Public Works - Biofilter Progress Update #7

Mi'kmaq Flag Raising Event

Monday, October 22, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

UNESCO Monument (Prince Street, beside Town Hall)

In recognition of Mi'kmaq History Month and as a show of respect for the original people of this area, the Town of Lunenburg is raising the Mi'kmaq Grand Council Flag.

Please come join us for the ceremony. Reception to follow in Council Chambers.


"Ocean Devotion" episode of CBC's Land & Sea


We are so proud of our business owners and community for showing "Ocean Devotion"!

Watch the October 14, 2018 episode of "LAND AND SEA", which shows some of the efforts being made in the Town of Lunenburg and Lunenburg County to help reduce plastic waste in our ocean.

Along with the Town's new Compostable Material Use & Waste Reduction Initiative policy, we can all make a difference.


Compostable Material Use & Waste Reduction Initiatives


Town of Lunenburg Procedural Policy on Compostable Material Use and Waste Reduction Initiatives was passed by Lunenburg Town Council on Tuesday, October 9, 2018:



1. The Town of Lunenburg (“Town”) is committed to reducing the use of non-recyclable containers and other materials for meetings, special events and other municipal activities.  This Policy establishes the process by which this will be achieved. 


2. It shall be the Town’s practice whenever possible to avoid the use of non-recyclable, non-compostable containers and related items, e.g., styrofoam cups, plastic cutlery and plates, etc. at Town meetings, special events and other activities when food and/or beverages are served. 

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Lunenburg Town Council Meeting Digest - Oct 9, 2018

Public Presentations

October 2018 is Mi’kmaq History Month. The Mayor noted that the Town of Lunenburg is part of traditional Mi’kmaq territory. Artist Melissa Labrador spoke about Mi’kmaq culture. 

The Mayor has been working with Ms. Labrador to organize a Mi’kmaq flag raising event on the morning of October 22nd. 

Nova Scotia Power (NSPI) VP of Transmission, Distribution & Delivery Paul Casey and his team presented to Council on recent weather/tree-related outages, NSPI’s planned maintenance, and their current engineering review of the South Shore.

Their presentation is in the Minutes package, or can be accessed directly here:

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Lunenburg Harbour Weekly Monitoring - Sep 25/18


TEST DATE:  September 25, 2018 

CONDITIONS:  Rising high tide, wind blowing from south/southwest, no rainfall since Sept 18.  

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Power Outage on Bridgewater Road Circuit - Revised Restoration Time 6:10 p.m. Sunday, September 30

Thanks to the quick work of NSPI crews power should be restored by 6:10 p.m.

Electric Utility Notice - Sep 30, 2018

6:45pm - Here's the circuit outage culprit - a foil balloon in the wires. Please remember to always keep clear of overhead power lines!

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5:45pm - UPDATED restoration time on this circuit is 6:10pm. Thank you.

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5:20pm - Power on the Town's Bridgewater Circuit (Victoria Rd, Centennial Ave) only is currently out due to party balloons coming into contact with overhead wires. The estimated restoration time is 9:00pm. We will update information as needed.

Reminder to never let items come into contact with power lines for your personal safety, please!

If anyone outside this circuit is affected, please contact the after-hours emergency line at 902-527-0150. 

The circuit map can be referenced here.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Caregiver Wellness Retreat on October 30, 2018

This event is free, but seating is limited so please see poster for registration information. Valuable for anyone who provides unpaid care to a family member of friend. Thank you for all you do.

Lunenburg Waterfront & Harbour Water Monitoring - Sep 18/18



CONDITIONS:  Falling low tide, light wind from the north and southeast, no rainfall since September 11 (one week). 

1)  HARBOUR MAP displaying September 18, 2018 bacteria sampling results at three waterfront locations and five harbour sample sites.  On September 18, bacteria sampling was conducted at both the waterfront sites and the harbour sites to allow for direct comparison and to allow all results to be displayed together on the map. 

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