Canning, Nova Scotia

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Canning water service

Water service questions?

For water-related issues or emergencies, call our office at (902) 582-3768.

After hours, call the Water Operator for the Municipality of the County of Kings:

(902) 678-6141 or
1 (888) 337-2999 (toll-free)

Your Canning Gazette

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What’s New

Canning AGM 2019

Canning Annual Meeting of the Electors

The Annual Meeting of the Electors for the Village of Canning will be held at the Canning MultiComplex located at 977 J Jordan Road on Thursday, June 13, 2019, 7:00 P.M. No person shall be eligible for election to the office of commissioner for the Village unless that person has been nominated as a candidate…



CABDA in Canning

Canning Area Business
Development Association

We’re citizens and business people dedicated to growing and promoting business and tourism in our community. Do you have a business or are you thinking of starting one up in Canning Village or area? Join us for $30/year and enjoy the benefits of membership!

Village Spotlight

Terry Porter

Terry Porter has lived in the Village of Canning since his birth in 1949. Son of Clyde and Alice Porter, he attended Acadia University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts. He worked for several years with his brother, Randall, then with Can Vin in Wolfville, and lastly accepted a position with Canada Post in Canning as Postmaster, until his retirement a few years ago.

Terry loves his community and has volunteered as a Boy Scout Leader, served as Treasurer of Glooscap Arena, sat on committees of the Canning Baptist Church, and has been a member of the Canning Volunteer Fire Department for 36 years, where he was a Medical First Responder and took on the role of Fire Chief for 13 years. He was also Chair of the Fundraising committee for Canning’s MultiComplex since 2012. As a two-time recipient of Exemplary Service medals, Terry was presented the second by Governor General of Canada at the time, Adrienne Clarkson, in March of 2002 for 30 years of loyal meritorious service to public security in Canada. He also received plaques for 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years of service in the Canning Volunteer Fire Department. He’s earned a Long Service medal from the Nova Scotia Fire Service from Kings County for 15 years’ service. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal on July 8, 2012 by Senator Kelvin Ogilvie for being an invaluable and totally reliable “go-to-person” for his community; an exceptional volunteer who has served his community in so very many ways. Most recently, Terry received a Kings County Community Recreation Volunteer Nomination from the Village of Canning. He currently volunteers on a Crosswalk Safety Committee.

Terry and Gloria, his wife for over 35 years, have a son, Jody, and daughter, Vicki. Terry spends as much time as possible with his 98 year-old mother Alice, and is a recognisable, friendly face in Canning!

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