Pugwash Post Office
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday: 8:00am to 5:15pm
Saturday: 8:30am to 12:30pm
Phone Number: 1-800-267-1177
Cumberland Regional Library
The Canadian National Railway train station, designed by Sir
Stanford Fleming, houses the Pugwash branch of the Cumberland
Regional Library. Built in 1896, it is one of only two stations
designed by Mr. Fleming that is still standing in Nova Scotia.
The library is an active place. In the year ending March 2006,
it had lent 20,000 books –
more per capita than any other location in Cumberland County. It
offers a variety of services: children’s programs, authors
reading, public computers, photocopies, etc.
Library hours are: Monday – 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday – 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday – 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays – 9:00 a.m. to noon (October 1 to May 1. Closed
Saturdays in the summer)
Librarian: Mary Hartling
The North Cumberland Historical Society
The North Cumberland Historical Society’s mandate is to “collect
historical and genealogical information for the North Cumberland
area.” Their records are extensive and available to the public.
Books on founding families and the area’s history are for sale.
The Society also sells copies of historical photographs.
The Historical Society’s office is located upstairs in the old
Canadian National Railroad station at 10222 Durham Street.
Volunteers are on duty Friday afternoons from 1:00 to 5:00. To
make an appointment for another time, call 902-243-3448.
Pugwash & Area C@P Site
Tourist and residents of Pugwash are very fortunate indeed. We
have a place where we can use computers for only $2.00 a day or
buy a membership for $15.00 per year. Student rates are $1.00
per day and $7.50 per year. With this comes high-speed, wireless
internet, the use of many software programs, and courses on how
to use a computer or program and help from the on-duty
volunteer. The C@P site also offers photo-quality printers,
faxing, copying and laminating. A digital camera is available to
rent. We can download photos from your camera card.
The C@P site is open year round. The hours are Monday to Friday
from 9:00 a.m. to noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Appointments may be made for other times. For more information,
contact Chair Ray Jamison at 902-243-2088 or
North Cumberland Memorial Hospital
North Cumberland Memorial Hospital (NCMH) in Pugwash, Nova Scotia was
established in 1947 as a memorial to war veterans. Originally,
one of 14 Red Cross outposts in the province, its operation was
later transferred to a local board of directors funded by the
Department of Health. The current facility, opened in 1966, was
built with local support and fundraising.
North Cumberland Memorial Hospital is currently approved for
short stay acute care plus palliative care beds. The hospital
provides a mix of in-patient, outpatient, ambulatory care
clinics and health promotion services. NCMH provides 24-hour
emergency/out-patient service utilizing an on-call emergency
coverage system as well as diagnostic services through the
laboratory and diagnostic imaging staff.
Emergency Health Services Nova Scotia has a newly constructed
facility on the property to house ambulance staff and equipment
and as well, an air ambulance landing area is located on site.
North Cumberland Memorial Hospital
260 Church Street
Phone: (902) 243-2521
Fax: (902) 243-2941
North Cumberland Memorial Hospital Auxiliary – PO Box 171,
Pugwash, Nova Scotia, B0K 1L0
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The hospital auxiliary Thrift Shop is open:
Thursdays 10am to 4pm
Saturdays 2am - noon
North Cumberland Community Health Foundation – PO Box 175,
Pugwash, Nova Scotia, B0K 1L0
East Cumberland Lodge
East Cumberland Lodge,
overlooking the beautiful Pugwash Harbour, is a 74 bed Level I &
Level II Nursing Home licensed by the Nova Scotia Department of
Health. East Cumberland Lodge is committed to offering a high
quality service to our residents and families by providing
dignity and compassion.
For more information about
East Cumberland Lodge, phone 902-243-2504 or visit our website
Pugwash Fire Department
The Pugwash Fire Department is well trained and well equipped.
The Department has 32 firefighters, 5 trucks, lifesaving
equipment and rescue equipment.
Each volunteer contributes on average at least 200 hours
annually. They hold weekly meetings for training sessions, to
maintain equipment, and deal with business. The Pugwash Fire
Department responds to fire and emergency calls through the
Provincial 911 Answering System. The firefighters spend time
promoting education and awareness. During Fire Prevention Week
they visit each of our schools.
The Pugwash Fire Department moved into a new facility at the end
of 2009. They are now located at
11057 Hwy 6, Pugwash, NS, B0K 1L0. They can be reached via
phone on (902) 243 2600 or via email at
and can be found on twitter @pugwashfire
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Royal Canadian Mounted Police staffs the Pugwash office with
four officers (a corporal and three constables) and a detachment
assistant. They provide 24/7 coverage. Additional resources are
available from one of three other offices in the Cumberland
The RCMP is focussing on proactive policing. Officers spend many
hours working closely with the community, giving it the tools
necessary for safety and crime prevention.
Starting with youth, the RCMP assigns each school a Liaison
Officer. This officer meets regularly with students to discuss
such topics as drug abuse, bullying and safety. They give senior
citizens information about home safety, alarm systems, safe
driving and scams.
Proactive policing keeps the community safe. One method used is
frequent checkpoints, where unsafe vehicles and impaired drivers
are taken off the road.
RCMP officers have a close working relationship with Victim
Services, Children’s and Family Services, Drug Addiction
Services and local doctors. They meet with Crime Stoppers six to
seven times per year.
The results of proactive policing are becoming significant.
Crime in Pugwash has dropped while the clearance rate (solved
cases) is now more than 80%. With proactive policing the RCMP
find their biggest job is problem solving.
For more information on the Pugwash Detachment phone:
Ground Search and Rescue
The Pugwash Ground Search and Rescue (PGSR) is a volunteer group
working for the Emergency Measures Organization (EMO). The Royal
Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) calls out the PGSR team to
provide manpower and expertise to find lost persons. The RCMP
also calls upon the unit to help teams in other parts of Nova
Scotia. They average three call-outs annually but have responded
to as many as twelve. The team owns a mobile command post for
assignments that are of long duration or complicated. They are
involved in helping with community events, such as the Gathering
of the Clans, by providing security and assistance.
Pugwash Ground Search and Rescue teams train members to
provincial standards. The volunteers must complete courses for
Searcher, Radio Operator, Logistic and GPS usage. A professional
trainer gives monthly training sessions at the local
The Pugwash Ground Search and Rescue have twenty volunteers and
they are looking for ten more. Applicants must be more than
19-years-of-age or 16-years-of-age with parents’ permission. If
interested in volunteering or wanting more information about the
organization, find us on
or visit our website.
Royal Canadian Legion
The Royal Canadian Legion Peach Branch 60, opened just before WWII.
In 1960, they moved from a downtown location to their new
building on Durham St. This building provided space for a pub
with pool tables and a hall for Legion meetings and events.
Open 6 days a week
except Sunday 2pm to 6pm.
The Legion has always been an advocate for improving the lives
of veterans and their families, but as times and needs change so
does the Legion. Nationally, the organization contributes
millions of dollars and voluntary hours to help Canadians –
particularly veterans, seniors and youth.
hall is available to rent for occasions such as wedding
receptions, dances, bingos and cribbage tournaments.
or by mail: PO Box 111, Pugwash, NS, B0K 1L0
Sunset Residential and
Sunset Community Services Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation
representing and serving the needs of the mentally challenged
Sunset Community promotes and provides effective, efficient and
integrated services through:
residential living options suited to the individual
day programs to meet the needs of persons living at Sunset and
in the community
programs to teach life skills, vocational skills and social
leadership in influencing the development of public policy
advocacy in representing the rights and responsibilities of the