Talk:Newfoundland and Labrador
Textbot 21:19, 18 December 2006 (EST) re pronunciation ...the page does not yet include the pronunciation "NEW-FOUND-LAND" which is the one I have often heard in this context, i guess sometimes from "locals". After all, the place was once " new found" - compared to the "old world". CF Land's End in Britain, and "Finisterre" in France...
Textbot 21:14, 18 December 2006 (EST) err, I gotta say : a colony is NOT independent. AFAIK, NFLD remained a British colony till 1949, I guess because they deemed it a better deal than joining Canada at the time....BTW St Pierre and Miquelon (nearby !) remains a *French* territory
Was Newfoundland really independent from Canada until 1949? I have never heard of that. Perhaps you meant an independent province? D.D. 12:54, 29 Oct 2003 (PST)
Yes, it really was. Now my history's not very good, but remember that Canada is a federation, and quite a young one at that. Originally, it was just Upper and Lower Canada (roughly Ontario and Quebec, respectively), New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Canada slowly grew as transportation networks allowed colonization and development of lands further West by Europeans. The other parts ("provinces" like Newfoundland) were independant colonies of Britain. CL 23:53, 29 Oct 2003 (PST)
Newfoundland was not only an independent country, but it was also run under several different types of government before joining Canada. JB 12:30 PM, 6 Jan 2005 (Newfoundland ST)
Article Title and Content
I have been bothered by the name of this article for some time and I have finally worked out it is the and. This article is really about two places, Newfoundland and Labrador. Together they do form a convenient political entity (a province) but they are really two separate regions joined for political convenience. I think the article is now reaching a stage where it should be separated into two regional parts and only the common information to both regions should be retained in this article. Unfortunately, I know precious little about this part of Canada to feel comfortable doing a region-ectomy without assistance.
How should this split be approached? Should content simply be split off into separate Labrador and Newfoundland articles, paragraph by paragraph, with the residual left here? Is there another way? Also, where it is not obvious, what places go where? -- Huttite 00:02, 22 May 2005 (EDT)
It should be corrected that GPS will work anywhere since it uses satellites, however cell phones will be out a lot of the trip due to them being ground based.
I removed the part about "GPS being useless in Labrador". GPS works anywhere in the world, hence why it is called the Global Positioning System. As it relys on satellites, all you need is a clear view of the sky above you.--220.127.116.11 17:23, 30 October 2006 (EST)
The title "Newfoundland and Labrador" is the official name of the tenth province of Canada. This was established by an ammendment to the Canadian Constitution which was proclaimed on 6 December 2001. This would indicate that you can't simply perform a region-ectomy to separate the two. That action would be equivalent to separating the entries for two islands of New Zealand (Huttite is from New Zealand).
The ownership of Labrador by Newfoundland was determined in law by a 1927 decision of the Privy Council. This decision resulted from a boundary dispute between the self-governing Dominions of Newfoundland and Canada which was resolved by a Commonweath Appeal to the Privy Council. In a nutshell, Newfoundland hired better lawyers than Canada and won their case on the basis of the watershed of the rivers of Labrador. Newfoundland had only claimed ownership of coastal areas which had been used for centries to support the Labrador Fishery while Canada (encouraged by Quebec) wished to deny the ownership of on-shore fishing premises. To this day, the Province of Quebec frequently issue maps which misrepresent the border of Labrador. -- JWA 09:57 NST, 22 November, 2006
I removed this from the page: "The uptight paranoia found in many American cities cannot be found in Newfoundland. It has a totally different approach to life. One Newfoundlander has suggested that people 'exist' in New York, but they 'live' in Newfoundland."
If this friendly quality is unique among Newfoundlanders, then it should be compared to the paranoia found in other CANADIAN cities. Also, "one Newfoundlander" is not the sort of reference we can put in the guide. Quotes should be from known persons, not random residents. ChubbyWimbus 02:30, 24 August 2010 (EDT)