Downtown Revitalization Project Update: Detour Map for Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Water Street will be closed between O’Donovan’s Lane & Kim’s Lane. Therefore access to Water Street from both O’Donovan’s Lane and Kim’s Lane will be closed.

Local traffic to businesses on the west side of construction (from Bannerman Street direction) can do so thru the Bannerman Street barricade. The Flagpersons will be allowing local traffic thru to businesses.

Please see detour map below for updated detour map.

Thank you for your continued patience & support.

Proclamation: CMHA Mental Health Week May 6-12th

Proclamation declaring the week of May 6-12th as the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Mental Health Week.

The CMHA Health Week promotes mental health awareness across Newfoundland and Labrador through activities and events.

Construction crews are working in a couple of areas this morning in Carbonear Monday, May 6th, 2019

Construction crews are working in a couple of areas this morning.

Crews are digging at the intersection of Bannerman Street and Water Street. Therefore, traffic is detoured up Bannerman Street.

More digging is happening between Adelaide Street and O’Donovan’s Lane. Therefore, for a portion of the day, traffic travelling east on Water Street will be detoured thru Adelaide Street. We will update once this portion of the street is open.

Welcon Construction is continuing work on Crossroads Bridge. Crossroads Bridge is closed to traffic.

Thank you for your patience during these projects!

Detour Notice for Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

The construction is moving along on Water Street. Crews are finished up removing asphalt from the road to begin underground work on sections of the street.

Digging will begin on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 in front of the Carbonear Railway Station. The first section will be from the area in front of the Carbonear Railway Station to Adelaide Street.

Therefore, there will be detours on Wednesday.

Traffic will be detoured to Pike’s Lane and be able to access Water Street through side streets ie. O’Donovan’s.

The map illustrates the detour and the portion of the road closure.

Green fencing has also been posted to provide pedestrians with walking access as the work continues.

Apply to the Town of Carbonear Green Team!


Apply to join the Town of Carbonear Green Team this summer!

Applications can be found at

Submit completed applications and resumes to:

Email: [email protected]
Mail/In person: Suite 103, 10 Austin St., St. John’s, NL A1B 4C2
Fax: 709-729-7270

Deadline to apply is May 14th!

Cheque Presentation Heart & Stroke Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador

Cheque presentation from the 13th Annual Claude Garland Memorial Mayor’s March to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Newfoundland & Labrador today.

Thank you to all the volunteers who continue to make this annual event a success!

(Picture from left to fight: Deputy Mayor Chris O’Grady, Judy Howlett & Charlotte Steeves Heart & Stroke Foundation, Cairine Garland, Betty Powell, Mayor Frank Butt)


Winners of the Town of Carbonear “Snow and Cheer” Winter Carnival Photo Contests:

Winner of the Town of Carbonear Winter Carnival Slogan Contest:  “Snow and Cheer”  Benjamin Soper

Winners of the Town of Carbonear Winter Carnival Photo Contests:

Photo Contest Winners:
Ben Shortt, Best Dressed Snowman
Ben and Noah Preston, Family Fun Photo
Lori Reynolds, Best Wintry Scene
Min Su running in the snow – Best Winter Pet Photo
submitted by Melissa Harrison


Winter Carnival 2019 Photo Contest

Get those cameras clicking and send us your best winter photo taken during 2019. There are three categories: Best Winter Scenery, Best Winter Pet Photo and Best Family Fun Photo. Pictures can be dropped off at the Town Council Office or emailed to [email protected] Winning Photos will be posted on the Town’s website. No professional photos please. Judging will take place February 20. Photos must be pertaining to Carbonear and may be used for promotional purposes throughout the year.

Annual Youth to Teen Art Contest

Annual Youth to Teen Art Contest

Hosted by Ocean View Art Gallery & Michelle’s Fine Art & School
195 Water Street

You can bring your Art to enter the Art Contest.
Prizes Awarded.
** Clearly LABEL ART and include Phone number**
Deadline to enter is February 20.
All winning entries will be displayed at Ocean View Gallery during Winter Carnival Week until March 2