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Last night’s Newcomers Reception welcomed over 30 new neighbours from across Nova Scotia, Canada, and the world! We’re delighted that people from all over can find their homes in our beautiful town.
Mayor Rachel Bailey, MP Bernadette Jordan, and MODL Deputy Mayor Cathy Moore addressed our new residents; Cheryl Lamerson of the Welcome Committee gave a short history talk; and Councillors Croft, Buchanan, and Risser helped “initiate” guests into local food culture with a tasting of Lunenburg pudding, sauerkraut and Solomon Gundy.
Thanks to all those who came out!
The Lunenburg Waste Water Treatment Plant's odour reduction "Biofilter" system is now operational and working well.
The Mayor noted that Lunenburg won the readers’ choice Best Staycation Spot in The Coast’s annual Best of Halifax. As well, the Town was featured on the cover of a CMHC national publication for a recent housing conference.
Mayor Bailey and Councillor McGee both received a 10 Year Service Award at the recent Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities (NSFM) conference.
• Plastic Free Lunenburg (PFL) presented on their activities toward the following goal: “To support waste reduction in Lunenburg and area, with a focus on re-thinking use of single-use plastics.” Council will be invited to attend a future PFL community engagement session with other stakeholders.
The Mayor thanked the group for their community leadership, and added that the NS Federation of Municipalities adopted a goal of creating an extended producer responsibility program at their Fall Conference last week.
In recent weeks, Nova Scotia Power representatives have presented at Town Council and, together with Town officials, have met with a number of customers to provide an update on actions that have been taken to improve electricity service reliability.
The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (UARB) has reviewed recent outages that affected the Town and determined that Nova Scotia Power’s response to the outages was timely and adequate, and reasonable steps are being taken to reduce the risk of future outages. The UARB Decision Letter on this matter can be viewed in full at uarb.novascotia.ca/fmi/webd/UARB15 (Search M08887, then select Other Documents).
Have a business idea for the historic Zwicker & Co. building on Lunenburg’s working waterfront?
Waterfront Development is seeking interest from operators interested in occupying space at the Zwicker building as a tenant of part or all of the Zwicker building.
For more information, see the following link: my-waterfront.ca/2018/03/13/15746
A Public Information Session on Lunenburg Wastewater Treatment and Harbour Water Quality Initiatives, a follow-up from last November’s session, will take place on November 28th. Please join us for guest speakers and an open-forum Q&A session, with an opportunity to ask or submit questions.
The Town of Lunenburg will be providing updates on:
• Lunenburg Harbour summer water quality study
• Biofilter odour control
• Wastewater treatment system engineering study
• Harbour Health Advisory Group
More info to come.