Garbage Collection

Message from Norpen to residents
Good Morning Folks
As a follow up to the email sent to you on Thursday, Sept. 8 please disregard.  The new collection schedule for this week only will be as follows:
Bide Arm and Englee collected on Tuesday, Sept. 13
Roddickton collected on Saturday, Sept. 16.
As of Sept. 19 we will go back to Bide Arm & Englee on Monday and Roddickton on their regular day of Wednesday
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you and your residents
Wanda Hedderson
Human Resource Manager
Northern Peninsula Regional Service Board
P.O. Box 130
St. Anthony, NL
A0K 4S0


The Town has received a number of complaints pertaining to speeding in the Community. Please take note that the speed coming into Town close to Riffs has been reduced to 40 km/hr and remains that speed throughout the school zone. Concerns have been expressed along the Main Road in Bide Arm as well. This is a major safety concern. Please be mindful of your speed and respectful of pedestrians walking and biking. The RCMP will be policing the area.

Bear Sighting

Bear Slighting
Please be advised that a bear has been seen in the community. Traps have been place in the hope of catching the animal. In the meantime, please be mindful of any garbage including cooking oil you have outside. This will attract the bears. Thank You

Garbage Collection

Residents living in Bide Arm: Norpen has informed the Town that effective Monday, September 12 until further notice, the scheduled waste collection for Bide Arm on Thursdays will be moved to Mondays.

Norpen apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause residents.

Job Opportunity

Job Posting

Part Time Town Clerk

The Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm is now accepting applications for the position of Part Time Town Clerk. This position is full time to the middle of Oct with possible extension.


The successful applicant will be responsible for, but not limited to, filling in for the Town Clerk in their absence, overseeing projects, accounts payable, financial recording, organizing events and other general office duties.


 The successful applicant must have the following qualifications, the Town reserves the right to evaluate based on work experience and education;

  1. A diploma/certificate in business or office administration. Experience will be considered.
  2. Excellent written and oral communication skills
  3. Computer training and experience
  4. Be fairly proficient and knowledgeable in Microsoft Office, email
  5. A working knowledge of computer accounting
  6. Combined education and experience will be considered
  7. Be bondable


Apply in writing with a resume and include three work related references to the undersigned on or before 4:00 PM, Thursday, Sept 8, 2016

Applications received after that time or date may not be considered.

Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm

81 Major Street

P.O. Box 10 Roddickton, NL


Email: roddickton@nf.aibn.com

Congratulations are extended to the following winners of the Community Beautification Contest:

3rd Place – Nancy and Baine Pilgrim
2nd Place – Ethel and Matthew Randell
1st Place – Ralph and Tamar Randell

Evaluation was based on three criteria:
1. Tidiness and overall appearance of property
2. Landscaping
3. Floral Displays

Winners receive the following cash prizes: 1st place -$ 250, 2nd place – $150 and 3rd place – $ 100. Thank You Roddickton House and the judges Keith Ollerhead and Maxine Hiscock.

The Mayor, Councillors and Staff will be participating in the Mayor’s March on Tuesday, Aug 16 at 6:30 pm. Individuals are invited to join in the walk and raise money for the heart and stroke foundation. Anyone donating/fundraising a minimum of $25 will receive a Heart and Stroke foundation t-shirt. Interested persons should meet at the Green Moose Interpretation Centre at 6:15 pm.