911 Service will be in place by December, 2014
Basic 911 Service Enhances Safety for Residents
Minister Provides Update for Basic 911 Implementation and Announces Public Safety Answering Points
The Provincial Government has determined the locations and boundaries of the Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for the expansion of Basic 911 service. Today’s announcement was made by the Honourable Dan Crummell, Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister Responsible for Fire and Emergency Services-NL, and is a critical step forward for the Emergency 911 Act.
“Today’s announcement is another step forward in reaching our target of having Basic 911 service available to residents by December 2014. Arrangements with 911 call-taking centres, also known as Public Safety Answering Points, have been finalized. The City of St. John’s will continue to operate its current Public Safety Answering Point, and will expand service to the remainder of the Avalon Peninsula. The City of Corner Brook will operate the second Public Safety Answering Point, for the remainder of the province.”
- The Honourable Dan Crummell, Minister Responsible for Fire and Emergency Services-NL
The City of St. John’s has a 911 call-taking centre with infrastructure already in place, which allows for a seamless transition to expand service to the entire the Avalon Peninsula.
By December 2014, a new 911 call-taking centre will be established by the City of Corner Brook to take emergency calls for the remainder of the province. The city has the robust telecommunication infrastructure in place to operate 911 service and is geographically separated from the City of St. John’s; providing an ideal location for back up should an unforeseen event occur. Best practices indicate that a minimum of two 911 call-taking centres provides for redundancy, and in the event that an emergency should interrupt service, emergency calls can be transferred to the second location.
Since the Emergency 911 Act was passed during the Spring House of Assembly session, considerable advancement has been made. Work has progressed on drafting regulations that will determine the monthly fee for subscribers of landline and wireless telephones to pay for the service. A further update will be provided once they have been finalized. As previously stated, the 911 fee will be under $1.00 per phone line, per month, and will come into effect January 1, 2015.
Work towards establishing the NL 911 Bureau Inc. and its Board of Directors to oversee the service is also ongoing. Once established, the board will be responsible for the governance and administration of the province-wide 911 service. Upon implementation of the service, the NL 911 Bureau Inc. will start planning the next critical step, which is to prepare for Next Generation 911.
Once province-wide Basic 911 service is expanded it will be available to all residents via landline and/or wireless telephones, where a cellular signal can be accessed.
Details regarding various aspects of the Emergency 911 Act, 911 call-taking centres, and further information about 911 service, can be found in the backgrounder below.
- The Provincial Government has determined the locations and boundaries of the Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), also known as 911 call-taking centres, for the expansion of Basic 911 service.
- The City of St. John’s will continue to operate its current 911 call-taking centre and will expand service to the remainder of the Avalon Peninsula. The City of Corner Brook will operate the second 911 call-taking centre, and will answer calls from the remainder of the province.
- Once province-wide Basic 911 service is expanded it will be available to all residents via landline and/or wireless telephones, where a cellular signal can be accessed.
- Draft regulations to determine the monthly fee that will be charged to subscribers of landline and wireless telephones are under review. The fee will be under $1.00 per telephone line, per month.
- Approximately 40 per cent of the province’s population is currently covered by Basic 911 service on landline telephones, and once service is expanded, 100 per cent of the province’s population with landline and/or wireless telephone service where a cellular signal is available, will have access to Basic 911 service.
Are you a heritage practitioner with experience in developing collections policies and procedures for community heritage organizations?
The CEDP Heritage Advisory Committee is compiling a list of practitioners across the province who have experience working with community heritage organizations to help them develop collections policies and procedures. This information will be useful to the advisory committee in determining how best to provide help to CEDP-eligible organizations like museums and archives so that they can meet the minimum standard of collections management by 2016.
You could be an independent heritage professional, a recent graduate, or currently working or volunteering for a heritage organization. If you are interested in submitting the below information for review by the advisory committee, please email Lucy Alway (email@example.com) by September 5, 2014:
Training related to collections management:
Brief summary of previous experience with developing collections policies and procedures:
Brief summary of previous experience working with community heritage organizations:
Docking Berths Woody Point Community Wharf
Docking Berths are available for the summer season from July 1, 2014 to September 30, 2014
These berths are available to recreational craft only
Fees: $5.00 per day or $100.00 per month for the inside of the floating dock
$5.00 per day or $75.00 per month for the large and small wharf berths
- The Town of Woody Point will assign berths on a first come, first served basis
- Space is limited
Please contact the town office at 453-2273 for further information or to reserve a berth.
Annual Park Pass
The 2014-2015 annual park pass for Gros Morne National Park, a
year-round destination, is now available.
A park pass is required for use of all services and facilities in the national park including day use areas, campgrounds, Discovery Centre, Visitor Centre, other park facilities, hiking trails, cross-country ski trails, for fishing, snowmobiling and interpretation activities.
Revenues are used to support and improve the park services and facilities.
For your convenience, Gros Morne National Park annual passes are
available at the following Parks Canada facilities and business
Gros Morne National Park Discovery Centre, Woody Point
Gros Morne National Park Administration Building, Rocky Harbour
Gros Morne National Park Visitor Centre, Rocky Harbour
Valleyview Restaurant & Convenience, Trout River
Old Loft Restaurant, Woody Point
Seaside Suite & Gift Shop, Woody Point
Roy Young Ltd., Glenburnie-Birchy Head-Shoal Brook
Lomond River Lodge, Lomond
Coyley’s Convenience & Gas Bar, Wiltondale
Fisherman’s Landing Inn, Rocky Harbour
Gros Morne Cabins, Rocky Harbour
Parkway Irving, Rocky Harbour
Bonne Bay Pharmachoice, Norris Point
C & J Rumbolts, Norris Point
Terry’s Bed & Breakfast, Norris Point
Western Petroleum, Norris Point
St. Paul’s Grocery, St. Paul’s
Shallow Bay Motel, Cow Head
Arthur James, Corner Brook
Greenwood Inn & Suites, Corner Brook
Pasadena Foodland, Pasadena
Driftwood Inn, Deer Lake
Foodland, Deer Lake
Big Falls Tourist Lodge, Bonne Bay Pond (White Hills)
For more information:
709.458.2417 or parkscanada.gc.ca/grosmorne
COMMISSIONER OF OATHS
There is now a commissioner of oaths available at the town office in Woody Point to witness signatures on documents. She will be available from Monday to Friday 9 am to 12 pm. A $10 fee will apply.
For further information please contact the town office at 453-2273.
COME HOME YEAR 2016
Anyone interested in forming a committee to help organize a come home year? I am thinking 2016 would be the year….It is also the 60th anniversary of Woody Point’s incorporation so this would be another reason to celebrate. Please consider joining this committee and help make the come home year 2016 a reality.
Please contact the town office if you are interested or want more information. I look forward to hearing from you.
The next meeting is scheduled for September 17, 2014 at 6:30 pm at the Town Hall, Woody Point.
Did you know???? Consumers and businesses in Newfoundland and Labrador can responsibly recycle their end-of-life electronics FREE OF CHARGE, simply by bringing their old or unwanted products to an EPRA Drop-off Centre.http://www.recyclemyelectronics.ca/nl/The closest location to Woody Point is the Scotia Recycling Green Depot:
55 Maple Valley Road, Corner Brook, NL, A2H 6T3
Phone: 709-634-2025 _____________________________________________________________________________
Introducing another way to help you develop your business in Woody Point. The Town of Woody Point has partnered with BizPal to provide current regulations and permits required for business set-up and growth in the Municipality of Woody Point.Welcome to BizPaL, your online source of information on permits and licences.Launched in 2005, BizPaL is jointly managed by a partnership involving governments at the federal, provincial, territorial and municipal levels. Provinces, territories and hundreds of municipalities have collaborated together to provide you with the permits and licences that may be required to start and grow your business.Streamlining your business permit and licensing experienceWhy BizPaL…
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I would like to provide you with a small list of do’s and don’ts for garbage placement at the curb.
- No metals to be placed at the curb. If you have metal waste there is a drop-off site next to the Town Hall in Woody Point where you can drop off your metals such as washers, dryers, hot water tanks, fridges, etc. This drop-off site is for the residents of Woody Point only.
- If you have large items such as old beds, bureaus, couches, wooden tables, chairs, etc. the contractor will take these at the curb with the regular garbage.
- The contractor will allow boxes and small bags such as kitchen catchers to be placed for pick-up, along with the regular full size garbage bags.
- Please place your garbage at your boundary line.
- The contractor will be providing a 4 yard bin that can be rented by residents and businesses for dumping of construction material on job sites. The cost to rent is $50 per bin load. The contractor will drop the bin off to you and will remove when finished. If the bin has to be dumped before the job is finished it will be dumped on Tuesdays when the contractor is in town.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the town office by telephone 453-2273, by email firstname.lastname@example.org, via the web at www.woodypoint.ca or on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/woody.point.14_______________________________________________________________________________
The Buddy Foundation
We have started a foundation for the stray cats in our town..it is called “The Buddy Foundation”…so named for a dog named Buddy who belonged to one of our residents, he recently passed away after 18.5 years, he was a gentle, loving Labrador who had his fair share of run-ins with neighboring cats..lol.
The Buddy Foundation will provide financial assistance to help with the cost of spaying/neutering cats. It will also be used to purchase supplies for the cats, such as materials needed to build a cat shelter/feeding station. Once the shelter is in place the foundation will provide ongoing support.
If anyone would like to volunteer a little of their time to help with checking on the cat shelter/feeding station please call the town office at 709-453-2273. Also if you would like to make a donation please address your donations to “The Buddy Foundation.” Our first donation was actually given by Buddy’s owner, she paid for a female cat spaying in memory of Buddy…Thanks so much Leila and Aiden….greatly appreciated!!!
In regards to payment options, you can drop by the office with a cash donation; send a check or money order; call us and we can process MasterCard or Visa over the phone.
The Bonne Bay Recreation/Rink Committee has implemented a recycling program for beverage containers only. They will be accepting recyclables for drop-off only.
Items can be dropped off at the front door of the rink. The following items can be dropped off for recycling:
Aluminum Cans: Soft drinks, beer, juice and flavoured drinks, and energy drinks.
Plastic Containers: Clear, tinted and opaque soft drinks, water, juice, flavoured drinks, liquor bottles, imported beer, flavoured (strawberry or banana) “twist-and-go” milk containers, and yogurt drinks.
Glass Bottles: Clear, tinted and opaque soft drinks, water, juice, flavoured drinks, liquor bottles, imported beer.
Steel Cans: Small single-serve containers and large juice containers.
Drink Boxes (Tetra): Juice, flavoured drinks and milkshakes (including white, chocolate and flavoured milkshakes), and some alcoholic beverages (like wine and vodka).
Gable Top Containers: Juice and flavoured drinks.
Mini Sips (Drink Pouches): Juice and flavoured drinks pouches.
Bag-in-Box : Bag-in-Box wine (bag only).
For more information please feel free to contact the town office 453-2273.