Canning, Nova Scotia

Community Moment

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Spring 2020 in Canning

Wishing you and yours a healthy, safe spring!

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

burn ban in effect

Burn Ban in Effect

Due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and related safety restrictions, there will be an extended burn ban our area in effect until further notice. For more information, please visit Thank you for your understanding and stay safe!



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

Canning Village Fodbank

Canning Area Food Bank 

In 2019, the Canning Area Food Bank provided food for 2,771 people (1,562 adults, and 1,209 children). There were 963 households actively accessing the food bank, including 28 new households. The need for support is rising. We are providing food to community members who are hungry. And we know this is a band-aid solution, and that as a community, we need to work together to end poverty and improve food security. Our food bank is learning about how we can support this kind of work. 

The Canning Area Food Bank would like to thank our outgoing Chair Alice Veenema, and acknowledge her many contributions over the past few years. Under Alice’s leadership, we have developed a procedures manual, received numerous grants to support our work and bring our community together, and partnered with Glooscap School and SOUP to offer meals. We are now a registered entity, and we are meeting Feed Nova Scotia’s new membership standards. We have also created and filled a Volunteer Coordinator position. With Alice’s support and Peggy Barkhouse’s leadership, we have adopted and made a smooth transition to a shopping model. With the support of the Lion’s Club, and hopefully a few more grants, our space will be enlarged, more accessible, secure during power outages, and more accommodating of the needs of our community members. Thank you for everything Alice. We wish you the very best, and we know you will remain a good friend of the food bank.   

If you or someone you know ever need our service, please contact us at (902) 582-3886 or email us at,  or drop by the food bank on Wednesdays from 12:00 – 2:45 pm. We are in the Lion’s Hall, 1000 Seminary Avenue in Canning.  Join us on our Facebook page at Canning Food Bank.  If you would like to be on our volunteer call list please contact us today.

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