Curbside Giveaway Weekend 2020
Published: September 21, 2020, 4:00 pm
A pilot Curbside Giveaway Weekend will be held in the Town of Lunenburg as well as the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, Bridgewater and Mahone Bay from Saturday, October 3rd at 7:00 a.m. to Sunday, October 4th at 5:00 p.m.
Rid yourself of some clutter and find some great free items of your own! Put out your unwanted, reusable items instead of discarding them. It’s a great way to keep them out of landfill, while allowing someone else to find something new.
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Electric Utility: Scheduled Power Outage - Sep 20, 2020
Published: September 20, 2020, 7:25 am
7:15 a.m. -- The Town of Lunenburg Electric Utility wishes to advise customers that the scheduled power outage in the early hours of this morning has been completed, and power has been restored to the entire service area. The outage was required to safely complete substation maintenance.
If you are still experiencing a power interruption, please call our after-hours reporting line: 902-527-0150.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Book of Condolences for Laurence Mawhinney
Published: September 18, 2020, 6:14 pm
The Town of Lunenburg will be hosting a public signing of a Book of Condolences for Rev. Dr. D. Laurence Mawhinney at the Lunenburg Heritage Bandstand.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m.
Everyone is invited to share their thoughts and memories of our former Mayor, who dedicated so much of his life to serving others.
An additional Book of Condolences will be available at the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg.
In Memoriam - Rev. Dr. D. Laurence Mawhinney
Published: September 16, 2020, 12:00 pm
It is with heavy hearts that the Town of Lunenburg recognizes the passing of former Mayor, Rev. Dr. D. Laurence Mawhinney, on September 15, 2020. Town flags are at half-mast for the next week in honour of his distinguished service to the community.
First elected to Town Council in 1976, Laurence served as mayor for 33 years, from 1979-2012. During that time, he served terms as president of the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, but he always felt that his greatest accomplishment was the successful campaign to have Lunenburg designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995. Lunenburg was only the second community in the continental U.S. and Canada to be listed. He was also named to the FCM's Roll of Honour for his contributions to municipal government in Canada. He represented this town, this province, and this country with dedication and dignity, doing us all proud.
Laurence's community service also included his ministry at several Lunenburg and area Presbyterian churches, 15 years on Lunenburg County school boards, and serving as the President of the Board for the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance.
Laurence truly made a difference in the life of our Town and he will be missed. Our sincere condolences to his wife Marion - with whom he celebrated 55 years of marriage in June - his children and grandchildren, and his many friends.
*UPDATE Obituary and memorial details here: https://www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca/book-of-memories/4332207/Mawhinney-Rev-Dr-David-Laurence-/index.php
Fishers' Memorial Service 2020 - September 13, 2020
Published: September 14, 2020, 8:59 am
On Sunday, September 13th the Town of Lunenburg held the annual Fisher's Memorial Service. A video of the event is available here: https://youtu.be/PyifkrmD4z0
Mayor Rachel Bailey's opening remarks:
As Mayor of the Town of Lunenburg, it is my honour to welcome you all to the Annual Fishers’ Memorial Service. As we begin I want to acknowledge that here in Lunenburg we are in Mi’kma‘ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people.
And here in Lunenburg, we conduct this service each year to honour those who hailed from Lunenburg County ports and whose lives were lost pursuing their livelihood by fishing.
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