The scenic Town of Channel-Port aux Basques is always growing and ever changing to better serve its residents and this new web site is part of that new growth. New features and benefits will be added to this site on an ongoing basis, so check back regularly to see them as they develop.
Feel free to browse our links and learn about our growing town, our people and our resources. But most importantly, join our 4,319 residents and feel at home.
The Town Council of Channel-Port aux Basques is pleased to provide a convenient means to access information for residents & visitors.
Visit 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. We strongly encourage you to forward links of videos which relate to our town. Here's our first YouTube upload video.. A visit to the Grand Bay West Trail..
Canada's Ferry Gateway to Newfoundland
The gulf crossing between North Sydney and Channel-Port aux Basques is always a memorable lifetime experience. The ferries are among the largest ice breaking ferries in the world. They look like cruise ships and they can each take 1200 passengers and 350 cars. Book early to ensure availability.
Celebrating Come Home Year 2015
Channel Port aux Basque's Come Home Year Committee will be hosting Come Home Year 2015 from July 30th thru August 8th, 2015.
Enjoy a celebration of reunions, culture, music and festivities - as hundreds of families travel across the continent to revisit their original roots. For more information, please call (709) 695-2171.
View Accommodations to help you create reservations in advance.
Vote for the 2015 Come Home Year Song, click here to listen and vote.
Community Advisory Committee
If you are interested in securing a garden bed for the 2015 growing season please forward your name to email@example.com or call 695-5775.
Posted: May 20, 2015 11:38 am NFLD
TOWN OF CHANNEL - PORT AUX BASQUES
The Town of Channel - Port aux Basques wishes to advise all residents that the weeks of May 25th to June 5th, 2015 is Cleanup Week. Residents are encouraged to clean up their properties and have all debris bagged, tied, and left at the curb. Materials not bagged or tied will not be picked up. The Town also advises that we will not be picking up any tires left at the curb. During Cleanup Week a period will be set aside to pick up scrap vehicles at no charge. Owners wishing to avail of this service may contact the Town Office at 695-2214. Owners are responsible to remove all oil, fluids and tires from vehicles before having them picked up.
Residents are reminded that the Town has a Household Hazardous Waste Storage Container which is located at our Waste Management Site off the Trans Canada Highway. Residents are encouraged to bring any Household Hazardous Waste items such as paint and paint products, antifreeze, brake fluid, radiator coolant, household batteries, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, etc. to this site. (A full list of acceptable items can be obtained at the Town Office.) Any of these items left at the curb will not be collected. These items can be dropped off at the site from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday to Saturday. Residents are encouraged to avail of this service.
The Town wishes to note that the Scrap Metal Site located off Isle aux Morts Road is officially closed and all materials and household garbage must be taken to the Waste Management Site located off the Trans Canada Highway (former Incinerator Site).
The Town will be participating in the 2015 Tidy Town Competition again this year and residents are encouraged to do whatever they can to keep their properties and the Town neat and tidy.
Posted: May 6, 2015 2:03 pm NFLD
Please be advised compost bins are available at the Town Office at a cost of $16.99 + HST. Please contact the Town Office for more information (695-2214).
Posted: Jan 29, 2015 5:02 pm NFLD
Cellphone Recycling Program
For more information on the Cellphone Recycling Program visit www.recyclemycell.ca to find out how to recycle cellphones and accessories. Enter your postal code to find the nearest drop off location or to request a prepaid envelope.
Posted: Jan 29, 2015 4:50 pm NFLD
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
Paint Recycling Program
Recycle Your Leftover Paint Cans and Aerosol Spray Paint All Year Long!
A network of paint recycling depots has been set up across the province for you to dropp-off your old paint and aerosol cans at no charge.
Your nearest collection site is:
Port Aux Basques Green Depot 14 GrandBay West Road
Tuesday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
For a complete list of accepted paint products or if you have further questions, please visit: www.productcare.org/NL or call 1-888-772-9772
Posted: Oct 17, 2013 9:33 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 Cash 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
Downtown Design Study Completed
Channel-Port aux Basque's Downtown Design Study has been completed. The consulting team would like to thank the many community members and organizations who contributed to this process. [View PDF Document]