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Pride Flag Raising - July 19, 2019

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Come out to support and recognize the LGBTQ+ community in a Pride flag raising event! Activities, refreshments, and BBQ will follow.

DATE: Friday, July 19, 2019

TIME: 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: UNESCO Monument (corner of Cumberland & Prince Streets)

For more information on Pride, visit the Facebook event page here. We hope to see you Friday.

Project Lunenburg - Summer Engagement Update

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How to stay involved in Project Lunenburg this summer. 

Happy July! We are 5 months into Project Lunenburg, and have been hearing so many great ideas and aspirations for the future. Here are a few ways you can keep participating over the next couple months. 

What We Heard Reports

Three reports are now available on the Project Lunenburg website, covering the Individual Survey, Housing, and Transportation. Take a look to learn about the big themes and ideas that are emerging.  

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Town Council Meeting Digest - June 25, 2019

Public Presentations

• Coastal Action presented on Coastal Action’s new Ocean Friendly Nova Scotia program, a tiered certification system to encourage reduction of single-use plastics at businesses, cafés, restaurants and more. NS Environment is funding a pilot year in Lunenburg.

• The Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society presented a request for a full property tax exemption for their recently-purchased Lunenburg Opera House. The Finance Director noted that to accommodate the request, the loss of revenue to the Town would have to be offset with an additional $0.035 commercial tax rate increase. Council tabled the request at this time. 

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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.

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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.

Read more for photos of the visit.

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