Melville, Pictou County, Nova Scotia

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Melville
Community
Map of Nova Scotia showing location of Seafoam
Map of Nova Scotia showing location of Seafoam
Melville
Location of Melville, Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 45°47′20″N 63°1′40″W / 45.78889°N 63.02778°W / 45.78889; -63.02778Coordinates: 45°47′20″N 63°1′40″W / 45.78889°N 63.02778°W / 45.78889; -63.02778
Country Canada
Province Nova Scotia
County Pictou County
District 4
Government
 • Councillor, District 4 Ronald Baillie[1]
 • MLA, Pictou West Karla MacFarlane
 • MP, Central Nova Peter MacKay
Highest elevation[2] 20 m (70 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Canadian Postal Code B0K 1N0
Area code and exchange (902) 351-xxxx
Website riverjohn.com

Melville is an unincorporated area in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in Pictou County.[3] It is on Nova Scotia Trunk 6 between the communities of River John, Cape John and Toney River. It is a rural area on the Northumberland Strait to the east of Cape John.[4] The nearest village is River John, some 5 km south, and it is there that postal, telephone and fire services are located. The nearest town is Pictou some 29 km to the east.

There is a small harbour at Skinners Cove, comprising short breakwaters and wharves either side of a narrow channel. It is used mainly by the fishing industry and a few recreational boats. Recent improvements to the harbour were funded by the Government of Canada.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MEMBERS OF COUNCIL 2012 – 2016" (PDF). Municipality of Pictou County. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Atlas of Canada". Toporama. Government of Canada. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Nova Scotia Geographical Names". Province of Nova Scotia. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Place-Names and Places of Nova Scotia". Province of Nova Scotia. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Archived – Minister MacKay Announces Funding for Two Nova Scotia Harbours". News Releases 2008. Fisheries and Oceans Canada. December 5, 2008. Retrieved 6 February 2014.