Recently we have had incidents of our Garbage Operators punctured with needles that were not properly disposed of and cut by glass not properly prepared for pick up. We are asking residents to please dispose of needles and sharp objects properly to avoid injury to our Operators.

What Are Sharps?

“Sharps” is a medical term for devices with sharp points or edges that can puncture or cut skin. Such devices as needles, syringes, lancets (finger sticks), auto injectors, infusion sets, connection needles / sets, and any other sharps, should be disposed of in an approved sharps disposal container.

Importance of Safe Sharps Disposal

Used needles and other sharps are dangerous to people and pets if not disposed of safely. Unsafe sharps disposal could cause injury and spread of infections.

Safe sharps disposal is important whether you are at home, at work, at school, or in any public place.

Never place loose needles and other sharps in the household or public trash cans or recycling bins, and never flush them down the toilet.

Pet owners who use needles to give medicine to their pets should follow the same sharps disposal guidelines used for humans.

Sharps must be placed in a puncture proof and leak resistant container before being placed in the garbage. (Never place sharps containers in with recycling).

Where can I get a sharps disposal container?

You can get a sharps disposal container at most medical supply stores and pharmacies. Some pharmacies offer a sharps disposal and sharps disposal containers free of charge.

  • Note: Please check with you local pharmacy on their policy for sharps

Alternative Sharps Disposal Containers

If an approved sharps container is not available, a heavy-duty plastic household container (such as a plastic laundry detergent bottle) is a good alternative. The container should be leak-resistant, have a tights fitting puncture-resistant lid, remain upright during use and be properly labeled to warn of hazardous waste inside.

What to Do If You Are Accidently Stuck By a Used Needle or Other Sharp

If you are accidently stuck by another person’s used needle or other sharp

  • – Wash the exposed area right away with water and soap or use a skin disinfectant (antiseptic) such as rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer.
  • – Seek immediate medical attention by calling your physician or local hospital

Please be advised that water will be shut off in the Second Avenue area today as upgrades to the distribution system continue. Some residents on Second Avenue and Whitmore Street will have their water shut off from 9am - 3pm today, Wednesday September 6th.

Please be advised that beginning tomorrow, Friday September 8th Scott Avenue in the area of the Ski Trail will be reduced to one lane. Construction will be taking place to run services to the new Ski Hut. Please obey all posted signage and drive with caution in this area. This will be in affect until further notice.

Please be advised that Garbage Collection scheduled for Monday, September 4th will be changed to Tuesday, September 5th.

The Exploits Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a Candidates forum for Councilors on Wednesday, September 13th from 7pm to 8:30pm at St. Joseph's Hall.

The Chamber will host a similar forum for the mayoral candidates the following evening, Thursday, September 14th from 8pm-9pm at St. Joseph's Hall.

Election 2017

Labour Day 2017

The theme for this 97th Labour Day year is as follows:

PHARMACARE: A PLAN FOR EVERYONE!

The parade forms up at 9 am on main street as per usual the parade begins at 10:00 am and and moves the same route as usual to High Street.

The Kid's Wheels contest is being judged between 9 am and 10:00 am on the morning before we start the parade.

Top prizes this year is a boys bicycle & helmet for the best boys decorated with the Theme and a Girls bicycle & helmet for the best girls decorated with the Theme an smaller prizes for runners up.

The Concert in the Park for this week will be moved to Monday, September 4 in recognition of Labour Day. The Concert will take place from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, with entertainment by Joey Maloney and Greg Forward followed by the Tom Pinsent Band. The Bouncy Castles will also be set up.
Admission is free and all are welcome!