Matching Articles"Industrial Development" (Total 51)

  • A major concern surrounding Newfoundland and Labrador's offshore oil industry is that it may do serious damage to the ocean environment.
  • With the construction of the railway, workers began to leave their coastal homes to find employment at new mines and mills in the island's interior.
  • Advances in harvesting and processing technology resulted in dramatic changes to the Newfoundland and Labrador fisheries.
  • 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.
  • Advances in transportation during the late 1800s and the early 1900s affected the development of the forestry and mining industries in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • The Voisey's Bay project has the potential to do considerable damage to the environment if not properly managed by industry and by the government.
  • The Voisey's Bay nickel-copper-cobalt mine is located in northern Labrador, about 35 kilometres southwest of Nain.
  • The growth of land-based industries helped alter the traditional role of some women in Newfoundland and Labrador society.
  • The 1985 Atlantic Accord is an agreement between the Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa concerning the management of the oil and gas reserves.
  • Information about the Bay d'Espoir Hydro-Electric project started by Premier Joseph Smallwood to create a province-wide power network.
  • A contract created in 1969 between the Smallwood government and Hydro-Quebec that sold the water rights of Churchill falls for a term of 40 years.
  • During the mid-1960s, American entrepreneur John Shaheen arranged with Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Joseph Smallwood to construct an oil refinery at Come By Chance.
  • When J.R. Smallwood's government took office, its agenda was to develop, diversify, and modernize the economy of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • The reform era was a time of economic hardship. The end of the Napoleonic Wars plunged the colony into an economic depression lasting for years.
  • At the time of Confederation in 1949 slightly over half of the province's population used electricity.
  • One of the industries which the Smallwood government managed to lure to the province with the promise of cheap power was the ERCO.
  • Gander's airport was the largest on the planet in 1940 and played a crucial role in ferrying aircraft from North America to Britain during the WWII.
  • The Canadian airfield at Goose Bay, Labrador, impacted its surroundings dramatically during the Second World War.
  • The Grimes government was a difficult period for the provincial Liberals, marked by internal strife, declining popularity, and strong PC opposition.
  • Information about Smallwood's advisor, John C. Doyle, and how he affected development of Newfoundland and Labrador.