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Welcome to the website for the Rural Municipality of Hazelbrook. We hope visitors will use this site to learn more about our community, including our history, Official Plan, By-Laws and public events.

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NOTICE OF ACCLAMATION OF CANDIDATES
For the 2018 General Municipal Election

Public notice is hereby given to the electors of the Rural Municipality of Hazelbrook that the following candidates for Mayor and Councillor have been acclaimed for the Rural Municipality of Hazelbrook for the term of office of four (4) years terminating on the 6th day of the month that follows the 2022 general municipal election.

The acclaimed candidates are as follows:

  • Mayor: Brian Gallant
  • Councillor: Margaret Pippy
  • Councillor: Matt Duffy
  • Councillor: Lisa Donovan
  • Councillor: Katie Matheson
  • Councillor: George Potter
  • Councillor: Sebastian Dube

With the acclamation of the above candidates, a Municipal Election will not be held on Monday, November 5, 2018.

Municipal Electoral Officer: Ruth E. Copeland
Phone: (902) 892-5819
Email: council@communityofhazelbrook.com

History of Rural Municipality of Hazelbrook

History

Towards the end of the 18th century, settlers from England and Scotland came to Pownal Bay and inhabited the area known as Lot 48 or Wadman’s Creek, which is now known as Hazelbrook. The settlers built a road which was improved by the government between 1840 and 1850 and was further upgraded in 1924. In 1956 the Trans Canada Highway was built through the middle of Hazelbrook, essentially dividing the Community in half. The CNR railroad was built in 1904 to connect Murray Harbour to Charlottetown. It operated through the Community for roughly 50 years until it was abandoned.

A church, school and local store were also built in the early 1900’s. With the influence of the growing population centre in Charlottetown the store and the school were closed. The Hazelbrook Baptist Church was unfortunately demolished in 2007 due to physical deterioration which made the building unuseable.

Recent History and Development

Hazelbrook started out as a farming community and largely remains so today. While the number of true full time farmers has declined both locally and across Prince Edward Island, Hazelbrook still remains primarily a farming community. Hazelbrook was incorporated as a municipality in 1974.