- Ramea, Newfoundland and Labrador
official_name = Ramea
settlement_type = Town
pushpin_label_position = right
pushpin_map_caption = Location of Ramea in Newfoundland
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = CAN
subdivision_type1 = Province
subdivision_name1 = NL
subdivision_type3 = Census division
subdivision_name3 = 3
established_title = Settled
established_date = c. 1805
established_title2 = Incorporated (town)
established_date2 = March 20, 1951
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Lloyd Rossiter
leader_title1 = MLA
Kelvin Parsons( Burgeo and La Poile)
leader_title2 = MP
Bill Matthews( Random—Burin—St. George's)
area_total_km2 = 1.89
population_as_of = 2006
population_footnotes = Cite web|url= http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/profiles/community/Details/Page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=1003026&Geo2=PR&Code2=10&Data=Count&SearchText=ramea&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=10&B1=All&Custom= | title= Ramea Community Profile| author= Statistics Canada| authorlink=Statistics Canada|year= 2006 Census| accessdate= 2008-02-08 ]
population_total = 618
population_density_km2 = 326.3
utc_offset = -3:30
timezone_DST = Newfoundland Daylight
utc_offset_DST = -2:30
latd = 47
latm = 31
lats = 10.29
latNS = N
longd = 57
longm = 24
longs = 04.28
longEW = W
postal_code_type = Postal Code
postal_code = A0N 2J0
area_code = 709
blank_name = Highways
blank_info = Highway 480
Ramea, Newfoundland and Labrador (NST) is a small town located on Northwest Island, one of a group of five major islands located off the south coast of the island of Newfoundland,
Canada. The Island is approximately 3.1 km long by 1 km wide. The remaining islands in the archipelagoare Great (or Big) Island, Middle Island, Harbour Island, South West Island, and The Great Columbier. [ [http://www.wright-photo.com/ramea1.htm Ramea Island] ]
The community, originally settled in the early 1800s for its proximity to rich fishing grounds and safe anchorages, was once a thriving fishing village. The town of Ramea was incorporated in
1951. [ [http://www.explorenewfoundlandandlabrador.com/communities/ramea.htm Ramea - Newfoundland and Labrador] ] Since the cod moratoriumof 1992, the isolated community has struggled to survive, having declined to about 50% of its peak population of 1,120 in the 1970s.
In 2004 Ramea was chosen for the site for
Canada's first wind-diesel demonstration project was completed with the support of CETC-Ottawa. Six 65 kW wind turbines were installed on the island of Ramea , Newfoundland . The objective of the project was to demonstrate that the Wind-Diesel Integrated Control System (WDICS) can be used to displace diesel power generation by introducing wind to the island's grid and to show significant energy efficiency and reliability for northern, remote or isolated locations.CANMET Energy Technology Centre-Ottawa (CETC-Ottawa)
The Wind-Diesel pilot program generates around 1 million kWh electricity / yr and removes approximately 750 tonnes of emissions annually.
Ramea has recently been selected as the pilot site [ [http://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2007/nr/0726n05.htm Sod Turning for First Commercial Wind Farm in Newfoundland and Labrador] ] for a Wind-Hydrogen power system. The project is being undertaken by Hydro in partnership with
Natural Resources Canada, Memorial University, University of New Brunswickand Frontier Power Systems.
Statistics Canada detail demographics follow link [http://www12.statcan.ca/english/profil01/Details/details1.cfm?SEARCH=BEGINS&ID=1763&PSGC=10&SGC=1003026&DataType=1&LANG=E&Province=10&PlaceName=Ramea&CMA=&CSDNAME=Ramea&A=&TypeNameE=Town&Prov= here]
Flora and Fauna
There are a number of walks on the island, including a circular walk around the back of the island that passes by
Northwest Headlighthouse, one of the few remaining maned lighthouses in Canada. The walk also includes the Wind-Diesel plant.
Walking to the island's highest point on top of Man O'War Hill offers excellent views of
archipelagoand across to White Bear Bay.
Every year the islands plays host to a traditional music festival on the second weekend of August.
Kayaktrips around archipelagoare available as well as trips to neighbouring White Bear Bay.
There is a small softball field near the school, in which many of the town's youth enjoy themselves at the sport in their spare time. The school's own team, the St. Boniface Bobcats, were the winners of the boy's AAA softball regionals for southwest Newfoundland in fall of 2007.
List of cities and towns in Newfoundland and Labrador
List of people of Newfoundland and Labrador
* [http://www.explorenewfoundlandandlabrador.com/communities/ramea.htm Explore Newfoundland and Labrador]
* [http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/110482124/ABSTRACT Marital structure and genetic heterogeneity of Ramea Island, Newfoundland]
* [http://www.k12.nf.ca/stboniface/ St Boniface All Grade School]
* [http://www.easternoutdoors.com/pages/ramea.html Eastern Outdoors Kayaking and tourist information centre]
* [http://www.manl.nf.ca/seniorpuffin.htm Senior Puffin Museum]
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