Town of Lunenburg Harbour Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment

The Lunenburg Harbour is a working harbour and does not have any designated recreational swimming areas. There are currently no Federal or Provincial government requirements to test Harbour waters for recreational use in addition to the extensive range of testing the Town of Lunenburg is required to do for treated wastewater before it is released to the Harbour.   

However, in preparation for a recent Federal water lot lease for the Broad Street Boat Launch and in response to public interest, the Town has conducted additional testing by an accredited laboratory of the Front Harbour water. We are pleased to share these results and explanation of these findings Town of Lunenburg Harbour Water Quality Testing

Wastewater Treatment Update

The Town of Lunenburg’s Public Works Department is committed to effectively treating storm and sanitary wastewater. During the warm, dry summer period this can present operating challenges which we are addressing through the following measures.

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Fishermen's Memorial Service

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Town of Lunenburg Notice to Residents and Businesses

Town of Lunenburg

Notice to Residents and Businesses 

Lincoln Street (Prince Street to Kempt Street)

Sewer and Water Upgrades August 17, 2017 Update 

Thank you for your understanding as the important work of replacing aging infrastructure in this portion of Lincoln Street continues.  We would like to provide you with a further progress report on construction activity and will endeavor to do this every two weeks to keep you informed. 

The contractor, J.R. Eisener Contracting Limited, has been working west on Lincoln Street and has completed the water main and services between Kempt Street and Hopson Street, this completes the pipe work on Lincoln Street.  

  • Now the contractor is placing gravels for both road bed and sidewalk reinstatement on Lincoln Street between Kempt Street and Prince Street. 
  • The concrete subcontractor will start forming sidewalks and curbs in this same area of Lincoln Street between Prince Street and Kempt Street this week. 
  • As soon as the concrete work is done on Lincoln Street fine grading will begin to prepare for asphalt. 
  • Paving of Lincoln Street between Kempt Street to where the contractor last finished paving near Prince Street is scheduled to begin August 28, 2017. 
  • The contractor is also going to start installing storm and sanitary mains on Pelham Street this week. He will begin digging just west of Kempt Street and work his way toward Hopson Street. 
  • Traffic has been detoured around the worksite and access to properties will be restricted or limited until construction is complete.  

For additional information about this project - please contact Marc Belliveau, Town Engineer at 902-634-8992 (ext. 2), or Jamie Burgess Assistant Town Engineer at 902-634-8992 (ext.3).  

Questions regarding access to your property, temporary water or any other construction related issues – please contact Jack Eisener (902) 476-7770 or Trevor MacDonald (902) 497-3101, J.R. Eisener Contracting Limited.        

Lunenburg Town Council Meeting Digest Re July 25, 2017

Public Hearings:  Land Use Bylaw

The proposed Land Use Bylaw amendments re: (a) an artisan food and beverage production on Montague Street, and (b) zoning of the residential property next to the Homeport Motel on Victoria Road both had second readings, and were passed by Council.

If unchallenged during the mandatory appeal period, both will go into effect on August 17th.

Public Presentation: Tall Ships, Aug 10-12, 2017

Highlights included: A main entertainment tent, which will feature performers from the Folk Harbour Festival and other local talent. There will be 10 pop-up Taste of Nova Scotia tents, and licensed food vendors on Bluenose Drive. Other exhibits, like children’s activities, will be in the Fisheries Museum parking lot. There will be fireworks launched from a barge in the harbour on the Friday evening (Aug 11) at about 9:30pm.

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News Release - Fishermen's Memorial Service

The Lunenburg Fishermen’s Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2017 commencing at 2:00 pm on the waterfront near the Fisheries Museum.  The ceremony is an annual event in honour of the many men who have lost their lives while pursuing their livelihood in the fishery. 

The Bridgewater Fire Department Band will provide the music and will be assisted by the voices of a massed choir of various local churches.  The Roll of Honour is to be read by Mayor Rachel Bailey and will include the names of those fishermen lost in the years ending in seven (7) covering the last century.

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Lunenburg wins Cultural Destination of the Year


Lunenburg wins Cultural Destination of the Year July 14, 2017 (Lunenburg, NS) – It was announced yesterday that the Town of Lunenburg has won ‘Cultural Destination of the Year’ at the influential 2017 Luxury Travel Guide Americas Awards. “The Town of Lunenburg is delighted to be recognized by the travel industry for the unique cultural destination that we are,” said Mayor Rachel Bailey.

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Weekly Compost Collection

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Weekly compost collection will begin July 4th and end on August 25th, 2017. Compost will be collected on both regular compost collection days and blue bag/paper collection days during this period. Bi-weekly collection of compost will recommence after this eight (8) week period. Please ensure your compost cart is placed at the curb prior to 6:00 a.m. on your collection day. For more information, please contact Marc Belliveau, Town Engineer, at 634-8992 ext 2.

Infrastructure Projects 2017 Updates

We are pleased to share the following project updates regarding water and sewer main replacement work on Lincoln, Pelham and Brook Streets:

Brook and Tupper Streets Sewer Upgrades Project

Lincoln and Pelham Streets Sewer and Watermain Upgrades Project