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Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay bans single-use plastic bags

Both the Green Party and the Liberals in New Brunswick are hoping to see the government take some concrete action on adopting legislation to phase out the use of single-use plastic bags when the Legislature resumes next month.
The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay banned single-use plastic bags on Nov. 26. File photo

Research study determined overwhelming support in favour of move


A bylaw was passed at the Nov. 26 Happy Valley-Goose Bay town council meeting to ban single-use plastic bags, starting Jan. 1, 2020.

The ban, which passed unanimously, follows an announcement by the province earlier this year of its plan to ban single-use plastic bags and the banning of such bags in other Labrador communities. The town conducted a research study earlier this year and said it found overwhelming support in favour of a bylaw to ban single-use plastic bags.

“What we have seen here this evening is the culmination of a lot of hard work and serious discussion,” said Happy Valley-Goose Bay Mayor Wally Andersen in a statement. "The residents and businesses of the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay have guided this and previous councils and they have told us that council needs to take action.”

Councillor Lori Dyson-Edmonds, chair of economic development and public engagement for the town, said they felt it prudent to follow the example of other Labrador communities in Nunatsiavut as well as Cartwright.

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