Christmas greetings from the Southwest coast


Brian Button
Brian Button is the Mayor of Channel-Port aux Basques. - Submitted photo

ROSE BLANCHE - HARBOUR LE COU

The Christmas season is upon us, and as we prepare to celebrate this festive time of year, I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

Once again, 2021 has been another difficult year with the pandemic still lingering among us. However, no matter what the challenges our little community endures, our residents always find ways to pull together to overcome adversity. I am proud to represent and call this little community home. I strongly believe that we will come through these trying times more resilient than ever.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our staff and volunteers who dedicate their time to provide services to our community. A small town such as ours depends heavily on these groups and individuals. I thank them immensely for all their hard work and valuable time.

On behalf of Council and staff, I extend my warmest wishes and blessings to the residents of our community. May the spirit of this wonderful season be with you and your loved ones throughout the holidays. May 2022 be a peaceful, healthy and prosperous year for all! Be safe and please don’t drink and drive.

Mayor Jennifer Keeping & Council

BURNT ISLANDS

As another year comes to an end its time to reflect and reminisce over the preceding year. Our community has drawn together even closer, and we have accomplished more than ever before. It is a time of year to establish aspirations and goals for the New Year.

Christmas is a time to bring family and friends together; it helps us appreciate the love in our lives we often take for granted. It is a time for sharing and caring for each other, and those less fortunate than ourselves. May the true meaning of the holiday season fill your heart and home with many blessings.

On behalf of Council, and employees at the Town of Burnt Islands, we wish you and your families a safe, peaceful, and joyful Holidays.

Town of Burnt Islands

ISLE AUX MORTS

It is hard to believe that it is already time to say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. What an awesome year we have had here in Isle Aux Morts.

As we celebrate this holiday season, We hope you will continue to spend time with family and friends. Let us use this time to reflect and count our blessings. The greatest gift we could exchange this season is to serve one another. The council asks you all to remember your neighbours at this time of year, especially the elderly and those who live alone.

We would also like to extend a special welcome to those who have come home to Isle Aux Morts to be with their families and hope that you have a wonderful time.

Our very best wishes go to those who are sick at home or in hospital this Christmas and we wish you a speedy recovery.

To all who are spending Christmas away from town this year, but who may be reading this message on the Internet, we would like to extend Christmas greetings from Isle Aux Morts.

From my family and the families of Town Council and your dedicated town staff, we wish your family all the love and blessings of the season.

We look forward with anticipation to another great year in 2022.

Mayor Nelson Lillington

PORT AUX BASQUES

The Christmas season is once again upon us and as we prepare for the holiday season we can reflect on the past year and look forward to the year ahead. Christmas is a time to spend with family and friends, renew old acquaintances and make new ones. Although this has been another challenging year dealing with the ongoing pandemic and most recently the road washouts, we remain positive for a better and brighter year to come.

This past September we saw a new council elected and I want to take this time to thank the previous Mayor and councillors for their leadership, especially during the pandemic and over the past four years. During the past year we have seen various capital works and paving projects carried out in town which has enhanced and improved the infrastructure in our community. We will continue in the upcoming construction season with other approved projects and the construction of the affordable senior housing project with groundwork already started. This past year we also saw new businesses start and groundwork break for the new Marine Atlantic building and the ongoing construction of Earl’s Place.

The 2022 Come Home Year celebrations will take place from July 28-Aug 06. This Come Home year has been long awaited and we look forward to family and friends heading home after so much time apart and celebrate this much needed time together. We encourage you to book your vacation and put your plans in place early, there is going to be a time here at home and we want you to be a part of it!

As Christmas day approaches, I would like to send special greetings to those who are not able to travel home, our military serving, our veterans, those in the hospital, those less fortunate and of course our seniors. Remember, as you are preparing this Christmas season, think of other families who may be in need or need our support.

If you are able, give graciously to our local food banks and any Christmas drives.

I would like to take this opportunity to send a special Christmas greeting to all of our staff members, volunteer fire department, our project employees and all their families. You all do a tremendous job on behalf of your community, thank you for all that you do!

On behalf of my family and the families of the entire council we would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and safe New Year! God bless and stay safe!

Mayor Brian Button

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