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Stephenville (2005 est. pop.: 8,000) is a Canadian town in Newfoundland and Labrador on the west coast of the island of Newfoundland, located near the head of St. George's Bay. Stephenville serves a direct population of 45,000 people from surrounding areas. It's Airport serves a catchment population of 100,000 people from Port Aux Basques to the south, to the north of St. Anthony. Image File history File linksMetadata Stephenville2. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei (Latin: Seek ye first the kingdom of God) Official languages English Flower {{{Flower}}} Tree {{{Tree}}} Bird {{{Bird}}} Capital St. ... Newfoundland —   (stress on final syllable; for mispronunciations, see Newfoundland travel guide from Wikitravel)— (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. ... St. ...


The town functions as a local service centre for the southwestern part of the island, with a 40 bed modern hospital (built in 2003), schools, stores, and banks. The town also includes a harbour, named Port Harmon, which was used for exporting of newsprint, up until the closure of the Abitibi-Consolidation paper mill in October, 2005. The provincial community college system, College of the North Atlantic, is headquartered in Stephenville and maintains a campus there for students from the southwestern region of the island. A provincial minimum security jail is also located in the town. The town also has a 18 hole links style golf course that was expanded from a 9 hole course in 1999, which was orinigally built by the USAF. In Canada and the United States, a community college, sometimes called a technical college, county college, junior college or a city college, is an educational institution providing higher education and lower-level tertiary education, granting certificates, diplomas, and Associates degrees to people like laertes. ... The College of the North Atlantic is the community college of Newfoundland and Labrador. ...


Stephenville was formerly home to Ernest Harmon AFB, which was operated by the United States Air Force between 1941-1966.After the base was closed, the facility was turned over to the federal government which then provided it to the provincial government for divestiture to the local community. The facility included the air field, which has 2 runways (10,000 ft x 200 ft, 4,000 ft x 150 ft) and numerous buildings which are operated as the Stephenville Airport. An abandoned USAF Pinetree Line radar site is located on nearby Table Mountain, north of the town. The town uses many former USAF structures for housing, recreation and entertainment. Ernest Harmon AFB is a former United States Air Force base located in Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador. ... The U.S. Air Force redirects here, for the official song, see The U.S. Air Force (song) The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerospace branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... This article is about the year. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Stephenville Airport (IATA: YJT, ICAO: CYJT) is an airport located 1. ... A rough map of the three warning lines The Pinetree Line was a series of radar stations located across southern Canada at about the 50th parallel, along with a number of other stations located on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. ...


Ernest Harmon was quite isolated during its early years as a United States Army Air Forces base. Newfoundland itself was, and still is, considered isolated but during the 1940s, when roads were virtually non-existent and surface travel was limited to the slow narrow-gauge passenger trains of the Newfoundland Railway, which linked to small coastal steamships or ferries to the mainland at North Sydney, Nova Scotia, the sense of isolation could prove overwhelming. In addition, the airfield's location at the head of St. George's Bay was one of the more geographically isolated parts of the island, being surrounded by the Long Range Mountains and the coastline of St. George's Bay being dotted with tiny outports. In addition to USAAF aircraft, the only other option for travel was the railway and ferries/coasters, or exploring the limited local road network which stretched along the coast and into the uninhabited interior of the island. Newfoundland Railway logo or herald (used 1926-1949) The Newfoundland Railway was a historic railway that operated on the island of Newfoundland and was the longest narrow gauge railway system in North America. ... Paddle steamers - Lucerne-Switzerland Left: original paddlewheel from a paddle steamer on the lake of Lucerne. ... See also: North Sydney, Nova Scotia North Sydney is the name of a suburb, local and federal government area, and commercial district on the northern shore of Sydney Harbour in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Official languages None (English,French,Gaelic) Flower Trailing arbutus Tree Red Spruce Bird Osprey Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 11 10 Area... St. ... The Long Range Mountains are a series of mountains along the west coast of the Canadian island of Newfoundland. ...


The base also precipitated an economic boom of sorts on Newfoundland's southwest coast during the 1940s. Corner Brook to the north had been considered the major population center for the region, given its industrial base and nearby recreational opportunities in the Humber River. With the investment of the USAAF in Ernest Harmon, the Stephenville and St. George's Bay area began to flourish. The village of Stephenville grew from a hamlet of several hundred people with no paved streets, side walks, water or sewage system in 1941 into a modern town of over 5,000 by the mid 1950s. By the time Ernest Harmon AFB closed in 1966, the town had more than doubled in size, partly as a result of the provincial government's forced resettlement policy toward residents of outports. Stephenville shares a municipal border with Kippens to the west and Stephenville Crossing to the east, connected by the Hanson Memorial Highway. Settlements on the nearby Port au Port Peninsula makes the Stephenville area Newfoundland's only bilingual region. Corner Brook[1] is a city located in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, located on the Humber River. ... Kippens (2001 pop. ... STEPHENVILLE CROSSING (inc. ... Hanson Memorial Highway is a highway running from Stephenville to Stephenville Crossing and Corner Brook, Newfoundland. ... The Port au Port Peninsula is a peninsula in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ...

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Education

The first educational institution in the St. George's Bay area was the Roman Catholic Church. Bishop John T. Mullock established the first church of the Roman Catholic faith at Sandy Point in 1848 when the population of the area was about 2000. Father Belenger was the first priest in the St. Georges Bay area from 1850 to 1868. Father Sears, then priest in the area, established a church in the growing town of Stephenville. In 1884 there were four Catholic schools in the parish. One at Sandy Point, one at the Highlands, one at Port aux Basques and one at Campbell's Creek. St. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... A mitre is used as a symbol of the bishops ministry. ... Bishop John T. Mullock . John Thomas Mullock (1807 - March 26, 1869) was Roman Catholic bishop of St. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Port aux Basques and the other Marine Atlantic ferry ports Channel-Port aux Basques (also Port aux Basques) is a town at the extreme southwestern tip of the island of Newfoundland fronting on the eastern end of the Cabot Strait. ...


Operation Yellow Ribbon

On September 11, 2001, 8 civilian airliners made unscheduled landings at the Stephenville Airport following the closure of North American airspace in the wake of the terrorist attack on New York City and Washington, DC. An unwitting participant in Operation Yellow Ribbon, the town managed to host the stranded passengers for approximately one week. September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Stephenville Airport (IATA: YJT, ICAO: CYJT) is an airport located 1. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... Aerial view of Gander International Airport during Operation Yellow Ribbon. ...


Events

On July 27, 2005 Abitibi announced plans to cease newsprint production in Stephenville, resulting in a loss of 280 jobs to the town and surrounding region. July 27 is the 208th day (209th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 157 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On September 27, 2005, a torrential downpour caused 180 people to be evacuated, after two rivers that flow through the town lept their banks and flooded the town. About 140 millimetres of rain fell. September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On October 29, 2005, the CBC announced that Stephenville had been chosen as site for the annual Hockey Day in Canada feature of Hockey Night in Canada. The event took place on January 7, 2006. [1] The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the countrys national radio and television broadcaster. ... Hockey Night in Canada (HNIC) is a popular television broadcast of National Hockey League games in Canada. ...


A group of citizens of Stephenville, have begun to organize a Come Home Year celebration for 2007. The Celebration is set to run from July 27 2007 - August 5 2007 and a number of events are being scheduled.Stephenville Come Home Year 2007


2007 Newfoundland and Labrador Junior Broomball Provincial Championships February 8th, 9th, and 10th


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... Ernest Harmon AFB is a former United States Air Force base located in Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Hanson Memorial Highway is a highway running from Stephenville to Stephenville Crossing and Corner Brook, Newfoundland. ... Long Gull Pond is a 4. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

External links

  • Town of Stephenville - official website
  • State of emergency remains in effect in flooded Newfoundland town
  • [Http://www.sahl.piczo.com official Site of the Stephenville Area Hockey League]
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland - Labrador - Nunatsiavut
Census divisions 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10
Cities Corner Brook - Mount Pearl - St. John's
Other communities Bishop's Falls - Bonavista - Botwood - Carbonear - Channel-Port aux Basques - Clarenville - Deer Lake - Ferryland - Fogo - Gander - Grand Falls-Windsor - Happy Valley-Goose Bay - Harbour Grace - Labrador City - Marystown - Nain - Pasadena - Peterview - Placentia - Red Bay - St. Anthony - Stephenville

Coordinates: 48°33′N 58°34′W Image File history File links Flag_of_Newfoundland_and_Labrador. ... Motto: Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei (Latin: Seek ye first the kingdom of God) Official languages English Flower {{{Flower}}} Tree {{{Tree}}} Bird {{{Bird}}} Capital St. ... Newfoundland —   (stress on final syllable; for mispronunciations, see Newfoundland travel guide from Wikitravel)— (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 region in Canada. ... Capital Hopedale (legislative) Nain (administrative) Area Total Recognized 142,450 km² 72,520 km² Nunatsiavut (Inuktitut: ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᕗᑦ) is an area claimed by the Inuit in Canada (not to be confused with the territory Nunavut). ... The Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador is divided into 10 Census divisions which are numbered 1 through 10. ... Division No. ... Census Division No. ... // Defined Census Division No. ... Division No. ... Division No. ... Census Division No. ... // Defined Census Division No. ... Overlooking City of Corner Brook from James Cook Park Corner Brook is a city located in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, located on the Humber River. ... Mount Pearl is a city on the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, in Division No. ... Nickname: The City of Legends Motto: Avancez (Go forward) Coordinates: Country Canada Province Newfoundland and Labrador Established August 5, 1583 by Royal Charter of Queen Elizabeth I City Mayor Andy Wells Governing body St. ... 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... Bishops Falls is a town in north-central Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ... Categories: Towns | Newfoundland and Labrador communities | Coastal towns of Canada | Canada-place stubs ... Botwood is a town in north-central Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ... Carbonear (, ) is a town on the Bay de Verde Peninsula in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ... Port aux Basques and the other Marine Atlantic ferry ports Channel-Port aux Basques (also Port aux Basques) is a town at the extreme southwestern tip of the island of Newfoundland fronting on the eastern end of the Cabot Strait. ... Clarenville is a town in eastern Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ... The sun sets over Deer Lake, Newfoundland, June 2003. ... Ferryland in Newfoundland is part of the Avalon Peninsula on the southern shore of the island south of St. ... Fogo village, Newfoundland Fogo Island, the largest of Newfoundlands offshore islands, is off the Northeast Coast of Newfoundland near Lewisporte and Twillingate. ... Gander is a Canadian town located in northeastern part of the island of Newfoundland in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, approximately 40 kilometres south of Gander Bay and 90 kilometres east of Grand Falls. ... Grand Falls-Windsor is a community in north-central Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ... Happy Valley-Goose Bay (2001 pop. ... Harbour Grace is one of the oldest towns in Conception Bay on the Avalon Peninsula in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ... Orthographic projection over Labrador City 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. ... A canadian town in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador with a population of only 7000. ... Nain is the northernmost town of any size in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, located about 230 miles by air from Happy Valley-Goose Bay. ... Pasadena (, NST) is an incorporated town located in the western portion of Newfoundland, Canada and a picturesque community on the shores of Deer Lake in the Humber Valley. ... Peterviews welcome sign on the only road into the community. ... Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Town on the Avalon Peninsula consisting of the amalgamated communities of Jersey Side, Freshwater, Dunville and Placentia. ... Red Bay (, NST) is a fishing village and former site of a Basque whaling station on the southern coast of Labrador in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ... St. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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