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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Town Opportunities

The Port aux Basques Community Employment Corporation (CEC) was incorporated in 1987 for the purpose of supporting persons with barriers to employment, utilizing The Supported Employment Program. We seek, create and maintain educational and employment opportunities for persons who are considered to be employment disadvantaged. The CEC team provides professional support, training and employment services for adults with barriers to employment in the Port aux Basques and surrounding areas.




The Town of Channel - Port aux Basques wishes to advise students that applications for Summer Employment are now available at the Town Office.

The deadline for accepting applications is 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 2th, 2015.

Conditions of eligibility is available at the Town Office for anyone wishing to obtain same. Applicants must be graduating from Level III and/or have attended a secondary/post secondary educational institution as a full time student.

Posted: April 22, 2015 2:51 pm NFLD
Project Description: The Green Team will act as community ambassadors and actively promote key attractions, activities, and events. The team will assist with Astrolabe Days and promote local culture and history during the Come Home Year celebrations. In addition, the team will assist with a variety of community beautification efforts, including a beach clean-up, planting flower beds and installing benches.

The Team will also conduct several Environmental Awareness Events, which will include a presentation, delivery of games, arts and crafts, and other activities. Period of employment is June 29th to August 21st, 2015.

Team Leader (1 Position): The Team Leader is the day-to-day supervisor for the Green Team. As such this person is responsible for the conduct of Team Members and the work they undertake.

The Team Leader ensures that the work required is properly assigned and carried out, and ensures that the project proceeds smoothly. This involves planning, maintaining discipline, daily acquisition of materials required, effective liaison with the Project Proponent and the Conservation Corps, troubleshooting, etc.

A Team Leader is expected to demonstrate the ability to plan and organize and must have previous leadership and supervisory skills. This position is for eight weeks with a rate of pay $11.25 per hour for 35 hours per week.

Team Member (3 Positions): The Team Member is an integral part of the Green Team. The Team Member follows the direction given by the Team Leader, has the ability to work well in a team environment and feels that s/he can make a positive contribution to the projects undertaken.

This position is for eight weeks at $10.25 per hour for 35 hours per week.

Qualifications for this project:
• Willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions
• Previous experience with promotion would be considered an asset
•Creativity would be considered a strength
•Ability to work in a team setting •Interest in community beautification efforts
•Strong written and oral communication skills
•Willingness to participate in public engagement and community outreach initiatives
•Physical ability to perform manual labor
•Youth aged 16-30

Additional Considerations: Required to get to and from worksite; applicant must have CSA approved boots and gloves; evening or weekend work may be required; one person on the Team will be required to have a valid driver’s licence and full-time access to a vehicle with adequate insurance. Reimbursement for vehicle mileage is in accordance with CCNL policy.

Application forms available: Suite 103, 10 Austin Street, St. John’s or online at www.ccnl.ca.

Application Process: Please return a completed application form and resume to:
MAIL or IN PERSON: Suite 103, 10 Austin Street, St. John’s, NL, A1B 4C2
FAX: (709) 729-7270
EMAIL: applications@ccnl.ca

Indicate the Green Team Job Ad Number and Project Title on your application.

Deadline for Applications is Friday, May 27th, 2015.

For more information, contact Melissa Brake, Regional Supervisor, by phone at 709-640-4019 or email mbrake@ccnl.ca

Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador is a non-profit organization with a mandate to provide young people with meaningful work, training and educational opportunities in the areas of environmental and cultural heritage conservation and enhancement.
Posted: May 19, 2015 9:20 am NFLD


The Town of Channel - Port aux Basques invites proposals for grass cutting and lawn maintenance on Town property.

Specifications may be obtained at the Town Office.

Proposals shall be submitted to the Town Office prior to 12:00 noon, Monday, May 27th, 2015. Proposals shall be addressed to:

Town Clerk
P.O. Box 70
Port aux Basques, NL
A0M 1C0

Office hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.

This is a student employment initiative.

The Town of Channel - Port aux Basques does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any proposal.

Posted: May 13, 2015 10:44 am NFLD