Town of Witless Bay


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Statement of Polling Division

Posted by Chris Herridge on July 17, 2014 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)



Statement of Polling Division

Municipality of Witless Bay


Bi-election Date: July 16, 2014

Click HERE for PDF version of Results and Statistics

Urgent Notice From NL Power

Posted by Chris Herridge on March 31, 2014 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Public Notice:

March 2014

All Municipalities:

At Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro) and Newfoundland Power, one of our top priorities is to ensure the safety of employees, contractors and the public. We are working to continue raising awareness among those who work around power lines and reminding them to take precautions to ensure the safety of themselves and others.

It is important to understand that contact with power lines is extremely dangerous and can be fatal. We are asking for your help in promoting this safety message to all contractors and heavy equipment operators. It is critical they are aware of the dangers associated with electricity and to take the appropriate precautions when working around power lines. By taking the time to locate and ensure adequate clearances from overhead and underground power lines before beginning work, electrical contacts and a potential fatality can be prevented.

Working around electricity requires your complete attention. Accidents can be prevented with proper planning, worksite evaluation and keeping safe distances.

As a leader in your community, you can help us promote this important message.

You are encouraged to bring this matter to the attention of your municipal council, and ask them to deliver this message to their constituents. If power line contacts do not stop, it is only a matter of time before someone is seriously injured or killed.

For more information on working safely around electrical equipment, please visit or You can also contact Paul Smith, Hydro’s Manager of Health, Safety and Environment at or John Curran, Director of Health, Safety and Environment at Newfoundland Power at


Darren Moore - General Manager
Transmission and Rural Operations
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

Sean Lacour
Manager, Operations
Newfoundland Power Inc




Special statement for Eastern Newfoundland: Possible high water levels from southern shore to Trinity Bay today as a result of Hurricane Christobal traversing the Grand Banks

With the passage of hurricane Cristobal well offshore of Newfoundland, its rapid forward speed of travel over the Southern Grand Banks may trigger rapid tide-like changes in harbour water levels over Eastern Newfoundland. The most probable period for this would be this afternoon or early evening, and areas most prone to this range from the Southern Avalon to the Bonavista Peninsula. Tropical storms that have raced across the Grand Banks (moving over 100 km/h) in the past have caused water levels in harbours to rise and fall 2 or 3 times over the span of an hour and fluctuate by as much as 2 or 3 metres (6 to 10 feet).

This is an advisory that this may - repeat may - occur and interests along the coast should be on the watch for this possibility from late morning to early evening. Predicting the actual water level changes for various harbours is very difficult. The high (natural) tide in the region will be in the 10:30 to 11:30 AM time frame and will be low in the 4:30 to 5:30 PM timeframe. If this does occur in the afternoon then there could be issues with very low water levels. If the storm accelerates significantly more than forecast then water levels could be high enough to pose some issues. These storms have been known to accelerate even more rapidly than forecast.

Town Minutes

Town Council Meeting Minutes for The Town of Witless Bay is now published online under our Town Services Tab.

Bay Bulls Waste Recovery Facilities Site is open to the public on Tuesdays & Thursdays from noon to 4:00 PM AND   Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The following materials will be accepted at the waste recovery facilities:

- All non-hazardous, non-organic solid waste generated from domestic and smallbusiness sources. 
- Small scale construction and demolition debris such as scrap wood and shingles. All construction and demolition debris must be no longer than 4 feet.  

All inquiries relating to the garbage collection should be directed to the Eastern Waste Management Office at 725-6632.


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