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  • Local filmmakers on the set of Ruins, a film short set in downtown St. John's.
    The arts industry in Newfoundland and Labrador provides the province's people with a heightened quality of life while at the same time contributing to the local economy.
  • On 10 December 1894, two of Newfoundland and Labrador's three banks closed their doors and never opened them again.
  • The building that belonged to the Commercial Bank before the crash was taken over by the Bank of Montreal in 1895. Two years later, the Savings Bank moved into the premises and remained there for 65 years.
    After the Commercial and Union Banks ceased operations, Newfoundland and Labrador entered a period of economic, social, and political chaos.
  • This picture (and those below) from the summer of 1937 show the Clarenville Colas Plant surrounded by tanks filled with asphalt
    A brief history of colas plant in Clarenville, Newfoundland, and of Terence O'Meara who oversaw its construction.
  • The labour force of Newfoundland and Labrador is now more highly diversified than is usually realized.
  • Rennies Mill Road, looking north, St. John's, NL
    about the men and women, such as Naomi Gregory, who came from Newfoundland outports to St. John's to work in domestic service in upper class homes.
  • Although it is often described in different terms, the expedition that led to the discovery of Newfoundland was primarily an economic enterprise.
  • This is the first hydro-generating station in Labrador, built in 1954 to meet the needs of the iron-ore mine in Schefferville, Quebec.
    Hamilton River was one of Newfoundland and Labrador's largest hydro electric projects.
  • The richness of Newfoundland and Labrador's marine resources encouraged a pattern of coastal settlement during the 19th century.
    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.
  • Haystack, Placentia Bay. Gardens were important to the household economy.
    The origin of what is today referred to as traditional society in Newfoundland and Labrador may be traced to a way of life that developed around the inshore fishery in the late 19th century outport.
  • The falls and the gorge were cut by forward migration of the Churchill River as it gradually cut down into the central Labrador plateau. This view was taken prior to the diversion of much of the water to the hydroelectric plant.
    For the first three hundred years after European settlement, the economy of Newfoundland and Labrador depended almost solely on the fisheries
  • A view of houses and gardens at Petty Harbour.
    An informal economy is one in which people provide for their own needs by engaging in a variety of noncommercial activities
  • Men were almost exclusively the catchers, but the fish was split, salted, laid out to dry and tended while drying by the whole family, with women bearing some of the heaviest burden.
    A brief history of work and labour, both paid and unpaid, in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Construction of the Newfoundland railway opened up island's interior and made it easier for government and business officials to exploit the region's natural resources.
    Government officials promoted various land-based industries during the first half of the 20th century.
  • The Canadian government imposed a moratorium on the Northern cod fishery on 2 July 1992. The closure ended almost 500 years of fishing activity in Newfoundland and Labrador.
    The fishery closure ended almost 500 years of fishing activity in Newfoundland and Labrador, where it put about 30,000 people out of work.
  • Titled “Outside view of the Harbour of St. John's,” the watercolour is attributed to Nicholas Pocock.
    The Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815) were a time of social upheaval in Europe, but brought economic prosperity to Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • The opening of the Corner Brook pulp and paper mill was a result of the Humber deal.
    The Railway Settlement Act and the Newfoundland Government Railway (1920-49)--Society--Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Web
  • Three oilfields are producing crude oil in Newfoundland and Labrador offshore areas as of 2008 - Hibernia, Terra Nova, and White Rose. A fourth field, Hebron, is set to produce first oil in 2017.
    Newfoundland and Labrador's offshore oil industry has made significant contributions to the provincial economy in recent decades.
  • Following the 1992 cod moratorium, Newfoundland and Labrador's fishing industry shifted from a groundfishery to a shellfishery.
  • The opening of new mines and mills allowed Newfoundland and Labrador to diversify its economy during the first half of the 20th century.
    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.