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Water and Road Upgrades in Canning Village

water line construction

The Village and Municipality of the County of Kings have awarded a joint construction contract for the replacement of water and sewer along Queen Street, Seminary Avenue, Bigelow Street, Elm Street, and Pleasant Street to Howard Little Excavating Ltd. Construction is scheduled to begin in June or early July, and is expected to last until the end of August. Hours of work will generally be from 7 am to 7 pm. While construction is ongoing, the work area will be closed to traffic during work hours, except for emergency vehicles, construction traffic and local traffic. Temporary water services will be installed to each home prior to construction. During this contract, the asphalt will be completely removed from the streets. The Department of Transportation (DTIR) will be paving the streets in the fall under a separate contract, cost shared three ways by DTIR, the Village and the Municipality.

The Village and Municipality encourage open communication during the construction project, particularly in areas adjacent to your property. On site personnel will make every effort to keep residents informed and advised of scheduled interruptions whenever possible. Stantec Consulting Ltd. will provide on-site inspection services during construction. Stantec’s Project Manager will be Andy Noble, who can be reached at (902) 468-7777 orAndy.Noble@stantec.com. If you have any questions during construction, please do not hesitate to contact Andy. For other questions regarding the project, feel free to contact Tim Bouter, Supervisor of Engineering Services for the Municipality. He can be reached at (902) 690-2219 or tbouter@countyofkings.ca.


New Picnic and Park Benches in Canning

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Some additions and improvement in the works for Canning! A picnic table (see photo above) was donated by Lis van Berkel,  of the Merritt Gibson Memorial Library board, and installed by Gary Long (also a library board member) next to the Lighthouse downtown.

Thanks to the Canning and Area Business Development Association (CABDA), park benches (built and installed by local company Up Country Builders with the provincial government First Impressions grant) were installed Monday – one in Bruce Spicer Park, one in front of the medical clinic, and two next to the library in the green space.

Benches Trail Picnic Table Village of Canning 296

Benches Trail Picnic Table Village of Canning 302

Benches Trail Picnic Table Village of Canning 303
Come out and enjoy the newly built and placed high quality benches in our community!

Planned Power Outage, May 16 From 10 – 2

Nova Scotia Power is planning a power outage in Canning on Friday May 16, 2014, from 10 AM – 2 PM to do work repairs on the lines/transformers in the area encompassed by North Avenue, and Queen, First, Elm,  Seminary, and Pleasant Streets.  Other parts of Main Street may be affected.

[Communiqué from the Village of Canning]


Main Street Project Update

As you may have noticed, the second phase of the Main Street project is currently under way with the replacement of the water /sewer laterals to the businesses and reinstallation of the sidewalks. We ask the public to be patient as there will be traffic disruptions, as well as possible water service disruption.

Mid Valley Construction is working hard to minimize the inconvenience to residents. Work is going quickly and is to be expected to be completed by mid-June.

We thank you in advance for your patience and support.

[Communiqué from the Village of Canning]

Brownies Bring Blooms to Bruce Spicer Park

Girl Guides of Canada


Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada’s 1st Canning Brownies and Sparks with help from Tim Amos of the Horticulture Program at Kingstec and members of the Fieldwood Heritage Society.

The 1st Canning Brownies and Sparks will be planting magnolia trees at Bruce Spicer Park to beautify this historic community property and improve the park environment.

Thanks to the Girl Guides of Canada Tree Planting Grant Program in partnership with         TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, we were able to purchase four unique                  magnolia trees for the park. A fifth magnolia is being generously donated by the                       Horticulture Program at Kingstec.

We invite the community out to share in the fun and excitement of planting, which will           happen rain or shine!

Bruce Spicer Park
Main Street, Canning

Tuesday, May 6
7:00 PM, rain or shine


Girl Greatness Starts Here

For more information, please contact:

Amy Dukeshire, Brown Owl/Contact Guider
1st Canning Brownies
Tel: (902) 582-1287
E-mail: amydukeshire@me.com
Website: http://www.girlguides.ca

A note from the Village Chair regarding water upgrades

December 13, 2013

Main Street Canning Businesses/Residents:

Construction for the sewer and water main lines has been completed. The sidewalk construction will proceed in the spring, when warmer temperatures will allow the concrete to cure properly. In order to minimize disruption to businesses and residents, installation of sewer and water laterals to individual properties will be postponed until the sidewalk construction proceeds. This construction sequence will prevent a patchwork sidewalk solution over the winter, as well as duplication of excavation with associated disruptions.

Thank you very much for your patience during this very important infrastructure work. It is comforting to know that the water and sewer lines on Main St. are now upgraded and reliable. We look forward to completing the work and installing the sidewalks during the spring.

Best wishes during the holiday season!



Everett MacPherson
Village of Canning