Stephenville NL is a town in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada on the west coast of the island of Newfoundland. The town functions as a local service centre for the southwestern part of the island, serving a direct population of 35,000 people from surrounding areas and over 100,000 people along the entire southwestern coast of the island.
Stephenville has a modern 40-bed hospital (built in 2003), schools, stores, movie theater, banks, and International Airport (Stephenville International Airport, CYJT), year -round ice-free seaport (Port Harmon), and government institutions. The provincial community college system, College of the North Atlantic, is headquartered in Stephenville and maintains a campus there for students from the southwestern region of the island. A provincial minimum-security jail is also located in the town.
This place was formerly known as the Acadian village, between 1848 and 1870. The populace of the village consisted of Roman Catholics who eked out a living, farming and fishing. The town’s population continued to grow because of the stable economy. It was also formerly home to Ernest Harmon AFB, which was operated by the United States Army Air Forces and later the United States Air Force from 1941 to 1966. After the base was closed, the facility was turned over to the federal government which then provided it to the provincial government to diversify the local community.
The facility included the airfield, which has two runways (10,000 ft x 200 ft, 4,000 ft x 150 ft) and numerous buildings which are operated as the Stephenville International Airport.
Town of Stephenville – https://www.townofstephenville.com/
Tourism – http://www.tourismsouthwest.ca/
Newspaper – The western Star – https://www.thewesternstar.com/
The Georgian – http://thegeorgian.newspaperdirect.com
Kindale Public Library – https://nlpl.ca/component/jumi/library.html?site_id=wst&view=article&id=145&Itemid=413
Newfoundland & Labrador English School District, Western School District – https://www.nlesd.ca/
Lakecrest – https://www.lakecrest.ca/
Colleges & Universities
College of the North Atlantic – https://www.cna.nl.ca/
Keyin College – http://keyin.ca/
Western College – https://www.westerncollege.net/
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
Public Health – Western Health – http://westernhealth.nl.ca/
Hospitals & Clinics
Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital – http://westernhealth.nl.ca/home/locations/locations-2/sir-thomas-roddick-hospital/
Bay St. George Medical Clinic – http://westernhealth.nl.ca/index.php/locations/health-services-by-area/bay-st-george-area-health-services