About Charles Pender

Welcome!

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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.

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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

Street Paving Program Moves to Westside

FullSizeRender-7The city’s $3.7 million street paving program for 2016 is in full swing. Contractors have completed their work in the Curling area of the city and have now moved to the Westside of the city.

The city’s paving contractor, Marine Contractors, has already milled much of Lundrigan Drive in the Lundrigan Drive Business Park in preparation for paving.

IMG_2877As well, upper Sunnyslope Drive has been milled with a section of the sub-grade materials having had to be replaced prior to paving. This road is still closed to through traffic.

Dyke’s Road off O’connell Drive has been milled as well as Oake’s Rd., upper Country Rd., and sections of Green Garden Rd and Hendon Drive.

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Our Contractor paved Country Road today and has moved on to pave Green Garden Road this afternoon.

There is still a significant amount of work to do. We ask motorists to use caution in these areas or to avoid if possible.

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Daily updates are issued by the city on our website and through our social media to alert the public as Marine Contractors moves from one street to another.

 

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