Mayor's Monthly Update - May 2021

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The latest Mayor's Monthly Update is available!

See what Town Council and staff have been working on in the month of May from Mayor Risser. You can download it pdf here (126 KB) or click "Read More" for a text version.

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Lunenburg Council Approves 2021/22 Town Budget

Lunenburg Town Council approved the 2021/22 Town Budget at last evening’s Council Meeting (May 25, 2021). The total Operating and Capital budget is $7,539,900.  

The residential property tax rate will increase $0.03 ($1.376 per $100 of assessment), while the commercial property tax rate will hold the -$0.04 decrease that was offered in 2020 for another year ($3.318 per $100 of assessment) to help our businesses during the pandemic. 

The 2021/22 Town Budget provides funding for a number of Project Lunenburg Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP) initiatives, including the following: 

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Town Operations during NS Covid-19 Lockdown

Good morning, neighbours.

In view of yesterday's Provincial directives, the Town Office, Public Works buildings, Fire Department building, and all indoor Recreation facilities will be closed to the public.

All municipal services are still available through other means, e.g., online, phone, email, drop off, etc. See the staff contact list here (click on a name to get an email link).

For more information:

Please stay close to home for the next two weeks, and take care of yourselves. Thank you.

Town of Lunenburg Parking Infraction Ticket and Parking Meter Bylaw – Summary Offence Ticket Approval Update

The Nova Scotia Attorney General and Minister of Justice recently approved the Town of Lunenburg's request to amend SOT Schedule PT to the Summary Offence Ticket Regulations. This includes the Town’s Parking Meter Bylaw noting the section of the Bylaw and various offences for which a Summary Offence Ticket and penalty can be issued. The Minister's Order and accompanying Schedule with these amendments, which are now effective and required to be advertised, can be viewed on the Town website at or by contacting the Town of Lunenburg at 902-634-4410, ext. 226 or 228 for more information. 

Lunenburg Volunteer Recognition 2021

Congratulations to Joy Saunders, Martin Walton, and Linda Wentzell - and thank you for the contribution your volunteerism makes to well-being of our community. Your generosity with your time makes all the difference.

Volunteer Recognition Presentations April 21 2021

Bluenose 100

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March 26, 2021 is the 100th anniversary of the Bluenose!

The online centennial launch will stream live at 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. See here:

Visit for links and more about the ongoing celebrations. The Bluenose is a Lunenburg / Nova Scotian / Canadian icon we hold dear in this town.


Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission

The Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission is gathering public comments on affordable housing.

Finding and keeping an affordable home is a struggle for too many Nova Scotians, and no one person or plan will be able to address this complex situation. That is why the commission wants to hear from people and organizations across the province that want to help.

Comments will be accepted by calling 1-833-743-0777, emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by visiting their new website at

Canada-Nova Scotia Targeted Housing Benefit

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Are you a low-income homeowner? Do you spend more than 50 percent of your income to run your home? Direct support is available for eligible homeowners through the Canada-Nova Scotia Targeted Housing Benefit. Working together, we are making housing more affordable for vulnerable people. 

For more information visit:

  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Or call: (902) 943-0835

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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