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Sheet Harbour is a rural community on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. It is part of the Halifax Regional Municipality and lies along the Marine Drive on Trunk 7 approximately 117 kilometres (73 mi) northeast of Halifax. Sheet Harbour is the commercial, employment and educational hub for around 5,500 people. The community is located along the shores of Sheet Harbour, which has two arms: the Northwest Arm and the Northeast Arm. Two rivers flow into the harbour: West River into the Northwest Arm, and East River into the Northeast Arm. Little West River, a minor river, also flows into the Northwest Arm. The Grand Lake, a large lake west of Sheet Harbour, empties into the Atlantic Ocean, via the Little West River. Adjacent to the community is the Sheet Harbour Industrial Port, an important regional deep-water port. The majority of the land was granted in 1773 and the colony was established in 1784. Forestry was prominent in Sheet Harbour during its early years. The first sulphide pulp mill in the Dominion of Canada was constructed along the East River in 1885. However, it was closed in 1891, due to the high prices of importing sulphide. Another pulp mill was constructed beside the West River Falls in 1925, but it was destroyed by Hurricane Beth in August 1971. The community today relies on forestry, fishing and tourism. Trunk 7 runs directly through Sheet Harbour. Route 224 and Route 374 both have junctions in Sheet Harbour. A new bridge was built across the Northeast Arm. It was named the East River Bridge, after its predecessor. Construction started in September 2014 and it was opened on 17 December 2015, with a bridge walk to commemorate the event. Sheet Harbour has a hospital, named Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital (ESMH), which is connected to Harbourview Lodge. The community is located about ten minutes northeast of Taylor Head Provincial Park. Sheet Harbour has two schools: Sheet Harbour Consolidated School (SHCS) and Duncan MacMillan High School (DMHS). There is a plan currently proposed by the Halifax Regional School Board to replace the four schools in the Sheet Harbour area, one of which is defunct, with one P-12 school. Tom McInnis, a former Conservative Party politician and member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1978-1993, resides in Sheet Harbour.


Find crucial information and trip planning details about Sheet Harbour, which is a city in Canada. Sheet Harbour is located at a short trip away from Halifax a major city in Canada. Attractions in Halifax include Halifax Public Gardens, Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Of Canada, Maritime Museum Of The Atlantic. Tour packages of Sheet Harbour are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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