Town News

Recreation Facilities Closed

Due to the power outage, recreation facilities will be closed until 4PM today.  We will reassess when power is restored.   

Electric Utility Outage Notice - Apr 12/24 8:00am

8:00am -- Nova Scotia Power has updated the estimated time of restoration (ETR) to 4:00pm, for the transmission outage currently impacting customers.
 
4:30am -- The Town of Lunenburg Electric Utility wishes to advise customers of a power disruption to all customers. There is an interruption of the power transmission from Nova Scotia Power.
The estimated time of restoration (ETR) is 11:00am.
If you are outside the affected area and experiencing an outage please call:
After-hours reporting: (902) 527-0150
Office hours reporting: (902) 634-4410, ext. 3
In the case of medical, police or fire emergencies, call 911.

Electric Utility Outage Notice - April 12/24 4:30am

4:30am -- The Town of Lunenburg Electric Utility wishes to advise customers of a power disruption to all customers. There is an interruption of the power transmission from Nova Scotia Power.
The estimated time of restoration (ETR) is 11:00am.
If you are outside the affected area and experiencing an outage please call:
After-hours reporting: (902) 527-0150
Office hours reporting: (902) 634-4410, ext. 3
In the case of medical, police or fire emergencies, call 911.

Composting Site Now Open

The Town of Lunenburg operates a FREE municipal compost site on Starr Street. The site is available to Town of Lunenburg residents only. Residents are welcome to dispose of leaves, tree limbs and garden waste at this site. (Any other compostables should go in your green bin.) The site is open today, April 05 and will be open every Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The site will close for the year in Nov/Dec dependent on weather and compost site conditions.

The entrance is located right next to the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

 

Tree Clearing on Tannery Road

Tree clearing will begin on Monday, April 08 for the new Tannery Road sidewalk. Traffic control measures will be in place for the work. Motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians travelling through the area should obey signage and use caution.

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Mayor's Monthly Update March, 2024

Good news for one of the banes of our existence! We are actively working to enhance safety at the Lilydale 4-way stop. Council directed staff to contact the Department of Transportation to explore improvements to ensure everyone's well-being on our roads.

On Monday, March 25, we had the pleasure of an informal visit from Canadian Heritage Minister, the Honourable Pascale St. Onge. The Minister was in Halifax to attend the Junos and had some extra time and wanted to see our charming heritage town. The Deputy Mayor, senior staff and I had a wonderful chat with the Minister. It was a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase our rich cultural heritage, discuss important issues we are facing, and strengthen our ties with the broader Canadian community.

A huge round of applause to Donelda Richard for her outstanding service! Named Lunenburg Volunteer of the Year, Donelda's tireless efforts with Lunenburg Doc Fest and the Royal Canadian Legion and Fisherman’s Memorial epitomize the spirit of volunteerism that makes our town shine. Donelda will represent Lunenburg at the upcoming 2024 Provincial Volunteer Awards.

A warm welcome to our newest employee - Shania MacLeod.  Shania joins the Town as By-law Enforcement Officer. Shania has Special Constable status  which means she can issue parking tickets, have vehicles towed and enforce all our by-laws.  She will also help educate the public on our by-laws. Make sure you keep some change in the car for the meters! If you would like to brush up on the by-laws, please click here.

On a bittersweet note, we bid farewell to a valued town leader and friend, CAO Jamie Doyle, who is leaving his position with the town to explore a new opportunity. We thank Jamie for his dedicated service, good humour, and commitment to Lunenburg’s success as a town. We wish him the very best in his future endeavors.

Stay tuned for next month. We’ll be presenting the budget at the April 23 Council meeting. Check our website and social media for updates and how you can provide input. Have a great holiday weekend everyone. Have fun at the Burg Classic – and behave yourselves!

Jamie Myra, Mayor

Town of Lunenburg