Eastern Health’s online 8-week “Living with Grief Support Program.”

Eastern Health’s Pastoral Care, Ethics & Bereavement Services Department invites people grieving the loss of a loved one to join an online 8-week “Living with Grief Support Program.”

This information & support group is available in two timeslots.

The first timeslot meets by Zoom on Tuesday nights beginning October 5, 2021 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. To register and receive the Zoom link for this group, please contact Jenna King-Poirier at 777-5908, or email us at [email protected].

The second timeslot meets by Zoom on Thursday afternoons beginning October 7, 2021 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. To register and receive the Zoom link for this group, please contact Scott Parsons at 777-7611 or email us at [email protected].

 

Grief Support Group Poster

PUBLIC NOTICE Discretionary Use

PDF can be found here:  4 Bunker Hill_ Home based buusiness

PUBLIC NOTICE

Discretionary Use                                                                      

The Town of Carbonear is in receipt of an application to operate a contracting business from 4 Bunker Hill. A home office will be located at 4 Bunker Hill only and the business operation take place at no specific address. 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,  September 30, 2021.

 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]

PUBLIC NOTICE Discretionary Development Proposal

PDF can be found here: 147 Valley Road

PUBLIC NOTICE

Discretionary Development Proposal                                                                      

The Town is in receipt of an application to place a portable shelter on the property at 147 Valley Road. This will result in a total floor area of all accessory buildings on the lot measuring 178m2. 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 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 30, 2021.

 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]

Public Notice: Discretionary Development Proposal

Pdf can be found here: 50 Pike’s Lane

PUBLIC NOTICE

Discretionary Development Proposal                                                                   

The Town is in receipt of an application to construct a shed on the property at 50 Pike’s Lane.  This will result in a total floor area of all accessory buildings on the lot measuring 72m2. The maximum floor area is 50m2 for a two 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 of Carbonear no later than 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 30, 2021.

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]

 

Development Application Variance Request 50 Pike’s Lane

PDF can be found here: Variance – Accessory Building Height 50 Pike’s Lane

Development Application Variance Request

50 Pike’s Lane

9/15/2021

A request has been submitted requesting permission to vary the maximum height for a two-storey accessory building from 6.1 m to 6.4 m.  The Town can consider a variance that does not exceed 10% of the standards in the Development Regulations.

If you have objections or representations concerning building height, they must be received in writing in the form of a signed statement, including your name and street address to the Town Office at P.O. Box 999, Carbonear, NL A1Y 1C5 or by email to [email protected] no later than September 30, 2021 at 2 pm.

Information regarding the proposed variance request can be made to the Town Office at 709-596-3831 or by emailing [email protected].

In accordance with the Town’s policy, neighbouring properties are notified in writing by the Town of requests for variances to the development regulations.

Important Resources:

Important resources:
 
*For up-to-date forecast information visit, www.weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=nl
 
*For information on emergency preparedness, visit www.gov.nl.ca/beprepared
 
*To report any power outages and /or down power lines, visit, www.newfoundlandpower.com/outages
 
*For information on provincial road conditions, visit, www.511nl.ca or download the 511 app
 
For emergencies that require police, fire or ambulance response, call 911
 
To report urgent after hours disruptions to municipal services, such as: obstacles on the roads, road flooding, ditches backed up or flooding, sewer problems, failed or blocked culverts or other public safety hazards: call 709-596-3831 ext 234

Election Candidate Signage Notice

Election Candidate Signage Notice:
 
Please secure or remove election signage temporarily as the weather forecast indicates a Hurricane Warning is now in place for this area.
 
We are recommending this action for the safety of residents and their property.
 
We thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Storm Preparedness Notice

Storm Preparedness Notice:

As many residents are aware, Environment Canada has issued tropical storm and hurricane watches for the Avalon Peninsula.

The forecast information indicate the weather system is anticipated to track near or over the Avalon region Friday night into Saturday.
Regional forecast information is updated regularly by Environment Canada ( https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=nl ).

Residents are asked to
* Secure loose items around your house eg. Lawn furniture and clear drains and basins
* Trim branches and cut dead trees
* Be prepared—make sure you have your emergency kit prepared with food, water, batteries, a portable radio, and prescription medications for up to 72 hours in case of a power outage, or other effects of the storm (Information on emergency kits can be found here: https://www.gov.nl.ca/beprepared/be-prepared/… )
* Charge your devices

Welcome back students, teachers and staff!

Welcome back students, teachers and staff!

Have a safe Labour Day Weekend!

The Town office will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2021.  The Town office will resume regular hours on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 8:30 a.m.

Bulk Collection Dates for Fall 2021

September 20, 2021: Carbonear (east of, & including, Bemisters Hill)

October 4, 2021: Carbonear (west of Bemisters Hill to Pondside Road & sideroads off Pondside Road)

October 18, 2021: Carbonear (south of, & including, Forest Road, London Road)

Public Notice: Discretionary Use

PUBLIC NOTICE  Discretionary Use

            PDF can be found here: Discretionary Notice_66 Columbus Drive                                                            

The Town of Carbonear is in receipt of an application to operate an office from 66 Columbus Drive. This application is being considered as a discretionary use in a Commercial Highway Zone.

Anyone with objections or representations must submit them in writing, including your name and address, no later than 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 9, 2021 to:

 

Ms. Cynthia Davis

Chief Administrative Officer

Town of Carbonear

  1. O. Box 999

Carbonear, NL      A1Y 1C5

Tel:  596-3831       Fax: 596-5021

E-mail: [email protected]

 

“Remembrance” Exhibit by Jackie Alcock Saturday, August 28 to Monday, August 30th 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 163 Water Street

Stop by 163 Water Street over the next few days to see the artist exhibit “Remembrance” by Jackie Alcock.

 

Annual Block the Bus at the TC Square

The Annual Block the Bus is happening until 3 p.m. today on the TC Square parking lot.
Mayor Frank Butt presented a donation on behalf of the Town of Carbonear.

Water Shut Off for Friday, August 27, 2021

WATER SHUT OFF:
Highroad South construction crew will require a planned water shut off starting at 9 a.m. tomorrow 
Friday, August 27, 2021

This shut off will affect households south of Janes Avenue.

The shut off is expected to end at noon. (If no other unforeseen issues).  

 

 

Public Notice: Discretionary Use for 125 Columbus Drive

PUBLIC NOTICE

Discretionary Use  (PDF can be found here: 125 Columbus Drive Discretionary Use

The Town of Carbonear is in receipt of an application to operate a Massage Therapy Clinic (Rehabilitative Centre/Health Spa/Fitness Gym) from 125 Columbus Drive . This application is being considered as a discretionary use in a Commercial Highway zone.

Anyone with objections or representations must submit them in writing, including your name and address, no later than 2:00 pm on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 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]

 

Block the Bus 2021! Friday, August 27th at the TC Square!

Congratulations! Carbonear Islanders U14 Fastpitch team – 2021 Eastern Canadian U14 Tournament Bronze winners!

Congratulations!
The Carbonear Islanders U14 Fastpitch Boys team travelled to New Brunswick to play in the 2021 Eastern Canadian U14 Tournament and won bronze!
Congratulations to the players and coaches and safe travel home!

Notice of Road Closure for Friday, August 20, 2021

Town of Carbonear Department of Operations and Public Works

NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURE:
Friday, August 20, 2021
Construction work will take place on Industrial Crescent (at the intersection with Goff Avenue)
Residents accessing Industrial Crescent will need to use Powell Drive.
Please exercise caution in the area.

 

Public Notice: Nomination of Candidates

Nominations of candidates for election to the council for the municipality of Carbonear will be received between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on September 2, 2021 at the Carbonear Council Office, Council Chambers.

Nominations shall be in writing and state the name and civic address of the candidate and shall be signed by the Proposer and Seconder both of whom shall be present together with the candidate who shall sign also signifying the candidate’s acceptance.  In the event that a candidate cannot be present for a candidate’s nomination, the candidate’s proposer and seconder can complete the required form.

If the nomination is for a candidate running as a mayor in a separate election that position should be noted on the nomination form.

Every candidate shall at the time of the candidate’s nomination, deposit with the Returning Officer, the non-refundable sum of ten dollars ($10.00) for towns.

The qualifications of a candidate for election to council are as follows:

  1. Canadian citizen who is 18 years of age or older;
  2. Ordinarily resident in the municipality or area for at least 30 days prior to the date set for the commencement of the nomination period;
  3. Not in arrears of taxes or other charges payable to the municipality; and
  4. Not otherwise disqualified under the Municipal Elections Act

Public Notice Nomination of Candidates

Update on Valleyview Heights and expanded area

Update on Valleyview Heights and expanded area:

Repairs are ongoing. It is expected that it could be 7 p.m. before water is restored unless there are unforeseen circumstances that may cause further delays.

Carbonear Museums presents a Naturalist Weekend

Carbonear Museums Presents a Naturalist Weekend
Celebrating our Natural Heritage
Join us for a weekend of activities exploring biodiversity, nature, and our natural heritage. Learn about Phillip Henry Gosse, Carbonear resident and Newfoundland’s first Entomologist.
For more information or to register, please call 596-4949
Registration online can also be completed here:

Ghost Hunting at the Rorke Museum

Ghost Hunting at the Rorke Museum will take place Friday, August 13, 2021.
Pre-registration is required as space is limited.
Email [email protected] to register.
For further details call 596-4949.

Road Closure: Valley Road at the intersection of Adelaide Street and Pike’s Lane.

Road closure:
Valley Road at the intersection of Adelaide Street and Pike’s Lane will be closed to thoroughfare traffic.
Underground work is being completed in this area over the week and for the safety of the workers as well as motorists, the road will be closed.

Notice regarding available COVID-19 vaccines

Notice regarding available COVID-19 vaccines:
Available today Aug 4, 2021, at Fongs, First come First Serve until supply is gone, limited COVID -19 vaccines left. Open until 7:30 PM. Lunch from 12:00pm-12:40pm and Supper break from 5:00PM-5:40PM

Notice: Water Shut off for Monday August 2, 2021 for Valley Road and Pike’s Lane

Notice : Water Shut off for Monday, August 2, 2021
Due to ongoing work, households on Valley Road and Pike’s Lane will experience water shut off on Monday, August 2, 2021.

Wes Rowe and Nev Penney performing today from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

It’s a beautiful day to take a break and enjoy a performance!
We are moving the Picnic at the Pergola Performance to the Railway Station Museum green space today.
Wes Rowe and Nev Penney will be performing today from 12:30 to 1:30.
Bring a blanket or stop by and grab a seat provided!

13th Annual World Cup of Tiddly! Rules and Registration Forms

The 13th Annual World Cup of Tiddly Rules and Registration Form can be found here:

Carbonear World Cup of Tiddly 2021 Registration Form Team

CARBONEAR WORLD CUP OF TIDDLY RULES-2021

Information on Tiddly as well as the Rules and Registration Form can also be found here:   https://carbonear.ca/things-to-do/festivals-events/

Welcome – U12 Boys Slo-pitch Provincials

This weekend (Fri., July 23 – Sun., July 25) the U12 Boys Slo-pitch Provincials are taking place at the Carbonear Recreation Complex.
Welcome to all the players, coaches, families, and fans participating in the games this weekend!
Enjoy and good luck to all teams!

Important Notice: Detour on Highroad South

Important Notice: Detour on Highroad South
Construction work is continuing on Highroad South and crews will need to set up detours in place as work continues. The construction zone area of Highroad South will be closed to thru traffic starting on Monday, July 26, 2021.
Access for hospital and residents will be maintained.
Please reduce speed, follow detour signage and respect flag persons.
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You’re invited to the Old Carbonear Scanning Party!

Tomorrow! Bring out your old photos of Carbonear to the Princess Sheila club (163 Water Street), we’ll scan them for the archives! Heritage NL will be there with our students to help scan and chat about the photos.
Bring your photos, our team will digitize them, and you take the originals home.
We’d love to see your pics!
See you there at 7 p.m. tomorrow night!

Public Notice: Discretionary Development Proposal 33 Janes Avenue

Discretionary Notice 33 Janes Avenue

PUBLIC NOTICE

Discretionary Development Proposal                                                             

The Town is in receipt of an application to construct an extension to the shed at 33 Janes Avenue. This will result in a total floor area of all accessory buildings on the lot measuring 99m2. 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, July 22, 2021.

 

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]

Public Notice: Discretionary Development Proposal 25 Gladstone Road

Discretionary Notice 25 Gladstone Road

PUBLIC NOTICE

Discretionary Development Proposal                                                        

The Town is in receipt of an application to construct a chicken coop at 25 Gladstone Road. This will result in a total floor area of all accessory buildings on the lot measuring 72m2. The maximum floor area is 50m2 for a two 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, July 22, 2021.

 

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]

Construction work will begin on Monday, July 19, 2021 in the following areas: Marshall Drive, Valley Road, & Highroad South.

Construction work will begin on Monday, July 19, 2021 in the following areas:

Marshall Drive
Valley Road
Highroad South

Please exercise caution in these areas

 

Welcome to the Under 14 Boys Fastpitch Provincials!

Welcome to the players, coaches, families and fans who are participating in the Under 14 Boys Fastpitch Provincials taking place at the Carbonear Recreation Complex this weekend. Our Carbonear Islanders team are one of the participating teams this weekend!
Welcome and good luck to all teams!

A listing of all reoccurring events this Summer 2021

TD Summer Reading Club StoryWalk on the George W. Earle Promenade!

Great news!
The TD Summer Reading Club StoryWalk has been installed along the George W. Earle Promenade this afternoon.
A fun, socially distanced activity that places a children’s book, page by page, along the boardwalk.
Families can read a book as they stroll along the promenade!
Thank you to Miss Tracey with the Carbonear Public Library!

Schedule of events and sessions this month (July)

Reminder: Tickets are at the Rorke Store Museum today at 10 a.m. for the Earle’s Riding Horses Canada Day activity!

Reminder:
Today at 10 a.m. at the Rorke Store Museum the tickets for the Earle’s Riding Horses Canada Day activity will be distributed.
First come, First serve!

On this day in Carbonear history:

On this day in Carbonear history:
In the early hours of Friday, June 25, 1904, a tragic fire destroyed the post office building and took the life of one of Carbonear residents.
Tryphoena Nicholl, Carbonear Post Office postmistress, gave her life saving two people who had been trapped in the fire in the building.
In 1905, the new building was erected, now known as the Old Post Office Museum and a Memorial to Tryphoena Nicholl was placed in front of the building. This Memorial can now be found in the green space next to the Old Post Office Museum.
For more information on Tryphoena, visit this link to the Carbonear Heritage Society website.
Visit the Memorial to Tryphoena next to Old Post Office Museum and the exhibit in the Old Post Office Museum, 182 Water Street

10th Annual Pride Flag Raising

10th Annual Pride Flag Raising!
Thank you to Stacy Harris with Communities Against Violence for 10 years of partnership during Pride month.
Check out a few of the photos from the Pride Flag Raising event today!

Carbonear Swimming Pool Summer Schedule

Traffic Notice: Detour on Powell Drive

Please note:

Contractors will have a detour in place on Powell Drive tomorrow and Friday as they prepare the road for paving.  The detour will take traffic off Powell Drive via Industrial Crescent to Goff Avenue.

Expect increased traffic along the detour route tomorrow and Friday.

If there are any changes or updates, we will send them along.

High Road South Water and Sewer contract awarded

 

 

Successful bidder Description Date of Award Financial Value of Contract Substantial Performance
Black Diamond Construction High Road South Water and Sewer 9 June 2021 $721 510.06 55 working days

 

Canada Day week Schedule of Events

Registration Link to attend the Regular (Virtual) Council Meeting- Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Notice:
There was an issue with the zoom link we posted to register for the Regular (Virtual) Council Meeting.
Regular (Virtual) Council Meeting
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
Please see new link below:
Register for this meeting until 4:30 p.m. today:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email.
We apologize for the inconvenience!

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.