The Local St. John's, Newfoundland Area
There's plenty to do, see, and learn in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Here's a short breakdown from Wikipedia:
St. John's is the capital and largest city in Newfoundland and Labrador, and is the oldest English-founded city in North America. It is located on the eastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula on the island of Newfoundland. With a population of 196,966 as of 2011, the St. John's Metropolitan Area is the second largest Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) in Atlantic Canada after Halifax and the 20th largest metropolitan area in Canada. Its name has been attributed to the feast day of John the Baptist, when John Cabot was believed to have sailed into the harbour in 1497, and also to a Basque fishing town with the same name.
Newfoundland was claimed as an English colony in the name of Elizabeth I in 1583, temporarily captured by the Dutch in 1665, and attacked three times by the French who captured and destroyed its settlements in 1689 and 1707. St John's was retaken each time and re-fortified. British forces used St. John's fortifications during the Seven Years' War in North America, the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. St. John's served Allied needs in World War ll by providing an air base for the US Army Air Corps and a harbour for antisubmarine warfare ships.
St. John's, and the province as a whole, was gravely affected in the 1990s by the collapse of the Northern cod fishery, which had been the driving force of the provincial economy for hundreds of years. After a decade of high unemployment rates and depopulation, the city's proximity to the Hibernia, Terra Nova and White Rose oil fields has led to an economic boom that has spurred population growth and commercial development. As a result, the St. John's area now accounts for about half of the province's economic output.
Local St. John's, Newfoundland Area News
Did a Newfoundland town really sell its water system?
22 Aug 2017 at 6:55am
Terry Roberts is a journalist with CBC's bureau in St. John's. A Newfoundland and Labrador town that is no stranger to controversy and friction is once again in the spotlight, with a potentially embarrassing error casting doubt on who owns a critical water ...
St. John's, NL
14 Aug 2017 at 3:46pm
All Forecasts are meant for mid afternoon and are intended as a guideline for the level of bug activity. Forecasts are also relative to an area's normal amount of bugs for the current time of year. A forecast of 'High' of a city area,for instance,would not ...
What Is the Capital of Newfoundland and Labrador?
16 Aug 2017 at 12:54pm
The capital of Newfoundland and Labrador is St. John's. St. John's is the capital and largest city of Newfoundland and Labrador. St. John's is the capital city of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. St. John's is also the largest city in ...
Protester charged in St. John's
22 Aug 2017 at 11:42am
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary took her to the St. John?s city lockup to appear in court this morning (Tuesday). After that appearance, Glynda Dinn was released on an undertaking and will be back at court Oct. 2. Police would not say what restaurant ...
Moving to Newfoundland
16 Aug 2017 at 3:06am
My then husband spent a sabbatical at Memorial University in the capital St. John's. Our son was 7-8. (I understand Nfld has changed quite a bit since then.) We found it fascinating. One of the absolute best parts were the blueberries that at that time you ...
Stuff you?ll only ever hear in Newfoundland
17 Aug 2017 at 2:40am
Craft beers and hipster coffee shops are a stone?s throw away from anywhere you may find yourself on St. John?s downtown streets. It?s not your father?s Newfoundland anymore. But some things never change. The province has its own unique dialect ...
Scrappy former St. John's mayor wants job back
17 Aug 2017 at 5:25am
Wells' legendary outbursts inspired Danny Williams, then a businessman who would later become Newfoundland and Labrador premier ... sipped coffee at the same Tim Hortons table near his St. John's home where he arrives each morning at 7:30.
Insults and put-downs: Outburst-prone former St. John's mayor wants job back
17 Aug 2017 at 8:36am
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. ? Former St. John's mayor Andy Wells says he's ... His legendary outbursts inspired Danny Williams, then a businessman who would later become Newfoundland and Labrador premier, to call Wells an "ignorant pig." "I had my moments, sure ...
Clancey brings Cup to Newfoundland
9 Aug 2017 at 9:25am
Derek Clancey, the Pittsburgh Penguins director of professional scouting, celebrated his day with the Cup in the Quidi Vidi village of St. John's, Newfoundland. Tweet from @keeperofthecup: Head Scout Derek Clancey smiles as he brings the #stanleycup home ...
Former St. John's mayor known for outbursts wants job back
17 Aug 2017 at 5:41am
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Former St. John's mayor Andy Wells says he's milder ... Wells' legendary outbursts inspired Danny Williams, then a businessman who would later become Newfoundland and Labrador premier, to call Wells an "ignorant pig."
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