Rose Blanche – Harbour Le Cou council notes
ROSE BLANCHE–HARBOUR LE COU, NL – Town council met briefly before the town’s annual Canada Day celebrations. Here are some issues council has been working on lately in Rose BlancheHarbour Le Cou:
Replacements of the culverts along Route 470 from Port aux Basques to Rose Blanche are still in progress. Once that is finished the Department of Highways is hoping to repair the main road in front of the council office and fire department, though that is currently only a tentative commitment. The road has been crumbling for over a decade.
Council is also hoping to use some of the gas tax money to repair other roads, though they have not yet determined which roads would undergo those repairs.
Water system upgrades
Town council has received over $500K through the clean water and wastewater fund, which they intend to use to upgrade and repair the water system at the pump house. Council hopes this will deliver a better quality of water to residents. They are currently waiting on engineers before beginning that work.
Nomination day for anyone interested in running for council will be Aug. 29.
The fire department received funding for new breathing apparatuses, which have been delivered.
As a member of the Southwest Coast trail network, Rose Blanche along with the communities of Port aux Basques, Isle aux Morts and the Codroy Valley are hoping to secure signage for all of their trails to be identical in design and information.
Rose Blanche is also looking at posting a You Are Here map of the various trails in town so that hikers can park in one spot and choose which to explore. While the Rose Blanche – Harbour Le Cou trail remains quite popular, there are other trails of varying difficulty located in the immediate area that may appeal to tourists.