New COVID-19 Web Page

For the convenience of our residents, there is a new COVID-19 Updates and Information page on our website where the latest Town of Lunenburg closures and adjustments during this time will be listed.

You can access this page either through the quick-link at top left of the home page, or see:

For accurate, up-to-date information from the province, please visit:

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Monthy Garbage Collection Calendar - April 2020

Please see the monthly calendar for April, including the postponement of the new bulky waste program collection. For more, visit the Garbage Collection page on this website.Monthly Garbage Calendar 04 Apr 2020

Letter from Dr. Strang - March 27, 2020

Dr. Strang, the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has shared the below Letter to Nova Scotians and FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions). We hope you find it helpful.

Bulky Waste Collection Program POSTPONED

Due to the current State of Emergency declared by the Province of Nova Scotia, bi-weekly bulky landfill waste collection scheduled to begin April 1, 2020, has been postponed until further notice.

This is necessary to protect solid waste management staff working on a rotating basis to adhere to the Public Health guidelines.

Your regular garbage, compost, and recyclables collection will proceed as usual. Thank you.

For more information on solid waste management in the Town, please visit our Garbage Collection page.

Mayor's Update - March 24, 2020

Please click on this link to view Mayor Bailey's message (VIDEO).

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Mental Health During the Health Crisis


The Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) global health crisis brings with it a great deal of stress for the population. As we practice social distancing and other preventative measures, it’s important to be aware of the stress effects on your mental health

  1. Slow down the news cycle. Avoid watching, reading, or listening to the near-constant news streams or to online rumours or poor advice that can cause you to feel anxious or distressed. Seek reliable information mainly to take practical steps. Look for updates once or twice at specific times during the day, from reliable sources (see the list at the bottom). Keep things in perspective.
  2. Read positive stories about the good things happening in the world, listen to uplifting music, read a good book, watch a fun movie, meditate. Phone or video call your family and friends so that they (and you) do not become isolated – and don’t talk only about the virus.
  3. Take care of your basic needs. Keep regular sleep routines, eat healthy food, and get some exercise. The sun is out today – consider taking a walk outside (maintaining 2m/6ft social distance)! 
  4. If you are working from home, try to maintain a familiar daily routine and remember to take breaks. Be understanding with your colleagues.  
  5. Your children or older relatives may be more anxious or angry at this time. Share simple facts about what is going on. Share simple practices like hand washing. Be patient. Be kind. 

Public health agencies and experts in all countries are working on the outbreak. Protect yourself and be supportive to others, especially the caretakers and healthcare workers in your community.

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Mayor's Message re COVID-19

March 16, 2020 -- Lunenburg is a special place, but we are not immune to the global threat of COVID-19. I am urging all citizens to be a part of the solution to this very serious threat to human health. We need to act together to get ahead of this threat and to take individual responsibility to keep our distance from each other, giving the virus no chance to settle here.

We have closed all Town facilities to public access following the advice of our National and Provincial Public Health authorities.  Although we are social beings by nature, during this very extraordinary time, we must follow the advice of health officials in maintaining safe distances from each other (roughly 2 meters or 6 feet). We need each and every one in our Town to follow this guideline as we go about living as we are able at this unprecedented time. It is within our power to stop this if we act in a coordinated and consistent way.

I know such directives are inconvenient at best and extremely difficult for some, especially our business community. I don’t ask this lightly. Stay home or close to home. Shop locally and with the greatest consideration of others. Your health and the health of your family, friends, and neighbours is at stake.    

Lunenburgers are known for pulling together and supporting each other in difficult times. This is one of those times. Thank you for looking out for each other.

Mayor Rachel Bailey

Town of Lunenburg

Lunenburg Academy - Space for Lease - Basement

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See the rental brochure pdf here (2.00 MB) .

The repurposed, iconic Lunenburg Academy has recently undergone over $1 M in tenant readiness interior renovations - with the dry, bright basement spaces the final pieces of the puzzle. Single offices and office suites with dedicated entrances and washrooms are available.

Currently, the 1st Floor is occupied by the Lunenburg Library, the 2nd Floor is a vibrant Creative Enterprise Centre, and the 3rd Floor is occupied by the Lunenburg Academy for Music Performance. Find yourself among inspiring company at the Lunenburg Academy. 

For further information, please contact Bea Renton, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-527-7604/c.

Please Keep Your Dogs ON LEASH

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For more information, see the Town's Dog Bylaw (#22) on our website's Bylaws page here.

Provincial Volunteer Awards 2020

Please join us in offering our sincere thanks and congratulations to Hewitt Hardiman!

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