Press Releases

Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s Awarded Grant to Take Action on Climate Change and Resilience
Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s is among 59 communities across Canada benefitting from this initiative
May 22, 2019

The Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s (PCSP) has been granted funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) to create a 2-year employment position for a Climate Change Coordinator. The FCM climate change staff grants initiative helps address staffing gaps and increase our capacity to adapt to the effects of climate change or reduce greenhouse (GHG) emissions.

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The Cats are Back: Caturday Café this Weekend in Town Library
Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s Library to Host Fundraiser with SPCA St. John’s
March 26, 2019

On Saturday, March 30th, 2019 the Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s (PCSP) Library is excited to host its third “Caturday Café” in partnership with the SPCA St. John’s. At the event, the Library will be open for visitors to meet and read with a variety of adoptable cats and kittens.

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Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s Community Meetings
Upcoming series of public meetings about health and health-care services
March 1, 2019

Residents of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s are invited to attend a series of public meetings hosted by Eastern Health in partnership with the Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s, taking place from March 6th to 8th in the town. These sessions are open to anyone interested in health and wellness in Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s.

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Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s Donates $5000.00 to Community Food Sharing Association
Residents Encouraged to Build on Town’s Donation and Support Local Food Drive
February 1, 2019

In light of the devastating fire at the Community Food Sharing Association’s (CFSA) warehouse and in addition to the regional efforts with our fellow municipalities, the Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s will be contributing a donation of $5000.00 to help mitigate the unexpected expenses now faced by the CFSA. Mayor Carol McDonald will present the cheque to the Community Food Sharing Association on Monday, February 4th at 2:30pm.

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Building a Vision for Tourism in Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s
Chamber of Commerce launching PCSP tourism planning process
January 8, 2019

The Chamber of Commerce, PCSP Town Council and Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation are partnering for a series of three sessions designed to develop a vision that will support tourism and business development in Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s. We are asking all community groups, businesses and interested residents to play an active role in helping define, protect and develop our precious assets.

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Health and Wellness Expo this Weekend in Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s
Demonstrations, Talks, and Trade Show Focused on Healthy Living
January 7, 2019

The Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s (PCSP) is excited to host the first PCSP Health and Wellness Expo this Saturday, January 12th, 2019 from 9am – 4pm at Brookside Intermediate School. The event is open to people of all ages, with a focus on showcasing resources and businesses dedicated to improving physical, mental, and social health.

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Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s Sets 2019 Budget
Reducing Tax Burden and Expenditures
December 20, 2018

The Town of Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s is proud to present the 2019 budget. Over the last year, Council has worked on executing the vision that was established as a part of their first budget. Since forming the Council, they have strived to bring a greater focus on efficiency, financial prudency and growing the community in a way that shows balance, foresight and unity.

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Health and Wellness Expo Upcoming in Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s
Town seeking vendors and exhibitors working with mental, social, and physical health
November 20, 2018

The Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s (PCSP) is launching a brand new community event: The PCSP Health and Wellness Expo, which is set to take place on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 from 9am – 4pm at Brookside Intermediate School. The Town is currently seeking vendors and trade show presenters to join the growing list of registered exhibitors for this exciting event.

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Road Closures for Annual Town of PCSP and Volunteer Fire Department Christmas Parade
Temporary Closure of Beachy Cove Road to Portugal Cove Road (ending at Legion Road)
November 16, 2018

The Annual Town of PCSP and Volunteer Fire Department Christmas Parade is set to take place on Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 at 2:00pm, weather permitting. The route begins at Holy Rosary Parish and concludes at the Royal Canadian Legion.

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Rainbow Crosswalk Unveiling at Brookside Intermediate
Event to take place on Friday, October 26th at 10:00am at Brookside Intermediate
October 25, 2018

Members of the media and the public are invited to attend a special ceremony to unveil the new rainbow crosswalk at Brookside Intermediate. The rainbow crosswalk was recently installed as a means to support diversity and the LGBTQ+ community at the school and throughout Portugal Cove-St. Philips.

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Fall Family Festival Taking Place on Sunday, October 14
Everyone Welcome to Take Part in Fall Celebration Event in Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s
October 12, 2018

This annual autumn celebration event features fun for people of all ages! Try out some of our giant games, including the Spider Races, Potion Plink-O, Goblin Golf, Poke-a-Pumpkin, Candy Corn-hole, “Count” the Candy, and lots more. There is also a canteen available and Tickle Trunk Entertainment will be on site for face painting throughout the afternoon.

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Talks to Continue on Eastern Health Clinic in Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s
Residents Asked Not to Attend Eastern Health Board AGM
September 27, 2018

The Town Council of Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s is no longer asking residents to attend the Eastern Health Board AGM this morning. MHA Brazil and the Town Council have been in correspondence with Eastern Health and will be continuing the discussion on the provision of services in Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s. The Town will provide an update later today.

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Concerns Remain on Eastern Health Clinic in Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s
Residents Encouraged to Attend Eastern Health Board AGM
September 26, 2018

The Town Council of Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s was advised in July that the Eastern Health Clinic located in our community was being closed and services would be relocated to Major’s Path by the end of September. This decision was made without consultation or engagement with the residents of our community. As a result, Council was quick to react, asking for the opportunity to explore alternative solutions to ensure that health services would remain in our community.

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Regatta Ago Tomorrow in Portugal Cove St. Philip’s
Everyone Welcome to Try Rowing Traditional Newfoundland Dories
July 6, 2018

Anyone interested in rowing a traditional Newfoundland dory boat is welcome to attend the free Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s regatta. In addition to races all day long, this event will include live music, games of chance, food vendors, a bouncy castle, and lots more fun for the whole family!

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Regatta Postponed, Canada Day Events Ago
Traditional Dory Boat Regatta to Take Place Next Weekend
June 29, 2018

Due to impending weather, the Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s regatta has been postponed from the original date of Saturday, June 30th and will now take place on Saturday, July 7th. The St. Philip’s Boat Launch will now be open on June 30th, and closed for the regatta on July 7th.

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Week-long Canada Day & Regatta Festival
Celebration and Community Events to Take Place in Portugal Cove St. Philip’s
June 28, 2018

Each year, the Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s hosts a week of exciting community events for people of all ages! The 2018 Canada Day and Regatta Festival runs from June 30th-July 7th. Throughout the week, those who attend the festival can take in a range of daily events, including a regatta, carnival, parade, movies, fitness, arts, and crafts.

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Rowing Open House in Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s
Everyone Welcome to Try Rowing Traditional Newfoundland Dories
June 22, 2018

Anyone interested in rowing a traditional Newfoundland dory boat is welcome to attend the free Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s Rowing Open House! There is no experience needed and all those ages 16+ are encouraged to try the new boats. The fleet of three new dories was constructed this spring during the Town’s Wooden Boat Building Workshop in partnership with the Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland.

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Summer Camp Registration Rescheduled
Process Set for New Date of  Thursday, May 24th
May 15, 2018

At 10:00am this morning the Town of Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s opened online registration for the Summer Day Camps. Unfortunately, soon after it opened, unforeseen technical issues resulted in a number of problems with registration. As a result, a decision was made at 10:45am to cease registration for today.

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Traditional Wooden Boat Building Workshop Event
New Fleet of Regatta Dories to be built in Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s
May 10, 2018

The Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s is pleased to offer an exciting Wooden Boat Building Workshop. Join Master Boat Builder Jerome Canning, and President of the Wooden Boat Building Museum NL, Jim Dempsey, for a workshop building traditional dories in the most picturesque setting imaginable.

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3rd Annual PCSP Environment Fair to Take Place this Weekend
Everyone Welcome to Family Fun Event
April 19, 2018

Celebrate and learn about the environment at the 3rd Annual PCSP Environment Fair! This community event includes more than 30 displays and vendors, live animals, children’s activities, and exciting environmental presentations throughout the day. The event focuses on all things relating to the environment, including sustainability, climate change, and nature. Media are encouraged to attend.

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A Celebration of Community Spirit
Best of PCSP Awards Granted in Town of Portugal Cove St. Philip’s
April 17, 2018

The Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s (PCSP) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Best of PCSP Awards. 2018 marks the third year for the annual Best of PCSP Awards ceremony, which is a local event devoted to celebrating outstanding community involvement, enthusiasm, and dedication.  On the evening of Monday, April 16th, a ceremony was held at the Royal Canadian Legion in the town in order to announce the winners and present them with their awards.

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