Our 2 Astrolabes, dated from the early 1600's were discovered near Channel-Port aux Basques. They are both in mint condition and in working order. A very rare and valuable find for Newfoundland and all of Canada.

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About our 2 Astrolabes
Explore our connection with age-old astronomical instruments used by navigators. Two astrolabes are featured in Channel-Port aux Basques, dating from the 1600's.

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Channel-Port aux Basques, Newfoundland Labrador

Welcome to Channel-Port aux Basques' Economic Development Department. Whether you're looking to relocate, expand or set up a new operation, Port aux Basques is one of the most attractive places to do business in Canada. Channel-Port aux Basques is located on the southwest tip of Newfoundland, and serves as the main port of entry for travelers and cargo for Newfoundland and Labrador.

Channel-Port aux Basques has a large, natural ice free harbour which is used primarily by the shipping industry, but also hosts Canadian Coast Guard vessels, oil tankers, and cruise ships. Being a strategically located ice free harbour, the community has worldwide connections with direct access to major ocean shipping lanes and companies offering direct access to mainland Canada through the ferry system the Town hosts. If your markets are across the Atlantic Ocean, Newfoundland and Labrador is 1,000 km closer to Europe than any other part of North America - saving time and money on your transatlantic exports.

In Channel-Port aux Basques, you can expect significant cost advantages in construction, labour, electricity, telecommunications, interest, depreciation and income taxes. In addition, you will find the available skilled labour, serviced land and modern infrastructure you need to fuel your company's growth. The region offers a growing skilled labour force and an expanding arena of post-secondary educational and training opportunities. Port aux Basques' labour force illustrates a number of characteristics, which distinguish it from the provincial labour force as a whole.

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

Channel-Port aux Basques is open for business. NAFTA and tariff reductions worldwide have empowered businesses to choose the very best location for their needs. As trade agreements increase, so do industry incentive programs.

Companies can benefit from all the advantages of operating in an enhanced trade zone through the Duty Deferral and Export Distribution programs. Both programs offer tax exemptions on imported goods used for export. If your business depends on sea cargo to meet the demands of European or NAFTA markets, then Channel-Port aux Basques is your best strategic location.

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• Downtown Design Study (New)
• Community Profile
• Strategic Plan
• Business Information Guide
• Business Listing
• BizPaL - Document Portal
• Economic Development
• Commercial Land
• Harbour Infrastructure
• Industrial Facility
• Resource Links

Chairperson - CHY 2020
The Town is looking for a Chairperson for the 2020 Come Home Year Committee. If you are interested please forward your name to me at sstrickland@portauxbasques.ca or call 695-5775. Thank you.
Posted: Oct 30, 2017 9:54 am NFLD
Multicultural Event
I am looking to plan a multicultural day as part of the Canada 150 celebrations. I am looking for feedback on possible activities and events. I am also looking to compile a list of ethnic groups within our community. Please contact me with any information you think could assist.
Posted: Oct 23, 2017 10:14 am NFLD
Canadian Cancer Society Is Here To Help
Contact us for presentations to schools and
community groups on how to reduce your
cancer risk - including topics such as
smoking cessation, reducing alcohol
consumption, nutrition, physical activity,
sun safety, and early detection and
screening. [More details]
Posted: Sept 29, 2017 1:51 pm NFLD
Public Notice
The Town of Channel – Port aux Basques wishes to advise all residents that household garbage is required to be placed on the curb for pickup prior to 8:00 a.m. in the morning. Garbage put out for collection must be in a closed container, or covered with a type of netting or other material.
Garbage placed for collection shall be covered with a weighted, solid colored, nylon or polyester net with a maximum mesh size of 25 mm x 25 mm or other type of weighted covering acceptable to the Town.
Nets and other type covers used for the covering of garbage shall be designed and maintained in a manner acceptable to the Town so as to ensure they provide adequate coverage, cannot be blown off the garbage, are easily removable by the garbage collector and do not blow away once the garbage has been removed.
The metal or plastic containers used to contain garbage placed for collection and nets used to cover garbage laced for collection shall be removed from the curb or street no later than 8:00 p.m. on the day which the garbage was placed for collection.
Household garbage placed at the curb that is not covered will not be collected. If uncovered garbage that is placed at the curb happens to be scattered around by wind or animals, the property owner will be responsible to immediately clean it up. Failure to do so will result in the Town undertaking the cleanup and charging the owner a cleanup fee.
Collection of garbage and refuse shall be at least once in every seven (7) days, commencing at the hour of 8 o‘clock in the forenoon (8:00 a.m.), or seven thirty (7:30 a.m.) during summer months, provided however, that when a public or statutory holiday occurs on a collection day, such collection may be made on the next following working day, unless otherwise specified by the Director of Public Works or his designate.
Residents are reminded to keep the sidewalk by their property clear of debris and grass cuttings.
Posted: July 12, 2017 8:53 am NFLD
Reminder to all residents
The Town of Channel- Port aux Basques requires all dogs to be leashed at all times when not on the owners property. This includes all areas of the community including trails, pathways, parks and beaches. This does not apply within the fence of the dog park on Bay Street.
Posted: Oct 18, 2016 11:45 am NFLD
Environmental Emergencies
To report illegal burning or any other environmental emergencies, please call 1-800-563-9089.
Posted: Sept 24, 2014 1:50 pm NFLD
Subscribe to our New YouTube Channel
A new YouTube channel has been created to allow us to post and gather videos related to the tourism and business sectors. Make sure to share our posted videos with your friends.. Here's our first YouTube uploaded video.. A visit to the Grand Bay West Trail.. [Watch video]
Posted: Feb 20, 2014 10:22 am NFLD
Disasters can happen at any time! Be Ready!
A list of items to help you prepare for a disaster:

Store a three day supply of water, food, and clothing for each person, including supplies for family pets. Replace food and water annually.

Two litres of drinking water per person/day
Prescription medications, glasses/contact lenses and supplies
Flashlight and batteries
Non-perishable canned and dried foods
Personal hygiene items
Can opener and disposable plates and utensils
First aid supplies
Car and house keys
Battery-operated radio
Copies of essential family documents
Change of clothing and footwear per person

For more information visit www.redcross.ca
Posted: Feb 19, 2013 2:57 pm NFLD

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