The area was surveyed by Captain James Cook in Curling , with its fishery; Corner Brook West also known as Humber West or Westside with its retail businesses; Corner Brook East also known as Humbermouth and the Heights with its railway and industrial operations; and Townsite known as Corner Brook , home to the employees of the pulp and paper mill.
In , these four communities were amalgamated to form the present-day City of Corner Brook. The city has the largest regional hospital in western Newfoundland.
It also has a wide array of shopping and retail businesses and federal and provincial government offices. Corner Brook is also home to the province's newest high school , Corner Brook Regional High , which is an amalgamation of the former Regina and Herdman Collegiate high schools. The arena was built in and was one of the main venues used when the city of Corner Brook hosted the Canada Games. The campus houses the Grenfell Art Gallery. The Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre among other institutions thrive in promoting the arts on all levels from visual arts to theatre and well beyond.
In , the City's newest theatre and gallery, the Rotary Arts Centre opened. The March Hare literary festival occurs every March and celebrates poetry and written works from around the world, featuring poets from around Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and the world. Atlantic Canada's largest poetry festival was founded in the late s by poet and playwright Al Pittman , and Corner Brook author, historian Rex Brown.
In April, the April Rabbit showcases new and young writers. The station was previously only available online. However, the station received its broadcast license from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on October 6 , and commenced FM broadcasting on November 5, The radio station is located on Brook Street, in the city's downtown district.
The highest voting winning councillor becomes Deputy Mayor. The current mayor of the city is Jim Parsons. The deputy mayor is Bill Griffin. Municipal elections in Corner Brook are held every four years, on the last Tuesday in September. In the municipal elections held on September 26, ; business consultant Jim Parsons was elected Mayor defeating incumbent Charles Pender. Corner Brook Transit is a privately operated local bus service.
Climate[ edit ] Corner Brook Corner Brook has a humid continental climate typical of most of Newfoundland. It is warmer in summer than St. John's due to less maritime exposure, whereas winters are colder than in the provincial capital.
In terms of its overall climate, it is quite maritime, especially taking into account how the climate is in mainland Canada on similar latitudes. Precipitation is heavy year-round, but highest in December and January and lowest in April and May, with relatively more dry, stable conditions extending into July many years. The Corner Brook area lies in an especially heavy snow belt because of cold Arctic air masses from mainland Canada, coming from the west or northwest, crossing the waters of the Gulf of St.
Lawrence and picking up moisture, resulting in "sea-effect" snow similar to "lake effect" snow in US locations like Muskegon and Sault Ste.
The "sea effect" snow comes in addition to the heavy snow that can accompany mid-latitude storms, called "nor'easters," that approach the area from the U. Northeastern and New England states. Such storms can bring high winds and heavy precipitation, with possibly-changing precipitation types in a single storm. The combination of intense winter storms and "sea effect" snow make December and January the wettest months on average in Corner Brook.
Climate data for Corner Brook, — normals, extremes —present Month.