FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release Date: April 27, 2020

Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Re-Opens Landfill to General Public

 

The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is advising the public that it is closely monitoring information related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

Based on feedback from the public and keeping with measures of public health & safety, the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay has re-opened the Municipal Landfill to the General Public.

 

It is important that users of the Municipal Landfill adhere to Physical / Social Distancing Guidelines. Crews have placed important barriers and signage in an effort to provide users with the ability to offload refuge from their vehicles in a safe manner. We ask that the public follow the important messages. Please unload and leave promptly to ensure all users have unimpeded and safe access.

 

The Town is also asking users to not loiter in the Landfill area and is reminding the public that Scavenging is Strictly Prohibited. Anyone refusing to follow these measures will be asked to leave the Landfill area and will be denied future access.

 

The updated list of CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FACILITIES includes:

 

  • Town Hall
  • EJ Broomfield Memorial Arena
  • Municipal Depot
  • Kinsmen Park
  • Husky Park Skate Loop
  • Goose Bay Curling Club
  • Lawrence O’Brien Arts Centre
  • Recycling Activities at CAF Arena on Northside (MOT)
  • Lake Melville Dog Park
  • All Town Playground including the following:
    • Robert Road Playground
    • Ford Playground
    • Perrault Place Playground
    • Steve’s Playground
    • Laurier Loop Playground
    • Spruce Park Playground
  • Mealy Mountain Collegiate Sportplex

 

 

ALL ESSENTIAL SERVICES WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE, INCLUDING:

 

  • Water & Sewer Services
  • Roads (Snow Clearing)
  • Residential Roadside Garbage Pickup
  • Municipal Landfill
  • Fire & Emergency  Services
  • Municipal Enforcement (including Animal Control) call 896-3322 or [email protected]

 

These unprecedented measures, though unfortunate, are necessary to be proactive against the potential spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay extends thanks to the public for their understanding at this time.

 

In consultation with officials at Labrador Grenfell Health and guidance released by the office of the Provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health, the 12th Council of Happy Valley-Goose and Management will monitor updates relating to the pandemic and update residents regularly.

 

The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is asking residents to please share this information, in particular to our Seniors that may not have access to Social Media or the Internet in general.

Seniors with COVID-19 related questions or concerns can contact 896-3254.

 

The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay strongly recommends that residents and businesses utilize a cautious approach and exercise recommended practices to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.

 

Residents requiring assistance with general inquiries are advised to call the Town Hall at 896-3321 or email at [email protected]

 

 

For more information on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to stay up to date, visit:

 

https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/

 

 

 

Media Contact

Waylon Williams

Manager – Public Relations & Special Events – [email protected]

www.happyvalley-goosebay.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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