Public Works Notice: Fall Leaf Collection Program

The Town of Lunenburg is pleased to offer the following leaf collection opportunities to assist residents with their Fall leaf clean-up: 

- Leaves can be placed in your compost cart or clear bags for pick-up on scheduled “green week” collection days. 

- An additional curbside leaf collection is scheduled for Friday, November 17.Leaves must be placed in your compost cart or clear bags.                                             

- The Town of Lunenburg Public Works Department will also do a single pass leaf collection on each streetstarting in “New Town”(west of ESSO) from Monday, November 12 to Friday, November 23 and in “Old Town” (east of ESSO) from Monday, November 26 to Friday, December 7. Please ensure your leaves are placed near the edge of the street prior to the dates noted above. There will only be one collection pass per street. 

Please remember not to rake leaves into gutters, ditches, or the street to prevent storm drains from clogging and slippery road conditions. 

Please contact the Public Works Department at 902-634-8992 if you require any additional information.

Notice of Temporary Power Outage

The Town of Lunenburg Electric Utility wishes to advise customers of a scheduled power outage effecting customers east of 113 The Point Rd, Blue Rocks (113 to 261 The Point Rd and 48 Darby’s Head Rd.)

This outage will occur from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday October 25th, 2018, weather permitting.

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Public Works - Biofilter Progress Update #7

Mi'kmaq Flag Raising Event

Monday, October 22, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

UNESCO Monument (Prince Street, beside Town Hall)

In recognition of Mi'kmaq History Month and as a show of respect for the original people of this area, the Town of Lunenburg is raising the Mi'kmaq Grand Council Flag.

Please come join us for the ceremony. Reception to follow in Council Chambers.


"Ocean Devotion" episode of CBC's Land & Sea


We are so proud of our business owners and community for showing "Ocean Devotion"!

Watch the October 14, 2018 episode of "LAND AND SEA", which shows some of the efforts being made in the Town of Lunenburg and Lunenburg County to help reduce plastic waste in our ocean.

Along with the Town's new Compostable Material Use & Waste Reduction Initiative policy, we can all make a difference.


Compostable Material Use & Waste Reduction Initiatives


Town of Lunenburg Procedural Policy on Compostable Material Use and Waste Reduction Initiatives was passed by Lunenburg Town Council on Tuesday, October 9, 2018:



1. The Town of Lunenburg (“Town”) is committed to reducing the use of non-recyclable containers and other materials for meetings, special events and other municipal activities.  This Policy establishes the process by which this will be achieved. 


2. It shall be the Town’s practice whenever possible to avoid the use of non-recyclable, non-compostable containers and related items, e.g., styrofoam cups, plastic cutlery and plates, etc. at Town meetings, special events and other activities when food and/or beverages are served. 

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Lunenburg Town Council Meeting Digest - Oct 9, 2018

Public Presentations

October 2018 is Mi’kmaq History Month. The Mayor noted that the Town of Lunenburg is part of traditional Mi’kmaq territory. Artist Melissa Labrador spoke about Mi’kmaq culture. 

The Mayor has been working with Ms. Labrador to organize a Mi’kmaq flag raising event on the morning of October 22nd. 

Nova Scotia Power (NSPI) VP of Transmission, Distribution & Delivery Paul Casey and his team presented to Council on recent weather/tree-related outages, NSPI’s planned maintenance, and their current engineering review of the South Shore.

Their presentation is in the Minutes package, or can be accessed directly here:

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Lunenburg Harbour Weekly Monitoring - Sep 25/18


TEST DATE:  September 25, 2018 

CONDITIONS:  Rising high tide, wind blowing from south/southwest, no rainfall since Sept 18.  

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Power Outage on Bridgewater Road Circuit - Revised Restoration Time 6:10 p.m. Sunday, September 30

Thanks to the quick work of NSPI crews power should be restored by 6:10 p.m.

Electric Utility Notice - Sep 30, 2018

6:45pm - Here's the circuit outage culprit - a foil balloon in the wires. Please remember to always keep clear of overhead power lines!

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5:45pm - UPDATED restoration time on this circuit is 6:10pm. Thank you.

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5:20pm - Power on the Town's Bridgewater Circuit (Victoria Rd, Centennial Ave) only is currently out due to party balloons coming into contact with overhead wires. The estimated restoration time is 9:00pm. We will update information as needed.

Reminder to never let items come into contact with power lines for your personal safety, please!

If anyone outside this circuit is affected, please contact the after-hours emergency line at 902-527-0150. 

The circuit map can be referenced here.

Sorry for any inconvenience.