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PlacentiaNotices

Waste Collection Schedule

Revised Schedule

RFP - Self Contained Breathing Apparatus

SCBA Request for Proposals

Placentia LIft Bridge Update May 16

The bridge is open to vehicular traffic.  Currently there is a temporary power source in place that allows for lifts for marine traffic between 5am - 9am and 2pm -6pm daily.  No night time lifts at this time.

 

Dunville Detour Update

Speed limit reduced

Green Team Positions - Placentia

Employment Notice

Application Form

The Argentia Connection

Located a brief five minute drive from Placentia, Argentia’s connection with Placentia has endured for centuries. In fact, when it was settled by the French in the 1630s, the community was originally named ‘Petit Plaisance’ or ‘Little Placentia’.

Second World War brought a massive influx of American troops to the area, beginning in 1941 when, under the terms of the famous Lend Lease deal between Britain and the United States, Fort McAndrew (later McAndrew Air Force Base) was established. Argentia provided the Americans with the ideal location for what would become a massive and strategically vital military installation. Under the terms of the deal, the residents of Argentia were relocated, the majority of whom would come to reside in Freshwater (which, like Argentia and nearby Dunnville and Jerseyside, was amalgamated into the Town of Placentia in 1991).

The impact and influence thousands of American troops in Argentia would have on Placentia and neighbouring communities over the next 50 years would be enormous. The Argentia facility would prove to be a key economic driver for the area, providing employment, both directly and indirectly, for many thousands of area residents. The social repercussions were just as poignant, as day-to-day contact evolved to relationships and eventually marriage. Many local girls would marry American personnel, eventually moving away from their island home.

Though the decommissioning of the Argentia base in 1994 was a heavy blow to the economy of the region, the core assets and infrastructure have attracted large industrial projects connected with the province’s resource development sector to the Argentia site, providing a lucrative new dynamic to the Placentia regional economy. Operations in metal fabrication, light manufacturing, information technology and marine transportation have an established presence, along with recently announced projects in the area of new fabrication, maintenance, supply and marine service opportunities.

Argentia provides an attractive resource because of its:

  • strategic location in the center of the world’s shipping lanes
  • excellent ice-free deep water port with 2,100 feet of berth space available
  • extensive buildings, infrastructure and land zoned for industrial use 
  • a skilled workforce, and a management team experienced in economic development, and port and property management.

As time has aptly showed again and again, Argentia’s long relationship with Placentia and its people looks ready to endure for many centuries more.

Today the Argentia Management Authority is redeveloping Argentia with a diverse group of port users and tenants involved in marine transportation, construction, manufacturing, steel fabrication, information technology, oil and gas and other activities. To learn more about the tremendous advantages and opportunities available at Argentia please contact the Argentia Management Authority by visiting their website www.argentia.ca.

What’s Happening

Community Clean Up Challenge

May 26, 2018
Annual Neighbourhood Challenge

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Irish Gathering

May 28, 2018
Irish Language Gathering Tour

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Better Together

May 29, 2018
Placentia Area Cape Shore Community Connections and Age Friendly NL Initiative

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Bulk Clean Up

May 31, 2018
Annual Garbage Collection

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Placentia Multicultural Celebration

Jun 27, 2018
Annual Multicultural Celebration

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News

May 14, 2018
Voices of Placentia Bay Festival Celebrates Laval 50
Visit the Laval 50 website for the latest updates on merchandize and schedule...
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Apr 25, 2018
Municipal Minute April 2018
April 2018 Municipal Minute
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Apr 6, 2018
Municipal Minute March 2018
March Municipal Minute
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Mar 2, 2018
Municipal Minute February 2018
February Municipal Minute
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Feb 7, 2018
Municipal Minute January 2018
January 2018
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Town of Placentia
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Placentia, NL A0B 2Y0

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