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.

2021 Town of Carbonear Waste Collection Schedule

Please find the 2021 Town of Carbonear Waste Collection Schedule here: Town of Carbonear Waste Collection Schedule 2021

Also, schedules for each area can be found here:

Eastern Health’s Pastoral Care, Ethics & Bereavement Services Department info on upcoming “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.”

There are two timeslots available to attend.

The first group meets by Zoom on Thursday afternoons beginning January 21, 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 the Pastoral Care Office at 777-6959.

A second group meets by Zoom on Tuesday night’s beginning January 26, 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 the Pastoral Care Office at 777-6959.

January 2021 Carbonear Swimming Pool Schedule

PDF can be found here: January Pool Schedule

 

 

Town of Carbonear office hours during the holiday season!

Merry Christmas!

The Town Office hours during this holiday season:

Thursday, Dec., 24, 2020—CLOSING at 12 p.m.

 Friday, Dec. 25, 2020 —CLOSED

Monday, Dec. 28, 2020—CLOSED

Tue., Dec 29, 2020— OPEN 8:30a.m. –4:30 p.m.

Wed., Dec. 30, 2020—OPEN 8:30a.m-4:30p.m.

Thurs., Dec. 31, 2020—OPEN 8:30 a.m. –2:00 p.m.

Friday, January 01, 2021—CLOSED

Monday, January 04, 2021—Regular Hours 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.

 

 

Regular (Virtual) Town of Carbonear Council Meeting today at 5:30. Registration information included below:

The Regular (Virtual) Town of Carbonear Council Meeting will take place today, Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.
To register to attend the meeting via zoom follow the link below. Please register by 4:00 p.m. :
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Carbonear Volunteer Fire Department Awards and Recognitions presented this week.

This evening the CVFD held a small ceremony to present some awards and recognitions. Over 90 years of combined experience was recognized between 6 of our Firefighters.
Years of recognition were presented to the following firefighters.
Chief Brent Sweeney – 25 Years of Service. Presented by 2nd Assistant Chief Keith Keough
Firefighter John Crawford – 15 Years of Service. Presented by Past Chief and Uncle Tom Crawford
Firefighter Claude Garland – 15 Years of Service. Presented by Chief Brent Sweeney
Firefighter Chris Rodgers – 15 Years of Service. Presented by Chief Brent Sweeney
Firefighter Alistair Milne – 5 Years of Service. Presented by Chief Brent Sweeney
Also recognized but unable to attend this evening was 1st Assistant Chief Adam Earle for 15 Years of Service.
Mayor (and CVFD Member) Frank Butt was also on hand to present the recognized Firefighters with Appreciation from the Town of Carbonear.
We also presented the Clifford Pike Memorial Scholarship (Highest Mark in Level III Literature) and the Fred Chubbs Memorial Scholarship (Highest Average Level III). The recipient of both these scholarships was Devon Barrett. Presenting Devon with his scholarship awards was his father and CVFD member Steve Barrett. Congratulations Devon!
Thank you to all our firefighters who provide their time and energy on a daily basis for the protection of our town. You are all appreciated!

Important Notice: Eastern Regional Service Board notification of Waste Collection changes for the holiday season.

Important Notice:
Eastern Regional Service Board notification of Waste Collection changes for the holiday season.
 
Week of December 21, 2020:
Garbage which would normally be collected on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 will be collected Monday, December 21, 2020.
 
Garbage which would normally be collected on Thursday, December 24, 2020 will be collected Tuesday, December 22, 2020.
 

Garbage which would normally be collected on Friday, December 25, 2020 will be collected Wednesday, December 23, 2020.

PDF can be found here: Carbonear Waste Collection Schedule for Holidays

BUDGET 2021 – Carbonear Council Decreases Property Tax Rates

December 10, 2020

BUDGET 2021 – Carbonear Council Decreases Property Tax Rates
PDF Document Found here: Town of Carbonear Budget Press Release 2021

At a Special Meeting of the Town Council of Carbonear held on Thursday, December 10, the 2021 Budget was presented by Finance Committee Chair, Chris O’Grady. Deputy Mayor O’Grady stated that “This is the first budget in the history of the Town presented remotely due to the imposed restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic”. “This budget is based on our mandate to provide quality services to our residents and business; providing for growth and development while demonstrating practical and prudent management.”

While delivering the details of the budget, he took the opportunity to recognize the invaluable service provided by town staff and the volunteers, including the volunteer fire department.

The balanced 2021 budget totals $8,576,020. Due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, some work and expenditures were put on hold resulting in a surplus of funds in 2020. With this surplus being carried forward to 2021 combined with the increase in property assessments, the council has decided to implement a decrease in property tax rates for 2021. Residential property tax will decrease from 6.9 mills to 6.75 mills and commercial property tax will decrease from 9.25 mills to 9 mills.

The largest expenditure is in Transportation Services with a projected expenditure of $2,735,297. The condition of the Town’s roads continues to be the top priority of residents. This budget includes operating expenditure amounts for asphalt of $920,000 and $60,000 for curb and sidewalks and replacement equipment. In excess of $5 M has been submitted in MCW applications with applicable funds budgeted for the towns share of funding in anticipation of approval.

The total budget for recreational facilities and cultural services is $1,152,668. Additional funds for further repairs have been provided to supplement the work at the pool facility in 2020. Funds have been allocated for softball huts, scoreboards and other maintenance in hopes of the 2020 U19 Softball Nationals being hosted at the recreation complex in 2021. Other upgrades are planned to the playground and basketball court at the recreation complex. Funds have been allocated for the Town’s share of the expansion to the Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre.

The budget for Environmental Health is $746,189. Residents are encouraged to continue to participate in the curbside recycling and use the leaf and grass clippings composting site to reduce costs and environmental impacts.

Funds continue to be allocated for a future sewage treatment facility which will be required to comply with the Federal Wastewater Effluent Regulations.

The total budget for Fire Protection is $106,250. Additional funds have been allocated to replace all of the self-contained breathing apparatus at an estimated cost of $120,000. The town has also allocated funds for the new fire pumper expected to arrive in early 2021.

Funds have been allocated for the next phase of the Downtown Revitalization Project. Council and staff will continue to investigate ways to attract more businesses and has allocated $244,843 in Planning and Development. There was a total of 509 development permits issues in 2020 with an estimated development value of $3.9 M.

The Town continues to offer an interest adjustment to assist residents whose combined family income is below $50,000.

The Council is committed to maintaining growth and development for the Town of Carbonear and providing the many amenities and services our residents deserve. The Town of Carbonear is truly a wonderful place to live, work and play. We look forward to the year ahead.

Mayor Butt expressed that this was a good budget for the town and was pleased that Council could provide a reduction in property taxes in 2021 for its residents and corporate citizens. He thanked the committee for their efforts in preparing the 2021 budget.

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For more information contact:

Mayor Frank Butt 596-3831 (Town Office) or [email protected]

Finance Chair, Deputy Mayor 596-3831 (Town Office) or [email protected]

CAO Cynthia Davis 596-3831 (Town Office) or [email protected]

Health Accord NL Virtual Town Hall Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Health Accord NL wants to talk with you and listen to your opinions, hopes, and ideas about how our province can become a healthier place.
You are invited to join the Co-chairs, Dr. Patrick Parfrey and Sister Elizabeth Davis, for a virtual town hall to discuss health in the province.
These sessions are free and open to everyone in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Carbonear, Placentia and area
Wed, Dec 9 – 7-8 PM (NST)
To Register, follow this link: https://healthaccordnl.ca/engagement-sessions/

Find Christmas here in the Town of Carbonear

This year, Christmas will look different than previous years due to COVID-19. Despite these differences, we are looking forward to celebrating Christmas and its traditions with you. We want residents & visitors to have an entertaining & safe experience this Christmas season.
Stroll along the downtown heritage waterfront, shop businesses along Columbus Drive (West end Commercial district), sip hot beverages and sample Christmas selections at our cafe’s and restaurants.
Take a moment & rediscover your Christmas spirit. ❄️🎄🎅🤶☃️

Town of Carbonear Virtual Tree Lighting

Town of Carbonear Virtual Tree Lighting
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Pre-recorded video will go live on Facebook at 7 p.m.

Join in and light up our town!

Light up your house/business with us this December 3rd with your Christmas lights.

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

The latest episode of the Bed Night Lunch podcast is up!

In this episode, the hosts explore the railway in Newfoundland and stories about the railway in Carbonear.

All aboard!

The episode can be found here: Bed Night Lunch Episode 6: The Railway

If you’d like to check out previous episodes of the Bed Night Lunch podcast, please follow this link to the Town of Carbonear website: https://carbonear.ca/things-to-do/bed-night-lunch-podcast/

Town of Carbonear Regular (Virtual) Council Meeting Registration information

Town of Carbonear Regular (Virtual) Council Meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.
 
To register to attend the meeting virtually, please use the following link.
 
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wQBUXxSjRjSamSYlhpQ3sg
 
Registration deadline is Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

A message from the Carbonear Volunteer Fire Department: Welcome Santa to the Town of Carbonear

A message from the Carbonear Volunteer Fire Department

After talking to Santa we have decided that he will be coming to Carbonear on Sunday December 13th. We are excited to see Jolly Old St. Nick himself on that day. He is looking forward to seeing all his friends. He wanted to let you know that this year is going to be different due to Covid-19. The fire department has consulted with him and the Town of Carbonear to come up with a way to “Welcome Santa to the Town of Carbonear” in a safe manner.

Like Santa said this year is different.
1. There will be no floats, walkers, dancers or bands. The trucks from our fire department will be escorting Santa through the town.
2. There will be no distribution of candy or treats of any form.
3. Instead of one Sensory Zone like last year we will be having two.
4. There will be no collecting of items for the food bank this year. We ask all residents to donate directly to the food bank of your choice.

The route will take up most of the town. The attached map will show the route as well as the locations of the Sensory Zones. All residents are asked to enjoy this event from either the comfort of there own home or from your front lawn. Keep in mind that the route will not pass by everyone’s house so you may have to move to a location to view. Residents are asked to practice social distancing while viewing the event.

Resident are also asked not to follow during the event to avoid traffic congestion.

Thank you for all your support.

Welcome Santa to the Town of Carbonear Committee

Help Design our 2020 Christmas Card!

We are inviting residents of Carbonear to help us with the design of our 2020 Christmas card.

Christmas is a time of remembering the past and looking to the future with family and friends. With this in mind, we are looking for your pictures of the area of the Downtown Revitalization Project on Water Street.

Please submit your photo and contact information to [email protected] by Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

The winning entrant will be notified by Thursday, December 3, 2020.

Carbonear Swimming Pool will be open to the public on Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Carbonear Swimming Pool will be opening to the public on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 for our new swim schedule. Call or email to book a lane, or to book a spot for water aerobics or water in motion.
More information on lessons to follow.
We hope to see you all soon!

Reminder: Snow Clearing Regulations Are Now In Effect

From November 1st to April 30th,vehicles are not permitted to be parked or abandoned on any street reservation between the hours of 1:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. ,during a snowfall or for 12 hours after a snow fall has ceased. Vehicle owners in violation of these regulations may be subject to a fine or having the vehicle towed at the owner’s expense.

The Town of Carbonear will not take responsibility for damage to fences, garbage boxes, trees, lawns  or other structures located within the street reservation. Damage caused by the weight of the snow or “lawn browning” will not be the responsibility of the Town. Residents and  businesses are not permitted to shovel, plow or cause to be shoveled, plowed or blown, any snow from a driveway, walkway or parking lot unto any street within the town.

A copy of the Snow Clearing Regulations and Damage Policy can be viewed at the Town Office or the Town Website.  Anyone in violation of these regulations is guilty of an offence under these regulations.

 

 

We Remember

PUBLIC NOTICE Discretionary Development Proposal: 32 Blueberry Crescent

PUBLIC NOTICE

Discretionary Development Proposal                                                  

The Town is in receipt of an application to construct a shed measuring 17.8m2 at 32 Blueberry Crescent. This will result in a total floor area of all accessory buildings on the lot measuring 81.82 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, November 26, 2020, Town of Carbonear, P. O. Box 999, Carbonear, NL A1Y 1C5; Fax: 596-5021, or E-mail: [email protected]

PDF can be found here: 32 Blueberry Crescent

Bed Night Lunch Podcast: Latest episode (Episode 5) is now live!

The latest episode of the Bed Night Lunch Podcast has been uploaded and is now live.

In this episode, the group discusses the World Wars, and how they impacted Carbonear.  Royal Canadian Legion member Leslie Forward shares stories of local soldiers and their experiences.

This episode is dedicated to our local Veterans.

Lest We Forget.

 

Bed Night Lunch Podcast Episode 5: We Remember (November 11th Dedication).

https://anchor.fm/townofcarbonear/episodes/Bed-Night-Lunch-Episode-5-We-Remember-November-11th-Dedication-em9fi5

Details and episode listing can also be found here:
https://carbonear.ca/things-to-do/bed-night-lunch-podcast/

Information regarding the Carbonear Swimming Pool lessons registration and COVID-19 protocols

Stay tuned for more information regarding our swimming lessons registration!

Please make sure to read the covid protocol attached (2nd image)

Notice: Effective Monday, November 9, 2020 the Town Office will open to the public for regular business hours 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

Effective Monday, November 9, 2020 ,  the Town Office will open to the public for regular business hours 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.

Entrance/Exit:

Beginning on Monday, November 9, 2020, the south entrance (facing Carbonear Pond/parking lot) will not be accessible as construction work will be taking place.

Town office and Carbonear Public Library patrons will utilize the entrance/exit that faces Water Street.

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.

 

Notice: Tree Trimming

Tree Trimming

Contractors will be trimming and pruning trees in the area of Water Street East next week (Nov 9-13)

The work will include removal of branches and dead wood.  There are no anticipated road closures associated with this work.

Please exercise caution while traveling in this area during completion of this work. Please keep an eye out for workers.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Town of Carbonear
709-596-3831
[email protected]

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