Middle Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia

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Middle Musquodoboit
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Middle Musquodoboit
Location within Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 45°02′35″N63°09′06″W / 45.04306°N 63.15167°W / 45.04306; -63.15167 Coordinates: 45°02′35″N63°09′06″W / 45.04306°N 63.15167°W / 45.04306; -63.15167
CountryFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
ProvinceFlag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia
Municipality Halifax Regional Municipality
Government
  Governing Council Halifax Regional Council
  Community Council Marine Drive Valley & Canal
Area
  Total129.9 km2 (50.2 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
  Total669
Canadian Postal code
B0N 1X0
Area code 902
Telephone exchange384
GNBC CodeCAZEY
Total Dwellings260
HighwaysNova Scotia Route 224.svg Route 224
Nova Scotia Route 357.svg Route 357
Part of a series about Places in Nova Scotia

Middle Musquodoboit is a rural community in the Musquodoboit Valley region of Nova Scotia, Canada within the Halifax Regional Municipality, along the Musquodoboit River at the junction of Route 357 with Route 224, 78 kilometres (48 mi) from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The community's name comes from the First Nations' word Mooskoduboogwek, which means to suddenly widen out after a narrow entrance at a mouth. [1] For a time after 1883, Middle Musquodoboit was called Laytonville, but at some point reverted to its former name. [1]

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Amenities

There are numerous farms in the Middle Musquodoboit area. It, along with Upper Musquodoboit, are the major communities in the valley, being the two largest communities. Middle Musquodoboit has a bakery/restaurant, a fire station, [2] a police station, [3] a natural resources station, [4] a post office, [5] and an RBC bank. [6] The annual Halifax County Exhibition is held each August in the community. There is a park along the Musquodoboit River 5 minutes outside Middle Musquodoboit, towards Upper Musquodoboit. [7] Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital (MVMH) is the only hospital in the Musquodoboit Valley. The facility is located on the opposite side of the Musquodoboit River. It is connected to Braeside Nursing Home, which is adjacent to the hospital. [8] [9]

Middle Musquodoboit boasts two schools: Musquodoboit Rural High School (MRHS) and Musquodoboit Valley Education Centre (MVEC).

MRHS is the only high school in the Musquodoboit Valley. It has two feeder schools, Musquodoboit Valley Education Centre and Upper Musquodoboit Consolidated School, located in Upper Musquodoboit. The school teaches grades seven through twelve. The school offers Intensive French. The school was constructed in 2008. As of 2017, there are 273 students enrolled in the school. [10] Musquodoboit Valley Education Centre (MVEC) is a feeder school of MRHS. The school teaches grades primary through six. The school was constructed in 2001. As of 2017, there are 119 students enrolled in the school. [11]

Transportation

Middle Musquodoboit is located at the junction of Route 357 with Route 224. The roads in the area are a mix of both paved and unpaved roads.

Climate

Climate data for Middle Musquodoboit, 1981–2010 normals, extremes 1961–present
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high °C (°F)16.5
(61.7)
17.0
(62.6)
28.0
(82.4)
30.5
(86.9)
33.3
(91.9)
33.9
(93.0)
34.5
(94.1)
35.6
(96.1)
33.0
(91.4)
26.7
(80.1)
23.5
(74.3)
16.0
(60.8)
35.6
(96.1)
Average high °C (°F)−0.9
(30.4)
0.2
(32.4)
3.9
(39.0)
9.6
(49.3)
16.1
(61.0)
21.3
(70.3)
24.7
(76.5)
24.6
(76.3)
20.3
(68.5)
14.0
(57.2)
7.8
(46.0)
2.2
(36.0)
12.0
(53.6)
Daily mean °C (°F)−6.2
(20.8)
−5.2
(22.6)
−1.3
(29.7)
4.4
(39.9)
9.9
(49.8)
14.8
(58.6)
18.5
(65.3)
18.4
(65.1)
14.2
(57.6)
8.5
(47.3)
3.5
(38.3)
−2.4
(27.7)
6.4
(43.5)
Average low °C (°F)−11.4
(11.5)
−10.6
(12.9)
−6.4
(20.5)
−0.9
(30.4)
3.7
(38.7)
8.3
(46.9)
12.2
(54.0)
12.2
(54.0)
7.9
(46.2)
2.9
(37.2)
−1.0
(30.2)
−7.1
(19.2)
0.8
(33.4)
Record low °C (°F)−34.0
(−29.2)
−33.0
(−27.4)
−31.0
(−23.8)
−15.0
(5.0)
−7.8
(18.0)
−3.0
(26.6)
1.1
(34.0)
−1.5
(29.3)
−4.5
(23.9)
−10.6
(12.9)
−21.0
(−5.8)
−34.0
(−29.2)
−34.0
(−29.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches)129.8
(5.11)
100.5
(3.96)
124.2
(4.89)
109.0
(4.29)
105.4
(4.15)
99.8
(3.93)
103.8
(4.09)
91.9
(3.62)
110.7
(4.36)
116.7
(4.59)
136.8
(5.39)
129.1
(5.08)
1,357.6
(53.45)
Average rainfall mm (inches)80.4
(3.17)
62.1
(2.44)
92.8
(3.65)
99.5
(3.92)
104.9
(4.13)
99.8
(3.93)
103.8
(4.09)
91.9
(3.62)
110.7
(4.36)
116.7
(4.59)
128.6
(5.06)
97.2
(3.83)
1,188.3
(46.78)
Average snowfall cm (inches)49.4
(19.4)
41.3
(16.3)
31.4
(12.4)
9.5
(3.7)
0.5
(0.2)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
8.2
(3.2)
31.9
(12.6)
172.2
(67.8)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm)14.812.113.715.014.914.012.712.712.314.715.814.5167.1
Average rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm)7.56.09.414.014.814.012.712.712.314.714.810.1143.1
Average snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm)9.07.55.41.80.080.00.00.00.00.01.96.231.8
Source: Environment Canada [12] [13] [14] [15]

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