La Scie

La Scie is a town in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The town had a population of 872 in the Canada 2016 Census, down from 899 in 2011.[1]

La Scie

Country Canada
Province Newfoundland and Labrador
Time zoneUTC-3:30 (Newfoundland Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC-2:30 (Newfoundland Daylight)
Area code(s)709


The name of the town originates from French fishermen who called it La Scie, which in French means The Saw. This is reference to the silhouette of the hills around the town which resemble the teeth of a saw blade. This is also depicted in the town's seal.[2] La Scie was settled by Irish and English fisherman after the French relinquished their fishing rights to the French Shore in 1904. By 1911 the population had grown to 429.[3]

The United States Air Force built and operated a radar station in the area from 1957 to 1961.[4]

See also


  1. "Canada 2016 Census". Statistics Canada.
  2. "La Scie - Newfoundland and Labrador".
  3. "La Scie".
  4. "Information for La Scie AS, NL, CN".

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