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Encyclopedia > Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador
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Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador
Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador

Labrador City is a small town in western Labrador (part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador), near the Quebec border. Its population as of 2001 was approximately 8,000. Labrador City is neighboured by Wabush, a smaller town with a population of approximately 2,000 as of 2001; together, the "twin towns" are known as Labrador West. Wabush has the only airport in western Labrador, and is served by three commercial airlines: Air Canada Jazz, Air Labrador, and Provincial Airlines. Image File history File links Orthographic_projection_over_Labrador_City. ... Image File history File links Orthographic_projection_over_Labrador_City. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (523x774, 29 KB) Summary Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador Licensing This image is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike License v. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (523x774, 29 KB) Summary Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador Licensing This image is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike License v. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town In American English, a town is usually a municipal corporation that is smaller than a city but larger than a village. ... This article is about the region in Canada. ... This article is about political regions. ... This is about the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... The first European explorer to reach Quebec was Jacques Cartier, who planted a cross either in the Gaspé in 1534 or at Old Fort Bay on the Lower North Shore and sailed into the St. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... A small town in the western tip pf Labrador and know as transportation and iron ore operations for over three decades (1967 to 1997). ... Labrador West is a term referring to the twin towns of Labrador City and Wabush in Labrador, part of the Canadian province of Labrador and Newfoundland. ... An airline is an organization providing aviation services to passengers and/or cargo. ... Air Canada Jazz is an airline based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Air Labrador (IATA: WJ, ICAO: LAL, and Callsign: Air Lab) is an airline based in Goose Bay, Labrador in Canada. ... Provincial Airlines Saab 340 Provincial Airlines is an airline operating in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, providing passenger, cargo, and other air services. ...


Labrador City was founded in the 1960s to accommodate employees of the Iron Ore Company of Canada, and iron ore mining continues to be the primary industry in the town. The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... Founded in 1949 from a partnership of Canadian and American interest (Hollinger, M.A. Hanna, Labrador Mining, National Republic, Armco, Youngston and Wheeling-Pittsburg), it is now owned by a new consortium (Mitshbishi Corp. ... This heap of iron ore pellets will be used in steel production. ... The El Chino Mine located near Silver City, New Mexico is an open-pit copper mine This article is about mineral extraction. ...


As of April 2005, the mayor of Labrador City was Graham Letto. Letto was nominated as the Conservative Party of Canada candidate in the May 24 by-election for the federal riding of Labrador. The seat was won by Liberal Party of Canada candidate Todd Russell. Graham Letto (born in LAnse Au Clair, Newfoundland an Labrador) is a Canadian politician and former Mayor for the Town of Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada) is a right-of-centre political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... May 24 is the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (145th in leap years). ... A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ... Labrador, previously known as Grand Falls—White Bay—Labrador and before that as Grand Falls—White Bay, is the name of a federal electoral district in Newfoundland and Labrador, covering all of Labrador. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada) is Canadas principal centrist political party. ... Todd Norman Russell (born December 22, 1966) is a Canadian politician and the Liberal member of Parliament for the riding of Labrador, Newfoundland and Labrador. ...


The Labrador City town crest features a Snowy Owl holding a scroll perched atop a black spade on a mound of red earth, symbolizing iron ore mining. The spade is flanked by two caribou. Both Snowy Owls and caribou are native to the Labrador City area. Binomial name Bubo scandiacus (Linnaeus, 1758) The Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) is a large owl of the typical owl family Strigidae. ... Binomial name Rangifer tarandus The reindeer, known as caribou in North America, is an Arctic-dwelling deer (Rangifer tarandus). ...


The Labrador City town motto is Kamistaitusset, a Nascopie word meaning "land of the hard-working people." A motto is a phrase or a short list of words meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group or organization. ...


Labrador City is home to local folk singer Joanne Chachi.


Labrador City was voted 'Most Boring Town in Labrador' followed by Happy Valley-Goose Bay, in the April, 2004 edition of the magazine Northern Lights.


See also

Communities of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z See also List of other Canadian Cities, Towns & Villages by Province...

External links

  • Labrador West website


Newfoundland and Labrador Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador
Cities: Corner Brook | Mount Pearl | St. John's
Notable towns: Bonavista | Carbonear | Channel-Port aux Basques | Clarenville | Cupids | Ferryland | Fogo | Gander | Grand Falls-Windsor | Happy Valley-Goose Bay | Harbour Grace | Labrador City | Marystown | Nain | Placentia | Red Bay | St. Anthony | Stephenville | Trinity

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Newfoundland and Labrador - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2703 words)
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.
The Protestants of Newfoundland outnumbered the Catholics at a ratio of 2:1.
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