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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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December 08, 2016
Port Hawkesbury Literacy Council Program
Do you need to become more employable? Gain essential skills? Get workplace certifications? Or do some academic upgrading? The Port Hawkesbury...
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December 07, 2016
Job Opening - Community Technology Engagement Coordinator and Interns
Location: Recreation departments in CBRM, Inverness County and Richmond County and Physical Activity Department in Victoria...
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December 06, 2016
Strait Area Trails Association - Assistance Required
The Strait Area Trails Association will be putting down a wooden walkway on the Crandall Road Trail .  This will replace the swampy area people...
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December 05, 2016
Water Break
The water break affecting some residents of Port Hawkesbury has been repaired. Residents in these areas will be experiencing some...
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