Our 2 Astrolabes, dated from the early 1600's were discovered near Channel-Port aux Basques. They are both in mint condition and in working order. A very rare and valuable find for Newfoundland and all of Canada.

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About our 2 Astrolabes
Explore our connection with age-old astronomical instruments used by navigators. Two astrolabes are featured in Channel-Port aux Basques, dating from the 1600's.

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About our 2 Astrolabes

Astrolabe Monument in Channel-Port aux Basque
Astrolabe Monument in Channel-Port aux Basques

Our 2 Astrolabes, dated from the early 1600's were discovered near Channel-Port aux Basques. They are both in mint condition and in working order. A very rare and valuable find for Newfoundland and all of Canada.

Link: Mushrow Astrolabe Historical Discovery

Link: Learn about the Astrolabe - Wikipedia Encyclopedia

Canada's Ferry Gateway
to Newfoundland
The gulf crossing between North Sydney and Channel-Port aux Basques is always a memorable lifetime experience. The ferries are among the largest ice breaking ferries in the world. They look like cruise ships and they can each take 1200 passengers and 350 cars. Book early to ensure availability.

NEW - Cape Ray Gold Project

March 6, 2017 - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) commenced a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Cape Ray Gold Project, located in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Agency invites the public to comment on which aspects of the environment may be affected by this project and what should be examined during the environmental assessment, as detailed in the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Guidelines. All comments received will be considered public.

Written comments must be submitted by
April 5, 2017 to:

Cape Ray Gold Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
200-1801 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N4
Telephone: 902-426-0564

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Canadian Cancer Society
At the Canadian Cancer Society, we’re counting down to Daffodil Days! We are looking for volunteers to champion Daffodil Days in Port Aux Basque. Right now, there are no volunteers selling daffodils in your community. Volunteering for Daffodil Days could be as simple as calling your family and friends to see if they would like to buy daffodils. The flowers would arrive the first week of April to be given to those who bought them. The money raised from the sale of daffodils supports our programs and services, like Daffodil Place, that eases the impact of cancer in our province. People from your community affected by cancer stayed at Daffodil place for 40 nights last year. The cost associated with a one night stay at Daffodil Place is $100. Join the fight against cancer in your community and volunteer by contacting Sarah at 709-757-8536 or e-mail sneil@nl.cancer.ca
Posted: March 24, 2017 9:05 am NFLD
April is Cancer Awareness month
April is Cancer Awareness month. During this month the Cervical Screening Initiatives (CSI) program will be raising awareness on the importance of regular Pap testing through a broad multi media campaign, as well as a variety of educational activities.

Each year over 400 women in Newfoundland & Labrador are diagnosed with carcinoma in situ of the cervix, approximately 30 women are diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer. These women have missed the opportunity for early diagnosis.

“regular Pap testing saves lives!”.
Posted: March 23, 2017 11:11 am NFLD
Civic Holiday
The Civic Holiday for Channel - Port aux Basques is Monday, August 7th, 2017.
Posted: Jan 9, 2017 4:32 pm NFLD
Reminder to all residents
The Town of Channel- Port aux Basques requires all dogs to be leashed at all times when not on the owners property. This includes all areas of the community including trails, pathways, parks and beaches. This does not apply within the fence of the dog park on Bay Street.
Posted: Oct 18, 2016 11:45 am NFLD
Public Notice
The Town of Channel – Port aux Basques wishes to remind residents that the Snow Clearing Regulations states:
Claims against the Municipality for damages to mobile or portable articles, garbage boxes, buildings, fences, trees, shrubs, hedges, rock walls and lawns on private property will be accepted by the municipality when they occur, as a result of being struck by equipment, operated by employees of the Municipality, or by contractors, during the periods of time they are engaged in work on behalf of the Municipality, and where they occur outside the street reservation of the Town Street the distance of same from the centre line being dependent on the street reservation of the street where the damage occurred, or where the mobile or portable articles, garbage boxes, buildings, fences, trees, shrubs, hedges, rock walls and lawns had been indicated by clearly visible markers. Damaged items will be repaired to a condition consistent with conditions prior to the incident.

Barry Spencer
Town Manager

Posted: Oct 27, 2015 11:22 am NFLD
Environmental Emergencies
To report illegal burning or any other environmental emergencies, please call 1-800-563-9089.
Posted: Sept 24, 2014 1:50 pm NFLD
Subscribe to our New YouTube Channel
A new YouTube channel has been created to allow us to post and gather videos related to the tourism and business sectors. Make sure to share our posted videos with your friends.. Here's our first YouTube uploaded video.. A visit to the Grand Bay West Trail.. [Watch video]
Posted: Feb 20, 2014 10:22 am NFLD
Disasters can happen at any time! Be Ready!
A list of items to help you prepare for a disaster:

Store a three day supply of water, food, and clothing for each person, including supplies for family pets. Replace food and water annually.

Two litres of drinking water per person/day
Prescription medications, glasses/contact lenses and supplies
Flashlight and batteries
Non-perishable canned and dried foods
Personal hygiene items
Can opener and disposable plates and utensils
First aid supplies
Car and house keys
Battery-operated radio
Copies of essential family documents
Change of clothing and footwear per person

For more information visit www.redcross.ca
Posted: Feb 19, 2013 2:57 pm NFLD

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