News

Notice - Utility Billing

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Lunenburg will not be applying interest to any outstanding utility account for the month of April.

Please contact our office (Cali Beck 902-634-4410, ext. 3 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to discuss options for keeping your account in good standing. Thank you.

Bulky Waste Collection Program POSTPONED

Due to the current State of Emergency declared by the Province of Nova Scotia, bi-weekly bulky landfill waste collection scheduled to begin April 1, 2020, has been postponed until further notice.

This is necessary to protect solid waste management staff working on a rotating basis to adhere to the Public Health guidelines.

Your regular garbage, compost, and recyclables collection will proceed as usual. Thank you.

For more information on solid waste management in the Town, please visit our Garbage Collection page.

Mayor's Update - March 24, 2020

Please click on this link to view Mayor Bailey's message (VIDEO).

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Outdoor Recreation Notice *REVISED*

By Provincial Order all municipal and provincial parks and playgrounds are CLOSED to the public until further notice to reduce the spread of the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

This includes ALL parks - playgrounds, the dog park, and other green space in the Town.

At this time, provincial and municipal trails will remain open for exercise. Gathering limits (maximum 5 people) and social distancing guidelines (2m/6ft) must be followed.

Enjoy your own yards, and maintain social distancing when out for walks or bike rides. Remember: When you encounter people on a trail, all should move to the shoulder on their far right to pass. This goes for trails, parks, and sidewalks.

Thank you and stay well.

For accurate, up-to-date information on novel coronavirus (COVID-19), visit www.novascotia.ca/coronavirus.

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Public Works Update

The Town of Lunenburg's Public Works Department, while scaled back during the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, is still operational to serve our residents.

- The Water Utility, Wastewater Treatment Plant, and Electric Utility are essential services that are operating as usual.

- Solid waste collection is proceeding as usual. Don't forget to wash your hands thoroughly after handling your collection bags and/or bins! For more information about your collection or the April 1st bulky waste program, visit our "Garbage Collection" page here.

- Due to reduced staffing at Kaizer Meadow Landfill, the Household Hazardous Waste drop-off is closed until further notice.

- Public Works staff are maintaining infrastructure (roads, sidewalks, etc.) in the Town on a rotation to respond to any immediate needs.

In case of emergency, please dial the Town's 24/7 emergency line at 902-527-0150.

Social distancing

Mental Health During the Health Crisis

 

The Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) global health crisis brings with it a great deal of stress for the population. As we practice social distancing and other preventative measures, it’s important to be aware of the stress effects on your mental health

  1. Slow down the news cycle. Avoid watching, reading, or listening to the near-constant news streams or to online rumours or poor advice that can cause you to feel anxious or distressed. Seek reliable information mainly to take practical steps. Look for updates once or twice at specific times during the day, from reliable sources (see the list at the bottom). Keep things in perspective.
  2. Read positive stories about the good things happening in the world, listen to uplifting music, read a good book, watch a fun movie, meditate. Phone or video call your family and friends so that they (and you) do not become isolated – and don’t talk only about the virus.
  3. Take care of your basic needs. Keep regular sleep routines, eat healthy food, and get some exercise. The sun is out today – consider taking a walk outside (maintaining 2m/6ft social distance)! 
  4. If you are working from home, try to maintain a familiar daily routine and remember to take breaks. Be understanding with your colleagues.  
  5. Your children or older relatives may be more anxious or angry at this time. Share simple facts about what is going on. Share simple practices like hand washing. Be patient. Be kind. 

Public health agencies and experts in all countries are working on the outbreak. Protect yourself and be supportive to others, especially the caretakers and healthcare workers in your community.

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Mayor's Message re COVID-19

March 16, 2020 -- Lunenburg is a special place, but we are not immune to the global threat of COVID-19. I am urging all citizens to be a part of the solution to this very serious threat to human health. We need to act together to get ahead of this threat and to take individual responsibility to keep our distance from each other, giving the virus no chance to settle here.

We have closed all Town facilities to public access following the advice of our National and Provincial Public Health authorities.  Although we are social beings by nature, during this very extraordinary time, we must follow the advice of health officials in maintaining safe distances from each other (roughly 2 meters or 6 feet). We need each and every one in our Town to follow this guideline as we go about living as we are able at this unprecedented time. It is within our power to stop this if we act in a coordinated and consistent way.

I know such directives are inconvenient at best and extremely difficult for some, especially our business community. I don’t ask this lightly. Stay home or close to home. Shop locally and with the greatest consideration of others. Your health and the health of your family, friends, and neighbours is at stake.    

Lunenburgers are known for pulling together and supporting each other in difficult times. This is one of those times. Thank you for looking out for each other.

Mayor Rachel Bailey

Town of Lunenburg

Town of Lunenburg: COVID-19 Preventative Closures

 

Monday, March 16, 2020 – Following Sunday’s Provincial update on preventative measures to reduce the spread of the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the following public closures are in place in the Town of Lunenburg, effective end of business today (March 16). Our current plan is to re-open April 6; however, we will be re-assessing as necessary: 

For restrictions throughout the Province of Nova Scotia, including schools, daycares, hospitals, and long-term care facilities, please visit https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

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Public Works - Changes to your Solid Waste Collection

Bulky Item Collection Program begins April 1, 2020 

As of April 2020, the Town of Lunenburg will implement a year-round bi-weekly (every two weeks) bulky item collection program, and discontinue the spring/fall clean-up day special collections. This will allow you to dispose of bulky items more than just twice per year.  

The new bulky item collection program allows businesses and residents to place ONE bulky item alongside your garbage on regular garbage & compostainer collection weeks. These collections are shown in green on the 2020 collection calendar. 

A “bulky item” for example can be a chair, a sofa, a mattress, a washing machine, or a wooden pallet. It can also be ONE extra clear bag of garbage. Please keep in mind that the items which were unacceptable for special collection are still unacceptable for bulky item collection. See the below pdf chart (53 KB) for a fuller list of what items are and are not acceptable. 

When in doubt, visit our website (www.explorelunenburg.ca/garbage-collection), consult the searchable Region 6 Solid Waste Management app “R6RECYCLES” (available for Android and Apple devices), or call Lunenburg Public Works at 902-634-8992.

Please always place solid waste out on your collection day prior to 6:00 a.m.

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Lunenburg Academy - Space for Lease - Basement

Basement plan

See the rental brochure pdf here (2.00 MB) .

The repurposed, iconic Lunenburg Academy has recently undergone over $1 M in tenant readiness interior renovations - with the dry, bright basement spaces the final pieces of the puzzle. Single offices and office suites with dedicated entrances and washrooms are available.

Currently, the 1st Floor is occupied by the Lunenburg Library, the 2nd Floor is a vibrant Creative Enterprise Centre, and the 3rd Floor is occupied by the Lunenburg Academy for Music Performance. Find yourself among inspiring company at the Lunenburg Academy. 

For further information, please contact Bea Renton, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-527-7604/c.

www.explorelunenburg.ca/academy