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Sign our Website Guest Book !!
Let us know how much you enjoyed your visit to Winterton. Publish your experiences for others to read. We plan to preserve guest book entries for many years to follow.. [View Guest Book]
Posted: April 11, 2014 4:23 pm NFLD

Review Our Town Council Minutes
Winterton residents are encouraged to review our town council minutes, which will be regularly posted on our town website. Your suggestions are very important to us. Please email your feedback or call (709) 583-2010. We look forward to your participation. [View Minutes]
Posted: Oct 21, 2012 9:35 pm NFLD

Perfect Destination for Visitors
Situated on Trinity Bay - on the western side of the Avalon Peninsula on Newfoundland's east coast, Winterton makes a perfect destination for visitors. We offer a large RV Park, scenic hiking trails and so much more. Make the town of Winterton part of your Newfoundland vacation - you'll be glad you did.  [View Our Attractions]
Posted: Oct 21, 2012 8:51 pm NFLD

Maritime Heritage of Winterton
The town of Winterton has a rich maritime heritage of fishing. Winterton (known as Scilly Cove) was first settled in the 1600’s. The first known census was taken in 1675. At that time, there were three planters, forty servants and eight boats recorded in the town. [More Details]
Posted: Oct 19, 2012 7:37 pm NFLD

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Mayor - Mark Sheppard

Mayor Mark Sheppard Originally from Gander, NL. Moved to Winterton in 2006 with his wife to help manage her family’s fish processing business.

Mayor Sheppard attended Memorial University where he was awarded a Bachelor of Commerce degree (B. Comm. co-op) in 1999. In 2006, Mayor Sheppard was awarded a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Durham University in the UK.

Mayor Sheppard has worked in various government and private organizations in Canada, Ireland and Qatar since starting his career.

First elected to council in the fall of 2009, Mark was elected mayor of Winterton in 2012. Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons.

Mayor Sheppard is also the Chair of the Finance Committee and town's representative.

Deputy Mayor - David Reid

Deputy Mayor David Reid Was born and raised in Winterton. Married with two children and has two grandchildren.

Deputy Mayor Reid has worked at a local processing plant for over 30 years. Sits on several committees with the Town of Winterton, including the Roads & Lights, liaison with the Fire Department and the Recreation Commission.

Deputy Mayor Reid was elected to council 11 years ago.

During his time off, Deputy Mayor Reid enjoys spending time at his cabin.

Councilor - Hilda Green

Councilor Hilda Green Was born in New Harbour, NL, and moved to Winterton in 1967. Married with five children and eleven grandchildren.

Councilor Hilda Green moved to Labrador in 1997 and moved back to Winterton from Labrador in 2004 when her husband retired.

She currently works for a processing plant. Is currently a member on the Winterton Recreation Commission and a member on the Heritage Board.

Councilor Green was elected to The Town Council of Winterton in 2012.

Councilor - Gary Hiscock

Councilor Gary Hiscock Was born in Buchans, NL, and moved to Winterton in 1964. Married with two children and four grandchildren.

In 1969 Councilor Hiscock started a general store business. Then in 1979 decided to become involved in the fishery and passed the business over to his wife.

Currently a member on the Winterton Volunteer Fire Department, Chairman with the Fishermen’s Community, Chairman with the Community Stage, Member on the Board of Management with the Trinity United Church and Director with the Harbour Authority. Sits on several committees with the Town of Winterton, including the Financial, Roads & Lights and Hiring.

Councilor Hiscock was elected to The Town Council of Winterton in 2009.

Councilor - Charles Reid

Councilor Charles Reid Charles was born in Winterton and has lived here all of his life. Married and has extended family now grown up and has many grandchildren.

He previously served on council from 1989-1997 and served as mayor for a period of this time. He was re-elected to council in the September 2013 general election.

He also serves on a number of committees of council.

Councilor - Zoe Doucet

Councilor Zoe DoucetZoe, was born in Quinan, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia in a family of twelve children. She received her education on Quinan, Moncton and Halifax, where she obtained her certification for a Licensed Practical Nurse. She worked in Halifax, Quebec City and Montreal prior to moving to Newfoundland in 1972. She then worked at Carbonear General Hospital for 25 Years.

In 1975, she was elected as Councilor in the Town of Winterton; the first woman to be elected. During that same time she organized the Girl Guides and the Boy Scouts Groups in the town.

In 1987 she was elected as Trustee on the Avalon North School Board, a position she held for seven years, four of those as Chairperson and the first woman to hold that position.

Zoe retired in 2001. Since then she has been involved in many Volunteer capacities; she served ten years as an usher at the Princess Sheila Nageira Theater in Carbonear. She served on the committee of the Seniors Resource Centre Satellite Office and as a community peer support volunteer for that organization.

In 2005, she was elected as Area Director for Avalon North with the Provincial 50+ Federation, a position she held until 2016. In 2013, she was elected as Member at Large with the National Pensioners & Seniors Citizens Federation; a position she held for three years.

In her spare time, Zoe enjoys long walks especially on Nature Trails, loves to dance, she also enjoys sewing, quilting, reading and other Volunteer work.

Since her two children Mark and Shirley live and work in Newfoundland, she appreciates the time spent with them and her two granddaughters when they visit from the Mainland.

Zoe was acclaimed as Councilor in the Town of Winterton on August 30th, 2017.

For more information, please visit us at the Town of Winterton Municipal Building located on Hiscocks Lane. Contact us via email - or by phone at (709) 583-2010.

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