Corner Brook - Newfoundland
Corner Brook is a city located on the west coast of the island of Newfoundland in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Corner Brook is the most northern city in Atlantic Canada.
The area was surveyed by Captain James Cook in 1767. The Captain James Cook Historic Site stands on Crow Hill overlooking the city. By the middle of the 19th century the population of Corner Brook was less than 100, and the inhabitants were engaged in fishing and lumber work.
Located on the Bay of Islands at the mouth of the Humber River, the city is the second-largest population centre in the province behind St. John’s, and smallest of three cities behind St. John’s and Mount Pearl. As such, Corner Brook functions as a service centre for western and northern Newfoundland. The city has the largest regional hospital in western Newfoundland. It also has a wide array of shopping and retail businesses and federal and provincial government offices.
Corner Brook is home to Grenfell Campus, Memorial University where a strong and vivacious arts community exists both within the school and well into the public. Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre among other institutions thrive in promoting the arts on all levels from visual arts to theatre and well beyond.
Corner Brook is home to Stage West Theatre Festival, a summer theatre festival running through the month of July, and Gros Morne Summer Music, a classical music festival that spans July and August. Corner Brook is also home to the region’s only community radio station, Bay of Islands Radio (CKVB-FM). Presently broadcasting through the internet only, Near Corner Brook is Marble Mountain Ski Resort, a downhill skiing resort, and Blow-Me-Down trails, a cross country ski area
Other Useful Links
City of Corner Brook – http://www.cornerbrook.com/
Tourism – https://www.newfoundlandlabrador.com
The Western Star – http://www.thewesternstar.com/
Newfoundland & Labrador English School District – https://www.nlesd.ca/
Immaculate Heart of Mary School – http://www.ihmschool.ca/
Lakecrest – http://www.lakecrest.ca/
Colleges & Universities
College of the North Atlantic – Corner Brook Campus – http://www.cna.nl.ca/explore-our-campuses/Corner-Brook.aspx
Memorial University of NewfoundlandGrenfell Campus – http://www.grenfell.mun.ca/Pages/Grenfell-Campus.aspx
Medical Care Plan (MCP) http://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/mcp/index.html
To find a family doctor
Call (709) 729-4984 for a listing of family physicians accepting new patients in St. John’s East, St. John’s Centre and St. John’s West and Conception Bay South or visit the College of Physicians and Surgeons website
Pediatric Telephone Advice Line:
(709) 722-1126 or 1-866-722-1126
Poison Information Centre:
(709) 722-1110 or 1-866-727-1110
Hospitals & Clinics
Western Memorial Regional Hospital – http://westernhealth.nl.ca/home/locations/locations-2/western-memorial-regional-hospital/
Corner Brook Health Services – http://www.cornerbrook.com/health-services/