West Coast Weather Bad For Economy

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Saturday, February 3, 2018
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The West Coast of Newfoundland has recently been experiencing an unusual number of rain events this winter.

It may be good news for those of us who don't like the snow, however, it is not good for the economy of Western Newfoundland.

Corner Brook gets about 401 cm of snow every year, Gros Morne National Park gets 637 cm and Stephenville gets 393 cm on average.

There is only a snow depth in Corner Brook of 26 cm.

On the West Coast there is a large snowmobiling community, snowmobilers cannot be out as often. As a result they are not buying as much gas, not stopping at stores for pit-stops to buy food and coffee/warm beverages. That is less money for these stores. 

Marble Mountain has been closed several days this ski season, and as a result there are not the same volume of sales. It has a domino effect, there are less hotel bookings, less people visiting to ski also means less people shopping at local shopping centres.

The Team

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