Truro, Nova Scotia

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Truro (Mi'kmaq: Wagobagitik) is a town in central Nova Scotia, Canada.wikipedia
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Nova Scotia

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Truro (Mi'kmaq: Wagobagitik) is a town in central Nova Scotia, Canada.

Colchester County

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Truro is the shire town of Colchester County and is located on the south side of the Salmon River floodplain, close to the river's mouth at the eastern end of Cobequid Bay.
The majority of the county is governed by the Municipality of the County of Colchester, the county also is home to two independent incorporated towns, Stewiacke and Truro, two village commissions in Bible Hill and Tatamagouche, and the Millbrook 27 First Nations reserve.

Nova Scotia Teachers College

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The railway also attracted industries such as the Truro Woolen Mills in 1870 (which later became Stanfield's) and provincial institutions like the provincial Normal School (later the Nova Scotia Teachers College) and the Nova Scotia Agricultural College.
Nova Scotia Teachers College was a normal school located in the town of Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Stanfield's

clothing manufacturingStanfields Underwear
The railway also attracted industries such as the Truro Woolen Mills in 1870 (which later became Stanfield's) and provincial institutions like the provincial Normal School (later the Nova Scotia Teachers College) and the Nova Scotia Agricultural College.
Stanfield's Limited is a Canadian garment manufacturer based in Truro, Nova Scotia.

Intercolonial Railway

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Originally a small farming community, the construction of the Nova Scotia Railway between Halifax, and Pictou in 1858 caused the municipality to experience a fast rate of growth which increased even more when the railway connected to central Canada in 1872 and became the Intercolonial Railway.
The Nova Scotia Railway (NSR) was built in stages between the Atlantic port of Halifax north to Truro, and northeast to industrial Pictou County, those being the towns of Westville, Stellarton, New Glasgow, Trenton, and the Northumberland Strait port town of Pictou. Pictou soon became an important ferry port for steamships servicing Prince Edward Island. The NSR also built northwest from Halifax to the town of Windsor, a port on the Bay of Fundy and gateway to the agricultural hinterland of Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley.

Cape Breton and Central Nova Scotia Railway

Cape Breton & Central Nova Scotia RailwayCBNSSydney Subdivision
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.
CBNS operates (245 mi) of main line and associated spurs between Truro in the central part of the province to Point Tupper on Cape Breton Island.

Nova Scotia Railway

Originally a small farming community, the construction of the Nova Scotia Railway between Halifax, and Pictou in 1858 caused the municipality to experience a fast rate of growth which increased even more when the railway connected to central Canada in 1872 and became the Intercolonial Railway.
It was composed of two lines, one connecting Richmond (immediately north of Halifax) with Windsor, the other connecting Richmond with Pictou Landing via Truro.

Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture

Faculty of AgricultureDalhousie's Agricultural CampusNova Scotia Agricultural College
The railway also attracted industries such as the Truro Woolen Mills in 1870 (which later became Stanfield's) and provincial institutions like the provincial Normal School (later the Nova Scotia Teachers College) and the Nova Scotia Agricultural College.
The Faculty of Agriculture traces its history to The School of Agriculture, founded in 1885 and located in Truro, as well as The School of Horticulture, founded in 1893 and located in Wolfville.

Dominion Atlantic Railway

DAR
Further rail links to Cape Breton and to the Annapolis Valley through the Dominion Atlantic Railway in 1905 increased the town's importance as a transportation hub for Nova Scotia.
Also in 1905, the DAR purchased the Midland Railway, giving a more direct connection between Windsor and the Intercolonial Railway at Truro where lines headed east to Pictou and Cape Breton Island, and west to New Brunswick.

Nova Scotia Highway 102

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An important highway interchange is located just north of Truro in the rural community of Onslow where Highway 102 ends at Highway 104 - both four lane expressways.
Highway 102 is a north-south highway in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia that runs from Halifax to Onslow, immediately north of the town of Truro.

Truro station (Nova Scotia)

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Truro railway station is served by Via Rail's Ocean line.
Truro station is an intercity railway station in Truro, Nova Scotia.

Cobequid Educational Centre

Cobequid Cougar
Truro has two public high schools, Cobequid Educational Centre and the francophone École acadienne de Truro.
Cobequid Educational Centre (CEC) is a high school located in Truro, Nova Scotia.

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

YarmouthTown of YarmouthTownship of Yarmouth
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.
It eventually was merged into the Dominion Atlantic Railway (DAR), with a network extending into the Annapolis Valley, Halifax and Truro; the DAR later became a subsidiary of Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR).

Truro

Truro, CornwallTruro Municipal BoroughCity of Truro
They named the new settlement after the city of Truro in Cornwall, United Kingdom.
Truro in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

Truro Bearcats

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Truro is home to the Truro Bearcats, a Junior "A" ice hockey team who are two time MJAHL Champions.
The Truro Bearcats are a Junior "A" team based out of Truro, Nova Scotia.

Salmon River (Nova Scotia)

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Truro is the shire town of Colchester County and is located on the south side of the Salmon River floodplain, close to the river's mouth at the eastern end of Cobequid Bay.
A tidal bore is observed daily on the lower part of the river to the head of the tide at Truro.

Onslow, Nova Scotia

OnslowTown of OnslowOnslow Township
An important highway interchange is located just north of Truro in the rural community of Onslow where Highway 102 ends at Highway 104 - both four lane expressways. Important tertiary roads Route 236 and Route 311 end in the nearby communities of Lower Truro and Onslow respectively.
The community is located along the north bank of the Salmon River, opposite the town of Truro and is largely a farming area.

Adams George Archibald

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Sir Adams George Archibald, Father of Confederation
Archibald was born in Truro to a prominent family in Nova Scotian politics.

Sydney, Nova Scotia

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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.
The Cape Breton and Central Nova Scotia Railway makes Sydney its eastern terminus and provides rail connections to CN in Truro via Port Hawkesbury.

Nova Scotia Route 236

Route 236
Important tertiary roads Route 236 and Route 311 end in the nearby communities of Lower Truro and Onslow respectively.
It is located in Hants County and Colchester County, connecting Brooklyn at Route 215 with Truro at Highway 102/Trunk 2.

Glooscap Trail

Some of these roads also form part of the Glooscap Trail which is a scenic drive for tourists.
Truro

Bible Hill, Nova Scotia

Bible HillBible Hill Junior High School
Post-secondary options include a campus of the Nova Scotia Community College, and The Institute of Human Services Education, as well as the Agricultural Campus of Dalhousie University in the neighboring village of Bible Hill.
It lies on the north bank of the Salmon River, opposite the town of Truro and the unincorporated community of Salmon River.

Cory Bowles

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Cory Bowles, actor/dancer/musician
Bowles was born in Montreal, Quebec and raised in Truro, Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Highway 104

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An important highway interchange is located just north of Truro in the rural community of Onslow where Highway 102 ends at Highway 104 - both four lane expressways.
From Masstown, the highway runs east and northeast for 87 km past the towns of Truro, Westville, Stellarton and New Glasgow to Sutherlands River.

Martin Henry Dawson

Martin Dawson
Martin Henry Dawson, led pioneering research into DNA and penicillin, found the cure for Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis
Dawson was born in Truro, Nova Scotia, a grandson of John Barnhill Dickie and educated at Dalhousie University and McGill University.