FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 13, 2019

Town calls for Emergency Meeting to deal with ongoing concerns with Transient Population

 

The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is calling on the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to provide adequate resources to address the concerns related to the “transient” population in the community.

 

Mayor Wilson (Wally) Andersen and members of Council have held numerous meetings with the RCMP, as well as with other community stakeholders to raise concerns regarding instances of indecent acts, public drunkenness, trespassing, and loitering.

 

“This is a Provincial Government responsibility. The Town does not have the authority or the resources to deal with this matter, but we are willing to work with the Province and other stakeholders to find a solution,” says Mayor Andersen.

 

The Mayor has written provincial Justice Minister and Attorney General, Andrew Parsons, asking for an emergency meeting to deal with this issue.

 

Media Contact:

Waylon Williams

Manager – Public Relations & Special Events

Telephone: 709.896.1609

[email protected]      www.happyvalley-goosebay.com

 

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