Truro - NS
Truro is a town in central Nova Scotia, Canada. Truro is the shire town of Colchester County and is located on the south side of the Salmon River flood plain, close to the river’s mouth at the eastern end of Cobequid Bay. The area has been home to the Mi’kmaq people for several centuries. The Mi’kmaq name for the Truro area, “Wagobagitik” means “end of the water’s flow”. Acadian settlers came to this area in the early 1700s. The Mi’kmaq name for the Truro area was shortened by the settlers to “Cobequid”, and the bay to the west of the town is still named Cobequid Bay. By 1727, the settlers had established a small village near the present downtown site of Truro known as “Vil Bois Brule” (Village in the burnt wood). In 1761, the British settled the area with Presbyterians of predominantly Ulster Scottish origin who came from Ireland via New England. They named the new settlement after the city of Truro in Cornwall, United Kingdom.
Truro is known as the Hub of Nova Scotia as it is located at the junction between the Canadian National Railway, running between Halifax and Montreal, and the Cape Breton and Central Nova Scotia Railway, running between Truro and Sydney. Until the 1980s, Truro also hosted a junction between the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Railway’s former Dominion Atlantic Railway line running through Windsor and down the Annapolis Valley to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Six large sections of the Berlin Wall are located along the Cobequid Trail, on the Agricultural Campus of Dalhousie University.
Town of Truro – https://www.truro.ca/
Truro Daily Newspaper – https://www.trurodaily.com/
Tourism – https://www.novascotia.com/
Colchester – East Hants Public Library – https://lovemylibrary.ca/
Chignecto-Central Regional Center for Education – http://www.ccrce.ca/
Colchester Christian Academy – http://colchesterchristianacademy.ca/beta/
Bridgeway Academy Truro – https://bridgeway-academy.com/
Colleges & Universities
Nova Scotia Community College – https://www.nscc.ca/
Jane Norman College – https://www.janenorman.ca/
Faculty of Agriculture – Dalhousie University – https://www.dal.ca/faculty/agriculture.html
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/
Public Health – http://www.nshealth.ca/public-health-offices
Hospitals & Clinics
Colchester East Hants Health Centre – http://www.nshealth.ca/locations-details/Colchester%20East%20Hants%20Health%20Centre