Matching Articles"Economy" (Total 16)

  • Click on TABLE OF CONTENTS above to access a list of all Economy articles.

  • The labour force of Newfoundland and Labrador is now more highly diversified than is usually realized.
  • Although it is often described in different terms, the expedition that led to the discovery of Newfoundland was primarily an economic enterprise.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador's physical environment greatly influenced the ways settlers made a living during the 19th century. The richness of marine resources encouraged a pattern of coastal settlement and made the cod and seal fisheries central to local economies. In contrast, the relative scarcity of good soils and other terrestrial resources made large-scale farming operations impractical and discouraged year-round habitation of interior spaces.
  • European fishers had been working off Newfoundland and Labrador's coasts for about 100 years by the turn of the 17th century.
  • It became advantageous for Great Britain to have a fishery based in Newfoundland as conditions of market and competition changed.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador's forests are a renewable resource, so long as they are harvested in a sustainable way.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador's offshore oil industry has made significant contributions to the provincial economy in recent decades.
  • A major concern surrounding Newfoundland and Labrador's offshore oil industry is that it may do serious damage to the ocean environment.
  • Although the main line was itself a signal feat of engineering and political optimism, branch lines were also integral to the Newfoundland railway.
  • The Newfoundland railway operated for a little over a century. From 1882-97 the trains ran over completed portions of a projected trans-insular line.
  • Reid Descendants--Society--Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Web
  • Robert Gillespie Reid and his descendants left an imprint on numerous aspects of Newfoundland business, politics and society.
  • Biography of the patriarch of the Newfoundland Reid family, Robert Gillespie Reid.
  • The bulk of seals taken annually in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and off the eastern coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador are Greenland seals, or harps.
  • The growth of land-based industries during the first half of the 20th century helped diversify Newfoundland and Labrador's economy into sectors other than the fishery.
  • The Voisey's Bay nickel-copper-cobalt mine is located in northern Labrador, about 35 kilometres southwest of Nain.