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The Community of Cupids
 


Overview:

Cupids' history dates back to the year 1610, when John Guy from Bristol, England established a plantation at what was then known as Cuper's Cove. It was the first official English settlement in what is now Canada. It is the second oldest in North America, preceded only by Jamestown, Virginia. Also, the first birth of an Anglo-Saxon child took place here in Cuper's Cove.
Cupids is located approximately 80 km west of St. John's, the capital city of Newfoundland. Cupids is accessible via Route 70-A, and is just 15 km from the Trans Canada Highway (TCH).

Population Demographics:

• Total Population: 891

Industries / Economic Activity:

• The fish processing plant in Cupids is in operation seasonally.
Aquaculture - Fish Farm: rainbow trout & steel head trout
Construction - Privately owned housing construction and contracting limited.
Fishery - Multi-species
Manufacturing / Retail - Craft industries and the manufacturing of cabinets, desks and other office furniture.

Municipal Tax Structure:

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

Municipal Services:

• Cupids became incorporated as a municipality on July 7th, 1965. Cupids Town Council consists of 6 councillors and a Mayor. A copy of the Town Plan can be obtained at the town council office.
• Water and Sewer available in most areas of town 
• Garbage Collection on a weekly basis 
• Recycling Boxes 
• Fire Protection Services - Cupids Volunteer Fire Department 

Real Estate:

• Average price of a three-bedroom bungalow: $35,000 
• Average rental cost of a house: $395 per month 
• Average rental cost of a two-bedroom apartment: $395 per month 
• Home heating sources available include wood, electric, oil, and propane

Churches:

• United
• Anglican

Law Enforcement / Crime Prevention:

• Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Bay Roberts Detachment (12 km) - 27 Police Officers / 11 Vehicles 
• RCMP Site Office located in the neighboring town of Brigus where an RCMP officer is available several times a week 

Education Facilities:

Avalon West School Board 
All Hallows School, North River, Grades K-7 
• Coley's Point Primary, Coley's Point Grades K-3 
• Amalgamated Academy, Bay Roberts 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 

Other Services:

• Bus Service to and from St. John's daily (one on TCH, one on Conception Bay Highway)
• Telecommunications (Telephone, Internet and Cellular Service)
• Media Services - "Cupids Arrow", circulated in the town on a monthly basis, is produced by the Cupids Development Group. Regional and Provincial Newspapers, Cable TV with 26 channels, Community Channel, regional radio station at Carbonear
• Various Recreation Facilities (e.g. Softball field, Recreation Center, Playground, etc...) 
• Development Organizations (Brigus - Cupids Development Coordinating Sub-Committee, Cupids Development Group) 

Commercial Services:

• Restaurant - Tea Room 
• Service Station 
• Beauty Salon 
• Convenience Store 
• Day Care 
• Courier Service 
• Service Organizations 
• Prince of Wales Loyal Orange Lodge 
• Recreation Committee 
• Historical Society 
• Soiree 99 Committee 
• Canadian Girls In Training 
• Fire Brigade / Fire Brigade Ladies 
• Cupids annual summer festival has a new web site. Check it out. Cuper's Cove Soiree.

For more information:

The Town of Cupids
P.O. Box 99
Cupids, NL A0A 2B0
telephone: (709) 528-4482
Fax: (709) 528-4430

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