Median Household Income:
Total Municipal Emissions:
434 T CO2E
Home to some of the best seafood in Canada with companies like Connors Bros, Clover Leaf Seafoods Company and Cooke Aquaculture.
Sea Level Rise:
2100 Highest High Water: 4.8 m (+/- 0.5m)
Sea surface temperature change: +3.5°C
Increased ocean acidification
Ecosystem shift and species migration
Increased annual freeze-thaw days (days per year when daily temperature fluctuates between 0°C - 5°C)
Average annual temperatures in New Brunswick have increased by 1.5 °C over the last 100 years
Climate models predict that by 2100, the temperature will increase by 3 - 3.5°C
Blacks Harbour installed two new anchoring systems for floating wharves to provide a safer and more efficient working arrangement for fishermen and harbour users (2015).
Blacks Harbour received funding toward new water and sewer services through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (2019).
Planning and Policy:
The Village shall enact a zoning by-law that includes a sea level rise overlay zone for the 2100 projection.
The Village should maintain undeveloped land within the Village for rural uses such as agriculture, forestry, and fishing.
The Village should ensure that all areas defined as housing development (R-1, R-2 and MH) incorporate wet area maps and sea level rise maps into project design, planning and development.
Nature and Ecosystems:
The Village should support the reestablishment of the Harbour Authority Program in Eastern Charlotte to be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of wharves.
The Village should diligently maintain its safe access to drinking water.
Individual and Public:
The Town will work alongside public health service providers to ensure that they are made aware of the individuals outlined to be of higher vulnerability to climatic pressures and risks.