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News Update Sept 22, 2020
Posted 24 September 2020, 9:57 am NDT
Well Fall is officially here, and all the children are back in school. We hope children, parents and teachers are adapting well with changes that COVID-19 has placed upon us. Masks in public places is the new normal, and lots of creative ones are being sported around! Labrador Grenfell Health facilities has further protocol in place. If you need to visit, please call or go online for further details, prior to your visit.
The town office is available for appointments daily 9 – 4:30, please call in advance. The next regular council meeting will be Thursday September 24th, at 7:00 pm. Anyone wishing to attend by telephone, can contact town office prior for the call-in number.
Our Garbage collection will remain the same, Wednesday downtown, Thursday uptown. We ask all to put garbage on side of road 8:00 am on day of pickup. Garbage can still be dropped off in the truck located next to fire hall, remember household garbage only. If you have recyclable containers, they can be put in separate bag for pick up. We are still working on improvements of service to residents, while maintaining safety of our staff.
With the days getting shorter, if you notice a streetlight not functioning properly or completely out, please email the town office with location of pole, and number on pole, if it safely to do so. manager@townofnwr.ca.
It is with disappointment, that we share the news of no road work in Town, again this year! This is very frustrating. The closest bid was $250,000.00 higher than tender price. The work that was to happen this year on route 520 was met with the same fate. We do not have a big pool of contractors interested in "small" work in Labrador, and the few interested, for whatever reason, submit unattainable bids. We are working with all stakeholders to figure out what needs to be put in place, to ensure this will not continue to happen.
The maintenance staff are doing road upgrades, ditching, and flushing lines in preparation for winter, please use extra caution around worksite areas.
There is an employment opportunity for anyone with carpenter skills, approximately 3 weeks. If you are interested, or know someone who is, please contact the town office.
We are still working with Sheshatshiu animal control. We would like to thank all who have registered their dog. The winner of this months "doggie Prize" is Fowler (owner Sal Jararuse). Call the office to pick up your prize.
The provincial plastic grocery bag ban will come in effect October 1st, more information can be found at https://www.gov.nl.ca/releases/2020/eccm/0902n01/
Thanks to everyone for doing your part, Stay Safe!
More up to date information, as we live through COVID 19 can be found at;
http://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/when-and-how-to-use-masks
www.townofnwr.ca/newsandnotes
 

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