PUBLIC SAFETY NOTICE: RODDICKTON-BIDE ARM, NL AREA
CANADIAN COAST GUARD SHIP GEORGE R. PEARKES WILL BE CONDUCTING ICEBREAKING OPERATIONS IN BIDE ARM AND RODDICKTON, COMMENCING MAY 04 2019. PLEASE BE ADVISED THERE WILL BE OPEN WATER TRACKS IN THE FAST ICE, IN THE AREA.
REQUEST YOU TAKE ANY ACTION DEEMED APPROPRIATE TO NOTIFY RESIDENTS WHO MAY BE PLANNING TO TRANSIT THE AREA.
“CCG informs the local communities of the inherent risks of icebreaking activities. CCG cannot have absolute control on the behavior of the ice. Depending on various conditions, the ice can be pushed instead of broken and ice can crack or break far away from the location where the icebreaker is working. This can cause risks for the safety of people and property. The public is warned to act accordingly, i.e. refrain from walking on the ice; remove mobile equipment in advance of icebreaking activities; protect permanently non moveable property, for instance”.
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Forest Fire Season is in effect as of today May 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019.
Public Advisory: Fire Season in Effect on Island Portion of Province
The 2019 forest fire season is in effect beginning today, May 1, until September 30 on the island portion of the province, and from May 15 to September 30 in Labrador.
Under the Forestry Act, a permit to burn is required to burn brush on forested land or within 300 metres of forested land during this period. Permits to burn and copies of the Forest Fire Regulations are available at district forestry and wildlife offices. Failure to comply with a permit or condition of a permit to burn is an offence. Those failing to comply are liable on summary conviction to penalties as specified under the Forest Fire Offence and Penalty Regulations.
Residents are reminded to be vigilant when using fire. Extreme caution is advised relating to spring burning and use of vehicles or forestry equipment near forested land. Residents are responsible for ensuring safe conditions exist prior to starting a fire and are reminded to follow safe burning practices when burning brush or debris or having a campfire, and ensuring fires are extinguished.
Chainsaws, harvesting equipment and all-terrain vehicles (ATV) must be equipped with appropriate mufflers and spark arrestors to prevent sparks or flammable debris from escaping. When using a chainsaw or riding an ATV on forested lands, users must carry a fire extinguisher containing a minimum of 225 grams of ABC class dry chemical.
To report a wildfire, please call 1-866-709-FIRE (3473). For more information, please visit www.faa.gov.nl.ca/forestry/forest_fires/
Tuesday, April 30 is the last day to recieve a discount on Town taxes. The office is will be open during lunch hour on Monday and Tuesday.
It is our pleasure to announce the Town has received a grant from FireSmart Canada™ for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. The grant will be used to purchase house numbers for homes that are not currently marked. Numbers on homes will make it easier to locate in the event of an emergency.
If you wish received free number(s) for your home, please call the Town office at 457-2413. Numbers will be available for pick up after May 4, National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day.
This grant is made possible by the following sponsors : Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, The Co-operators Group Ltd., the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Thank you for your support.
Don’t forget to get those names in of people who have cleared hyrants during the winter. The draw will take place on Tuesday, April 30.
The names will be entered for the chance to win 1 of 2 –
$ 25 gift cards plus a Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm mug.
The Volunteer Factor – Lifting Communities
On behalf of the Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm we would like to wish everyone a Happy Volunteer Week. We express a sincere thank you to all those volunteers who give to our community in so many ways.
This evening we will celebrate with some of those volunteers. For those who have responded, the supper starts at 6:00 pm at the Gerry Byrne Room.
Thank you to all the local businesses who donated prizes to be drawn at the event:
Canada Bay Construction
Final Cut Renovations Limited
N & J Newway Construction
Roddickton Pharma Choice
Stop 2 Shop
Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm
Thank You as well to the Community Sector Council NL on awarding the Town a $100 volunteer grant.
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Website Redesign & Development
Request for Quotes
This request for quotes for the redesign and development services for a new website for the Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm.
Closing date: March 29, 2019, 4:00 pm NL time
Quotes maybe mailed to:
Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm
P.O. Box 10, Roddickton, NL A0K 4P0
Or delivered to 81 Major’s Street
The Town of Roddickton – Bide Arm is currently seeking quotes for the development of a new website that can be viewed on any platform and allows the Town to better meet the needs of residents, businesses and visitors.
Our website has three target audiences: Residents, Businesses and Visitors.
The website will reach these audiences while complimenting the Town logo, it will also utilize recognizable Town icons such as Moose, Green Moose Interpretation Centre, Ashton House, Forestry, Fishing and the community.
New Website Goals:
Three major goals have been identified for the website:
• To provide a resource of Town information to residents
• To provide a resource of Town information for businesses
• To attract, inform and retain visitors to Roddickton – Bide Arm
New Website Objectives
Our website’s number one objective is to allow visitors to find the information that they are looking for easily and quickly. Our new site must be clearly Roddickton – Bide Arm, be clean, and be easily searched by the user. In terms of content, special effort must be made so that Town regulations are made easy to load/update and easy to find/access.
The second major objective is to allow town staff access to all pages on the site and be able to add news content in an easy-to-update manner.
• Ease of use on any platform (Mobile friendly)
• A clean homepage that is visually stunning
• Clean and focused design
• Subpages (Residents, Business & Visitors) containing links to relevant themes
• An easy-to-use content management system encompassing all aspects of the website, including a training session for town staff. The Town requires administrative access to the full website and the ability to update content, including documents and images, quickly and easily.
• Intuitive navigation
• All applicable content imported from current site
• Social media integration (share buttons, follow buttons, etc.)
• Newsletter capability with email update sign-up form
• Event Calendar
• Ability to accommodate video footage
• Keep existing domain name www.roddickton.bidearm.ca
Please include the following in your quote:
• Overview of how you will meet our objectives
• Outline of your website design & development strategy/methodology
• Proposed website timeline from kickoff to launch
• Recent design & development examples
• Detailed pricing, including any optional elements identified separately
• Terms & conditions
New Website Launch Target Date: 2019
Thank you for your interest in responding to this quote with a proposal for our new website. We look forward to your response.
The Town of Roddickton – Bide Arm will not be liable for any costs of prepared or presentation of quotes. Any submitted quotes and accompanying documentation become the property of the Town of Roddickton – Bide Arm and will not be returned.
Please note that the Town of Roddickton – Bide Arm does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any offer. The Town of Roddickton – Bide Arm reserves the right to negotiate with the selected respondent changes in their proposal prior to, and/or as part of awarding the quote.
Labrador Grenfell Consulation Postponed
Due to current and impending weather conditions, Labrador Grenfell have decided to postpone the community Session scheduled at the Roddickton-Bide Arm Arena this evening.
Please spreading the word.
When a new date is confirmed, the public will be notified.
They apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.