Precautionary Boil Water Advisory
Fire Hydrant Fushing will occur between October 19-22nd, 2020 starting at 4 PM. During this time, residents may notice low water pressure and discoloration.  This work is being carried out as part of the Town's regular water maintenance schedule. Please Note:  A Precautionary Boil Order Advisory will be in effect from October 19th, 2020 until further notice. The Town apologizes for any inconvenience that this may cause.


Posted: Oct 8, 2020 11:09 am NFLD


When using outdoor fire pits
Always use caution when burning in an outdoor fire pit they can be harmful if not used properly, and can be bothersome to surrounding neighbours.

- only burn clean, dry firewood

- persons must burn only what is referred to as normal combustibles (ie - wood, paper)

Do Not Burn

- wood that is painted, treated, or contains glue or resin

- garbage

- rubber or plastic 

- furniture

- no petroleum-based materials is to be burned in these appliances (ie - fuel, etc)

Consider your neighbours.  Smoke from wood burning devices or fireplaces can cause adverse health effects in some people.  Be aware of neighbours that may be negatively impacted from the exposure of smoke from these devices.


Posted: Sept 10, 2020 1:40 pm NFLD


Visit Rocky Harbour
Rocky Harbour is the largest community in Gros Morne National Park and is centrally located for touring our World Heritage Site. While our history has been closely linked with the fishing and the forest industries, Rocky Harbour has grown into Newfoundland's top tourism community. [More]

Posted: Sept 22, 2011 11:05 am NFLD


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The Rocky Harbour Volunteer Fire Department currently consists of 30 members. We are equipped with a 2000 GMC Topkick, 840 gpm pumper and a 2012 Ford E350 equipment van. Both vehicles respond to all emergencies within town limits. Become a volunteer. We are always looking for new members.

Town of Rocky Harbour Fire Department Members:

• Ken Stevenson, Fire Chief
Cell: 458-8030 Home: 458-3339

• Wilfred Ellsworth, Deputy Fire Chief
Cell: 458-7153 Home: 458-2765

• Rick Endicott, Captain
Cell: 458-7249 / 458-2020 Home: 458-2886

• Stephen Welsh, Captain
Home: 458-2514

• Boyd Payne, Captain
Home: 458-1937

• Gus Pittman, Captain
Cell: 636-2388 Home: 458-2978

• Walter Kitchen, Training Officer
Cell: 458-7714 Home: 458-2560

• Terry Newman, Secretary-Treasurer
Home: 458-3018 / 458-7456

Anthony Butt • Llewellyn Pittman • Perry Reid • Milo Scoville • Clayton Payne• Keith Pittman •  Aubrey Ryan • Kyle Sparkes •   Leo Ryan • Anthony Young • Tony Major • Joshua Cullihall • Noel Rumbolt • Danny Pittman • Ryan Ball • Chris Keough • Darryl Payne • Derek Cosgrove • Keith Granter • Ryan Ball • Terry Snooks • Ryan O’Reilly


The best protection against fire is preventing one. Reduce the chances of having to deal with a fire by educating yourself and your family. [More]



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Gros Morne Recycling Depot
Please be advised that the Rocky Harbour Green Depot will resume operations on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.  Our hours of operation will be 1:00-6:00 pm, Tuesday thru Friday and 1:00-5:00 pm on Saturday.

Upon reopening, all Green Depot locations across the province will move to an Xpress only model of service and implement several precautions to ensure physical distancing and safety of staff. Traditional counter service, where a customer waits for their order to be counted followed by their cash payment, is suspended until Newfoundland and Labrador enters COVID-19 Alert Level 3.

Xpress is an account-based system available at all Green Depots that allows customers to quickly drop off beverage containers and claim their refund later. Customers who do not have an Xpress account will need to register prior to visiting a Green Depot.

For more information, including how to register for Xpress and operational details for each Green Depot, visit http://xpress.greendepotnl.ca/.

Please note that dates for reopening and hours of operation may vary between other Green Depots across the province. 


Posted: May 11, 2020 12:04 pm NFLD


Recycling Depot Guidelines

1. All bottles are to have caps removed prior to drop off. Any bottles with cap still attached will be returned to the customer.

2. To avoid congestion at the depot, unless prior arrangements have been made with the staff, each customer is limited to 10 bags per drop off. Anything above will not be accepted at that time.

3. Groups wishing to hold a recycling drive must notify the depot 2 weeks prior to make sure they can accommodate a large amount of recyclables.

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Posted: Dec 4, 2015 5:22 pm NFLD


Safety During Power Outages

During extended outages, Hydro asks customers to please implement measures to stay safe. Safety information can be found at www.hydrosafety.ca. Here's tips for staying safe during a power outage:

·    Never go near or touch a fallen power line.

·    Don't use camp stoves or barbecues indoors as they produce hazardous fumes.

·    Turn thermostats to the lowest setting or switch them off; and keep only one light on to let you know when power has been restored.

·    Do not plug a portable generator into the wiring system of a home or building. This action could result in serious injury to utility workers.

·    Listen to the radio.

·    Stay warm with blankets and wearing layers.

·    Spend some quiet, quality time with friends and family while crews work to safely restore power.

Customers can get further updates on the Hydro Power Outages and Emergencies (24 hrs) line at 1-888-737-1296 or on Hydro’s website at www.nlh.nl.ca. Updates are also being provided to media and can be found by following us on Twitter @NLHydro, or through Facebook www.facebook.com/NLHydro.




Posted: Dec 4, 2015 3:50 pm NFLD


Emergency Preparedness Guides

Your Emergency Preparedness Guide: This guide explains in greater detail the steps Canadians should take to become better prepared for emergencies.
Included are a Family Emergency Plan template and list of emergency kit items.

Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/ Special Needs:
This guide provides information on preparing an emergency plan and kit for people with disabilities/ special needs and for caregivers. While disasters and emergencies affect everyone, their impact on people with disabilities/ special needs is often compounded by factors such as
reliance on electrical power, elevators, accessible transportation and accessible communication-all of which can be compromised in emergency situations. Please click here to download this resource: www.getprepared.gc.ca/index-eng.aspx




Posted: Dec 4, 2015 3:50 pm NFLD