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CommunityPop.
Conche181
Croque50
Englee527
Grandois-St. Juliens26
Main Brook243
Roddickton-Bide Arm999
Total2,026
Roddickton-Bide Arm
Population: 999
Contact:
Tel: 709-457-2413
roddickton@nf.aibn.com
Services:
Yes ATM
Yes Cell phone service
Yes DSL/Cable Internet
Yes Fire services
Yes Garbage collection
Yes Postal services
Yes Town Water & Sewer Hook-up
Yes Water & sewer
Shopping:
No Campground
Yes Convenience items
Yes Food service
Yes Gasoline
Yes Groceries
Yes Pharmacy
Travel by road to main centres...
Corner Brook400 km(240 mi)
Deer Lake349 km(209 mi)
St Anthony131 km(79 mi)
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Roddickton is known as the "Moose Capital of the World" with a moose population of six animals per square kilometer. The two towns of Roddickton & Bide Arm amalgamated in 2009. It is not uncommon to see moose on lawns, in back yards, or along the streets at any time of day or night. In addition to the moose, this area is also home to a healthy population of caribou and black bears. The Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm maintains the Green Moose Interpretation Centre, which provides a look at the natural heritage and resources in the region. The centre provides a focal point for tourist attractions on the Canada Bay side of the Great Northern Peninsula; it highlights the area's unique culture, natural heritage and wildlife in the region.
 
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The motto "Safe Haven of the North" derived from the Winter Tilting days of the late 1800's and early to mid 1900's when residents of surrounding communities moved to Bide Arm to work during the winter months and also to escape the bitter cold of Newfoundland winters on the Great Northern Peninsula. Many of them referred to Bides Arm (as the old folk say) as their Safe Haven. This motto has proven true even today. When winds are high during summer months boat owners from surrounding communities have docked their vessels in Bide Arm's sheltered harbour where it is safe from potential damage. The recently amalgamated communities are now known as the Town of Roddickton/Bide Arm.
 
Facilities & Services
Banks:
· Bank of Nova Scotia
For Children and Youth:
· Family Resource Centre
Government Offices/Organizations:
· Canada Food Inspection Agency
· Department of Fisheries and Land Resources
· Department of Natural Resources
· Office of Child, Youth & Family Services
Health Services:
· White Bay Central Health Centre
Museums & Heritage Facilities:
· Ashton House & Heritage Trails
· Green Moose Interpretation Centre
Public Services:
· Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Recreation Facilities:
· Playground
· Roddickton Arena
· Roddickton Swimming Pool
· Softball Field
· The Farm Day Use Park
· Underground Salmon Pool
Religious Institutions:
· Bide Arm Apostolic Faith Church
· Roddickton Apostolic Faith Church
· Roddickton Pentecostal Church
· Roddickton Roman Catholic Church
· Roddickton United Church
Schools:
· Cloud River Academy
Senior's Homes:
· Roddickton House - Residential Care
More Shopping:
· Accommodations
· Automotive Service
· Building Supplies & Hardware
· Clothing: General
· Crafts and Gifts
· Finance and Insurance
· Hairdresser/Barber/Tanning Salon
· Liquor and Wine
· Pharmacy/Drug Store
· Sears Canada Outlet
· Snowmobiles, ATVs & Motorcycles
 
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