Cape Breton—Canso – Commission's Report

(Population: 75,247)

Consisting of:

  • (a) the County of Richmond;
  • (b) the Municipality of the District of Guysborough;
  • (c) that part of the County of Inverness lying southerly of Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada;
  • (d) that part of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality lying southeasterly of a line described as follows: commencing at a point in the centre of Bras d’Or Lake; thence northeasterly along said lake and East Bay to its most northeasterly extremity; thence due north to Portage Brook; thence generally northeasterly along said brook to Blacketts Lake; thence generally northeasterly along said lake and the Sydney River to Highway No. 125; thence generally northeasterly along said highway to Highway No. 4 (Grand Lake Road); thence northeasterly along said highway to Northwest Brook (south of Grand Lake); thence generally northeasterly along said brook and the westerly shoreline of Grand Lake to the Emera Utility Services Inc. Railway; thence northeasterly along said railway and its northerly branch (running towards the Community of Dominion) to its second intersection with Northwest Brook (north of Grand Lake); thence generally northerly and northeasterly along said brook, Lingan Bay and Indian Bay to the Cabot Strait; and
  • (e) that part of the County of Antigonish lying easterly and southerly of a line described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the southerly limit of said county and South River Lake; thence generally northerly along said lake to the South River; thence generally northerly along said river to Antigonish Harbour; thence generally northerly along said harbour, passing east of Blueberry Island, Reef Island, Fallis Island and Captains Island and passing west of Long Island, Sheep Island and Black Island, to St. Georges Bay; thence northeasterly along said bay to the easterly limit of said county at approximate latitude 45°51’52”N and longitude 61°34’07”W.

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