How a small town in Newfoundland is fighting for its very existence


The town of Forteau, Newfoundland is situated on the Labrador Straits and is home to just over 500 people. The town has a long and storied history, dating back to the late 1700s when it was first settled by the French. The town was later taken over by the British and was used as a base for the cod fisheries. Forteau was also the site of a Hudson’s Bay Company trading post.

In recent years, Forteau has been struggling to maintain its population and its economy. The cod fisheries have all but dried up and the town has been hit hard by the recession. Many of the town’s young people have left in search of work elsewhere.

The town’s residents are fighting back however. They are working to attract new businesses and to promote tourism in the area. There are several bed and breakfasts in town and the town is also home to a number of artists and crafters. The town’s residents are hopeful that by promoting the town’s unique history and its natural beauty, they will be able to attract new visitors and revitalize the town.

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  1. Forteau is a charming town with a lot of history. It’s great to see the residents working to revitalize the town and promote its unique character.

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