Message from Mayor Matthew Jelley

As the weather warms up and the summer approaches, I understand only too well some of the challenges that we will all face over the coming weeks and months. Even while the impact of Post Tropical Storm Dorian is still being felt, we must now overcome a season where many of our residents will have difficulty coming home, and many of our businesses face a devastating decline. While there is nothing normal about the current situation, and there is no instruction book on how to plan for the summer, it is important that we keep up the pride we have in our community. The Resort Municipality has always been known as a welcoming community and we must maintain that reputation, even if the numbers will be lower this year. I would encourage all businesses and property owners to continue the clean up from the storm and to continue to invest in their properties. If your neighbour is coming home and must self-isolate, please reach out to help with both preparations and care once they arrive. If they can’t make it home, or a nearby business is having financial trouble, please offer to cut some grass or maintain a flowerbed. We must continue to look after each other and look to the future. While there is a bylaw in place for Unsightly Properties, I would prefer an approach where we all work together to improve the appearance of our community this year and heal some of the wounds of the past year. Please help keep our community beautiful, welcoming and prosperous.

Matthew Jelley, Mayor of the Resort Municipality of Cavendish


Travelling in the Resort Municipality? Here are some places that are open

R &A Service Station, Stanley Bridge, Phone 902-886-2606
Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday, 8:30 am to 5 pm.
Closed Sunday

Robin’s Donuts, North Rustico, Phone 902-963-3578
Store remains closed, but drive-thru hours are daily 5:30 am to 6 pm.

North Rustico Irving, Phone 902-963-2105
Open Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm. Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm.

Fairways Cottage, Hunter River, Phone 902-963-2843.
Open for the season.

Anderson’s Creek Golf Course, Stanley Bridge, Phone 902-888-2222.
Open daily 8 am to 8 pm.

Eagles Glenn Golf Course, Cavendish, Phone 902-963-3600
Monday to Friday, 10 am to 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to 7 pm

Blue Heron Construction Inc., North Rustico, Ph. 902-963-2266
Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 5 pm.

Island Style, Cavendish, Phone 902-963-2497
Opening on weekends June 6 Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm.
Staring June 26 open daily 10 am to 5 pm.

North Rustico Home Hardware, Phone 902-963-2040
Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 5 pm, Saturdays 8 am to 1 pm.

Murphy’s Pharmacy, North Rustico, Phone 902-963-2899
Pharmacy hours Monday to Friday 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm

Ship’s Company Pub & Galley, New Glasgow, Phone 902-388-0118
Opening June 12

Toombs Plumbing and Heating Ltd., Cavendish, Phone 902-963-2301

Pineau’s Bottle Exchange, North Rustico, Phone 902-963-3201
Friday and Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm.

North Rustico Food Market, Phone 902-963-2725
Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm.

Pedro’s Island Eatery, North Rustico, Phone 902-963-3201
Friday and Saturday 9 am to 4 pm

Provincial Credit Union, North Rustico, Phone 902-963-2543
Monday to Friday 9:30 am to 3 pm.

Cavendish Car Wash., open for the season 24 hours a day.

Caption Kidd’s Dairy Bar and Take Out, phone 963-3738,
Monday to Sunday, 12 noon to 7 pm

Cavendish Tourist Mart, Phone 902-963-2370,
Open daily, 8 am to 7 pm. ATM open daily.

Liquor Agency, Phone 902-963-3483
Open Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm
Sunday hours, noon to 7 pm.


Statement from Watermark Theatre officials on the 2020 season’s cancellation

With the health of our audience members and our theatre company in mind, we have made the painful decision to cancel Watermark Theatre’s 2020 summer season.

We have been spending the past number of weeks trying to find new ways to present great classical theatre for our audience despite the limitations presented. Our dedicated stage crew and designers were scheduled to begin building sets, costumes and props on May 11 and rehearsals with the acting company were scheduled to begin on June 1. With current restrictions in place we can’t even get some of our team to the island! Making this decision is heart breaking for us but until it is safe to assemble in large groups again, we will have to keep the theatre’s doors closed.

That being said, we are a creative organization and we have a number of ideas on how to keep the theatre vital, vibrant and in your hearts and minds. In the months to come, we will explore opportunities to bring art to our community through our on-line presence or in partnership with other arts organizations and we will continue to share those ideas with you.

Rest assured that we will be back in the summer of 2021 with a wonderful slate of plays to entertain, delight, and provoke audiences once again. Theatre artists around the world are recharging their creative energies and reevaluating their place in the world, and will be back on stage with a new sense of purpose. Theatre has been around for 2500 years, through all kinds of world challenges, and will return again. Let us never take the act of assembly for granted ever again!

We look forward to welcoming you back to the theatre!

Robert Tsonos, Artistic Director
Andrea Surich, General Manager

For more information please contact:
Andrea Surich at 902-963-3963 or