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Emmanuel Pentecostal Church

45 Bennett's Ave
Deer Lake, NL A8A 1B2
(709) 635-4500

Fillatre's Funeral Home

10 Clinic Dr.
Deer Lake, NL A0K 2E0
(709) 635-3572

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63 North Main
Deer Lake, NL A8A 1X1
(709) 635-4500

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Deer Lake council follows through on appealed decision and formally rejects crematorium application - The Western Star

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

DEER LAKE, N.L. - It may have been a matter of the squeaky wheel getting some grease, but there will be no crematorium built on Main Street in Deer Lake any time soon. The application submitted by Parsons Funeral Home officially went up in flames when the town council revisited the issue at its public meeting Monday evening. The council had initially approved the application to expand the funeral home to include a crematorium back in October 2017. Related stories: Deer Lake mayor says council will discuss crematorium issue as soon as possible Regional appeal board reverses Deer Lake town council's decision to approve crematorium Deer Lake resident files appeal of council decision on crematorium location approval Protestors want Deer Lake funeral home owner to consider another location for crematorium As far as Deer Lake's council is concerned Spence was not in a conflict of interest Deer Lake town council approves crematori...
https://www.thewesternstar.com/news/deer-lake-council-follows-through-on-appealed-decision-and-formally-rejects-crematorium-application-295364/

Regional appeal board deliberating Corner Brook city council's denial of Country Haven crematorium plans - The Telegram

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Related stories: Corner Brook council turns down application for crematorium on Country Road Tied Corner Brook city council vote puts Country Haven's crematorium plans on hold Deer Lake crematorium appeal postponed Protestors want Deer Lake funeral home owner to consider another location for crematorium Deer Lake resident files appeal of council decision on crematorium location approval Despite City of Corner Brook staff recommending council approve Country Haven's application, the first time it was voted on resulted in a 3-3 tie. Charles Pender, who was mayor at the time, abstained from voting because his home was in the same neighbourhood as Country Haven and he felt he was in a conflict of interest. When the matter came back to council, council had determined Pender was not in a conflict. The ensuing vote resulted in the rejection of the staff's recommendation by a 5-2 margin when Pender sided with rejecting the application and Coun. Bernd Staeben, who had initially voted in support of the request, had a change of heart. Parsons appealed the decision and a hearing was held by the West Newfoundland Regional Appeal Board in Deer Lake Thursday morning. The appeal board's mandate is not to determine the merit of Country Haven's application. Rather, it must determine if city council abided by the proper rules and regulations in considering its decision. Board chairperson Lloyd Walters asked if the city had provided a specific reason why the application had been rejected. Lori Lee Sharpe, the city's solicitor, noted that city staff must cite a...
https://www.thetelegram.com/news/regional-appeal-board-deliberating-corner-brook-city-councils-denial-of-country-haven-crematorium-plans-243371/

Regional appeal board reverses Deer Lake town council's decision to approve crematorium - The Western Star

Saturday, March 02, 2019

David Parsons is going to wait and see what happens next before making any future plans for a crematorium in Deer Lake. Parsons, who is a town councillor in Deer Lake, is the owner of Parsons Funeral Home. Prior to being elected to council, his business applied to build a crematorium facility adjacent to the funeral home on Main Street. Shortly after the last municipal election, Parsons had to recuse himself from a public meeting at which his fellow councillors approved the permit for the crematorium. Related stories: Deer Lake resident files appeal of council decision on crematorium location approval Protestors want Deer Lake funeral home owner to consider another location for crematorium As far as Deer Lake's council is concerned Spence was not in a conflict of interest Deer Lake town council approves crematorium for Main Street funeral home The decision was met with a lot of opposition in town, with protesters attending several subsequent meetings to voice their displeasure. Two of those opponents, Stephen Brent and Kayla Critch, appealed council's decision. The appeal was heard...
https://www.thewesternstar.com/news/regional-appeal-board-reverses-deer-lake-town-councils-decision-to-approve-crematorium-287974/

Regional appeal board deliberating Corner Brook city council's denial of Country Haven crematorium plans - The Telegram

Saturday, March 02, 2019

Related stories: Corner Brook council turns down application for crematorium on Country Road Tied Corner Brook city council vote puts Country Haven's crematorium plans on hold Deer Lake crematorium appeal postponed Protestors want Deer Lake funeral home owner to consider another location for crematorium Deer Lake resident files appeal of council decision on crematorium location approval Despite City of Corner Brook staff recommending council approve Country Haven's application, the first time it was voted on resulted in a 3-3 tie. Charles Pender, who was mayor at the time, abstained from voting because his home was in the same neighbourhood as Country Haven and he felt he was in a conflict of interest. When the matter came back to council, council had determined Pender was not in a conflict. The ensuing vote resulted in the rejection of the staff's recommendation by a 5-2 margin when Pender sided with rejecting the application and Coun. Bernd Staeben, who had initially voted in support of the request, had a change of heart. Parsons appealed the decision and a hearing was held by the West Newfoundland Regional Appeal Board in Deer Lake Thursday morning. The appeal board's mandate is not to determine the merit of Country Haven's application. Rather, it must determine if city council abided by the proper rules and regulations in considering its decision. Board chairperson Lloyd Walters asked if the city had provided a specific reason why the application had been rejected. Lori Lee Sharpe, the city's solicitor, noted that city staff must cite a...
https://www.thetelegram.com/news/local/regional-appeal-board-deliberating-corner-brook-city-councils-denial-of-country-haven-crematorium-plans-243371/

Deer Lake town council approves crematorium for Main Street funeral home - The Western Star

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Town of Deer Lake has approved a crematorium for Parsons Funeral Home on Main Street.The application was approved by town council at its public meeting last week.The funeral home is owned by Coun. David Parsons, who had applied to council for the expansion of his business prior to the municipal election in September.Related stories:Corner Brook council turns down application for crematorium on Country RoadStephenville funeral home says crematorium smoke is not from human remainsParsons was exempted from any discussion or voting on the issue by council after declaring he would be in a conflict of interest to do so.There was one dissenting vote among the six town councillors who decided on the crematorium issue. Coun. Mike Goosney said he felt he never had enough information about emissions to give his support.The approval comes on the heels of the City of Corner Brook recently declining an application for a crematorium in the city because of concerns over emissions in the proposed location, whi...
http://www.thewesternstar.com/news/local/deer-lake-town-council-approves-crematorium-for-main-street-funeral-home-157122/

Deer Lake council follows through on appealed decision and formally rejects crematorium application - The Western Star

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The opponents protested outside the town hall during several subsequent council meetings. The decision of council was appealed by residents Kayla Critch and Stephen Brent. In February, the West Newfoundland Regional Appeal Board conducted a hearing of the appeal and eventually decided to reverse council's decision. That set the stage for council to revisit the application, which finally made its way to the council agenda this week. The vote to reject the application was unanimous. Coun. Dave Parsons, who was absent from the public meeting, would not have been permitted to vote if he had been there due to his conflict of interest. Coun. Myra Spence, whose husband's company could have been considered for work on the crematorium project, was deemed to not be in a conflict of interest and was allowed to vote Monday. The appeal board had based its decision on the fact a crematorium is not listed as a permitted or a discretionary use within the Town Centre zone in the town's municipal plan. Mayor Dean Ball said there are likely several undertakings within Town Centre that the municipality has actually approved in the past, but which are not specifically mentioned in the town's plan. He gave the example of the cannabis outlet that recently opened in the area. It was not listed as a specific discretionary use when it was approved since the sale of cannabis has only recently become legal. "This is the first time this has happened to us that I'm aware of," said Ball. "There are lots of things not listed as itemized as discretionary use that we've done in the past. "I guess with this being a bigger issue with a higher profile and closer to people's hearts, the appeal board decided the decision should be reversed." Ball said the original decision was based on information provided by staff and this discretionary use issue was not foreseen. He said Parsons could always apply again, but the mayor doesn't believe that will happen. Parsons could not be reached for comment as of deadline Tuesday to see if he still plans to pursue the crematorium. He has said in the past that, despite the rising demand for a crematorium service in the Deer Lake area, it would not be feasible for his business to build one somewhere other than at the funeral home's location on Main Street. A new municipal plan the town is awaiting approval by the provincial government does specifica...
https://www.thewesternstar.com/news/deer-lake-council-follows-through-on-appealed-decision-and-formally-rejects-crematorium-application-295364/

Grand Falls-Windsor Pays Tribute to Man Known for Keeping Town Clean - VOCM

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Mayor of Grand Falls-Windsor is paying tribute to a man who became a fixture in and around the central Newfoundland town.Billy Ballard was a familiar sight, traveling around town with his bike and cart picking up garbage and recycling items. (Photo by Glen Fewer on Facebook.) Ballard passed away on Sunday, September 2 at the age of 75. Mayor Barry Manuel says Ballard made a “significant contribution” to the community. By keeping the town clean and beautiful. The funeral mass will take place tomorrow morning at 11:00 from St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Grand Falls-Windsor. View the obituary at this link. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://vocm.com/news/grand-falls-windsor-pays-tribute-to-man-known-for-keeping-town-clean/

Convicted sex offender Donnie Snook allowed escorted absence from prison - CBC News

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Police say Snook, who is serving an 18-year prison sentence for abusing boys in two provinces, will be in St. John's, N.L., until Saturday.Correctional Service Canada notified the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary of Snook's arrival in St. John's earlier this week, according to Const. James Cadigan."He's only permitted to attend particular locations in the accompaniment of correctional officers and he'll be returned," Cadigan said.Snook's father died Feb. 24. The funeral will be held in St. John's on Friday, according to an obituary.Snook will be held at Her Majesty's Penitentiary, a provincial jail, overnight during his time in St. John's, Cadigan said.In 2013, Snook admitted to 46 sex crimes against children, including sexual assault, making and distributing child pornography, and extortion.'He hurt a whole community'Snook's crimes sparked outrage and shock in Saint John, where he was a popular youth pastor in the south end.For years, Snook ran a hot lunch program for underprivileged children, "deliberately" placing himself "in the positions to abuse young boys and seriously harm the community which supported him," Judge Alfred Brien wrote in Snook's sentencing decision.Snook was paraded through Saint John City Hall by RCMP following his ...
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/snook-temporary-absence-1.5037098