Red Harbour is a Canadian municipality of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is located 20 kilometers northeast of Marystown. Take a look below for 16 fun and interesting facts about Red Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
1. Red Harbour was inhabited from the early 19th century until the early 1960s when the half dozen families living there abandoned the community under the resettlement program.
2. The present town was created when residents from Port Elizabeth (Flat Islands) convinced the provincial government to relocate them to Red Harbour during the resettlement program of the 1960s.
3. Red Harbour is primarily a fishing community.
4. Species fished are lobster, snowcrab, lumproe, and cod.
5. The town has modern harbour facilities constructed in 1997.
6. Janelle Slaney is the current Town Clerk.
7. Kevin Paddle served as Town Clerk/Manager from 2003 to 2019.
8. The position was previously held by Trudy Bennett (1997–2003) and prior to Ms. Bennett by Walter Kenway who served as Town Clerk for many years.
9. Mr. Kenway was also Mayor of Red Harbour for several years and was one of the community leaders responsible for creating the community in 1969.
10. The population at the time of the 2006 national census was 214.
11. As of December 2017, the population was just over 190.
12. The population is aging, more than 70% of homeowners in the community are over 50 years of age and more than 50% are over 60 years of age.
13. It is the only community in Newfoundland to have been created as a result of resettlement.
14. The town has modern facilities normally found only in larger towns and is well managed.
15. Red Harbour remains debt free while providing residents with water and sewer, garbage collection, snowclearing, street lighting, paved street, and road maintenance.
16. Property taxes have been set at 9 mills since 2005 and water and sewer rates have remained at $240 per year. These rates are lower than the rates in any neighbouring town.