September 7, 2017
Advance Poll: September 12 
The Advance Poll date for the 2017 Municipal Election is Tuesday, September 12, 2017. It will be held at the Paradise Double Ice Complex with polls open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Nominations for the 2017 Election closed on August 31 for the Town of Paradise. A total of 2 candidates for mayor and 16 candidates for councillor were nominated. A complete list of candidates is available on the website.

General election day is Tuesday, September 26. To find out where to vote, visit the website. Election information is also available on the Town's Pingstreet App. If you don't have the App, download it today, it's free for all devices and can keep you up-to-date on the election and all Town news and events.

If you have any questions on the 2017 Municipal Election, or would like additional information, please call 782-1400 or email.
Nicholas Quinn Honoured
Nicholas Quinn and his parents were special guests at the September 5 Public Council Meeting. At the meeting Mayor Dan Bobbett, Council and MHA Paul Davis presented Nicholas with an official Town Flag in recognition of his recent athletic accomplishments. In August, the 10 year old Paradise resident competed at the 2017 World Dwarf Games in Guelph. At the Games, Nicholas won a total of six medals, five Gold and one Bronze. Way to go Nicholas!
Paradise Intermediate School
The provincial government announced that the new Paradise Intermediate will be built just off McNamara Drive, near the Dianne Whalen Memorial Soccer Complex. Mayor and Council joined Minister Dale Kirby and others for the unveiling of the site location.

Mayor Bobbett said it was an exciting time for the Town of Paradise to have the site selected for the new school "As a vibrant and youthful municipality, the addition of an intermediate school is an important investment in the students and families of Paradise. This school will strengthen our community and ensure that our children have a modern facility where they can continue to learn, grow, and thrive in Paradise," he said.

Paradise Intermediate will accommodate children attending Grades Five to Eight. It will have all of the resources required of an intermediate school with teaching spaces to ensure students meet their full potential, including areas for physical activity, arts and music. Budget 2017 announced $2 million to commence planning and design of the new school. Paradise Intermediate is expected to open during the 2020-21 fiscal year.
Automated Garbage Collection
Residents are reminded that all wheeled garbage carts are to be placed to the end of your driveway or to the curb by 8 a.m. on the scheduled collection day. Garbage must be in the Town-supplied wheeled cart and recycling should be uncovered and placed outside your garbage container. There must also be at least one metre (3 feet) of space between your wheeled cart and any obstacles such as parked cars, poles, recycling bags, etc. For information, visit the website
Back to School
With the start of the school year, all residents are reminded to use extra caution in all school zones.  During the school year, and in particular this first week back to school, drivers are asked to reduce speeds near the schools and watch for students walking and playing in the area. 

To assist with school safety, the Town MEOs are increasing patrols in all school zones for the back-to-school period. In addition, the Town is liaising with the RNC to increase patrols in these areas.
 
To all students, teachers, administrators and  staff, best wishes for a successful and enjoyable year ahead!
Terry Fox Run
In 1980 Terry Fox started his Marathon of Hope right here in our province. His goal was to raise money for Cancer research. He completed 3,339 miles of his journey before he had to end his marathon. But for the past 37 years, communities across the country hold the Annual Terry Fox Run to keep his dream going.

This year, The Town of Paradise, in partnership with the Paradise Running Club, hosts the Annual Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 17. The run starts at the Paradise Double Ice Complex, proceeds onto Octagon Pond Trail and ends back at the Complex. The Town is looking for community groups, businesses and individuals to take part in this worthy cause and fundraise for Cancer Research.
For more information about the run or to register, please call 782-6290 or email .
Road Work
The Town of Paradise reminds residents of ongoing road work on Kenmount Road (from the roundabout to the Jehovah's Witness Church). For details, visit the website.
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