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Cox's Cove is a town in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The town had a population of 646 in the Canada 2006 Census. The small community is mainly based on the fishery and mink farm and construction industries.HistoryA fishing and logging community on the south side of Middle Arm in the Bay of Islands, Cox's Cove was originally settled 1840 by Thomas O'Grady and George, John and William Cox, herring and lobster fishermen. The community was also a regular port of call for the northern coastal boats. Cox's Cove was designated a reception centre in 1965 under the first Federal-Provincial Community Consolidation Programme, and from 1965 to 1970 received families from the nearby communities of Penguin Arm and Brakes Cove. Cox's Cove was incorporated in 1969, and by 1980 had a full range of municipal services. In 1970 the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador established a new fish plant in the community. In 1979 Cox's Cove received a new water and sewerage system serving seventy per cent of the community. In 1981 the herring fishery and plant employed the majority of Cox's Cove's labour force.Public resourcesThe community has a public arena, post office, town hall, Anglican and Pentencostal churches, walking trails, and a fish plant and mink farm, which employs many of the community's residents and is a major part of the town culture.EntertainmentEach year Cox's Cove also hosts the Big Hill Festival during the summer, which brings provincial attention to the community's culture.GovernmentThe town of Cox's Cove operates under the guidance of an elected Town Council. The Mayor's Office for the Town Of Cox's Cove is located at 4 Main Street, Cox's Cove.
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