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Welcome To Port Hawkesbury

Port Hawkesbury is a town located on the southwestern end of Cape Breton Island, on the north shore of the Strait of Canso in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.  The Town was originally named Ship Harbour (after the harbour which it is located) and is largely a service centre for western Cape Breton Island. Many of its residents work in large industries in an industrial park located in the adjacent community of Point Tupper, Richmond Country.

Port Hawkesbury is a major service centre, located on the beautiful Strait of Canso, and offers a unique blend of economic, cultural and lifestyle opportunities to those living and visiting the area. 

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April 10, 2015
Advanced Courses offered at the Strait Area Pool
Nationals Lifeguard Course: May 22-May 24 and May 29-May 31,2015 National Lifeguard Recert: April 19,2015 Red Cross Assistant Instructor: April...
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April 09, 2015
Employment Opportunity
The Town of Port Hawkesbury requires a Customer Service Representitive on a casual basis.  The selected candidate will demonstrate...
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April 09, 2015
Because You Care Hockey Cup - Coming to Port Hawkebury
SYDNEY — An annual fundraising road hockey tournament will expand its playing surface to two Cape Breton communities and has its sights set on...
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January 27, 2015
Upcoming Events
Upcoming concerts at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre include:   Elvis on Tour, April 18th 7:30pm, and Lennie Gallant, May 23, 8pm -...
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