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Public Advisory: 2014 Shops Closing Holidays

The public is advised that under authority of the Shops Closing Act, the following days are to be observed as holidays during the 2014 calendar year:

Holiday Date of Observance
New Year’s Day* Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Good Friday* Friday, April 18, 2014
Easter Sunday Sunday, April 20, 2014
Victoria Day Monday, May 19, 2014
Memorial/Canada Day* Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Labour Day* Monday, September 1, 2014
Thanksgiving Day Monday, October 13, 2014
Remembrance Day* Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Christmas Day* Thursday, December 25, 2014
Boxing Day Friday, December 26, 2014

* Paid holidays

In addition, the Shops Closing Act sets the following for observance as holidays:

In the City of St. John’s, the day determined as Regatta Day;
In the Town of Harbour Grace, the day determined as Regatta Day; and
In any other municipality, the day fixed by the council as a civic holiday therein.
The Shops Closing Act requires that all shops, other than those defined as exempt shops, be closed on the above holidays.

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The following is a Public Advisory: Food Safety Tips for Residents Affected by Power Outages. This advisory focuses on Central Newfoundland residents but contains some valuable information if our community is faced with extended power outages in the future.

Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs
November 22, 2013
Public Advisory: Food Safety Tips for Residents Affected by Power Outages

Residents in central Newfoundland experiencing a power disruption due to the recent winter storm in that region are reminded that certain actions should be taken to ensure food safety. To prevent food-related illnesses, resident should follow these tips:

Do not open the refrigerator or freezer door unless absolutely necessary in order to maintain the cold temperature;
A full freezer will keep food frozen for about 48 hours. A freezer that is half full will keep food frozen for about 24 hours;
If available, add ice to the refrigerator to keep the food at a safe temperature if the power will be out for a long period of time;
Carefully inspect all food items and do not eat any food you think may not be safe. Spoiled food may not look contaminated. The general advice from food safety experts remains ‘when in doubt, throw it out’;
Any food thawed at room temperature for two or more hours should be discarded, as well as any food that has an obvious unusual colour or odour. However, it is important to keep in mind that food contaminated with bacteria does not necessarily smell bad or appear spoiled;
Keep cold food cold. Use dry ice or an ice chest;
If food is cold to the touch, it is probably safe to keep, use or refreeze;
Discard meat, seafood, dairy products and cooked food that are not cold to the touch;
A clean source of water can be used to mix skim milk powder or dilute tinned milk and use on cereal or to mix with instant puddings; and,
If there is a way to heat or cook foods, then canned vegetables, canned stews, soups and pastas can be used. Also, warm drinks such as hot chocolate made with milk can be made.
Residents are also reminded that cold temperatures stop the growth of bacteria to reduce risk of it causing illness. Normal refrigeration temperature is 4°C (40°F), or below, and normal freezer temperature is -18°C (0°F), or below. For more information on general food safety, please visit: http://www.gov.nl.ca/health/publichealth/envhealth/foodsafetyinfo.html.

Residents affected by power outages can visit http://newfoundlandpower.com/Outages/ and http://callcenter.nlh.nl.ca/Outage/ for updates from Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro respectively.

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Media contact:
Bradley Power
Public Relations Specialist
Fire and Emergency Services-Newfoundland and Labrador
709-729-0857, 699-5707
bradleypower@gov.nl.ca

2013 11 22 2:40 p.m.

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CEEP

To individuals who have applied for the CEEP, no decision as been made on who will be hired to date. However, the program will begin on Monday, Nov 25 and a meeting will be held today to determine participants. you will be notified tomorrow if you were successful.

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TIOW Program – Englee

NOTICE FROM DORIS RANDELL, TOWN OF ENGLEE

THE TOWN OF ENGLEE IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 8 PARTICIPANTS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 55-64 UNDER THE
TARGETED INITIATIVE FOR OLDER WORKERS,

THE PROGRAM PENDING FUNDING APPROVAL WILL BE FOR A PERIOD OF 18 WEEKS, 9 OF WHICH WILL NOT BE INSURABLE AND 9 WILL BE INSURABLE.

PERSONS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE 2009-2010 TIOW WILL NOT QUALIFY TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM.

THE PROGRAM WILL TRAIN PEOPLE TO PRODUCE
GLASS ART.

IF YOU REQUIRE FURTHER INFORMATION CALL DORIS AT:
709 866 2711.
RESUMES INCLUDING PROOF OF AGE TO CAN BE SENT TO:
Doris Randell, Town Clerk/Manager
P.O. Box 160
Englee, NL A0K 2J0

DEADLINE FOR RESUMES: 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 26, 2013

People from anywhere in the area are free to apply for this program. As it says in the ad there are spaces for only 8 people but that does not stop you from putting in a resume if you are interested. Just to make sure that people are under no illusions this is not a make work program but a program to train people to make glass products. Also, the first 9 weeks are not insurable . Only the last 9 weeks will be insurable. Looking forward to seeing what kind of interest there is out there. Unfortunately people who participated in the previous TIOW are ineligible to participate in this one. Have a good day all!

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June 2013 Newsletter

June 2013 Newsletter

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Oct 2013 Newsletter

Oct 2013 Newletter

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