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  Newfoundland and Labrador - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The island was later inhabited by the Mi'kmaq and the Beothuks.
Newfoundland received a colonial assembly in 1832, which was and still is referred to as the House of Assembly, after a fight led by reformers William Carson, Patrick Morris and John Kent.
Newfoundland's long-standing Labrador boundary dispute with Canada was resolved to the satisfaction of Newfoundland and Canada (but not Quebec, the province that bordered Labrador) with the ruling, on April 1, 1927 by the Imperial Privy Council.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Newfoundland_and_Labrador   (2668 words)

  
 Newfoundland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Newfoundland (French: Terre-Neuve; Irish: Talamh an Éisc; Latin: Terra Nova) is a large island off the northeast coast of North America, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Newfoundland is separated from the Labrador Peninsula by the Strait of Belle Isle and from Cape Breton Island by the Cabot Strait.
Newfoundland shares a border with France, as the nearby islands of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon are French-ruled territory.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Newfoundland   (2549 words)

  
 Newfoundland Outport: Newfoundland History
Newfoundland, one of the four Atlantic provinces of Canada, consisting of the island of Newfoundland and, on the mainland, a coastal portion of the Labrador region.
In the eastern part of the island of Newfoundland, the climate is moderated by marine influences, and winters are much milder and summers are warmer and longer.
Newfoundland is represented in the Canadian Parliament by six senators appointed for life by the federal government, and seven elected members of the House of Commons.
www.durham.net /~kburt/NewfoundlandHistory.html   (3787 words)

  
 The island interior (from Newfoundland and Labrador) --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
It embraces the great peninsula of northern Quebec and Newfoundland, an area of approximately 625,000 square miles (1,620,000 square km) that is bounded by the Hudson Strait (north), Atlantic Ocean (east), Gulf of St. Lawrence and Eastmain River (south), and the Hudson Bay (west).
In 1949 the coast of Labrador and the adjacent island of Newfoundland became the tenth...
Labrador as a political entity is the mainland portion of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador...
www.britannica.com /eb/article-43057?tocId=43057   (816 words)

  
 About Newfoundland and Labrador
The province consists of two sections, the island of Newfoundland and the mainland portion of Labrador separated by the Strait of Belle Isle.
The island is situated at the mouth of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and is the most easterly Canadian province.
Animals native to the island are the fl bear, woodland caribou, otter, muskrat, fox, and lynx.
ca.geocities.com /jabrams752@rogers.com/nfld/nfld.html   (2356 words)

  
 Newfoundland
The province of Newfoundland and Labrador consists of Labrador, on Canada's mainland northeast of Quebec, and the island of Newfoundland, southeast of Labrador.
Eventually Newfoundland came into view, still off in the distance, hilly, with snow on the peaks.
Cabot Tower was built on Signal Hill in 1897 to commemorate John Cabot's discovery of Newfoundland in 1497 and Queen Victoria's sixtieth year of reign.
www.people.cornell.edu /pages/ab18/newfoundland.htm   (1633 words)

  
 COASTAL SAFARI NEWFOUNDLAND
The majority of people living on the island of Newfoundland are the descendants of people who came from the West Country of England and Ireland.
Newfoundland English is very distinct as you will see from checking out the Newfoundland Dictionary.The biggest wave of immigrants arrived at the beginning of the nineteenth century.
For most of it's history Newfoundland was a colony of England and the majority of people were engaged in the fishery.From 1500 until the introduction of the frozen fish industry after 1945, cod was split, salted and sun dried on wooden flakes.
www.coastalsafari.com /NEWFOUNDLAND.htm   (935 words)

  
 Sandra's Fogo Island Page
For those of you not from Newfoundland, you may not have heard that the people from the capital city of St.
However, Fogo Island is one of the nicest places I have ever visited in Newfoundland.
Fogo Island is in Notre Dame Bay on the northeastern part of the island of Newfoundland.
www.io.com /~sjohn/sandra/fogo.htm   (1304 words)

  
 Vacations that Mattter - Contact
Newfoundland and Labrador is made up of the island of Newfoundland and a mainland area, Labrador, which is north east of the province of Quebec.
Most towns on the Island of Newfoundland are near the sea, since early settlers made their living from the sea.
Because the province is so large and the Island of Newfoundland is in the Atlantic Ocean, the weather can vary greatly from one part of the province to another.
www.baccalieu.com /vacationsthatmatter/nl.htm   (455 words)

  
 Dog Owner's Guide Profile: The Newfoundland
Equally at home in water or on land, the Newfoundland was large enough to pull in a drowning man or to break the ice as he dove into the frigid northern ocean.
A responsible Newfoundland breeder will welcome your visit, and will guarantee, in writing, against hip dysplasia and other congenital defects, including a heart defect known as subaortic stenosis, a condition that is a problem for the breed.
A Newfoundland requires thorough combing once a week (more during shedding season), and requires a fair amount of brisk exercise with you; otherwise he will probably be just as happy to lie around becoming unhealthy, fat, and lazy.
www.canismajor.com /dog/newf.html   (1956 words)

  
 Newfoundland And Labrador Guide - Canada - General Information - World Travel Guide Provided By Columbus Travel ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
It consists of the Island of Newfoundland and the mainland plateau region of Labrador which borders the province of Québec.
The province stretches approximately 1700km (1063 miles) north to south, and has approximately 17,000km (10,625 miles) of coastline, much of it rugged and heavily indented with bays and fjords.
The interior of Newfoundland is a combination of forest, heath, lakes and rivers spread over a terrain that ranges from mountainous in the west to rolling hills in the centre and east.
www.worldtravelguide.net /data/nfl/nfl.asp   (182 words)

  
 Newfoundland
The island of Newfoundland and the land of Labrador are one province.
Elliston, Newfoundland, it the root cellar capital of the world and they have a plaque to prove it.
Johns is by far the largest city on Newfoundland and also has the oldest commercial district.
www.tarcoinc.com /newfoundland.html   (2023 words)

  
 Newfoundland Act
In accordance with the preceding section the provisions of the Newfoundland Act, 1933, other than section three thereof (which relates to guarantee of certain securities of Newfoundland) shall be repealed as from the coming into force of the said Terms of Union.
The Province of Newfoundland and Labrador shall be entitled to be represented in the Senate by six members, and in the House of Commons by seven members out of a total membership of two hundred and sixty-two.
Newfoundland public works and property not transferred to Canada by or under these Terms will remain the property of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
www.solon.org /Constitutions/Canada/English/nfa.html   (3108 words)

  
 Newfoundland and Labrador
A haven for the creative and performing arts inspired by a passion for the landscape and a fascinating history.
Newfoundland scenery is outstanding, and there are several parks, streams, and lakes to be experienced.
Shopping in Newfoundland and Labrador is a unique experience for visitors in that it offers the quaint keepsakes of a...
www.newfoundland.com   (240 words)

  
 Atlantic Canada - Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland
The island of Newfoundland, and the mainland frontier region of Labrador make up the largest entity of Atlantic Canada.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Cycling Route Database is the repository of collected observations about cycling in the province.
Click on the picture to learn about this year's exciting Newfoundland Bicycle Tour, to be held along the coast of the Great Northern Peninsula in Western Newfoundland.
www.atl-canadacycling.com /newfoundland   (355 words)

  
 Newfoundland Videos - Bell Island - Another Time, Another Place
It was the discovery of iron ore in the 1800's which created the permanent settlement of the island.
It gives a historical perspective of the island and follows the development of the mining industry from its beginnng in 1895 to its closure in 1966.
This video also explores present-day Bell Island inclduing natural scenery, points of interest and several of the island's attractions.
www.tidespoint.com /videos/bell_island.shtml   (150 words)

  
 Newfoundland and Labrador --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
When Vikings from Greenland wintered in Newfoundland about the year 1000, they called it Vinland (Wineland) the Good.
Today, while the inshore fishery is still the economic and social backbone of rural Newfoundland and Labrador, the greatest part of the...
The majority of the population lives on Newfoundland, with less than 6 percent of the population residing in Labrador.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article?tocId=9276063&query=queen   (866 words)

  
 Oak Island
Imagine yourself walking through the trees of a wooded island rumored to hide buried pirate treasure.
This is the story of Oak Island, Nova Scotia, one the most frustrating and intriguing mysteries of all time.
A man was scalded to death by an exploding boiler.
www.activemind.com /Mysterious/Topics/OakIsland   (781 words)

  
 The Genealogy of the Normores of Bell Island, Newfoundland
The first settler on Bell Island in Newfoundland was Gregory Normore (1717-1783) who appears to have emigrated from the Isle of Jersey in the Channel Islands about 1740.
This hill was on the East End of Bell Island where there was plenty of warm sun and sheltered by high cliffs.
Portugal Cove is the mainland side of the Bell Island ferry which is probably the closest town to the island.
best-spot.com /Normore   (1122 words)

  
 Family Names Of Newfoundland
A midlands and southern surname traced by Guppy in Devon, Nottinghamshire and Wiltshire, and by MacLysaght in Ulster.
Archives T18); Solomon, of Three Arms Island (Twillingate district), 1846 (DPHW 86); William, planter of Lance Cove (now Brownsdale), 1852 (DPHW 33); William, of Little Bay Islands, 1859 (DPHW 42); William, fisherman of Burin, 1860 (DPHW 100); George, of Twillingate, 1871 (Lovell).
Found widespread by Guppy, in Devon by Spiegelhalter, in Dumpriesshire by Black (where it is pronounced Walls), and mainly in notheast Ulster by MacLysaght, though in munster and Leinster in the thirteenth century.
home.earthlink.net /~lkstrong/ERSeary.htm   (1477 words)

  
 Where do you want to go birding in Newfoundland and Labrador today?
seabird sanctuary located on these islands which are situated approximately 5 km off the coast from the community of Witless Bay, 32 km south of St. John's on Route 10.
These Canadian provinces have much to attract both birders and non-birders alike—dark Acadian woodlands and boreal forests; ruggedly scenic coastlines; the greatest array of seabirds in the North Atlantic; mammals such as whales, caribou, and moose; the rich history of St. John's; excellent seafood cuisine; and cool mid-summer temperatures.
The island of Newfoundland, the world's tenth largest, not only has vast numbers of nesting seabirds lining its cliffs, but pelagic species also concentrate in its offshore waters.
www.camacdonald.com /birding/canewfoundland.htm   (851 words)

  
 Newfoundland Books - Family Names of the island of Newfoundland - Tide's Point Marketplace
In an extensive introduction E.R.Seary discusses the historic and linguistic origins of Newfoundland surnames and their cultural sources - notably English, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, French, Syrian, Lebanese and Micmac.
The body of the work is a dictionary of family names, which includes variant spellings and cross-references, countries of origin and meaning.
Newfoundland's most common surnames and places named after families are also identified.
www.tidespoint.com /books/seary.shtml   (145 words)

  
 Newfoundland and Labrador Info
There are 12 other major sea islands which when combined with the Island of Newfoundland have a total area of 111 365 km
Industry Minister Brian Tobin, former premier of Newfoundland, tabled a resolution in Parliament on Friday to adopt the name change.
The Newfoundland legislature adopted a similar resolution in April, 1999, and Premier Roger Grimes welcomed the federal move.
canadainfolink.ca /nfldmap.htm   (613 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Books: Family names of the island of Newfoundland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Seary's in-depth study of nearly three thousand family names of Newfoundland, arose from his work on the study of place names of the island.
The sources of his information are vast as he quotes from scholarly works from England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, France and the Channel Islands as well as the many censuses taken in Newfoundland since 1675 in his attempt to get at the origin of the name.
Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland attempts to trace each name to a geographical origin in England, France, Ireland, etc. as well as trace its linguistic origin.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0773517820   (402 words)

  
 Random Island Web Page
Random Island is about "twenty-two miles long, nine miles wide on the eastern end, four miles in the middle and ten miles wide on the western end." It is the largest island in Newfoundland.
There are over two hundred and fifty ponds on Random Island; meaning that aproximately one half of the island is made up of water.
The highest point of land is called Ginpicker Hill, about halfway between Deer Harbour and Lower Lance Cove.
www.angelfire.com /ri/randomisland/links.html   (87 words)

  
 Map of the island of Newfoundland, 1768: Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage
Map of the island of Newfoundland, 1768: Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage
This 18th-century English map of Newfoundland shows the limits of the French Shore, as specified in the Treaty of Utrecht (1713) and Treaty of Versailles (1783).
From Peter Neary and Patrick O'Flaherty, Part of the Main: An Illustrated History of Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John's, Newfoundland: Breakwater Books, ©1983) 41.
www.heritage.nf.ca /exploration/1768_map.html   (93 words)

  
 Find in a Library: Family names of the Island of Newfoundland
Find in a Library: Family names of the Island of Newfoundland
Subjects: Names, Personal -- Newfoundland and Labrador -- Newfoundland, Island of.
WorldCat is provided by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. on behalf of its member libraries.
worldcatlibraries.org /wcpa/ow/cb98c24003899555a19afeb4da09e526.html   (59 words)

  
 Bird Island Resort - Newfoundland - Bird Island Resort Reviews - TripAdvisor
This is a motel with some self-catering units on the Cape Shore route in the Avalon region of Newfoundland....
Find out about other Newfoundland hotels, or check out Newfoundland hotel deals!
Explore our site to find travel information and unbiased reviews on Newfoundland tourism, attractions, maps and much more.
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