Dartmouth - NS
Dartmouth is an urban community in the Halifax Regional Municipality of Nova Scotia, Canada. Dartmouth is located on the eastern shore of Halifax Harbour. Dartmouth has been nicknamed the City of Lakes, after the large number of lakes located within its boundaries.
The original settlement was made in an area the Mi’kmaq called Ponamogoatitjg (Boonamoogwaddy), which has been varyingly translated as “Tomcod Ground” or “Salmon Place” in reference to the fish which were presumably caught in this part of Halifax Harbour. The community was later given the English name of Dartmouth in honour of William Legge, 1st Earl of Dartmouth who was a former Secretary of State. Dartmouth was initially a sawmill and agricultural outpost of Halifax. However, in the mid 19th century, it grew, first with the construction of the Shubenacadie Canal and more importantly with the rise of successful industrial firms such as the Dartmouth Marine Slips, the Starr Manufacturing Company, and the Stairs Ropeworks. In 1873, Dartmouth was incorporated as a town and a Town Hall was established in 1877.
Dartmouth is nicknamed “The City of Lakes”. Boasting 23 lakes within its boundaries, Dartmouthians take special pride in the chain of lakes within its boundaries that form part of the Shubenacadie Canal. Most famous amongst these is Lake Banook, which provides an excellent location for recreation as well as attractive vistas. The television show Trailer Park Boys is set in a fictional Dartmouth trailer park and filmed in Dartmouth and its environs. The show features actors (such as Robb Wells) and writers from Dartmouth.
Tourism – https://www.novascotia.com
The Chronicle Herald – http://thechronicleherald.ca/
Dartmouth North Public Library – http://www.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/branches/locations/dartmouth-north.html
Halifax Regional Centre for Education – https://www.hrsb.ca/
Sacred Heart School of Halifax – https://www.shsh.ca/page
Newbridge Academy – http://newbridgeacademy.ca/
Churchill Academy – http://churchillacademy.ca/
Halifax Independent School – https://halifaxindependentschool.ca/
Colleges & Universities
Dalhousie University http://www.dal.ca/
University of King’s College http://www.ukings.ca/
Saint Mary’s University http://www.smu.ca/
Mount Saint Vincent University http://www.msvu.ca/
Universite Sainte Anne www.usainteanne.ca
Atlantic School of Theology http://astheology.ns.ca/
Government of Nova Scotia
The Province of Nova Scotia lists all physicians taking new patients on their website.
Health Link 811
Medical Services Insurance Program (MSI)
Once you have an address in Nova Scotia, you must call the MSI Registration Department (902) 496-7008 or 1-800-563-8880 (toll-free within Nova Scotia), to start the application process. Once the 3 month period has passed, your card(s) will be mailed to your home.http://www.gov.ns.ca/health/msi/faq.asp#1
For more information on the Medical Services Insurance Program go to the provincial websitehttp://gov.ns.ca/health/msi/
Hospitals & Clinics
Dartmouth General Hospital – http://www.nshealth.ca/locations-details/Dartmouth%20General%20Hospital
Queen Elizabeth Sciences Centre http://www.cdha.nshealth.ca/
Victoria General Hospital http://www.cdha.nshealth.ca/careers/working-here/unit-profiles/victoria-general-building
Family Focus Medical Clinics http://www.thefamilyfocus.ca/
Scotia Square Medical Clinic http://www.scotiasquaremedical.ca/