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Traffic Notice for Electric Maintance

The Town of Lunenburg Electric Utility wishes to advise customers of a traffic disruption planned for Tuesday October 27th, Thursday October 29th and Friday October 30th, 2020, weather dependant.

Electric Utility maintenance will take place on Montague St. between the intersections of Prince St. and Bluenose Dr.

  • On Tuesday October 27th, Montague St. will be closed between the intersections of Prince St. and Bluenose Dr. from 9:00am to 3:00pm.
  • On Thursday October 29th and Friday October 30th traffic control personnel will control the flow of traffic along Montague St. between the intersections of Prince St. and Bluenose Dr.

Please note that this work schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your cooperation.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Town of Lunenburg Electric Utility

119 Cumberland StreetLunenburg, NS

902-634-4410 ext. 3

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Municipal Election 2020: RESULTS

Voting is CLOSED. The unofficial election results are posted below. Congratulations to the new Council-elect! (The official count is released on Tuesday, October 20th.)

Voter participation in the 2020 Election was 64.1%, compared to 2016 at 45.6% and 2012 at 58.8%. Thank you to all eligible voters who participated in this election. Community engagement – we love to see it!

Election 2020 Unofficial Results

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Town of Lunenburg Volunteer Recognition 2020

Volunteer Appreciation 20201

This week, Mayor Rachel Bailey presented some of the generous volunteers in the Town of Lunenburg with recognition certificates for the hard work they do and their contribution to our community.

The following people were honoured for 2020: Hewitt Hardiman - Volunteer of the Year; Judith Carey; Jane Lordly; Heather Eisenhauer; Will Brooks; and the Lunenburg Community Consignment shop volunteers.

See the video presentation here: https://youtu.be/GBTUgBAbA5I

For the full text of the presentation, "read more" below.

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Notice: Solid Waste Bylaw and Council Procedure Bylaw

Notice of Proposed New Town of Lunenburg Solid Waste Management Bylaw #38 and Repeal of Council Procedure Bylaw #5

On September 22, 2020, the Lunenburg Town Council gave first reading of a new Solid Waste Management Bylaw #38 which repeals the old Bylaw and makes various changes in relation to solid waste management including, without limiting the foregoing: discontinues fall and spring special cleanup waste collection days; makes provision for pickup of bulky waste items (subject to restrictions) on a regular basis; amends terminology; clarifies obligations concerning green carts; requires leaf and yard waste to be placed in paper bags or compostainers only; and makes other miscellaneous changes.

The proposed Bylaw #38 changes may be inspected pdf here (1.56 MB) .

At this meeting Council also gave first reading of the proposed repeal of Council Procedure Bylaw #5, which has been replaced by the Council and Committee Meetings and Proceedings Procedural Policy.

Council will consider and proposes to give second/final reading of these Bylaw changes at an upcoming public meeting - date to be announced.  

Public submissions regarding the Bylaw changes are welcome and may be made at the meeting by participating in the Zoom webinar (Zoom link https://zoom.us/j/98056753839) or by mail directed to the Town of Lunenburg Chief Administrative Officer, PO Box 129, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information phone at 902-634-4410, ext. 228.

Town Council Meeting - October 13, 2020

The Council Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, October 13th is available on the Town website here: http://bit.ly/2tN7bob

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

Thank you to all who attended/viewed.

Monthly Garbage Collection Calendar - October 2020

There was an error in the monthly October calendar; the correct version is below. For more information, visit our Garbage Collection page.

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Recreation: Lunenburg Arena to re-open on October 26, 2020

As Provincial gathering restrictions have recently been eased, Lunenburg Town Council voted today to re-open the Lunenburg Arena on October 26, 2020. The ice season will be extended into April 2021. 

The Provincial government has increased the gathering limit from 10 to 50 people for sports and organized physical activity beginning October 1st, allowing for the traditional hockey, public skates, and other Arena activities to commence in a more normalized fashion. 

The Recreation Director will be in contact with long-term renters regarding their upcoming ice rentals. The ‘terms and conditions’ for the facility will be provided to all users of the facility and the public. Information on public skates, pick up hockey and more to come soon! 

To contact Lunenburg Recreation, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-634-4006.  

Lunenburg Council accepts Comprehensive Community Plan

Lunenburg Town Council unanimously accepted the draft Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP) submitted by the Project Lunenburg Steering Team at the Council Meeting of September 22, 2020. 

By so doing, Council directed Upland Planning and Design, to continue onto Phase II of Project Lunenburg. Working from the CCP, Upland will next be drafting a new Municipal Planning Strategy, and revising the Town’s Land Use and Subdivision Bylaws.

Lunenburg’s CCP was written by Upland with extensive community involvement over a period of 18 months. It is intended to provide a blueprint for the Town over the next 40 years, with reviews at five-year intervals to re-set priorities. 

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