WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE SHEET HARBOUR AREA

We’re so excited about all the growth and potential for our corner of Nova Scotia. Check back often for progress updates on all projects and initiatives in our area.

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current projects

new-school

Marine drive academy

Opening September 2020, this P-12 school will meet today’s education demands. It’s being constructed to be energy efficient, with high-tech systems.

Wild Atlantic Salmon Project

The Wild Atlantic salmon project is the biggest ever in Eastern Canada. In 2005, there were about 2,000 young salmon going out to sea each year. Now there are 10,000 – 12,000! (CBC)

Moose River Gold Mine

Atlantic Gold Corporation started a phase 4 corridor regional program in April 2018. They are systematically exploring a + 45km corridor for disseminated style gold deposits amenable to open pit mining.

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New Moorings in harbour​

Six new moorings have been installed for transient boaters who can access services onshore by using floating docks at four areas. From restaurants and groceries to hardware supplies, Sheet Harbour welcomes all boaters.

Dufferin Gold Mine

According to Resource Capital Gold Corp, the expansion and exploration potential at Dufferin are excellent with upgrades and refurbishment, all necessary infrastructure in place to conduct full-scale gold mining operations. The project comprises 1,684 ha, accessible by gravel road 25 km from Sheet Harbour. 

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future projects

Sheet Harbour and area is poised for economic and social growth. With the potential to capitalize on our assets for the tourism industry and growing demand for infrastructure requirements, the future is promising.

Marina

The proposed marina will include seasonal and rental berths, electricity and water hook-ups, anchorages, a ramp, fuels, pump-out services, laundry facilities, storage facilities, parking, washrooms and showers, members and guest lounge, VHS access and daily-posted weather reports. 

Eastern Shore Lifestyles Centre

The Eastern Shore Lifestyles Centre Society is solidifying a proposal for a community facility that would be approximately 16,000 square feet in size and contain features such as: fitness centre, library, versatile community spaces, great hall, a bar, kitchen, and office space.

Whale Sanctuary Project​

The Whale Sanctuary Project is about building a model sanctuary where captive whales and dolphins can be rehabilitated and live permanently in their natural environment. The site selection process is currently underway.

North Atlantic Oceanarium

The Wild Islands Tourism Advancement Partnership is studying the feasibility of creating a North Atlantic Oceanarium. It would showcase the Wild Islands, with Sheet Harbour, Musquodobit Harbour, and Sherbrooke as primary service points.

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people

Growing up in Sheet Harbour has been great. You are away from the hustle bustle of the city and in a more relaxed environment where you know almost everyone.

Brent Boutilier

Student, Duncan MacMillan High School