2014 CHRISTMAS MARKET CANCELLED
ACTIVE LIVING GUIDE
DRIVEWAY MARKER SAFETY/PLACEMENT
2014 ARTS PROCUREMENT PROGRAM
WASTE TRANSFER STATION
MAIN WATER LINE FLUSHING
TREE & PARK BENCH MEMORIAL PROGRAM
MUNICIPAL LANDFILL CLOSURE
GARBAGE REGULATIONS & SCHEDULES
Posted: November 20, 2014
Please be advised that the Town of Gander's Christmas Open Air Market scheduled for December 6-7, 2014, has been cancelled.
Several other private and not-for-profit community craft fairs will be held on that weekend and leading up to Christmas; residents are encouraged to join us in supporting our artists and craftspeople at these seasonal events and throughout the year, to help grow and strengthen our cultural industries.
Posted: November 18, 2014
The Recreation & Community Services Department is currently in the process of developing an Active Living Guide for Gander and would love to hear from you.
Deadline for submissions is 4:30 p.m. Friday, December 5.
Posted: November 12, 2014
Homeowners wishing to mark driveway corners for the snow clearing season are urged to use commercially available markers topped with reflectors.
If using rebar, a large nut or similar cap should be securely fixed to the top to avoid danger of impalement should the rod become covered with snow.
Markers should be placed no closer than one metre from the concrete curb or sidewalk, so as not to interfere with snow clearing equipment.
Posted: October 20, 2014
The Town of Gander’s Arts Procurement Program is calling for submissions of 2- and 3-dimensional artwork for the 2014 program. The program is open to artists who have been residents of Gander for 12 months or more.
A maximum of three pieces will be received from each artist and each submission must be accompanied by a registration form, available at the Town Hall, Gander Community Centre Administration Office or as a fillable PDF by clicking here.
The program will recognize submissions from artists in the following categories of 2- or 3-Dimensional Visual Art:
Drawing - Illustration - Painting
Print Making - Photography
Textile/Fibre Art - Mixed Media
Carving - Sculpture
Submitted works should be of a size and subject suitable for display in public buildings and venues throughout the community. The selected work(s) will be purchased within the overall annual financial allocation by the Town of Gander.
Artwork will be received at the Town Hall from 8:30 a.m. Monday, December 8, until 4:30 p.m. Friday, December 12. The artwork will be displayed and judged on Monday, December 15. All selected items and artists will be duly recognized.
Posted: September 25, 2014
Infrastructure upgrades are planned or already underway in several areas around Gander and are expected to take several weeks to complete. This work may result in occasional traffic delays and/or detours to allow crews to work safely.
Affected areas include:
- Bennett Drive between Towers Avenue and Bachman Place
- Bowes Street
- Byrd Avenue in the vicinity of Gordon Street
- Caldwell Street
- Morgan Drive
- Sacchi Avenue
Motorists are reminded to always slow down when approaching work crews and move over to give workers as wide a berth as possible. Your patience and cooperation are appreciated.
Posted: September 25, 2014
The Town of Gander waste transfer station is now open on McCurdy Drive, next to the Public Works Depot. For the remainder of this calendar year, the transfer station will operate on every second Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., November 29 and December 13 only.
Residents are encouraged to use this facility for all household debris and surplus items that cannot otherwise be reused, re-purposed or recycled. Click here for transfer station drop-off fees in PDF format.
For more information, call PBO Industrial Disposal Inc. at 651-7000.
Posted: September 22, 2014
The Town of Gander advises residents that the systematic flushing of all main water lines is now underway and will continue until Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. This will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
During this period, residents may experience fluctuating water pressure, discolouration or debris in the water lines. If this occurs, run the water until clear, then remove faucet aerators and carefully flush any debris from screens and washers, ensuring that all parts are reassembled in the correct order and orientation.
It is not recommended to wash laundry between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to avoid the possibility of staining.
The purpose of this flushing is to provide a higher quality of water. The Town of Gander apologizes for any inconvenience that this may cause.
Posted: September 15, 2014
Motorists are advised that asphalt grinding and patching operations are now ongoing throughout the town and will continue for the next 6-8 weeks. Please approach these areas with caution, giving road crews as wide a berth as possible, and be prepared to encounter uneven asphalt surfaces. Your patience and cooperation are appreciated.
Posted: March 12, 2012
The Town of Gander, in conjunction with the Civic Enhancement Committee, has adopted a Memorial Park Bench and Tree Placement Program for public and business participation. The program provides the opportunity to purchase a tree and/or bench for many occasions, i.e., in memory of a loved one, in honour of a dedicated service member, family celebrations, etc. This program is tax deductible.
Posted: January 20, 2012
The Town of Gander advises residents and businesses that the municipal landfill site on Gander Bay Road has been permanently closed by order of the Provincial Government. No further access to this site will be permitted and regulations regarding illegal dumping will be strictly enforced.
Curbside collection of residential garbage and recyclables will continue as per existing schedules, however, businesses, building contractors and homeowners planning or engaged in major renovations are responsible to ensure that all non-recyclable refuse is transported to the Norris Arm Regional Waste Management Facility. Several companies offer commercial waste collection/disposal services on either a scheduled or on-demand basis.
Commercial cardboard should continue to be directed to VON Broadening Horizons Recycling, located at the Scotia Recycling Green Depot, 325 Garrett Drive.
Meanwhile, residents are reminded that with the closure of the Municipal Landfill, the Town must pay by weight for use of the Norris Arm facility, and this cost forms a significant portion of municipal taxation. Residents are urged to divert as much waste as possible from curbside, through recycling of containers and paper products and composting of organic waste.
Visit the VON Broadening Horizons Recycling website at www.ganderrecycling.com for information on materials accepted for recycling or to purchase a backyard composter at a subsidized unit price.
Major appliances and other metals will be accepted at Central Metals (1983) Limited, 53 McCurdy Drive, during normal business hours.
To assist residents in removal of refuse other than regular household waste, the Town will conduct clean-up week collection several times per year.
For more information on the Norris Arm Regional Waste Management Facility, including fees, procedures and accepted materials, please contact the Central Newfoundland Waste Management Authority at 709-653-2900, or visit their website at www.cnwmc.com.
Posted: April 18, 2011
The Town of Gander reminds residents that Garbage and Refuse Regulations require that household garbage be placed at the concrete curb no earlier than 6 a.m. and no later than 8 a.m. on your scheduled collection day.
A limit of six (6) bags per household will be accepted on each scheduled collection day. Empty containers and any garbage/refuse not collected under these regulations must be removed from the curb before 8:30 p.m. the same day.
Please heed the following guidelines for safe disposal of hazardous items:
• Needles must be in a container such as steel or heavy plastic that will prevent accidental puncture to those collecting it.
• Broken glass should be placed in a separate container and marked as such.
• Hot coals/ashes must not be put out for collection.
Complete Garbage and Refuse Regulations, along with the regular collection schedule, may be found by clicking here, or by calling the Public Works Depot at 651-5938.