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Community Profile: South West Nova Scotia

In the tri county region of Nova Scotia you can celebrate the enchanted sea, the beautiful Annapolis Valley, and the historic charm of Acadian communities. Come and discover our delightful fishing villages; take a hike along rugged shorelines, along tranquil bays, or along the beautiful beaches. The Tides in the Bay of Fundy’s Minas Basin can rise up to 16.5 meters.

Traveling through Digby, Yarmouth and Shelburne Counties means encountering a rich cultural diversity, farms, orchards, and natural beauty.


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About the Area
Geography

Area:
7,747 km
Coastline:
2,169 km (incl. islands)

Important Centres

Municipality of Clare:
(pop. 8,813)
Municipality of Digby:
(pop. 7,986)
Town of Digby:
(pop. 2,092)
Municipality of Argyle:
(pop. 8,656)
Municipality of Yarmouth:
(pop. 7,162)
Municipality of Barrington:
(pop. 7,331)
Municipality of Shelburne:
(pop. 4,828)
Town of Shelburne:
(pop. 2,013)
Town of Lockeport:
(pop. 701)

Total Population:
59,886
Founded:
1604
Settled by:
Mi’kmaq, French Acadians, British, Loyalists, Black Loyalists
Common Languages:
English, French


Community
Education
Université Sainte-Anne
Nova Scotia Community College - Burridge Campus

NSCC - Digby Community Learning Centre
NSCC - Shelburne Campus
39 public schools
26 licensed day-care centres

Healthcare
40 family physicians
9 hospitals/health care centres

Cultural Groups
La Société acadienne de Clare
Le Conseil acadien de Par-en-Bas
Union of Nova Scotia Indians, Acadia Band
Osprey Arts Centre Association
Yarmouth Arts Regional Council

Media Outlets
CIFA (French)
CKBW Bridgewater
Radio CJLS Ltd.
Société Radio-Canada
CKDY FM
The Vanguard
Le Courrier de la Nouvelle-Écosse
The Digby Courier
The Shelburne County Coastr Guard

Accessibility
Distance to Halifax
300 km
Means of travel
Shuttle service from Yarmouth and Digby, bus from Digby (a taxi will pick up passengers in Church Point, free, to meet this bus), car via Highways 101 or 103

Business
Key Industries
Fisheries, Tourism, Forestry, Ship building

Primary Natural Resources
Fish, Lumber

Major Employers
Hospitals, school boards

Annual Tourism Revenue
$87.85 Million

Business Organizations
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) - Digby
ACOA - Yarmouth
Nova Scotia Business Inc.
Nova Scotia Economic Development
Access Nova Scotia
Le Conseil de Développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse
Community Access Program
South West Shore Development Authority
Women in Business Initiative
Community Business Resource Network
Black Business Initiative














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