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District 9

Doug MacInnes - District 9

12516 Highway #2
Lower Onslow, Nova Scotia
B6L 5E6

Phone: 902-895-2242
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Doug MacInnes is serving his second term as Councillor in District 9.

Doug is a lifetime resident of Lower Onslow. He and his wife Wanda live on a section of Doug's grandparent's old farm in Lower Onslow. Doug takes great pride in his family's heritage and the cultural heritage of the communities around him.

Doug and Wanda have three grown children, a daughter and two stepsons.  They also have six beautiful grandchildren.

Doug has been a small business owner and is currently the Sales Manager for Wilsons Home Heating in Truro.

As a community volunteer, Doug serves on the Colchester Community Workshop Board of Directors, is currently Vice-President and past President of the Lower Onslow Community Centre Society, is a member of the Along the Shore Health Board and a Big Brothers volunteer.

On Council, Doug serves on the Planning and Advisory Committee, the Sewer Use Appeals Committee, Business and Economic Development Advisory Committee, Colchester Regional Economic Network, Livestock Control Advisory Committee,  Chair of the Dangerous and Unsightly Committee and Chair of the Debert Source Water Protection Committee.

About District 9

altThis region of the County is rural by nature but does have pockets of dense population, one being Debert. Debert is home to one of the Municipality's Industrial Parks and its only airport. This district can also take pride in its history, the once CFS Debert was one of the busiest military bases during World War II.

This district is home to the County's newest 9 hole golf course and during the winter months, the West Colchester Arena is always busy with recreational hockey and family skate times. The McElmon Pond Provincial Park and Game Sanctuary offers a picnic park and walking trails. The Mi'kmawey Debert Trail offers a woodland walking trail and beautifully illustrated interpretation panels that tell a story of the ancestors of the Mi'kmaw people who lived here 11,000 years ago.  The archaeological sites at Debert and Belmont are the oldest, directly-dated archaeological sites in Canada.

Boundary Description

Bounded on the north by District 7;

Bounded on the west by the lower and south eastern community boundary of Hart Lake, the eastern community boundaries of Folly Lake, Folly Mountain, East Village and Glenholme;

Bounded on the south by the northern community boundaries of Lower Debert and Masstown, the Cobequid Bay and Salmon River;

Bounded on the east by District 8 and District 7; and

Is comprised of the Communities of East Folly Mountain, Debert, Lower Onslow, Central Onslow, Crowes Mills, Belmont and Moose River.