- Humber Valley
After the river discharges into Deer Lake, the valley broadens to include the entire width of the lake including the town of Deer Lake, as well as the local service districts of St. Jude’s and Pynn’s Brook, and the community of Pasadena.
The valley narrows at the western end of the lake where it discharges into the Lower Humber River. This remaining part of the valley includes the local service district of Little Rapids, as well as the
Humber Valley Resort(a golfing development adjacent to the Marble Mountain Ski Resort), and the community of Steady Brook.
The valley ends at the eastern end of Corner Brook where the river discharges into the Bay of Islands at the appropriately-named "Humbermouth".
The Humber Valley region has a
populationof about 36,000 people, this is the major hub for Western Newfoundland. It is considered one of the most picturesque areas of the province.
The Great Humber Joint Council was formed by various towns in the Humber Valley Region and consists of:
* Deer Lake
* Steady Brook
* Glenburnie - Birch Head - Shoal Brook(1)
* Corner Brook
* Massey Drive
* Irishtown - Summerside
* Hughes Brook
* Cox's Cove
* Mount Moriah
* Jackson's Arm
Past active member communities
* Humber Arm South
Observing member communities
* Sops Arm(2)
* Pollards Point(2)
* St. Jude's(2)
* Pynn's Brook(2)
* Little Rapids(2)
Non-active member communities
* Lark Harbour
* York Harbour
(1) GBS is not in the region but the community asked for membership and the borders were shifted to accommodate this addition.
(2) These communities are not incorporated municipalities, rather they are
Local Service Districts.
Federally, the region is represented by the district of
Humber—St. Barbe—Baie Verte. Provincially it is spread across four districts: Humber Valley, Humber East, Humber West, and Bay of Islands.
People in the region work in many different areas like the Kruger
pulp millin Corner Brook, which has a major economic presence in the region; this mill also operates the Deer Lake hydro-electric generating station. The Deer Lake Regional Airport, along with various government departments and facilities, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, limited agriculture, and a growing tourism industry centred on the Humber Valley Resort, the Marble Mountain Ski Resort, and the region's proximity to Gros Morne National Parkare major economic instigators.
* [http://www.cornerbrook.com The City of Corner Brook]
* [http://www.steadybrook.com The Town of Steady Brook]
* [http://www.town.pasadena.nf.ca The Town of Pasadena]
* [http://www.town.deerlake.nf.ca The Town of Deer Lake]
* [http://cormack.netfirms.com/ The Town of Cormack]
* [http://www.cornet.nf.ca/web/reidville/Reidville.html The Town of Reidville 2]
* [http://www.humbervalley.com The Humber Valley Resort]
* [http://www.skimarble.com Marble Mountain]
* [http://www.skipasadena.net Pasadena Ski and Nature Park]
List of communities in Newfoundland and Labrador
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