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Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador Real Estate and Homes for Sale

Labrador City

Labrador City is a town in western Labrador (part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador), near the Quebec border with a population of 7,367 as of 2011. Labrador City is neighboured by Wabush, a smaller town with a population of approximately 1,861 as of 2011; together, the "twin towns" are known as Labrador West.Labrador City was founded in the 1960s to accommodate employees of the Iron Ore Company of Canada, and iron ore mining continues to be the primary industry in the town.Karen Oldford has served as mayor since Janice Barnes resigned in May 2012.Since the 2011 election, the federal riding of Labrador seat has been held by Peter Penashue, a Conservative Party member. The Labrador City town crest features a Snowy Owl holding a scroll perched atop a black spade on a mound of red earth, symbolizing iron ore mining. The spade is flanked by two caribou. Both Snowy Owls and caribou are native to the Labrador City area.The Labrador City town motto is Kamistiatusset, a Naskapi word meaning "land of the hard-working people."

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