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Encyclopedia > New Waterford, Nova Scotia
New Waterford, Nova Scotia
Country Canada
Provinces of Canada Nova Scotia
Regional Municipality Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Incorporated Town 1913
Dissolved August 1, 1995
Population (2001)
From StatsCan
 - Town 6,944
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 - Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Canadian Postal code B1H
Area code(s) 902
Telephone Exchange 862
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Places in Nova Scotia

New Waterford (2001 population: 6,944) is a community in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Image File history File links Acap. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English, Canadian Gaelic Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 11 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English, Canadian Gaelic Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 11 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) is a regional municipality in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... AST is a three-letter abbreviation that stands for a number of different things. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... ADT is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, as described below: Abstract data type, a computer programming term Asynchronous data transer, a method of transferring data Automatic double tracking, an audio recording technology invented for The Beatles American Discovery Trail, a coast-to-coast hiking trail across the mid... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... 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. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nova_Scotia. ... Communities of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada As designated by the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English, Canadian Gaelic Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 11 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... Motto: Fortuna Non Mutat Genus (Circumstances Do Not Change Our Origin) Country Province Established 1995 Government  - Type Regional Council  - Mayor John W. Morgan  - Governing Body Cape Breton Regional Council  - MPs Rodger Cuzner, Mark Eyking  - MLAs Frank Corbett, Cecil Clarke, Gordie Gosse, Manning MacDonald, Alfie MacLeod, David Wilson Area  - Municipality 2...

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Geography

New Waterford is located north of Sydney and northwest of Glace Bay. It is near the ocean and is bordered on one side by cliffs. New Waterford has rather flat terrain and has several fresh water lakes located nearby. Downtown Sydney, Nova Scotia. ... Glace Bay (2001 pop. ...


Economy

New Waterford is a fishing port and former coal-mining community that has been in economic decline in recent years. There are ongoing efforts to revitalize the area's economy including a slow but steady increase in jobs in the technology sector. Many residents had been reliant on the coal and steel industries, which are now closed. The last local mine closed in 2001. New Waterford's current main industry is the Catalogue Teleservices Company call centre for Spiegel and Newport News Carabella and AB Lamdon.


The town owes its name to the many immigrants originating from Waterford, Ireland. Most were fishermen who arrived here either via Newfoundland or directly from Ireland in the first decades of 19th century. This article is about the city in Ireland. ... Motto: Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei (Latin: Seek ye first the kingdom of God) Capital St. ...


Residents

Senior citizens make up a disproportionate number of town residents due to a long running unemployment problem and the economic development plans of the government which focused on propping up older declining industries. This had the effect of worsening employment prospects for younger workers resulting in a large migration of these younger workers from Cape Breton to other areas of the country where opportunities were available. The most popular destinations were in Ontario and Alberta. Many of these workers retained strong ties to Cape Breton and New Waterford and though they often emigrated in young adulthood and raised families out-of-province many would return after retirement. This is a common pattern in Cape Breton, some rural areas of mainland Nova Scotia and other less-populated areas of the maritime provinces mainly because of close family ties. The low cost of housing and relaxed atmosphere also contributes to the return of former "Capers" later in life. Old age consists of ages nearing the average lifespan of human beings, and thus the end of the human life cycle. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked... // The term Cape Breton appears in several different things: Cape Breton Island, a Canadian island on the Atlantic Ocean coast Cape Breton Highlands, a mountain range in northern Cape Breton Island. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English, Canadian Gaelic Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 11 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867...


Seasonal Work

A common employment option for Cape Bretoners is to temporarily move to a more prosperous area for work and then return to their hometown with their family for a period of time, either working at a lower-paying job or collecting government Employment Insurance benefits. Often this process is repeated for several years, allowing them to reside with their families for at least a portion of the year in spite of the difficult economic circumstances in the area. Unemployment benefits are sums of money given to the unemployed by the government or a compulsory para-governmental insurance system. ...


Eight-thirty whistle

At 8:30pm every day the local volunteer fire department sets off its air raid siren. This originated a long time ago, when a curfew was established, and continues in tradition to this day. The original intent of the whistle was to let small children know that they were to be inside or on their parents property. It is common for people who are away talking to loved ones in town when the whistle blows to get nostalgic when they hear it.


New Waterford Girl

The town was the setting for the 1999 comedic coming-of-age film New Waterford Girl. This article is about the year. ... New Waterford Girl is a Canadian comedy film, released in 1999. ...


New Waterford Girl is a dark comedy about Moonie Pottie, a gifted teenager, who dreams of life beyond her small town. She becomes inspired when a 15-year-old girl from New York moves in next door. Starring many local actors and mostly Canadian talent, it is set in the mid 70's. Most of the scenes in the movie were actually filmed in the neighbouring town of Glace Bay. One anachronism in the movie was that it portrayed a one room school house in use, but Breton Education Centre was built in 1970 and has been in use since. [1] The term problem plays is applied to the three plays William Shakespeare wrote between the last of his pure comedies (Twelfth Night) and the first of his pure tragedies (Othello) They are Alls Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure, Troilus and Cressida. ...


Events and celebrations

Coal dust days

Coal Dust Days is a week long celebration of the community taking place approximately the third week of July (July 15th to the 23rd in 2006). The activities range greatly, from crazy sunglasses day to meat darts. The most noted activities are Plummer Avenue Day, the Tavern Tour, and the Street Dance.[2] Musical performances are also spread across the week with performances by almost every one of the many local bands. [3]


Davis Day

Davis Day is a commemoration of the death of a Cape Breton miner, and father of 10, William Davis. He was shot to death by the coal company security force at Waterford Lake during a mining strike on June 11, 1925. Davis was not participating in the protest, which took the form of a march from the company power plant (by Waterford Lake) and ended by the railroad tracks between Daley Road and May Street. He was shot along with two other men, who survived. Davis Day is also known as Miners Memorial Day. Davis Day is an informal holiday in coal mining communities in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada commemorating the death of a Cape Breton miner, and father of 10, William Davis. ... William Davis, (June 3, 1887 – June 11, 1925), was a coal miner from Cape Breton Island. ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Coal bowl

New Waterford is the site of the annual New Waterford Coal Bowl Classic basketball tournament, which brings in teams from all across Canada to compete in a weeklong event. The Coal Bowl, first held in 1982, takes place in early February. The Coal Bowl Classic is a national invitational male/female high school basketball tournament held at Breton Education Centre in New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada. ...


Controversy

Substance abuse

Though some recent improvements have been made with the economy, continued high unemployment rates and other factors have lead to substance abuse problems that plague this and many other areas of Cape Breton. The abuse of prescription drugs like Oxycontin and other illegal drugs has increased and has had a profound effect on the community. [1]


References

  1. ^ "New Waterford Girl", IMDb. 
  2. ^ {{ cite news |url=http://www.coaldustdays.com/events.php |publisher=Coal Dust Days |title=Coal Dust Days 2006 }}
  3. ^ "CB Locals band list", CB Locals. 

Coordinates: 46°15′8″N, 60°5′38″W Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English, Canadian Gaelic Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 11 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... Counties in Nova Scotia shown with their county seats Annapolis County, Nova Scotia--Annapolis Royal Antigonish County, Nova Scotia--Antigonish Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia--Sydney Colchester County, Nova Scotia--Truro Cumberland County, Nova Scotia--Amherst Digby County, Nova Scotia--Digby Guysborough County, Nova Scotia--Guysborough Halifax County, 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. ... 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. ... Lunenburg County is a county located on the South Shore of 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. ... A regional municipality (or region) is a type of Canadian municipal government which works much like a county; the method of government depends on how it is defined. ... Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) is a regional municipality in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Motto: E Mari Merces(Latin) From the Sea, Wealth Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Nova Scotia Established April 1, 1996 Government  - Type Regional Municipality  - Mayor Peter Kelly  - Governing body Halifax Regional Council  - MPs List of MPs Alexa McDonough Geoff Regan Michael Savage Peter Stoffer (Bill Casey) (Gerald Keddy) (Peter MacKay)  - MLAs... The Queens Regional Municipality is a Canadian regional municipality located in southwestern Nova Scotia. ... Municipal Districts are Census subdivision used in Canada for the administration of rural areas including farmlands and unincorporated places such as hamlets. ... Argyle (2006 Population: 8,656) is a municipal district in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia. ... Barrington (2006 Population: 7,331) is a municipal district in western Shelburne County, Nova Scotia. ... This article is about the municipal district. ... Clare is a municipal district in western Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Digby is a municipal district in Digby County, Nova Scotia. ... East Hants is a municipal district in Hants County, Nova Scotia. ... The Municipality of the District of Guysborough is a municipal district in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia. ... This article is about the municipal district. ... Municipality of the District of Shelburne is a municipal district within Shelburne County, Nova Scotia. ... St. ... West Hants is a municipal district in Hants County, Nova Scotia. ... Yarmouth is a municipal district in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia. ... Ronda, Spain Main street in Bastrop, Texas, United States, a small town A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... The Nova Scotia Visitor Information Centre, located in Fort Lawrence, 3 kilometres west of Amherst. ... Website: http://www. ... Motto: Highland Heart of Nova Scotia Location of Antigonish, Nova Scotia Coordinates: , Country  Canada Province Image:Flag of Nova Scotia. ... Berwick is a town on the Cornwallis River in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Bridgetown is a town on the Annapolis River in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Website: http://www. ... Canso (2001 population: 992) is a small Canadian town in Guysborough County, on the north-eastern tip of mainland Nova Scotia. ... Clarks Harbour is a town on Cape Sable Island in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Digby, Nova Scotia in 1906 Digby, Nova Scotia in 2005 For other meanings of Digby, see Digby Digby is a town in western Nova Scotia which lies on the Annapolis Basin of the Bay of Fundy. ... Hantsport, Nova Scotia is a small town located on the Kings-Hants county line. ... Kentville is a town in Kings County, Nova Scotia. ... Lockeport is a town in Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Lunenburg waterfront Lunenburg waterfront (as viewed from a hotel) Lunenburg ( ) is a small town on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada approximately 90 kilometres southwest of Halifax, on the Atlantic coast. ... Mahone Bay (44. ... There are three Middletons in Nova Scotia. ... Mulgrave is a town on the Strait of Canso in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, Canada; immediately across from the town of Port Hawkesbury. ... Website:http://www. ... Main Street Parrsboro Parrsboro is a town located in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada, at 45. ... Pictou is a Canadian town on the northern coast of Pictou County, Nova Scotia. ... Port Hawkesbury, on Cape Breton Island Port Hawkesbury (2001 population 3,701) is a town located on the southwestern end of Cape Breton Island, on the north shore of the Strait of Canso, in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... The Cox Warehouse on Dock St. ... Springhill is a small Canadian town in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. ... Stellarton is a town located in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, Canada at a latitude of 45°34 North and longitude of 62°40 West. ... Stewiacke pronounced (Stoo-yahk) is a town in Nova Scotia, Canada, 45 minutes from Halifax. ... Trenton is a town located in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. ... Motto: Begun In Faith, Continued In Determination Location of Truro, Nova Scotia Coordinates: , Country Province Municipality Colchester County Founded 1759 Government  - Mayor Mayor W.R. (Bills) Mills  - Governing Body Truro Town Council Area  - Town 37. ... The town of Westville is one of five towns comprising the major population centres of Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada; the other four being the towns of Pictou, New Glasgow, Trenton and Stellarton. ... St. ... Wolfville streetscape, spring 2006. ... The current version of this article or section is written in an informal style and with a personally invested tone. ... Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... Aylesford is a village in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The village of Baddeck is located in Victoria County, Nova Scotia on Cape Breton Island in the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Bible Hill is a village in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Canning, Nova Scotia (population ~1000) is a village in northeastern Kings County located at the crossroads of Highway 221 and Highway 358. ... Chester (2001 pop. ... The village of Freeport, Nova Scotia in Digby County, Nova Scotia is located on Long Island in the Bay of Fundy. ... Greenwood (2001 pop. ... Havre Boucher, Nova Scotia Havre Boucher is a village of 3,000 people whom inhabit a village that was historically inhabited as a fishing village. ... Hebbville is a village bordering the town of Bridgewater in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Kingston is a village in Kings County on the north bank of the Annapolis River in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Lawrencetown is a village in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... New Minas is a village located in the eastern part of Kings County in Nova Scotias Annapolis Valley. ... Port Williams is a community on the Cornwallis River in Kings County, Nova Scotia, Canada, located across from Wolfville. ... Pugwash is a fishing, mining, and small-scale manufacturing community on the north shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... River Hebert is a village on the River Hebert in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada; it is approximately 25 kilometres southwest of Amherst. ... Mike Brady loves his wife of twenty-six years, Betty Ann Brady Mike is from Mt. ... Tatamagouche (population 738 in 2001) is a village located on the Northumberland Strait of Nova Scotia, Canada, 150 kilometers north of Halifax where the French and Waugh Rivers enter Tatamagouche Bay which serves as a natural harbour. ... Boars Head Lighthouse, Tiverton, Nova Scotia Tiverton is a small village located on the northeast tip of Long Island, Nova Scotia. ... The village of Westport, Nova Scotia in Digby County, Nova Scotia is located on Brier Island in the Bay of Fundy. ... Weymouth is a river village located in Digby County, Nova Scotia. ... Communities of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada As designated by the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1989 words)
Cape Breton Regional Municipality(46°09′ N 60°10′ W, AST), or CBRM as it is commonly known, is a regional municipality in the province of Nova Scotia.
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