Pugwash is Number One!!

First conference on nuclear disarmament - Thinkers Lodge, Pugwash 1957

Pugwash Conference shares Nobel Peace Prize - 1995

First community in North America with bilingual street signs - 1951

First memorial to a Canadian-born female in Canada - 1870

Only underground salt mine in Nova Scotia - 1959

Home of the award winning Supertunia Bordeaux petunia - 2004

Communities in Bloom - National winner 2014




Pugwash is an exciting and vibrant village on the North Shore of Nova Scotia offering a variety of activities. Shoppers have a selection of unusual gift stores including Seagull Pewter and Basic Spirit outlets. For art lovers we have The Mixed Palette art group, the Jean Wallace Gallery and Horton House Gallery. Outdoors people can swim at one of our many fine beaches, hike our trails or golf at one of Canada’s top one hundred courses.

Natural elements abound, leaving first time visitors in awe. Even local people, who see seasons come and go, marvel at the natural beauty. Mild winters slide into spring then give way to endless summers ... warm water, beautiful days, and crystal clear night skies. Don't forget Indian summer. Its warm days and cool nights are perfect for enjoying stunning fall colours.



Safe Food Handling Course

Do you or your business sell or serve food?  Do you and your staff have a current food handling certification?  Legislation requires that at least one person per shift must have a food safety training course. It is strongly recommend that all people on the job have this training. The certificate must be renewed every five years.

There will be a food handling course at the Pugwash Village Hall on Wednesday December 2nd.  The first 25 people to deliver their completed registration form and payment to the Village Clerk will be guaranteed a spot on the course.

Please reply with your interest as soon as possible.  Contact the Village Clerk (902-243-2946) for the registration form.

Cost: $22.88
Venue:  Pugwash Village Hall board room
Date: December 2nd
Time: 9am to 4pm
Lunch: self cater
Exam: 70% pass mark

For more information, go to: NS Dept Agriculture

This is for people who work with food all the time.  Volunteers at a community supper or BBQ require a different course which is free, shorter, but with no certificate, although NS Dept. Agriculture does encourage everyone to have the longer course.  We will organize one of the short courses in the new year.



Website rebuild

The Village website is in the process of being re-built. 

Pugwash and area not for profit organizations will be included as before.  If you wish to be included as a new listing or update your old one, please send your information to the Village Clerk.

Gathering of the Clans

Rawlins Cross headlined the entertainment at the Gathering of the Clans on Juy 1st.  The Canada Day theme was the 50th birthday of the Canadian flag.

For more information, please go to this page.

Next Regular Village Commission Meeting

Monday December 14th at 7pm

The Pugwash Village Commission meets on the third Monday of the month except when a public holiday, like Victoria Day (May 18th).  The meeting is at 7pm in the Board Room of the Pugwash Village Hall. The Commission does not meet in July.

For more information, please visit this page.

Village Hall hours - Winter

Clerk Treasurer's Office
Monday to Friday
9am to 1pm
(or by appointment)

C@P Site and VIC
Tuesday to Friday
9am to 12 noon



Two of the Village security cameras are available for public access. 

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Pugwash Weather



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