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Residents

Resident information is available on town notices, living & working in town, municipal services, newcomers, and community. This website section provides all the resident information for the Town of St. Alban's via links provided. Should you not find the resident information you are seeking here please visit other sections of this website such as the contact section or town hall section. If you cannot find the resident information you are seeking on this website you may contact the town office for assistance.


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Living & Working

Rural Lifestyle & Strong Connections

The Town of St. Alban's offers a rural lifestyle with easy access to the countryside, ocean, and large freshwater ponds/lakes. The area is scenic and offers year round natural beauty and activity. There is a strong connection to the area by local residents and those that reside elsewhere but originated from St. Alban's and/or area. The town has strong roots as evident from frequent visits from the sons and daughters of the town and area (that are living away) and from the many folks that return to the area for work in local industry and/or to retire. People that moved here from other towns, provinces, and countries develop strong connections with both the people and the area. It is a relaxed pace of life in a secure and safe environment for families and seniors alike as well as everyone in between.

Community Capacity And Support

The community has a strong back bone through the many dedicated volunteers, supportive organizations/groups, contributing businesses, coordinating agencies, and kind individual citizens that supports community projects, initiatives, activities, and causes. This community capacity and support positively impacts all aspects of community from recreation, social, heritage, health, education, spirituality, safety, and more. Everyone benefits from community youth network to the 50+ senior club. Pictured below is an example of community capacity and support for a project. It is the end of build day for phase I of the construction of the community park organized by the "Moms For Play Committee". Phase II and Phase III have since been completed.


Services For Individuals, Families, & Businesses

The town and area provides the essential public services for individuals, families, and businesses. The Bay d'Espoir Medical Centre is located in town with doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, lab technicians, etc. The medical centre provides medical appointments, walk-in service times, lab services, and emergency services. Bay d' Espoir Academy is a K-12 all grade school with a full curriculum located in the nearby town of Milltown-Head Bay d'Espoir. The town also has a Regional Resource Centre that contains various service agencies including Health and Community Services, Department of Advanced Education and Skills, and the Community Business Development Corporation. A full service Canada Post Office serves the community. There are also many community organizations that provide recreational, social, spiritual, and other important support services to the community.


Main Industries

The main industry in the town and area include hydro generation and aquaculture. The hydro generating station is the largest on the island of Newfoundland. Aquaculture is very prevalent and also includes a large support sector via both public and private facilities. There is publicly owned state of the art Aquatic Fish Health Laboratory and Aquaculture Development Centre and a privately owned 58,000 square foot hatchery among other facilities. There is also a aquaculture processing plant, net and cage manufacturing firm, diving services, and more.


Business Sector & Services

The retail and service sector includes businesses that provide all the necessary services including groceries, gas and convenience, hardware and building material, pharmacy, clothing, department store, variety and giftware, furniture, electronics, liquor and beer, computer sales and service, taxi services, garage and vehicle services, flower shop, hair and beauty salons, barbershop, wholesale distributors, motels and cottages, efficiency units, restaurants, fast food, retirement home, bookkeeping services, banking services, carpentry and trades contractors, heavy equipment contractors, funeral homes, etc. There is also a business and industry service sector that provides industrial or other services to other businesses or to industries in the area such as hydro generation and aquaculture.

Careers & Employment

The employment opportunities in the town and area include those in the skilled trades, marine technology, sciences, business, education, health and medical, service industry, labour, and others. There have been many people that have moved to the town and area and/or former residents that returned for these opportunities in recent years.


Municipal Services

Water and Sewer Services

The Town of St. Alban's provides water and sewer services. The municipal water supply consists of artesian wells and reservoirs and pumping system providing high quality drinking water to residents. There are also 31 fire hydrants connected to the water system. The sewage system consists of a sewage treatment plant and lift stations throughout town. There are public works facilities, vehicles, equipment, and qualified personnel monitoring and maintaining these systems.


Fire Protection Services

The Town of St. Alban's provides fire protection facilities and related services. There are fire department assets including a fire hall, vehicles, equipment and dedicated volunteer firefighters ready to serve and protect persons and properties.


Waste Disposal Services

Garbage is collected on weekly basis by a contractor engaged by the Town. For schedule information please contact the town office.


Newcomers

Our Location

St. Alban's is located in Bay d'Espoir 156 km down from the TransCanada via route 360 for the first 129km and then route 361 for the final 27 km. You take route 360 just a few kms east of exits to Bishops Falls on the Trans Canada Highway and 18 km in total east of Grand Falls-Windsor in central Newfoundland.


What We Offer

The town and area offers a safe, secure, and relaxed lifestyle. There are four distinct seasons in this area and thus the opportunity to experience them all along with beautiful scenery and the outdoor activities that accompany each of them. There are industries and employment opportunities in various areas and many public and private services.


Services

The town and area provides the essential public services for individuals and families. The Bay d'Espoir Medical Centre is located in town with doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, lab technicians, etc. The medical centre provides medical appointments, walk-in service times, lab services, and emergency services. Bay d' Espoir Academy is a K-12 all grade school with a full curriculum located in the nearby town of Miltown-Head Bay d'Espoir. The town also has a Regional Resource Centre that contains various service agencies including Health and Community Services, Department of Advanced Education and Skills, and the Community Business Development Corporation. A full service Canada Post Office serves the community. There are also many community organizations that provide recreational, social, spiritual, and other important support services to the community.


Careers & Employment

The employment opportunities in the town and area include those in the skilled trades, marine technology, sciences, business, education, health and medical, service industry, labour, and others. There have been many people that have moved to the town and area and/or former residents that returned for these opportunities in recent years. The main industry in the town and area include hydro generation and aquaculture. The hydro generating station is the largest on the island of Newfoundland. Aquaculture is very prevalent and also includes a large support sector via both public and private facilities. There is publicly owned state of the art Aquatic Fish Health Laboratory and Aquaculture Development Centre and a privately owned 58,000 square foot hatchery among other facilities. There is also a aquaculture processing plant, net and cage manufacturing firm, diving services, and more. The retail and service sector includes businesses that provide all the necessary services including groceries, gas and convenience, hardware and building material, pharmacy, clothing, department store, variety and giftware, furniture, electronics, liquor and beer, computer sales and service, taxi services, garage and vehicle services, flower shop, hair and beauty salons, barbershop, wholesale distributors, motels and cottages, efficiency units, restaurants, fast food, retirement home, bookkeeping services, banking services, carpentry and trades contractors, heavy equipment contractors, funeral homes, etc. There is also a business and industry service sector that provides industrial or other services to other businesses or to industries in the area such as hydro generation and aquaculture


Housing

There are many rental homes and apartments in the town and area and availability may vary. There are also temporary options available from accommodation providers of efficiency units, cottages, and motels. Consult the town business directory in the business section of this website for more information. There are homes for sale from time to time and serviced lots are available for purchase for new construction. Contact the town office for more information.

Community


Town Beautification

The town clean ups are conducted annually. However, from organizations to businesses to residents there is a strong interest in maintaining properties and public spaces. Everyone can do their part and encourage others with respect to properties, streets, and public spaces. The effort of businesses and residents both are greatly appreciated. Pictured below is an example of a well landscaped and maintained commercial property. It is the Swanger Cove Hatchery.


Volunteer Database Registration

Residents interested in participating in various activities or offering themselves for volunteer service can complete and submit a volunteer database registration form. This is an option for anyone not having the time to commit to an organization or group but able to assist with an event or an activity. Residents can also approach various organizations and groups in the community to join or to offer their assistance for a specific purpose, activity or event. Visit the Newsletters and Circulars link in the red bar at the top of this webpage or any webpage for more information. Pictured below is a group of volunteers that a critical to the community. It is the picture of the St. Alban's Volunteer Fire Department at a training excercise.


Emergency Preparedness

Personal Emergency Preparedness Information

Individuals and families are encouraged to be prepared for 72 hours in the event of an emergency impacting a portion of the community, the entire community or multiple communities. This includes having sufficient water, food that requires little preparation, and various other essential items on hand for the entire family or household. This includes special supplies such as medical supplies or medications or equipment as applicable to individual needs. The links below detail the list of items and supplies that should be in the personal emergency preparedness kits. These checks should be checked regularly as per items that need be replaced or updated due to expiration. In major events and/or disasters impacting communities, from prolonged power outages to major weather events causing risk to persons or property, this preparation is very important. It allows time for municipal, provincial, and federal governments and authorities and related agencies (as appropriate to the event) to mobilize to provide supports via their emergency preparedness plans and coordination with various emergency responder organizations. For more information on being prepared visit the resources at the Red Cross, Get Prepared, and Fire and Emergency Services websites.

Red Cross

Get Prepared

Fire & Emergency Services


Municipal and Provincial (and Federal) Emergency Preparedness Information

Town Council has an emergency preparedness plan to which will guide the actions of the municipality in a significant event impacting the community or a significant portion of it to which an event threatens persons and/or property. This is not to be confused with the response to a typical incident such as a personal medical emergency, a single building fire, an one to two car accident, or similar incidents to which emergency medical response (ambulance), fire department, police and/or other first responders attend to the incident. Municipal emergency management is initiated when significant hazards threaten or have already impacted the community depending on the scenario or circumstance of the emergency. Sometimes it can initiated in preparation for and in response to an anticipated event such as a major weather warning that presents significant risk to persons or properties or in response to an unanticipated event such as an environmental spill. These are just a few examples. The Emergency Management Committee of Town Council in case of municipal emergency response and/or Fire and Emergency Services in case of provincial emergency response will utilize Emergency Operations Centres (EOCs) and coordinate with various first responders as appropriate to the circumstance or event. Should the event escalate beyond municipal capacity the provincial government will assist and the provincial government will access resources of the federal government or other jurisdictions if the size and scope of the disaster impacting the one or more communities within the province necessitates.


Town of St. Alban's | P.O. Box 10, St. Albans, NL AOH2E0

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