East Hants, officially named the Municipality of the District of East Hants, is a district municipality in Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Statistics Canada classifies the district municipality as a municipal district. Take a look below for 13 fun and awesome facts about East Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.
1. With its administrative seat in Elmsdale, the district municipality occupies the eastern half of Hants County from the Minas Basin to the boundary with Halifax County, sharing this boundary with the Municipality of the District of West Hants.
2. It was made in 1861 from the former townships of Uniacke, Rawdon, Douglas, Walton, Shubenacadie and Maitland. Its most settled area is in the Shubenacadie Valley.
3. In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Municipality of the District of East Hants recorded a population of 22,453 living in 9,057 of its 9,930 total private dwellings, a change of 1.5% from its 2011 population of 22,111.
4. With a land area of 1,786.56 km2 (689.79 sq mi), it had a population density of 12.6/km2 (32.6/sq mi) in 2016.
5. The Public Works division operates two water utility distribution sites and three sewage collection and treatment systems for communities in the serviced areas adjacent to Highway 102 and along the Shubenacadie River.
6. The division also operates an engineered spring which draws additional water from Grand Lake to the Shubenacadie River during low water level events.
7. Drinking water is distributed across 71.0 kilometers of main distribution lines.
8. Wastewater is distributed through 80.5 kilometers of wastewater collection mains. Please visit the Public Works section for more detailed information.
9. The Environmental Services division works closely with Public Works.
10. This division monitors and reviews data to ensure compliance of operating approvals.
11. Environmental Services also runs a watershed protection program that focuses on building awareness of watershed issues that impact watersheds of interest to the municipality.
12. Hip hop artist Buck 65 is from Mount Uniacke, East Hants. Born Richard Terfry, he is also a radio host on CBC Radio.
13. Luke Boyd, international recording artist better known as Classified, was born in Enfield, East Hants.