- Colchester County is more or less in the middle of Nova Scotia.
- It sits on the intersection of the main trans-NS and trans-Canada highways and train routes.
- This is a mostly agrarian area with lots of lumber and farming.
- The county is home to some 50,000 people.
- The main town in Colchester is Truro.
- Truro lies in the middle of Colchester County.
- This is the location of numerous municipal offices, such as Colchester Regional Development Agency.
- Truro is right at the intersection of the main highways and railroads.
- As such it is home to numerous businesses serving the functions of such a transit hub.
- Indeed, Truro is sometimes nicknamed "Hubtown".
- With a population of around 12,000, Truro is considered a relatively large town by Provincial standards.
- Career Beacon is a good place to start your research.
- Although one finds out about of lots of jobs via the grapevine, the Career Beacon website gives you an idea of who's hiring.
- See also the Truro & District Chamber of Commerce
- Also read the series of Wiki articles on Job Hunting in Canada.
- Truro has many of the trappings of a larger town, such as:
- numerous schools
- numerous churches
- Colchester Legion Stadium (ice rink)
- swimming pool
- Nova Scotia Community College, Truro Campus
- Dalhousie University, Agriculture Faculty (a university-level college)
- Public Library
- Truro Daily News (newspaper)
- Truro Raceway / Exhibition Grounds
- athletic grounds
- sports clubs serving the needs of football, rugby, martial arts and so on
- It has facilities you would expect of a UK town 10 times as big.
- Truro Flying Club. Probably the best such facility in Eastern Canada. [email protected]
- If you want to buy a house in Truro, your best place to start is the relevant page of the Realtor.ca website.
- Also check out Property Guys (For Sale By Owner).
- The house prices and their relation to Truro's popularity with BritishExpats is self-explanatory.
- But do lots of research before you buy.
- See the Wiki articles on:
- Truro is built on a flood plain that from time to time makes a real mess of things.
- A serious flood occurred in 1988.
- However, there are lesser floods from time to time, and they do affect various areas.
- There is more information here:
- Flood Issues (See Section 9.2 - Flood Issues)
- Application of Airborne Laser Terrain Mapper technology to coastal areas of Nova Scotia
- In the public (equivalent of state) schools, each school has a geographically determined catchment area.
- Your child's designated school is determined by the neighbourhood in which you live.
- The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board serves Central and Northern Nova Scotia.
- It is divided into four areas, called Families of Schools.
- Colchester county is served by the Cobequid Family, which is comprised of:
- 16 elementary schools
- 4 middle/junior high schools
- 2 high schools
- The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies provides High School Report Cards for Atlantic Canada.
- For general information about schooling in Canada, see the series of Wiki articles on Canadian Schooling.
- For folks looking to relocate to the area, the Colchester Regional Development Agency (CoRDA) is a key element.
- The human development officer there is very helpful.
- She will help you open doors with local companies, groups and the all-important Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
- You also may find it helpful to read the Wiki article on Nova Scotia's Community Identified Stream.