Single-Use Plastic Update
Published: July 19, 2019, 4:22 pm
At last night’s General Government Committee meeting, the Committee agreed to keep moving forward on the single-use plastic issue by passing the following motion:
Motion: moved and seconded that a staff report be prepared advising what form of public consultation should take place with various stakeholders including Plastic Free Lunenburg, Region 6 Waste Management, Divert Nova Scotia and Lunenburg Board of Trade to develop a waste reduction and plastic reduction strategy for the Town. Motion carried.
We’d like to thank Plastic Free Lunenburg for a wonderful job of community consultation to date. Their findings are a valuable part of future consultation the Town undertakes to build on. However, we must be clear that the Town is legally responsible to do its due diligence by conducting community consultation as a municipal government.
By following our legal advice, we can build a solid, responsible foundation for any potential bylaw that can withstand challenge.
The Town enthusiastically welcomes Coastal Action’s Ocean Friendly Nova Scotia program and encourages ongoing voluntary measures from our business, residents and visitors to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic in our community.
The Committee agenda package, including the legal opinion received, is available here: http://bit.ly/2LPYRfG
4th Annual Pride Flag Raising - July 19, 2019
Published: July 19, 2019, 2:35 pm
It was a gorgeous day for the 4th Annual Pride Flag Raising ceremony today in the Town of Lunenburg.
Speakers included Mayor Rachel Bailey; MP Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development; Pastor Rick Pryce, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, and Rev. Laura Marie Piotrowicz, St. John's Anglican Church; and Shelley Rafuse, Lunenburg PRIDE.
A variety of community partners were also in attendance today, such as the Lunenburg Board of Trade, TD Bank, Second Story Women’s Centre, Lunenburg PRIDE, the RCMP, and the Lunenburg & District Fire Department.
The flag was raised - group effort! - followed by a BBQ and rainbow cake. Thanks to all who came out!
Read more for the inspiring remarks from the Town Crier (a.k.a. Deputy Mayor John McGee) and Mayor Bailey, as well as a photo album of the event.
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Public Works Notice - July 17, 2019
Published: July 17, 2019, 1:56 pm
A white, murky substance made its way into the Wastewater Treatment Plant overnight and is currently visible at Fisherman’s Wharf and the Boat Launch of Lunenburg Harbour.
Public Works crew have been working this morning to determine what the substance is and where it came from. This is NOT being generated from the plant; it came in via the wastewater collection system from an unknown external source.
Please note that wastewater is produced when you flush the toilet, prepare food, wash dishes and clothes, and shower – this is what the system is designed to treat. Some materials may not be safe for the plumbing in your house, the public sewers that service the community, or ultimately the ocean.
Project Lunenburg - Summer Engagement Update
Published: July 10, 2019, 12:31 pm
How to stay involved in Project Lunenburg this summer.
Happy July! We are 5 months into Project Lunenburg, and have been hearing so many great ideas and aspirations for the future. Here are a few ways you can keep participating over the next couple months.
What We Heard Reports
Three reports are now available on the Project Lunenburg website, covering the Individual Survey, Housing, and Transportation. Take a look to learn about the big themes and ideas that are emerging.
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Town Council Meeting Digest - June 25, 2019
Published: July 9, 2019, 9:25 am
• Coastal Action presented on Coastal Action’s new Ocean Friendly Nova Scotia program, a tiered certification system to encourage reduction of single-use plastics at businesses, cafés, restaurants and more. NS Environment is funding a pilot year in Lunenburg.
• The Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society presented a request for a full property tax exemption for their recently-purchased Lunenburg Opera House. The Finance Director noted that to accommodate the request, the loss of revenue to the Town would have to be offset with an additional $0.035 commercial tax rate increase. Council tabled the request at this time.
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Photo Album: German Air Force Band Erfurt
Published: July 4, 2019, 6:24 pm
The annual free concert from the Nova Scotia International Tattoo could not have happened on a more gorgeous day! Over 250 people came out to see the German Air Force Band Erfurt today.
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