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Notice To Residents in ZONE 1

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NOTICE TO RESIDENTS IN ZONE 1: Due to the holiday, green bin and clear bag collection will take place on Wednesday, February 21st. Please have your waste curbside by 7am.

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Notice To Residents in ZONE 1

PHCC closed

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The Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre and Municipal office is closed. Will reassess at noon.

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PHCC closed

WATER MAIN REPAIR – EMBREE STREET & PRINCE STREET

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𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 – 𝐖𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐌𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐑𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐫, Embree Street & Prince Street Residents are advised that Public Works staff are conducting a water main repair on Embree Street & Prince Street . Water service will be impacted for residents on Embree Street, and Prince Street during the repair. Traffic control measures will be in place,...

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WATER MAIN REPAIR – EMBREE STREET & PRINCE STREET

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS IN ZONE 2

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Notice to Residents in Zone 2: Clear bag and Green bin collection scheduled for Tuesday is being POSTPONED until Thursday, February 8th. GFL apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

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NOTICE TO RESIDENTS IN ZONE 1

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NOTICE TO RESIDENTS IN ZONE 1: Due to the extreme weather and snow clearing efforts, Waste collection will be moved to Wednesday, February 7th. GFL apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

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NOTICE TO RESIDENTS IN ZONE 1

Celebrate African Heritage Month 2024

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The 2024 African Heritage Month theme is Our Smiles, Our Joy, Our Resilience as African Nova Scotians. This month is a time to celebrate and recognize the history and culture of people of African descent. Celebrate African Heritage Month 2024 | African Nova Scotian Affairs – Government of Nova Scotia

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Celebrate African Heritage Month 2024

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS IN ZONE 1

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Due to the predicted weather conditions. Blue Bag Collection will be moved to Wednesday January 31st. GFL apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

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NOTICE TO RESIDENTS IN ZONE 1

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS – WATER MAIN REPAIR – Bourinot Drive – January 26, 2024

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Residents are advised that Public Works staff are conducting a water main repair on Bourinot Drive between the intersections with Ryans Road. Water service will be impacted for residents on Bourinot Drive, Waye Court, section of Sydney Road and surrounding areas. Traffic control measures will be in place, residents are asked to use caution while...

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NOTICE TO RESIDENTS – WATER MAIN REPAIR – Bourinot Drive – January 26, 2024

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS – WATER MAIN REPAIR – Queen Street

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Residents are advised that Public Works staff are conducting a water main repair on Queen Street between the intersections of Kennedy Street and Reynolds Street. Water service will be impacted for residents on Queen Street and the surrounding area. Traffic control measures will be in place, residents are asked to use caution while travelling close...

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NOTICE TO RESIDENTS – WATER MAIN REPAIR – Queen Street

Notice to Residents in the MacQuarrie Drive Area of Water Main Break

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𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 – 𝐖𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐌𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐑𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐫, MacQuarrie Drive (Grants Pond) Residents are advised that Public Works staff are conducting a water main repair on MacQuarrie Drive between the intersections of MacSween Street and Crandall Drive. Water service will be impacted for residents on MacQuarrie Drive and surrounding area. Traffic control measures will be in...

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Notice to Residents in the MacQuarrie Drive Area of Water Main Break

Notice of Pool Closure

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Please note, the Strait Area Pool will be closed at 4pm today. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Notice of Pool Closure

2023/2024 Holiday Schedule

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The Town of Port Hawkesbury would like to provide residents with a schedule of holiday closure dates for all departments, the PHCC Arena, Strait Area Pool, Fitness Centre, and information on garbage collection and Christmas tree chipping and drop-off.

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2023/2024 Holiday Schedule

Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion

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Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion including Emergency First Aid will be available for ages 13 and up on January 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th from 9AM-4PM. Please note: The fitness and endurance requirements are physically challenging.

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Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion

PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION, “THE WAVE”, TAKES UP RESIDENCE IN SUNSET PARK

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Port Hawkesbury’s latest public art installation was designed and created by well known Cape Breton artist Gordon Kennedy. With different shapes, forms and colours, Gordon expresses ideas and emotions. His intention is to touch and excite the imagination. Gordon’s latest piece “The Wave” which has been installed in the Sunset Park, captures the beauty that...

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PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION, “THE WAVE”, TAKES UP RESIDENCE IN SUNSET PARK

Homeowners Guide to Flood Prevention and Safety

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Learn how to keep your land and property safe from flood damage with our 2023 Homeowners Guide to Flood Prevention and Safety. Visit Emergency Management to view or download your copy today.

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Homeowners Guide to Flood Prevention and Safety

Special Public Meeting of Council

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There will be a Special Public Meeting of Council held in the Shannon Studio on Monday, November 27th at 3:30pm.  For an invitation to view/attend virtually, please contact Melissa Warner at [email protected]

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Special Public Meeting of Council

Sports Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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The Town of Port Hawkesbury will be hosting the Sports Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony on November 25th at 2PM in the Civic Centre’s Shannon Studio.

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Sports Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sport Wall of Fame 2023

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 11, 2023  From the Office of Mayor Brenda Chisholm-Beaton:  On behalf of Town Council, Town of Port Hawkesbury, Mayor Brenda Chisholm-Beaton is pleased to announce the 2023 inductees for the Port Hawkesbury Sports Wall of Fame. From an outstanding list of nominations, the Board has chosen one athlete, one builder and...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sport Wall of Fame 2023

National Day of Truth & Reconciliation

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In observance of the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, The Town Municipal Offices & Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre Box Office will be closed on Monday, October 2nd. 

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National Day of Truth & Reconciliation

Port Hawkesbury Wall of Fame Committee to Honour Strait Pirate Volunteers

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The Port Hawkesbury Sports Wall of Fame will be honouring volunteers who have contributed to the Strait Pirates Junior Hockey Team over the past 59 years. A social evening will be held at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre on November 24, 2023. If you served in a volunteer capacity, behind the bench or behind the...

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Port Hawkesbury Wall of Fame Committee to Honour Strait Pirate Volunteers

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS IN ZONE 1 – Collection Schedule

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NOTICE TO RESIDENTS IN ZONE 1: Please note that green cart and clear bag waste will be collected on Monday August 7, 2023. Please have your waste and carts curbside no later than 7am

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NOTICE TO RESIDENTS IN ZONE 1 – Collection Schedule

Disaster Financial Relief for Nova Scotians

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Nova Scotians can now apply for disaster financial assistance related to damage from the severe flooding. The Province’s Disaster Financial Assistance Program is designed to help Nova Scotians, municipalities, small businesses and not-for-profit organizations get back on their feet after a major storm or natural disaster. Not all disasters are covered by private insurance, and...

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Disaster Financial Relief for Nova Scotians

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS IN ZONE 1 & 2

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NOTICE TO RESIDENTS:   GFL has advised that due to mechanical issues collection may not be completed today Tuesday, July 25th. If your area has not been collected, it will be collected Wednesday, July 26th. GFL apologises for the inconvenience this may cause. 

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NOTICE TO RESIDENTS IN ZONE 1 & 2

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS IN ZONE 1

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ZONE 1 – Waste Collection will not be completed today Monday, July 24th due to extreme heat. Green carts and clear bags will be collected tomorrow Tuesday, July 25th GFL apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause to residents

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NOTICE TO RESIDENTS IN ZONE 1

Wall of Fame Nominations

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The nominating committee of the Port Hawkesbury Sports Wall of Fame is calling for nominations for its seventh induction of members in November 2023. The committee will accept nominations to September 8, 2023 in the following categories: a.) Builder/Sponsor, b.) Individual Athlete, c.) Team. A nomination form, a checklist and a guide to submitting a...

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Wall of Fame Nominations

Employment Opportunity

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Job Title                       Seasonal Support (Two Positions) The Town of Port Hawkesbury has an opening for Seasonal Support person(s). The position(s) will support various departments within the Town’s organizational structure.  As a town employee, the successful candidate will deliver exceptional customer service and professionalism and represent the town with a community minded focus while demonstrating a commitment...

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Employment Opportunity

Leaf and Yard Waste Site Re-Opening

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Notice to Residents The Town of Port Hawkesbury Leaf and Yard Waste Site was closed on Saturday, June 3rd due to Provincial restrictions for travel and activities in the woods.  These restrictions have since been lifted in our region, as such the Leaf and Yard Waste Site on Crandall Road will be open for residents the...

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Leaf and Yard Waste Site Re-Opening

Strait Area Trails Re-Open – Monday June 6th

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As of 12:01 am Monday, June 6th. The Province will be allowing access to the trails. Please note the fire ban is still in place. Thank you to everyone to who has restricted his/her access to the trails. We are thinking of those still dealing with the damage caused by these fires and the losses...

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Strait Area Trails Re-Open – Monday June 6th

RESTRICTIONS DURING WILDFIRES

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As fire crews battle wildfires in Nova Scotia, the Province is announcing measures to prevent more from starting. Travel and activities in the woods are restricted. Hiking, camping, fishing and the use of vehicles in the woods are not permitted. People can still access beaches and provincial parks, but trail systems are off limits. Camping...

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RESTRICTIONS DURING WILDFIRES

Strait Area Trails CLOSED as of 4pm Tuesday May 30th.

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As the Province of Nova Scotia has directed,  as of  4pm on Tuesday, May 30th  ALL activities in Nova Scotia Forests are BANNED.  This includes hiking, camping, fishing, and use of off highway vehicles. Trails Tuesday is cancelled for tonight. 

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Strait Area Trails CLOSED as of 4pm Tuesday May 30th.

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS IN ZONE 1

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NOTICE TO RESIDENTS IN ZONE 1: There was an error on the 2023 Collection Calendar. There will be NO recyclable collection (blue bags) on Monday, May 22nd due to the Victoria Day Holiday. Collection will take place Wednesday, May 24th.We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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NOTICE TO RESIDENTS IN ZONE 1

Fibromyalgia Illumination Campaign

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On May 12th the Town of Port Hawkesbury will proudly take part in the 2023 Illumination Campaign, to help raise awareness for Fibromyalgia.  The Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre entrance will be lit in purple from dusk until dawn.  2023 Illumination Campaign Fibromyalgia Awareness Month and Fibromyalgia Awareness Day are focused on raising awareness for our chronic and...

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Fibromyalgia Illumination Campaign

Water Exercises and Water Fitness Cancellation

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Water Exercises and Water Fitness scheduled for Tuesday (April 25th) and Thursday (April 27th) at the Strait Area Pool are cancelled this week. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Water Exercises and Water Fitness Cancellation

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS : WATER MAIN REPAIR – PHILPOTT STREET

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NOTICE TO RESIDENTS – WATER MAIN REPAIR – PHILPOTT STREET  Residents are advised that Public Works staff are conducting a water main repair on Philpott Street. Water services will be impacted on Philpott Street between Granville Street and Napean Street.  Restoration time to be determined.  The Town thanks residents for their cooperation while these essential...

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NOTICE TO RESIDENTS : WATER MAIN REPAIR – PHILPOTT STREET

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Working Towards Reconcili-ACTION

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News Release:Working Towards Reconcili-ACTION The Town of Port Hawkesbury, with community partners, will host a 2-day celebration to mark the permanent raising of the Mi’kmaq Flag in Port Hawkesbury on May 19th and 20th 2023. Town of Port Hawkesbury – April 14, 2023 Port Hawkesbury: On April 4th Port Hawkesbury Town Council approved a two-day...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Working Towards Reconcili-ACTION

Notice to Residents in Zone 2

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GFL has advised that there are a number of streets in Zone 2 that were not collected today. Green bins will be collected on Wednesday, April 5th  for the following streets: Philpott MacSween Embree Pitts Kennedy Reynolds Sydney Rose MacDonald

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Notice to Residents in Zone 2

Pool Closing Early

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The Strait Area Pool will be closing at 4:00pm (Thursday, March 2nd) due to the impending weather. All swimming lessons will be cancelled and rescheduled for the end of the session.

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Pool Closing Early

Water Main Repair – Queen Street

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Notice to Residents – Water Main Repair, Queen Street Residents are advised that Public Works staff are conducting an emergency water main repair at the Queen Street, MacDonald Street intersection area.  Water service will be impacted to the surrounding areas including Cardeil Estates.  Restoration time is estimated to be approximately 4pm today.The Town thanks residents...

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Water Main Repair – Queen Street

Strait Area Pool Closure – February 3, 2023

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Due to impending weather, and in consideration of the safety of our staff and patrons, the pool will close at 3pm today. Swimming lessons will be rescheduled for the end of the session.

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Strait Area Pool Closure – February 3, 2023

African Heritage Month 2023

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Please click the link below to access a range of educational resources about African History.  SRCE Celebrates African Heritage Month 2023 – Seas of Struggle: African Peoples from Shore to Shore (Photo Source: Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia)

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African Heritage Month 2023
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