The Town of Bishop’s Falls is starting work on some big changes to the community.
Anyone who has ever been to the small central Newfoundland community can tell they have something very special, situated along the scenic Exploits River. It’s one of the best spots in the province for salmon fishing. The riverfront also makes a wonderful location for events, camping, picnics, and hiking.
Now the town has decided to proceed with development of the waterfront and upgrading of Fallsview Park.
That decision was made on the adoption of a resolution presented by the town’s Economic Development Committee at a recent Committee of the Whole meeting.
The resolutions called for the Town to proceed with plans to meet with both the federal Atlantic Canadian Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and provincial department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development (IBRD) on funding for the two projects.
Mayor Bob Hobbs said with the upgrades, Council envisions Bishop’s Falls becoming the recreation salmon fishing capital of Newfoundland and Labrador.
“We’ve been working on this in conjunction with ACOA trying to come up with . . . a plan to approach it in what we need where we need to go and what kind of things that would include,” he said. “We’re specifically looking at developing and fixing up our park, and a new thing (we’re looking at) is plans to enhance the use of our river. And it’s not only one specific area, we’re trying to use the whole waterfront.”
Hobbs said the Town an…