Havre Boucher

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Havre Boucher
Unincorporated community
Havre Boucher is located in Nova Scotia
Havre Boucher
Havre Boucher
Location of Havre Boucher, Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 45°39′0″N 61°31′0″W / 45.65000°N 61.51667°W / 45.65000; -61.51667
Country Canada
Province Nova Scotia
MunicipalityAntigonish County
Highest elevation
74 m (243 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
 • Total1,493
Time zoneUTC−4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (ADT)
Canadian Postal Code
B0H 1P0
Area code(s)902
Telephone Exchange234
NTS Map011F12

Havre Boucher /ˈhævər ˈbʃi/ is a Canadian community in Antigonish County, Nova Scotia.

History[change | change source]

The village takes its name from "Havre Boucher", a natural harbour that opens onto St. George's Bay to the north. The original community of Havre Boucher is located to the west side of the harbour, although it now includes the communities of Auld's Cove, Cape Jack, East Havre Boucher, West Havre Boucher, Frankville and Linwood.

Havre Boucher is a rural area, largely dependent upon the fishing industry, as well as serving as a service centre for local communities.

The construction of the Canso Causeway, which opened in 1955, saw the Canadian National Railway mainline from Truro-Sydney diverted from Linwood north through Havre Boucher and Cape Jack, before following the Strait of Canso to the causeway. Before 1955, 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.

Formerly an incorporated village, offering its residents political control through an elected governing body known as a "village commission" which operated under the Nova Scotia Municipal Services Act, its status was dissolved in 2018.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. LeBlanc, Corey. "Antigonish County waiting for infrastructure funding to begin 'shovel ready' projects | The Casket". www.thecasket.ca. Retrieved 26 December 2019.

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