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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.

Please feel free to contact us if we can be of any further assistance.


Dear Residents:

We at the Rural Municipality of Hazelbrook do hope that you are well and staying safe during this very difficult and challenging time as we all navigate through this unprecedented situation.

Due to the health concerns surrounding the potential for community spread of COVID-19, the regular Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 20, 2020 has been cancelled. The Stratford Town Centre, where our meetings are held, remains closed to the public and public gatherings of more than five (5) people (which would include our Council meetings) are prohibited by Order of the Chief Public Health Officer until further notice. Our next regularly scheduled meeting is Wednesday, June 17, 2020, provided that the Stratford Town Centre has re-opened and the restrictions pertaining to public gatherings consisting of five (5) or more people have been lifted.

The Rural Municipality of Hazelbrook is otherwise open for business. Our CAO can be reached via e-mail at council@communityofhazelbrook.com or by telephone at (902) 892-5819.

The Province has now begun the process of easing public health restrictions put in place on March 24, 2020 with respect to the issuance of Development Permits. Please be advised that Development Permits are once again being issued. Permit applications may be submitted electronically to either the CAO via e-mail at council@communityofhazelbrook.com or directly to our Development Officer, Derek French at dfrenchservices@gmail.com.

Ruth E.

Ruth E. Copeland
Chief Administrative Officer
Rural Municipality of Hazelbrook


Download the Rural Municipality of Hazelbrook Notic of Election by Acclamation

NOTICE is hereby given to the electors of the Rural Municipality of Hazelbrook that only one (1) nomination was received for the position of Councillor for the Rural Municipality of Hazelbrook at the close of nominations on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. When only one (1) nomination is received, the sole candidate is elected by acclamation and balloting is not required. Therefore, I declare that TYLER TURNBULL be elected as a Councillor for the Rural Municipality of Hazelbrook, for the term of office terminating on the 6th day of the month following the 2022 general municipal election.

With the acclamation of the above candidate, a Municipal By-Election will not be held on Monday, April 6, 2020.

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


History of Rural Municipality of Hazelbrook


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.