Deer Lake residents urged to remain vigilant of changing conditions

Water levels continue to slowly drop in both the Humber River and Deer Lake but significant concerns remain about two local roads.   Provincial and local officials have determined that water is flowing beneath the ice obstruction that stretches across the mouth of the Humber River to the St. Jude’s area of the lake.  
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Public consultations to modernize Municipalities Act underway

Public consultations to modernize The Municipalities Act are ongoing across the province. The Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment is encouraging residents, councils and committees to provide written submissions to share their thoughts on how to renew this important legislation governing towns, local service districts, and cities. You can have your say by providing a
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Water levels drop but residents remain prepared for possible evacuation

Although the water levels in the Humber River and Deer Lake have dropped by more than a foot from peak levels earlier this week, the town council is urging residents to remain alert and prepared for a possible evacuation. There are concerns now about reports of a large band of ice that is descending towards Deer
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Please reduce speeds on temporary road route from Riverbank to Tiffany

Motorists using the temporary road from the end of Riverbank Road to Tiffany Avenue are asked to please reduce their speed. Access to the area has been restricted because of raising waters in the Humber River. The town has placed staff at both ends of the route and only people who live in the area
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Disaster relief funding applications available at Town Office

Disaster relief funding applications are now available at the Deer Lake Town Office. The forms were dropped off by Fire and Emergency services and they are intended for local residents who sustained property damage from the recent flooding. It is very important that you document everything, take photos, and keep any damaged items until an
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Please prepare for Possible Evacuation

Residents of:   Pinetree Drive Riverside Drive Oakes Road Reginald Drive Tower Road Moss’s Lane Bailey’s Avenue     Weather conditions last weekend have resulted in high – and rising – water levels in the Town of Deer Lake. With this in mind, the Town is notifying residents to be prepared to evacuate their properties
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Area residents urged to use caution near Humber River

Residents of the Deer Lake area are asked to use extreme caution in the aftermath of flooding on the weekend. Most of the concern is centred on the Humber River, where water levels have risen and massive amounts of ice are being carried downstream through the Nicholsville Bridge. Given this, residents are asked to avoid
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Sections of walking trail closed due to high water levels

Deer Lake residents are advised that two sections of the town’s walking trails, specifically the sections that run along the Humber River, have been closed due to flooding. Bridge structures on the Viking Trail to Airport section are under water and therefore the trail is not deemed safe for use. Barricades have been placed at
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Registration for after school bowling program

Registration is now open for the Deer Lake Recreation After School Bowling Program. The cost is $25 per week and bowling is offered from Monday to Friday from 3-5 pm. Please call 635-3669 for more information.
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Registration ongoing for Evening Aquafit

Residents of the Deer Lake area are reminded that registration is now open for Evening Aquafit classes, which will be held from 8-9 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. From Tuesday, Jan. 23 to Feb 27, there will be 6 classes. From Thursday, Jan 25 to Mar 1 there will also be six classes. To register
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