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Shoal Cove West
Population: 140
Yes Cell phone service
No DSL/Cable Internet
Yes Fire services
Yes Garbage collection
Yes Postal services
No Town Water & Sewer Hook-up
No Water & sewer
No Campground
Yes Convenience items
No Food service
No Gasoline
Yes Groceries
No Pharmacy
Travel by road to main centres...
Corner Brook325 km(195 mi)
Deer Lake275 km(165 mi)
St Anthony166 km(100 mi)
Shoal Cove West is a small fishing community located on the southwest side of St. Margaret's Bay. The first known settlers to Shoal Cove West came in the late eighteenth century. This was due to the fact that nearby St. John's Island was a better site to base fishing enterprises. Over time Shoal Cove West grew and in 1911, when it first appeared in the Newfoundland census, the population was 44. The residents of the community fish a variety of fish including salmon and cod. In the past they also hunted, trapped, and worked in the forest during the winter months. But, this traditional lifestyle has mostly disappeared by the beginning of the 21st century. What has remained is strong connection between residents and the environment that surrounds the community.
Community and business services for Shoal Cove West are found in near by communities. Services include a K-12 school, Viking Trail Academy (located 43 kms north in Plum Point). Health care is provided in Port Saunders (108 kms south). A Canada Post Mail Box and retail stores are available. Additional community, recreational and other business services are found in the towns of Port Saunders, Port au Choix and Hawkes Bay 108 kms to the south or Plum Point 43 kms to the north.

Visitors to Shoal Cover West and area can enjoy the local scenery, wildlife and can walk along the beach.
Facilities & Services
Religious Institutions:
· St. Margarets of Scotland Anglican Church
Volunteer Service Groups:
· Anglican Church Women
· Fishery Committee
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