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Covid-19 Pop-up This Week - May 10-14, 2021

Local Covid 19 pop up testing

Public Health will be staying in Bridgewater for the week!

Monday, May 10 through to Friday, May 14.

All rapid testing will be held at the Bridgewater Cineplex, 349 Lahave Street. Open to the public from 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM daily.

This is a great opportunity for all (asymptomatic) residents of Lunenburg County aged 16+ to get tested.

Want to volunteer? Please call 902-930-1085 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your phone number.

Note: If anyone under 16 needs an asymptomatic test, they can book an appointment at https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en or call 811. This site and phone number can also be used for symptomatic people.

Town Council Meeting - May 11, 2021

The next Town Council Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11th at 6:00 p.m., and will be held online only. The public is welcome to attend through the following links:

a) Zoom Webinar: https://zoom.us/j/91706967798

No Zoom account is required, but you will be asked to enter your name and email address. Allows for two-way interaction when appropriate within a meeting (for example, for a public hearing). Alternatively, telephone +16473744685,,91706967798# for audio only; long-distance charges may apply. 

b) YouTube live stream on “Town of Lunenburg” channel: https://bit.ly/YouTubeTOL

No account required. Visit the channel page and a live feed will appear only when the meeting begins. Allows for viewing only. The recording is also archived here post-meeting for later viewing.

The full Agenda package with supporting documents is available on the Town website here.

Project Lunenburg: Public Engagement - May 8/13/26, 2021

Draft Planning Docs Review

After 18 months of public engagement, Council approval of the Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP), and months of writing, the Town of Lunenburg now has new draft Planning documents: a new Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS), Land Use By-law, and Subdivision By-law. We encourage public input through several opportunities in May. Please note that due to recent public health measures, this will be held online. 

1. Draft planning documents: The draft documents will be available Saturday, May 8th online (www.projectlunenburg.ca). A hard copy will be available for viewing at Town Hall and the Lunenburg Public Library on May 10th. Please send comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2. Open Public Forum: A presentation and Q&A will be held on Thursday, May 13th at 6:00pm on Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/97677129703) and YouTube Live (https://bit.ly/YouTubeTOL).

Please send questions in advance to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop off at Town Hall to the attention of the Planning Advisory Committee. Comments and questions after the broadcast will be received until Monday, May 17 at 4:00pm.  

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Public Hearing: Development Applications - May 25, 2021

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. 

Location: Zoom Webinar (allows for two-way interaction): https://zoom.us/j/99411016102

On April 27, 2021 Lunenburg Town Council gave notice of its intention to consider entering into two development agreements and amend the text of the Land Use By-law as set out in the following applications:

  1. Application to add a third residential unit through Development Agreement at 6 Victoria Road, PID 600557531.
  2. Application to add a third residential unit through Development Agreement at 185 Pelham Street, PID 60061074.
  3. Application to amend the text of the Land Use By-law to add non-conforming residential uses to the list of existing residential uses in the Marine Industrial (MI), including properties at 200, 268 and 272 Montague Street.

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Mayor's Monthly Update - April 2021

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

You can download the PDF pdf here (134 KB) or click "Read More" for a text version.

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Town Operations during NS Covid-19 Lockdown

Good morning, neighbours.

In view of yesterday's Provincial directives, the Town Office, Public Works buildings, Fire Department building, and all indoor Recreation facilities will be closed to the public.

All municipal services are still available through other means, e.g., online, phone, email, drop off, etc. See the staff contact list here (click on a name to get an email link).

For more information:

Please stay close to home for the next two weeks, and take care of yourselves. Thank you.

Town of Lunenburg Parking Infraction Ticket and Parking Meter Bylaw – Summary Offence Ticket Approval Update

The Nova Scotia Attorney General and Minister of Justice recently approved the Town of Lunenburg's request to amend SOT Schedule PT to the Summary Offence Ticket Regulations. This includes the Town’s Parking Meter Bylaw noting the section of the Bylaw and various offences for which a Summary Offence Ticket and penalty can be issued. The Minister's Order and accompanying Schedule with these amendments, which are now effective and required to be advertised, can be viewed on the Town website at https://www.explorelunenburg.ca/parking-in-lunenburg.html or by contacting the Town of Lunenburg at 902-634-4410, ext. 226 or 228 for more information. 

Town Council Meeting - April 27, 2021

The Council Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, April 27th are available on the Town website here.

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

Thank you to all who attended/viewed.

Lunenburg Volunteer Recognition 2021

Congratulations to Joy Saunders, Martin Walton, and Linda Wentzell - and thank you for the contribution your volunteerism makes to well-being of our community. Your generosity with your time makes all the difference.

Volunteer Recognition Presentations April 21 2021

Bluenose 100

Bluenose launch Lunenburg March 26 1921 WR MacAskill NS Archives"Bluenose" launch, Lunenburg, March 26, 1921 by W.R. MacAskill (NS Archives)

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: https://youtu.be/7bmZzv9_syg

Visit https://bluenose100.ca/ for links and more about the ongoing celebrations. The Bluenose is a Lunenburg / Nova Scotian / Canadian icon we hold dear in this town.