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Boil Order Lifted

Residents of Winterton please be advised that as of October 31, 2014 the boil order has been lifted.

 



Posted: Oct 31, 2014 2:53 pm NFLD


BOIL ORDER ADVISORY

Effective May 13, 2014 The Town of Winterton has issued a Boil Water Advisory. This advisory will be in effect until further notice. Residents will be advised through the Town's Website & through public notices when the boil order advisory is no longer in effect.



Consumers are advised to bring water that you might ingest to a rigorous boil for one (1) minute.

For example, boil water used for:

Drinking

Brushing Teeth

Making Ice

Making Infant Formula/Cereal

Cooking

Washing Fruit & Vegetables The Town of Winterton apologizes for any convenience this may cause



Posted: May 13, 2014 2:34 pm NFLD


2014 Outside Pond Park Season
For info on reservations & bookings please contact us at: spiercey@winterton.ca or call the Town Office at 583-2010 or Park Office at 583-2880.. The park will be open between May 16th and October 12th..
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Posted: April 11, 2014 6:36 pm NFLD


Sign our Website Guest Book !!
Let us know how much you enjoyed your visit to Winterton. Publish your experiences for others to read. We plan to preserve guest book entries for many years to follow.. [View Guest Book]
Posted: April 11, 2014 4:23 pm NFLD


BOIL ORDER LIFTED
RESIDENTS OF WINTERTON PLEASE BE ADVISED AS OF APRIL 2, 2014 THE BOIL ORDER HAS BEEN LIFTED
Posted: April 2, 2014 10:00 am NFLD


Review Our Town Council Minutes
Winterton residents are encouraged to review our town council minutes, which will be regularly posted on our town website. Your suggestions are very important to us. Please email your feedback or call (709) 583-2010. We look forward to your participation. [View Minutes]
Posted: Oct 21, 2012 9:35 pm NFLD


Perfect Destination for Visitors
Situated on Trinity Bay - on the western side of the Avalon Peninsula on Newfoundland's east coast, Winterton makes a perfect destination for visitors. We offer a large RV Park, scenic hiking trails and so much more. Make the town of Winterton part of your Newfoundland vacation - you'll be glad you did.  [View Our Attractions]
Posted: Oct 21, 2012 8:51 pm NFLD


Maritime Heritage of Winterton
The town of Winterton has a rich maritime heritage of fishing. Winterton (known as Scilly Cove) was first settled in the 1600ís. The first known census was taken in 1675. At that time, there were three planters, forty servants and eight boats recorded in the town. [More Details]
Posted: Oct 19, 2012 7:37 pm NFLD




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Winterton, Newfoundland was first settled in the 1600's.

Scilly Cove (now known as Winterton) was first settled in the 1600ís. The first known census was taken in 1675. At that time, there were three planters, forty servants and eight boats recorded in the Town.

Three of the fishing captains living in Scilly Cove during this time were recorded as being Hopkins, Wicksell and Peyton. Some of the early settlers were fishermen whom originated from Dorset & Devon, England. The abundant catch of fish would be salted and dried on flakes and shipped to England in the fall.

The next record of settlement in Scilly Cove is found in the 1697 journal of Jean Baudoin - a priest who accompanied Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville (New France explorer) on an expedition around the coast of Newfoundland.

Jean Baudoin reported that there were four houses along with fishing structures as well as livestock, which were all destroyed before the French soldiers departed Scilly Cove. English settlers fled to the nearby forest to escape the invaders.

In 1912, Scilly Cove changed its name to Winterton. Winterton took its name after Sir James Spearman Winter - a former Premier of Newfoundland.


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