings that the Class of 2020 has the most wonderful Prom Day ever.  In the meantime, we wish all of you the very best in your future endeavors.

Updated: Friday, May 1, 2020   2:35 pm NFLD



Agenda

The Agenda for the Regular Public Council Meeting of 4 May, 2020 at 7:00 pm has been published under the Municipality Tab - Minutes.  The meeting will be streamed through Facebook Live, Town of St. George's Page.

Updated: Friday, May 1, 2020   1:59 pm NFLD



Sewer Flushing

We wish to advise our residents that in order to maintain the integrity of our Sewer System, flushing of the system must be conducted.  Flushing will commence May 4th, 2020 and may last upto 4 weeks in duration.  During this time you may experience discololration 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 colored clothing.  Flushing is necessary to maintain our sewer system.  It's imperative for the proper running of the system and we ask that residents refrain from flushing items such as swiffer cloths, baby and 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 all work together to reduce potential blockages.  We regret any inconvenience this maintenance may cause our residents.

Updated: Thursday, April 30, 2020   4:39 pm NFLD



Birthday Greetings

Wishing Councillor Rhonda Blanchard a very Happy Birthday, hoping you have a great day!

Updated: Thursday, April 30, 2020   3:29 pm NFLD



News Release Western Health

COVID-19 Testing Available


For Immediate Release              
           

(Corner Brook, NL: April 29, 2020) COVID-19 testing is now available for anyone with two or more of the symptoms (new or worsening): Fever (or signs of a fever such as chills, sweats, muscle aches and lightheadedness) Cough Headache Sore throat Runny nose. If you have two or more of these symptoms please stay home and contact 811. You may do the assessment online here, or if you are not able to use the online tool, call 811 directly. This will verify whether you should be tested for COVID-19, and if required, will help you to get an appointment for testing. Public health nurses are providing in home COVID testing throughout the Western region. Drive through testing sites are also in place in Corner Brook and Stephenville. If you are referred for testing, public health will arrange an appointment either in your home or, at the drive though testing sites. Appointments are typically available within 24 hours of referral for both in home and drive through appointments.   Western Heath would like to thank the public for following public health measures and helping to curb the spread of COVID-19.  

Updated: Thursday, April 30, 2020   8:50 am NFLD



Permitting Requirements - Work In or Within Fifteen Metres of a Waterbody

We are providing the following information to our residents on behalf of Water Resources: We would also like to ask that you ensure all local residents are aware of and in compliance with this requirement before the start of any work within the fifteen (15) metre reservation and thank you in advance for your support in ensuring water resources protection and compliance.   The Main Application and associated Schedule forms are available here https://www.mae.gov.nl.ca/waterres/regulations/appforms/       A summary of what the Water Resources Act, Section 48 covers;.     any work (Including fording) in any body of water (including wetlands) prior to the start of construction. any work within a floodplain or designated flood risk area prior to the start of construction. any work in Shore Water Zones prior to the start of construction. Shore Water Zone means the land that is intermittently occupied by water as a result of the naturally fluctuating surface water level in a body of water which can be either a fresh or salt water body and, in either case, the low water mark and high water mark of the water body defining the edges of the shore water zone. any infilling work within fifteen (15) metres of the high water (Flood zone area) mark of a body of water prior to the start of infilling. any infilling or dredging work associated with Wharf/Boathouse/Slipway/Breakwater or other works in any body of water prior to the start of construction. any storm drainage works involving discharge into a body of water prior to the start of construction.     The following information must accompany the application:   Application for Permit to Alter a Body of Water Schedules ‘A’ to ‘J’ (as appropriate to work type). Location map (1:50,000 scale), Google Earth Image, and/or UTM or Decimal Degree coordinates indicating location of the proposed work. Proof of Land Ownership (e.g. legal survey, Crown Lands Approval, other) Municipal Approval: for proposed work that is within a municipal boundary, written confirmation is required indicating that the proposed work conforms with municipal zoning and that the work has been approved, approved conditionally, or that there are no objections to the proposed work before WRMD will issue a permit. Groundwater Requirements: for persons/companies/consultants developing un-serviced residential developments of more than 4 lots, written confirmation is required indicating that the undertaking has met all groundwater requirements before WRMD will issue a permit. Photos of the Site prior to work being undertaken.     Upon review of your submitted documentation an application fee payment will be requested based on the type of work to be completed.   The Department will issue a notification in writing if a permit application is declined. Any work that is done without a permit may be subject to an investigation by the Department. The Department may deem it necessary that such unauthorized work be altered, removed, or added to, at the owner’s expense.   If you have any questions or require clarification please do not hesitate to contact the Department for assistance at (709) 729-1646 or waterinvestigations@gov.nl.ca.

Updated: Wednesday, April 29, 2020   1:12 pm NFLD



Birthday Wishes

Council and Staff wishes Town Employee Tyler Piercey a very Happy Birthday.  Tyler will celebrate his birthday April 26th, may you have a wonderful day.

Updated: Friday, April 24, 2020   10:22 am NFLD



Water Returned to Service - Boil Water Advisory Lifted

We wish to advise our residents of Whitehouse Road, Church Street and 2 to 10 Station Road that  the Boil Water Advisory has been lifted, you're no longer required to boil you water before ingestion.

Updated: Saturday, April 18, 2020   12:12 pm NFLD



Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019

We want to remind our residents and the public for the need to continue social distancing.     

Updated: Friday, April 17, 2020   2:31 pm NFLD



For Sale by Public Tender

Please see information to your left regarding the Sale by Public Tender of one (1) 2005 Chevrolet Silverado.

Updated: Friday, April 17, 2020   2:02 pm NFLD



Facebook Live Instructions

We wish to advise our residents and the public that April's Council Meeting will be streamed on Facebook Live Town of St. George's  page starting at 7:00 pm on April 14th, 2020.   It is essential that you like the Town of St. George's Facebook page. Below are instructions for PC or MAC users: 1 Go to https://www.facebook.com in a web browser. You can use any web browser on your PC or Mac. If you are not automatically logged in to Facebook, enter the email address or phone number and password associated with your Facebook account at the top and click Log In. 2 Click the icon that resembles a television. It's at the top of the screen. This is the Watch icon. This displays a list of videos from users and people you are following on Facebook. If you don't see it at the top of the screen, click the button that says See More in the menu to the left. Then click Watch. 3 Click Live. It's on the menu to the left. This displays a list of live videos from users and pages you follow. It also displays recommended live videos. Alternatively, you can enter the name of a video, user, or category in the search bar at the top of the menu to the left. Then click the toggle switch to the next to Live below "Filters" in the menu to the left to filter live videos. 4 Click a video. Live videos have a red tag that says "Live" in the upper-left corner. Click a video image or the title below the video to view the video. This displays the video in your web browser. You can view the live video chat in a panel to the right. 5 Click the X icon to stop viewing the video. When you are ready to stop watching the video, click the icon with an "X" in the upper-left corner of the video playback. Below are the instructions for Using the Facebook Mobile App   1 Open the Facebook app. The Facebook app has a blue icon with a white "f". Tap the icon on your home screen or apps menu to open the Facebook app. If you are not automatically logged in, enter the email address or phone number and password associated with your Facebook. 2 Tap the icon that resembles a TV screen. This is the Watch tab. It's a the top of the screen on Androids, and at the bottom on iPhones and iPads. This displays a list of videos from users and pages you follow as well as recommended videos. If you don't see the Watch tab at the top of the Facebook app, tap the icon with three lines (☰) to view the menu, and then tap Videos on Watch.[1] 3 Enter a username, video title, or category in the search bar. The search bar is at the top of the screen. This allows you to filter videos that interest you. Alternatively, you can scroll down until you see a menu in your feed that says "What's on Watch." Tap the red button that says Live to view a general list of recommended live videos from users and pages you follow. On iPad and other tablets, you can tap the tab that says Live at the top of the screen to view a list of recommended Live videos from users and pages you follow as well as other recommended videos. 4 Tap Live. It's at the top of the page next to "Filters." This filters your search results to Live videos. 5 Tap a video. Live videos have a red icon that says "Live" in the upper-left corner. Tap a video image or title below the video to view it. The live video chat is displayed below the video. 6 Tap the X icon or back arrow to stop watching. When you are ready to stop watching the video, tap the "X" icon in the upper-right corner fo the video on iPhone and iPad, or tap the back button at the bottom of the screen on your Android.  

Updated: Monday, April 13, 2020   2:09 pm NFLD



Happy Easter

The Town of St. George's wishes our residents a very Happy Easter.  Please continue to stay safe and social distance.

Updated: Sunday, April 12, 2020   12:47 pm NFLD



Water Outage

We wish to advise our residents of Whitehouse Road, Church Street and 2-10 Station Road that there will be a water outage on Monday, April 13th from 8:00 am to approximately 5:00 pm to conduct a water line repair.  Once the water has been restored these 3 streets will be placed on a boil water order.   We regret any inconvenience to our residents, however it is necessary to enable the repair.

Updated: Saturday, April 11, 2020   12:37 pm NFLD



Agenda

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the Agenda has been published for the Regular Council Meeting of April 14th, 2020 at 7:00 pm under the Municipality Tab - Minutes.

Updated: Thursday, April 9, 2020   2:03 pm NFLD



Message to Residents

Dear Residents: 

We are at a critical point in our efforts to flatten the curve on COVID-19. We are all working hard to do this in our communities. We have to take care of one another, now more than ever. 

The Easter long weekend is upon us. We know that this normally means getting together with family and loved ones to celebrate, and to eat together. But this year is different. It has to be. What we do this weekend will impact what happens as we move forward. 

You need to stay home this weekend. You should not be gathering; you should not be socializing with others; you should not be having Easter dinners with people outside of your immediate household.

We encourage you to connect with others, but at a distance. Be sure to call your family and friends. If you need any mental health supports to get you through, please refer to the province’s resource list here: https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/resources-2/

I know that this is hard. But we all need to stay home and stay safe, for everyone.  

Sincerely, 
Mayor Danny Conway


Updated: Thursday, April 9, 2020   9:13 am NFLD



Regular Public Council Meeting April 2020 Update

The Regular Public Council Meeting for April has been rescheduled to Tuesday April 14th at 7:00 PM.  As the Town Office is closed to the Public the meeting will be live streamed via Facebook- Town of St. George's Page.   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: Thursday, April 9, 2020   8:47 am NFLD



Garbage & Recycling Collection

We wish to advise our residents that our regular garbage and recycling collection will still go ahead as scheduled for Friday 10 April, 2020.

Updated: Thursday, April 9, 2020   8:33 am NFLD



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



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 😊

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 a