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The Community of Salmon Cove
 

Overview:

Salmon Cove is located 125 km from St. John's, on Route 70 on the Bay De Verde Peninsula. The Town is blessed with a soft grey sandy beach stretching over km in length, surrounded by grassy green fields & cliffs carved out by the ocean. A small quiet secluded town conveniently located just 12 km from industrial Carbonear.

Population Demographics:

• Total Population:  approximately 790

Industries / Economic Activity:

• The original residents of Salmon Cove settled there due to the abundance of fish, and the fishery became their mainstay, until the mines opened on Bell Island in 1895. In 1967 the mines were closed influencing many former Salmon Cove residents to return to the fishery. Many of the residents work at fish plants in Carbonear and Bay de Verde, while others commute to nearby communities.

Municipal Tax Structure:

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

Municipal Services:

• Salmon Cove became incorporated August 1974. Salmon Cove Town Council consists of seven councillors and the mayor. A copy of the town plan can be obtained at the Salmon CoveTown Hall.

• Water and Sewer available 
• Garbage Collection on a weekly basis 
• Fire Protection Services -Salmon Cove & Perrys Cove Volunteer Fire Department 

Real Estate:

• Average price of a three-bedroom bungalow: $40,000 
• Average rental cost of a house: $375 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 Church

Law Enforcement / Crime Prevention:

• Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Harbour Grace Detachment (17 km) - 27 RCMP Officers / 11 Vehicles 
• Block Parent Program 

Education Facilities:

Avalon West School Board 
Persalvic Elemetary, Victoria, Grades k-9 
Carbonear Collegiate, Grades 8-12

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
• Telecommunications (Telephone, Internet and Cellular Service)
• Media Services - Regional and Provincial Newspapers, Cable TV, Satellite, Community Channel, regional radio station at Carbonear
• Various Recreation Facilities (e.g. Softball Field, Playground, etc.)
• Development Organizations (Salmon Cove Futures Development Association)
• Others (church groups) 

Commercial Services :

• Service Station 
• Grocery Store 
• Beauty Salon 
• Convenience Store 
• Gift Shop 
• Video Store 

Service Organizations:

• Loyal Orange Lodge / LOBA 
• Lions Club 
• Fire Brigade / Ladies Aux. 

For more information:

The Town of Salmon Cove
P.O. Box 240
Salmon Cove, NL A0A 3S0
Telephone:  (709) 596-2101
Fax: (709) 596-1170

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