Municipality of the District of East Hants

East Hants, officially named the Municipality of the District of East Hants, is a district municipality in Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Statistics Canada classifies the district municipality as a municipal district.

With its administrative seat in Elmsdale, the district municipality occupies the eastern half of Hants County from the Minas Basin to the boundary with Halifax County, sharing this boundary with the Municipality of the District of West Hants. It was made in 1861 from the former townships of Uniacke, Rawdon, Douglas, Walton, Shubenacadie and Maitland. Its most settled area is in the Shubenacadie Valley.

East Hants
Municipality of the District of East Hants
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Official seal of East Hants

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Motto(s): 
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Location of District of the Municipality of East Hants
Location of District of the Municipality of East Hants
Coordinates: 45°03′N 63°45′W / 45.05°N 63.75°W
Country Canada
Province Nova Scotia
CountyHants
IncorporatedApril 17, 1879
Electoral Districts    
Federal

Kings—Hants
ProvincialHants East
Government
 • TypeEast Hants Municipal Council
 • Municipal SeatElmsdale
 • WardenJim Smith
Area
 • Land1,786.56 km2 (689.79 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[2]
 • Total22,453
 • Change 2011-16
Increase1.5%
 • Census ranking
185 of 4,870
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
Area code(s)902
Dwellings8,753
Median Income*$56,591 CDN
WebsiteOfficial website
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

Demographics

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Municipality of the District of East Hants recorded a population of 22,453 living in 9,057 of its 9,930 total private dwellings, a change of 1.5% from its 2011 population of 22,111. With a land area of 1,786.56 km2 (689.79 sq mi), it had a population density of 12.6/km2 (32.6/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

Population trend[3]
Census Population Change (%)
2016 22,453 Increase1.5%
2011 22,111 N/A (redefined boundaries)
2006 23,387 Increase2.7%
2001 20,821 Increase5.3%
1996 19,767 Increase6.5%
1991 18,560 N/A
Mother tongue language (2006)[1]
Language Population Pct (%)
English only 20,515 96.02%
Other languages 515 2.41%
French only 310 1.45%
Both English and French 25 0.12%

Public Works

The Public Works division operates two water utility distribution sites and three sewage collection and treatment systems for communities in the serviced areas adjacent to Highway 102 and along the Shubenacadie River. The division also operates an engineered spring which draws additional water from Grand Lake to the Shubenacadie River during low water level events.

Drinking water is distributed across 71.0 kilometers of main distribution lines. Wastewater is distributed through 80.5 kilometers of wastewater collection mains. Please visit the Public Works section for more detailed information.

The Environmental Services division works closely with Public Works. This division monitors and reviews data to ensure compliance of operating approvals. Environmental Services also runs a watershed protection program that focuses on building awareness of watershed issues that impact watersheds of interest to the municipality.[4]

Notable people

Communities

Education

  • Riverside Educational Centre middle school is located in Milford Station
  • Elmsdale District School is located in Elmsdale
  • Kennetcook District Elementary is located in Kennetcook
  • Uniacke District School is located in Mount Uniacke
  • Hants East Rural High School is located in Milford Station
  • Hants North Rural High School is located in Kennetcook

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Hants&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=Custom&Custom=1000,7000,8000 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: East Hants Municipal District, Nova Scotia
  2. ^ a b "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Nova Scotia)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 12, 2017.
  3. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
  4. ^ http://easthants.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=204267fffd75456bb8d5d02ab1d0d8ce

External links

Coordinates: 45°3′N 63°45′W / 45.050°N 63.750°W

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Hillsvale is a small community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in The Municipality of the District of East Hants in Hants County.

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Latties Brook, Nova Scotia

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MacPhees Corner, Nova Scotia

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Maple Grove, Nova Scotia

Maple Grove is a small community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in The Municipality of the District of East Hants in Hants County.

Minasville, Nova Scotia

Minasville is a small community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in The Municipality of the District of East Hants in Hants County.

The home of the Mariner of Minasville Captain William Scott (1846-1934). He served in the American Civil War and fought in the Seven Days Battle. A film about his life premiered at the Atlantic Film Festival (See Mariner of Minasville).

Minasville is the hometown of Robin White.

Municipality of the District of West Hants

West Hants, officially named the Municipality of the District of West Hants, is a district municipality in Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Statistics Canada classifies the district municipality as a municipal district.

It occupies the western half of Hants County, running from the Minas Basin to the boundary with Halifax County, sharing this boundary with the Municipality of the District of East Hants.

West Hants entirely surrounds the incorporated Town of Windsor.

Noel Road, Nova Scotia

Noel Road is a small community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in The Municipality of the District of East Hants in Hants County. The community is named after Noel Doiron.

North Noel Road, Nova Scotia

North Noel Road is a small community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in The Municipality of the District of East Hants in Hants County. The community is named after Noel Doiron.

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Northfield is a small community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in The Municipality of the District of East Hants in Hants County.

Nova Scotia Route 202

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Riverside Corner, Nova Scotia

Riverside Corner is a small community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in The Municipality of the District of East Hants in Hants County.

Selma, Nova Scotia

Selma is a small community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in The Municipality of the District of East Hants in Hants County.

South Uniacke, Nova Scotia

South Uniacke is a small community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in The Municipality of the District of East Hants in Hants County.

West Gore, Nova Scotia

West Gore is a small community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in The Municipality of the District of East Hants in Hants County.

West Gore is a rural area. Once a thriving mining community, it is now mostly home to few farms and very few businesses.

White Settlement, Nova Scotia

White Settlement is a small community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in The Municipality of the District of East Hants in Hants County.

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