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Thank you to everyone who participated in the Mayor's March for the Heart and Stroke Foundation on Thursday, October 16.

For many great events in October and Novermber, please check the Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre Calendar >>

August 31st - The Carbonear Sprint Triathlon

Carbonear Sprint Triathlon
Photos from the Carbonear Sprint Triathlon > >

NOTICE: Performers of the "Good Old Carbonear Opry", which was staged at the Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre in Carbonear on June 5, your copy of the show, will be available to pick up at the Town of Carbonear Office during regular business hours starting August 22
Photos from events over the summer:
"From County Cork to Carbonear" Photos with links to videos > >
Old Post Office Building Museum Photos from the Museum Display >>
Carbonear Days Parade Photos from the Carbonear Days Parade >>
7th Annual World Cup of Tiddly - Sunday, August 3rd Photos from the 7th Annual World Cup of Tiddly > >


PLEASE NOTE: Fire Protection Service - Areas Covered and NOT Covered by the Town of Carbonear Volunteer Fire Department [PDF] > >


Check our Town of Carbonear Facebook Page >>


Links to printable PDFs.
You may also pick up print copies at the Carbonear town office.
Information about items for RECYCLING > >
NEW SCHEDULE 2014 - Curbside Recycling & Garbage > >

See the Town Newsletter for further information about the bulk clean up > >

The town of Carbonear has won the prestigious Tidy Towns 2013 Award of Excellence from Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador through its environmental committee. This award is given to communities that have scored the highest overall during the evaluation for two consecutive years. See article in Compass about the Award > >

Three boys from Carbonear, Andrew Green (14), Josh Griffin (13), and Anthony Griffin (11) will be attending “We Day” in Nova Scotia in recognition of their good deed in selflessly fixing five-year-old Ben Clarke’s beat up go-cart, which had been vandalized. For the full story in this week's Compass > >

Photos - Claude Garland Memorial Mayor's Walk for Heart Disease and Stroke on October 21st > >


Photos from Culture Days - 2013 > >


Photos from Targa in Carbonear >>

Winners of 2013 Best Carbonear Garden Contest sponsored by Special Events > >

The Rorke Store Museum, the Railway Museum, and the Post Office Museum may be opened for special tours on request . Call 709.596.3831
Photos from the Rorke Store Museum > >
Photos from the Old Post Office Museum > >

Great Canada Day / Memorial Day Weekend in Carbonear.

Face Painting
Face Painting

More photos from Canada Day / Memorial Day >>

May 14, 2013, Coral Springs, FL – The Producers of Communities of Distinction with Terry Bradshaw are pleased to announce that the Town of Carbonear will be featured in an upcoming series “Best Places to Live, Work, and Play”. - See press release > >


Major Sam Slade with Stars

(l-r)Former Mayor Sam Slade, Donna Nolan, Bride Power, Frances Saunders, Sarah Ferber (behind), Bride Martin and Jim Fitzpatrick. Provincial launch of the film "All Around the Table." In our search for a sustainable food system, we can look to traditional ways of growing, preserving, and preparing our food that still make sense today. Hosted through partnership of The Food Security Network of NL, Town of Carbonear, Carbonear Parks and Recreation Commission, and the Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre.,, New Horizons for Seniors, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.
More photos from launch > >

Carbonear's World Cup of Tiddly was featured on Cultural Secrets with Anthony Germain. Here is the link. The section on Tiddly is near the end. Cultural Secrets with Anthony Germain > >

Bald Eagles
Two of our most interesting residents are the bald eagles that live near Carbonear Island. Click here for pictures and information.


Carbonear as Regional Centre for the Baccalieu Trail

The Town of Carbonear, seated like a jewel in a peaceful valley, is one of the oldest towns in Canada. It was first mentioned by Fishing Admirals in 1550. By 1631, Nicholas Guy informed Sir Percival Willoughby, his backer in England, that he needed two more men to help him, because he and his family had settled in Carbonear and were doing quite well.

Today, Carbonear is one of the most attractive communities in Atlantic Canada, having won the Tidy Towns award twice. The extensive boardwalk and walking trails, the preserved cultural heritage, the educational facilities, and the strong cultural life demonstrate the pride that citizens take in the town.

Carbonear has been known historically as the "hub of the bay." Over the years, it has grown into the unofficial capital of the Baccalieu Trail, as a service centre for the region. Services include: the Trinity Conception Square Shopping Centre, the regional hospital (Carbonear General Hospital), the regional campuses of the College of the North Atlantic and Keyin College, and a number of regional government offices. In addition, offices for many regional organizations including M-RON (the Regional Economic Development Board), the Trinity-Conception Community Development Corporation, the Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation, and the Baccalieu Trail Tourism Association are located in Carbonear.


Photos of St. Patrick's Organic Community Garden which opened in May, 2012 >>

Call 596-3831. For more information > >

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