Salmon Festival announcement imminent
The wait to find out Salmon Festival acts is nearly over.
The Salmon Festival Committee will be hosting a press conference in the council chambers of town hall April 24 at 10 a.m. to make a formal announcement with regards to acts for the Salmon Festival.
Town council extended an invitation to members of the business community and general public to attend the announcement at a regular meeting of council April 17.
In an emergency situation, seconds can save lives.
The Public Works and Planning Committee discussed concerns of emergency services having difficulty finding an address that has both a numeric and alphabetic designation. Typically, alphabetic designations would be for an apartment or section attached to another house, and not for a standalone dwelling.
Coun. Rod Bennett asked residents to be specific when calling emergency services if their address in unclear.
Going forward, the committee recommends all subdivided lots that fit the criteria are marked “½” if independent, and “A” if an apartment.
The town reached out to emergency services to make sure they are aware of streets with potentially confusing numbering. Mayor Barry Manuel urged residents to have numbers clearly marked on their place of residence, noting it’s town by-law.
Protecting our children
Manuel proclaimed the month of April 2018 to be Child Abuse Prevention Month in Grand Falls-Windsor at the April 24 regular meeting of council.
“Child-abuse prevention is a community responsibility and finding solutions depends on the involvement of all people,” Manuel said in his proclamation. “This month, we emphasize the importance of understanding the devastating problem of child abuse and neglect and commit to learn more about the behavioral and physical signs of possible abuse.”
Between 2006 and 2012, 10,887 violent crimes were reported against children under the age of 18 in Newfoundland and Labrador, stated Manuel in the proclamation.
A member of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) Canada is due for a stop in Newfoundland.
The IMBA representative will provide the Parks, Recreation, and Special Events Committee with a trail assessment, a staff maintenance training session, and a written trail report with recommendations to complete Grand Falls-Windsor’s mountain biking trail.
The estimated cost of this proposal is $10,380, and Manuel made note to residents that the money used is already a part of the cross-country ski trail program, and wouldn’t need to be gathered from elsewhere. Manuel also mentioned that mountain biking is a growing activity, and recommended residents to take up the outdoor hobby.