periods of time and would only travel to Newfoundland temporarily. Retrieved July 19, 2006. A trip to Newfoundland reveals a place distinct from the rest of Canada, where even local time ticks away at its own pace-the island's time zone is 30 minutes ahead of the mainland's. On July 1, 1916, at Beaumont-Hamel, France, 753 men of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment went over the top of a trench. Stephenville, former location of the Ernest Harmon Air Force Base and currently the Stephenville Airport. John's, along with the Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook, in addition to the College of the North Atlantic based in Stephenville and other communities.