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The Community of New Perlican


New Perlican is an outport community located on Route 80, on the north east coast of Trinity Bay. The Town first received its name in 1597 from Charles Leigh.

Population Demographics:

• The total population is approximately  252.

Industries / Economic Activity:

• The majority of employment originates from the Fishery with seasonal work at the fish plants in Winterton and Hant's Harbour. Other residents in the community work for the Canadian Coast Guard, and some residents commute to nearby communities for employment.
• Construction - Local company selling land and quarry works

Municipal Tax Structure:

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

Municipal Services:

• The town became incorporated on September 28, 1972. New Perlican Town Council consists of six councillors and a mayor. Water and Sewer available in most of town. A copy of the Town Plan can be obtained at the New Perlican Town Hall.

• Garbage Collection on a weekly basis 
• Fire Protection Services - New 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: $200 per month 
• Home heating sources available include wood, electric, oil, and propane 


• United
• Anglican

Law Enforcement / Crime Prevention:

• Royal Canadian Mounted Police Detachment - Harbour Grace (33 km) - 27 Police Officers/11 Vehicles 

Education Facilities:

Avalon West School Board 
Perlwin Elementary - Winterton, Grades k-9
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 transportation to and from St. John's can be obtained in Victoria (22 km)
• Telecommunications (Telephone, Internet, and Cellular Service)
• Media Services - Regional and Provincial Newspapers, Cable TV,, Community Channel, regional radio station at Carbonear
• Various Recreation Facilities (e.g. Softball Field, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Playground, Outdoor Sportsplex etc...) 
• Development Organizations (Lower Trinity South Development Association, New Perlican Development Committee)
• Others (Senior Citizens Club)

Commercial Services:

• Service Station 
• Grocery Store 
• Convenience Store 
• Home Care

Service Organizations:

• Royal Canadian Legion 
• Recreation Committee 
• Sportsplex Committee 

For more information:

The Town of New Perlican
P.O. Box 100
New Perlican, NL  A0B 2S0
Telephone: (709) 583-2016
Fax: (709) 583-2554


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