Stewiacke (2011 population: 1,438) is a town located in southern Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada.
The town was incorporated on August 30, 1906. Stewiacke was named in the language of the local Mi'kmaq, First Nations people, and is a word meaning "flowing out in small streams" and "winding river" or "whimpering or whining as it goes"
Drawing of a mastodon skeleton by Rembrandt Peale In the late 1990s, a tourism attraction named Mastodon Ridge opened near the town's highway exit, based on a local discovery of a Mastodon skeleton.Stewiacke is home to, a pharmacy, Laundromat, Barber Shop, Yoga Studio/ Massage Studio, a grocery store, Liquor Store, hardware store, an 18-hole golf course and a newly built elementary school.
Stewiacke is also home to a volunteer fire brigade that was the first department in North America to use specialized foam as a fire suppression agent. Alongside other achievements involving the implementation of certain fire apparatus.The town is noted as being located halfway between the North Pole and the Equator (Actually in Alton, Nova Scotia).
Controversy in the past over this claim stems from the fact that the Earth is not a perfect sphere, and therefore the halfway mark lies approximately 16 km North of the 45th parallel.