New Years Day Levees 2018

Happy New Year

Residents of Lunenburg and area are cordially invited to attend New Year’s Day levees in Lunenburg on Monday, January 1, 2018. New residents to the area are especially welcome as these levees are excellent opportunities to meet and greet your fellow neighbours, get to know them a little better and exchange best wishes for the new year.


12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Hosted by:
The Town of Lunenburg,
Districts #1 and #2 Fire Commission
& Lunenburg Fire Department
Where: Fire Hall on Medway Street

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Hosted by:
Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 23
Where: Legion Club on Duke Street


December 12, 2017 Council Meeting Digest

Public Presentations

(Copies of the reports from presentations are in the full Minutes package on the Town website.)

  • The Lunenburg District RCMP and Lunenburg Academy Foundation provided their regular update reports to Council.
  • Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation provided an update on the BCAF-led stakeholder engagement process since last month’s public meeting, including identifying stakeholders.
  • Mayor Bailey presented a certificate of recognition to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic for their 50th Anniversary, noting the museum’s enhancement of the town.
  • Mayor Bailey paid tribute to the late legendary Lunenburg artist Joseph Purcell. Council agreed that he should be nominated for the Heritage Advisory Committee’s “Prominent Lunenburger” designation. 


  • Council approved the recommendation of the Heritage Advisory Committee to implement the Heritage Recognition Awards Program, beginning in 2018/19.
  • There were reports from the South Shore Housing Action Coalition and Lunenburg County Seniors’ Safety Program. A draft letter of support for seniors’ affordable housing from Council to the province will be circulated. 

Unfinished Business

  • Public Works Infrastructure Project: The CBCL engineering team are investigating a sewer line back-up affecting Brook Street. At Lincoln & Pelham the curb has been cut down for improved driveway access and parking.
  • Council discussed the Lunenburg Doc Fest presentation from the Nov 28th meeting regarding performance venue concerns.
  • Council referred a review of the Noise Bylaw to the General Government Committee. 

New Business

  • Council approved a grant application for the Western Riptides Female Hockey team, to assist with their expenses for a Canada 150 “Hockey on the Hill” event in Ottawa.
  • A draft Audit Policy will be discussed at the General Government Committee, in response to a revision to the Municipal Government Act.
  • Council will assess an invitation to join the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination (CCMARD) from the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.
  • Approval of the Region 6 Solid Waste Management 2018/19 budget was deferred pending further cost-sharing information requested by Council. Thanks to all who came out!

Wastewater Treatment and Harbour Water Quality Initiatives Public Information Session

Thank you to everyone who attended the 'Wastewater Treatment and Harbour Water Quality Initiatives' Public Information Session. It was encouraging to see so many engaged citizens come out! Thank you to the subject experts from the Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation, Town of Lunenburg Public Works, Nova Scotia Environment, and CBCL Engineering; to Town Council and Staff for organizing the session; and finally to the Lunenburg & District Fire Department for hosting the meeting at the Fire Hall.

Copies of presentations and handouts are available at this link: 

If anyone did not get a question answered either through the stations or the open floor, and did not leave a question in the box, please feel free to email or message any time.

We look forward to a further session in the future. Thank you.

Letter to the Editor

Clarifying information about Lunenburg’s Harbour and wastewater treatment improvements 

Lunenburg’s Town Council and staff acknowledge and welcome the interest expressed recently in Lunenburg Harbour and the Town’s wastewater treatment.   In response to community concerns, we would like to provide an update on our ongoing efforts to improve the waste water treatment process and harbour health.  

We are hosting a public information session on Thursday, November 9, 7:00 p.m. at the Lunenburg and District Fire Hall, 25 Medway Street to discuss wastewater treatment and Lunenburg Harbour water quality initiatives.  We welcome anyone interested to participate and learn more from Town Engineering staff, Biofilter design Engineer, Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation, Nova Scotia Environment and others. 

Like so many of our residents and visitors, we are proud of our World Heritage UNESCO designation and want to do everything we can to foster this pride.  This includes ensuring our community has access to modern, reliable wastewater services.  Ongoing investments in our wastewater treatment system have been made since the construction of the Town’s wastewater treatment plant in 2003 with the assistance of our Federal and Provincial funding partners.  A joint investment of $3.5 M this year has allowed us to separate and replace more storm and sanitary sewer mains in three major streets to reduce combined sewer overflows during rainfalls and lessen treatment plant volumes. The work is near completion and we are grateful to everyone who has patiently lived, worked and travelled around construction detours in recent months.   

An additional $1.1 M in Federal, Provincial and Municipal Infrastructure funding was announced this fall to construct a wastewater treatment plant odour control system “Biofilter” for completion in 2018.  We are thankful for the support of our Federal and Provincial partners to accomplish these projects.   We know this has been an issue of community concern and we are pleased to now have the means to address it. 

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Lunenburg County Sport Heritage Wall of Fame

Sport wall of fame

The inaugural installation of inductees into the Lunenburg County Sport Heritage Wall of Fame was held November 5th, 2017 at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre.  All of this first group of inductees have previously been inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame.  Pictured are the inductees or their representatives.  They include:Captain Angus Walters (represented by Bluenose II Manager Alan Creaser), Terry Baker, Richard Munro, Sue Smith, Jerome Bruhm, Fred Fox, Ralph Simmons; Mellish Lane, Kathy Powers, Rita Lohnes, Lloyd Heisler & Russell Langille, Miriam Penney, Glen Murray and Bob Sayer.  This impressive group represent an inspiring list of athletic achievements and advancement of sport in our community.