Halloween Trick or Treat Trail Walk

This Saturday!
Please note time change: Event will run from 3:00-5:00 p.m. (weather permitting)
The loop of the Walk will run as follows:
Entry from the beginning of Nell Finn’s Walking Trail (off Pondside Road)
Exit will come out closest to Valleyview Heights.
Public health protocols will be in place.
See you Saturday!

Town of Carbonear Regular (Virtual) Council Meeting Registration information:

The Town of Carbonear Regular (Virtual) Council Meeting is Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.
 
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ORY9H_b9R4GrxaL5MQj6Nw
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador invest in improved water and wastewater services in Carbonear

Today, Ken McDonald, Member of Parliament for Avalon, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Public Safety and MHA for Carbonear—Trinity—Bay de Verde; his Worship, Frank Butt, Mayor of the Town of Carbonear; and his Worship, Barry Dooley, Mayor of the Town of Victoria, announced funding for four water and wastewater projects that will provide residents with greater access to clean, potable water, and improved sewer service in the Town of Carbonear, and the Town of Victoria.
https://www.canada.ca/…/canada-and-newfoundland-and..

Back to School Community Clean Up Winner Presentation

Back To School Community Clean up winner Wannetta Lawton accepting the $500 cheque for the charity of her choice from Mayor Frank Butt & Director of Recreation Rob Button.

Wannetta presented the Society of St Vincent de Paul Carbonear Food Bank with the cheque. On hand to accept the cheque, Kaitlin Clarke, Communications & Outreach Coordinator, SSVP Carbonear Food Bank.

Thank you to all participants in the community clean up!

Congratulations Wannetta!

Upcoming Recreation Programming October 26-31st, 2020

International Stuttering Awareness Day – Thursday, October 22, 2020

Today, Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 is International Stuttering Awareness Day.
 
The Town of Carbonear joins with the Newfoundland and Labrador Stuttering Association to raise awareness of stuttering, a poorly understood disorder that affects approximately 350,000 Canadians.
 
Mayor Butt signed the proclamation for the Tuesday, October 13th Town of Carbonear Council meeting.

Tender: One(1) Single Axle Dump Truck

Tender

One (1) Single Axle Dump Truck   (PDF can be found here: Tender Dump Truck Ad October 2020 )

Sealed tenders will be received until 15:00 hours, Thursday, November 5, 2020 for the supply and delivery of one (1) new Single Axle dump truck.

The Specification may be obtained at the Carbonear Town Council Office,   256 Water Street, Carbonear,  (Office hours – Monday to Friday, 1 – 4:30 pm).

Tenders will be opened at the Carbonear Council Office on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at 3:00 p.m.

The Town of Carbonear does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender.

Tender should be clearly marked “Tender for Dump Truck” and addressed to the following:

Town of Carbonear
P.O. Box 999, 256 Water Street
Carbonear, NL A1Y 1C5
Telephone: 709-596-3831
Email: [email protected]

Faxed or e-mail submission will not be accepted. Tenders must be sealed.

Public Notice: Discretionary Development Proposal 19 London Road

PUBLIC NOTICE
Discretionary Development Proposal                                        

The Town is in receipt of an application to construct a shed measuring 15.5m2 at 19 London Road. This will result in a total floor area of all accessory buildings on the lot measuring 110.2 m2. The maximum floor area is 81m2 for a single storey accessory building. Council has the discretion to approve a total floor area of greater than the maximum provided the lot size is greater than 1400m2 and the total lot coverage does not exceed 7% of the lot size. For further information on the application, please contact the Town Office at 709-596-3831 or by emailing [email protected].

Anyone with objections or representations must provide a signed written statement, including your name and street address to the Town no later than2:00 pm on Friday, October 30, 2020 to:Ms. Cynthia Davis, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Carbonear, P. O. Box 999, Carbonear, NL      A1Y 1C5; Fax: 596-5021, or E-mail: [email protected].

PDF can be found here: Discretionary Use Notice 19 London Road Oct 20

Public Notice: Discretionary Use 143 Columbus Drive

PUBLIC NOTICE:  Discretionary Use                                                             

The Town of Carbonear is in receipt of a development application to change the use of 143 Columbus Drive from a motel and restaurant to office space and vaccinating centre.   This application is being considered as a discretionary use in a Commercial Highway Zone.

Anyone with objections or representations must submit them in writing no later than 2:00 pm on Thursday, October 29, 2020 to:

Ms. Cynthia Davis
Chief Administrative Officer
Town of Carbonear
P. O. Box 999
Carbonear, NL      A1Y 1C5
Tel:  596-3831       Fax: 596-5021
E-mail: [email protected]

143 Columbus Drive

It’s International Credit Union Day!

It’s International Credit Union Day!

At Town of Carbonear Council Meeting this week, Mayor Butt signed the Credit Union Day Proclamation. (See below)
International Credit Union Day celebrates the credit union system and its work in local communities. To celebrate this year, the NL Credit Union is donating money to charities. U-Turn Drop In Center is one of the recipients of this years celebration campaign.

Congratulations!

31st Annual Trinity Conception Placentia Health Foundation Telethon donation

The 31st Annual Trinity Conception Placentia Health Foundation Telethon took place on Sunday, September 27, 2020 to raise money for much needed equipment.
 
Trinity Conception Placentia Health Foundation say pledges are coming in like crazy. If you missed the telethon and would like to contribute, contact their office to learn more about payment options at 945-5289 or [email protected]
 
In picture: Aiden Hibbs accepts a donation from Mayor Frank Butt during the Telethon.

Effective October 6, 2020 the Town Office will open for limited access on Monday to Friday’s from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Effective October 06, 2020,  the Town Office will open for limited access on Monday to Friday’s from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m., without appointments, for bill payments & building permits.  Residents can continue to make appointments during regular business hours.

Before visiting the office, please consider if your business can be conducted by phone, email or if payments can be made electronically.

In person meetings are not taking place at this time, but where required, meetings can be arranged by telephone or video-conferencing.

Due to COVID-19, we’ve implemented measurers to ensure the safety of patrons & staff & we are asking residents to help our efforts.

They include the following:

  • Do NOT enter if you are sick or experiencing 2 or more of the common symptoms of COVID-19 (ie. Fever, cough, sore throat, headache, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, runny nose, loss of sense of taste or smell)
  • Do NOT enter if you have travelled in the last 14 days outside the Atlantic Provinces or outside the communities along the Labrador-Quebec border.
  • Do NOT enter if you have been in close contact with anyone who has travelled outside the Atlantic Provinces in the past 14 days who has developed COVID-19 symptoms
  • Do NOT enter if you have been in close contact with a known or suspected case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • Wear a mask
  • Use hand sanitizer when entering & exiting the building
  • Practice physical distancing (two meters apart)
  • No loitering

 

Entrance/Exit:

The Carbonear Public Library will be utilizing the entrance that faces Water Street for their patrons to enter and exit to access library services.

Town office patrons MUST enter & exit via the south entrance (facing Carbonear Pond/parking lot).

Washroom facilities are NOT open to the public

The Town of Carbonear thank you for your patience and continued cooperation as we work together to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

 

 

Reminder: Litter isn’t glitter….Don’t leave a little everywhere you go!

Did you know?…

A 2017 report from the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board (MMSB) found that there were 170 pieces of litter for every single person in the province.

A Litter Review on the provinces highways in 2016 found 92 million pieces of litter on provincial highways. (66 million cigarettes were among the total)

Do your part- put litter in its place!

World Breastfeeding Week October 1-7th, 2020

Nationally each year World Breastfeeding Week takes place from October 1st -7th!

This year’s theme “Support Breastfeeding for a Healthier Planet” highlights the impact of infant feeding on the environment and the imperative to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding for the health of people and the planet.

BULK WASTE COLLECTION

A reminder to residents that the bulk collection is schedule to take place as follows:

Bulk Waste Collection

A reminder to residents that the bulk collection is scheduled to take place as follows:

September 30:  Carbonear (East of Bunker’s Hill)

October 14:  Carbonear (North of Valley Road to and including Bunker’s Hill)

October 28:  Carbonear (South of and including Valley Road)

Residents must have items curbside/roadside by 7 a.m. on the day collection begins.

It may take a number of days for bulk items to be collected from all residences. To be as efficient as possible, not all materials will necessarily be collected at once. For example, furniture may be collected on day one and metal collected the following day. Glass shall be boxed and “GLASS” written on items for the safety of collectors. Tree limbs must be tied in bundles less than 1.5 m (4 ft), less than 22 kg (50 lbs)

Community Safety Reminder regarding ATV Use

ATV Safety Points to Remember:

AGE

A person must be 16 to operate an adult size ATV (over 90cc).

A person aged 14 or 15 can operate an ATV up to and including 90cc, if accompanied and supervised by a person 19 years of age or older.

A person under 14 years of age is not permitted to operate any size ATV

Where an ATV can be used:

Bogs and environmentally sensitive areas are out of bounds with the exception of big game retrieval. The details of same should be known to hunters.

ATVs are not permitted on a highway except to cross from one side to another and the operator must have insurance to do so.

Helmets

Helmets are mandatory on ATV’s

 

Proclamation recognizing September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

PROCLAMATION  PDF found here: Childhood Cancer Proclamation 2020_Carbonear
CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
SEPTEMBER 2020
TOWN OF CARBONEAR

WHEREAS: THERE ARE ABOUT 10,000 CHILDREN LIVING WITH CANCER IN CANADA TODAY;
AND

WHEREAS: EACH YEAR, ABOUT 1600 CASES ARE DIAGNOSED; OVER 25 OF WHICH ARE CHILDREN IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR;

WHEREAS: IN CANADA, CHILDHOOD CANCER REMAINS RESPONSIBLE FOR MORE DEATHS FROM ONE YEAR THROUGH ADOLESCENCE THAN ANY OTHER DISEASE; AND

WHEREAS: ABOUT ONE IN FOUR CHILDREN WHO ARE DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER WILL DIE OF THE DISEASE;

WHEREAS: BECAUSE OF SIGNIFICANT ADVANCES IN THERAPY, 78% OF CHILDREN DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER WILL SURVIVE 5 YEARS OR MORE, AN INCREASE OF
ALMOST 46% SINCE THE EARLY 1960S.

WHEREAS: CHILDHOOD CANCERS HAVE CLOSE TO A 75% CURE RATE, WITH LEUKEMIA LEADING THE SUCCESS CHARGE WITH CLOSE TO 90% OVERALL CURE RATE.

NOW THEREFORE: I, FRANK BUTT, ON BEHALF OF THE TOWN OF CARBONEAR, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM SEPTEMBER 2020 AS “C HILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH” IN THE TOWN OF CARBONEAR.

 


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Now available! Episode 2 of the Bed Night Lunch Podcast!

Check out the latest episode of the Bed Night Lunch podcast!
Episode 2:
During this episode, the group discusses the Town of Carbonear and what the Town of Carbonear has to offer! They also interview the Mayor of Carbonear, Frank Butt, as well as Autumn Lambert and Colby Sharpe from the Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador Green Team about projects taking place in Carbonear.
Missed the introduction of the Bed Night Lunch Podcast? Interested in listening to Episode 1 or in getting to know the hosts?
Check out:

NOTICE: Effective September 22, 2020 the Town Office will open for limited access…..

Effective September 22, 2020, the Town Office will open for limited access on Tuesday‘s from 1 to 4 p.m.,  without appointments, for bill payments and building permits.  Residents can continue to make appointments during regular business hours.
Before visiting the office, please consider if your business can be conducted by phone, email or if payments can be made electronically.

In person meetings are not taking place at this time but, where required, meetings can be arranged by telephone or video-conferencing.

Due to COVID-19, we’ve implemented measures to ensure the safety of patrons and staff & we are asking residents to help our efforts.
They include the following:

  • Do not enter if you are sick or experiencing common symptoms of
    COVID-19
  • Wear a mask
  • Use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting the building
  • Practice physical distancing (two meters apart)
  • No loitering

Entrance/Exit: 
The Carbonear Public Library will be utilizing the entrance that faces Water Street for their patrons to enter and exit to access library services.

Town office patrons MUST enter & exit via the south entrance (facing Carbonear Pond/parking lot).

Washroom facilities are NOT open to the public

The Town of Carbonear thank you for your patience and continued cooperation as we work together to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Are you registered for our Back to School Community Clean Up?

Are you registered for our Back to School Community Clean Up?

Great to see pics of kids out cleaning up this week!

Last chance to register for the Back to School Community Clean Up is today from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Carbonear Pool

You could win a $500 donation to a local registered charity of your choice!

Bed Night Lunch Podcast Launch

Welcome to the Bed Night Lunch Podcast, a podcast where we delve into the unseen history and folklore of Carbonear. During each episode we invite you to sit down and enjoy a nice Bed Night Lunch while we take a journey back through history.
Join Noah Green, Kaitlynn Hedd, Sara Clarke, Kaitlin Clarke, and Preston Griffin for a cup of tea and rest a spell while listening to stories of Carbonear.
Episodes will be uploaded on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.
You can check out and listen to the episodes at either one of these links:

Back to School Community Clean Up! Monday, September 14 to Saturday, September 19,2020

Register on Thursday, September 10, 2020 2:30—4:30 p.m. at the Carbonear Pool.  Pick up your bags and disposable gloves.

 

Between September 14 to the 19th, clean up an area in our community.  Message the Carbonear Pool and Recreation facebook page with your location for staff to collect bags.

 

Everyone who participates will be entered to win a $500 donation to a local charity of your choice.  (Charity must be a registered non-profit organization)

 

Discretionary Development Proposal: 1 White Carriage Lane

PUBLIC NOTICE  Discretionary Development Proposal

PDF can be found here: Discretionary Development Proposal 1 White Carriage Lane                                                       

The Town is in receipt of an application to construct an extension to an existing barn measuring 57.97 m2 at 1 White Carriage Lane. This will result in a total floor area of all accessory buildings on the lot measuring 280.01 m2. The maximum floor area is 81m2 for total single storey accessory building. Council has the discretion to approve a total floor area of greater than the maximum provided the lot size is greater than 1400m2 and the total lot coverage does not exceed 7% of the lot size. For further information on the application, please contact the Town Office at 709-596-3831 or by emailing [email protected].

Anyone with objections or representations must provide a signed written statement, including your name and street address to the Town no later than 4:00 pm on September 18, 2020 to:Ms. Cynthia Davis, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Carbonear, P. O. Box 999, Carbonear, NL  A1Y 1C5; Fax: 596-5021, or E-mail: [email protected].

 

Discretionary Use: 16 Hoyles Road

PUBLIC NOTICE
Discretionary Use

 PDF can be found here: Discretionary Use 16 Hoyles Road                                                                     

The Town of Carbonear is in receipt of an application to operate a Home Based Business (Tattoo Shop) from 16 Hoyles Road.  This application is being considered as a discretionary use in a Residential Medium Density Zone. For further information on the application, please contact the Town Office at 709-596-3831 or by emailing [email protected].

Anyone with objections or representations must provide a signed written statement, including your name and street address to the Town of Carbonear no later than

4:00 pm on Friday, September 18, 2020 to: Ms. Cynthia Davis, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Carbonear, P. O. Box 999, Carbonear, NL  A1Y 1C5; Fax: 596-5021, or E-mail: [email protected].

Carbonear Pool Deck Repair Update

Pool Deck has been completely stripped. Floor sloping is nearly complete and preparation for new epoxy finish has begun.
Once this is complete, new pool liner and starting blocks will be installed.
Check for updates on the Carbonear Pool and Recreation Complex Facebook page:

URBAN AND RURAL PLANNING ACT NOTICE OF REGISTRATION DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS AMENDMENT NO. 37, 2019

URBAN AND RURAL PLANNING ACTs
NOTICE OF REGISTRATION
TOWN OF CARBONEAR

DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS AMENDMENT NO. 37, 2019

Take notice that the Town of Carbonear Development Regulations Amendment No. 37, 2019, has been registered by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment.

In general terms, the purpose of the Development Regulations amendment is to update and modernize Part III of the Development Regulations pertaining to signage.

The Carbonear Development Regulations Amendment No. 37, 2019, come into effect on the day that this notice is published in the Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette. Anyone who wishes to inspect a copy of these amendments may do so at the Town Office, during normal working hours.

Public Notice: Discretionary Use

PUBLIC NOTICE
Discretionary Use

The Town of Carbonear is in receipt of an application to operate an Auto Sales and Service business from 62 Powell Drive. This application is being considered as a discretionary use in a Commercial General Zone.
Anyone with objections or representations must submit them in writing no later than
4:00 pm on
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 to:

Ms. Cynthia Davis
Chief Administrative Officer
Town of Carbonear
P. O. Box 999
Carbonear, NL A1Y 1C5
Tel: 596-3831 Fax: 596-5021
E-mail: [email protected]

Carbonear Green Team share their first Story Map

This summer, members of Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador’s Green Team in partnership with the Town of Carbonear are identifying and mapping historically significant “cart paths” around the community. The team will generate maps of all the local walking trails and cart paths in the Town of Carbonear using the GPS data.

Their first Story Map can be found here:  Carbonear Green Team Story Map

If you know of any footpaths, shortcuts, or cart paths that were used in the past, please get in touch with Autumn and Colby via the town office (596-3831)

 

 

Town of Carbonear Virtual Regular Council Meeting Registration info

Town of Carbonear Virtual Regular Council Meeting today at 5:30 p.m.

If you would like to register to attend the virtual council meeting, please follow the link below. Registration deadline 4:00 p.m.:

When: Jul 21, 2020 05:30 PM Newfoundland and Labrador
Topic: Town of Carbonear Regular Council Meeting

Register:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_seDNherpQW-VWHAVDhPFKQ

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Metal Collection Information

Metal Collection:

Metal collection will take place on Friday, July 10, 2020. Please have items placed curbside by 7 a.m. on day of collection.

Regular metal collection schedule:
Metals will be collected the last Friday of each month starting July 31st.

Did you know?……

It’s lovely weather for ducks today 🦆🦆🦆🦆

Did you know?……

Bread has no nutritional value to ducks. In fact, bread can be referred to as junk food for ducks. Ducks may find it tasty, but there is no nutritional benefit for them. They fill up on bread instead of other foods that would be more beneficial to them.

Feeding bread to ducks can also cause ducklings to rely on being supplied the junk food instead of learning how to forage for healthy food themselves.

Finally, bread that isn’t eaten by ducks can also grow into mold and contribute to growth of cyanobacteria and harmful algal blooms.

Healthy options to feed ducks include:
half cut seedless grapes, birdseed, peas, corn, chopped lettuce, oats and cooked rice.

Canada Day with the Town of Carbonear!

CANADA DAY WITH THE TOWN OF CARBONEAR !

All prizes awarded for contests will be gift certificates to any Carbonear business of the winner’s choosing.

Colouring contest entries may be picked up in person from Ocean View Art Gallery as well as submitted through Ocean View Art Gallery or email [email protected]

Photo contest entries may be submitted through email to [email protected] or by commenting the picture below.

Free Ice cream is First Come First Serve at DQ Carbonear to the first 200 kids. Drop by and get your free small custard cone.

All contests will run until end of day July 3rd, 2020.

Check it out and join in the fun!

Colouring Sheets can be found here:

2020 Colouring Contest Cannon

2020 Colouring Contest Flags

2020 Colouring Contest leaf

2020 Colouring Contest Post Office

2020 Colouring Contest Train

Imp Note: Change to the Wednesday Garbage Collection due to Canada Day holiday this week

Please Note:

Due to the Canada Day holiday on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 – Garbage collection scheduled for households on Wednesday will now take place tomorrow, Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Garbage collection normally picked up on Thursday and Friday will not be affected by the Canada Day holiday.

Please remember, garbage must be placed outside by 7:30 a.m. the morning of collection.

PUBLIC NOTICE Discretionary Development Proposal: 17 White’s Road

PUBLIC NOTICE
Discretionary Development Proposal

The Town is in receipt of an application to construct a tool shed measuring 35.6m2 at 17 White’s Road. This will result in a total floor area of all accessory buildings on the lot measuring 152m2. The maximum floor area is 81m2 for a single storey accessory building. Council has the discretion to approve a total floor area of greater than the maximum provided the lot size is greater than 1400m2 and the total lot coverage does not exceed 7% of the lot size. For further information on the application, please contact the Town Office at 709-596-3831 or by emailing [email protected]

Anyone with objections or representations must provide a signed written statement, including your name and street address to the Town no later than 4:00 pm on July 16, 2020 to:Ms. Cynthia Davis, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Carbonear, P. O. Box 999, Carbonear, NL A1Y 1C5; Fax: 596-5021, or E-mail: [email protected]

PDF: 17 White’s Road

Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations graduates!

Over the last few weeks, students have been celebrating graduating from various educational institutes and programs here in the community, province and across the country!.

Today, Carbonear Collegiate parents and guardians have organized a motorcade celebration starting at 1:30 p.m. Keep an eye out for them this afternoon.

9th Annual Pride Flag Raising

Each year, the Town of Carbonear in partnership with Communities Against Violence hosts an annual Pride Flag Raising Celebration.

This year, due to the global pandemic, we may not be able to gather together to celebrate but we can still raise the 🏳️‍🌈 flag in support.

This morning we raised the flag in celebration of the 9th Annual Flag Raising.

We look forward to gathering together next year to celebrate the 10th Annual Pride Flag Raising Celebration in Carbonear!

Town of Carbonear Virtual Regular Council Meeting Registration link

When: Jun 23, 2020 05:30 PM Newfoundland and Labrador
Town of Carbonear Virtual Regular Council Meeting
Today, June 23, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

To register to attend the meeting, please follow the link below.  Reminder deadline to register is 3:00 p.m. today.

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tDugpwbGTfe60dQ0B_SGhg

Summer Students Employment Opportunity!

Summer Student Employment Opportunity
The Town of Carbonear is looking for five summer students to complete research and projects under the direction of the Economic Development and Tourism Officer.
The summer student positions are for 8 weeks at 35 hours a week.

Duties and responsibilities include:
• Perform basic research, including literature and archive review
• Collect and incorporate research including video/sound recordings and images with existing exhibits
• Connect and update basic information regarding operating businesses ie. Hours of operations, attractions
• Connect and work with local business and stakeholders
• Work cooperatively and constructively with other members of the staff
• Other duties as required

These positions will require the following:
• Be highly motivated, organized and be able to work independently
• Strong computer skills
• Proven ability to work independently and/or as part of a team
• Interest and knowledge of history preferred
• Experience with research
• Ability to work from home using personal computer and internet

We thank you in advance for your interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Apply by emailing your cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Deadline to apply: Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

Notice: Carbonear Swimming Pool renovations taking place.

Residents of the Town of Carbonear and patrons of the Swimming Pool, please be advised that our facility is currently in renovation mode, as improvements to our pool liner, deck and family change rooms are being completed.

We understand you are all excited for the opportunity to return to the pool as we move through the Public Health Alert Levels, unfortunately we have to ask you to wait a little longer.

Rest assured, upon your return the Carbonear Swimming Pool will have plenty of upgrades for your enjoyment.

Follow the Carbonear Pool and Recreation Complex Facebook page for facility and program updates.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our facility!

Thanks for your understanding and patience.

Installation of street lights on Water Street is happening today

Installation of street lights on Water Street is happening today.

Please keep an eye out for workers while driving downtown 🚗

Update: Town office will be open by appointment only for customers who do not have access to submit payments electronically or by cheque

Effective immediately, the Town office will be open by appointment only for customers who do not have access to submit payments electronically or by cheque.

All other customers are encouraged to continue to submit their payments through online banking, bank machine or by mailing in a cheque.

To schedule an appointment, please contact the office at 596-3831, Ext. 221

Bacclieu Trail Thriving Regions Partnership: Introducing a Watershed Approach Webinar Thursday, June 18, 2020

One of the Thriving Regions initiatives:

This Thursday, June 18, 2020, Dr. Joe Daraio of Memorial University is leading a webinar on his watershed project in the Baccalieu Trail Region with The Harris Centre – Memorial University. Dr. Daraio will be introducing his project team as well.

This project addresses the region’s watershed needs & the effects of climate change on communities’ infrastructure. Increased precipitation, snowfall & harsher storms can all effect our roads, bridges, & much more.

Community members & residents are encouraged to attend.

Bulk Waste Collection Update

As the COVID-19 Alert Level in Newfoundland and Labrador was reduced to Level 3 by the Chief Medical Officer of Health on June 8, 2020, the Eastern Regional Service Board will resume scheduled bulk waste collection.

Town of Carbonear residents bulk waste collection will take place as follows:

WEDNESDAY route – JULY 6 – 8
THURSDAY route – JULY 20 – 22
FRIDAY route – August 10 – 12

Please note the items accepted and not accepted in bulk waste collection.

For updates from Eastern Regional Service Board, please follow the link:
http://easternregionalserviceboard.com/covid-19

 

 

Alert Level 3 Facility Recommendations

Alert Level 3 Facility Recommendations

All these recommendations are for general public use. Basically, if a family or bubble wants to use our facilities and green spaces.

Track/Football/Soccer field opening guidelines for June 8th
General public use!!

-Track users are to Practice Physical Distancing and to keep moving.
– Maximum of 20 people of the Football/Soccer field
– All benches and bleachers will remain closed
– Public Washroom will remain closed
– All participants must practice social distancing
(2m apart from those outside their bubble)

Softball Field opening guidelines for June 8th
General public use!!
– Maximum 10 people on field
– Dugouts will be closed
– Bleachers will remain off limits
– Public Washrooms will remain closed
– All participants must practice social distancing
(2m apart from those outside their bubble)

Skate Park opening guidelines for June 8th
General public use!!

– Max 6 people on skate park
– Public Washrooms will remain closed
– All participants must practice social distancing
(2m apart from those outside their bubble)

Ball Hockey & Basketball Courts
– Max of 8 People using the court at 1 time
– Public Washrooms will remain closed
– All participants must practice social distancing
(2m apart from those outside their bubble)

Playgrounds remain closed.

Leagues and Associations

– All leagues and associations must present their return to play plan to
the Recreation Director as well as any return to play documents from their
governing body.
– Recommend that we keep public washroom facilities closed for alert level 3.
– Recommend we allow no activities under the lights in alert level 3.
– No gathering in parking lot before, during or after activities in large groups
-Drop and go for parents/spectators
– Dugouts and bleachers will either be closed or removed from site for
public use.
– All leagues will sign waiver forms agreeing to terms and conditions of
facility (in process of developing). If terms are violated their usage
may be suspended or terminated for this season.
– Any complaints regarding leagues and associations will be directed to
the governing body for that association.
– It is not feasible to police social distancing guidelines. Recommend we
place signage and/or have a social media blitz asking the public to adhere to
the rules. If we receive several complaints, we have every right to close
facility again.
– Staff will be required to wipe down all fence posts at entrances/ exits
throughout the day (depending on usage)

A Message from Town of Carbonear Council

As many are aware, throughout the world, peaceful demonstrations are currently taking place to highlight and increase awareness of systemic racism in our society. At a time when we are in the midst of a global pandemic, it is horrifying and sad to see these examples of systemic racism and violence. Racism doesn’t stop at borders; it exists in every community. We must each do our part to ensure we are engaged in creating a truly welcoming and inclusive community and society.

The Town of Carbonear Council and staff are deeply committed to doing our part to help eradicate all forms of bigotry and racism. We are proud of the work of our community organizations, businesses and residents to embrace different cultures. We were disappointed to cancel our 7th Annual Multiculturalism Week Celebration in March due to the global pandemic. The annual celebration has been an event that strengthens our community, but we recognize there is much more work to be done.

We encourage every resident to listen, support and amplify the message that racism is unacceptable and has no place in our community. We are committed to being a community that promotes tolerance and respect for everyone.

Our Council will remain steadfast to use our collective voice and stand up to help make our community and world a better place. We will keep seeking ways to create a community of equal dignity and respect.

Public Notice: Discretionary Development Proposal

PDF can be found here: 4 Connollys Hill

PUBLIC NOTICE

Discretionary Development Proposal

The Town is in receipt of an application to construct a shed measuring 11.1m2 at 4 Connolly’s Hill. This will result in a total floor area of all accessory buildings on the lot measuring 94.3m2. The maximum floor area is 81m2 for a single storey accessory building. Council has the discretion to approve a total floor area of greater than the maximum provided the lot size is greater than 1400m2 and the total lot coverage does not exceed 7% of the lot size. For further information on the application, please contact the Town Office at 709-596-3831 or by emailing [email protected].

Anyone with objections or representations must provide a signed written statement, including your name and street address to the Town no later than 4:00 pm on June 19, 2020 to:Ms. Cynthia Davis, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Carbonear, P. O. Box 999, Carbonear, NL A1Y 1C5; Fax: 596-5021, or E-mail: [email protected].

 

Public Notice: Discretionary Development Proposal

PDF can be found here: 21 Blueberry Crescent

PUBLIC NOTICE

Discretionary Development Proposal

The Town is in receipt of an application to construct a garage measuring 75.1m2 at 21 Blueberry Crescent. This will result in a total floor area of all accessory buildings on the lot measuring 85.9m2. The maximum floor area is 50m2 for a single storey accessory building. Council has the discretion to approve a total floor area of greater than the maximum provided the lot size is greater than 1400m2 and the total lot coverage does not exceed 7% of the lot size. For further information on the application, please contact the Town Office at 709-596-3831 or by emailing [email protected].

Anyone with objections or representations must provide a signed written statement, including your name and street address to the Town no later than 4:00 pm on June 19, 2020 to:Ms. Cynthia Davis, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Carbonear, P. O. Box 999, Carbonear, NL A1Y 1C5; Fax: 596-5021, or E-mail: [email protected].

PUBLIC NOTICE Discretionary Use

PDF can be found here: 1 White Carriage Lane

The Town of Carbonear is in receipt of an application to operate a business that will include horse boarding, dog kenneling and mixed farming from 1 White Carriage Lane. This application is being considered as a discretionary use in a Residential Rural Zone. For further information on the application, please contact the Town Office at 709-596-3831 or by emailing [email protected].

Anyone with objections or representations must provide a signed written statement, including your name and street address to the Town of Carbonear no later than

4:00 pm on Friday, June 19, 2020 to: Ms. Cynthia Davis, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Carbonear, P. O. Box 999, Carbonear, NL A1Y 1C5; Fax: 596-5021, or E-mail: [email protected].

Notice:

The Town of Carbonear will hold a virtual Regular Council Meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Council & staff will participate in the meeting remotely. The public will be able to attend virtually as well by registering at the link below:

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uo64hpgeT1iF0iGuLhRrPw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Deadline to register is Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 at 2 p.m

PSA: Water Loss to Eastern Health Facilities in Carbonear

***PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT***

Water Loss to Eastern Health Facilities in Carbonear

Eastern Health advises the public that the Carbonear General Hospital and the Private Joseph Squibb Memorial Pavilion are currently without water due to a water main break in the Town of Carbonear.

Some services have been impacted and patients and clients are being contacted immediately to have their appointments rescheduled.

The Town of Carbonear is currently working on the leak in the water main and has advised that repairs are expected to be completed later today.

Eastern Health thanks the public for their cooperation during this time and apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

Update on Main Water line break:

Update on Main water line break:

Residents are advised that crews are working in the area of Valley Road on a main water line break.  This break is affecting all areas of town and residents may have little or no water.

Repairs are ongoing and are expected to continue until early evening.

When repairs are complete and water is turned back on, residents may experience discolored water. Staff will open hydrants to clear the water as quickly as possible, but if you still experience discolored water, please run your cold water tap until it clears.

Motorists are also advised to please keep speed down and watch for workers when traveling in the Valley Road area.

 

Re-Opening of Waste Recovery Facilities 

COVID-19 Notices

May 22, 2020

Re-Opening of Waste Recovery Facilities

Waste Recovery Facilities in Bay Bulls, Renews-Cappahayden, Placentia, St. Joseph’s, Cavendish, Old Perlican, Harbour Grace, Sunnyside, Whitbourne, and Clarenville will be reopening using a phased approach.

Beginning June 2, 2020, residents can use the facilities based on the schedule below:

Tuesday, June 2 & 9:  Surnames A – H
Thursday, June 4 & 11:  Surnames I – P
Saturday, June 6 & 13:  Surnames Q – Z

There will be extended hours of operation on your scheduled day:

8:00 – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. (Gates close 11:15 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.)

We will return to regular hours of operation on June 14, 2020.

Please note:

  • All bagged waste must be in clear (transparent) bags. This is to reduce risk to our employees by minimizing contact with waste materials. Waste in dark (non-transparent) garbage bags will not be permitted on site.
  • Maintain a safe physical distance of 2m (6ft) from staff and other visitors.
  • If you are feeling unwell, stay home.
  • Limit of 2 vehicles allowed on site at a time.
  • Maximum of 2 persons per vehicle allowed on site.
  • Pre-sort materials so it may be offloaded in 10 minutes or less.
  • Anticipate line-ups and delays—please be patient and remain in your vehicle.

Update from Eastern Regional Service Board(ERSB) on Bulk Collection: Cancelled until further notice


Update from Eastern Regional Service Board (ERSB)
May 14, 2020

Bulk Collection Update

Many of the ERSB customers have reached out asking when bulk collection will resume. ERSB continue to monitor the situation and will return to normal operations as soon as it is safe to do so. Following the advice of public health officials, currently it is not safe to provide this service. ERSB understand that service disruptions are challenging for many of their customers and appreciate your patience during this time.

For more updates from ERSB, visit their website:  http://easternregionalserviceboard.com/covid-19

Notice of Sale

NOTICE OF SALE

The Town of Carbonear intends to sell a parcel of land at 41-43 Goff Avenue and a parcel of land at 45-47 Goff Avenue. This land was tendered for sale and the tender has closed. The Town intends to sell to the highest bidder for the purpose of economic development in accordance with Section 201.2 of the Municipalities Act.

This notice is being given in accordance with Section 201.2 (3) and (4) of the Municipalities Act.

For further information, please contact:
Cynthia A. Davis, CAO
Town of Carbonear
P.O. Box 999, Carbonear, NL A1Y 1C5
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 709-596-3831

Completion of Work on Phase 1 of the Downtown Revitalization Project update

Please Note:

Work to finish up Phase 1 of the Downtown Revitalization Project is anticipated to commence next Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

This work will include completing installation of the remaining sidewalk pavers, installation of street lights and landscaping.

Information and updates will be posted on our social media accounts and the Downtown Revitalization Project section of the Town website (carbonear.ca)

Link: https://carbonear.ca/downtown-revitalization-construction/

Alert Level 5 starts Monday, May 11, 2020

May 11, 2020 :  Province of Newfoundland and Labrador is at Alert Level 4.

What does this mean?

Life at Alert Level 4:

Your responsibility:
• Follow Public Health Guidance for All Alert Levels.
• Stay at home as much as possible, except to get essentials like groceries and medications.
• You can expand your household bubble to include one other household (effective April 30, 2020).
• If you have COVID-19 symptoms, contact 811.
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Public Spaces and Gatherings:
.• Gatherings are expanded to 10 people as long as physical distancing can be maintained.
• Gatherings at funerals, burials and weddings are restricted to no more than 10 people.
• Visitations and wakes remain prohibited.
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Recreational Activities:
.• Recreational angling and hunting are permitted.
• Golf courses can open with restrictions in place.
• Municipal parks are open. Please Note: playgrounds, softball fields, soccer fields, and recreation facilities remain closed
• Playground equipment in municipal parks is not to be used.
• Campsites remain closed.
• Gym and fitness facilities, yoga studios, tennis and squash facilities, arenas, dance studios and performance spaces remain closed.
• Outdoor activities, including walking, hiking, or riding your bike, are encouraged as long as physical distancing can be maintained and you are not required to self-isolate for any reason.
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Health Care services:
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• Regional health authorities will begin to allow some health care services to resume.
• Private health care clinics remain closed, except for urgent and emergent care, with virtual care options available for non-urgent care.
• All visitor restrictions in health care remain in place.
• Orders for long term care, personal care homes, and assisted living facilities remain in place.
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Businesses and Services:
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• Limited expansion of childcare services.
• Professional services such as accounting firms, law firms, and financial services can offer in-person services. Work from home policies are encouraged, where possible.
• In-person worker and workplace safety training will be permitted (e.g. Standard First Aid, Basic Safety Training, food safety, etc.).
• Gardening centers can open for in-person sales and service.
• Landscaping and lawn care services can operate.
• Animal daycares can resume operations.
• Retail stores that do not offer essential services, bars and lounges, cinemas, and personal service establishments remain closed.
• Restaurants remain closed for in-person dining.

 

Reminder: Deadline to register to attend virtual Regular Council Meeting is 2:00 p.m.

Reminder:

Deadline to register is 2:00 p.m. today.

The Town of Carbonear will hold a virtual Regular Council Meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Council & staff will participate in the meeting remotely. The public will be able to attend virtually as well by registering at the link below:

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Si5e6mzaR9C1KlxM_X9Buw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Town of Carbonear Virtual Regular Council Meeting Tuesday, May 12, 2020 information

Notice:

The Town of Carbonear will hold a virtual Regular Council Meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Council & staff will participate in the meeting remotely. The public will be able to attend virtually as well by registering at the link below:

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/…/register/WN_Si5e6mzaR9C1KlxM_X9Buw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Deadline to register is Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 at 2 p.m.

Regular Council Meeting April 21, 2020 @ 5:30 pm

Emergency Preparedness Week

At this time, we all are focused on the COVID-19 global pandemic and doing what we each can to protect ourselves, and others against COVID-19.

Now, more than ever, we understand that we all have a role to play in emergency preparedness

This week is Emergency Preparedness Week and a great reminder that we must be prepared for other possible disasters, including power outages, storms and flooding.

For more information and resources to help you and your family better prepare, please follow this link:
https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/index-en.aspx

Reminder: Bulk Garbage Collection is cancelled until further notice.

Residents are reminded:

Bulk Collection is cancelled until further notice.

Please do not place bulk items out on the side of the road. Please store at the back of your property until bulk garbage collection goes ahead.

We will continue to share Eastern Waste Management Board updates on all our social media accounts and website.

To view updates from the Eastern Waste Management Board, please folllow this link:

http://easternregionalserviceboard.com/covid-19

Public Notice:

The Town of Carbonear intends to sell of parcel of land on the corner of Columbus Drive & Forest Road.

This notice is being given in accordance with Section 201.2(8) of the Municipaliies Act,1999

Clarification on the Public Advisory: New Restrictions for Open Fires from the Department of Fisheries & Land Resources

We have received some questions on the Public Advisory: New Restrictions for Open Fires that was released yesterday by the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources.

As indicated in the advisory:
“Gas barbeques and CSA approved patio wood burning devices are excluded from the ban, except in municipalities that have issued a ban for these devices.”

The Town of Carbonear has not issued a ban for gas barbeques and CSA approved patio wood burning devices. Nor is an application or permit required for these.

The restriction is for grass burning, brush burning, campfires and personal fireworks. This includes open burning and burning from barrels and other non-CSA approved containers.

If you have any questions or require further clarification, please call 596-3831 or email [email protected]

Notice:

Notice:

The Town of Carbonear will hold a virtual Regular Council Meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Council & staff will participate in the meeting remotely. The public will be able to attend virtually as well by registering at the link below:

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3G4ZATcNR-WzHilLVirZTw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Deadline to register is Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 2 p.m.

Town of Carbonear Virtual Council Meeting Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

The Town of Carbonear will hold a virtual Regular Council Meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Council & staff will participate in the meeting remotely. The public will be able to attend virtually as well by registering at the link below:

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3G4ZATcNR-WzHilLVirZTw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Celebrating volunteers this week! (April 19-25)

Volunteer Week (April 19-25) is this week & is an opportunity to appreciate & thank all the volunteers who contribute so much to our Town.

Thank you for all you do to make our Town a better place to live & work each & every day.

#applaudingvolunteersnl

Updates from the Eastern Waste Management Board

The Eastern Waste Management Board has posted updates regarding both bulk garbage collection and the waste recovery facility in Harbour Grace during the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eastern Regional Service Board is taking measures to proactively help prevent the spread of the virus. Following advice from public health officials, they are enacting solutions for their contractors to increase social distancing.

Those measures that affect residents of Carbonear are:

Bulk Collection is cancelled until further notice.

The Harbour Grace Waste Recovery facility is closed until further notice.

We understand that with the nicer weather that residents are cleaning up their property and we ask that you do not place bulk items out on the side of the road. Please store at the back of your property until bulk garbage collection goes ahead.

We will continue to share Eastern Waste Management Board updates on all our social media accounts and website.

To view updates from the Eastern Waste Management Board, please folllow this link:

http://easternregionalserviceboard.com/covid-19

Bulk garbage collection cancelled until further notice

Eastern Waste Management Board Notice regarding Bulk Garbage Collection:

Bulk Collection cancelled until further notice

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eastern Regional Service Board is taking measures to proactively help prevent the spread of the virus. Following advice from public health officials, they will be enacting solutions for their contractors to increase social distancing.

All Bulk Garbage Collections scheduled by ERSB are cancelled until further notice. This difficult decision has been made to help protect their contractors and ensure proper social distancing requirements are met.

For Eastern Waste Service Board updates: www.easternwaste.ca

Please Note: Burning Permits

Please Note:

The Town will not be approving burning permits at this time for grass and other debris around properties. Residents are asked to refrain from such activity.

This measure is to help prevent our Volunteer Fire Department members from being placed at unnecessary risk during the uncertainty around COVID-19.

The Carbonear Volunteer Fire Department is committed to the protection of persons and property that they serve but we should also do our part to help protect them from interactions that can be avoided.

Neighbourhood Window Art Walk: Share pictures and artwork in your windows and doors

Neighbourhood Window Art Walk

Share pictures and artwork in your windows and doors.

More than ever during this COVID-19 crisis, we need to come together while maintaining physical distancing to help lift community spirit.
Some of our households have been displaying artwork in the windows of their home to entertain neighbours young and old.
Keeping in mind physical distancing, we are asking for homes to post artwork in your windows and doors this month. We have themed each week, but if you’d like to post differently, feel free!

APRIL 5th: EASTER EGGS

APRIL 12th: FLOWERS

APRIL 19th: ANIMALS

APRIL 26th: RAINBOWS/SUNSHINE

Don’t forget to tag the Town of Carbonear in posts of your artwork displays on social media!

If you already have your window decorated, take a pic & tag us on social media so we can share!

 

Reminder: Garbage & Recycling Collection Schedule changed due to stat holiday.

Next Friday, April 10, 2020 is a Statutory Holiday (Good Friday).

Due to the holiday, the garbage and recycling collection schedule for next week is as follows:

Area 1 (East of Bunker Hill): Monday, April 06, 2020
Area 2 (North of Valley Road & incl. Bunker Hill): Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Area 3 (South of & incl. Valley Road): Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Garbage and recycling collection will resume regular schedule the following week.