Chebucto Head MCTS Site Improvements

The planned Chebucto Head site improvements include the following components, to be carried out in the sequence listed.

  1. A waveguide bridge to support VHF waveguides (cables) will be constructed between the existing Eastlink tower and the existing equipment/generator building.  The existing VHF antennae will be moved on to the Eastlink tower.  The existing CCG-owned VHF tower will be removed.
  2. A new 80 ft radar tower will be constructed to support a new radar antenna.
  3. A new equipment building will be constructed adjacent to the new radar tower.  Electrical power for the new building will be supplied temporarily from the existing equipment/generator building.
  4. New radar equipment will be installed in the new equipment building and commissioned.  VHF waveguides from the Eastlink tower will be redirected into the new equipment building.  VHF transceivers and related equipment for the remote operation of the site will be installed and commissioned in the new equipment building.
  5. After all MCTS services are operating in the new equipment building, the old radar tower will be removed.
  6. A new generator building will be constructed at the location of the old radar tower.  It will be used to permanently supply electrical power to the new equipment building and will include an emergency backup diesel generator.


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Latest update

The public comment period on the project and its potential for causing adverse effects is closed. The Canadian Coast Guard is considering comments received to inform its determination on whether the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



MCI Engineering
Canadian Coast Guard
Jennifer Mills, Regional Engineering Manager
CCG Atlantic HQ
280 Southside Road
P.O. Box 5667
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 5X1
Telephone: 709-552-6314

  • Location

    • Chebucto Head (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Canadian Coast Guard
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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