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A Message from the Mayor

In light of the number of confirmed new cases of COVID-19 in the province recently, including in the Western Zone, we must remember how critical it is that we all adhere to Public Health guidelines, remain calm, and work together to keep each other safe.

Nova Scotia is still in a state of emergency. Wear a mask where required, maintain a 6-foot distance from other people, sanitize your hands frequently, and adhere to gathering limits. 

The province has also asked Nova Scotians to avoid non-essential travel in and out of western and central HRM until midnight Dec. 9, with a possibility of extension.

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Lighting of the Trees ONLINE

Lighting of the Trees 2020

The annual Lighting of the Trees for 2020's Yuletide season takes place on Saturday, November 28th. As with most events due to the pandemic, we ask that you watch online.

You can watch on our YouTube channel at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy the light.

 

Volunteer Opportunity: Town Crier

The Town of Lunenburg requests applications from interested citizens to serve as Town Crier.

Our previous Town Crier, John McGee, has retired from the role. John contributed a great deal of personality and flair to Town events over his tenure and will be missed.

The Town Crier is a ceremonial role for making public announcements at Town special events. A strong voice is essential. Ability to write announcements is considered an asset.

The Town's Volunteer Application Form is available by contacting Ann Covey, Administrative Assistant, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-634-4410, ext. 0.

Please return completed application forms by Thursday, December 10, 2020 to the attention of Bea Renton, CAO, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail/drop off to 119 Cumberland Street, PO Box 129, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0.

 

Town Council Meeting - November 24, 2020

The Council Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, November 24, 2020 are available on the Town website here: http://bit.ly/2tN7bob

The YouTube Live video archive of the meeting can be found here: https://bit.ly/2UN0woH 

Thank you to all who attended/viewed.

 

Light Up Lunenburg!

A Holiday Decorating Contest November 19th - December 13th

Hosted by the Town of Lunenburg, Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, and the Lunenburg Board of Trade

Help bring back some holiday cheer into the upcoming season by decorating your home or business – the brighter the better!

  • Great prizes available for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in either the Residential category or the Business Category.
  • 1st place in the Business category can even win a beautiful engraved trophy from Demone Monuments to display.

Voted on by YOU – submit your votes to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before December 13th. Please only one vote per person for each category. Winners will be announced on December 14th.

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Notice: Fall Leaf Collection Program

The Town of Lunenburg is pleased to offer the following leaf collection opportunities to assist residents with their fall leaf clean-up: 

  • Leaves and brush can be delivered to the Town’s Starr Street compost site on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you use bags, they must be paper. 
  • Leaves can be placed in your compostainer or paper bags for pick-up on scheduled “green week” collection days. 
  • An additional Special Leaf Collection is scheduled for Friday, November 20. Leaves must be placed in your compostainer or paper bags. 
  • The Public Works Department will also do a one-time leaf collection on every Town street – making one pass only as follows: 
    • New Town - Crews will begin pickup in your area on Thursday, November 12 (weather permitting). This will take approximately two weeks to complete. They will make a single pass down your street, so please ensure leaves are out by November 12. 
    • Old Town - Crews will begin pickup in your area on Thursday, November 26 (weather permitting). This will take approximately two weeks to complete. They will make a single pass down your street, so please ensure leaves are out by November 26. 

Please do not rake leaves into gutters, ditches, or the street – these can clog storm drains and cause flooding and slippery road conditions. 

Residents are also reminded that leaves can be mulched with a lawnmower mulching blade at the end of the mowing season. This saves you time, and helps the environment by returning nutrients contained in the leaves directly into your lawn! 

Please contact the Public Works Department at 902-634-8992 if you require further information.

Monthly Garbage Collection Calendar - November 2020

Monthly Garbage Calendar 11 Nov 2020

For more information, visit our Garbage Collection page: https://explorelunenburg.ca/garbage-collection.html

 

Living with Wildlife - Bears

Wildlife can appear in different places at different times, and there have been sightings of bear cubs in the area around Lunenburg recently. According to NS Lands & Forestry, bear sightings have not increased this year but their locations can change from year to year. If bears have a source of food, especially now as they begin to bulk up for the winter, they will keep coming back. 

The biggest culprit to attracting bears is green bins. These should be kept in shady but open areas, well away from adjacent forest cover, with lids secured. Meat, fish, or bones/shells that are likely to develop a strong odour should be frozen and put in the green bin on the morning of pick-up. Yard compost piles should only contain plant matter. Barbecue grills should be kept clean and free of grease. Garbage cans should be metal with a secure lid and bags should be placed at the curb only on the morning of collection. 

Bears are large powerful animals that should be treated with caution and respect! Never approach a bear or offer it food. Please note that black bears are legally protected in Nova Scotia. 

For advice, please visit “How to Avoid Problems with Black Bears”: https://novascotia.ca/natr/wildlife/nuisance/bears.asp

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Development Opportunity in Old Town

The Town of Lunenburg owns the former Fire Hall and Electric Utility building located at 40 Duke Street and 107 Cumberland Street in Lunenburg (the “Property”). The Town has initiated this Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) to determine if there is a private sector interest in developing and/or purchasing this Property. 

Any private sector developer who ultimately wishes to develop the Property must participate in this REOI process in order to qualify to later participate in the RFP process which will ultimately determine who will develop the Property. 

The deadline for submission is August 31, 2020 before 2:00 p.m. 

Click here for a copy of the pdf 2020 REOI Old Fire Hall and Electric Utility Building (604 KB) and pdf Schedule A (296 KB) documents.

For information about the REOI process please contact: 

     Katie MacMillan, Business Coordinator

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Depots for Household Waste Disposal

BEFORE dropping off residential household hazardous waste, please CHECK what materials a depot can take.

Kaizer Meadow

The Town of Lunenburg disposes of residential curbside waste at Kaizer Meadow Environmental Management Centre, 450 Kaizer Meadow Road along Highway 14 in Lunenburg County.

They also have a residential Household Hazardous Waste drop-off at their location in the Municipality of Chester.

Please call 902-275-2330 or visit their website here ahead of time to check if Kaizer Meadow can take what you want to dispose of.

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