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 Preparing for Heavy Rainfall

a3c4d7b6-b7f1-4746-9681-ecc6f7f5ad5a_500The Government of Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for significant rainfall of between 30 to 50 mm and strong winds expected this weekend in Corner brook and area.

The City of Corner Brook is preparing and being proactive to minimize situations that may arise due to heavy rain. We are monitoring weather conditions and crews will be on stand-by to deal with weather related situations.

A foreperson will be on call 24 hours a day to respond to emergencies and city crews will be on alert and taking the following actions to deal with potential severe weather:

· ensuring all headwalls are clear of debris

. removing leaves from catch basins here possible

· ensuring sandbags are filled and available

· stocking trucks with additional flood control equipment

· contacting contractors to determine availability of equipment

· preparing barricades and warning signs

· testing and charging all portable radios

Clogged storm drains can cause flooding of roads and private property. If there is a stream, brook, drain, or culvert on or near your property please help keep it clear, examine it regularly, and let us know if it needs attention and secure any items that could be carried away by strong winds and potentially cause damage.

twitter-nl-flooding-17034Motorists should be cautious while driving during heavy rainfall. Please slow down to minimize the potential to hydroplane. Motorists should also give themselves extra time to arrive to their destination, as unexpected street flooding might force traffic detours.


We encourage citizens to call our Customer Service Line at 637-1666, to report any signs of flooding or other hazards related to city infrastructure. All calls for service will be evaluated and responded to in order of priority.

For medical, police and fire emergencies call 911.

Weather forecasts can be found at http://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/nl-41_metric_e.html

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