Located along the province’s busiest highway, Millbrook First Nation near Truro is well positioned for economic growth. The community’s retail park, the Truro Power Centre, is thriving securing close to a dozen tenants since it opened in 2001.
Current Power Centre businesses include a multiplex theatre, sit-down and drive-through restaurants, a 50-room hotel, a recreational vehicle retailer, a service station, a furniture store and the Glooscap Heritage Centre.
In 1873, a native hunter by the name of Charles Wilmot found a good piece of land near the Hilden area. He informed the people at Christmas Crossing that this land was full of wild game and there was plenty of ash growing in that area. The native people elected a spokesperson to talk with the Indian Agent about their land at Christmas Crossing for this new piece of land later known as Millbrook Reserve.