Latest News and Public Notices

Since our last Subdivision By-law Review 18 years ago, the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg has undergone many changes. Considerable growth has occurred at the edges of the three towns the District surrounds.

We are undertaking a review of the Subdivision By-law and Infrastructure Design Standards as an opportunity to address current shortcomings and ready the Municipality for the future.

We will be hosting two open houses for the public on November 1, 2017.

Wednesday, November 1
3 - 5 p.m.
Council Chambers

Wednesday, November 1
6 - 8 p.m.
Council Chambers

Also on November 1, we'll post a survey here. This survey will be available until November 15. Would you like to receive an email when the survey is available? Click here to subscribe to our Subdivision By-Law Review mailing listmailing list.

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The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg is now on Facebook. This page will share information about municipal news, events and other issues that affect residents in the Municipality. Head over and give our page a Like!

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Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, November 21

7:00 pm

MARC, Dayspring 

The public is invited to attend the annual general meeting to hear what the Committee has been working on for the past year and to provide input to the Committee concerning park improvements.

For further information please email Janice Rand at JThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-541-1335

MPPP Committee Members Ad Nov 2017

Looking to sign up for the Sweetland project? Visit www.novascotiahighspeedinternet.com and click on the Sign Up button.

Access to high-speed internet is of critical importance to the Municipality, and a key priority for our Council. Large sections of the Municipality do not have access to reliable high-speed internet service.

We have created a map to identify key internet infrastructure within the Municipality. 2017 Internet Map

Orange designates no high-speed internet

Blue designates Bell Fibre

Green designates Eastlink Fibre/coaxial

We understand that these are not the only types of internet service in the Municipality, but we only mapped service above the CRTC’s suggested standard of 25mbps. If you have a correction for the map, please contact Dave Waters, Economic Development Officer at 530-3043 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


In December 2016, the CRTC made a ruling that high speed internet is a basic service, just like the telephone. Reliable internet access is now a basic need, whether you are a student, a small business operator, or a resident trying to access government services. Access to high-speed internet is of critical importance to the District, and a key priority for our Council. Large sections of the municipality do not have access to reliable high speed internet service. This is affecting our citizens’ quality of life, and is preventing new residents from moving to our communities.

The District has taken advantage of opportunities to improve services:

  • Applied for and received $75,000 from the provincial government for a pilot project to construct a fixed wireless internet service in the Sweetland area.NCS Networks will operate the fixed wireless service.
  • The federal government announced a $500 million Connect to Innovate fund to support internet projects across the country. The District submitted a joint application with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) which would see the municipality invest up to $246,800 in internet infrastructure, if approved by the federal government.
  • The District also provided letters of support for two additional project applications made by other ISPs.

The District’s 2017/18 budget also includes an investment in a long term strategy on how best to expand access to reliable high-speed internet.

  • The plan will take into consideration the provincial government’s “Middle-Mile Strategy,” which is expected to be released in 2017.
  • The plan will build on the knowledge and partnerships the District has developed in pursuing the short-term opportunities.
  • Community members have been very active on this issue, and the municipality will continue to engage citizens on this important issue.

For more information about the issue, please contact Dave Waters, Economic Development Officer at (902) 530-3043 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The  fall 2017 issue of Municipal Matters is now available. Read updates on the LaHave Straight Pipe Replacement Program, an Internet map and more.

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Join the Mayor, Councillors and staff to learn about the Municipality’s accomplishments and plans for the upcoming year.

Each event will include a presentation from the Mayor, a Q&A session, and small group discussions about the Municipality’s
strategic priorities for 2018/2019.

Mon., October 16        6:30-8:30 p.m.       Big Tancook Recreational Centre
Thurs., November 2       6:30-8:30 p.m.       Barss Corner Community Hall
Tues., November 14       6:30-8:30 p.m.       Dayspring Fire Hall
Tues., November 21       6:30-8:30 p.m.       Oakhill Fire Hall
Mon., November 27        6:30-8:30 p.m.       Italy Cross Fire Hall
Wed., November 29        6:30-8:30 p.m.       Wileville Fire Hall

Refreshments will be provided. If you cannot attend a meeting and would like to submit your ideas, please complete the Your Government, Your Ideas survey.

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF THE DISTRICT OF LUNENBURG

RE: PROPOSED LAHAVE RIVER WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT BY-LAW

Please be advised that on July 25, 2017 Municipal Council conducted First Reading of a new by-law respecting the LaHave River Wastewater Management District.  If adopted, the By-law will apply to all properties and property owners within the geographic boundaries of the Wastewater Management District established in the proposed By-law.  It will solely identify and assist in the elimination of straight pipes on the LaHave River through the design, construction, installation, connection, use, operation and maintenance of On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems within the LaHave River Wastewater Management District in the interests of public health and safety and environmental protection.

A Municipal Council meeting has been called for 9:00 a.m. on August 22, 2017.  Notice is hereby given that Municipal Council will be considering Second Reading of the proposed By-law at the Council meeting scheduled for August 22, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., in the Municipal Administration Building, 210 Aberdeen Road, Bridgewater, NS.

A copy of the proposed By-law is available at the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg Office, 210 Aberdeen Road, Bridgewater, during normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except holidays. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Municipal Clerk at 541-1323.

                                                                  Sherry Conrad

                                                                 Municipal Clerk

Join Mayor Bolivar-Getson, MP Bernadette Jordan, Municipal Council members, and community members as the Pride colours are hoisted upon the Municipality’s flagpole on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office, 210 Aberdeen Road, Bridgewater.

Come celebrate with us!