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The Community of Bay Robert's
 

Overview

Bay Roberts is located on Route 70 on the North Shore of Conception Bay. It is considered to be the centre for providing major transportation, distribution, and service to the Avalon Peninsula and surrounding areas. Bay Roberts is just 10 km from the Veterans Memorial  Highway, which exits unto the Trans Canada Highway and 90 km west of St. John's, the capital city of Newfoundland.

Population Demographics:

• Total Population approximately: 5200

Industries / Economic Activity:

• Bay Roberts has a docking facility capable of accommodating large vessels. The harbour is similar in size to that of St. John's, and has been approved for anchorage by marine insurance companies. The docking facilities provide year round operation. This has attributed to its economic stability.

Agriculture - Farming of root crops, Livestock, & Blueberry farming.
Fishery - There are four processing plants & a cold storage facility in the community: Multi-species
Manufacturing/Retail - There are two metal fabrication plants and three salt beef processing plants. There is also a shopping plaza, mall, and wholesalers. 
Construction - Privately owned housing construction and contracting limited. • Tourism / Heritage:
- Bay Roberts Home Page
- Bay Roberts Community Access Site

Municipal Tax Structure:

• The residential and business tax rates in the Town of Bay Roberts are competitive with other towns on the Baccalieu Trail

Municipal Services:

• The Town of Bay Roberts was incorporated as a municipality on February 2nd, 1951. Bay Robert's Town Council consists of six councillors and a mayor. A copy of the Town Plan can be obtained at the Bay Roberts Town Council Office.

• Water and Sewer available in most areas of town 
• Garbage Collection on a weekly basis 
• Materials Recycling Facility 
• Petroleum Reclamation 
• Fire Protection Services - Bay Roberts Volunteer Fire Department (25 firefighters, 2 fire trucks, 1 rescue van)


Real Estate:

• Average price of a three-bedroom bungalow: $55,000 
• Average rental cost of a house: $450 per month 
• Average rental cost of a two-bedroom apartment: $375 per month 
• Home heating sources available include wood, electric, oil, and propane

Churches:

• United
• Anglican
• Roman Catholic
• Salvation Army
• Pentecostal
• Jehovah's Witness
• Church of Latter-Day Saints
• Vistoria Christian Centre
• Seventh Day Adventist

Links

St. Matthew’s in Bay Roberts and St. John, the Evangelist in Coley’s Point

Law Enforcement / Crime Prevention:

• Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Bay Roberts Detachment - 27 Police Officers / 11 Vehicles 

Education Facilities:

Avalon West School Board 
Coley's Point Primary, Grades k-3
Amalgamated Academy, Grades 4-9
Ascension Collegiate, Grades 10-12

Public and Private Post-Secondary Facilities are available in Carbonear and nearby Bay Roberts.
Keyin College 
College of the North Atlantic
• Canadian Training Institute
Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL 
Discovery Centre - offers a basic education program for people who have not received their high school diploma or want to upgrade their current marks. This service is free of charge to the general public. 
WISE (Women Interested in Successful Employment) - a free service for women sponsored by Human Resources Development Canada to help gain job search skills in today's market.

Other Services:

• Bus Service to and from St. John's daily (one on TCH, one on Conception Bay Highway)
• Shuttle Bus Service to St. John's Airport
• Telecommunications (Telephone, Internet and Cellular Service, CAP Site)
• Media Services - Regional and Provincial Newspapers, Cable TV, Satellite, Ad Channel, regional radio station at Carbonear
• Various Recreation Facilities (e.g. Softball & Soccer Fields, Basketball, Tennis & Volleyball Courts, Recreation Centre, Playground, Stadium, Bowling Alley, Swimming Pool, etc.) 
• 50+ Club - This is a large group of people that gather together throughout the week for fun activities and exercise. A very active group!
• Organizations / Groups (Church Groups, Sparkes, Brownies, Girl Guides, Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Minor Hockey, Figure Skating) 

Commercial Services:

• Banks 
• Beauty Salons 
• Car Dealers 
• Car Rentals 
• Chartered Accountants 
• Coffee Shop 
• Convenience Stores 
• Day Care 
• Engineering Consulting Firm 
• Flower Shops 
• Financial Services 
• Funeral Home 
• Grocery Stores 
• Income Tax Specialists 
• Insurance Agencies 
• Lumber Yard 
• Laundromat 
• Malls 
• Restaurants 
• Retail Stores 
• Service Stations 
• Surveyors 
• Many more... 

Service Organizations:

• Royal Canadian Legion 
• Masonic Lodge 
• Helping Hand 
• Loyal Orange Lodge/ LOBA 
• Lions Club (2) 
• Fire Brigade 
• Recreation 
• Heritage Society 
• Society of United Fisherman 

For more information:

The Town of Bay Roberts
P.O. Box 114
Bay Roberts, NL A0A 1G0
Telephone: (709) 786-2126
Fax: (709) 786-2128

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