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Mosquito Collection

Mosquito Collection

A team of researchers from Memorial University of Newfoundland, are interested in finding out what mosquito species are in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, what viruses they carry and how climate change
will impact their distribution. Currently, information on mosquitoes in this province is not well known. This two-year project, ending in Spring 2020, is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and will address the knowledge gaps in the mosquito populations o Newwfoundland and Labrador.

To adequately cover the entire province and increase their sample size, members of the public largely do mosquito collection. The materials and instructions necessary for mosquito collection will be provided, and the collection process is fun and easy for most ages to participate.

Any mosquitoes received from the municipality will be identified within a short period, and the results returned to the collectors with information about the species they collected. The team will provide support where needed.
Mosquito collection would start in the spring of 2019 and go until the fall of 2019 to which collectors can collect as many or few times as wanted.

For more information, they are on Facebook (Newfoundland and Labrador Mosquito Project) and Twitter (@MosquitoNL) and post regularly to communicate with participants and relay project information. They also have a YouTube video describing how to collect mosquitoes for their project


If you are interested in participating or just wanting more information, please contact them by email (

Roddickton-Bide Arm Christmas Parade December 8, 2012

What a fabulous day! It couldn’t have been better with the degree of organization that was evident. From each Float/vehicle in the parade, to the fantastic crowd, we couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you so much for all your hard work.

The great weather had a lot to do with it but the size of the parade was a real eye opener to many in our town. The Parade happens each and every year thanks to dedicated volunteers.

Thank you for being a part of the Christmas Parade, and we look forward to you  joining again next year!!!!

The Winners for the Best Decorated Floats are:

1st place- DP Sales

2nd place- NRO Certified Heating Ltd

3rd place-Recreation Committee

The Roddickton-Bide Arm Town Council & Fire Brigade would like to thank all the parade participants for their beautiful entries.

Remembrance Day November 11, 2012


More than 100 people attended Remembrance Day Ceremony Sunday morning at the Veterans Memorial Park.

The crowd paused two minutes of silence to remember those who gave their lives for the freedom we enjoy every day. It’s a moment when generations are united.

The solemn ceremony was also observed with singing O Canada, Ode to Newfoundland and God Save the Queen were led by Sheila Adams & Wesley Cull. We listened to the playing of The Last Post and Reveille as well as prayers offered by Pastor Rene Cassell.  While Cloud River Academy Choir sang “I’ve got peace like a river” the congregation joined  in.

Wreaths and poppies were laid by representatives of the Municipalities, Military family representatives, Canadian Rangers, RCMP & Ministerial Association.

Pastor Pinksen devoted time to remind  us, Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Taken from bible scripture John 15:13.

He concluded with, “Let’s not forget, let’s remember somebody paid the price”

In his remarks, Master of Ceremonies Deputy Mayor Wade Reid thanked each one for coming out to the important ceremony.

After the ceremony soup and sandwiches was provided at the Gerry Byrne Room, catered by our Come Home Year Committee.

Remembrance day was a moment when we remembered those who have been lost, in current conflicts and previous ones. Showing our gratitude to them, and standing in sorrow with their families. A country united in remembrance for the men and women of our forces. We will never forget their service, we will always remember!

Canada Day Celebrations 2012

Canada Day Celebrations was a success yet another year!! With the help of our wonderful volunteers and local businesses, we were able to celebrate together. Here are some results of the fun day!!! Sponsored by Canadian Heritage, Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm and Local Businesses.



Come Home Year was a great success!!

Hope everyone enjoyed their visit.  It was an experience of a life time, the trip to Hooping Harbour was the highlight of the visit.  The Come Year Committee was very pleased with the turn out.  The pit fires, music, stories, oh the talent that was unveiled.  The fireworks were excellent.  A great big thank-you to all that volunteered their time, opened their homes and showed a welcome.