Rose Blanche – Har­bour Le Cou coun­cil notes

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - NEWS - BY ROS­ALYN ROY ros­alyn.roy@gulfnews.ca Twit­ter: @tyger­lylly

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:

Road re­pairs

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.

Elec­tions

Nom­i­na­tion day for any­one in­ter­ested in run­ning for coun­cil will be Aug. 29.

Fire Depart­ment

The fire depart­ment re­ceived fund­ing for new breath­ing ap­pa­ra­tuses, which have been de­liv­ered.

Trails

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.

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