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Develop NS presents Waterfront Master Plan

The Lunenburg Waterfront Association Inc. (LWAI)'s annual Waterfront Symposium featured Develop Nova Scotia's unveiling of their Lunenburg Waterfront Master Plan.

According to CEO Jennifer Angel, the plan is the result of a true community-wide effort in the Town of Lunenburg. $3.5 million of investment is underway on our working waterfront this year to date.

To view a video that movingly looks at the Lunenburg working waterfront and those who call it home, see Develop NS's YouTube channel here.

To read the Master Plan, see the Develop NS link here, or visit their website www.developns.ca/projects.

Develop NS at LWAI

Town Council Meeting Agenda - June 25, 2019

Council Meeting 25Jun19

The next Council Meeting is being held on Tuesday, June 25th at 5:15 p.m. The public is welcome!

Highlights of the Agenda  

Presentations
  • Coastal Action presentation on the Ocean Friendly Nova Scotia Certification Program.
  • Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society regarding tax status of the Lunenburg Opera House.

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Town Council Meeting Digest - June 11, 2019

Public Presentations

• The Riverport & District Lions Club presented a donation of $750 to Lunenburg Recreation’s PRO Kids Program. Thank you!

• Plastic Free Lunenburg presented their report and proposed single-use plastic ban bylaw to Council. Bluenose Academy grade 6 students Adele Jarvis and Mabel Mahoney did an excellent job addressing Council about the negative impact of plastic pollution on their generation.

Council referred discussion of a potential bylaw to the General Government Committee. They further requested a report on the Town’s legal authority and what items are possible to include in such a ban, including single-use plastic bags, straws and cutlery. The meeting is scheduled for July 18, 2019 at 5:15 p.m. All committee meetings are open to the public.

The report, correspondence received by the Town, and Council discussion can be found in the full Minutes package

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Public Works Notice - June 18, 2019

There was a brief water main issue on Bluenose Drive which has now been repaired. Water pressure should be restored to affected areas shortly as it builds back up in the system.

If you are still experiencing water disruption after approximately an hour, please call Town Hall at 902-634-4410 before 4:30 p.m. or our after-hours service line 902-527-0150. Thank you.

Federal Minister tours Lunenburg Academy – June 17, 2019

 The Town was pleased to welcome The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism today for a tour of Lunenburg Academy.

Situated on the border of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Lunenburg Academy, a National Historic Site, opened in 1895. Since ceasing to serve as a public school in 2012, the Academy has undergone a remarkable transformation to a thriving Community Cultural Centre. 

Minister Rodriguez was escorted on the tour by Mayor Rachel Bailey, Lunenburg Academy Foundation’s Interim Executive Director Scott Burke, and several of the building tenants including the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance (LAMP) Artistic Director Burt Wathen. 

The Minister’s visit comes days after an announcement on his behalf by Minister Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development of a $500,000 investment in the "Lunenburg Academy Exterior Restoration Project Phase II” through the Legacy Fund component of the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, administered by the Department of Canadian Heritage. The June 14, 2019 funding announcement can be found here

On behalf of the Town and the Lunenburg Academy Foundation, we would like to thank Canadian Heritage as well as other funding agencies for their support in restoring the Academy.

Read more for photos of the visit.

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Lunenburg Moves Toward a Single-Use Plastic Free Future

When it comes to single-use plastics, Lunenburg Town Council and Plastic Free Lunenburg supporters agree that the status quo is unacceptable.

At its meeting held on June 11, Lunenburg Town Council passed two motions that direct staff and elected officials to assess the pressing environmental issue of single-use plastics.  The motions called for the public sharing of a report and a draft bylaw from Plastic Free Lunenburg, a community group that has called on Lunenburg to serve as a leader in the fight against single use plastics.  

“Single-use plastics are a pressing threat to our environment and action is needed to address the environmental crisis we’ve created with our society’s dependence on them,” said Mayor Rachel Bailey.

“I want to thank Plastic Free Lunenburg, Council and staff, and the people of Lunenburg for working together to deal with this serious issue.  I look forward to reviewing the Town’s report and to the deliberations of Council on this important environmental initiative.”

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Prominent Lunenburgers 2019

Part of Lunenburg's 266th Birthday celebrations:

Throughout our history, we have had many extra-special people who have had great influence and helped shape Lunenburg to become what it is today. This year nine more Prominent Lunenburgers were inducted. Thank you to the descendants of these extraordinary citizens for being with us to celebrate their accomplishments. Read more to see photos of the ceremony!

For more information on this program and to see previous inductees, visit the Town website here.

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Heritage Recognition Awards

Part of Lunenburg's 266th Birthday celebrations:

These awards are to recognize property owners and developers for a “job well done” in outstanding restoration, rehabilitation or well-designed infill developments that contribute positively to the streetscape. Congratulations to the 2018 winners, and thank you for your care of our community. Read more to see photos of the beautiful properties!

For more on this program and to see other recognized properties, see the Town website here.

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New Interpretive Panels

New Lunenburg Academy heritage interpretive panels have been installed at the corner of Kaulbach Street and Unity Lane, next to the school. Take a look the next time you're visiting the library or out for a walk, or see pdf here (3.87 MB) for a preview.