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.


Village Taxes
Residential: 32c on every $100 of assessed value
Commercial: 39c on every $100 of assessed value

The assessed value of a property is adjusted annually and after a change of ownership where the purchase price is higher than the current assessment. 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.  The Village tax rate increased in 2018 (by 2c) for the first time in 13 years.

Municipality of Cumberland Taxes
Residential: $1.17 on every $100 of assessed value
Commercial: $2.76 on every $100 of assessed value

The Municipality tax bill may include other "user fees" such as for sewer or street lighting fees. The tax rate rose in 2018 (by 13c) for the first time in many years.


2020 Financial Report

2021 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.

Tracey Mundle - Chair (902.243.3666)
Commissioner since 2017
Tracey lives on Pugwash Point and volunteers with a number of organizations, particularly in school sports.

Roger Mundle - Vice Chair (902.243.2042)
Commissioner re-elected December 2018. Commissioners and chair 2014-16)
Roger lives on Water Street and is retired ater deliverug furnace oil to the area for 28 years.

Charley Gould - (902.243.3493)
Commissioner since 2014
Charlie works for Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources at Amherst Head during the summer.  Charlie lives on Durham Street.

Bill Martin -  (902.243.3493) email:
Commissioner since 2016
Bill lives on Church Street and has recently retired as church pastor.  He is chaplain for the Pugwash Fire Department.





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.

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


Seasonal Employment

Administrative Assistant/ Recreation Director - full time
Visitor Information Councillor - Full time
Visitor Information Councillor - Part time
Gardener - full/part time
Groundskeeper - full time

Please send resume and cover letter.  In lieu of a resume, please use this application form

Village Properties

The Village of Pugwash owns ten properties:

Pugwash Village Hall

Eaton Park

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

Municipal car park and boat ramp

The Cenotaph

The old fire hall

Tennis and basketball courts

Double grassed lot on 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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