Upper Stewiacke

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Upper Stewiacke
Village
Upper Stewiacke is located in Nova Scotia
Upper Stewiacke
Upper Stewiacke
Coordinates: 45°08′N 62°35′W / 45.13°N 62.59°W / 45.13; -62.59
Country  Canada
Province  Nova Scotia
Founded 1783
Government
Population
 • Total 1,200
Time zone AST
Website http://www.upperstewiacke.com/

Upper Stewiacke is a small community located in Colchester County in central Nova Scotia. Upper Stewiacke can be reached by road via Route 289.

Upper Stewiacke was founded in 1783 by Matthew Johnson, son of James Johnson, a Grantee of Truro, Nova Scotia. Johnson's supplies had come from Truro, some 20 miles away.

In 1983, a special event and reenactment was held to mark the 200th Anniversary of the arrival of Matthew Johnson and his wife Ruth (née Fisher).

Notable residents[edit]

  • James F. Ellis, physician and political figure
  • Upper Stewiacke was the birthplace of Lyle Creelman (1908-1997), the first Canadian nurse to ever work for the World Health Organization.[1]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Upper Stewiacke
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 16.5
(61.7)
16.7
(62.1)
23.5
(74.3)
27.2
(81)
34.4
(93.9)
34.4
(93.9)
35
(95)
36.1
(97)
33.3
(91.9)
29.4
(84.9)
21.7
(71.1)
17.8
(64)
36.1
(97)
Average high °C (°F) −1.2
(29.8)
−0.7
(30.7)
3.6
(38.5)
9.1
(48.4)
16
(61)
21.2
(70.2)
24.6
(76.3)
24.1
(75.4)
19.7
(67.5)
13.5
(56.3)
7.3
(45.1)
1.5
(34.7)
11.6
(52.9)
Average low °C (°F) −11.6
(11.1)
−11.5
(11.3)
−6.5
(20.3)
−0.9
(30.4)
3.7
(38.7)
8.5
(47.3)
12.1
(53.8)
11.8
(53.2)
7.5
(45.5)
2.7
(36.9)
−1.1
(30)
−7.8
(18)
0.6
(33.1)
Record low °C (°F) −41.1
(−42)
−38.9
(−38)
−30.5
(−22.9)
−26.7
(−16.1)
−8.3
(17.1)
−3.9
(25)
−1.7
(28.9)
−1.7
(28.9)
−7.2
(19)
−10
(14)
−24.4
(−11.9)
−36
(−33)
−41.1
(−42)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 127.8
(5.031)
102.7
(4.043)
119.3
(4.697)
94.9
(3.736)
98.7
(3.886)
92.1
(3.626)
98.8
(3.89)
98.1
(3.862)
104.3
(4.106)
114.9
(4.524)
129
(5.08)
141.2
(5.559)
1,321.8
(52.039)
Source: Environment Canada[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vern L. Bullough, American Nursing: A Biographical Dictionary:, Volume 3, Springer Publishing Company, Jan 1, 2004, p. 61
  2. ^ Environment Canada Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 20 July 2009

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°13′11.4″N 62°59′19.8″W / 45.219833°N 62.988833°W / 45.219833; -62.988833