Town News

Council tries Canoe Building with Todd Labrador

Town Council was invited this morning to visit Mi'kmaq Elder Todd Labrador at the Lunenburg School of the Arts, to try their hands at helping to build a traditional birch bark canoe. Elder Todd has been working on the canoe since September 7th with the assistance of his daughter Melissa and family.

Elder Todd is a knowledge holder and internationally-known artisan. He is currently the only practicing Mi’kmaw builder of birch bark canoes and is recognized for this rare skill. Craftsmanship goes back many generations in the Labrador family - his great-grandfather Joe Jeremy even made the sturdy oak hoops that held the sails of the original Bluenose to the mast.

Elder Todd estimates that about 900 people have visited his canoe project at the School of the Arts. The build will continue another week or so, so if you haven't yet been, the public visitation hours are 11am - 3pm Monday to Friday at 6 Prince Street.

For more on the project, see:


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Mayor's Monthly Update - September 2021

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September often feels like the real beginning of the work year, and this year was no exception for Council and staff... Read more here.

Download the PDF pdf here (131 KB) .

Town Council Meeting - Tue Sep 28, 2021

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The next Town Council Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 28th at 6:00 p.m., and will be held in person and live streamed. The public is welcome to attend in person BUT please note due to social distancing requirements there is limited seating, so please call ahead to check availability (902-634-4410 x225).

To watch the meeting online, please visit the following link:

Please note the meeting materials will not be visible on this live stream, so if you’d like to follow along please download the agenda package.

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

Town of Lunenburg Opens Opportunities for Development

September 22, 2021 – The Town of Lunenburg’s innovative new Municipal Planning Strategy, Land Use Bylaw, and Subdivision Bylaw came into effect today.

These new regulations present an exciting and ground-breaking approach to planning in Atlantic Canada. Planning documents are the Town’s strongest tool to address many community issues. According to Mayor Matt Risser, "The main way that we as a municipality can address concerns around issues like housing is through more permissive planning and development regulations. The new planning approach simplifies our processes to encourage much-needed new development in Lunenburg.”


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Provincial Volunteer Awards - Sep 20, 2021

The Provincial Volunteer Awards, at which Lunenburg's own Joy Saunders will be honoured, takes place on Monday, September 20 at 12:00 p.m., broadcasting live from Pier 21 in Halifax.

To view the event live, visit:

The Celebration programme is available pdf here (623 KB) .

For more information on the awards program, visit:

Employment Opportunity: Recreation & Parks Youth Intern

Finally, a position where you GAIN experience! And what better place than Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Town of Lunenburg is seeking the right individual to fill the position of a Recreation and Parks Youth Intern. The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) Youth Employment Experience is a wage subsidy program funded by the Government of Canada. Via this program, youth will be employed in the parks and recreation sector and will take part in an immersive learning experience thanks to hands-on training and mentorship opportunities.

Apply here:

Town Council Meeting - Tue Sep 14, 2021

The Council Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, Sep 14th are  available on the Town website here:

The YouTube Live video archive of the meeting can be found here:

Thank you to all who attend/view.

Monthly Garbage Collection Calendar - Sep 2021

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The 2021 Solid Waste Collection Calendar and more information can be found on our Garbage Collection page.

*NEW* Finance e-Services

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Click "Read More" for text version and links.

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Budget Highlights 2021/22

pdf A Budget Highlights infographic (374 KB)  highlighting how your tax dollars are allocated in the 2021/22 Town Budget is now available.

For more information, including a link to the budget, visit Finance's "Town Budget & Tax Rates" page.

Town Council Meeting - August 10, 2021

The  pdf Council Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, August 10th (17.81 MB) is available.

View the YouTube Live video archive of the meeting.

Thank you to all who attend/view.

Depots for Household Waste Disposal

BEFORE dropping off residential household hazardous waste, please CHECK what materials a depot can take.

Kaizer Meadow

The Town of Lunenburg disposes of residential curbside waste at Kaizer Meadow Environmental Management Centre, 450 Kaizer Meadow Road along Highway 14 in Lunenburg County.

They also have a residential Household Hazardous Waste drop-off at their location in the Municipality of Chester.

Please call 902-275-2330 or visit Waste & Recycling ahead of time to check if Kaizer Meadow can take what you want to dispose of.

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