Digby Nova Scotia PARROT/DME Replacement

NAV CANADA proposes to replace the existing Position Adjustable Range Reference Orientation Transponder (PARROT) navigation aid with a combined Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) and PARROT. The DME/PARROT site is located southeast of the community of West Dalhousie, Nova Scotia on West Dalhousie Road and the purpose is to provide navigational aid to aircraft operating in the area. The new DME/PARROT will consist of a new equipment shelter, communications tower, and fence, and a new utility pole will be installed to the east of the new tower to allow utilities to be connected. The existing PARROT will be dismantled after the construction of the new DME.

Latest update

09 May 2024 – Transport Canada issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Digby Nova Scotia PARROT/DME Replacement PDF (163 KB) March 14, 2024


Transport Canada
Melissa Ginn, Regional Environmental Advisor
10 Barter's Hill
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 6M1
Telephone: 709-351-3200 or 1-888-675-6863
Email: melissa.ginn@tc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • West Dalhousie (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Airport and Airfields
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

  • Authorities

    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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