Flags at Half-Mast: Prince Philip (1921-2021)

Flags are at half-mast in Lunenburg today in honour of the passing of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, the long-serving royal consort.

For more information on the passing of the Duke, see:

Town Council Meeting - April 13, 2021

The Council Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, April 13th are available on the Town website here.

The YouTube Live video archive of the meeting can be found here:

Thank you to all who attended/viewed.

Monthly Garbage Collection Calendar - Apr 2021

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The 2021 Solid Waste Collection Calendar is available for download pdf here (786 KB) .

For further information on solid waste and for links to the R6RECYCLES app, visit our Garbage collection page here.

Mayor's Monthly Update - March 2021

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The latest Mayor's Monthly Update is available! See what Town Council and staff have been working on in March from Mayor Risser.

You can download the PDF pdf here (132 KB) or click "Read More" for a text version.

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Bluenose 100

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March 26, 2021 is the 100th anniversary of the Bluenose!

The online centennial launch will stream live at 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. See here:

Visit for links and more about the ongoing celebrations. The Bluenose is a Lunenburg / Nova Scotian / Canadian icon we hold dear in this town.


Town Council Meeting - March 23, 2021

The Council Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, March 23rd are available on the Town website here.

The YouTube Live video archive of the meeting can be found here:

Thank you to all who attended/viewed.

Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission

The Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission is gathering public comments on affordable housing.

Finding and keeping an affordable home is a struggle for too many Nova Scotians, and no one person or plan will be able to address this complex situation. That is why the commission wants to hear from people and organizations across the province that want to help.

Comments will be accepted by calling 1-833-743-0777, emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by visiting their new website at

Canada-Nova Scotia Targeted Housing Benefit

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Are you a low-income homeowner? Do you spend more than 50 percent of your income to run your home? Direct support is available for eligible homeowners through the Canada-Nova Scotia Targeted Housing Benefit. Working together, we are making housing more affordable for vulnerable people. 

For more information visit:

  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Or call: (902) 943-0835

Winter Parking Advisory 2020-21

Please help us keep Town streets free of ice and snow by ensuring your vehicle is parked off-street during winter storm and snow removal operations. The Public Works Department can do the job more efficiently if your vehicles are not left on the street during this time. Please arrange off-street parking locations during snow clearing and salting operations. The Town of Lunenburg operates several parking lots where overnight (5:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.) parking is permitted for a fee ($25/month + HST).  Parking passes may be purchased at the Lunenburg Town Hall, 119 Cumberland Street (902-634-4410). 

In the Town of Lunenburg the RCMP enforce the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act winter parking ban which:

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Living with Wildlife - Bears

Wildlife can appear in different places at different times, and there have been sightings of bear cubs in the area around Lunenburg recently. According to NS Lands & Forestry, bear sightings have not increased this year but their locations can change from year to year. If bears have a source of food, especially now as they begin to bulk up for the winter, they will keep coming back. 

The biggest culprit to attracting bears is green bins. These should be kept in shady but open areas, well away from adjacent forest cover, with lids secured. Meat, fish, or bones/shells that are likely to develop a strong odour should be frozen and put in the green bin on the morning of pick-up. Yard compost piles should only contain plant matter. Barbecue grills should be kept clean and free of grease. Garbage cans should be metal with a secure lid and bags should be placed at the curb only on the morning of collection. 

Bears are large powerful animals that should be treated with caution and respect! Never approach a bear or offer it food. Please note that black bears are legally protected in Nova Scotia. 

For advice, please visit “How to Avoid Problems with Black Bears”:

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