Windsor - NS

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Windsor is a town located in Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is a service centre for the western part of the county and is situated on Highway 101.

The town has a history dating back to its use by the Mi’kmaq Nation for several millennia prior to European invasion and seizure. When the Acadians lived in the area, the town was raided by New England forces in 1704. The area was central to both Father Le Loutre’s War and the Expulsion of the Acadians during the Bay of Fundy Campaign in 1755. The town promotes itself as the birthplace of ice hockey and was the home of Canada’s first internationally best-selling author, Thomas Chandler Haliburton.

In 1878, Windsor was officially incorporated as a town. Its harbour made the town a centre for shipping and shipbuilding during the age of sail. Notable shipbuilders such as Bennett Smith built a large fleet of merchant vessels, one of the last being the ship Black Watch. As the port of registry for the massive wooden shipbuilding industry of the Minas Basin, Windsor was the homeport of one of the largest fleet of sailing ships in Canada. Over the course of its history, Windsor was victim to two disastrous fires, on October 17, 1897, and January 6, 1924, both of which destroyed part of the town.

Windsor, NS is home to numerous attractions beginning with the claim to being the birthplace of hockey. Windsor is home to both the Cradle of Hockey which is home to Long Pond where hockey began beside Howard Dill’s Farm. The town of Windsor is also home to the oldest agricultural fair in North America which is held on two separate weekends in September. The first fair was held in Windsor in the year 1765 making their 250th anniversary in 2015.

Community Links

Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education – https://www.avrce.ca

Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board – https://www.wecdsb.on.ca/

Private Schools

King’s -Edgehill School – https://www.kes.ns.ca/

The Booker School – https://www.bookerschool.com/

Colleges & Universities

University of King’s College – https://ukings.ca/

NSCC Community College – https://www.nscc.ca/

Dalhousie University http://www.dal.ca/

 

Maxwell College of Advanced Technology http://www.maxwellcollege.ca/

Government of Nova Scotia

Web: http://www.gov.ns.ca/health/physicians/

The Province of Nova Scotia lists all physicians taking new patients on their website.

Health Link 811

Telephone: 811

Web:  http://811.novascotia.ca/

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

Hants Community Hospital – http://www.nshealth.ca/locations-details/Hants%20Community%20Hospital

Windsor Medical Centre – http://windsormedicalcentre.com

Tantallon Community Clinic – http://www.tantalloncmc.com/

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