Conception Bay Newfoundland
(inc. 1971; pop. 1976, 9,743). As the name indicates, this town is located on the southeastern side of Conception Bay, and includes the settlements of Topsail, Chamberlains, Codner, Long Pond, Manuels, Kelligrews, Upper Gullies and Seal Cove qqv. The town was incorporated on September 1, 1971 and the mayor at that time was Gerald Greenslade. The town lies within the federal electoral district of St. John's East, and the Provincial district of Conception Bay South. The community is about 32 km (20 mi) long and 5 km (3 mi) wide on the east side of the bottom of Conception Bay. According to the 1976 census, the population of the town was 9,743; however, the Conception Bay South Town Council estimated that the resident population was approximately 17,500 in 1977.
The town, in 1980, had several large supermarkets, department stores, hardware stores, and building supply companies, in addition to two movie theaters, the Conception Bay South Stadium, and seven schools (secondary, technological and vocational). There was a number of parks, playgrounds and swimming pools spread throughout the seven communities. Although a considerable percentage of the town's population commuted to St. John's each day to work, there was still some fishing carried on, but only on a small scale.
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