Monday, March 30, 2020

Important Message RE: Self Isolation


Town of Trinity

P.O. Box 42

Trinity, NL A0C 2S0

Tel/Fax: (709) 464-3836



Important Message Re: Covid-19 and Self Isolation after Travelling Back to NL

Hi Everyone

Please note that as of yesterday (Sunday, March 29) that for EVERYONE that has returned to the province (NL) in addition to completing self isolation for the mandatory 14 days it is now REQUIRED to stay on your own property and you are no longer permitted to drive. This is a new requirement as of yesterday. Should you require any assistance with obtaining groceries, medication etc during your time of self isolation please let us know and we will do our best to assist you. 

These are very important updates that the province has made regarding self-isolating and distancing to do our part for flattening the curve. We ask that everyone please heed these regulations that have been put forth to contain the potential spread of COVID-19. 

The Town has also posted some very relevant information, links and resources as provided through the Eastern Health Authority to its Facebook and website ( Please read and use these for more information or assistance should you require any or have any concerns or questions.

For the latest information please visit - 

Stay Safe and Be Kind everyone and let's do our part to combat COVID-19.


Jim Miller
Town of Trinity

Wednesday, March 25, 2020



During this time of uncertainty, challenges of "what if" and "when will this be over" and many other questions and unknowns, I urge everyone to remain calm in this growing and quickly changing crisis. I recognize that it is not easy and I too have many concerns and unanswered questions not only as the Mayor of Trinity, but as a small business owner, an employee of a not-for-profit and a family man with both children and elders to care for during this time. We are all in this together.

As we all know, COVID-19 is in our province and no doubt may soon be in the region, if it's not already. The time is here now to exercise caution, social distancing and isolation, however, in doing so, please also try to remain kind and be positive in your actions and comments.
 As a saying goes, "In a world where you can be anything, be kind."

I have been following the various news releases as well as listening and participating in numerous conference calls and meetings over the past number of days. I have been in communication with government departments, health officials, the Fire Chief, the Royal Bank of Canada and Canada Post Office staff locally. Together we explore the new normal and what supports will be in place for the short and long term as well as ensure the public health and safety of everyone. 

Be certain that discussions have been held and are continuous with government representatives regarding the effect on our tourism industry, small businesses, Town and so on.  I encourage those of you in such sectors and other industries to also get your emails listed with the various representative organizations for your sector like Bonavista Chamber of Commerce, Legendary Coasts, Hospitality NL, Canada Revenue Agency and others for the latest information and supports that are either already available or that are anticipated to come to assist employers and employees during these challenging times.

This virus is unlike anything that we have been through. It has, and will, continue to have an impact on our lives, touching us all in some way, be it directly the infection itself, or indirectly through the financial, mental and social strain resulting from our new reality. The most important thing to remember is follow the health advice that is provided. It has been repeated enough that it's time now to listen and heed it. 

Be kind and calm, remember to self isolate for those of you who may be travelling into the province and region. If you suspect someone is not obeying the 14 days self isolation policy, there is now a reporting system in place by the provincial government. It is within the jurisdiction of the RCMP to deal with these instances and reports of non-compliance with requirements to self isolate

You may also consider ways you can help someone self isolate, like offering to pick up their groceries if you are going to the store anyways, or simply calling them to see if they need to speak with someone.  Not everyone has a support system nearby and we need to be considerate of those who live in self-isolation every day before we even knew Covid-19 existed. In this regards I think mostly of our seniors in our Town and region. We also suggest that all members of our community where possible practice self-isolating and only go out for work if required to  to do so, essential services, to help someone in need or to take a walk at a safe social distance.  This will further protect members of our community who must continue to work and provide essential services such as home care or operating our grocery stores, pharmacies and other services that have been deemed essential by government.

We have always pulled together as a region  (and province) and have gotten through many challenges in the past - Igor, ice storms etc. We have also as not-for-profits, municipalities, business owners and volunteers, gotten through all of these past natural occurrences while achieving great success on many positive regional projects together. I think of Hike Discovery; Cultural Craft Festival, Bonavista Biennale; Roots, Rant and Roars as well as many, many other events and success stories. Even now, we all hold our breath for the eventual decision of hopefully our region becoming the first designated UNESCO Geopark for our province.
I suggest we all Google those positive local stories during our time at home and share those through your social mediums. It is important to remind ourselves of what we have achieved together and think of the possibilities that are yet to come.  We will get through this crisis again as a region and province, keeping in mind that we are all in this together and carefully following the rules that have been laid before us.  

Your cooperation during this time though is essential..... 
Please follow all safety guidelines and for the most up-to-date information related to Covid-19, resources for self isolation, mental health assistance and other resources please visit 

In addition should you have any symptoms of Covid-19 please visit the self assessment tool at this website - 
DO NOT visit a hospital or medical clinic.

I would also like to suggest an idea I was given this morning, which may also be a good practice to begin implementing for your household. Keep a journal of your family's and your own daily interactions when not self-isolating, including the time, place and people present (going to the grocery store, going to work at an essential service…).  With our regular routines suspended, keeping track of dates can be difficult. Having these details recorded may help you feel more in control of your situation and provide better protection for you and your loved ones. If you learn that someone who tested positive for Covid-19 was at a certain place on a certain day, you will have an accurate account of your activities to reference and determine if you need to contact 811 or self-isolate. It can also be an essential tool to help health authorities accurately track and contact individuals you may have encountered, should the need ever arise. 
Together we will get through this.......Stay Safe, Be Positive and Be Kind.

Yours Truly 
Jim Miller
Town of Trinity

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Garbage Collection Town of Trinity

Due to Weather Forecast Garbage will be collected for 
Town of Trinity

Thursday Feb 27, 2020
starting at 8:00 a.m., 

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Wood For Sale

 "wood for sale", 
by the truck load

partly dry, cut last January 
junked up or 8 foot lengths
phone  Eric- 464 2220

Trinity Historical Society Fundraiser

Trinity Historical Society Inc.
 is undertaking a special fundraising project to assist with the refurbishment of the old headstones and the war memorial located in St. Paul’s Anglican churchyard and we are hereby requesting  help from the general membership. 

This initial fundraising effort will involve a ticket drive on an original painting graciously donated by Ed Roche entitled “Dunfield Rocks” which depicts a view of the islands near Dunfield with Bonaventure Head in the background.  

 It is valued at $4800 and the draw will occur August 31, 2020.   The ticket sale prices are $2.00 per ticket or 3 tickets for $5.00.

Lottery License #: 19-10321000LT 

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Leading Ocean Research Has a Trinity Connection

Our very own Paul Snelgrove of Rosewood Suites

 Read from the MUN Gazette about his contributions

 in Ocean Research    

                                       Dr. Paul Snelgrove                            photo: Chris Hammond

Monday, December 9, 2019

Christmas Sing-Along

Residents and Friends of the Trinity Bight
 are invited to join in a 
Social & Sing-Along
at the music room of Sue & Paul Stapleton
West Street
(formally the Town Hall & Library )
Hot chocolate & snacks provided
You are welcome to bring your favorite beverage 

Wednesday December 18 
6:00-8:00 PM

Come sing along and get in the spirit

Thursday, November 7, 2019



Wednesday, October 2, 2019


We are looking for a few volunteers to assist with the Trinity Book Sale at BEDA for Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5
We need volunteers for the following two hour times slots:
Friday, October 4
12 PM – 2 PM
2 PM – 4 PM
4 PM – 6 PM
6 PM – 8 PM
Saturday, October 5
10 AM – 12 PM
12 PM – 2 PM
1 PM – 3 PM
3 PM – 5 PM – Clean Up
Please contact Linda Sweet at either 709-464-3836 or or Jim Miller at 709-464-3599 or

Monday, September 30, 2019

Rosehips to Go

Rosehip Jam, Jelly, Tea, and more
 – a great source of Vitamin C

Lots available for picking from our lower 
patio rose bush to make your own. 
Help yourself while they last.

John and Jan O’Dea

19 West Street, Trinity

Sunday, September 22, 2019


On Saturday, Sept 28th, the Nissan car dealership (Clarenville) 
will be at Bishop White from 10 am - 2 pm to hold a test drive, 
' GO FOR A SPIN'  fundraising event.  

All monies raised will be split equally with our 
Graduating Class of 2020 for their graduation celebration 
and our school Library.

Here’s how it works :
Nissan will have 6 vehicles on site. 
Drivers take a vehicle for a short test drive, with up to four people per test drive. 
NISSAN will donate $20 per individual, to a maximum of $80 per test drive
 for a vehicle of 4 people. 

Each individual will fill out a ballot upon their return from the test drive
there will be a prize draw at the end on a promotional item.
There will also be a BBQ on site with hotdogs, hamburgers, and beverages for sale, 
with all sales proceeds going to the Graduating class.