In celebration of the World’s Oceans the Municipality of Digby is hosting a Zoom public meeting to hear about the following:
New installed Weather Stations in Digby County
- Henk Van Heuveln, EOS Weather Stations
- Sheila Paterson, COVE; Centre for Ocean Ventures Entrepreneurship
- Alexa Goodman, Fishing Gear Council of Atlantic Canada
- Kim MacNeil, Nova Innovations
- Sean Kelley, Clean Foundation (PACE)
The Zoom meeting will take place on Tuesday June 23 at 1:30 to 3:00pm Welcoming remarks: Warden Jimmy MacAlpine Host; Terry Thibodeau; Coordinator Renewable Energy and Climate Change
For more than two centuries, Digby has served as Nova Scotia’s “Fundy port,” providing our only deep water access to the Bay of Fundy and the trade and resource opportunities accessible through that remarkable marine portal. Now, as Nova Scotia’s closest full-service port for new development activities taking place in the bay, the Port of Digby is recognized as the “Port of Choice” by the provincial government in support of tidal development. The Port now provides berthage and loading and unloading facilities to a record fleet of close to 100 fishing vessels and operators. It also contains an independently operated marina that provides an 80-berth facility offering space and basic amenities to local and visiting recreational vessels. Immediate surrounding population of 23,000. Current economic development strategy is to position Digby to attract and assist developers with marine renewable energy projects in Bay of Fundy. (e.g. turbine refurbishment, overhaul, maintenance, assembly). Fundy Tidal Inc. has established their headquarters in Digby County. Extensive reparation and modernization of community port infrastructure is ongoing; key associated projects include providing grid access and capacity via a community energy trust, major issue is improved grid capacity. Six hours down bay from FORCE by sea at 20 knots.
Located on the Bay of Fundy with the highest tides in the world, provides us with a spectacular variety of shoreline from steep cliffs to sandy beaches. From those shorelines exists the opportunity to view all types of marine life including shorebirds, whales and seals. Several active fishing villages are scattered throughout the district and the residents are always pleased to welcome you and answer any questions you might have. The fishery is and has been the main industry over the years. Lobster, scallop and ground fish are the main species fished at this time. Other important industries in the area include forestry, farming, fur industry and tourism. We want to maintain and improve those industries, as well as, encourage new ones which are suitable to this area and our way of life. Although we offer a rural setting, we are only 2 - 3 hours via 100 series highway to the City of Halifax and its International Airport. That same amount of time on the Princess of Acadia ferry will put you in Saint John, New Brunswick, one of the oldest cities in North America. Make sure you check out the web page on our own small airport owned and operated by the Municipality. Whether you are looking for a place to visit, do business, reside or retire we think you will discover that this area has so much to offer. Thank you for taking a virtual tour of our community, and we invite you to visit in person to see for yourself that we have the best a coastal rural community has to offer; a peaceful, dynamic community that is truly the Pearl of the Fundy.