Town News

Boil Water Advisory Update June 23 at 5:00 P.M.

Please see update below on Boil Water Advisory:

Please be advised starting 4:30pm today, June 22, 2022 all residents will experience low water pressure or loss of water, for up to 5 hours. This is to complete work being done on the watermain connection. Thank you for your patience.

Attention All Residents: Please be advised

The Town has been advised that there is a break in our Main Water Line, crews are onsite to repair. Residents may experience low water pressure or loss of water.

Repair time is unknown. We thank you for your patience.

Update: June 18, 2022.

Crews are still onsite, repair time unknown. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Road Closure June 17/22 - Public Notice

There will be a road closure on June 17/22 at Valleyfield branch/intersection. Please click link below for more information: 

ROAD CLOSURE CANCELLED - PUBLIC NOTICE

Please click link below for important update on road closure for Valleyfield Branch/Intersection:

Modifications to General Surgery Services

Please click link below for notice from Central Health on Modifications to General Surgery Services at Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre:

TEAM UP TO CLEAN UP

The Town of New-Wes-Valley will be partnering with Pearson Academy and the Cape Freels Development Association to host the annual Team Up to Clean UP! This year, and every year to follow this event, will be hosted in memory of our dear friend Florence Cross. Florence had a passion for all things children, community oriented and that involved keeping our community and earth clean. She was a huge advocate for this event every year and this is something we want to ensure continues in her memory.

On June 15th please drive with caution in the community as you may see many school aged children out and about, we will also be partnering with the Shore Rides Transportation program to move people around the community to areas that need more focus.  We are also encouraging residents to get out and pick up a bag or two of garbage. Maybe on your walk, near your property or an area that you know may need a little extra tidying. Garbage can be left for pick up during your regular pickups.

While out be sure to take a photo of you and your family in action, post your pictures on social media using the #TeamUpToCleanUpForFLO or email them to [email protected] to be entered to win a $50 gift card.

The Town of New-Wes-Valley wishes to advise all residents who are operating a non-registered business that you will need to complete and submit an application to Operate a Business.

 

Please be advised Council is aware of non-registered businesses currently operating without permission. The Town will be contacting those businesses with instructions to register. 

Businesses identified include home-based businesses manufacturing crafts, art, clothing, home décor, knitted goods, woodworking, giftware, accessories, etc., as well as businesses performing automotive, welding, carpentry, electrical, wholesale, catering, etc. services.

Please follow the links below for more information.

Please follow link below for more information

Road Closure - Valleyfield Branch

Please click link below for important information on road closure at Valleyfield Branch:

Attention Residents - Theft of Items!!!

Please click link below to view details of the theft of items from waterline road job site:

Attention Residents: Recently the Brookfield Post Office has closed. Through Councils recommendation Canada Post have tried, but were unsuccessful to find a location to replace said Post Office within Brookfield.

Due to the lack of interest, Canada Post have now given the Town of New-Wes-Valley 2 options for our Brookfield residents to make a recommendation on. The options are as follows:

1. Community Mail Boxes

– Keep their existing address- 24hr access

– Carded Items to Wesleyville Post Office

-Town will have input on where they are place

2. Brookfield Residents Mail Moved to Wesleyville Post Office

– Residents will have to change their mailing address to that of Wesleyville

– Only accessible during business hours(24 hour lobby service)

Town Council would like your opinion on this matter, as this is something that effects our residents! For those who do not have internet access or prefer to call in to provide their preferred method can do so by calling 709-536-2010.

Deadline for responses will be June 17, 2022 at 4:00pm.

Please click the link below to fill out your preferred method.

Please Follow the link below for Virtual Care Options

PaticipACTION Community Better Challenge

Did you know that during the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge in 2021 New-Wes-Valley tracked a total of 595271 minutes! The challenge is returning from June 1 – 30, 2022.  We would love to see even more residents and organizations realize the benefits of being more physically active and participate in the challenge. 

 

 

Let’s get active this June to boost our mental and physical health. Join the ParticipACTION
Community Better Challenge from June 1 – 30. Get active and track your physical activity on
the ParticipACTION app to help our community win $100,000 and earn the title of Canada’s
Most Active. You also have the chance to win great prizes for yourself when you use the
app. Download the app and start tracking! https://bit.ly/3CYXcv6

 

Did you know the Town of New-Wes-Valley use a messaging service that updates residents to what’s happening within our community?

Whether you wish to receive messages through email, phone call or text message we have you covered!

The Town of New-Wes-Valley utilize this service when sending out Emergency notices, Water shut offs, updates on events happening in our community and so much more!

If you’re interested in signing up for this amazing service, just fill out the form below or call the office at 536-2010 Ext. 1!


Please see link below for public notice on Senior’s Affordable housing:

The town would like to remind residents that our 3rd fall clean up week is scheduled for the week of September 12 – 16th. This message is to inform residents as previously communicated that the change from a spring clean up to a fall cleanup has had a significant cost savings to the town. With this cost savings,  monies can be used for other community projects and become a less tax burden to residents. While we realize this maybe different from other communities, council has to make decisions that are financially responsible for the best interest of tax payers

The Town of New Wes Valley has been actively engaged with the Health Accord NL Task Force along with Government officials to address the Health Care in our region along with the physician shortage at the Dr. Y. K. Jeon Kittiwake Health Centre to ensure our concerns are heard. Our engagement includes the following;

* Active participant in virtual town hall engagement sessions

* Attendance at the Central Health Board of Trustee meetings

* Meetings with CEO Andre Robichaud- Central Health, Ministers and other Government officials

* Active member of the Physician Retention and Recruitment committee with Central Health

* The Kittiwake Community Advisory Committee (CAC) – Town of New Wes Valley, Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee (R&R Committee) was established out of a need to support the physician recruitment and retention process at the Dr. Y. K. Jeon Kittiwake Health Centre.

* In partnership with Central Health a Collaborative Agreement was designed with the purpose to provide support and advice from the Town of New Wes Valley to Central Health in responding to our local physicians needs and wishes. It also speaks to the willingness and commitment of our local R&R Committee to be more supportive of our physicians and families upon their arrival in our community, initial workplace orientation and for the duration of their stay in our community.

* Active participant in the Mayors Meetings with Central Health* Active member of Health Accord working group, consisting of Mayor Percy Farwell, Mayor Curtis Roebotham, Dr. Peter Blackie, Sandra Kelly, Randell Mercer and David Lewis

* Engaged in discussions with co-chairs Sister Elizabeth Davis and Dr.Patrick Parfrey.

* Mayors meeting with neighboring communities to partner to address issues regarding physician shortage and was successful in obtaining letters of support to present to the health accord task force. See attached link from yesterday’s announcement in Gander by Premier Andrew Furey and Minister Dr. John Haggie on Budget 2022 and how the province is responding to the current issues we all are facing. https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=watch_permalink&v=346019367559391

The Town of New-Wes-Valley is committed to remaining actively engaged to ensure the best possible health care is available for the region. Central Health will be hosting a series for residents of virtual Town Hall Sessions, as part of these sessions, Central Health staff and physicians will be on hand to answer questions and talk about virtual emergency room care, along with efforts to recruit and retain health care workers. Upcoming dates are posted on their Central Health Facebook page and website. Please visit www.centralhealth.nl.ca to register.

The Town of New-Wes-Valley is advising all residents we will be doing a flush of our main water lines starting on May 16th. There will be daily fluctuations in water pressure while this is being completed.

All residents are asked to please CONSERVE WATER. Please DO NOT run washers, dishwashers, garden hoses, etc. between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Once the water line flush is complete you may experience dirty and discolored water for several days.

We are advising residents to flush their lines by running an outdoor water hose prior to running your washers and dishwashers to avoid any damage to machines from dirt particles.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.