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BUSINESS - Town Profile


The town is the largest service centre in the area and the prevalent industries in the town and area include aquaculture and hydro generation.   Commercial development and residential development is continually expanding in both the town and area.  There is a major fish hatchery located within the town, an aquaculture equipment manufacturing and service firm, and an aquaculture product fish plant.   Located in the area is a major hydro generation plant and site, the largest on the island of Newfoundland.  Both industries are major employers and purchasers of goods and services. 

Public Services and Business Resources

The town has many business services and public services within the town.  Bank of Montreal (BMO) has a full service branch located in town and there are other commercial banks in the region and central NL.  There is a Regional Resource Centre located within the town which includes the Community Business Development Corporation, Dept. of Innovation, Business & Rural Development, Community Health Services, and Dept. of Advanced Education and Skills, etc.  There is also an Aquaculture Development Centre and Aquatic Health Laboratory (Dept. of Fisheries and Aquaculture) located within the town.   There is a full service Canada Post Office. 

Business Sector

Businesses located within the town include all the retail, wholesale, service, and other sectors desired by consumers and businesses alike.  The town has accommodations, food and restaurant services, grocery, hardware/building material, pharmacy, gas and convenience, auto repair, barber and beauty salons, funeral homes, clothing and variety, courier and transportation, taxi services, contracting, trucking, heavy equipment, construction and carpentry, bookkeeping, wholesale distributors, lounges, flowers and gifts, home decor, and more. 

Essential Services

Located within the town are many essential services.  There is a medical centre, emergency medical response (EMR) service, and fire department located within the town.  The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) detachment is also located in a nearby town of Milltown-Head Bay d'Espoir.  Bay d'Espoir Academy, a K to Grade 12 school is also located in Milltown-Head Bay'Espoir.  There is also cooperation with that town's fire department.  All of the forgoing essential services serve the entire area.

Recreation and Amenities

Amenities, recreational and leisure services located in the town and/or area include Arena and Recreation Complex, Community Park, Community Youth Network and Fitness Centre Facility, Seniors Club, Gymnasium, Public Library, Boat Launch, Cook's Landing Heritage Site,
RV Water Refill/Dumping Station, and much more. 

Service Organizations

There are many service organizations and community groups serving the community and related facilities.  These include the Lions Club Community Centre, Royal Canadian Legion, and others.  There are more details in other sections of this site.

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Town of St. Alban's, NL - 2014