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Encyclopedia > Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador
Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador
List of cities and towns in Newfoundland and Labrador
Overlooking City of Corner Brook
Motto: Our Spirit... Your Success
Location of Corner Brook in Newfoundland
Coordinates: 48°57′N 57°57′W / 48.95, -57.95
Country Canada  Flag of Canada
Province Newfoundland and Labrador 
Established 1956
Government
 - City Mayor Charles Pender
 - Governing Body Corner Brook City Council
 - MP Gerry Byrne
 - MHA Tom Marshall, Danny Williams, Terry Loder
Area [1]
 - City 148.27 km² (57.2 sq mi)
 - Metro 255.10 km² (98.5 sq mi)
Elevation 0 - 304 m (0 - 998 ft)
Population (2001)[1]
 - City 20,083
 - Density 135.5/km² (350.9/sq mi)
 - Metro 26,623
 - Metro Density 104.4/km² (270.4/sq mi)
Time zone NST (UTC-3:30)
 - Summer (DST) NDT (UTC-2:30)
Postal Code A2H
Area code(s) 709
NTS Map 012A13
GNBC Code AAEOU
[1] Source: Stats Canada
Website: Corner Brook website

Corner Brook (2006 pop.: 20,083) is a Canadian city located on the west coast of the island of Newfoundland in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (6700x1710, 2911 KB) Summary Photo by HJKeats taken atop James Cook Park Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ... This article is about the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Newfoundland_and_Labrador. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... There are at least three prominent men named Danny Williams: Danny Williams, the current Premier of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador Danny Williams, a British heavyweight professional boxer best-known for his 2004 knockout of Mike Tyson Danny Williams, a popular musician See also: Daniel Williams the Governor... Terry Loder is a Canadian politician. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... Area code 709 is the telephone area code in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, encompassing the whole province. ... The National Topographic System or NTS is the topographic system used by Canada for providing general purpose maps of the country. ... Geographical Names Board of Canada a national committee of the Canadian Government Department of National Resources which authorizes the names used on official federal government maps of Canada since 1897. ... Newfoundland —   IPA: [nuw fÉ™n lænd] (French: , Irish: ) is a large island off the east coast of North America, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... This article is about the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ...


Located on the Bay of Islands at the mouth of the Humber River, the city is the largest population centre in the province outside the Avalon Peninsula and functions as a service centre for western and northern Newfoundland. The Bay of Islands is located on the west coast of the island of islands that are scattered throughout it, some of which were populated for generations with fishing families, but since the mid 20th century the islands are used mainly for camping and family cabins. ... The Humber River is a river in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... The Avalon Peninsula is a large peninsula (9,270 km²) that makes up the southeast portion of the island of Newfoundland. ...

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History

James Cook, the famous British cartographer was the first European explorer to survey and record the geography of the Bay of Islands, including the area that is now Corner Brook. Throughout the summer of 1767 he surveyed most of the area, and copies of the maps he created are displayed at the Captain James Cook Monument in Corner Brook. This article is about the British explorer. ... Cartography is the study of map making and cartographers are map makers. ... See also explorations, sea explorers, astronaut, conquistador, travelogue, the History of Science and Technology and Biography. ... Year 1767 (MDCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ...



The area was originally four distinct communities with unique commercial activities. Curling, with its fishery; Corner Brook West (also known as Humber West or Westside) with its retail businesses; Corner Brook East (also known as Humbermouth and the Heights) with its railway and industrial operations; and Townsite (known as Corner Brook), home to the employees of the pulp and paper mill. In 1956, these four communities were amalgamated to form the present-day City of Corner Brook. Curling is a sub-division of the city of Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador. ...


In the late 1960's, the local pulp and paper mill, then owned by Bowater, held the record for highest newsprint production in the world[citation needed] . During this time of prosperity, rent for store and office space on Broadway, the main shopping district at the time, was equal to rent paid in New York City, New York.[citation needed] The local golf course was also able to hold the Canadian Open with the star player of the day, Jack Nicklaus.


Today

In 1999, Corner Brook, along with Deer Lake, Pasadena, and Stephenville, hosted the Canada Games. The Canada Games Centre, now called the Pepsi Centre, was built for this event. This article is about the year. ... The sun sets over Deer Lake, Newfoundland, June 2003. ... Motto: Crown of the Valley Coordinates: Country Canada  Province Newfoundland and Labrador  Established 1969  - Mayor Robert “Bob” Mercer  - Governing Body Town of Pasadena Area    - Town 49. ... Stephenville (2005 est. ... The Canada Games are a multi-sport event that occurs every two years in Canada. ... The Pepsi Centre is a 3,100-seat multi-purpose arena in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada. ...


Corner Brook is home to the Corner Brook Pulp & Paper Mill (owned by Kruger), which is a major employer for the region. The city has the largest regional hospital in western Newfoundland, as well as shopping and retail, federal and provincial government offices, as well as Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, a division of Memorial University of Newfoundland. Kruger, Krüger or Krueger may refer to: Anne O. Krueger, an IMF official Diane Kruger, a German model/actress Freddy Krueger → A Nightmare On Elm Street Friedrich Wilhelm Krüger, a Nazi official H. Maximillian Kruger, a Wing Commander character Maynard C. Krueger, a professor Paul Kruger (Stephanus Johannes... Sign at entrance to the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College campus. ... Memorial University of Newfoundland, (popularly known as Memorial University or MUN) is a comprehensive university located primarily in St. ...

A wood carving of the seal of Corner Brook on display at Memorial University of Newfoundland.
A wood carving of the seal of Corner Brook on display at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

In recent years Corner Brook has become a small, but growing centre for film and television production in Eastern Canada. The Atlantic Studios Cooperative in Corner Brook is the largest sound stage in Atlantic Canada and is located in the Pepsi Centre, the city's multi-purpose arena facility. Memorial University of Newfoundland, (popularly known as Memorial University or MUN) is a comprehensive university located primarily in St. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Soundstage redirects here. ... For other uses, see Arena (disambiguation). ...


Corner Brook holds a unique Canadian record. Corner Brook is the oldest community of its size (over 25,000) in Canada. Other communities of this size have either grown into larger ones (+75,000), were amalgamated with other communities or collapsed[citation needed].


Transportation

Route 1, the Trans-Canada Highway, passes the south side of the city on a high ridge before descending into the Humber valley to the east. Route 1 is a Canadian highway in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... For the Boards of Canada record, see Trans Canada Highway (EP). ...


The city is accessed by air services at Stephenville International Airport, 80 km south, and Deer Lake Airport, 55 km north. There are several places named Deer Lake in Canada and the United States: Deer Lake (British Columbia) Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador Deer Lake Airport (Newfoundland) Deer Lake, Ontario Deer Lake Airport (Ontario) Deer Lake Water Aerodrome in Ontario Deer Lake/Keyamawun Water Aerodrome in Ontario Deer Lake State Park...


The city has a municipal bus service and is served by four taxi cab companies.[1] Autobus redirects here. ... For specific countries see Taxicabs around the world. ...

World Cup Triathlon, 2002

See also

Ernest Harmon AFB is a former United States Air Force base located in Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador. ...

External links

  • Railway Society of Newfoundland - Maintains historic train display at Humbermouth in Corner Brook
  • Corner Brook website
  • Corner Brook 50th Anniversary
  • Atlantic Studios Cooperative
  • Statistics Canada 2001 Community Profile - Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador
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