About Charles Pender



I am the youngest son of Ruth (Dicks) and Bill Pender. My father owned and operated a small plumbing and heating business on Caribou Road in Corner Brook for over 50 years.

Corner Brook was formed in 1956 as a community of communities. While we have grown since then, Curling, Humbermouth, Townsite and the Westside have each maintained their distinct identity and character which adds to the richness and diversity of life in Corner Brook.  I myself was born and raised in the Humbermouth area of the city.

My wife Nathalie and I have been married for 20 years and have two teenage children, Marie and Thomas. Our dog Shadow and pet rabbit Pebbles are also very much part of our family.


For 30 years, I have worked as an educator and educational leader in places like Burgeo, Baie Verte, Gander and, for the past 20 years, Corner Brook.

When I first offered myself for City Council in 1997, it was because I love this city, its beauty, and diversity. It is my home and the place that Nathalie and I chose as the best place to live, work, and raise our children, and that feeling has never changed. Nathalie moved here with me shortly after we were married, sight unseen, and is as in love with it as I am.

IMG_9547I felt very fortunate to have been elected as a city councillor in 1997 and again in 2003. In 2005, I was honoured to be elected Mayor.

I believe that I can offer the city strong leadership and a clear vision, as I have demonstrated in my public record of community involvement and public service.

On Tuesday, September 24, 2013, I was once again honoured to have been elected for a second time as Mayor of the beautiful city of Corner Brook.

Recent Posts

City Developping Wastewater Strategic Plan

img_4564The City of Corner Brook is developing a strategic plan to identify the optimum overall wastewater system needs leading to the provision of sewage treatment for the City in accordance with the Government of Canada Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations.

In 2005 the City commissioned a study of the existing and future sewage treatment needs of the community and alternatives for disposal into the Humber Arm. The recommendations from that study involved a phased approach with various strategies to meet the environmental regulations of that time.

img_4518-1With the new Federal Government regulations now established, the City has reevaluated the 2005 study and existing systems and is developing a strategic plan for our wastewater system that will meet the new regulations while minimizing the overall life cycle costs.

Last week, I visited a number of existing wastewater treatment facilities in Nova Scotia and new Brunswick along with city staff  in order to see first hand the various treatment options and to learn more about the different technologies available and in particular the capital and long term operating costs of each type of plant.

img_4555-1This information, along with the substantial work already completed on evaluating our wastewater system, is bringing the city closer to selecting the best option and location for the construction of a wastewater treatment plant for Corner Brook.

The City of Corner Brook is working hard on developing a viable, efficient and affordable wastewater treatment system that will meet the new federal wastewater guidelines. Once the plan is finalized and adopted by council, we will apply for funding with both the provincial and federal governments to make this project a reality as soon as possible.



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