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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

Parson's Furneral Home

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

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

Saturday, March 2, 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 2, 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/

Protestors want Deer Lake funeral home owner to consider another location for crematorium - The Western Star

Thursday, April 12, 2018

I don’t want it,” said Russell, one of about 50 people who gathered around the town hall on Reid’s Lane to protest the decision by the Deer Lake council to allow Parson’s Funeral Home to install a crematorium at its Main Street Location.It was the third time a protest has taken place before a public council meeting and Russell’s second time attending.The nearly 81-year-old has always been a supporter of things in her town — good and bad.“This is more important than anything that’s ever happened in Deer Lake,” she said.“Because I really don’t think it should be there.”Russell said there are other locations that would be better suited for a crematorium than on Main Street, which is near a school and homes.Others in the group, including Phyllis Morris, echoed that sentiment.“Please relocate,” was her message to funeral home owner Dave Parsons, who is a member of council.Morris said it was a complete surprise to her that the crematorium was approved when she had no idea it was happening.And so she started to take a closer look at it out of concern for the neighbourhood and the possibility of a fire at the site.In her research, she said she found studies that cited the risk of stillbirth and having babies being born with anencephalus was higher among woman who lived near a crematorium.Some of the research is dated, but Morris said “until...
http://www.thewesternstar.com/news/protestors-want-deer-lake-funeral-home-owner-to-consider-another-location-for-crematorium-163553/

John Nuraney, BC's first elected Muslim MLA dies; Clark pays tribute - Alaska Highway News

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Liberal government of former premier Gordon Campbell. Nuraney was re-elected in 2005, but lost his seat in 2009 to New Democrat Kathy Corrigan in the Burnaby-Deer Lake riding. The 79-year-old immigrated to Canada in 1974 after the government in Zaire — now the Republic of Congo — nationalized businesses and expelled foreigners. Premier Christy Clark says in a statement that Nuraney was a mentor and a friend, and the Ismaili community has lost one of its most respected leaders. "No matter the interaction, John Nuraney dealt with people in a way that made them feel important and honoured," said Clark. "He was a man who epitomized traits we don't often hear used anymore: class, grace, and principled." Nuraney worked in the insurance industry in Kenya, London and Zurich before moving to Zaire in the late 1960s where he recorded, produced and distributed Zairian music. He immigrated to Canada in 1974, working in the insurance, real estate and restaurant businesses, owning several A&W franchises in Metro Vancouver. Nuraney spoke six languages: English, French, Swahili, Lingala, Hindi and Gujarati. He and his wife had three children. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/john-nuraney-b-c-s-first-elected-muslim-mla-dies-clark-pays-tribute-1.3029764

2 N.L. funeral homes with suspended licences still offer prepaid services to new clients - CBC.ca

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Two Newfoundland funeral homes that had their licences for prepaid funerals suspended two years ago still appear to be accepting money from new clients for these services.An undercover CBC News investigation has found that Sunset Memorial Funeral Home in Grand Falls-Windsor said it would take money in trust for prepaid services, while Gordon Woolfrey Funeral Home in Lewisporte said it would accept money in trust or through insurance.A Sunset Memorial employee explained how it works over the phone."What happens is obviously a person would come in and select the funeral of their choice, the services and things like that," the employee said."And what happens is then, basically you have a couple of different options in regards with the payments, that sort of thing. What happens is the funeral is paid in full, that price is obviously locked in and money goes into a trust account, and obviously there would be no further payments then."Employees for Botwood, Sunset Memorial and Gordon Woolfrey fu...
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/nl-funeral-homes-suspended-licences-1.4641701

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

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Two of those opponents, Stephen Brent and Kayla Critch, appealed council's decision. The appeal was heard in Deer Lake last week. In its decision released Tuesday, the West Newfoundland Regional Appeal Board reversed the council's decision to issue a permit. After hearing evidence at the hearing, the board found that a crematorium is not listed as a discretionary use within the town centre zone in which the funeral home is located and the town didn't exercise its authority appropriately in issuing the permit. A funeral home is listed as a permitted use in the zone, but a crematorium is not mentioned specifically. The town must now reconsider the application from Parsons Funeral Home in accordance with its current municipal plan, regulations and any other applicable legislation. "It's too bad," Parsons said Wednesday. "There are people around town who do support this, but they just don't want to come out and say it publicly because of the way some of the people against it have been getting on." The Town of Deer Lake recently submitted a new draft municipal plan to the provincial government for approval. In it, there are specific mentions that crematoriums will not be permitted anywhere in the town centre or in the commercial general zones. The plan does allow for crematoriums to be discretionary uses in either the industrial general zone or the commercial-light industrial zone. The plan also stipulates that a crematorium will not be located closer than a distance of 100 metres from the boundary of any other zone, except the environmental protection, commercial-light industrial, airport, utility, highway corridor, and rural zones. It also states that applications for crematoriums must be made separately from applications for new funeral homes. Parsons said it's not really feasible for his business to purchase land in the town's industrial park and hopes to still find a way to expand his Main Street location to include the crematorium. He noted it was interesting the appeal board did not fault the town's consideration of the environmental and esthetic concerns brought forth by the crematorium's opponents. He...
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 2, 2019

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 specific reason if its recommendation to council is to refuse an application. In this case, staff's recommendation had been to approve it, but the final decision was still left to city council's discretion. Sharpe said each member of council voted according to their own consciences and the resulting decision did not legally require providing a justification of each council member's reasons for voting how they did. The board was also told each council member, before they cast their votes, had access to both feedback received from a public notice about the crematorium proposal advertised in The Western Star and the results of surveys sent to 150 households in the area immediately around the funeral home. There was also some discussion about whether the city correctly treated the crematorium as a discretionary use for the funeral home or if it should have been treated as an accessory use. Sharpe said, either way, the process would have resulted in city council voting according to their own consciences. Parsons told the board that a story published by The Western Star three days before council's second vote may have been a factor in swaying council's vote. In that story, a woman living near a crematorium in Stephenville, complained about the emissions coming from the facility. The owner of the Stephenville crematorium refuted what the woman was claiming. Likewise, Parsons contends the emissions from the controlled burning of a state-of-the-art crematorium is safer than a backyard barbecue. Parsons also told the board he was asked by the city to hold a public forum with his funeral home's neighbours just days before the vote took place. He said that was an impractical request, given such short notice and it would have had to be held on a weekend. Parsons does want to hold a public forum and will if he gets another chance to add the c...
https://www.thetelegram.com/news/local/regional-appeal-board-deliberating-corner-brook-city-councils-denial-of-country-haven-crematorium-plans-243371/