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Havre Boucher

Havre Boucher
Village
Location of Havre Boucher, Nova Scotia
Coordinates:
Country  Canada
Province  Nova Scotia
Municipality Antigonish County
 • Village Chair Sylvester Landry
 • Village Committee Village of Havre Boucher Commission
Highest elevation 74 m (243 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,493
Time zone AST (UTC−4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC−3)
Canadian Postal Code B0H 1P0
Area code(s) 902
Telephone Exchange 234
NTS Map 011F12
GNBC Code CAPVL
Website havreboucher.com

Havre Boucher is a Canadian village in Antigonish County, Nova Scotia.

Description

Havre Boucher post office
Havre Boucher is one of Nova Scotia's 22 incorporated villages, offering its residents political control through an elected governing body known as a "village commission" which operates under the auspices of the Nova Scotia Municipal Services Act. The village takes its name from "Havre Boucher", a natural harbour that opens onto St. George's Bay to the north. The community has expanded from its original setting on the west side of the harbour to now encompass the communities of Auld's Cove, Cape Jack, East Havre Boucher, West Havre Boucher, Frankville and Linwood.

Havre Boucher is largely rural and largely dependent upon the fishing industry and as a service centre for the surrounding area.

History

Construction of the Canso Causeway, which opened in 1955, saw the Canadian National Railway mainline from Truro-Sydney being diverted from Linwood to an alignment north through Havre Boucher and Cape Jack, following the Strait of Canso to the causeway. Prior to that time, the railway ran from Linwood to Mulgrave where a ferry service operated to Point Tupper. Havre Boucher saw the construction of a large railway yard, which remains in operation today by the Cape Breton and Central Nova Scotia Railway.

External links

  • Village of Havre Boucher - official website

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