Water Service Interruption Notice:

Water service interruption on Woodwynd Heights:
We have a crew investigating a water service issue on Woodwynd Heights.
Residents on this part of the system may experience water shortages.
We will provide updates when available.

Summer student positions available!

Summer student positions available!

We have summer student positions available working in the following categories:
Summer recreation program counsellors, Softball instructors, and
a Young Canada Works position (Oral History/Story Collection Assistant).
(Pending Official Funding Approval)

To apply, please send along your resume and cover letter.

Drop off to the Town Office (256 Water Street) Monday- Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Email: [email protected]

Or by mail:
Summer Student Positions
Town of Carbonear
P.O Box 999
Carbonear, NL A1Y 1C5

 

Job Posting for Paddy’s Garden Renovation, Princess Sheila Community Building Renovation and Green Space Project

Job Ad for Paddy’s Garden Renovation, Princess Sheila Community Building Renovation and Green Space Project
(COVID-19 Stimulus Program Project)

The Town of Carbonear is seeking a Foreperson, one Carpenter and two Labourers for the renovation of the Paddy’s Garden stage, building, and completion of renovations to the Princess Sheila NaGeira Community Building on Water Street.  Additionally, tasks to be completed to improve green spaces in the Town.

All Participants will be required to wear steel-nosed safety footwear on site and these must be provided by the participants.

This project is a short term, season project funding through the COVID-19 Stimulus Program under the Department of Municipal and Provincial Affairs, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.  These positions ARE insurable hours.

Application must be submitted by close of business 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 25, 2021

Please submit your resume via email or in person to the Town of Carbonear:

Paddy’s Garden Renovation, Princess Sheila Community Building Renovation and Green Space Project
Town of Carbonear
PO Box 999,  256 Water Street
Carbonear, NL  A1Y-1C5
(Telephone) 596-3831   (Fax) 596-5021
Email: [email protected]
www.carbonear.ca

 

Stimulus Project Job Posting     

The ATV Pilot Initiative Community Feedback Survey

Here are the results of the ATV Pilot Initiative Community Feedback Survey

 

Congratulations Winter and Spring 2021 Memorial University Graduates!

Congratulations graduates!
Check out the list of Winter and Spring 2021 Memorial University Graduates from the Town of Carbonear!
For a complete listing of graduates:

Flags lowered to half-mast in the Town of Carbonear

The Town of Carbonear has lowered the flags to half-mast in recognition of the 215 children discovered in a mass grave at a former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia.
The flags will remain lowered for one hour for each of the 215 children.

We’d like to welcome Jessica Mercer!

We’d like to welcome Jessica Mercer! Jessica will be working with the Town of Carbonear this summer and one of her projects is working on the new season of the Bed Night Lunch podcast this summer. If you have any topic suggestions, let Jessica know!

The latest episode of the Bed Night Lunch podcast is up!
In this episode, they speak with Fred Earle about the Earle family and their involvement in the fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador.
If you’d like to check out previous episodes of the Bed Night Lunch podcast, please follow this link: https://carbonear.ca/things-to-do/bed-night-lunch-podcast/

Happy Retirement Brian!

Happy retirement Brian!

Please join Town of Carbonear Council and staff in sending Brian O’Grady thanks for his years of service as Director of Operations and Public Works.

Wishing you good times, good health, and good friends beside you in your retirement!
PDF can be found here: Brian OGrady Retirement Notice

Annual water main flushing program starts May 31, 2021

 

 

The Town of Carbonear would like to advise property owners that the annual water main flushing program starts May 31, 2021.

May 31—June 4 Areas West of the Community Centre & north of Island Pond Brook
June 7—June 11 St. Clare Ave. and areas between Chapel Hill & Crocker’s Cove
June 14—June 18 Southside of Carbonear including Powell Dr. to  Saddle Hill; Pondside Road; London Road including connecting streets and Forest Rd.

 

During this time some discoloration and reduction in water pressure may occur.  Residents are asked to refrain from washing clothes and other related activities when flushing is taking place in your area.

If you notice discoloration, please run the cold water tap (preferably one without a screen such as in the bath tub) until the water clears to remove any sediment that may have entered their service lines during the flushing in their area. Discoloration in the water will be temporary.

We appreciate your cooperation & apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

 

Carbonear Special Events Committee: Find Our Doors Contest!

ALL AGES CONTEST: Find Our Doors Contest!
As part of the May 24 weekend the Town of Carbonear Special Events Committee is running a Find Our Doors Contest!
WHAT IS IT? It is a contest where residents of Carbonear will have to visit the Special Events Committee Facebook page on Saturday, May 22nd at 1PM to see pictures of doors from various buildings throughout our town
HOW DO I ENTER? Simply view the photos of doors posted to the Special Events Committee Facebook page on Saturday May 22 at 1PM and try to identify what buildings they relate to. Then, be the fastest to email your answers to [email protected]
Winners will be decided by the fastest time with the most correct doors
Prizes valued at $75 (1st), $50 (2nd), and $25 (3rd)
Open to residents of Carbonear only.

Happy Eid!

Eid Mubarak!
A very happy and safe Eid-al-Fitr to those who are celebrating in our community!

Happy CBDC Day!

Sending out Happy CBDC Day to our friends at CBDC Trinity Conception today!

Town of Carbonear Call for Performers

We are now accepting applications for various performance opportunities.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis however, to ensure consideration for summer season opportunities, artists should apply by Friday, June 11, 2021.

Application can be found here: Town of Carbonear Call for Performers Form 2021

Picnic at the Pergola Concert Series:

These performances will showcase musical and performing art talent in the region.
Performances will run from 30 to 45 minutes

2nd and 4th Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30

“Out to Lunch” Concerts:

Performances will feature a schedule of locations that incorporate the various green spaces and heritage/town locations throughout the Town.

1st and 3rd Friday from 12:30 to 1:30

Songs on the Street:
These performances will take place around the Town of Carbonear and feature solo and group musical/performing acts.

Weekends and holidays

Bed Night Lunch Evening Concert Series:

Performances will feature a schedule of locations that incorporate heritage locations and town facilities/green spaces.  The first Tuesday will be Youth specific, featuring youth performers solely.

1st Tuesday and 4th Friday of the month 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Other Town Hosted Events and Festivals:
Town of Carbonear hosted events and festivals take place at various times throughout the year and may include Carbonear Day, Canada Day celebrations, Winter Carnival, and others as required.

******************************PLEASE NOTE*********************************
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential for changes to Alert Levels and public health guidelines in the future, these events may be postponed, adapted, or cancelled at any time. Current guidelines include social distancing and reduced capacity.

 

Latest episode of The Bed Night Lunch Podcast has been uploaded!

The latest episode of the Bed Night Lunch has been uploaded!

During this episode, the group discusses the Rorke Family, their history and their contribution to the business community through the years in Carbonear.
If you want to catch up on any episodes you may have missed, please follow this link:

Keep an eye out for equipment and workers on the parking lot:

Contractors are on site this morning with additional vehicles working on the expansion to our building.

Keep an eye out for workers if you’re heading to the parking lot to visit the Town office or to avail of the boardwalk.
A reminder for those walking on our boardwalk, there is additional parking over by the Pergola area.

Upcoming Bulk Waste Collection Dates for areas of Carbonear:

Upcoming Bulk Waste Collection Dates for areas of Carbonear:

May 17, 2021 East of, & including Bemisters Hill
May 31, 2021 West of Bemisters Hill to Pondside Road & side roads off Pondside Road
June 14, 2021 South of, & including Forest Road, London Road
Things to Remember:
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)

A limit of 500 lbs/226 kgs or one pick up load (whichever is less) will be collected from each household. Please note that individual items should be a maximum of 50 lbs/22 kgs.

The Town of Carbonear is collecting community feedback on a proposed ATV Pilot Initiative

The Town of Carbonear is collecting community feedback on a proposed ATV Pilot Initiative that would allow ATVs to access specific Town roads. The proposed initiative would allow ATVs to access Town roads for a trial period between the May 15, 2021 To December 15, 2021 during daylight hours. The map and a listing of roads/intersections involved are listed below.
We are asking all residents of the Town of Carbonear to complete the survey.
Households along the proposed route will receive one survey per household delivered to their door. If you are unable to fill out the online survey and would like a paper copy, please pick up a copy at the Town office or call the office (596-3831) to make arrangements for one to be sent to you.
Completed surveys must be submitted by end of business (4:30 p.m.) Friday, May 14, 2021. Surveys can be completed online, dropped off at the office or returned by mail. Those returned by mail must be postmarked Friday, May 14, 2021.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CARBONEARATVSURVEY

 

Summer student positions available! Deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 14, 2021

Summer student positions available!

If interested in working in the following:

with our Museums, Visitor Information Centre, Carbonear Pool (lifeguards) and Landscaping.

Deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 14, 2021.

The latest episode of the Bed Night Lunch has been uploaded!

The latest episode of the Bed Night Lunch has been uploaded!
In this episode, the group discusses the history of Carbonear Island, and its progression throughout the ages. Florence Button shares her poetry and knowledge on Carbonear Island.
If you want to catch up on any episodes you may have missed, please follow this link:

Metal collection will resume this Friday, April 30, 2021

FYI:
Metal collection will resume this Friday, April 30th, 2021.
If you have metals for collection, please contact the Council Office at 596-3831 and provide your name, civic address and list of items to be collected.
Items must be placed curbside by 7 a.m. the day of collection.
Metal collection will take place the last Friday of the month

New additions along Water Street. Thank you to MMSB!

On your walk today you may notice some new additions along Water Street.

Thanks to funding from the MMSB under their Community Waste Diversion Fund, the Town was able to purchase these double side recycling/trash containers. These are made of 100% recycled plastic, are weather resistant, UV protected and will help with keeping our Town clean.

Don’t forget to save the date for our Community Clean Up! Saturday, June 5th, 2021!

Today is Earth Day!

Today, April 22, is Earth Day.
Earth Day Canada has grown into an organization as well as a major environmental day celebrated in many countries around the world.

Its mission: help individuals and organizations reduce their impact on the environment.

Each year, this campaign aims to raise awareness among as many citizens and organizations across the country as possible and to encourage people to take action.
What will you do today to help take care of the planet?
Even if everyone collected one piece of garbage per day. It may not seem like much, but imagine if each of us took advantage of our little walk to pick up a piece of garbage on the ground!
For ideas to help take care of the planet at home and in your community, check out their website: https://earthday.ca/

Job opportunity: Director of Operations & Public Works Town of Carbonear in Carbonear, NL

Job ad: https://www.careerbeacon.com/en/job/1704540/town-of-carbonear/director-of-operations-public-works/carbonear

 

Director of Operations & Public Works
Town of Carbonear
Carbonear, NL
Reference #JAG-14584

Incorporated in 1948, Carbonear is one of the longest standing municipalities in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Centrally located between the North Shore of Conception Harbour and the South Shore of Trinity Bay, and its proximity to major highways and the capital city, Carbonear is an ideal place for businesses and residents to enjoy. With a large number of heritage structures found in all parts of the Town, combined with excellent recreational, medical and educational facilities, the attractions are endless! Key to the Town’s ongoing maintenance, development and planning, is the public works program. To lead such a critical program for the Town, we are currently seeking a Director of Operations and Public Works to join the team.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, The Director of Operations and Public Works will be responsible for the planning, organization, control and direction of the engineering and public works programs for the Town. The Director will manage a comprehensive technical maintenance program, including development control, municipal enforcement, water and wastewater management, public works infrastructure, and preventative maintenance programs. As well, the Director will provide technical advice to Council, develop and manage the operational and capital budget, administer all capital works projects and liaise with consulting engineers and contractors. The Director will also ensure that an annual maintenance program is in place and followed for the town’s transportation system and the town’s water and sewer systems. As well, they will provide supervision of public works activities and act as a front-line supervisor to employees working within the department.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role, preferably within a municipality, combined with post-secondary education and training in a relevant trade or as an engineering technologist. Proven experience in planning, organizing and directing engineering activities and personnel is key to success in this role. Knowledge of applicable provincial and federal codes, regulations and laws related to engineering and public works, as well as the ability to read and interpret blueprints and construction diagrams is desired. You are a natural leader with the ability to motivate your team to ensure all work is completed on time and within budget. Your communication skills are strong, allowing you to connect easily with others and build relationships with key stakeholders. You are self-driven and take pride and satisfaction in managing an essential function within the community.

To express interest in this opportunity, apply here https://www.meridiarecruitment.ca/Career/14584. For more information, contact Julie Gorman at 709.722.6810. If you require accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please let us know.

 

Student employment opportunity! Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations

Student employment opportunity:
The Town of Carbonear was approved for Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations funding.
The Town of Carbonear is seeking a motivated individual to assist with our Oral Histories/Stories Collection and Digitization project. The student will work on organizing and digitizing the existing audio collection to ensure it is more accessible to the public, as well as properly preserved. The student will be responsible creating descriptions/notes from interviews for the database and uploading recordings to our Social media platforms for public access. As well, the student will be responsible for recording new audio from members of the community and region on topics that represent gaps in the exhibit material on display currently. The ideal candidate should have a passion for history and an interest in working with digital technology and media apps to share the information.

Summer student positions available!

Summer student positions available!

 

The latest episode of the Bed Night Lunch Podcast has been uploaded!

The latest episode of the Bed Night Lunch has been uploaded!
In this episode, the group discusses the fascinating story of Philip Henry Gosse and shares his experiences around the world. Learn about his connection to aquariums!
If you want to catch up on any episodes you may have missed, please follow this link:

Position available: Museum Manager

Position Available: Museum Manager

PDF can be found here:Museum Manager 2021 Position Ad

The historic town of Carbonear operates two museums which are located in restored historic properties. The Railway Station Museum and the Rorke Stores Museum, all are open to the public with guides during the summer.  We are looking for a dynamic, history loving, detail oriented and organized individual to help us create memorable visitor experiences this summer!

The Museum Manager is responsible for the acquisition, documentation, maintenance and promotion of the two museums, the Rorke Store Museum and the Carbonear Railway Museum.

Duties include:

  • Manage the operation and maintenance of the two museums,
  • Conduct research and provide historical information and related assistance to staff, the public and other institutions;
  • Plan and develop educational and interpretational programs and exhibitions, assist in coordination of public events; Plan, assign and oversee staff duties and scheduling;
  • Maintain effective liaison and working relationships with a variety of contacts, including non-profits and businesses;
  • Prepare and maintain work records and reports;
  • Identify and prepare funding and project grants;
  • Design event posters and keep social media accounts updated with focus on content and engagement;
  • Perform related work as required.

Qualifications include University graduation in History, Museum Studies, Communications or related disciplines, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

This is a temporary full-time opportunity.  Shifts will include evenings and weekends.

Applicants under consideration will be required to consent to a Criminal Record Check.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Resumes can be mailed to the address listed below or emailed to [email protected] by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Town of Carbonear
Museum Manager Position
P.O. Box 999, 256 Water Street  Carbonear,  NL  A1Y 1C5
Tel: (709)596-3831 Ext. 224     Fax: (709)596-5021

Grief and Bereavement Information Session

Scott Parsons is offering a “Grief and Bereavement Information Session” scheduled on Tuesday, April 13th from 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. via Zoom/teleconference.
Details to connect:
or Join by phone:
Call Canada Toll Free: 1-204-272-7920 or 1-438-809-7799
Meeting ID: 971 8187 0650
Passcode: 161862
These sessions will provide information on understanding grief, guide you through the grieving process, and give suggestions on
what you can do to help yourself and others during this times of grief. The session will include a presentation, video and opportunity
for discussion or to ask questions about grief.

Important Notice regarding Waste collection this week

Important Notice regarding Waste Collection this week:
Please note the holiday collection changes to waste collection this week (due to the Good Friday holiday).
Each area will have a change in the day their waste collection occurs for this week.
Please share!

Discretionary Use: 14 Quarter’s Lane

Discretionary Use

14 Quarter’s Lane
PDF can be found here: 14 Quarter’s Lane Mar 22-21

An application has been received to operate a baking business specializing in making cakes, cupcakes and cookies from 14 Quarter’s Lane. This 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 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 9, 2021 by mail 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]
P.O.

Discretionary Use: 42 Powell Drive

Discretionary Use

PDF can be found here: 42 Powell Drive Mar 22-21

42 Powell Drive

An application has been received to operate a waste disposal business including onsite storage of waste disposal bins from 42 Powell Drive. This is being considered as a discretionary use in a Commercial General 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 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 9, 2021 by mail 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]
P.O.

Discretionary Use: 104 Valley Road

Discretionary Use
104 Valley Road

PDF can be found here: 104 Valley Road Mar 22-21

An application has been received to operate a home-based online sales and delivery lighting business providing marine, commercial and home LED lighting options from 104 Valley Road. This 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 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 9, 2021 by mail 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 Swimming Pool will be open to the public starting Sunday, March 28, 2021

As we move into Alert Level 2 the Carbonear Pool will be open to the public starting Sunday March 28th 2021.

Bookings for next week (Sunday March 28th – April 3rd) can be made by calling the pool at 596-7535 or emailing [email protected] on Saturday (march 27th) between 12:00PM-3:30PM

NOTICE: Tax Payments/Interest Deferral

Effective immediately, the Town will be extending the date when interest will be charged on overdue accounts for one month.  Interest will now be applied as of April 30, 2021.

Latest episode of the Bed Night Lunch Podcast has been uploaded! Episode 14: Women in Leadership

Continuing on with the International Women’s Day theme for the month of March, we finish out the month with an episode on Women in Leadership.

Women in Leadership: In this episode, the group discusses the role of women in the municipal government and community organizations.  Councilor Danielle Doyle shares her perspective on the reasons why women consider leadership roles and the desire to help build and connect our community. The group also share the experience of the first female council member in Carbonear, Nell Finn.

To learn more about the Bed Night Lunch Podcast or to catch up on previous episodes, please visit this link: Bed Night Lunch Podcast

Reminder to drivers regarding School Zones

Reminder to drivers:
Some students are returning to school today for the first time in a few weeks.
Please also keep your speed in check, especially in school zones. Expect more traffic in the school zone today and keep an eye out for students crossing roads to get to school.
Let’s make sure everyone gets safely to their destination!

Take a look at the March/April issue of EnRoute Magazine to see some familiar places around Carbonear!

Awesome!

Take a look at the March/April issue of EnRoute Magazine to see some familiar places around Carbonear.

Toronto writer/poet and Giller Prize winning Souvankham Thammavongsa shares about her time spent in Carbonear.
“There are so many pretty towns along this route, but when you get to Carbonear there is an openness and warmth that make you want to stay just a bit longer.”

❤️

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Update from Eastern Regional Service Board (ERSB) regarding reopening of Waste Recovery Facilities

Update from Eastern Regional Service Board (ERSB) regarding reopening of Waste Recovery Facilities.
Waste Recovery Facilities located on the Avalon Peninsula will reopen on Tuesday March 16th, this includes the Harbour Grace facility. All provincial guidelines will be in place to ensure staff, and public safety.
For further updates from the Eastern Regional Service Board: https://easternregionalserviceboard.com/news/

Baccalieu Trail Thriving Regions: Research Updates and Community Conversations

Baccalieu Trail Thriving Regions: Research Updates and Community Conversations
On March 19th (Friday) from 11:30 am – 1pm , the Harris Center of Memorial University will be hosting a virtual session at which two of our researchers will present the results of their work:
Hidden Gems of the Baccalieu Trail
Ms. Natalie Dignam
Traditional Knowledge Inventory of the Baccalieu Trail: Mobilizing Intangible Cultural Heritage
Mr. Dale Jarvis
There will be opportunities to ask questions of the two researchers and to explore potential opportunities for using their products. This is a free public session.

Latest episode of The Bed Night Lunch Podcast is now available!

In honor of International Women’s Day, the group dedicates the March episodes to discussion of women of Carbonear.  This episode shares the stories of women from the history of Carbonear.

If you would like to check out more info on The Bed Night Lunch Podcast and catch up on previous episodes of the podcast, visit this link:  The Bed Night Lunch Podcast

For the latest episode, you can also visit Anchor FM: The Bed Night Lunch Podcast: Episode 13

Reminder: Health Accord Town Hall session for Carbonear, Placentia and area is this evening at 7 p.m.

Reminder:

Health Accord Town Hall session for Carbonear, Placentia and area is this evening, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 starting at 7 p.m.
You must register to attend (link to registration below)
Join the co-chairs, Dr. Patrick Parfrey and Sister Elizabeth Davis, for a virtual town hall to provide feedback on the directions they propose on the journey to better health.
These sessions are free and open to everyone in Newfoundland and Labrador. They are organized by region, but anyone is welcome to attend any session that fits your schedule.
Carbonear, Placentia and area
Wed, Mar 3 | 7-8 pm NST

“Talk to your doctor: Stories of the Rural Physician in Newfoundland and Labrador” documentary

Today is a great chance to check out the documentary “Talk to your doctor: Stories of the Rural Physician in Newfoundland & Labrador”.
This documentary sheds light on the struggles and successes, the charms and challenges of life as a rural doctor. The film features in-person, on-camera interviews with doctors from across Newfoundland and Labrador, including Carbonear.

The Department of Health and Community Services has released its COVID-19 vaccination plan.

The Department of Health and Community Services has released its COVID-19 vaccination plan. (Link below)
 
Starting today, pre-registration is available for people 70 years of age and older. People who have access to the Internet can pre-register online here. People who are unable to pre-register online can call 1-833-668-3930 or 709-273-3930 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days a week.
 
The purpose of pre-registration is to let people identify how they wish to be contacted by their regional health authority once a vaccine appointment is available. The order in which people pre-register will not determine the order of vaccine appointments.
 
To ensure a smooth pre-registration process, people 70 years of age and older are asked to register based on their last name:
 
From Friday, February 26, 2021 to Sunday, February 28, 2021, people 70 years of age and older with last names starting with A to F can pre-register.
 
From Monday, March 1, 2021 to Wednesday March 3, 2021, people 70 years of age and older with last names starting with G to L can pre-register.
 
From Thursday, March 4, 2021 to Saturday, March 6, 2021, people 70 years of age and older with last names starting with M to Z can pre-register.
 
As of Sunday, March 7, 2021, people 70 years of age and older who were unable to pre-register during the dates listed above can do so.
 
 
https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/vaccine/files/NL-COVID19-Immunization-Plan-1.pdf

Reminder: No Recycling Collection

Reminder: No Recycling Collection

Eastern Regional Service Board has suspended recycling collection for another two weeks in the Eastern Region.

The Health Accord NL Virtual Town Hall sessions are coming up next week. To attend you must register!

The Health Accord NL Virtual Town Hall sessions are coming up next week. To attend you must register!
The Carbonear, Placentia and area session is taking place next Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 7 -8 p.m.
Join the co-chairs, Dr. Patrick Parfrey and Sister Elizabeth Davis, for a virtual town hall to provide feedback on the directions they propose.
These sessions are free and open to everyone in Newfoundland and Labrador. They are organized by region, but you are welcome to attend any session that fits your schedule. Interpreting services will be provided at all town halls.
For more information and to register:

Recycling Collection suspended for another 2 weeks

February 24, 2021

Update from Eastern Regional Service Board on Recycling Collection and Waste Recovery Facilities

Recycling: Recycling Collection is suspended for another 2 weeks.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the return to Alert Level 5, the Eastern Regional Service Board is taking measures to proactively help prevent the spread of the virus. The ERSB will be enacting solutions for our contractors to increase social distancing.
All recycling in the Eastern Region will be suspended for two weeks. The provision of services will be reviewed in two weeks. This difficult decision has been made to ensure weekly garbage collection is maintained, to help protect our contractors, and to help ensure proper social distancing requirements are met.

Waste Recovery Facilities:
Waste Recovery Facilities will remain closed until further notice.

To reduce the risk of exposing staff and residents to the virus, we have made the decision to close Waste Recovery Facilities until further notice. This applies to the Bay Bulls, Bell Island, Cavendish, Old Perlican, Harbour Grace, Placentia, Renews-Cappahayden, St. Joseph’s, Sunnyside, Clarenville and Whitbourne Waste Recovery Facilities.

The latest episode of the Bed Night Lunch podcast has been uploaded!

The latest episode of the Bed Night Lunch podcast has been uploaded!

During this episode, the group discusses their favourite stories that unfortunately couldn’t make it into other episodes. Everything from rescues at sea, healing powers, to the first street light in Carbonear.

Heber McGurk, Bill Bowman, Phil Earle, Anthony Griffin, and Leslie Forward share their voices in this assortment of stories episode.
For more information on the Bed Night Lunch Podcast and to check out other episodes, follow this link:

Upcoming Eastern Health Grief and Bereavement Counselling Sessions

Information on Upcoming Eastern Health Grief and Bereavement Counselling Sessions:
Jenna King is offering a “Grief and Bereavement Information Session” scheduled on Friday, February 26th from 12:00 – 1:30 P.M. via Zoom/teleconference.
Details to connect:
or Join by phone:
Call Canada Toll Free: 1-587-328-1099 or 1-647-374-4685
Meeting ID: 969 9834 9643
Passcode: 416864

Tax Payments

 

Effective February 15, 2021, the Town office is closed to the public.

For the latest updates on Town programs and services such as permits, bulk collection, and tax payments, please visit the link:
COVID 19 Information and Updates

Specifically for Tax Payment information: COVID 19 Information and Updates: Tax Payments

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

Credit card payments are not accepted directly but are available via Plastiq, which is a third-party provider that will charge you a fee to use this service.  The link to pay by credit card can be found on the Town’s website at www.carbonear.ca under the tabs for Services, then Tax Payments, and then scroll down to the Credit Card Payment option.

Pre-authorized payments will continue as usual.  Please contact the town office if you would like to set up pre-authorized payments.

Seniors or those that are immuno-compromised and do not have these payment option available to them, please contact the town office for further options.

Recycling Collection suspended for two weeks (as of February 17, 2021)

From the Eastern Regional Service Board:
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the return to Alert Level 5, the Eastern Regional Service Board is taking measures to proactively help prevent the spread of the virus.  The ERSB will be enacting solutions for our contactors to increase social distancing.

All recycling in the Eastern Region will be suspended for two weeks. 

 

 

Update from Eastern Regional Service Board on Waste Recovery facilities: 

Update from Eastern Regional Service Board on Waste Recovery facilities:
During this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the safety of employees and public who avail of our services continues to be our top priority. To reduce the risk of exposing staff and residents to the virus, we have made the decision to close Waste Recovery Facilities until further notice. This applies to the Bay Bulls, Bell Island, Cavendish, Old Perlican, Harbour Grace, Placentia, Renews-Cappahayden, St. Joseph’s, Sunnyside, Clarenville and Whitbourne Waste Recovery Facilities.

ERSB will continue to monitor the situation and will return to normal operations as soon as it is safe to do so and will provide regular updates.

Notice: Town facilities are closed to the public.

The province has changed the Alert Level to Alert Level 5. We are all asked to due our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Starting Monday, February 15, 2021, all Town facilities are closed to the public.
Essential services are on-going & will continue to be provided.
Any changes will be communicated & further updates will be provided in the next few days.
Inquiries can be sent to email [email protected] or call 709-596-3831.
Stay safe!

PUBLIC NOTICE: Discretionary Development Proposal (12 Southside Lower Road)

PUBLIC NOTICE

Discretionary Development Proposal

The Town is in receipt of an application to complete an extension to the shed measuring 24.45m2 at 12 Southside Lower Road . This will result in a total floor area of all accessory buildings on the lot measuring 114.49 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 than 2:00pm on Thursday, February 25, 2021 Town of Carbonear, P. O. Box 999, Carbonear, NL A1Y 1C5; Fax: 596-5021, or E-mail: [email protected].

12 Southside Lower Road

PUBLIC NOTICE: Discretionary Use (54 Adelaide Street)

PUBLIC NOTICE

Discretionary Use

The Town of Carbonear is in receipt of an application to operate a Home Based Business (Car Detailing) from 54 Adelaide Street. 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 2pm, Thursday, March 4, 2021 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].

 

54 Adelaide Street

A message to the residents of Carbonear

Friday, February 12, 2021

To the residents of Carbonear,

The recent rise in cases of Covid-19 has caused increased concern and stress to the residents of the Town of Carbonear and surrounding areas.  The Town is closely monitoring the Public Health Advisories and will continue to provide updates on our website and social media accounts. We ask the residents to follow the recommendations of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

It is advised that people should not travel in or out of the St. John’s metropolitan area unless for essential purposes. Outdoor activities including walking, hiking or snowshoeing are encouraged with physical distancing.

We ask our residents to continue to practice physical distancing, wear a mask and wash your hands. Also, please be kind and take care of each other. We are all in this together and together we will get through this!

Deputy Mayor Chris O’Grady

Message from the Salvation Army Carbonear Citadel

Salvation Army Carbonear Citadel
Due to our close proximity to the Metro Area we have been advised by District Headquarters to suspend Sunday and weekday services for two weeks. There will be no Sunday Worship at the Carbonear Corps during this time.

Communities Against Violence activities for Violence Prevention Month

Build a snowman, make it pink and send Communities Against Violence a picture.
As part of the Violence Prevention Month activities, build a snowman, make it pink, and post your picture on the Communities Against Violence Facebook group page.  They’ll pick a random winner for a prize.  Sunday, February 28th is the last day to enter.

 

Update from St. Patrick’s Catholic Church

Due to the current rise in COVID-19 cases, Mass is cancelled for Sunday, February 14 at St. Patrick’s Church and Sacred Heart Church. A decision on moving forward will be made on Monday..
Stay safe!

Worship Update from Bethany United Church

Worship Update:
Due to the recent events regarding COVID-19 Bethany United Church will be closed for Worship for Sunday Feb. 14th. This is being done as a precautionary measure and final decisions regarding suspension of worship and other events will be made as we receive more information.
Thank You and stay safe

Important message from the Principal Rodney Hodder, Carbonear Collegiate:

Important Message from Principal of Carbonear Collegiate, Rodney Hodder:

Hello parents and students of Carbonear collegiate, this is Mr. Hodder with a very important announcement. We realize these are difficult times and ask for your patience and cooperation as we navigate this process.

We have a plan for today (Friday, February 12) for students to pick up Chromebooks and personal items such as textbooks and clothes left in the lockers. Only students who have received Chromebooks before in our previous deployment before Christmas and are on our list will be receiving Chromebooks today. These Chromebooks belong to the school and are on a loan basis, the Chromebooks purchased by the government have yet to be delivered and will be deployed later.

The schedule for today will be as follows:
1 PM to 2 PM = Grade 11 and 12 students
2 Pm to 3 PM = Grade 9 and 10 students
Note: If there is more than one child in a household who attends Carbonear Collegiate then they can come at the same time.

Students are asked to enter the building through the rear entrance by the gymnasium, which is our main entrance. Students who are to receive Chromebooks we will get those in the gymnasium and all students will be given an opportunity to go to their lockers to pick up personal items and books. This must be done in an orderly fashion in small numbers so please be patient. Social distancing and wearing of masks are a must for all who enter the building.

Unfortunately, we cannot provide transportation, so Parents/Guardians will have to make travel arrangements to bring those children to the school. Parents are not permitted inside the building so the students must be the ones to come in and get the materials.

If you are unavailable today, we have an alternate time scheduled on Monday, February 15 between 10 AM and 12PM.

The schedule for Monday, February 15 will be as follows:
10 AM to 11 AM = Grade 11 and 12 students
11 AM to 12 PM = Grade 9 and 10 students
Note: If there is more than one child in a household who attends Carbonear Collegiate then they can come at the same time.

We want to hear from you! Vision 2031: Town of Carbonear Strategic Plan Survey

We want to hear from you!

The Town of Carbonear has begun the consultation phase of its Strategic Planning Process.

We are engaging our residents to gather input on what priorities you think are important for the future vision of the Town of Carbonear.

What is your vision for the Town of Carbonear in the next 10 years?

Through the feedback provided, we will identify strategic goals and initiatives that will provide a road map for success to meet the needs of our community and the vision for the next 10 years.
We have created an online survey which will take between 10 to 15 minutes to complete. If you are unable to complete the survey online, we have paper copies available at the office. Please call 596-3831 to request a paper copy.
The link to the online survey can be found below.
The survey will be available until Wednesday, March 3, 2021.
For more information on the Strategic Plan and the process, check out our website:

Town of Carbonear Regular Council (Virtual) Meeting Tuesday, February 09, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Registration information

Registration information for the Town of Carbonear Regular Council Meeting (Virtual)
When: Feb 9, 2021 05:30 PM Newfoundland and Labrador
Topic: Town of Carbonear Regular Council Meeting

Register in advance up until 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 09, 2021:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fmh_OGcAQg2CL1DPG4QsBQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email.

Newfoundland and Labardor Summer Games (Carbonear- Harbour Grace 1992) Inc. Scholarship Application

The 1992 Summer Games Scholarship Committee has earmarked an annual sum of money for the provision of a limited number of scholarships for post secondary students.  The value of these scholarships will vary, depending upon the amount of money available each year.  Athletic performance in conjunction with academic program and community involvement will receive the primary focus in making award decisions.  Awards are made at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.

Applicants are asked to note the following conditions regarding eligibility and criteria, and the necessary supporting documentation.

Eligibility and Criteria:
1. Minimum three (3) years residency in the Town of Carbonear.
2. A Level III Graduate studies in the year for which the scholarship is awarded
3. Full time acceptance at a recognized post-secondary institution
4. Record of athletic and community participation, performance and contribution.

Supporting Documentation:
A transcript of marks for the most recently completed year or term of study, and, if applicable, an official statement of grades for the current year.
Proof of acceptance from this institution shall be provided.
List athletic achievements and involvement in community activities.  Provide a letter of reference from an individual who is knowledgeable about your involvement.

2021 Scholarship Application

Town of Carbonear Regular (Virtual) Council Meeting registration information

The Town of Carbonear Regular (Virtual) Council Meeting will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
 
To register to attend the meeting via Zoom, please follow the link below and register by 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 26, 2021:
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please be advised:

Please be advised that Mayor Frank Butt has requested and been approved for a leave of absence starting Monday, January 18, 2021 up to and including Saturday, February 13 as he is the candidate for the PC Party for the district of Carbonear-Trinity-Bay de Verde and will be busy campaigning.

Per the Municipalities Act, in the absence of the mayor, the deputy mayor has the powers and shall exercise the duties of the mayor.

Stay safe!

 

People First of Newfoundland and Labrador (PFNL) Meet and Greet

People First of Newfoundland & Labrador [PFNL] Invites you to a Meet and Greet!
PFNL is hosting a Meet and Greet. Come and learn about People First, have a bite to eat, and meet some new people!
Please Email [email protected] to RSVP or find out more.
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: 2 Bannerman Street, Carbonear ( Royal Canadian Legion)
Contact them to confirm your attendance in person or by zoom, please email [email protected]

Due to Covid -19 and social distancing they have limited space.

Social distancing guidelines will be followed to ensure the safety of everyone.

Athlete of the Year Nominations now being accepted!

The Carbonear Recreation Commission is now accepting nominations for Athlete of the Year in the following categories:

Junior Male and Female Athlete of the Year (2006 or later)
Senior Male and Female Athlete of the Year (2005 or earlier)
Team of the Year

Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 5th at 4 p.m.  Please return forms to Carbonear Swimming Pool via Fax (596-2381) or email: [email protected]

Nomination form can be found here:  2021 Athlete of the Year Nomination Form

The first episode of 2021 of the Bed Night Lunch Podcast has now been uploaded!

The first episode of 2021 of the Bed Night Lunch Podcast has now been uploaded!
 
 
The episode this month features stories of shipwrecks and also Heber McGurk sharing his experiences. Heber even adds in a lighter story of how to motivate co-workers to get moving on!
 
If you are looking for a listing of previous episodes or more information on the podcasters, head on over to our website to learn more.

Carbonear Special Events Committee announces winners for Best Decorated House/Business!

Carbonear Special Events Committee announces winners!
WINNER – Best Decorated House/Business

Congratulations to residents:
1st – Ken and Vonnie Yetman
2nd – Crystal Vokey
3rd – Daniel Keats

AND
Congratulations to Kidz at Heart Learning Centre Inc. for 1st place in the business category!

Thank you to all who entered! Stay tuned for more events throughout the year.