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Photo Album: German Air Force Band Erfurt

The annual free concert from the Nova Scotia International Tattoo could not have happened on a more gorgeous day! Over 250 people came out to see the German Air Force Band Erfurt today.

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Photo Album: Canada Day in Lunenburg 2019

 Thanks to everyone who came out to the Community Centre to celebrate July 1st with us!

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Burning Permits Notice

During the wildfire risk season (March 15 to October 15) all domestic brush burning and campfires must adhere to daily Nova Scotia burning restrictions. This also includes the use of outdoor burning appliances such as chimineas, but does not include barbeques.

Please visit the online restrictions map (www.Novascotia.ca/burnsafe) before conducting any burning, but also taking local conditions such as wind into consideration. You can also call 1-855-564-2876 (BURN). 

Burning permits are still required within the Town of Lunenburg for open burning of piles, vegetation, etc and can be obtained from the Fire Inspector by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-634-4410 ext. 222. Please note that permits are not required for burning appliances such as chimineas, etc. Please refer to By-Law #51: Burning By-Law for more information.   

As an alternative to burning, we strongly encourage taking your items to the Town compost site located on Starr Street, which is open on Saturday mornings from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. until mid-November.

Burn safe this summer!

Pre Primary Program comes to Lunenburg Academy

From the South Shore Regional Centre for Education:

The SSRCE is excited to announce the location of the 2019-20 Pre Primary Program for the Lunenburg area.

The Pre Primary Program will operate out of Lunenburg Academy and will open on September 5, 2019. We are thrilled to be working with the Town of Lunenburg once again and can’t wait to welcome children and their families to the Pre Primary Program at Lunenburg Academy.

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Solid Waste Collection - Summer Compost

Reminder:

WEEKLY compost collection begins July 2, 2019 and ends August 23, 2019.

Develop NS presents Waterfront Master Plan

The Lunenburg Waterfront Association Inc. (LWAI)'s annual Waterfront Symposium featured Develop Nova Scotia's unveiling of their Lunenburg Waterfront Master Plan.

According to CEO Jennifer Angel, the plan is the result of a true community-wide effort in the Town of Lunenburg. $3.5 million of investment is underway on our working waterfront this year to date.

To view a video that movingly looks at the Lunenburg working waterfront and those who call it home, see Develop NS's YouTube channel here.

To read the Master Plan, see the Develop NS link here, or visit their website www.developns.ca/projects.

Develop NS at LWAI

Federal Minister tours Lunenburg Academy – June 17, 2019

 The Town was pleased to welcome The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism today for a tour of Lunenburg Academy.

Situated on the border of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Lunenburg Academy, a National Historic Site, opened in 1895. Since ceasing to serve as a public school in 2012, the Academy has undergone a remarkable transformation to a thriving Community Cultural Centre. 

Minister Rodriguez was escorted on the tour by Mayor Rachel Bailey, Lunenburg Academy Foundation’s Interim Executive Director Scott Burke, and several of the building tenants including the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance (LAMP) Artistic Director Burt Wathen. 

The Minister’s visit comes days after an announcement on his behalf by Minister Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development of a $500,000 investment in the "Lunenburg Academy Exterior Restoration Project Phase II” through the Legacy Fund component of the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, administered by the Department of Canadian Heritage. The June 14, 2019 funding announcement can be found here

On behalf of the Town and the Lunenburg Academy Foundation, we would like to thank Canadian Heritage as well as other funding agencies for their support in restoring the Academy.

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Lunenburg Moves Toward a Single-Use Plastic Free Future

When it comes to single-use plastics, Lunenburg Town Council and Plastic Free Lunenburg supporters agree that the status quo is unacceptable.

At its meeting held on June 11, Lunenburg Town Council passed two motions that direct staff and elected officials to assess the pressing environmental issue of single-use plastics.  The motions called for the public sharing of a report and a draft bylaw from Plastic Free Lunenburg, a community group that has called on Lunenburg to serve as a leader in the fight against single use plastics.  

“Single-use plastics are a pressing threat to our environment and action is needed to address the environmental crisis we’ve created with our society’s dependence on them,” said Mayor Rachel Bailey.

“I want to thank Plastic Free Lunenburg, Council and staff, and the people of Lunenburg for working together to deal with this serious issue.  I look forward to reviewing the Town’s report and to the deliberations of Council on this important environmental initiative.”

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Prominent Lunenburgers 2019

Part of Lunenburg's 266th Birthday celebrations:

Throughout our history, we have had many extra-special people who have had great influence and helped shape Lunenburg to become what it is today. This year nine more Prominent Lunenburgers were inducted. Thank you to the descendants of these extraordinary citizens for being with us to celebrate their accomplishments. Read more to see photos of the ceremony!

For more information on this program and to see previous inductees, visit the Town website here.

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Heritage Recognition Awards

Part of Lunenburg's 266th Birthday celebrations:

These awards are to recognize property owners and developers for a “job well done” in outstanding restoration, rehabilitation or well-designed infill developments that contribute positively to the streetscape. Congratulations to the 2018 winners, and thank you for your care of our community. Read more to see photos of the beautiful properties!

For more on this program and to see other recognized properties, see the Town website here.

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