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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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July 29, 2015
CLOSURE - Natal Day Holiday, Monday, August 3rd
Please note the Town Office and YMCA will be closed Monday, August 3rd due to the Natal Day...
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June 29, 2015
Port Hawkesbury Sports Wall of Fame
The nominating committee of the Port Hawkesbury Sports Wall of Fame is calling for nominations for its fourth induction of members in 2015.  The...
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June 26, 2015
Strait Area Pool
Strait Area Pool will be closing for the summer Tuesday, June 30 and reopening Tuesday, September...
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June 23, 2015
Building Permit Awareness - Eastern District Planning Commission
For more information call...
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