June 7, 2019




In light of the recent comprehensive consultations conducted by both the Provincial Government and Municipalities NL; and in addition to the research study conducted by the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, there is overwhelming support in favour of a By-Law to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags in the Municipality of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

“After public consultation, our council is pleased to move forward with a plastic bag ban, and we encourage other communities to seriously consider doing the same.”

-His Worship, Wilson (Wally) Andersen, Mayor, Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay

“As a Council working on your behalf, we strive to act in an environmentally sound and responsible manner. Given these facts, the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay feels it prudent to set an example for other municipalities to follow in the coming months.”

-Councillor Lori Dyson-Edmunds


In the coming months, the 12th Council of Happy Valley-Goose Bay will take the necessary steps of drafting and implementing the By-Law banning the use of Single-Use Plastic Bags with an expected implementation date of January 01, 2020.


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