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MRON Program Opportunity
Mariner Resource Opportunities Network Inc. (MRON), in Carbonear, is offering a targeted initiative for older workers (TIOW) program to assist individuals between the ages of 55 & 64 find employment in the manufacturing sector.  This program includes a 4 week training/career exploration component (participants may be eligible for a paid stipend and travel subsidy) and 14 weeks of insurable employment with an employer.  For more information on how to become part of this program, call Nancy at 596-6217 or drop by our office at 22 Goff Avenue, Carbonear.  Applications will be accepted up to 4:00 pm, Wednesday, April 29, 2015.

Posted: April 21, 2015 2:09 pm NFLD


Outside Pond Park Reservations
Now taking bookings for the 2015 summer camping season at Outside Pond Park. Please call Town Office at 583-2010 - as staff is not currently working at park site. You can also email spiercey@winterton.ca if you require information about available dates, rates, or other info.

Posted: April 10, 2015 12:30 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


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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