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

Public Notice: Discretionary Use 143 Columbus Drive

PUBLIC NOTICE:  Discretionary Use                                                             

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

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

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

143 Columbus Drive

It’s International Credit Union Day!

It’s International Credit Union Day!

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

Congratulations!

31st Annual Trinity Conception Placentia Health Foundation Telethon donation

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

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

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

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

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

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

They include the following:

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

 

Entrance/Exit:

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

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

Washroom facilities are NOT open to the public

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

 

 

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

Did you know?…

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

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

Do your part- put litter in its place!

World Breastfeeding Week October 1-7th, 2020

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

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

BULK WASTE COLLECTION

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

Bulk Waste Collection

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

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

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

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

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

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

Community Safety Reminder regarding ATV Use

ATV Safety Points to Remember:

AGE

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

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

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

Where an ATV can be used:

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

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

Helmets

Helmets are mandatory on ATV’s

 

Proclamation recognizing September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Washroom facilities are NOT open to the public

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bed Night Lunch Podcast Launch

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Discretionary Development Proposal: 1 White Carriage Lane

PUBLIC NOTICE  Discretionary Development Proposal

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

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

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

 

Discretionary Use: 16 Hoyles Road

PUBLIC NOTICE
Discretionary Use

 PDF can be found here: Discretionary Use 16 Hoyles Road                                                                     

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

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

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

Carbonear Pool Deck Repair Update

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

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

URBAN AND RURAL PLANNING ACTs
NOTICE OF REGISTRATION
TOWN OF CARBONEAR

DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS AMENDMENT NO. 37, 2019

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

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

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

Public Notice: Discretionary Use

PUBLIC NOTICE
Discretionary Use

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

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

Carbonear Green Team share their first Story Map

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

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

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

 

 

Town of Carbonear Virtual Regular Council Meeting Registration info

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

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

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

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

 

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

Metal Collection Information

Metal Collection:

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

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

Did you know?……

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

Did you know?……

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

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

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

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

Canada Day with the Town of Carbonear!

CANADA DAY WITH THE TOWN OF CARBONEAR !

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

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

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

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

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

Check it out and join in the fun!

Colouring Sheets can be found here:

2020 Colouring Contest Cannon

2020 Colouring Contest Flags

2020 Colouring Contest leaf

2020 Colouring Contest Post Office

2020 Colouring Contest Train

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

Please Note:

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

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

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

PUBLIC NOTICE Discretionary Development Proposal: 17 White’s Road

PUBLIC NOTICE
Discretionary Development Proposal

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

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

PDF: 17 White’s Road

Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations graduates!

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

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

9th Annual Pride Flag Raising

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

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

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

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

Town of Carbonear Virtual Regular Council Meeting Registration link

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

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

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

Summer Students Employment Opportunity!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Notice: Carbonear Swimming Pool renovations taking place.

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

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

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

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

We look forward to welcoming you back to our facility!

Thanks for your understanding and patience.

Installation of street lights on Water Street is happening today

Installation of street lights on Water Street is happening today.

Please keep an eye out for workers while driving downtown 🚗

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

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

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

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

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

One of the Thriving Regions initiatives:

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

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

Community members & residents are encouraged to attend.

Bulk Waste Collection Update

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Alert Level 3 Facility Recommendations

Alert Level 3 Facility Recommendations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Playgrounds remain closed.

Leagues and Associations

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