Mayor Philip Wood’s Spring Message

Spring is officially here – at least according to the calendar! Let’s all hope that this spring will be a good one heading to a great summer! It has certainly been a very busy lead up to spring as the community got behind the Bay Arena’s attempt to be Canada’s Kraft Hockeyville for 2017. I want to thank everyone for supporting this very worthwhile spirit building experience for the Town – which did net $25 000 for the Arena.

There will undoubtedly be a lot of activities ongoing both this spring and summer in Bay Roberts and the surrounding area. I encourage everyone to get out and about and enjoy what the season has to offer. One of the biggest events in Bay Roberts is the Songs, Stages & Seafood Festival happening May 24th – 28th – for details and information – check out or our Facebook Page. Get involved and take in as many of these events as possible in order to show your support. In the meanwhile, to see everything that’s on the go check regularly at At this time I would like to congratulate and thank all of our volunteers and staff – please continue with your efforts in 2017 – they are much appreciated.

I would also like to remind residents about our Recycling Program. Once again, I urge everyone to continue with our efforts to Reduce, Reuse & Participate so as this project continues to grow bigger and better – remember Recycling helps our environment in a very big way!

Lastly, to say the least, about the weather in Newfoundland & Labrador, it will continue to be unpredictable despite the official start of spring. As a result, I ask everyone to stay prepared for any snow, ice and colder temperatures that may and will in all likelihood occur. Most importantly – drive safely! Our Works Department is always out there and as soon as the weather permits will start with the repairs necessary to our roads as a result of the winter season. In an effort to help with potholes in the future we have recently purchased an asphalt recycler. So hopefully in the future the situation with the roads will not be as bad. In ending, I would like to thank everyone in advance for their support and cooperation.

All the best – I hope it is an enjoyable and safe spring for all!