February 8, 2019
Good Luck to Councillor Dinn
The February 5 Public Council Meeting marked the last meeting for Councillor Paul Dinn with the Town of Paradise. Councillor Dinn won the recent provincial by-election for Topsail- Paradise and will become Member of the House of Assembly (MHA) for the District.  Councillor Dinn was first elected to Paradise Council in September 2013 and re-elected for a second term in September 2017. Mayor Dan Bobbett presented Councillor Dinn with a certificate of service to mark his last Council Meeting. On behalf of Council, Mayor Bobbett thanked him for his service to the Town and noted that Council looks forward to working with Councillor Dinn in his new role as MHA.

The Town will hold a by-election to fill the council vacancy with details to be announced in the coming weeks.
The Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup Headed for Paradise
In December 2019, Paradise will welcome the world as we host the 2019 Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup. The big announcement was made last Thursday at an event held at the Paradise Double Ice Complex. The Cup will feature top international para hockey teams such as Canada and the US competing for gold right here in Paradise.

The 2019 Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup will be a homecoming for Newfoundland's own Paralympic silver medalist Liam Hickey. Liam started with the Avalon Sled Dogs, and is now a leader for Team Canada, with 59 points in 37 career games, including 11 in five games in PyeongChang last winter. The Town is excited to host the tournament and we are looking forward to welcoming the world's best to our Town.

For more information on Hockey Canada and Canada's National Para Hockey Team, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow through social media. See the full Media Release on our website and check out more pictures from the announcement event in our Facebook gallery. Stay tuned for more details as the event approaches!
Snow & Ice in Paradise
From comedic and musical performances to artistic, athletic and family events, Snow & Ice in Paradise 2019 has been a resounding success so far, and the fun isn't slowing down yet! Join us this weekend as we keep the excitement going with a variety of great events.

The festival's final days are packed with events for the whole family. Drop by the PRYCC for free fitness classes at Friday's Fitness Frenzy. On Friday evening (February 8) we also have great youth activities planned, including the Pre-Teen Dance and Video Game Competition Night at the Paradise Double Ice Complex.

Events continue on Saturday (February 9) with the Youth Paradise Minor Hockey Novice Tournament and Artistic Expression Course. The day then comes to a close with the Spirit of Newfoundland Dinner Theatre. The dinner and show will see the popular production company perform a musical tribute to the Mamas and the Papas. There are still some tickets at the Paradise Double Ice Complex, so don't miss it.

Join us on Sunday (February 10) as we close out Snow & Ice 2019 with running, sliding and fireworks. Start the last day with the Winter Sprinter, enjoy the IP Minor Hockey Tournament and then head over to Paradise Park for sliding, roasting fires, and fireworks!

For full schedules, information and updates on Snow & Ice, visit our website at Paradise.ca/SnowandIce.
Annual Donation Program Reminder
Calling community groups and organizations! Did you know your group may be eligible for a donation from the Town? With the Town Annual Donation Program, you can apply for a one-time donation for your activities and programs. Groups are reminded that applications must be received by March 30, 2018. Application forms and information can be found on our website.
Garbage and Recycling Calendar and Schedule is in the Mail
The 2019 Garbage Collection Guide and Calendar is now available on the Town website. We have also distributed a physical copy to all households, so be sure to check your mailbox!

In the booklet, you'll find the 2019 garbage and recycling collection schedule for the Town of Paradise. You'll also find the guidelines for curbside recycling, bulk garbage, and metal collection, as well as other tips to help you with your recycling and automated collection.

You can also stay up-to-date on the collection schedule by using the Pingstreet App, available as a free download from major app stores.
Community Food Sharing Donations: Help us "Pack the Truck"
In response to the recent fire at the Community Food Sharing Association which destroyed its warehouse and contents, the Town is supporting the rebuilding efforts. At the February 5 Public Council Meeting, Council approved a financial donation to the group. Association Board Chair Wanda Hillier attended the meeting to receive the $1000 Donation.

The Town is also is participating in a regional food drive along with the City of St. John's, City of Mount Pearl, Town of Conception Bay South, The Town of Portugal Cove - St. Philip's and Town of Torbay.

All week long residents, businesses and organizations have been banding together to donate non-perishable food items to help restock. We encourage all to continue to bring items to our Snow & Ice events and to the Paradise Double Ice Complex.

The Town would like to thank those who have donated thus far, including Ryder Canada in Paradise, who donated a truck for the duration of the Food Drive. Ryder Canada gave the keys to the truck to Mayor Bobbett at the February 5 Public Council Meeting. Help us "pack the truck" with food, donations can be dropped off at the Paradise Double Ice Complex until the closing of Snow & Ice on Sunday, February 10. All the generous donations will be delivered to the Community Food Sharing Association.
Property Tax Reminder
Residents are reminded that Tax Bill Payments are due February 28 and balances owing after that date are charged interest for the full month. If you haven't received your property tax bill, please contact the Town. For complete information, please visit our website.
Did you know the Town posts minutes and agendas for all Public Council Meetings online? Held on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, public meetings begin 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, located at Paradise Town Hall. Agendas are posted the day prior to the meetings, with council minutes going up following council the approval at the next meeting.
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