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Encyclopedia > Fall River, Nova Scotia
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Communities in Nova Scotia
Communities in Halifax Regional Municipality
Fall River
Community Statistics
Area 47.39 km²
Population 5149 *
Year Founded Late 1700s
Neighbourhoods in Community
Ashburn , Cappilano , Fall River Village , Miller Lake ,Schwarzwald ,Schwarzwald Heights
Governing Council
Halifax Regional Council
Community Council
Marine Drive Valley & Canal
Other Information
Postal Code FSA Range B2T
Telephone exchanges (902) 576 860 861
Website http://www.fallriver.ca/
Adjacent Counties
NORTH
Hants
WEST EAST
Lunenburg, Guysbourgh
SOUTH
Atlantic Ocean
Nova Scotia Counties
Annapolis, Antigonish, Cape Breton, Colchester, Cumberland, Digby, Guysbourgh, Lunenburg, Halifax, Hants, Inverness, Kings,Pictou, Queens, Richmond, Shelburne, Victoria, Yarmouth
Footnotes
* According to StatCan Census Year 2001

Fall River is a community of the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia (Canada), to the north of Bedford and east of Lower Sackville. As of 2001, the population was 4,393. Fall River is named from a river running between Miller Lake and Lake Thomas. The Falls of Fall River were demolished in the 1960s during the construction of the Bicentennial Highway leading to Halifax. Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Official languages English, French (Canadian Gaelic) [] Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 11 10 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total)  Ranked... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nova_Scotia. ... Image File history File links Halifaxregionlogo. ... Motto: E Mari Merces(Latin) From the Sea, Wealth Coordinates: Country Canada Province Nova Scotia Established April 1, 1996  - Mayor Peter Kelly  - Governing body Halifax Regional Council  - MPs Alexa McDonough, Geoff Regan, Michael Savage, Peter Stoffer, (Bill Casey), (Gerald Keddy), (Peter MacKay)  - MLAs Barry Barnet, Keith Colwell, Kevin Deveaux, Darrell... Events and trends The Bonneville Slide blocks the Columbia River near the site of present-day Cascade Locks, Oregon with a land bridge 200 feet (60 m) high. ... Halifax Regional Council is the governing body for the Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia. ... Nova Scotia - 76 FSAs Categories: Canada Post ... Area code 902 is the telephone area code in the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, encompassing the whole of both provinces. ... Hants County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Lunenburg County is a county located on the South Shore of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Guysborough County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Annapolis County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Antigonish County, Nova Scotia is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Cape Breton County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, on Cape Breton Island. ... Colchester County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Cumberland County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Digby County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Guysborough County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Lunenburg County is a county located on the South Shore of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Halifax County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Hants County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Inverness County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Kings County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Pictou County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Queens County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Richmond County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Shelburne County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Victoria County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Yarmouth County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Motto: E Mari Merces(Latin) From the Sea, Wealth Coordinates: Country Canada Province Nova Scotia Established April 1, 1996  - Mayor Peter Kelly  - Governing body Halifax Regional Council  - MPs Alexa McDonough, Geoff Regan, Michael Savage, Peter Stoffer, (Bill Casey), (Gerald Keddy), (Peter MacKay)  - MLAs Barry Barnet, Keith Colwell, Kevin Deveaux, Darrell... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Official languages English, French (Canadian Gaelic) [] Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 11 10 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total)  Ranked... Bedford (2001 pop. ... The northern portion of Lower Sackville. ... Miller Lake may refer to: Miller Lake, a lake in Fall River, Nova Scotia Miller Lake, a lake in Carver County, Minnesota Miller Lake, a lake in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Highway 102 is a north-south highway in Nova Scotia that runs from Halifax to Onslow. ...

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History

Fall River was settled in the very late 1700s by Germans. One of the first families to be found in the area had the surname of Muller (now anglicized to Miller), and they had come from Germany. Some of their descendants are still living in the Fall River area. Miller Lake is named after this family. In the 1830s, Charles P Allen operted a water-powered mill on the falls at Miller lake, where he manufactured furniture. The Shubenacadie Canal was operating during the 1850s, and this waterway which connected Halifax Harbour to the Minas basin, ran through Fall River by way of the lakes, and the now tumbled down cut stones of the canal-locks, can be still be seen at the meeting of Lake Thomas and Fletcher Lake. Fletcher Lake was named after Robert Fletcher, who operated an Inn and way station on the stagecoach road (Cobequid road) to Truro, at the site of the present day Locks, during the 1830s and '40s. Events and trends The Bonneville Slide blocks the Columbia River near the site of present-day Cascade Locks, Oregon with a land bridge 200 feet (60 m) high. ... An 19th century canal that crosses Nova Scotia, Canada, linking Halifax harbour with the Bay of Fundy. ... // Events and Trends Technology Production of steel revolutionised by invention of the Bessemer process Benjamin Silliman fractionates petroleum by distillation for the first time First transatlantic telegraph cable laid First safety elevator installed by Elisha Otis Science Charles Darwin publishes The Origin of Species, putting forward the theory of evolution...


Through the later part of the 1800s and early 1900s, Fall River was largely a sleepy little village and did not grow much in population. There was a blacksmith shop operated by Miller's during the 1930s, located on the east side of Lake Thomas, and the old building is still there as late as 2006. The old general store of Neil Miller was a major fixture in the village, dating from the late 1940s well into the late 1980s. Beginning of the Napoleonic Wars (1805 - 1815). ... // First flight by the Wright brothers, December 17, 1903. ...


THE HOME OF THE REEFER WARRIORS


Growth

Fall River has been expanding rapidly over the past 10 years with the construction of a Sobeys and surrounding shopping centre, McDonalds, and Tim Hortons. Lockview High School opened its doors in 2000 to relieve strain on the aging Charles P. Allen High School in Bedford. Fall River also has two elementary schools, Holland Road Elementary School and Ash Lee Jefferson Elementary School as well as one Junior High; Georges P. Vanier. Due to the increased presence of schools and retail, Fall River serves as a hub for neighboring communities. Sobeys TSX: SBY is a Canadian supermarket chain headquartered in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants [1]. Although McDonalds did not invent the hamburger or fast food, its name has become nearly synonymous with both. ... This article is about the restaurant. ... Lockview High School is a high school located in Fall River, Nova Scotia, serving the areas of Fall River, Beaverbank, Windsor Junction, Waverley and Wellington. ... Charles P. Allen High School, is a senior high school located in Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada named for Charles Pillsbury Allen; a local furniture manufacturer and founder of the nearby community of Waverley. ...


There are three major subdivisions in Fall River, the first being called The Schwarzwald (named after the famed Black Forest in Germany) and developed by the Miller family in the mid 1970s. Schwarzwald has in the past year started development of a new section called Schwarzwald Heights.


The second subdivision being Fall River Village. Fall River Village was established in 1973 with over 1000 acres (4 km²) of land and 200 acres yet to be developed. 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ...


Also Capillano is the third major subdivison, with the golf course Ashburn just outside, Cappilano is the newest of the three subdivisions.


An up-scale development is also located on Guildwood Drive on the eastern shore of Miller Lake, having large properties with extensive waterfrontage. Tillmann Brook, a nearby waterway to this development, runs from Soldier Lake and empties into Miller Lake. This waterway is also named for another older Fall River family by the name of Tillmann, who also originated in Germany, although coming later to the area just after World War II, around 1947. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ...


Plans are underway for a new Fire Station and Recreation/sports center in the Fall River-Waverley area.


Waterways

There are many lakes in Fall River and its surrounding communities of Wellington, Waverley, Windsor Junction and Lakeview. There is an eighteen-hole golf course, Ashburn Golf Club [1], and a park, Laurie Provincial Park [2]. For other uses, see Wellington (disambiguation). ... Waverley is the name of several different things. ...


Lake Thomas and Fletcher's Lake in Fall River form a section of the Shubenacadie Canal, which connects the Bay of Fundy with the Halifax Harbour. An 19th century canal that crosses Nova Scotia, Canada, linking Halifax harbour with the Bay of Fundy. ... The Bay of Fundy (French: ) is a bay located on the Atlantic coast of North America, on the northeast end of the Gulf of Maine between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, with a small portion touching the U.S. state of Maine. ... Halifax Harbour, October 13, 2006. ...


Soldier Lake, a large body of water lying almost completely within the boundaries of the game sanctuary.


Johnson River, a small river emptying into the east side of Soldier Lake and originating in the rugged interior of the game sanctuary.


Tillmann Brook, a swift flowing waterway, begins at a Nova Scotia Power Hydro dam on Soldier Lake inside the Waverley Game Sanctuary, eventually emptying into Miller Lake. Tillmann Brook is known for its trout and beaver lodges.


Third Lake, the third in a series of lakes starting in Lower Sackville. Third Lake forms part of the western boundary of Fall River


Kinsac Lake, a large lake, part of which forms another section of the western boundary of Fall River


Miller Lake, from which Fall River flows into Lake Thomas.


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