Corner Brook city council briefs

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Today is Municipal Awareness Day

The City of Corner Brook will be hosting an open house from 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. today to mark Municipal Awareness Day.

Residents are encouraged to drop by city hall to learn more about city operations.

Council and staff will also be hosting a community barbecue during that time.

Extension of Corner Brook Pulp and Paper quarry approved

An application from Corner Brook Pulp and Paper requesting an extension of the existing quarry, located approximately 4.5 kilometres from the Trans-Canada Highway via Lady Slipper Road, was approved by city council.

After reviewing the application and receiving no complaints from the public, the extension was approved subject to all conditions of the original agreement being adhered to, with the conditions that no development is permitted within a one-kilometre radius of the city’s water intake and the development is in accordance with City of Corner Brook development regulations.

Hazardous waste collection takes place June 7

The household hazardous waste collection for 2014 will go ahead on June 7 in the Pepsi Centre parking lot from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For further information and a list of acceptable materials, visit cornerbrook.com or call 637-1630.

Residents are reminded that paint can be disposed of as part of the provincial paint recycling program at Scotia Recycling Green Depot or the Paint Shop, while e-waste can be brought to Scotia Recycling Green Depot.

May is hearing and speech month

May was officially proclaimed Hearing and Speech Month, a program established by the Elks and Royal Purple Lodge of Canada to bring about the earliest possible identification of hearing impaired children.

Saturday, May 3 was designated as Public Information Day, which saw a flag raised at city hall.

Organizations: Trans-Canada Highway, Pepsi Centre, Paint Shop Elks and Royal Purple Lodge of Canada

Geographic location: Corner Brook, Municipal Awareness DayThe, Slipper Road

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