Canning, Nova Scotia

Community Moment

Downtown Canning

Downtown  Canning

Beautiful days and always a warm welcome!

(Photo courtesy Jodi DeLong)

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

Merritt Gibson Library Plant and Book Sale poster

Canning Library Fundraiser

Come out to the Merritt Gibson Library in Canning for our used books and plant sale! Date: Saturday September 26th. Rain date: Sunday 27th. Seeds, bulbs (including garlic) and home-made preserves available as well. Cash or debit/credit through tap. We ask that those in attendance wear masks and maintain social distancing. All proceeds for the…



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

Jason & Tammy deGraaf

Jason & Tammy deGraaf 

Jason and Tammy deGraaf grew up in Canning, both attending Glooscap Elementary and (at that time) Cornwallis District High so they have a special appreciation of how wonderful and unique our community is!  They’ve sponsored many groups, events, and organisations like Glooscap, NKEC, The Canning Legion, The Canning Fire Hall, the Girl Guides, Scouts, and Brownies, Kingsport and Sheffield Mills Days, the Apple Blossom Festival, Big Brother and Big Sister, to mention just a few, as well as making generous private donations.

They first opened the original store in 1996 and they’ve enjoyed serving the Canning area since then.  As most Canning residents know, they moved to their current brand-new location at 2157 Sheffield Rd. in January 2018, right at the entrance to the village along Highway 358.

Their amazing location offers convenience, gasoline, fresh, tasty drive-through Robin’s donuts and coffee, and a restaurant with delicious options to eat in or take out. Check them out at  Of course, smiles are free and included with every visit!

Amid a global pandemic, they’ve received much support from the bustling, caring community.  They do what they do “because of all the amazing people that are willing to help each other navigate these strange waters. A sincere thank you to our community for all your support, we wouldn’t be here without you!  Stay safe and strong!”

Site sponsors


Ross Creek Centre for the Arts ad 2018
Floating Bridge Centre for Learning
Deborah Nicholson Decor & Design
The Landing Spa & Studio ad
Village Coffeehouse ad
Monk and Nun ad
Farmhouse Inn B&B ad
Vermeulen Farms Ad
Bateman Carr Gallery
ArtCan ad 2018
Gary Long, Canning Town Crier ad
Aspinall Pottery
Michael Gabriel Communications ad 2018
Earl's Place
Crystany's Brasserie - Canada's first certified gluten-free restaurant
Cluff's Electric - electrical, plumbing, and heating services
Little Piggies Reflexology ad