Category Archives: Kings County

Canning Village Sidewalk Sale 2018

Canning Village Sidewalk Sale event 2018

You’re invited to Canning’s Sidewalk Sale on Saturday,  August 18 from 10 AM – 2 PM.  The 9th Annual Rockabilly Weekend hosted by Chad Hiltz ‘s Green Goblin will be on the same weekend August 18 – 19 and it’s going to be an exciting, busy weekend!

To add to the fun,  Villagers in period costumes will be mingling with visitors during the sale. K-ROCK radio will be advertising the sidewalk sale the entire week leading up to the event and we’ll be advertising on social media.

Everyone is welcome to come and shop, stay, play, and enjoy a delicious coffee, treat, or a meal right in the Village! If you’re a business and would like to get involved, contact CABDA’s Lynn Eisener for more details at  relax@farmhouseinn.ca or call (902) 471-9308.

See you there!

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Canning water boil advisory cancelled

 

Canning Village boil water advisory

Update August 4, 2018: The Municipality of the County of Kings has declared the water to be safe for use again. Please run your  faucets for at least 5 minutes to flush existing water prior to usage.

View the official communiqué from the Municipality of the County of Kings.

Barns of the Eastern Shore Lecture

The Fieldwood Heritage Society is pleased to invite you to a presentation by Gordon Hammond on The Barns of the Eastern Shore. Old barns are iconic, beautiful parts of our landscape which are rapidly being lost, taking with them important insights into the creativity of early Nova Scotian farmers. Gordon is a professional museum planner, and has been instrumental in developing Memory Lane Heritage Village. Please join us this Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 from 6-8 pm. The event will start with a tour of Kevin Wood’s barn on highway 358, located in Port Williams NS, just south of Church Street (with the large white barns), and continue with Gordon’s presentation at the St John’s Anglican Church Hall (on the corner of Church Street and Highway 358). Parking is available at the church. Admission is $10 (cash or cheque only, please). Refreshments will be served. See attached poster for details.

Summertime and Lyme Disease

 

It’s a great time of year to enjoy the outdoors, but we need to be aware and careful in areas where there may be black-legged ticks (also called deer ticks). These are very small ticks – sometimes as small as the period at the end of this sentence.  These ticks can carry the germ that causes a bacterial infection called Lyme disease. Deer ticks are found across Nova Scotia, so it’s important to be vigilant and take simple preventative measures.

Follow these steps to help protect against ticks, especially in grassy, wooded or shrub covered areas:

  • Apply insect repellents containing DEET or Icaridin to exposed skin and clothes. Follow directions on the package carefully.
  • Wear light colored long sleeved shirts and pants, closed shoes, and tuck pant legs into socks.
  • Keep lawns mowed short.
  • Put playground equipment in sunny, dry places away from wooded areas, yard edges, and trees.
  • Check your whole body for ticks and, when possible, take a bath or shower within two hours of coming indoors. This makes it easier to find ticks and washes away loose ones.

 

If you find ticks, here’s how to remove them safely:

  • Carefully grasp the tick with tweezers as close to the skin as possible.
  • Gently and slowly pull the tick straight out. Do not jerk, twist or squeeze it.
  • Clean and disinfect the site with soap and water, rubbing alcohol, or hydrogen peroxide.
  • Dispose of the tick in a sealed plastic bag and put in the garbage.
  • Do not burn, squeeze or coax a tick’s mouth parts from your skin using other methods.

 

The first symptom of Lyme disease is usually a rash that may look like a bull’s eye target near the tick bite. The rash can appear anywhere from 3-30 days after the bite. Symptoms such as fever, headache, tiredness, stiff neck, pain and swelling in the joints and general body aches and pains may develop. Symptoms may appear over a period of months. If symptoms appear, it is very important to contact a health care provider. Lyme disease can be treated with antibiotics.

To access a great educational video for kids about how to protect against tick bites, and to learn more about Lyme disease and black-legged ticks, visit http://www.novascotia.ca/hpp/cdpc/lyme.asp  – or call your local Public Health office at 902.543.0850.

For more information, download our Tick Talk Fact Sheet.

International Town Crier Competition Comes to The Annapolis Valley

Gary Long, Canning Village Crier

 

The Association of Annapolis Valley Town Criers is pleased to partner with the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, and K-Rock Radio 89.3 to bring an international town crier competition to the Annapolis Valley from the 12th of September to the 17th. In conjunction with many of the Municipal units in the Valley, 23 town criers from Australia, New Zealand, USA (California, Washington and Maryland), Ontario, Nova Scotia, England, and Wales will be in the Valley for this competition. The competition will be held over three days, in Windsor, Annapolis Royal and Grand Pré.

In between the competition days, the criers will have the opportunity to visit the Kentville Farmer’s Market, the Wolfville Farmer’s Market and visit some points of interest in the Canning area. On the Friday, 15th, they will have lunch in Canning and supper in Hall’s Harbour.

It will be five days of noise and colour, and an opportunity for locals to meet and greet visitors from other parts of the world. The town criers of Windsor, Lloyd Smith, Annapolis Royal, Peter Davies and Canning/Berwick, Gary Long are hosting the five day event as part of the Annapolis Valley’s Canada 150 celebrations. Come join the fun!

For more details, please contact Gary Long.

Canning Princess Tea April 14, 2016

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Come enjoy the evening and meet this year’s candidates, Kelcey Hiltz  and Kendra Whitehead.

 

Kelcy Hiltz
Kelcy Hiltz

Kelcey Hiltz, the 18 year-old daughter of Daren and Shelley Hiltz of Glenmont, Canning has lived in the Canning community all of her life. She attended Glooscap Elementary school and went to Northeast Kings Education Centre, where she has completed her high school education, January 2016.She will be receiving her graduation diploma, achieving honors in June 2016. She will be attending a University of choice to study Bachelor of Science in Nursing, to pursue her career as a Registered Nurse in the Valley. Kelcey currently is employed as a waitress at Kings Riverside Court in Kentville, also employed with Hon. Dr. Catherine Frazee of Canning as a personal support worker.

Volunteering and helping people is very important to her whether the need is in the community or in other areas. She has always been involved in community recreation and activities. She completed Junior Volunteer hours at the Valley Regional Hospital, she assists the Children’s Wish-West Chapter and Kentville Lions Club whenever needed. She is involved in TOPS and was a Bone Marrow Donor in 2014. Kelcey enjoys her time spent at the Canning Volunteer Fire Department as a Junior Member. She loves animals, the outdoors, riding her motorcycle, playing guitar, going to the gym and spending quality time with family and friends.

 

Kendra Whitehead
Kendra Whitehead

Kendra Whitehead, is the 18-year-old daughter of Candace and Brad Dykens. Kendra and her family reside on Chapel Road in their family home where they have lived for 5 years, along with her grandparents Wayne and Marlene Dykens who have lived in the house for 25+ years. She spent her first semester at Acadia University studying a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology, after which she decided her true passion lies in the field of Nursing, which she plans to transfer into this fall at Saint Francis Xavier University. Kendra graduated from Northeast Kings Education Centre in 2015, where she was a member of Students Council, Chairwoman of Prom Committee, a member of Grad Committee and a member of the Cheerleading team.

Kendra enjoys travelling, baking, scrapbooking and a variety of sports. During her time at Acadia University Kendra volunteered as an Instructor with the S.M.I.L.E. Program, she has also volunteered for many years with Relay for Life but it was her volunteer time at the Hants Community Hospital that inspired her to join the medical field through nursing. Kendra is very excited and proud to be one of the possible candidates to represent Canning.

 

See you at the Lions Hall, Thursday,  April 14, 2016 at 7 PM. Doors open at 6:30.