Some of the most popular dog breeds in the world, the ‘Labrador’ and the ‘Newfoundland’, a large working dog that can come in black, brown, grey or white and black.
Did you know that the row houses were painted all different colours so the ships could see them through the fog?
Pilots John Alcock and Arthur Brown won the London Daily Mail prize of £10,000 presented by Winston Churchill.
Before Columbus “discovered” the New World, Vikings had already settled Newfoundland around the year 1,000. Today this location is immortalized in L’Anse aux Meadows, a Viking colony discovered in the 1960s.
Mining is one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest and oldest industries, and a major contributor to the economy of our province, especially in rural areas.
More than fifteen mineral commodities have been produced or mined in the province.
Five metal mines currently produce iron ore, nickel, copper, cobalt and gold. Other operations mine pyrophyllite, limestone and dolomite, amongst other commodities.
Mining and mineral exploration companies directly provide high-paying jobs to more than 7000 men and women throughout the Province. Expenditures by these companies find their way into all corners of Newfoundland and Labrador.