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Rigolet, Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada)

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[Rigolet flag] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 5 May 2009

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The flag

Rigolet is in the Nunatsiavut land settlement area:


Rigolet was established in 1735 as a trading post. It has a population of 315 inhabitants and is located on Hamilton Inlet, which is at the entrance to Lake Melville. Economic Activity and Potential Lake Melville is a fresh water lake and freezes over in winter, closing the port of Goose Bay to navigation. Rigolet, on the other hand, is on salt water and is accessible just about year-round. Because Rigolet has an abundance of land and water reserves and is in a southern location, it has outstanding development potential as a year-round shipping port. Recently, infrastructure has been added to support this purpose.

Phil Nelson, 14 June 2005

A Canadian-style vertical triband (1+2+1) in the traditional Labrador colors of white, green, and (light) blue — thus joining both national and regional symbols (but not provincial) on the town flag.

Lettering "Town of Rigolet" in black sans-serif capitals arched across the top half of the flag, covering all three stripes (instesections at "W" and "OL"). The exact typeface eluded me, as the "G" is like Arial, while the "R" is like Swiss/Helvetica.

On the lower part of the green area, a naturalistic representation what I presume to be two Ptarmigans (a.k.a. Rock Ptarmigan, Snow Chicken, Snow Partridge: Lagopus muta) — this bird is the official bird of Nunavut, and possibly a good choice for a town located outside Nunavut but inhabited by Inuit, located on the Labrador Inuit Land Claims area, and overseen by the Nunatsiavut government. Standard image attached as . This central design is also used as town logo, as seen on this Town Council building sign. See also Wikipedia: Rigolet.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 5 May 2009