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August 23, 2022

Water disruption - Postponed

The water supply shut-off that was scheduled for August 23 has been postponed.


A technical issue has delayed the scheduled maintenance. The Town of Fortune apologizes for this inconvenience.

The new date of the shut-off will be announced at a later time.

August 22, 2022

Water disruption - August 23, 2022

The Town of Fortune is performing critical maintenance involving a pump replacement at the Town Water Supply

Water services will be shut off starting at 8:00 AM. Exact duration of shut-off is difficult to determine. Check social media for updates.

Prior to shut-off, residents should fill bathtubs with water needed for flushing & drinking and TURN OFF power to hot water boilers.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TURN ON TAPS DURING SHUT-OFF or this could result in hammerlock and breakage to the main water line!

We apologize for any inconvenience and ask for your patience. Please inform friends and family who have no internet access.


June 15, 2022

Call for bids - Road Upgrades

Project No. 83-2022-7691

The Town of Fortune is accepting bids for paving/construction companies to upgrade 4100m^2 of roads by recapping asphalt and milling of roads within the town.

Please send SEALED submissions stating pricing, start and end dates, and company certification (ex. Insurance, CORR., etc.,) to the following address:

Town of Fortune

P.O. Box 125

Fortune, NL

A0E 1P0

Closing date: July 8th, 2022, 12:00 PM

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May 9, 2022

St. Pierre COVID requirement

Legendary Coasts of Eastern Newfoundland has issued an advisory to tourists heading to St. Pierre et Miquelon:

In order to be considered fully vaccinated for the purpose of traveling to Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, travelers must now present proof of two vaccine doses plus a booster dose. Non-vaccinated travelers may travel to Saint-Pierre et Miquelon for essential purposes only.  Please be sure to inform travelers who are planning to visit Saint-Pierre et Miquelon that they must present proof of three doses for entry to the territory."

detailed information, visit the Prefet de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon website.

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March 28, 2022

Fortune Day

2022 has been declared a Come Home Year by the government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

After two years of COVID restrictions, the Town of Fortune is organizing a Fortune Day for July 23, inviting people to COME BACK home.

Furthermore, the Feller From Fortune International Festival will be back for three days of fun, July 15-17.

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March 1, 2022

Winter Carnival - Scavenger Hunt

The 2022 Winter Carnival is underway. It kicked off on Sunday with a Brunch at the Lions Club and the Opening Ceremony was held at Fortune Arena with a Free Skate hosted by the Town of Fortune and the Grand Bank CYN.

Yesterday was the Outdoor Scavenger Hunt when the children ran around town taking pictures of the required items. Prizes were provided by Brighter Futures, Fortune Recreation Commission and Pizza Twice.


Congratulations to the winners!

1st place - Kirby Osmond

2nd place - Tonya Marshall

3rd place - Stephen Hillier

Photo Credit: Jen Stacey

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February 25, 2022

Winter Carnival

The  Winter Carnival will be held in Fortune from February 27 to March 5. The schedule of events is listed in the picture below, on the Town of Fortune Facebook Page, and brochures will be distributed to residents through the mail.

Congratulations to Emma Stacey for submitting the winning entry of the Winter Carnival Slogan Contest.

"Let's have fun, it's long overdue at Winter Carnival 2022"

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February 4, 2022

Winter Carnival Slogan Contest

A Winter Carnival will be held in Fortune from February 28 to March 5.  A contest has been launched, asking people to submit a slogan for the event in the form of a video. A grand prize of $100 will be awarded to the winner. Videos will be posted on the Tik Tok website and the links to them are to be forwarded via email to the Town Hall.


Submission Deadline:

Monday, February 14


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November 3, 2021

Lottery Licensing Regulations

EngageNL has issued this notice:

"Digital Government and Service NL (DGSNL) is looking for feedback on possible changes to the Lottery Licensing Regulations, which regulate charitable gaming in Newfoundland and Labrador. These types of lotteries include bingo, ticket sales, games of chance, sports lotteries, break-open lotteries and Monte Carlo lotteries that are for charitable or religious purposes.


While we recognize that municipalities are not eligible for a charitable lottery license, there are organizations within the community that have done so. To assist in providing all organizations, and community members, an opportunity to participate in the consultations, we are asking municipalities to post a link to the questionnaire on their website."


Please click the link below to complete the questionnaire by December 10, 2021, to provide input for consultations.


September 29, 2021

Town of Fortune 2021 Municipal Election Results


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July 29, 2021

Town of Fortune Municipal Election 2021



March 20, 2020

Provincial information re: Covid-19 can be obtained on this website:


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March 19, 2020

Town of Fortune Corona Virus revised precautions now in effect


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March 18, 2020

Town of Fortune Corona Virus precautions now in effect


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January 7, 2020

Job Opportunities at Ocean Choice International



December 23, 2019

Snow Clearing Policy now in effect!


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December 18, 2019

Merry Christmas!


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November 22, 2019

"Still Standing" with Jonny Harris


In the Autumn of 2018, actor and comedian Jonny Harris and the crew of his CBC television show “Still Standing” came to Fortune to shoot an episode about it.

The show features Mr. Harris travelling to towns all over Canada that have been through a lot of hardships, but they keep moving forward. Mr. Harris talks with the citizens to hear the struggles their towns have overcome to keep hanging on, and he caps it off with a stand-up comedy act in front of a large map of Canada where he praises the towns and their people.

The episode aired on CBC on October 21. Here is a link to the episode on the CBC website.

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March 13, 2019

Wendel Clark & Friends.

Get your tickets!! March 26th is just around the corner. 🏒🏒

Wendel's friends include: 

Gary Leeman; Colton Orr; Chris Kotsopoulos; Lucien Deblois; Ed Hospodar; Chris Nilan; Darren Langdon; Terry Ryan and Roy Nolan.

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