Latest Update - Municipal Central Water Project

August 19, 2016

On behalf of the Municipality of Cumberland and the Village of Pugwash, WSP Engineering and Dexter Construction we would like to provide a construction update to provide a snap shot into the upcoming weeks ahead of us.

•             Water Main Crew #1 is working on King Street installing water main toward Church Street, and would then move to Victoria Street, west end, to continue with the installation of the water main.

•             Water Main Crew #2 is working on Black Street installing water main toward Church Street, and would then move to Prince Albert Street, west end, to continue with the installation of the water main.

•             Depending on the progress of Crew #1 or Crew #2, Russell Street would be used as a fill in to help keep construction and resident traffic patterns flowing within the Village core.

•             Following both crews, pending the water main progress Lateral Crew #3 and Lateral Crew #4 will install the water service from the newly installed water main to the edge of the Transportation, Infrastructure & Renewal Right of Way to service your property. Of note, ahead of the lateral crew, a proposed location for your water service will be identified with a stake at the Transportation, Infrastructure & Renewal Right of Way, either Sam or Jack from WSP Engineering or a designated representative from Dexter Construction will contact you to discuss the final location for the water service to be installed that allows you to continue the service to your house at a later date.

•             Reinstatement of streets will start over the next couple weeks with Asphalt and shouldering, landscaping to follow at a later date.

•             Please note the Contractors work plans are subject to change depending on the availability of work force, the current work at hand and location of the work. You may notice the number of crews fluctuating on a week by week basis on this project.

•             Traffic control methods are submitted and reviewed by TIR and on this project and you will experience a “Stop and Go” system where you are “Stopped” and the flagger flips the sign to allow you to “Go”; you will also experience “Signed Detours” to help move you around the zone of construction, along with certain streets under construction closed allowing “Local Traffic Only” and the contractor would work with the residents affected to provide access to your property.

Peter Cottingham

Health and Safety/Engineering Services
Municipality of Cumberland
Upper Nappan Service Center
Phone 902-667-3748



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.

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

Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac will headline the evening entertainment at the Gathering of the Clans on July 1st.  The Canada Day theme this year, the Gathering's 65th anniversary, is:  "Get Your Tartan On!".

For more information, please go to this page.

Next Regular Village Commission Meeting

Monday September 19th at 7pm

The Pugwash Village Commission meets on the third Monday of the month except when a public holiday, like Heritage Day (February) or (sometimes) Victoria Day (May).  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/Library hours - Summer

Clerk Treasurer's Office
Monday to Friday
9am to 4pm
(closed for lunch)

C@P Site and VIC
9am to 6pm everyday except:
Fridays: 9am to 8pm
Sundays:  11am to 4pm

Tuesday  noon - 5pm
Wednesday  2-7pm
Thursday  2-7pm
Friday  noon-5pm
Saturday  9am-2pm
Sunday  CLOSED




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