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Monthly Garbage Collection Calendar - August 2020

Monthly Garbage Calendar 08 Aug 2020

For more information, visit our Garbage Collection page.

Revisions to the Preliminary List of Electors

TAKE NOTE THAT The Preliminary List of Electors for the Town of Lunenburg Municipal and Conseil scolaire acadien provincial School Board elections on October 17, 2020 has been prepared using the Nova Scotia Register of Electors. 

Individuals are qualified to vote in these elections if they are:

  • 18 years of age or older on the 1st Advance Polling Day;
  • a Canadian citizen by the 1st Advance Polling Day;
  • ordinarily resident in the Province of Nova Scotia for a period of six months immediately before the 1st Advance Polling Day; and
  • they are ordinarily resident in the Town of Lunenburg and have been so since immediately before the 1st Advance Polling Day. 

The First Advance Polling Day has been determined by Council to be Thursday October 8, 2020. 

To ensure your name is on the List of Electors, you can telephone the Town Office, 119 Cumberland Street, Lunenburg, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on August 12, 13, and 14 by: telephone (902-634-4410, ext. 240) or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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Alternative Voting Bylaw

On July 28, 2020, Lunenburg Town Council gave second and final reading of (and passed) an Alternative Voting Bylaw. The purpose of the bylaw is to provide that during Municipal and CSAP Elections, voting may take place by telephone or via the internet (or a combination of both). Under the proposed bylaw, voting by telephone and/or internet shall be permitted on days (fixed by Resolution of Council) and Council may by resolution provide that voting by telephone and by personal computing device (via the internet) shall be the only means of voting for an election.

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Town Hall Finance Counter - Expanded Business Hours

As of August 4, 2020, the Finance payment counter at Town Hall will be open for three hours daily for payment transactions only. All other Town Hall services will continue to be conducted by email/phone only.

Monday to Friday, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Due to social distancing, there will be a limit of one customer at a time in the Finance office. Masks are mandatory inside Town Hall.

For your safety, please consider continuing to use online/telephone phone banking and the external dropbox whenever possible. 

Accessible curbside payments are available for customers paying by cash or cheque by appointment. Contact Wendy Mills at 902-634-4410, ext. 221 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NOTE: Public washrooms in Town Hall are not available at this time. The public washroom on Bluenose Drive is open daily from 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

REMINDER: Masks are mandatory as of July 31, 2020

The Province announced on July 24th that masks are mandatory in indoor public places and on public transportation as of Friday, July 31st. Please note that this includes visitors to Town Hall.

A detailed "Frequently Asked Questions" document is available here:

Please note that Nova Scotians without ready access to non-medical masks can now get reusable cloth masks are available free (while supplies last) at all public libraries and 24 provincial museums, including the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.

Thank you for complying to keep our community safe.

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Nominations Open - Municipal and CSAP School Board Elections

TAKE NOTICE that nominations will be accepted for the following offices in (or including) the Town of Lunenburg for which an election will be held on the 17th day of October, 2020.

  • Mayor (Town of Lunenburg)
  • Six (6) Councillors elected at large (Town of Lunenburg)
  • One (1) Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP) Member for the South Shore District

AND TAKE NOTICE THAT Town of Lunenburg Nomination forms for Mayor or Councillor are available and must be filed at the office of the Returning Officer, Patrick A. Burke, Q.C., Burke, Macdonald & Luczak, Barristers & Solicitors, 28 King Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on nomination day (Tuesday September 8, 2020) or by appointment during office hours (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) on August 27th, 28th, and 31st and September 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2020. Candidates: Information Packages are now available at the office of the Returning Officer, Patrick A. Burke, Q.C.

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Town Council Meeting ONLINE - July 28, 2020

The Council Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, July 28th is available on the Town website here.

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

Thank you to all who attended or viewed.

Community Centre Partial Re-Opening

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We are excited to announce the partial re-opening of the Lunenburg Community Centre! The facility will be open beginning on July 23, 2020.  

  • The facility will be open by appointment/booking only. Bookings must occur one (1) business day prior to usage. To book, please call 902-634-4006. 
  • Please review all of the facility pdf COVID-19 terms and conditions (535 KB) , which are in place to keep you, our community and our staff safe.  

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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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Parking on Montague Street

A co-initiative with the Lunenburg Board of Trade​ sees some of the parking spots on the water side of Montague Street (between King and Duke) blocked off during the summer months. This is to allow better space for social distancing outside the numerous restaurants on the street.

Public Works staff did a lovely job blocking the spaces with re-used materials like planters and cut-down former telephone poles with rope to mimic the look of a marine dock. Thank you to our staff for your creativity!

See the photos below.

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