About District 2
District 2 has a population of nearly 26,000 residents. A geographically large district, it runs 176 km from its western boundary at Little Salmon River, to its easternmost boundary at Ecum Secum. District 2 encompasses 80 communities made up primarily of expansive rural areas.
Sheet Harbour is a commercial, employment and educational hub for approximately 5,000 residents. Adjacent to the community is the Sheet Harbour Industrial Port, an important regional deep-water port. Today, the port ships wood chips for the pulp industry and imports wind turbine segments that are transported across Nova Scotia and the rest of North America. The community relies heavily on forestry, fishing, and tourism as its main economic drivers, and is home to a public library and the Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital.