Daycare gets the thumbs up

Residents in the Mount Carson Avenue area may soon have an additional childcare option after a recent city council approval.

A property owner submitted an application to run a daycare centre on Maisonneuve Drive with a proposed operations schedule of Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

A notice of the application was posted to the City’s website and published in the newspaper on April 13, and was also circulated by mail to 144 residents, businesses, and property owners within a 150-metre radius of the proposed business.

Deputy Mayor Nicole Kieley noted that a public briefing session was scheduled for May 1st but was cancelled due to lack of interest. She added the development permit will still be subject to Mount Pearl’s development regulations and a number of provincial and municipal guidelines.

‘It’s always great to see new childcare facilities open up in an area that is greatly needed,” Kieley said. “Certainly, it’ll bring some relief and some options for parents that are in need of childcare, and what better way than to open something right in your neighborhood.”

Chad Feehan, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Shoreline News