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The Community of Lower Island Cove


Lower Island Cove is a outport community located on Route 70. It is known as having some of the most beautiful coastal scenery found on the Bay de Verde peninsula.

Population Demographics:

• Total Population: 350

Industries / Economic Activity:

• Most residents are employed by the fishery, working in fish processing plants in surrounding communities. Others commute to nearby communities for employment.

General Services:

• The community of Lower Island Cove is a Local Service District where a committee is in charge of community services. This committee handles the collection of fees for garbage.

• Weekly garbage collection is offered to the members of the community for a fee of $6 per month 
• Fire Protection Services - Old Perlican Volunteer Fire Department 


Real Estate:

• Average price of a three-bedroom bungalow: $30,000 
• Average rental cost of a house: $300 per month 
• Average rental cost of a two-bedroom apartment: $300 per month 
• Home heating sources available include wood, electric, oil, and propane 


• United
• Salvation Army

Law Enforcement / Crime Prevention:

• Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Harbour Grace Detachment (25 km) - 27 Police Officers / 11 Vehicles 

Education Facilities:

Avalon West School Board 
Cabot Academy, Grades k-6 
Tricon Elementary, Grades k - 7
Baccalieu Collegiate (Old Perlican)

• 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
• Telecommunications (Telephone, Internet and Cellular Service)
• Media Services - Regional and Provincial Newspapers, Cable TV with 26 channels, Community Channel, regional radio station at Carbonear
• Various Recreation Facilities (e.g. Bowling Alley, Fitness Centre, Playground, Community Centre, etc...) 
• Development Organizations (Recreation Committee - Association for Youth and Leisure Activities) 
• Others (church groups) 

Commercial Services:

• Service Station 
• Convenience Store 

Service Organizations:

• Loyal Orange Lodge / LOBA 
• Harbour Authority

For more information:

Mariner Resource Opportunities Network
27 Goff Ave.
P.O. Box 520
Carbonear, NL A1Y 1B9
Telephone: (709) 596-6217
Fax: (709) 596-4473


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