Median Household Income:
Total Municipal Emissions:
Until 1930, the Town of Saint Andrews was an exclusive summer resort town for prominent Americans and Canadians. The Town has always depended on tourism and recreation as major pillars to its economy and community health.
Sea Level Rise:
2100 HHWLT: 4.8 m (+/- 0.5m)
Sea surface temperature change: +3.5°C
Increased ocean acidification
Ecosystem shift and species migration
Increased annual freeze-that days (days per year when daily temperature fluctuates between 0°C-5°C)
Increased Temperature and Precipitation impacts to water supply:
Chamcook Lake, the town drinking water source, is vulnerable to increase temperature and increased precipitation events. This can result in increased cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) blooms
Saint Andrews Community Based Climate Adaptation Plan completed in (2018).
Established Saint Andrews Environmental Advisory Committee in (2019).
Sir James Dunn High School has an active climate change action committee.
Invested in engineered design solutions for sea-level rise at the town wharf in (2018).
Mandated that new developments produce zero net new stormwater runoff.
Sea level rise overlay zone incorporated in new Saint Andrews Municipal Plan.
Planning and Policy:
Sea Level Rise overlay zones based on Highest High Water 2050 projections that include limited and set conditions for development as set by the Regional Service Commission.
The Town shall utilize municipally-owned land to provide natural infrastructure solutions to climate impacts.
The Town should encourage a 2m flood proofing elevation for dwellings in the Sea Level Rise overlay zones.
Individual and Public:
Work with Chamber of Commerce to increase resiliency of businesses on Water Street.