Some of the Many Newfoundland and Labrador Notable Facts
We are the only island in North America to have its own specific time zone. The Newfoundland Time Zone exists only in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the entire province is in the Newfoundland Time Zone by legislation. In practice, however, Newfoundland Time is observ[...]
A Brief History of Bishop’s Falls
In the beginning . . .
In 1827, Bishop John Inglis, Anglican Bishop of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, was on a visit to the colony of Newfoundland where he consecrated churches from Notre Dame Bay to Placentia Bay. In July, he visited Exploits Island in Notre Dame Bay. He, along with a “[...]
Moose, Ecology and Big Game Quotas in Newfoundland
On average, an adult moose will consume 25 kg of browse material per day or 9000kgs per year; however it can survive on less. This forage material may come in the form of hardwoods; primarily willow, birch, maple, aspen, pin cherry, mountain ash, dogwood, alder, and others. It also forages on variou[...]
Newfoundland Moose Trivia
The following is some interesting facts I found while surfing the web. The majority of the observations are documented and come from studies undertaken.
An adult moose has two layers of fur. The long hollow outer hair is called guard hair and underneath is a dense undercoat of woolly fur, used for [...]
Why Did We Choose Hinterland Outfitting as Our Name?
Very often we get asked by our guests "Where did you come up with the name"?
The name Hinterland is of German origin and is generally used to describe any part of a country where there are few people; where there is a very limited infrastructure and what infrastructure there is, is usually underdev[...]
Remembering the USS Truxtun and the USS Pollux Maritime Disaster of 1942
A memorial service to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the sinking of the USS Truxtun, a navy destroyer, and the USS Pollux a supply ship which saw the loss of 203 American sailors during the Second World War will be held at St. Lawrence, Newfoundland, Canada this afternoon.
The two Ame[...]