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District 8

Ron Cavanaugh - District 8

1118 Highway 311
Truro, Nova Scotia
B6L 6H7

Phone: 902-899-1027

Alternative:  902-893-4031

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Ron Cavanaugh was first elected to Council in 1988, serving two terms until 1994.  He was re-elected in 1997, and returned by acclamation in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016.  He received a 25 year service award from the Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities in November of 2016.

Ron has been chair of the County Flood Advisory Committee for the past 21 years and a Council representative on the Joint Flood Committee with Truro and Millbrook.  He also served as Deputy Mayor for four years from 2004-2008.

Ron and his wife Linda, have been married 47 years.  They owned and operated Grant’s Grocery in North River from 1979 to January 2016.  Ron and Linda have two grown children, both residing in North River.

About District 8

old house in district 7District 8 has a great residential growth potential due to its proximity to the Debert Air Industrial Park and the central urban core. It offers a rural setting to those who wish to have some residential space.

This district is home to Colchester County's Solid Waste Park. This mini industrial park is home to the province's 1st, second generation landfill and its technology has been a model for other Solid Waste Parks in Canada and possibly even worldwide.

Boundary Description

Bounded on the north by the northern community boundaries of Upper Kemptown, Nuttby and McCallum Settlement;

Bounded on the west by the eastern community boundaries of Moose Lake, Belmont, Crowes Mills and Central Onslow;

Bounded on the south by District 2, Town of Truro, District 1, District 6 and District 4;

Bounded on the east by the County line; and

Is comprised of the Communities of Upper Onslow, Onslow Mountain, McCallum Settlement, Nuttby, Upper North River, Central North River, North River, Upper Brookside, Upper Kemptown, Kemptown, Riversdale and a portion of Brookside.

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