The Town of New-Wes-Valley received the following safety guidelines from Municipalities NL for Halloween during Covid-19: Guidance for Halloween Activities As announced last week, many Halloween activities can continue safely, with special precautions, provided that the number of COVID-19 cases in our communities remains low. It is important to monitor public health guidance from the Department of Health and Community Services, as the situation can change quickly. Please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19, which is updated daily. Consider the following Public Health guidance when planning or participating in Halloween activities. Handing out Treats If you are feeling ill or are self-isolating for any reason, ask someone else to hand out treats, or place a sign on your door to ask parents and children to skip your residence, such as “Have a Happy and Safe Halloween: No Visitors Please.” Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before handing out treats. Consider wearing a non-medical mask when handing out treats. Consider wrapping treats in individual bags prior to Halloween night. This would help to avoid concerns about viruses on the packages inside the bag. Take responsibility for dropping treats directly into children’s bags to keep children from handling packages in a common bowl or container. Consider frequent disinfection of common touch areas (hand rails, doorbells, door knobs, etc.) Trick-or-Treating If you are feeling ill or are self-isolating for any reason, do not participate in trick-or-treat activities. Children should wash their hands before they leave their home, when they arrive home, and prior to eating any treats. Be respectful of households that are not handing out treats this year, and skip any residence that has a sign on the door. Limit your close personal contacts by trick-or-treating with people from your bubble. Maintain physical distancing of 2 metres (6 feet) between yourself and members of other bubbles. Take turns visiting residences to avoid mixing with other bubbles. Avoid entering indoor porch areas when getting treats. Parents or guardians should consider accompanying children for safety reasons as well as to help ensure physical distancing is observed. Follow the usual safety measures (https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/home-safety/halloween-safety.html) when going trick-or-treating, such as wearing reflective materials, watching for traffic and using crosswalks. A non-medical mask is not required when trick-or-treating outdoors, but may be required when visiting residents of apartment buildings or other indoor spaces. The risk of virus transmission on packaging is low, as viruses do not survive on these surfaces for more than a few hours. However, parents or guardians may wish to have a few treats at home for their own children, and to consider setting aside any collected treats, that are not wrapped in individual bags, for a few hours. Distanced Gatherings and Events Consider keeping social gatherings within your usual bubble of family and friends. Keep gatherings small and follow the guidelines for distanced gatherings (https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/guidance-for-gatherings/). Avoid activities that pose a high risk for transmission (e.g. bobbing for apples, decorating cookies). “Trunk-or-treating” events are permitted provided physical distancing is maintained and shared contact items are minimized or eliminated. Food and drink service or…
Please see below for notice of variance – 14 Sturges Lane, Valleyfield 14 Sturges Lane Variance September 2020
The town of NWV is pleased to announce the opening of Beothic Arena On November 2,2020 subject to the Covid -19 Provincial Health Order. Council supports the social/recreational needs of individuals within our community and our region. This arena can only remain viable with the support of our residents, neighboring communities, our active user groups and volunteers. Council is committed to support the finances required for the operations of 2020/2021 season, however given the significant contributions that is required our hope is families will get out and support our arena, get involved, be active, attend our public skating, sign up for curling etc. This year operations may look a little different and we encourage everyone to educate themselves on the policies in place by the province of NL, adhere to the signs that will be placed throughout the Arena. It will be the responsibility of the individuals to adhere to the policies. For updated information on COVID 19 please visit https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/ For further information regarding the Arena opening please contact the Arena Manager. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable season.
Please see link below for a funding announcement form the Cape Freels Development Association: CFDA Agrispirit funding announcement
There has been a bear sighting near the business pond walking trail. Please use caution when using the trail and be mindful of pets in the area. Should you wish to report a bear sighting please contact the wildlife office in Gambo at 674-4625. For more information on bears and what to do if you encounter one, please click below: https://www.gov.nl.ca/ffa/files/publications-wildlife-livingwithblackbears.pdf
There is a planned water interruption for Seaview Crescent in Badger’s Quay on Thursday September 10, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Please prepare for the water to be off up to six (6) hours. We apologize for the inconvenience.