Fire at South­west coast waste man­age­ment site

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - EDITORIAL - BY ROSALYN ROY THE GULF NEWS Se­niors: Grant Mo­tors 6 Col­li­sion Cen­tre 9 Ju­niors: Wood­wards 8 Ford 1 Rosalyn.roy@gulfnews.ca Twit­ter: @tyger­lylly

CHAN­NEL is of­fer­ing a free vol­un­teer peer sup­port group fa­cil­i­ta­tion train­ing in Port aux Basques. If you are in­ter­ested in host­ing a men­tal health peer sup­port group in your area or in de­vel­op­ing your skills as a group fa­cil­i­ta­tor, con­tact Bon­nie (col­lect) at 709-643-4361 or Joel at 694-0636. Hosted by the Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Hospi­tal Aux­il­iary at the 50+ Club. Con­tact Doreen Bur­ton at 695-2850 for more in­for­ma­tion. An in­for­ma­tion ses­sion is avail­able to New­found­land and Labrador res­i­dents. Any­one in­ter­ested in regis­ter­ing for the ses­sions should call 709-576-0608 or email firstlink@alzheimernl.ca. The se­ries is for in­di­vid­u­als and their fam­i­lies di­ag­nosed with Alzheimer’s dis­ease or a re­lated de­men­tia. In­cludes ses­sions on an overview of de­men­tia, cop­ing strate­gies, com­mu­nity re­sources and sup­ports. Com­mit­tee will be hold­ing a Lu­mi­nary Cer­e­mony at Scott’s Cove Park on Tues­day, Au­gust 15, 2017. It will start with a pa­rade from board­walk be­hind Shop­pers Drug Mart to the Boat. Lu­mi­nar­ies are avail­able by call­ing Dorothy at 695-8265, Ma­bel at 695-3230 Marilyn at 955-2291 and Lorna at 695-7188. In case of in­clement the ser­vice will be held on Au­gust 16 or Au­gust 17. Are you in­ter­ested in vol­un­teer­ing? West­ern Health is look­ing for vol­un­teers to as­sist as greeters at West­ern Me­mo­rial Re­gional Hospi­tal and Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Cen­tre. Greeters help wel­come vis­i­tors and clients and as­sist them in find­ing lo­ca­tions through­out the build­ing.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Vol­un­teer Re­sources De­part­ment at 709-637-5369 or visit our web­site at west­ern­health. nl.ca. Hospi­tal Aux­il­iary invit­ing vol­un­teers to work at their gift shop two-hours/week min­i­mum. Shop is open seven days a week (2-4 p.m.) and (7-9 p.m.); ac­cept­ing ap­pli­ca­tions from males/fe­males. High school stu­dents wel­come. Train­ing pro­vided. Po­lice check re­quired. Call Doreen Bur­ton at 695-2850. Tues­day 10-5 and 7-9; Wed­nes­day 9-1, 2-5, 6-9; Thurs­day 12-9;

Fri­day 10-12, 1-5;

Satur­day 9-1 2-5.

Closed Sun­day and Mon­day.

Ev­ery sec­ond Satur­day is sto­ry­time. For more in­for­ma­tion please call 695-3471. If you have an item you’d like in­cluded in Com­mu­nity Cal­en­dar, send them to us by email at cblack­more@gulfnews.ca or give us a call at 695-3671. The dead­line is 5 p.m. Wed­nes­day for in­clu­sion in the next edi­tion.

Af­ter a suc­cess­ful car wash fundraiser to help fi­nance the Port aux Basques Hur­ri­canes up­com­ing trip to the pro­vin­cial soft­ball tour­na­ment, the home­town boys were happy to be able to give back.

A do­na­tion of $200 was made to the Port aux Basques Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment, who loaned the team the equip­ment needed to wash ve­hi­cles.

“It’s giv­ing back to the peo­ple that helped us,” said Coach Sheldon Street.

Here are this week’s game re­sults. Wil­liam Street and the PAB Hur­ri­canes pre­sented a cheque for $200 Fire Chief Jerry Musseau as a to­ken of thanks for the fire de­part­ment’s help with the soft­ball team’s re­cent car wash fundraiser.

The Port aux Basques Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment re­sponded to a fire at the South­west coast waste man­age­ment site on Satur­day, July 22. The site is lo­cated be­tween Port aux Basques and Cape Ray.

Fire Chief Jerry Musseau said the blaze hap­pened around 6:30 p.m. and the Cape Ray Fire De­part­ment as­sisted on the call.

Al­though not large, the fire was – for the most part – dif­fi­cult to reach, burn­ing un­der much of the top rub­ble.

“There was quite a bit of garbage, wood, old shin­gles,” said Musseau. “It was hard to get at.”

In or­der to deal with the fire, wa­ter had to be trucked in. There is no ded­i­cated wa­ter sup­ply at the garbage dump.

Musseau also told the Gulf News the de­part­ment had to re­spond again later that same evening. A mo­torist driv­ing by the area no­ticed an or­ange glow and re­ported it to a vol­un­teer fire­fighter.

On Sun­day the de­part­ment went back once more to en­sure the fire was out. They dis­cov­ered it was still smol­der­ing. The mu­nic­i­pal­ity also helped by us­ing an ex­ca­va­tor to smother the flare-ups.

Musseau con­firmed there was no sign of fire when the dump­site was closed and the gate was locked at 5 p.m. The cause of the fire is still un­known.

Cur­rently, much of the prov­ince is un­der a fire ban.

CAN­DACE FAR­RELL

As a drop in cen­tre, youth from 12-18 can come by Mon­day to Thurs­day till 9 p.m., Fri­day till 10 p.m., and Satur­day 3-10 p.m. There are darts, ping-pong, air hockey, Wii games, X box games, Net­flix, board games and arts and crafts avail­able. We do have special events on our sched­ule and do plan spe­cific ac­tiv­i­ties for staff to in­volve the youth in. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 695-6901. Want to join curl­ing? Con­tact Gary O’Brien at go­b­rien­lecu@gmail.com (695-7582); Face­book page (Gate­way Curl­ing). No special equip­ment re­quired and lessons are free. Have you been turned down for sta­tus with the Qalipu First Na­tions Band? If so, con­sider join­ing the Mi’Kmaq First Na­tions Assem­bly of New­found­land. Con­tact them at 1-709-388-6362 or visit their web­site www.mf­nan.org.

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