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Harbour Grace is located on the Avalon Peninsula on the east coast of Newfoundland. Approximately 100 km from the capital of Newfoundland, St-John's. The Crime Prevention Committee is responsible for Crime Prevention initiatives in 60 communities for a total of approximately 65,000 peoples.
Satellite view of the Avalon Peninsula
Taken at the Earthrise site
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Some Interesting Facts About Newfoundland??
- Did you know that moose are so plentiful in Newfoundland that they can occasionally be found wandering the streets of St. John's??
- Speaking of which, did you know that St. John's is the oldest city in North America?
- Not as old, however, as the Viking site in L'anse aux Meadows which had been settled by Norsemen a thousand years ago.
- Older still are the huge icebergs that drift along the coastline of Newfoundland in the spring and summer of the year...
- From many a beach or boat, you can also see the majestic whales frolicking among these icebergs...
- Even more common are the sea birds. Over 200 different species of sea birds make their homes in the forests and coastal regions of Newfoundland...
- Another native of Newfoundland is the Newfoundland dog. He's as big as a bear, has the heart of a lion, but is as gentle as a kitten. Did you also know that he has feet like a duck? (His toes are webbed!!)
- Newfoundland was discovered by John Cabot, a European, in 1497.
- Before Cabot and even before the Vikings, Newfoundland was home to the Beothuks who are now an extinct race.
- The Beothuks used to hunt caribou. Caribou are still plentiful on the south coast and interior of Newfoundland. They generally avoid the main streets of St.John's, however...
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