Town of St. Anthony
PO Box 430
St. Anthony, NL A0K 4S0
P:(709) 454-3454/3453/2812
F:(709) 454-4154
E: stanthony@nf.aibn.com
 
Demographics
Population, 2016 2,258 [1]
Population, 2011 2,418 [1]
Population, 2006 2476 [2]
Population percentage change, 2011 to 2016  -6.6 [1]
Total private dwellings 1,040 [1]
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 920 [1]
Population density per square kilometre 61 [1]
Land area in square kilometres 37.02 [1]
Visible Minority (%) 4.2 [1]
Homeownership Rate 82.1 [1]
Median value of dwellings ($) 150,224 [1]
Median monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) 711 [1]
Average total income of economic families in 2015 ($)106,321 [1]
Participation rate 60.3 [1]
Employment rate 47.9 [1]
 
The Town of St. Anthony is located on the eastern coast of the Great Northern Peninsula. Located near northern terminus of the peninsula the Town is built around the St. Anthony Harbour which is capable of birthing large cruise ships, container ships and recreational craft [3]. The Town incorporated in 1945 and an airport 53 km to the west was constructed in 1957 and later replace in 1983 [4].
 
St. Anthony’s has a strong economic development campaign including videos that highlight business opportunities, current markets with fishing, container shipments, and tourism [3,5]. The Town is home to some key pieces of infrastructure including a cold storage facility that meets european standards, processing plants, offloading centre, and the last northern port of Newfoundland before the northwest passage [3]. Encouraging partnerships and offering tax incentives for business.
 
The medical profession is also strong in St. Anthony with a 50 bed regional referral centre, Curtis Memorial Hospital that offers primary and secondary services to the region [3]. In addition, opportunities for primary and secondary education are available at the Whitehills Academy (K-12) while the College of North Atlantic and Academy Canada meet higher education needs [3].
 
St. Anthony Basin Resource Incorporated (SABRI) is a corporation that manages a 3,000 metric tonne allocation of shrimp on behalf of communities from Big Brook to Goose Cove [6]. SABRI is comprised of 15 board members including five (5) fish persons, four (4) fish plant employees, four (4) community representatives, two (2) regional members representing committees from Big Brook to Goose Cove [6]. SABRI hired Kathleen Trucker in 2008 to identify and document historical cultural stories in the community, the project known as the Oral History Initiative [7]. The project has since been expanded to include Customs and Traditions (2014) and Trap Berth Fishery (2016) [7]. SABRI allocates a portion of their annual budget for community development projects and has completed such things as trial upgrades and broadband infrastructure in some communities [8].
 
In 2016 total allowable catch was decreased by 42.3% and the allocation system was changed from first in first out to proportional shares [6]. St. Anthony Seafoods is a partnership between Clearwater Seafoods Limited (75%) and SABRI (25%) [9]. Two plants one a shrimp processing facility that opened in 1999 and operates between April - November and a snow crab processing plant that opened in 2005. Products are shipped globally and the partnership also operates three cold storage facilities. The partnership employ some 200-215 persons each year [9]. The partnership is also looking to diversify into other species. In 2015, EIMSKIP secured a 20 year lease of Cold Storage facility [10]. EIMSKIP is a international container shipping company. SABRI in partnership with Memorial University is investigating the use of blue mussels and sea cucumber in nutraceuticals [11].
 
St. Anthony serves a regional population of 25,000 people and is a hub of the peninsula. Know as the Iceberg capital of the world, iceberg water along with fish, berries, and lumber are natural resources extracted in St. Anthony [3,12,13]. The Town is accessible via air, ferry, and car [14]. Within the 2010-2020 municipal plan the first three goals for St. Anthony refer to the economic diversification, support, and well being of the Town [15a].
 





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