Press Releases

Regional Water Conservation Order In Effect
July 29th, 2022

The Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s Fire Department wishes to advise all residents that a fire ban remains in effect within the community. The fire ban will remain in effect for the weekend and until further notice. This includes backyard fire pits, chimneas, charcoal BBQs and open fires. Propane firepits are permitted.

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Regional Water Conservation Order In Effect
July 15th, 2022

With this summer’s warm and dry weather, residents are reminded to limit their use of water outdoors to protect the water supply.  The regional water supply servicing the municipalities of St. John’s, Paradise, Mount Pearl, and Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s is experiencing a higher than usual demand. The public are reminded of the Water Conservation Order, in place permanently since 2002, to promote wise water use in the region. Residents are asked to follow the Order so water demand can be addressed before it reaches a critical point and further actions are needed. The quality of the water is not impacted by this Order.

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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.

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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.

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Local Athletes, Volunteers and Businesses Celebrated at Best of PCSP Awards
August 18, 2021

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.

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“Sign Up for Safety” Campaign Launched by PCSP Lions Club and Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s
July 27, 2021

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

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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.

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Road Upgrades Beginning on Monday, October 5th Throughout Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s
October 2, 2020

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.

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Tolt Road Reconstruction and Sewer Project to Commence on Thursday, October 1st
September 30, 2020

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.

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Community Generosity Shines Through Success of Food Drive in Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s
September 3, 2020

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.

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“Live Local” Campaign Released in Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s 
June 24, 2020

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.

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Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s Launches Virtual 50km Dory Dash Fun Run
June 17, 2020

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.

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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.

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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.

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Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s Enacts Business Continuity Plan
March 18, 2020

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.

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Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s Monitoring COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Situation
March 13, 2020

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.

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New Award Categories Added in 2020 Best of PCSP Awards Celebration
March 10, 2020

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:

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Health and Wellness Expo this Weekend in Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s
January 28, 2020

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.

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