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Non school-related announcements

An update on the national historic sites: Cape Spear Lighthouse will remain closed until further notice; the Ryan Premises, Signal Hill and Castle Hill are opened to the public.

The Red Cross is looking for financial donations. Over the past few days, the Red Cross has operated comfort centres and shelters in Clarenville and Freshwater and brought water and food to Placentia, Hare Bay and Beau Bois. Anyone who wants to make a donation to Red Cross can call 1-800-418-1111.

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro has a warning for people the area of the Granite Canal By-pass Structure, located in central-south Newfoundland.  The company will be spilling water at the Granite Canal structure starting today due to heavy rainfall in the area and subsequent run-off. This will result in sudden changes in water levels over the coming days. The public is advised to use great caution when in the vicinity of Granite Lake and Meelpaeg Lake.

Service Canada Centre in Pleasantville is open.

The Port Rexton reading series "just before dinner" has cancelled its event for this Saturday. will be held next Saturday.

St. John's orienteeting club event scheduled for Sunday in Cape St. Francis has been cancelled.

Health and Community Services offices at former Belvedere Orphanage building, 57 Margaret's Place (off Newtown Road) will be  open during regular business hours today.

 The Basilica is still without power,but the 9:30 mass will be going ahead..The office will be closed for the day.

CNIB will be open for business as usual this morning.

The Petten Building (provincial fisheries dept.) is open today.

Motor Vehicle Registration Building in Mount Pearl closed because of electrical damage from Igor.  The toll-free number 1-877-636-6867 and online services still working.

The craft and home trade show in Clarenville this weekend has been cancelled.

College of the North Atlantic, Clarenville Campus will remain closed today (fri).

The Salvation Army wishes to advise residents of St. John's and area who are still without power that hot meals will be provided at the Salvation Army New Hope Community Center, 18 Springdale Street, at Noon on Friday, September 24th. In that sit-down space is limited, take-out service will also be provided.

St. John's and Mount Pearl will be providing tree branch collection and drop-off services. details on their websites.

The Canada Revenue Agency says it will be providing tax relief to people affected by Hurricane Igor. Individuals and businesses who can't can't pay taxes because of the hurricane should contact CRA to apply for taxpayer relief.