Canning, Nova Scotia

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Canning Village summertime

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(Photo K. Nguyen)


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)

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What’s New

Canning Picnic in the Park 2021

Canning Annual Picnic in the Park Sept. 12, 2021

Come join us on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 from 1 – 3 PM at Bruce Spicer Park for Canning’s Annual Picnic in the Park! Don’t forget your lawn chair or picnic blanket, and, in case of rain, we’ll see you at the same time the following week, Sept. 19. Please remember you’ll be required to…



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

Gary and Sara Long

Gary & Sara Long

Gary and Sara Long are colourful, notable members of our Canning community! You’ll likely have at least heard Gary, Canning’s Official Town Crier, at nearly every commemorative and festive event for decades, and seen him and Sara decked out in their marvelous period outfits on many occasions.


Gary came to the Valley in 1958 and Sara moved here from Halifax in 1987. Together, they arrived in Canning in 1988, where they’ve become deeply involved in many local activities. With his technical skills and discipline earned during his service with the Canadian Forces air division, Gary’s channeled his leadership abilities into chairing CAPRE and the Fieldwood Heritage Society (where his passion for, and knowledge of, local history has made him a valuable resource), and co-chaired Kings County Crime Prevention for three years. His involvement in the community continues well past his role as former Cub Scout leader, serving as current Secretary of the Canning Area Business Development Association (CABDA), and as a board member of the Merritt Gibson Memorial Library. Gary was awarded the rare and prestigious Canadian Senate 150 Medal in 2017.


Sara has been actively involved in the community, too, with her role as Kings County Restorative Justice Program Facilitator, Girl Guides leader, and member of both the Women’s Institute and Canning Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies’ Auxiliary, where she still helps out with meal preparation for large-scale events.


Gary and Sara served with the fire dept. From 1989 – 99, and ten years each with the New Minas RCMP Citizen’s Patrol, as well as the New Minas RCMP Community Assistance Program (offering relief and recovery work after the Swiss Air crash). They’re both currently regular volunteers at the Canning Food Bank, and have provided their hands-on assistance to Canning Village Public Works. Gary continues to help maintain the Bigelow Trail.

“We’re part of the community, and just try to do what we can,” says Gary, and they certanly do a lot! You’re sure to spot him and Sara in their eye-catching regalia at the next community event. They remain a core part of our fabulous Village community, staunch supporters of buying local and participating in local efforts.

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