Newfoundland and Labrador is the most easterly province in Canada, and is at the north-eastern corner of North America. The Strait of Belle Isle separates the province into two geographical parts: Labrador, which is a large area of mainland Canada, and Newfoundland, an island in the Atlantic Ocean.
Human habitation in Newfoundland and Labrador can be traced back about 9000 years to maritime Archaic peoples. They were gradually displaced by people of the Dorset Culture the L'nu, or Mi'kmaq and finally by the Innu and Inuit in Labrador and the Beothuks on the island.
Newfoundland and Labrador (French: Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador) is a province on the East Coast of Canada, and is the farthest east of all Canadian provinces and territories. The capital of Newfoundland and Labrador is St. John's. In 2001, 533,800 people lived in Newfoundland and Labrador.
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Labrador (/ ˈ l æ b r ə ˌ d ɔːr / LAB-rə-dor) is a geographic and cultural region within the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.It is the primarily continental portion of the province and constitutes 71% of the province's area but is home to only 6% of the province's population.
Gander is a town located in the northeastern part of the island of Newfoundland in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, approximately 40 km south of Gander Bay, 100 km south of Twillingate and 90 km east of Grand Falls-Windsor. Located on the northeastern shore of Gander Lake, it is the site of Gander International Airport, once an important refuelling stop for transatlantic aircraft and the largest airport in the world. The airport is still a preferred emergency landing point for aircraft
Gander was chosen for the construction of an airport in 1935 because it is very close to the great circle route between New York and London. In 1936, construction of the base began, and the town started to develop. On 11 January 1938, Captain Douglas Fraser made the first landing at "Newfoundland Airport," now known as Gander International Airport, or "CYQX," in a single-engine biplane, Fox Moth VO-ADE. During the Second World War, as many as 10,000 Canadian, British and American military person
Gander is located 310 km northwest of the provincial capital of St. John's, and about 970 km northeast of Boston.
Gander offers all the conveniences of a major centre. The newest development is a continually-expanding business park with big box stores such as Walmart Canada and Kent Building Supplies. There are two malls: the Gander Mall, with stores such as Canadian Tire, Sport Chek, Dollarama, Claire's, Pseudio, Eclipse, and Nan's Pantry, and the Fraser Mall, with a Foodland and various government offices. Town Square at the intersection of Elizabeth Drive and Airport Boulevard has several local businesse
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Nain or Naina is the northernmost permanent settlement in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, within the Nunatsiavut region, located about 370 kilometres by air from Happy Valley-Goose Bay. The town was established as a Moravian mission in 1771 by Jens Haven and other missionaries. As of 2016, the population is 1,125 mostly Inuit and mixed Inuit-European. Nain is inaccessible by road and may be reached only by air or sea.
Nain was first established in 1771 by Moravian missionaries. It is among the oldest permanent Inuit settlements in Canada, most communities in Nunavut and Nunavik were settled in the 1950s or later. It is also the oldest continuously-inhabited community in Labrador after North West River. Nain has also been called "Nonynuke", "Nuninock" and "Nunaingoakh". The missionaries also established posts in Hopedale and areas in the north such as Hebron and Okak. The first Inuk to be baptized in Nain was
Nain is located on the north side of Unity Bay, a small inlet. The bay is open to the Atlantic Ocean but Nain's harbour is protected by numerous islands, the largest of which is Paul's Island. From Nain to the open Labrador Sea is approximately 50 km east through Strathcona Run.
The town is governed by a seven-member council composed of a mayor, deputy mayor, and five councilors. The Town Council formally changed its name from "Nain Town Council" to "Nain Inuit Community Government" in October 2006. The Nain Inuit Community Government meets once per month.
Nain has one kindergarten to level III school, Jens Haven Memorial, which is split between two buildings. One building contains primary grades, the other houses elementary and secondary grades. There is also an adult basic education program offered in town, delivered by Academy Canada. Academy Canada delivers this program in Nain and throughout Labrador in communities including Happy Valley - Goose Bay, Hopedale, Labrador City, Natuashish and Sheshatshiu.
Fishing is the main industry in Nain. Traditional hunting and trapping activities continue through the winter months after the fishing season has ended.
The Premier is Newfoundland and Labrador's head of government, and the Queen of Canada is its head of state and is represented by the Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Premier picks a cabinet from the elected members to form the Executive Council of Newfoundland and Labrador , and presides over that body.No.Name (Birth–Death) DistrictTerm of officeElectoral mandates (Parliament)1Philip Francis Little (1824–1897) MHA for St. John's7 May 1855 – 16 July 18581855 election (6th Assembly)2John Kent (1805–1872) MHA for St. John's East16 July 1858 – March 1861Appointment (6th Assembly) 1859 election (7th Assembly)3Sir Hugh Hoyles (1814–1888)March 1861 – 4 March 1865Appointment (7th Assembly) 1861 election (8th Assembly)4 (1 of 2)Sir Frederick Carter (1819–1900)March 1865 – 11 February 1870Appointment (8th Assembly) 1865 election (9th Assembly)
Dildo is a community on the island of Newfoundland, in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It is located on the southeastern Dildo Arm of Trinity Bay about 60 kilometres (37 mi) west of St. John's. South Dildo is a neighbouring community of 250 residents. The town's unusual name has brought it a certain amount of notoriety.