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The Community of Western Bay


Western Bay is a small community located on Route 70 in scenic Conception Bay. The first known settler was Nicholas Perry, originally from Jersey, an island in the English Channel. He is believed to have settled here in the late 18th century. 

Population Demographics:

• The total population is approximately  450.

Industries / Economic Activity:

• Some residents are employed by small business, school, lumber yard etc... Others commute to nearby communities.
Agriculture - Root crop
Fishery - Crab, Lump
Construction - House renovations

General Services:

• The community of Western Bay is aLocal Service District where a committee is in charge of community services. The committee is responsible for the collection of fees for services rendered.
• Weekly garbage collection 
• Fire Protection Services - Adams Cove Volunteer Fire Department

Real Estate:

• Average price of a three-bedroom bungalow: $35,000 
• 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
• Roman Catholic

Law Enforcement / Crime Prevention:

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

Education Facilities:

Avalon West School Board 
Cabot Academy, Grades k-6 
• North Shore Collegiate, Northern Bay, Grades 7-12 

• 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 with 26 channels, Community Channel, regional radio station at Carbonear
• Various Recreation Facilities (e.g. Softball field, Playground, Natural swimming area, E.J. Pratt Centre, etc.) 
• Development Organizations (North Shore Development Association, Recreation Committee, Western Bay Waste Disposal Committee) 

Service Organizations:

• (Loyal Orange Lodge) 
• Others (church groups, Brownies) 

Commercial Services

• Lumber Yard 
• Post Office 
• Pharmacy 
• Convenience Store 
• Liquor Store 
• Funeral Home 
• Seamstress / Tailor 

For more information:

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


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