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The Town Office will be Closed on

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

Due to



We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation in this regard.


Dianne Goodyear

Town Clerk/Manager






August Activity Calendar 


August Activity Calendar 








At this time your Council would like to thank all residents for their cooperation during this Council’s term of office.  Municipal Elections will be held on September 28th, 2021.  Nomination Day will be September 2nd, 2021.  

We urge you to think about offering yourself as a candidate in this year’s election.  For more information, please contact the town office.

A list of Nominees will be sent out before Election Day and we urge everyone to come out and vote.


From a town perspective we have had a lot of challenges during the past couple of years with COVID-19 and thank everyone for following the guidelines and keeping our community safe to this point.  There is an end in sight and there are better days ahead.  Next year, things should be back on track.



First of all, the Playground is not owned by the Town.  It is the property and responsibility of the School.

However, the Playground failed inspection three or four years ago and the school did not have the means to do the necessary work to bring it up to code.  The Town stepped up and offered to help financially and provide manpower to get the work done to bring it up to code.  We have been working with the School Board for the past two or three years to accomplish this.

The town had a roadway and handicap parking lot installed.  We have purchased the pea stone that is now required to use in the playground and we are currently waiting on help to get the equipment and pea stone installed to meet code.  It may seem very simple but in fact there are a lot of codes and specifications that must be met that require outside help.  



The Rink has been deteriorating for a number of years and the Town has decided it must now be replaced in its entirety.  The volleyball and basketball courts have also deteriorated and need an overhaul.  The town is working on replacing the rink and a new parking lot will also need to be installed.  Again, while this may seem a simple fix, it is more complex and there are codes and specifications that must be met.  The town has an Engineer working on this and more news will be coming shortly.


Water and Sewer:

The Water and Sewer Tender has been awarded and the work should be starting shortly.  This year, water and sewer will be installed to all residents from Tulk’s Apartment Building across from the Wharf up to the School.  The residents from the Post Office down will be able to connect to the town sewer this year but the residents from the Post Office up to the School will not be able to connect to the Town Sewer but will have a dry line installed until the next phase as a Lift Station is required in the area of the Rec. Center for these houses to avail of the sewerline.


Interp. Center:

The Center is open daily and offers a Craft Shop and Daily BBQ.  Please drop by and support your local vendors.


We hope everyone has a Safe and Enjoyable Summer.







The Interpretation Center is Open Daily!


Open 10:30 am – 6:00 pm


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This unique building is the first step in your Interpretive Tour of the Nature Trail as well as the Town of Carmanville.


After exploring the stunning nature trail, come have a rest at the Interpretation Centre where you can immerse yourself in the history of the surrounding area and learn all about the “Fire of 61” – the largest forest fire known to Newfoundland.


But don’t stop there! Visit the craft shop to find amazing arts and crafts made and designed by the community’s very own residents.


Besides a unique building and a simply amazing walking trail you will see an abundance of wild things in their natural habitat.


After that come and enjoy some tasty treats at our BBQ!




Cheeseburgers - $3.50

Jumbo Hotdogs$2.50

Regular Hotdogs - $1.00

Pop/ Water - $1.00

Tea - $1.00

Regular Coffee - $1.00

Tassimo Coffee - $1.50

Chips - $1.00

Freezies - $1.00


Call the Interpretation Center at (709) 534-2626






Daily BBQ at the Interpretation Center!





Cheeseburgers - $3.50

Jumbo Hotdogs$2.50

Regular Hotdogs - $1.00

Pop/ Water - $1.00

Tea - $1.00

Regular Coffee - $1.00

Tassimo Coffee - $1.50

Chips - $1.00

Freezies - $1.00




Call the Interpretation Center at (709) 534-2626







The Town Office will be Closed on

ThursdayJuly 1st, 2021as it is a Statutory Holiday

(Canada Day)


Dianne Goodyear

Town Clerk/Manager








The Carmanville Habitat Committee has 1 Post Secondary Job Position Available:


This position is for 6 weeks @ 30 hrs/week
Start Date - July 12th, 2021
ll COVID-19 PPE,  Hard Hats & Safety Glasses will be provided.   All other safety gear (Safety Boots/Gloves, Sun Screen and Insect Repellant) is the responsibility of the EMPLOYEE.
✶ Must be legally entitled to work in Canada and resident of Newfoundland and Labrador
Must be entering or returning to Post-Secondary training in the upcoming academic yearmeaning if you finished Grade 12 in June 2021 and are going to college or university in September or if you attended college or university in 2021 and are returning in September you are eligible to apply
- Interpreter/Tour Guide
- Craft Shop Worker
- Trail/Lawn/Building Maintenance
- Other duties as required/assigned
Deadline for Applications is 
Noon on Friday, July 2nd, 2021











Interested in giving back to your community? Becoming a volunteer fire fighter is a great way to do just that!


Not only will you be giving back, but you will also play a vital part in protecting your community!


Being a volunteer fire fighter provides endless opportunities for training and skill development, and it’s a great way to make new friends in the town and around the province!


The Carmanville Fire Department are currently recruiting new members. The CFD is an Equal opportunity.


If you are 18 years of age and interest in becoming a volunteer firefighter. Application's can be pick up Monday to Friday at the Town Office.







The Municipal Building is open to the public but you must wear a mask while inside the building.  There are masks available in the lobby if you do not have your own.  Hand sanitizer is also provided for your use.  All COVID-19 guidelines must be followed while inside the Municipal Buildings.  Although the building is open, payments by e-transfer and phone inquiries are encouraged whenever possible.  Thank you for your cooperation.




Town Operations during COVID-19


Effective June 8th, 2020 the Municipal Building will re-open to the public with the following restrictions:

- Only 1 person is allowed in the building at a time

- Hand sanitizer and masks are provided for customer use upon entering the building.

- Payments will be accepted through the wicket only: however, e-transfers and payments by mail are encouraged rather that in person whenever possible. The Town email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

-  Inquiries should be made by phone or email to limit the amount of people entering the building. The Town phone number is 534-2814.


For the protection of both Town Workers and Residents, please adhere to all Public Health Orders regarding COVID-19 including the 2 meter Physical Distance Requirement.



Permits are required for Exterior Repairs and Renovations, Construction of Sheds, Construction of Green Houses, Construction of Fences, and Construction of Houses. Please call the office for further information regarding permits.


Garbage Collection

Effective June 8th, 2020 Garbage will return to the normal schedule – prior to COVID-19 – meaning garbage will be collected throughout the community on Wednesdays only.


Tax Arrears/Water Shut Offs:

All taxes prior to 2020 should be paid in full. The deadline for 2020 Taxes is June 30th, 2020. Interest will be charged on all outstanding property tax balances after that date. Water shut-offs will be scheduled within the next month for all houses or businesses that have an outstanding balance prior to 2020 unless an agreement for monthly payments has been set up. Contact the office for further information regarding Agreements.



Bingo at the Rec Center will not resume until the Chief Medical Officer’s Public Health Orders allow.


Rental of the Rec. Center

The Rec. Center will not be available for Rentals until the Chief Medical Officer’s Public Health Orders allow.



The Town is currently working on the restoration of the Playground to meet code. However, Playgrounds are to remain closed until the Chief Medical Officer’s Public Health Orders allow.


Walking Trails:

The walking trail is open to public use adhering to the 2 meter Physical Distance requirement as stated by the Public Health Orders.


Interpretation Center:

The Interpretation Center will remain closed to the Public until the Chief Medical Officer’s Public Health Orders allow.


Community Gardens:

The Community Garden boxes have all been allotted and participants are required to follow the Public Health Orders and guidelines as provided.


COVID-19 information and updates can be found on the Provincial Government Website: and on the Federal Government Website:


Thank you everyone for following the Public Health Orders and keeping our community safe to this point. Please continue to Stay Safe and enjoy your summer.





Town Service Canada








Re:  COVID-19


Effective March 25th, 2020 please note the following changes in Garbage Collection:



Garbage will be collected on Main Street and Noggin Cove Road ONLY.



Garbage will be collected on Main Street South and Howell’s Avenue ONLY.


These changes are due to the restrictions regarding the health and safety of our workers.  Only the full time outside worker will be performing these duties at this time.


Thank you for your cooperation.



Dianne Goodyear

Town Clerk/Manager             





March 18, 2020



To all Residents:


Re:      Coronavirus (COVID-19) 2020


The Town of Carmanville will continue to provide services while protecting our residents and workers to the best of our ability. In this respect, due to the ongoing concerns over the Coronavirus, all group events and activities within our public facilities are cancelled as of today. This includes Weekly Bingo, and Rentals of the Recreation Center for group events such as showers, birthday parties, etc. Fire Department meetings and training, Recreation Committee and Habitat Committee meetings are also cancelled.


Council Meetings will be held Closed to the public until further notice.


Whenever possible, please communicate by phone, email, or mail rather than in person if you need to talk to our town staff. The Town email address is: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For the safety of our employees, in person payments and inquiries will be dealt with through the wicket – not in the office.


Please take all necessary precautions to protect yourself from this virus. All pertinent information about the Coronavirus can be found on the following government websites: Federal Website: Provincial Website: Please Stay Safe Everyone!



Keith Howell
















Compost Bins Available



Compost Bins are available at the Town Office for $25




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Dianne Goodyear 

Town Clerk/Manager







Affordable Housing


Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

The Home Energy Savings Program (HESP) is a provincial initiative designed to assist low income households ($32,500 or less) who consume 15,000+ kWh of electricity annually in making energy efficient retrofits to their homes.  The program assists clients with retrofits that will make their homes more affordable and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.
General Information

  • Applications will be available July 4, 2017.
  • Clients who have received the Residential Energy Efficiency Program (REEP) will not be eligible for HESP.
  • NLHC will provide a pre- and post-energy inspection.
  • Grants of up to $5,000 will be available.
  • Applicants will be selected on a “first come, first served” basis.

HESP Upgrades
Examples of some repairs that will create energy efficiency are: basement and attic insulation; and draft-proofing.
For more information, please contact Newfoundland Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC) at 724-3000 (toll free at 1-866-331-3436) or e-mail: 
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Did you know?


-         Indiscriminate dumping is an ongoing problem in our community

-         The cost to clean up the indiscriminate is borne by the town – your tax dollars are going towards cleaning up somebody else’s mess

-         That if the person doing the indiscriminate dumping can be determined, he/she can be forced to clean up the mess and can also be fined


Following are pictures taken around our community of indiscriminate dumping.  In some areas, it is very difficult, maybe impossible to clean up the debris due to the location.



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If you know who is responsible please do the right thing and report them.  Let’s take pride in our community and work together to make it a better, cleaner place to live.









Carmanville Rec. Center Rental Rates


The Carmanville Recreation Center

Is available for Rent at the Following Rates:


½ day - $30.00

Full Day - $75.00


Rental Rate is based on the period from the time the key is picked up until it is returned.


Contact for Rental – Jackie MacIsaac

Phone – 534-2463



*Due to COVID-19 Guidelines the Rec. Center will not be available to rent until further notice.










The Carmanville Habitat Committee is inviting local craftspeople to supply their craft shop, located within the Interpretation Centre, with home made crafts for the upcoming 2017 tourist season.  Interested persons are asked to please contact Dianne Goodyear at the Town Office (534-2814) or Linda Bailet (534-2287)