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  Newfoundland and Labrador - MSN Encarta
Newfoundland and Labrador is the easternmost province in Canada.
Labrador is bordered by Québec province on the south, west, and north; the Atlantic Ocean on the east; and the Strait of Belle Isle on the southeast.
Newfoundland, located southeast of Labrador, meets the Atlantic Ocean on the east and south, the Gulf of St. Lawrence on the west, and the Strait of Belle Isle on the north.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761554355/Newfoundland_and_Labrador.html   (1144 words)

  
 Newfoundland and Labrador
The island of Newfoundland is separated from the Canadian mainland by the Strait of Belle Isle in the north and by the wider Cabot Strait in the south.
The interiors of both Labrador and Newfoundland have a rolling, rugged topography, deeply etched by glacial activity and broken by lakes and swift-flowing rivers.
Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro are the two utilities responsible for generating and distributing electricity.
www.nationsencyclopedia.com /canada/Alberta-to-Nova-Scotia/Newfoundland-and-Labrador.html   (4653 words)

  
  St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John's (2001 census population 99,512, metropolitan population 172,918), is the provincial capital and largest city of Newfoundland and Labrador and the oldest city in Canada.
The 18th century saw major changes in Newfoundland: population growth, beginnings of government, establishment of churches, reinforcement of commercial ties with North America and development of the seal, salmon and banks fisheries.
John's is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of St. John's, and the Anglican Bishop of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/St._John%27s,_Newfoundland_and_Labrador   (2028 words)

  
 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Newfoundland and Labrador   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Newfoundland island lies at the mouth of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and is bounded on the north, east, and south by the Atlantic Ocean and separated on the northwest from Labrador by the Strait of Belle Isle.
Possession of Labrador was disputed by Quebec and Newfoundland until 1927, when the British privy council demarcated the western boundary, enlarged Labrador's land area, and confirmed Newfoundland's title to it.
Jean Burnell, MCIC, of the department of chemistry at Memorial University of Newfoundland was recently recognized by the province of Newfoundland & Labrador for an act of bravery.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/N/NewfLabr.asp   (1341 words)

  
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The first was the determination of Newfoundland to retain control of Labrador coastal waters, as an abundant harvest for the annual voyages of fishermen from the Island.
Central Labrador - the district of Naskaupi - may be taken as comprising the shores of Hamilton Inlet and its drainage basin, historically the hunting and trapping territory of the Innu and the metis "settlers".
Following Newfoundland's confederation with Canada in 1949, Labrador had its own representation in the House of Assembly although the successful candidates until the 1960s were primarily residents from the Island part of the new province, a matter that many Labradorians still feel strongly about.
www.ucs.mun.ca /~melbaker/labrador/labrador.htm   (7701 words)

  
 Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1981 he published volume one of the Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Volume five was published in 1994 and on December 31, 1997 Memorial University officially received the endowment from the Smallwood Heritage Foundation.
The selection of entries illuminates Newfoundland and Labrador's past and present.
www.mun.ca /iser/encyclopedia.html   (341 words)

  
 Newfoundland
Newfoundland and Labrador’s history and culture is a rich one.
Jackson’s accounting of the first “Republic of Newfoundland” design is told with vivid clarity, pride and even though he is not a born and bred Newfoundlander his patriotism for this land rivals any livyer’s.
But as with all stories accounted over the ages in Newfoundland and Labrador the story of the Republic of Newfoundland could not hold the same wonder and legend if it were in fact written in fl and white.
www.newfoundland-labrador.net   (1336 words)

  
 Electrifying Labrador: Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage
While early uses of hydro power dated to the 1890s in Canada, it was not until the developments of the Niagara River in Ontario and the St. Maurice River in Québec in the first decade of the 20th century that the modern industry was born.
Labrador's second hydro-generating station was built in early 1960s on the Unknown River at Twin Falls to meet the needs of iron ore mines in Labrador City and Wabush.
Development of Labrador's hydro resources was made possible by the construction of the Québec North Shore and Labrador Railway, completed in 1954, which gave the access needed for shipping in equipment and materials, and shipping out raw resources.
www.heritage.nf.ca /society/electrifying_labrador.html   (841 words)

  
 Labrador travel guide - Wikitravel
Labrador is 'The Big Land'--the mainland portion of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
Northern Labrador (Nunatsiavut) -- an area self-governed by the Inuit of Labrador as of 2005, over 72,000 square kilometres of land, including the area north of Nain and a portion of the Atlantic coast to the south.
Labrador is home to the largest herds of Caribou in the world, and is teeming with the kind of abundant wildlife often associated with the northern portion of Canada.
wikitravel.org /en/Labrador   (1160 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.
The Labrador portion (296,860 sq km/114,618 sq mi) is separated from the island by the Strait of Belle Isle; it is bounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the south and west by Québec Province.
Labrador became a British possession in 1763 under the terms of the Treaty of Paris, but was transferred to Québec in 1774.
www.durham.net /~kburt/NewfoundlandHistory.html   (3787 words)

  
 Newfoundland and Labrador Vacation Rentals, Newfoundland and Labrador Rentals, Canada - A1 Vacations
Newfoundland, Canada is a province firmly rooted in its past, embracing the old ways that developed out of years as one of the largest fishing areas in the world.
The Newfoundland Museum is a smallish museum dedicated to preserving the heritage of the area.
The icebergs are such a part of Newfoundland life that they have received classifications: a "growler" is a dangerous berg, due to its low profile and instability; "bergy bits" are small slushy ice bergs; and "slob ice" is a sluice of small, jagged ice pieces.
www.a1vacations.com /newfoundland-and-labrador/s/1717/fa/find.squery   (743 words)

  
 Newfoundland & Labrador
Geographically, the province consists of the island of Newfoundland and the mainland Labrador, on Canada's Atlantic coast.
Since 1964 the province has referred to itself at a provincial level as "Newfoundland and Labrador", but federally the name "Newfoundland" was used to assuage a dispute with Quebec over a portion of Labrador.
The province's population is 533 800 (Newfoundlanders and Labradorians).
www.novascotiatravel.ca /tour_nfl.html   (136 words)

  
 Travel Photos, Bali, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Greece, Turkey, Sailing Guide and Photos, Newfoundland, Labrador and ...
The flotilla of 75 sail boats journeyed to Newfoundland as part of the celebrations to mark the 500th anniversary of John Cabot's voyage.
When you travel to Newfoundland you cannot help be struck by how much fishing has been an essential part of the history and how much the decline of the fishery has had an impact on the lives of the people.
It makes Newfoundland and Labrador a fascinating place for the cruising sailor to visit but it is full of rather different memories for the inhabitants.
www.wright-photo.com /newfound.htm   (731 words)

  
 Newfoundland and Labrador
The province of Newfoundland and Labrador has become a crucible for complex ecological, cultural and environmental issues.
Students will explore the human ecology of Newfoundland and Labrador through readings, discussion, and a two-week trip to the province at the end of the class to examine the issues firsthand.
Key topics include the collapse of the cod fishery, the cultural and economic disparity between residents of urban areas and remote coastal villages, the decision to join Canada, the promises and pitfalls of ecotourism, and pressures from mining and oil exploration.
www.coa.edu /html/newfoundlandlabrador.htm   (203 words)

  
 Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada)
Using the elements the committee had found to be uppermost in the minds of the public, Newfoundland artist, Christopher Pratt, drafted many proposals, six of which he submitted to the committee.
The shield of the arms of Newfoundland used on the flag of the lieutenant-governor adopted in January 1987.
W. Crampton wrote that "The official flag of Newfoundland and Labrador is the Union Jack, although vessels in the service of the province may use the Blue Ensign with a badge in the fly".
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/ca-nl.html   (954 words)

  
 Bell Island History from Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador
On its eastern side the island is separated from the mainland of Newfoundland by a stretch of water known as the Tickle which is approximately 5 km (3 mi) wide.
The union became an affiliate of the Newfoundland Federation of Labour in 1944 and a local of the United Steel Workers in 1948.
On June 22, 1931 an airplane of Newfoundland Airways Limited was landed on Neary's farm by pilots Fraser and Sullivan.
www.bellisland.net /history/history2.htm   (2432 words)

  
 Newfoundland and Labrador Lighthouses
Newfoundland and Labrador -- including both the Island of Newfoundland and the mainland territory of Labrador -- became an independent dominion of the British Crown in 1855.
The south coast of Labrador is accessible May through December by car ferry from St. Barbe, Newfoundland, to Blanc Sablon, Québec.
The south coast of Labrador is accessible May through December by car ferry from St. Barbe NL to Blanc Sablon QC.
www.unc.edu /~rowlett/lighthouse/nfld.htm   (7336 words)

  
 Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador is home to some of Canada’s best salmon fishing rivers.
Carmanville community policing officer is located 63 km north of Gander on the central north east coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.
There are snow mobile trails in winter, moose hunting in the fall, salmon fishing in summer and a coastline which has been one of the most photographed in all of Newfoundland and Labrador.
www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca /nl/detachments/gander_district_e.htm   (1958 words)

  
 Cruise Newfoundland & Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador offers a richness and diversity that distinguishes our land as one of the most unique destinations in the world.
This is a land that lives by the sea, in harmony with nature: dramatic seascape and landscape, significant history, abundant wildlife, distinct culture and genuine people.
In 5000 years of occupation of Nunatsiavut, Labrador Inuit have forged deep connections with this land and this ecosystem.
www.cruisenewfoundlandandlabrador.com   (173 words)

  
 Home | Investing in Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador is a dynamic and vibrant province that is one of the most competitive places in which to do business in North America.
As leaders in the development and advancement of high-tech industries and natural resources, Newfoundland and Labrador is the right place for your business.
Newfoundland and Labrador's strategic location, available work force, and low cost of business operation are augmented by a competitive tax regime and a suite of business incentives making Newfoundland and Labrador a prime investment location.
www.nlbusiness.ca   (183 words)

  
 Provincial Nominee Program
Through an agreement with the Government of Canada, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador may nominate immigrants, who can contribute to the economic and social goals of the province, for permanent resident status.
Nominees must settle in Newfoundland and Labrador and have sufficient ability to communicate in either English or French.
Access to the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program is at the sole discretion of the Minister of the Department of Human Resources Labour and Employment.
www.nlpnp.ca   (383 words)

  
 CanadaInfoLink is everything you wanted to know about Canada and canadian information about provinces, provincial ...
Although Newfoundland is one of the oldest place names on the eastern seaboard, its evolution may be easily followed.
The Newfoundland legislature adopted a similar resolution in April, 1999, and Premier Roger Grimes welcomed the federal move.
"Labrador is an important and vital part of this province," Grimes said in a statement.
www.canadainfolink.ca /nfldmap.htm   (635 words)

  
 Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland plates of this era were issued in an all numeric format.
Plates in the AKD-AKO series were produced in Newfoundland by a different vendor, using serial dies that are similar to the earlier ones on this base, but slightly taller and perhaps a little more rounded.
The "W" in Newfoundland is a good way of telling the earlier plates from these issues if you don't have a ruler handy to measure the serial dies.
www.15q.net /nl.html   (1938 words)

  
 Introduction: Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage
The heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador is the result of a unique combination of geographical and historical forces.
Firm archaeological evidence has shown that Norse voyagers reached Newfoundland and Labrador around 1000 C.E. There are also strong indications that Newfoundland was the site of John Cabot's landfall during his first voyage to North America in 1497.
The population of Newfoundland and Labrador came mostly from the southwest of England and the south and southeast of Ireland.
www.heritage.nf.ca /introduction.html   (610 words)

  
 Newfoundland Hunting Labrador Hunting - moose, caribou
The Newfoundland and Labrador Shooting Association will be offering an Olympic target pistol marksmanship clinic, November 11-12.
The Department of Natural Resources is warning Labrador City and Wabush residents of recent reports of wolf sightings around the communities.
Over 49,000 applications involving almost 60,000 hunters were submitted for the big game draw this year, and another 21,721 hunters asked to advance their priority status for next year.
www.biggamehunt.net /sections/Newfoundland_Labrador   (547 words)

  
 Newfoundland and Labrador online shop Canada map dog pictures
Newfoundland and Labrador boasts some of the most creative artisans in the world.
John's is the capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador
Republic of Newfoundland Products Based on the "pink,white and green native flag." Click to find out how the flag was developed and the origins of the colours, as well as products based on this theme.
www.tidespoint.com   (487 words)

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