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 of Corner Brook 2017 Budget

City Hall new 3Corner Brook’s annual budget outlines how tax dollars and funding will be invested to provide the services that you value, such as the operation and maintenance of streets, street markings and street lights, snow clearing, parks, sport fields and recreation programs, Civic Centre operations, protective services including Fire and emergency Services, Municipal Police and Animal Control; Planning, Development and Engineering services, the provision of municipal drinking water, garbage collection, and much more.

Property taxes help fund a large part of the budget. The City also prepares multi-year capital budgets to plan for capital infrastructure replacement and renewal and other capital priorities as determined by City Council.

The City’s 2017 Budget as well as all of it’s financial reports are available to the public, including annual financial statements, gas tax funding agreements and statements of financial information are available on line.

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