August 23, 2019
New Garbage Collection Schedule
Beginning September 3, 2019, the Town is implementing a new garbage and recycling collection schedule. The schedule is being changed in order to streamline the collection process and reduce the number of collection disruptions due to holidays. Garbage will still be collected weekly and recycling collected every second week, but collection will now take place from Tuesday to Friday. Your scheduled collection day may have changed so be sure to check your mailbox for your copy of the new collection calendar, or visit to view a complete list of areas and dates. 
New Lights at Peter Barry Duff Memorial Park Ballfield
On Tuesday, August 6, the Town hosted "Tuesday Night Lights"-a ceremony to celebrate the installation of a new lighting system at the large ballfield in Peter Barry Duff Memorial Park. Mayor Dan Bobbett and Council were joined at the event by representatives from Paradise Minor Baseball, the Peter Barry Duff Memorial Park Commission and Pennecon, along with Blue Jays alumnus Homer Bush and players from Paradise Minor Baseball.

"This is a significant addition to our recreation facilities in the Town of Paradise. On behalf of the Town, I thank the Jays Care Foundation and Pennecon for supporting Paradise Minor Baseball in this initiative, said Mayor Dan Bobbett. "Our new Recreation and Open Space Master Plan identified the need for partnerships and regional sharing to enhance our recreational programming and it is great to work with our sporting organizations and community partners to make a project like this a reality."

In 2018, Jays Care Foundation, the charitable arm of the Toronto Blue Jays, awarded a $150,000 grant to support a new lighting system through the organization's Field Of Dreams program. The project also received support from Pennecon which provided a $175,000 in-kind donation for the installation of the new system. The installation of the new lighting system is dedicated in memory of Jacob Puddister, the son of Pennecon Executive Chairman, Larry Puddister. Jacob was a young man who left us too soon and we are honoured to have these lights in his memory.

Immediately following the ceremony, Paradise Minor Baseball held the first official game under the lights. It was a Bantam AAA Division game between the host team Paradise Phantoms and the CBS Raiders.

Sunsplash Paddle in Paradise: Thanks for Sharing the Fun!
Another successful SunSplash Paddle in Paradise is in the books! The fun began on Sunday, August 11 and featured events all week long, including satellite bingo, an outdoor movie, a giant kitchen party in Paradise Park and the ever-popular Dragon Boat Festival at Octagon Pond. Everything wrapped up on August 18 with the biggest fireworks display the Town has ever had. Thank you to all of the community groups, organizers, and volunteers who helped make SunSplash Paddle in Paradise 2019 such a success. A big thanks to our many sponsors who helped make this year's festival possible.
Labour Day Closure
Residents are advised that the Town Hall and the Paradise Double Ice Complex, including the Rotary Paradise Youth and Community Centre, are closed on Monday, September 2 in observance of the Labour Day Holiday.
And The Winner Is. . .
This year, the Town of Paradise is developing a new multi-year strategic plan. A survey open to all Paradise residents was launched as part of the public engagement portion of the work. Over 900 surveys were completed and anyone who completed the survey was entered for a chance to win an Apple Watch. The surveys are in and we are pleased to announce that Jennifer Higdon is the proud owner of a new Apple Watch. Jennifer, joined by her daughters Arianna and Kiarra, received her watch from Mayor Dan Bobbett at the August 20 Public Council Meeting. Thanks to all who participate in the survey and public engagement process, the strategic plan is currently being developed and will be released later in the fall. 
St. Thomas Line Lift Station Repairs
At approximately 4 p.m. on Monday, August 12, the Town learned that the St. Thomas Line/Topsail Road sanitary sewer lift station was not working properly. Since that time, crews have been working continually to address the issue.

The volume at that lift station is the largest in town, so to keep the service operating while repair work is underway, pumper trucks and holding tanks are on-site at both the lift station and the Paradise-Conception Bay South border.

"Regular maintenance and inspections are completed on all lift stations in Town, including this one," added Mayor Bobbett. "Our focus right now is getting this essential service back working at proper capacity for our residents. At this time, there is no direct impact to residents, residents can still use their bathrooms and flush toilets. This lift station is for the sewer system, so there is no impact on the water system."

Equipment is being shipped to the Town that will enable emptying of the lift station, meaning pumper trucks will no longer be required. Crews will then begin the required repair work to the facility.

"I do apologize to all residents for the inconvenience caused by this situation," said Mayor Bobbett. "I thank all staff and crews who have been working on this issue and I thank our neighbouring municipalities who have also been offering support as we work to make the repairs."

For updates on the repairs, visit
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