2022 Budget Set in Town of Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s
January 28th, 2022
The Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s (PCSP) is proud to present the 2022 budget. Over the last number of years, Council has been able to reduce the tax burden on residents and businesses, despite the significant challenges that we all face during the pandemic. Our newly elected council continues the commitment to work hard with the members of our community to ensure that taxes are fair, while being used effectively and appropriately.
Going Circular in Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s
October 25, 2021
The Town of Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s (PCSP), College of North Atlantic (CNA), and Planeet (Zero Waste) Consulting have come together to carry out the project “Building Strong, Healthy, and Resilient Municipalities Through Zero Waste and Circularity.” The project’s goal is to learn about “Circular Services” that already exist in PCSP, what the community would like to see in the future, and its recommendations to make that happen.
The Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s (PCSP) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020-2021 Best of PCSP Awards. This is the fifth year for the annual Best of PCSP Awards ceremony, which is a local event devoted to celebrating outstanding community involvement, volunteerism, enthusiasm, and dedication. There were two new awards categories added to the roster this year: Lifetime Achievement Award and Artist of the Year.
The PCSP Lions Club, in partnership with The Town of Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s (PCSP), are proud to announce the launch of the “Sign up For Safety” civic numbering campaign. This campaign will make it easy for residents in the community to order and install a civic number sign for their home and will act as a fundraiser to support local Lions Club activities
PCSP Adventures Board Game Now Available
October 20, 2020
An exciting new local board game called “PCSP Adventures” has been created by the Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s as a fundraiser in support of the community’s schools. The board game is designed for players to move through a map which looks like Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s, including local sites and attractions, with fun challenges and activities along the way.
Residents and motorists are advised that further road upgrades throughout the Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s will commence on Monday, October 5th, 2020. This road work is expected to be completed by the end of the 2020 year, dependent on weather conditions. Throughout the road upgrade process, traffic delays can be anticipated in all areas of construction.
The Town Council of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s would like to advise residents that the Tolt Road Reconstruction and Sewer Project will commence on Thursday, October 1st, 2020. There are two distinct portions of work: (1) The complete reconstruction of Tolt Road and, (2) The extension of sewer services from Thorburn Road to Skinners Road.
Following a two-week long Community Food Drive campaign, the Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s (PCSP) is proud to announce we have made a significant donation to the two local food banks servicing our town. In spite of the financial challenges many families and businesses have faced this year due to COVID-19, the community spirit of benevolence remains strong in PCSP.
The Town of Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s (PCSP) and the PCSP Chamber of Commerce are proud to launch our joint “Live Local PCSP” campaign! In light of the challenges faced by the business community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, “Live Local PCSP” aims to encourages residents and visitors to connect with and learn about our local businesses. As a part of this campaign, a Facebook Group has been created, where local businesses and residents can share and promote their products and services. In addition, the Town and Chamber will be creating weekly content dedicated to promoting each of the unique business sectors in Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s.
This year, our Annual Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s (PCSP) Dory Dash Fun Run will be offered as a new virtual event! Due to the physical distancing circumstances of COVID-19, instead of the typical 5km one day set race route in the community, runners will now have 10 days (July 1st to 10th, 2020) to complete 50kms in the location of their choice. The Dory Dash 50km challenge can be completed by an individual runner, or between a team of three participants. The cost is $10 per person and all funds will be donated to local food banks.
Voisey’s Brook Park Dog Park Now Reopened
June 12, 2020
The Voisey’s Brook Dog Park is now reopened to the public and their dogs today, Friday, June 12th, 2020 as of 12:00pm. The dog park will be open daily starting at 9:30am and close at dusk. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, there will be new protocols in place, which must be followed by dog park users to ensure the safety of all. The new protocols will be posted on signage at the dog park.
Summer Camp and Regatta Festival Cancellation
May 27, 2020
In response to the uncertainties surrounding the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Summer Camps and Regatta Festival. The Town’s annual Canada Day celebrations will be modified to take place virtually.
As we focus on protecting our residents and employees, the Town has developed a business continuity plan that will allow us to best maintain an appropriate level of service while focusing on the health and wellbeing of all. Business efficiencies and levels of service will be impacted in certain areas. However, we are in the process of transitioning the majority of staff to work from home. All departments will still do their best to continue business operations; however, the priority of the organization is to maintain core services and focus on critical business needs and decisions.
The Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s (PCSP) is closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation in order to support and manage the risk for residents in our community. Public updates will be provided based on information and guidance from Eastern Health, the Provincial Department of Health and Community Services, and the Public Health Agency of Canada.
The Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s (PCSP) is pleased to announce we are now seeking nominations for the 2020 Best of PCSP Awards. This is the fifth year for the annual Best of PCSP Awards, which were created to celebrate outstanding involvement, enthusiasm, and dedication in the community. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 at 12:00pm (noon). To nominate, please visit: https://pcsp.ca/2020-best-of-pcsp-awards/
The Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s (PCSP) is excited to host the second annual PCSP Health and Wellness Expo this Saturday, February 1st, 2020 from 10am – 3pm at Brookside Intermediate School. The event is open to people of all ages, with a focus on showcasing local resources and businesses dedicated to improving physical, mental, and social health.