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Community Profile: Colchester

Located in the heart of Nova Scotia, Colchester has been called one of the best places to live in all of Canada, according to Chatelaine and 50+ magazine. The area is mostly rural, with three municipalities.

The region is strategically positioned to grow due to its location on two 100-series highways, next to the Port of Halifax, and adjacent to a national rail system. The proximity to Halifax is a strength residents can enjoy rural living, one hour from the fastest growing city in Atlantic Canada. It also boasts the world renowned views of the Bay of Fundy.


Colchester

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About the Area
Geography

Area:
3,627.72 km

Important Centres

Truro:
(pop. 11,765)
Stewiacke:
(pop. 1,421)
Colchester:
(pop. 50,023)

Total Population:
50,023
Founded:
1760-1761
Settled by:
Irish from New Hampshire
Common Languages:

English and French


Community
Education
Nova Scotia Agricultural College
Nova Scotia Community College (Truro Campus)
Success College of Applied Arts and Technology
30 public schools

Healthcare
32 family physicians
2 hospitals/health care centres

Cultural Groups
Marigold Cultural Centre

Media Outlets
Big Dog 100.9FM
Cat Country 99.5FM
CBHC 89.1
Hope 98.5FM
Truro Daily News
Mi'kmaq Maliseet Nations News (Monthy Paper)
Shoreline Journal
Truro Magazine
The Light (Tatamagouche)

Accessibility
Distance to Halifax
105 km
Means of travel
Green Rider Ltd, Acadian Bus Lines, Via Rail Canada

Business
Key Industries
Light manufacturing, Distribution/Transport, Agriculture

Primary Natural Resources
Forestry, Limestone, Gravel

Major Employers
Convergys Corp., Stanfields Ltd., Crossley Carpet Mills, Intertape Polymer Group, Peter Kohler Windows and Entrance Systems

Annual Tourism Revenue
$59.75 Million (2006)

Business Organizations
Truro and District Chamber of Commerce
Rotary Club of Truro
Junior Chamber International
Business Development Bank of Canada
Colchester Regional Development Agency
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency














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