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Bulk Waste Collection

Bulk Waste Collection is October 24, 2018.  Find information on what will be collected here!

Fire Hazard Index Low

Fire Hazard Index for Placentia region has returned to LOW. Conditions are normal for travel and work in wooded and grassy areas. Burning under permit is allowed and open fires are permitted in outside fireplaces etc. Residents are reminded to use caution with activities in the forest and on trails.

Council Meeting Broadcast

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Waste Collection Schedule (Calendar Large Format)

May to December 2018 Waste Collection Schedule (Large Format)

Waste Collection Schedule

Revised Schedule

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

Small Business Week

Oct 15, 2018
Luncheon and Presentation

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Bulk Clean up

Oct 24, 2018 - Sep 24, 2018
Annual Collection

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Trunk or Treat

Oct 28, 2018
Annual Halloween Event in the Square

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Light up the Square

Nov 26, 2018
Annual Tree Lighting

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Dunville Lions Club Town of Placentia Santa Claus Parade

Dec 1, 2018
Annual Parade

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News

Sep 14, 2018
September 2018 Municipal Minute
Municipal Minute September 2018
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Aug 1, 2018
July 2018 Municipal Minute
Municipal Minute July 2018
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Jul 3, 2018
June 2018 Municipal Minute
Muncipal Minute June
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Jun 13, 2018
Municipal Minute May 2018
May 2018 Municipal Minute
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Jun 12, 2018
West White Rose Project Workers Recognize World Environment Day
World Environment Day in the Town of Placentia
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Placentia, NL A0B 2Y0

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