Important Notices

Fire and Emergency Services Continuing for Salmonier Line and Surrounding Areas including Middle Gull Pond, South West Pond, The Wilds, Belbin Mill Pond and Old Prison Camp

December 9, 2019 - The Eastern Regional Service Board (ERSB) will continue to provide fire protection and emergency services to the property owners in the above-named areas. The annual fee for this service for 2020 will be $60.00.

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

Fire protection and emergency services are provided by the Holyrood Volunteer Fire Department.  The fire department will answer and respond to all fire, motor vehicle accidents, rescue or other emergency calls in the area.

The goal of the 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

For more information, please visit our website at:


Eastern Regional Service Board - Expression of Interest Regarding the withdrawal of services on un-serviced roads in unincorporated areas.

November 21, 2019 - Over the past number of months, the Eastern Regional Service Board (ERSB) and the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment (MAE) have been working together to revise the waste collection service delivery model in the unincorporated areas of the Eastern Region. In a letter dated October 11 2019, an Expression of Interest ballot was sent to all identified properties impacted by the agreement to withdraw services from un-serviced roads in unincorporated areas. The ballot was a means for residents to opt into the waste collection services formally provided by the ERSB on an area by area basis. The Expression of Interest has now been closed and no impacted area surveyed opted for waste collection services to be administered by the ERSB.

As outlined in the October 11th letter, the identified un-serviced roads in unincorporated areas will cease to receive waste collection services on at 11:59 pm on December 31, 2019. Any annual fees outstanding on customer’s accounts from 2019 or previous years are still due to the ERSB.

For more information, please visit our website at To access the actual ballot results please click here.

Kindest regards,

Harold Mullowney, B.Sc., B.Ed., M.P.H
Chairperson, Eastern Regional Service Board



Update regarding Ministerial Directives of February 8, February 27 and March 8, 2019: The Eastern Regional Service Board and the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment have agreed on an approach to waste collection services on un-serviced roads in unincorporated areas.  To see the agreement, please click here

To view a list of all un-serviced road in unincorporated areas please click here.

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