Scotian Gold

Scotian Gold Cooperative Limited is a grower-owned cooperative of more than 30 apple grower members.  Scotian Gold Cooperative stores and packs 50 percent of the apple production in Nova Scotian and is the largest apple packing and storage operation in Eastern Canada.

On October 27, 2017, Kings-Hants MP and president of the Treasury Board, Scott Brison, visited Scotian Gold to make official a $1.75-million federal government investment in new state-of-the-art apple packing technology at the co-operative’s Coldbrook location.  This investment allowed Scotian Gold to expand its Coldbrook plant with the addition of two new to Atlantic Canada high-efficiency production lines that will nearly double the capacity.  In addition to the $1.75 million announced, the project, with an overall budget of some $5.5 million, also included “a $500,000 loan from the Atlantic Canada Opportunity Agency (ACOA).”  The balance of the cost was funded by Scotian Gold through its member-growers.

Kings-Hants MP Scott Brison announces a $900,000 ACOA loan Monday, September 11, 2018 to improve storage capacity and quality at Scotian Gold by expanding its controlled atmosphere storage room for honeycrisp apples.


Michelin Canada

Michelin employees approximately 3200 people in Nova Scotia; over 1000 of which are at the Waterville plant. The local Waterville plant builds truck and bus tires.  Michelin recently celebrated 35 years in Nova Scotia.  

In June, Michelin hosted a free event for kids ages 5 to 11 at the former Waterville Municipal airport property.  Registered participants received a free bicycle helmet, goodie bag and the chance to win prizes. Children had the opportunity to have their bicycle inspected in the Michelin Junior Bike garage by a local bike shop/cycling club before heading out on the course.

Look for the annual Michelin Junior Bike event. 


Shaw Resources

Located in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, Shaw Resources is a leading supplier of industrial and specialized aggregates. It operates pits (Keddy, Ells, and Shaw) in Coldbrook from its central location between South Bishop Road and Lovett Road and the Lafarge pit on the east side of Lovett Road. 



CFB Greenwood 

Canadian Forces Base Greenwood or CFB Greenwood (14 Wing Greenwood) is the largest air base on the East Coast. The Base was established as Royal Air Force Station and is home to three operational Squadrons, 405 Long Range Patrol Squadron, 404 Longs Range Patrol and Training Squadron and 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron plus 14 Air Maintenance Squadron. 




Nova Scotia Youth Facility

The Nova Scotia Youth Facility is also called the Nova Scotia Youth Centre. It is located in Waterville and the centre accommodates male and female young persons serving open or secure custody sentences as well as remanded young persons. The centre consists of the main administration building and five cottages.



Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre

Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre is a fully accredited facility. It is licensed under the Homes for Special Care Act and operated through the Nova Scotia Department of Community Services. The Centre provides a supportive living, learning and working environment for over 200 youth and adults with intellectual disabilities, cognitive challenges, chronic mental illness, acquired brain injury and physical disabilities. Over 500 professional and support staff provide quality care and family support both in Centre and through community programming.