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The Community of Winterton


Winterton is a traditional Newfoundland outport located on Route 80, on the North East Coast of Trinity Bay. Originally known as Scilly Cove, the name was changed to Winterton in 1912 to honor a former Newfoundland Prime Minister, Sir James S. Winter.

Population Demographics:

• Total Population: 600

Industries / Economic Activity:

• The Fishery is the major source of employment as many residents are employed at the local fish processing plants. Other residents work at a senior citizens home, local hardware dealer and other small businesses. Some residents commute to nearby communities for employment.

Other types of industry include:
Construction - Contracting company
Forestry - Sawmill Operation

Municipal Tax Structure:

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

Municipal Services:

• Winterton incorporated on April 15, 1964. Winterton Town Council consists of six councilors and a mayor.  A copy of the town plan can be obtained at the Town Hall.

• Water and Sewer available in most areas of town
• Garbage collection on a weekly basis
• Fire Protection Services - Winterton Volunteer Fire Department (20 firefighters, 1 fire truck, 1 rescue van)

Real Estate:

• Average price of a three-bedroom bungalow: $15,000-$20,000 
• Average rental cost of a house: $450 per month 
• Average rental cost of a two-bedroom apartment: $300 per month 
• Home heating sources available include wood, electric, oil, and propane 


• United Church
• Anglican Church
• Salvation Army

Law Enforcement / Crime Prevention:

• Royal Canadian Mounted Police Detachment - Harbour Grace (40 km) - 27 Police Officers/11 Vehicles 

Education Facilities:

Avalon West School Board 
Perlwin Elementary, Grades k-7 
Carbonear Collegiate 

• 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:

• Taxi Service 
• Telecommunications (Telephone, Internet and Cellular Service)
• Media Services - Regional and Provincial Newspapers, Cable TV with 37 channels, Community Channel, regional radio station at Carbonear
• Various Recreation Facilities (e.g. Softball Field, Basketball Court, Recreation Center, Playground, etc.) 
• Development Organizations (Recreation Commission, Heritage Committee) 
• Others (church groups) 

Commercial Services:

• Restaurant 
• Lumber Yard 
• Insurance 
• Service Station 
• Grocery Store 
• Pharmacy 
• Retail Store 
• Beauty Salon 
• Convenience Store 
• Funeral Home 
• Tax Services 
• Water Company 

Service Organizations:

• Ambulance Committee 
• Society of United Fisherman 
• Loyal Orange Lodge / LOBA 
• Fire Brigade / Women's Aux.

For more information:

The Town of Winterton
P.O. Box 59
Winterton, NL A0B 2A0
Telephone: (709) 583-2010
Fax: (709) 583-2099


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