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Explore Lunenburg – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, National Historic District, winner of the Communities in Bloom most beautiful small town in Canada, Prettiest Painted Places in Canada, Port City of the Year and Society of American Travel Writers’ awards. Picturesque Lunenburg lies nestled along the scenic shores of southern Nova Scotia one hour from Halifax and the international airport. Experience our way of life and work amidst historic architecture, attractions and amenities. For more information, please contact us at 902-634-4410.
This is a reminder that “Spring Clean Up” is during the week of May 2nd, 2016. All clean up items must be placed curbside prior to 6:00 a.m. on your regular collection day. For additional information regarding items which may be placed curbside on clean up day please check our website or call the Public Works Department at 902-634-8992.
Over the next three (3) months, the Town of Lunenburg Electric Utility’s contractor, Lunenburg Tree Care, will be carrying out powerline tree trimming in various locations throughout the Utility. These locations include Bridgewater Road, Blue Rocks Road, 1st Peninsula Camp Road and the powerline that runs in the back yards of houses between Brook and Broad Streets.
Town of Lunenburg Press Release: Provincial Home Based Business Exemption Regulation Proposal April 6, 2016
The Town of Lunenburg welcomes the Department of Municipal Affairs’ announcement of proposed amendments to the Nova Scotia Building Code Regulations to exempt home based businesses from certain Building Code standards. The Department is consulting with the public on these proposed changes before further considering their adoption. “Minister Churchill and his staff should be commended for listening to local entrepreneurs in our community and throughout Nova Scotia on this issue,” Mayor Rachel Bailey said.
Following local home based business requests for relief from Provincial legislative requirements, the Lunenburg Town Council asked the Department of Municipal Affairs to review current Nova Scotia Building Code Regulations requiring some home based businesses to meet Provincial fire safety, accessible entrance and washroom standards. The Town suspended enforcement of these Provincial requirements until this review and amendment process are complete.
Mayor Rachel Bailey was honoured to be included in a photo of our Fire Chiefs past & present. The group represented the succession of Fire Chiefs from 1974 to 2016. From front left David Beck, Robert Parks, Terry Conrad, & back left Current Chief, Darren Romkey, Mayor Bailey & Donnie Parks.
Town of Lunenburg representative Volunteer for 2016 Russell Mossman during the Provincial Volunteer Awards Ceremony on April 4, 2016 in Halifax.
Left: Mr. Mossman being congratulated by Mayor Rachel Bailey and MLA Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, who attended the ceremony to recognize the incredible efforts made by volunteers in this Province.
Right: Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, the Honourable J.J. Grant & Premier Stephen McNeil receiving his certificate of recognition.
“Flat Stanley”, a character from a popular children’s book series of the same name that has become a worldwide education phenomenon, came to meet Mayor Rachel Bailey and Councillor Thom Barclay during Town Talks held in February. This Flat Stanley was brought in by Jackie Redmond who received him in the mail from her nephew in Alberta. Former Councillor Robert Young was also in attendance.
Town Talks was an opportunity for citizens to come by Town Hall to talk about issues important to them in an “open house” format.
Millie MacDonald made a special trip from her home in PEI to share the song that she wrote and recorded, entitled The Bluenose Leaves Her Cradle. The song was written in 2015 but was inspired by her attendance at the relaunch of Bluenose II in September 2012 which she found to be a moving experience and an occasion of pride in her maritime heritage. MLA for Lunenburg, Suzanne Lohnes-Croft was also at the Town Hall to greet Ms. MacDonald. Follow this link to hear her story and the song https://youtu.be/OUl9hm1SAMo.