Monthly Archives: April 2018

Fieldwood Heritage Society Slide Presentation May 23, 2018

Fieldwood Heritage Society in Canning, NS poster

Join the Fieldwood Heritage Society for a fascinating slide presentation of Canning’s illustrious and amazing history, followed by their Annual General Meeting, on May 23, 2018 7:30 PM at the Merritt Gibson Memorial Library and Heritage Centre located at 9806 Main St. Canning, NS. Free will donations are very graciously accepted and appreciated. See you then!


Canning Library Annual Book, Bake, and Plant Sale

Canning Library Book, Bake, and Plant Sale

The Annual Book, Bake, and Plant Sale at Canning’s Merritt Gibson Memorial Library is scheduled for May 18, 2018, from 19 AM – 1 PM.

There will be so much to see and enjoy! We’ll have a huge variety of surplus books and magazines: fiction, non-fiction, lots of cookbooks, children’s storybooks — a bit of everything — all at great prices!   Our home-baked goods table will be full of deliciousness for you to savour with a coffee at the sale or take home for later. Speaking of delicious, we’ll also have barbecued hot dogs, burgers, vegan choices, fried onions, tea, coffee and cold drinks for sale.

Come see a wide array of interesting plants for sale this year, many of which are home grown by our dedicated library volunteers, including hibiscus, gardenia, weird tomato varieties, and Wayne Ward’s lilies for sale.   To further our fundraising effort, we’ll carry a wider variety of vegetables, annuals, and perennials from Oakview Farms.  Hopefully, there  will be enough to go around for all our shoppers this year!

Beneath the Boughs, Moon Tide Farms, Longspell Point Farm, Tap Root Farms, Hennigar’s Farm Market, and Blomidon Nurseries are also supporting the Library fundraiser this year with donations of plant materials and local plant experts available to answer your questions.

Come to browse, chat, and shop to music by the Pereaux Winds Ensemble.  Local palm and tea leaf reader extraordinaire Marilyn Rand will be offering readings for a donation to the library fund-raising effort. Your kids can receive a temporary tattoo or fingernail painting done by Breanna MacInnis and friends.  A loonie or toonie will go towards Breanna’s personal fundraiser.

Many other businesses have been instrumental in supporting the Canning Library Fundraiser by contributing to our second silent auction, off to a later start, but packed with beautiful items available for bidding at the library right now. Please feel free to stop in at the Canning Library during open hours or look at our Merritt Gibson Memorial Library Facebook page to view all the items and to place a bid.  Bidding has already been going strong.

Many thanks to The Landing Spa, Aspinall Pottery, Maple Leaf Home Hardware, ArtCan, Crystany’s Brasserie, The Farmhouse Inn, Golden Touch, and Lee’s Shop.

Please come out to shop and visit this May 19th, and support your local Canning Library!

Canning Village Annual Meeting of the Electors

Village of Canning crest

The Annual Meeting of the Electors for the Village of Canning will be held at the Canning MultiComplex at 977 J Jordan Road, Canning, on  Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 7 PM.

1. Report of the Commissioners for 2017/18
2. Presentation of 2017/18 Audited Financial Statements
3. Presentation of 2018/19 Proposed General Budget
4. Presentation of Fire Chief’s Report for 2017
5. Fire Rate Review for Village of Canning for 2018/19
6. Discussion potential future of Village/Fire Dept. buildings
7. Election of One (1) Village Commissioner

No person shall be eligible for election to the office of commissioner for the Village unless that person has been nominated as a candidate in accordance with this by-law by not less than five persons who, on nomination day, were residents within the Village and were qualified electors within the meaning of the Municipal Elections Act. R.S., c. 300, s. 1.
All nominations for the office of Commissioner shall be in writing, in Form “A” in the schedule attached to this by-law, and shall be filed with the clerk at the Village office on nomination day and no other day, between the hours of nine o’clock in the forenoon and one o’clock in the afternoon.

Nomination Forms must be filed with the Village Clerk by 1 PM the day of the election. Please download the form or contact the office to obtain the documentation required.

This Meeting has been called to Order by the Chairman, Everett MacPherson.

Ruth Pearson

Canning singer & songwriter in Valley for Al Whittle Show

Laura Roy
Canning, Nova Scotia singer and songwriter Laura Roy

May 17, 2018 8:00 PM at the Al Whittle Theatre is the place to be! Laura Roy performs original music with Jeff Goodspeed and Friends, Jeff Goodspeed (sax), Silvio Pupo (keys), Dave Burton (drums) and Jamie Gatti (bass). Tickets are available at the Box of Delights, Wolfville and online at Find her on and Facebook.

Canadian R&B/pop artist Laura Roy is a captivating songwriter and vocalist. Laura is currently based in London, UK writing and recording her second EP set for release spring 2018.

Born and raised in the small village of Canning, Nova Scotia, she began singing, writing poems, and composing music around the age of 10. She performed at talent shows and festivals around the province of Nova Scotia. Laura’s music is known for her unique, smooth and sultry R&B vocals combined with infectiously catchy pop hooks. An avid songwriter, Laura is a four-year attendee of the prestigious Gordie Sampson Songcamp, put on by the Grammy-winning writer and she has also been actively involved with The Songwriter’s Association of Canada, attending song writing camps across the country.

Laura became well known for her versatility as a songwriter, writing everything from folk-pop to R&B/hip hop, in particular, her collaborations and co-writes with Canadian Juno Winner Classified and Quake Mathews.

Laura has travelled and collaborated with writers in Nashville, New York, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and London, UK. Her debut EP (released July 2016) containing 6 songs infused with slick, synth-pop, 90’s R&B vibes, soulful melodies, anthemic hooks and was written and recorded in Toronto and New York City with producers Adam King, Joel Stouffer (Dragonette) and Ari Leff (LAUV). Her song Don’t Chase was a Music Nova Scotia Nomination for New Artist Recording of the Year 2016. Laura is a two time CBC Music Searchlight Nova Scotia top 10 finalist.

In January 2017, her release of the pop song “Pitbull” in collaboration with Stanton Project charted on National Canadian Radio and was placed in the Canadian Radio Bell Media’s iHeart Top 20 countdown.