2017 Board Elections - Results

Official Results for Wards 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11

The election of Directors for the Eastern Regional Service Board (ERSB) has now been finalized. The votes were tallied this morning by Board Clerk Bradley Power, CAO Ken Kelly and Manager Corporate Services Lynn Tucker at the ERSB headquarters in St. John's. The official results are as follows:

Sub-Region/Ward 5

- Peggy Roche (ELECTED)

- Gary Gosine

Sub-Region/Ward 7

- Kevin McDonald (ACCLAIMED on Oct. 31, 2017)

Sub-Region/Ward 8

- Samuel Whalen (ELECTED)

- Christopher Adams 

- George Janes

Sub-Region/Ward 9

- Glenn Clarke (ELECTED)

- Don Coombs

Sub-Region/Ward 10

- Hilda Whelan (ACCLAIMED on Oct. 31, 2017)

Sub-Region/Ward 11 

- Bill Bailey (ELECTED)

- Robert Gammon

- Craig Pardy

Congratulations to everyone who was elected. Also, thank you to everyone who put their name forward as a nominee for the available positions. The Board is very grateful for the interest shown by communities and individuals throughout the Eastern Region.

We also want to thank the staff and administrators in municipalities and local service districts throughout the area who supported the election process. Your attention and timely responses were greatly appreciated. 

Questions/comments about the election process or the outcomes can be directed to Bradley Power, Board Clerk and Outreach Coordinator at 709-579-8889 / 697-2633 or


2017 Board Elections - Voting Procedures

Please note that the nomination period to fill positions on the Board of Directors of the Eastern Regional Service Board (ERSB) has now concluded, and an election process in your Sub-Region/Ward is now underway.

Communities should immediately complete a voting form (Download it HERE) and submit it to ERSB as soon as possible. Each community gets one vote and the deadline to submit your choice is 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 30. The list of nominees is located HERE, and you can find your Sub-Region/Ward by reviewing the list of communities contained in the "Overview of the Board" located HERE.

Voting forms can be faxed to 709-579-5392, or mailed to the attention of the Board Clerk at 255 Major’s Path, St. John’s, NL, A1A 0L5. Forms can also be sent via e-mail to

The results of the election will be posted to the ERSB website at by noon on Friday, December 1, 2017. A letter to each community highlighting the results will also be sent via Canada Post.

If you have questions or comments about this Board election process, please contact our Board Clerk/Outreach Coordinator, Bradley Power, at 709-579-8889 (office), 709-697-2633 (cell), or e-mail


2017 Board Elections - List of Official Nominees

Please note the results below stemming from the recent nomination process to fill prositions on the Board of Directors of Eastern Regional Service Board:

Sub-Region/Ward 5 (Metro Area):

1. Ms. Peggy Roche, Town of Torbay

2. Mr. Gary Gosine, Town of Wabana

Sub-Region/Ward 7 (Southwest Avalon):

1. Mr. Kevin McDonald, Town of Long Harbour-Mount Arlington Heights [ACCLAIMED]

Sub-Region/Ward 8 (Conception Bay Area):

1. Mr. Christopher Adams, Town of Cupids

2. Mr. George Janes, Town of Clarke's Beach

3. Mr. Samuel Whalen, Town of Colliers

Sub-Region/Ward 9 (Trinity Conception North)

1. Mr. Glenn Clarke, Town of Victoria

2. Mr. Don Coombs, Town of Harbour Grace

Sub-Region/Ward 10 (Trinity Bay and Isthmus East)

1. Ms. Hilda Whelan, Town of Whitbourne [ACCLAIMED]

Sub-Region/Ward 11 (Clarenville and Isthmus)

1. Mr. Bill Bailey, Town of Clarenville

2. Mr. Robert Gammon, Local Service District of Random Sound West

3. Mr. Craig Pardy, Local Service District of George's Brook-Milton

Congratulations to those new Board members who were acclaimed, specifically Mayor Hilda Whelan and Councillor Kevin McDonald. 

An information package has now been sent to all nominees regarding next steps in the election process.

Each community throughout the Eastern Region where an election will be held (those areas noted above), will receive a voting package via Canada Post in the coming days, if not already. Please return your voting form by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 30. Results of the election will be posted shortly after the voting deadline.

Questions/comments can be sent to Bradley Power, Board Clerk, at 709-697-2633 or


2017 Board Elections - Process Overview

The Eastern Regional Service Board (ERSB) is currently seeking nominations for its Board of Directors. An election will take place in November. By now, communities should have received an information package via Canada Post. If not, please contact Bradley Power, Board Clerk/Outreach Coordinator at the contact information below.

Additional information and a list of key dates is included in the following downloadable information:

- Election Information Package (PDF - 1,944KB)

- Letter to Municipalities and Local Service Districts (PDF - 182KB)

- Nomination Form (PDF - 328KB)

Other Resources:

- Regional Service Board Act, 2012 (External Link)

- Regulations (External Link)

Questions about the election can be directed to Bradley Power, Board Clerk/Outreach Coordinator at 709-579-8889 or 709-697-2633. 

Notice of Service Implementation



The   Eastern  Regional  Service  Board  (ERSB) has  been   established   by  the   Province  of Newfoundland & Labrador  to  deliver  regional  municipal services in the  eastern  region.   The province has given ERSB the mandate to extend fire and emergency services into unincorporated communities and cabin areas.

Beginning January 1, 2017 ERSB will be implementing fire protection and emergency services to the property owners in the above-named areas. The annual fee for this service is $50.00.

Property owners will be able to call the provincial 911 Emergency Dispatch to request a response to any emergencies in the area.

The goal of ERSB is to continue to partner with municipalities and local service districts to extend fire and emergency protection to all areas of the Eastern region that do not currently have access

to such services.

Should you wish to contact us regarding any service we provide, please call (709} 579-7960 or email us at

Property owners are encouraged to contact to provide ERSB their contact information and property location.

Fire and Emergency Service Frequently Asked Questions

Eastern Regional Service Board Expands Regionalized Services to New Unincorporated Areas

St. John’s, NL. July 21 , 2016 - As part of its ongoing mandate, the Eastern Regional Service Board (ERSB) is continuing to implement waste collection services in un-serviced areas throughout eastern Newfoundland and Labrador.

For an annual fee of $180 - which is designed to cover the cost of the service - all property owners in eastern Newfoundland and Labrador will have access to weekly waste collection, biweekly recyclable collection, bulk pickup and household hazardous waste disposal.

"All real property owners require and use aspects of our services," said Ed Grant, Chair of Eastern Regional Service Board. "If unincorporated property owners do not pay for their service, it means other property owners within municipal boundaries are required to pay extra. We need to keep our province healthy and beautiful. It's up to all of us to take good care of the environment and ensure that generations to come are able to enjoy it just as much as we do."

The ERSB is made up of 20 elected officials and an appointed chair. It remains primarily focused on ensuring high quality, regionalized waste management services and facilities are available to all property owners in eastern Newfoundland and Labrador, and that waste management processes ensure the long term health and safety of residents and the environment.

One municipality that has seen the benefit of this approach is the Town of Holyrood.

"In the past, the Town of Holyrood has experienced waste from outside property owners being left in our town that has to be collected and paid for by our municipality and taxpayers." said Gary Corbett, Chief Administrative Office, Town of Holyrood. "Since the implementation of regionalized waste management services in the neighbouring areas around Holyrood, we have seen a significant decrease in illegal dumping and litter."

For more information on the Eastern Waste Management, visit:


Media contact:

Fallon Chaytor
1-709-754-9614 ext. 8646

Opening Whitbourne Waste Recovery Facility

The Eastern Regional Service Board (ERSB) has been established by the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador to develop and implement modern waste management practices in the eastern region. On June 7, 2016 ERSB  started operating a Waste Recovery Facility on Old Brigus Road in Whitbourne. The Facility will provide convenient and free drop off of bulk items for residents in the area including items such as; appliances, furniture, electronics, car and truck tires (with rims removed), construction and demolition debris, shingles. Some of the items the facility does not accept include: materials that decompose, food items, clothing and recyclables. The site does not accept material from contractors, dump trailers, double axel trailers, and limits residents to 16 visits a year. No commercial material accepted. For a full list of acceptable and unacceptable items and parameters around accessing the facility please visit .


Hours of Operation:

Tuesday and Thursday: noon – 4 pm

Saturday: 8 am to 4 pm

For more information please contact 709.579.7960 or


Notice of Service 2016

Expansion of waste collection services starting summer of 2016.  Notices will start to appear in local newspapers with regards to the new service areas and canvassers will be going door to door in these new areas advising property owners of the service and the requirements.  In these general areas:

Southern Shore: Horse Chops, Hell Hill Pond, Cape Pond Road, Birch Hill Pond, Old Shoe Cove Road/Chance Cove

Southwest Avalon: Placentia Junction

Trinity Conception North: Pittman’s Pond, Western Bay Line, Perry’s Cove

Clarenville: New Burnt Cove

Trinity Bay South: Holiday Hill Road, Highway 81 Markland to Colinet Road

Carbonear: Chapel Street

In addition we will be canvassing and collecting data in the following areas in preparation for the implementation of service in the summer of 2017 (these are the general areas below):

Roaches’ Line unincorporated area

Hodgewater Line unincorporated area

Peak Pond unincorporated area

Ocean Pond unincorporated area

Goulds Big Pond unincorporated area

Maher’s unincorporated area

Brigus Junction unincorporated area

Middle Gull Pond unincorporated area

Isthmus: Fair Haven Road

The annual fee is $180 and any area that has service implemented part way through a year will be prorated for that year. The service includes weekly garbage collection, biweekly recyclables collection, and annual bulk pick up events.

Clarenville Waste Transfer Station Opening

The Clarenville Transfer Station (CTS) is a brand new waste management facility that opened its doors to the public on January 2, 2016. The site handles municipal solid waste, commercial solid waste, residential bulk waste and recycling for transfer to a regional facility. The facility is an important step in protecting the environment, improving waste management processes in the region and reducing costs.

Delivering Clean and Safe Drinking Water

A new community sustainability partnership was announced through Budget 2015 that will provide communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador with increased revenues and capacity supports. One of the priorities of the community sustainability partnership is to continue to ensure clean and safe drinking water for the residents of the province. Today, a contract to develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that will assist in reducing Boil Water Advisories (BWAs) in Newfoundland and Labrador was awarded to Big East Engineering Inc.

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Provincial Government Announces New Community Sustainability Partnership

Building on the strong supports and significant investments the Provincial Government has made in our communities over the last decade, today, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced the outcomes of the fiscal framework review – a new community sustainability partnership. This partnership is more than just fiscal in nature; it will enhance supports to communities and strengthen the social and economic fabric of our regions.

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Sunnyside Waste Recovery Facility opens July 12, 2012

The Sunnyside Waste Recovery Facility (located adjacent to the Sunnyside landfill) provides an alternative for residents to dispose of acceptable materials as outlined below. 
The Sunnyside Waste Recovery Facility does NOT accept any waste from commercial operators &/or construction companies.