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Roddickton-Bide Arm Day

In celebration of Roddickton-Bide Arm Day, the Town Office will be closed on Monday, August 5, 2019.

This civic holiday falls under the Shop Closing Act, Section 4 (1) (c) and as such stores/businesses who are not exempt must close.

We are pleased to announce the GNP Splash Pad Committee will be hosting events at the playground on this day. Details to follow!

LGRHS Consulations

Labrador-Grenfell Health is organizing community consultation sessions across the region as part of the Community Health Needs Assessment. They want to give a voice to community members and to better understand the needs of our diverse communities.

Health and Community Services Survey

Health and Community Services
November 27, 2018

Home and Personal Support Workers Encouraged to Participate in Provincial Survey

The Department of Health and Community Services in collaboration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information (NLCHI) is seeking input from home and personal support workers through an online survey to better understand their training and educational needs. Results of the survey will help to inform the development of an educational strategy, a recommendation of the Provincial Home Support Program Review.

Completed by Deloitte, the Provincial Home Support Program Review identified a 25 Point Plan to improve the program. Work on the 25 Point Plan is well underway. Supporting training and educational opportunities for home and personal support workers will contribute to improved recruitment and retention of the workforce and lead to improved delivery of services.

People are encouraged to participate in the survey by visiting People who want to complete the survey by telephone or who have questions may contact Melody Sorenson, Program Evaluation Consultant with NLCHI, at 1-833-752-6182 or

The deadline is December 7, 2018.

This initiative delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at

“Home care and personal support workers play an important role in providing care to individuals to remain in their own homes and communities. We look forward to hearing their views about what is needed from a training and educational perspective.”
Honourable John Haggie
Minister of Health and Community Services

“We are pleased to support the department on this initiative. The Centre for Health Information is a provincial leader in analytics and evaluation in the health care system. The expertise and analysis provided by our staff will allow for a more informed decision-making and policy development process that supports an educational strategy for home care and personal support workers.”
Dr. Kris Aubrey-Bassler
Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information

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Learn more
Home Support Survey

Provincial Home Support Program Review

Provincial Home Support Program

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Media contacts
Kathy Dicks-Peyton
Health and Community Services
709-729-6986, 699-1982

Blair Medd
Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information

2018 11 27 10:40 a.m.

Splash Pad

Several residents have expressed an interest in having a splash pad in our area. The facilities are quite expensive, and the town is looking for anyone interested in seating on a fundraising committee to raise money for this project. Members are welcome from surrounding committees as well. This project will benefit the region.

IGA has already given a $10,000 grant to towards the project.

There are many benefits to having a splash pad including more time in the fresh air; time spent with friends getting much needed play time, social interaction (for parents and children) and exercise.
However, to make this happen there is a need for at least 10 committee members. If you are interested, a meeting on Monday, June 11 at 7:00 pm, Gerry Byrne Room.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Town of Gillams who have generously donated a ’73 fire truck to the town. The truck will be stationed in Bide Arm.

Pictured below are: from the Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm Firefighter Barry Randell and Fire Chief Craig Canning and from the Town of Gillams Fire Chief Cecil Kerr, Mayor Patricia Penney, Town Manager Shelley Penney and Deputy Mayor Newton Pritchett.

BINC Information Session

The Basic Income Network of Canada is a non-profit organization operating from Ottawa, Ontario. The group seeks to promote and generate public awareness about a basic income guarantee as a right for all citizens of Canada. If you would like more information Mr. Ben Wiper is hosting a session at the Gerry Byrne Room on Wednesday, March 21.

Interview on CBC Radio

Mayor Fitzgerald will on CBC radio Monday, October 16 on the Corner Brook Morning Show at 7:10 am and the Central Morning show at 7:40 am to discuss waste collection in our community.

Invitation for Quotes

Invitation for Quotes
The Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm is now accepting quotes for
Snow Clearing Services (on a call in basis)
from the period of November 15 – December 14, 2017.
Quotes, stating the rate per hour excluding the HST, will be accepted up to
4:30 pm on Friday, October 17, 2017.
Sealed quotes must be clearly marked “Pre-Season Snow Clearing” and submitted in person to the Town Office at 81 Major’s Street.
For further information, please contact the office at 457-2413.
The lowest of any quote not necessarily accepted or awarded.

Notice of Public Meeting-Municipal Plan and Development Regulations

Notice of Public Meeting

Municipal Plan and Development Regulations
for 2017-2027
Town of Roddickton – Bide Arm

Community members are invited to a public meeting for a presentation and discussion concerning a new Municipal Plan and Development Regulations for the Town of Roddickton – Bide Arm, for 2017-2027. The Planning Area includes the entire Town of Roddickton – Bide Arm plus that part of the East Brook Pond Protected Public Water Supply Area lying outside the Town boundary. The First Clay Cove Pond Protected Public Water Supply Area is inside the Town boundary and thus is included.

The work carried out in 2010 for the Town’s Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP) identified the need to update these documents. The documents for Roddickton pre-dated the amalgamation with Bide Arm and needed review in any event, and the former Town of Bide Arm did not have a Municipal Plan and Development Regulations and thus will be included in those now being proposed for the Planning Area.
The Town has retained a planning consultant who has carried out research on the opportunities and circumstances affecting development of the Town, and has prepared drafts of the new Municipal Plan and Development Regulations. These documents are available at the Town office for viewing and are posted on the Town Website ( under the blog section. They can also be sent by email as pdfs. The email address to request a pdf copy is
Please review these documents and come with your questions and suggestions.
The meeting will be held at:

7:00 pm, Wednesday, 26 July, 2017, at the
Gerry Byrne Room in the Arena
15B Cloud Drive, Roddickton, NL