July 26-28 Ternua 2017
Basque Festival in the Square July 27. Departure of rowing crew for Saint Pierre July 28.
Canadian Citizenship ceremony
At the Placentia Arts Centre at 11:45 a.m.
Voices of Placentia Bay Festival
Kitchen Party at Freshwater Community Centre Aug. 4. Festival in the Square Aug. 5 from 2-11 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Church and brunch at the Star Hall Aug. 6.
Come Home Year New Perlican
Celebrating Come Home Year in New Perlican. For details contact the Town of New Perlican at 583-2500.
Placentia Area Historical Society Annual Tea Party
At the O’Reilly House Museum 2 p.m.
Mayor’s March for Heart and Stroke
At the Placentia Town Square at 7 p.m.
Old Perlican Celebrations
A week of events and activities. Visit www.townofoldperlican.ca or the Facebook page for the events schedule.
Placentia Family Fun Day
At Ferndale Veterans Park from 1-3 p.m.
Carbonear Legion chase the ace
At the Royal Canadian Legion, Carbonear, every Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. with the draw taking place at 9 p.m. For info call 596-3691.
New Hope Al-ANON
Meets every Tuesday 7:30 p.m. at the U-Turn Addictions Centre in Carbonear, at 46 Powell Drive. A 12-step recovery program for relatives and friends of alcoholics.
The Trinity Conception NAR-ANON Family Group offers a 12-step program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of their addiction. We always maintain personal anonymity. Meetings Wednesday nights, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the U-Turn Addictions Centre, 46 Powell Drive, in Carbonear. For information, call 786-1797 after 5 p.m.
TD Summer Reading Club in Carbonear
Registration for the TD Summer Reading Club is ongoing at Carbonear Public Library. Story Time will be on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. and Saturday at 1:30 p.m. for ages 0-6, and the Junior Reading Club will be Thursdays at 3 p.m. and Fridays at 1 p.m. for ages 7-12. The program will run until Aug. 12 and features fun stories, songs and crafts every class. For more information, come by the Library during regular business hours or call 5963382. We hope to see you there!
ST. JOHN’S, NL — A Supreme Court justice has denied a landowner’s request for an interlocutory injunction to prevent the Town of Bay Roberts and the public from accessing a portion of a local walking trail.
The decision handed down Monday, July 17 by Justice Rosalie McGrath in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador is linked to an ongoing case disputing the ownership of land associated with the Bay Roberts Shoreline Heritage Walk at Mad Rocks.
Vincent Jones, the plaintiff in both court matters, contends portions of the trail plus the parking lot and a road leading to it are on his property, which was purchased in 1980.
Jones filed a lawsuit in 2014 against the Town of Bay Roberts and the Bay Roberts Heritage Society seeking compensation and an order to prevent both parties from accessing the land and promoting its public use.
The application for the interlocutory injunction was filed almost two years ago, with three hearing dates held in March, June and September of 2016.
In her decision, McGrath looked at evidence related to the ownership claims, though she added a final decision on that dispute would ultimately be left to the Supreme Court justice handling the other case’s trial.
While the judge did find there was a serious issue to consider at trial, she did not feel the plaintiff would suffer irreparable harm if the injunction were not granted. The judge also determined the balance of convenience did not favour granting an injunction.
However, the judge did offer a word of caution to the town, advising it’s clear the trail, parking lot and road are undoubtedly close to the plaintiff’s boundaries, even if they’re ultimately found not be to within them. Given there’s an ongoing court battle, the judge recommended the town consult with Jones on any potential maintenance work in the area to ensure widening does not take place.
The Bay Roberts Heritage Society started work on the trail near Mad Rock in the mid 1990s, with the town taking over maintenance approximately 10 years ago. The land, which the town zoned for heritage use, cannot be developed.
An aerial view outlining different ownership boundaries identified over the years for disputed land included in the Bay Roberts Shoreline Heritage Walk. The defendants in an interlocutory injunction presented this document in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador last year.