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Norpen Spring Clean Up

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The Town has several job opportunities available. For those interested please apply before 4:00 pm on the deadlines listed.

Part Time Seasonal Maintenance Persons – Deadline Friday, May 17. This position will be seasonal each year.

Summer Positions (Pool Clerk, Kids Summer Recreation Program Workers, Museum Attendants, Fire Log Builders etc) – Do not have to be a student but must be between the age of 15 – 30. Deadline Friday, May 31, 2019

Kids Summer Recreation Program Supervisor (Non student position) – Deadline Friday May 31, 2019. Approximately 8 weeks

All job are insurable hours.

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ICEBREAKER OPERATIONS STARTING MAY 4, 2019

PUBLIC SAFETY NOTICE: RODDICKTON-BIDE ARM, NL AREA

CANADIAN COAST GUARD SHIP GEORGE R. PEARKES WILL BE CONDUCTING ICEBREAKING OPERATIONS IN BIDE ARM AND RODDICKTON, COMMENCING MAY 04 2019. PLEASE BE ADVISED THERE WILL BE OPEN WATER TRACKS IN THE FAST ICE, IN THE AREA.

REQUEST YOU TAKE ANY ACTION DEEMED APPROPRIATE TO NOTIFY RESIDENTS WHO MAY BE PLANNING TO TRANSIT THE AREA.

“CCG informs the local communities of the inherent risks of icebreaking activities. CCG cannot have absolute control on the behavior of the ice. Depending on various conditions, the ice can be pushed instead of broken and ice can crack or break far away from the location where the icebreaker is working. This can cause risks for the safety of people and property. The public is warned to act accordingly, i.e. refrain from walking on the ice; remove mobile equipment in advance of icebreaking activities; protect permanently non moveable property, for instance”.

ICE ATLANTIC

MAY 03 2019 1345 UTC

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Forest Fire Season

Forest Fire Season is in effect as of today May 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019.

Public Advisory: Fire Season in Effect on Island Portion of Province

The 2019 forest fire season is in effect beginning today, May 1, until September 30 on the island portion of the province, and from May 15 to September 30 in Labrador.

Under the Forestry Act, a permit to burn is required to burn brush on forested land or within 300 metres of forested land during this period. Permits to burn and copies of the Forest Fire Regulations are available at district forestry and wildlife offices. Failure to comply with a permit or condition of a permit to burn is an offence. Those failing to comply are liable on summary conviction to penalties as specified under the Forest Fire Offence and Penalty Regulations.

Residents are reminded to be vigilant when using fire. Extreme caution is advised relating to spring burning and use of vehicles or forestry equipment near forested land. Residents are responsible for ensuring safe conditions exist prior to starting a fire and are reminded to follow safe burning practices when burning brush or debris or having a campfire, and ensuring fires are extinguished.

Chainsaws, harvesting equipment and all-terrain vehicles (ATV) must be equipped with appropriate mufflers and spark arrestors to prevent sparks or flammable debris from escaping. When using a chainsaw or riding an ATV on forested lands, users must carry a fire extinguisher containing a minimum of 225 grams of ABC class dry chemical.

To report a wildfire, please call 1-866-709-FIRE (3473). For more information, please visit http://www.faa.gov.nl.ca/forestry/forest_fires/

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