Village of Pugwash

The Village of Pugwash is one of 22 incorporated villages in Nova Scotia. 

The Village services provided include parks and recreation, festivals and the provision, care and maintenance of sidewalks.  The Village staff and commissioners work closely with all other levels of government to ensure that all services are maintained and that new services, such as water supply, are provided in a timely and appropriate manner. 

The Village affairs are overseen by a team of five elected commissioners who work to provide the best services possible to village ratepayers.  The village staff provide those services and advise the commission when new or different services are required.


2021 Village Taxes
Residential: 33.5c on every $100 of assessed value
Commercial: 40.5c on every $100 of assessed value

The assessed value of a property is adjusted annually. Taxes are used to provide the services listed below (see Village Services).  These are services that are not otherwise provided by the Municipality of Cumberland. 

2021 Municipality of Cumberland Taxes
Residential: $1.19 on every $100 of assessed value
Commercial: $2.78 on every $100 of assessed value

Fore more financial information, please go to this page.


2021 Financial Report


2022 Budget


There are five elected commissioners. Each term is for three years and they overlap. Elections are held each June for one or two positions.  Commissioners are volunteers and to be elected must be a Canadian citizen, a resident of the Village of Pugwash and over 18.

Roger Mundle - Chair (902.243.2042) email:
Commissioner re-elected December 2018. Commissioner and chair 2014-16. Current term ends June 2024
Roger lives on Water Street and is retired after delivering furnace oil to the area for 28 years.

Brent Wilson - Vice Chair  (902.664.8695) email:
Commissioner since 2020.  Current term ends June 2023
Brent lives on Durham Street. He has worked at Sunset Community for many years and is a long serving member of the Pugwash Fire Department.

Bill Martin -  (902.614.3000) email:
Commissioner since 2016.  Current term ends June 2022
Bill lives on Church Street and has recently retired as church pastor.  He is chaplain for the Pugwash Fire Department.

Sue Duncan -  (902.243.2595) email:
Commissioner since 2020 by by-election.  Current term ends June 2022
Sue lives on Water Street.  She and her husband Terry retired and moved from Ottawa to Pugwash in 2017.

Dave MacEwan -  (902.664.8072) email:
Commissioner since 2020.  Current term ends June 2023
Dave lives on Willow Street.  He has worked at Sunset Community for many years and as DJ Dave has brought music to the area for over 20 years.



Lisa Betts (office: 902.243.2946)
Clerk Treasurer and Event Coordinator - since 2010
The Clerk Treasurer is the administrator of the Village. The Clerk overlooks the operations and maintenance of the various village properties and coordinates the services the Village offers.

Seasonal events organized include:
Pugwash Gathering of the Clans and Canada Day (July 1st)
Christmas-by-the-Sea (first Friday and Saturday in December)

Greg Fahie
Maintenance/Janitor/Groundskeeper/snow removal - since 2016
Greg is kept very busy keeping village properties clean and in repair. 
He works full time in the summer and as required for snow and ice removal in the winter months.

Michael Moore
Library janitor - since 2020


Seasonal Staff

The Vilage of Pugwash seasonally employs:

Administrative Assistant - part/full time
Recreation Director - part time
Gardener - full/part time
Groundskeeper - full time



Village Properties

The Village of Pugwash owns ten properties:

Pugwash Village Hall

Eaton Park which includes:
   Pugwash Harbourfront Centre
   Volleyball court
   Interpretive signage

CN rail yard which includes:
   The old train station (Provincial historic site)
   The Pugwash Library
   Farmers' Market site
   Peace garden
   Car park

Municipal car park and boat ramp

The Cenotaph

The old fire hall - now used for public works

Tennis and basketball courts

Community Garden - Prince Albert Street

Road between the marine terminal and the harbour bridge

Site of the old Pugwash dump (Irishtown Road)


The use of these sites is free to non profit groups. 
Please contact the village Clerk to apply to use or rent any of these sites.



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Minutes are published once adopted in the next regular or annual meeting.



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