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It’s the time of year when people enjoy getting outside and walking with their dogs and family.

A couple things that can turn this pleasant adventure into a misadventure is for you or your family member to step in dog waste or have another dog approach you, your dog or family member.

Dog owners are reminded that the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg’s Dog By-law requires dog owners to pick up their dog’s waste and to have their dog under their control. The best way to have your dog under your control when they are in a public place or around other people and animals is to have them on a leash.

A natural misconception is that dog waste is natural fertilizer. Dog waste is high in nitrogen and phosphorus and other disease-causing bacteria and parasites that are harmful to the environment, humans and other animals. Make this a good summer and be a responsible dog owner by cleaning up your dog’s waste and having them under your control in public places.

Cpt. LaHave's Treasure Hunt and Silent Auction

Cpt. LaHave’s Treasure Hunt and Silent Auction is the biggest PRO Kids fundraising event of the year! This event will hold many activities for both youth interaction and parental engagement.  Some of the activities/ amenities include; treasure hunt, live music/ entertainment, food/ beverage stand, face painting, a picture board, and silent auction.  With goals of showcasing the amazing charity and providing fun for the entire family, we’re excited to showcase our commitment to recreation and fun here on the South Shore with a treasure hunt for the ages! Summer is an excellent time to get outdoors with your family and friends, and this event allows people to do so. If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to get involved in your community, Cpt. LaHave’s Treasure Hunt and Silent Auction is a great platform for organizations and community members to make an impact in the upbringing of a child’s life. The District of Lunenburg Recreation Department invites you to be part of the excitement!

This event will be held at the MARC in Dayspring!  To attend, children administration costs is $2, adult cost is $5, and to purchase a family administration pass which covers 5 peoples entry for $10. The event is held on Friday August 10.

All donations to support PRO Kids are welcome!

What is PRO Kids?

PRO Kids stands for Positive Recreation Opportunities for Kids. It was developed by the City of Thunder Bay, Ontario and is now implemented in many communities across Canada. PRO Kids provides financial assistance to children and youth from the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg who, due to lack of funds, are unable to participate in recreation opportunities provided! Including but not limited to; sport teams, music, art, other recreation opportunities, and assistance with cultural activities. This program strives to remove financial barriers to ensure every child and youth has an opportunity to participate in all fields of recreation.

If you would wish to donate or seek any further information on the event please contact us at (902) 530-3285.

May 8, 2018 / For Immediate Release

BRIDGEWATER, NOVA SCOTIA – The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg approved the 2018/19 operating and capital budgets at its meeting on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

The Municipality approved its annual operating budget with revenue of $29,991,200 and a surplus of $83,000. The capital budget is $12,818,400. This budget maintains the Municipality’s track record of strong financial management, while continuing to meet the needs of residents.

“This Council is dedicated to ensuring the Municipality is a place where people chose to live. Through the Budget process, Council must balance provincial and federal priorities, long-term initiatives, immediate needs and opportunities, and feedback from public engagement sessions. The information gathered informs Council’s strategic priority setting process, which in turn informed the Budget document preparation,” said Mayor Carolyn Bolivar-Getson.

“We have maintained the tax rate while investing in important projects such as expanding access to high speed Internet, moving forward with the LaHave Straight Pipe Replacement Program and the introduction of an innovative project around Lyme Disease that is comprised of an educational campaign and bait station research. We are also investing in the future with the design of a new municipal Administration building, funded through depreciation reserves. We are committed to using taxpayer dollars effectively and responsibly.”

The 2018-19 budget focuses on four key themes:

  • Making Life Affordable–by maintaining the tax rates and providing tax rebates and other programs for residents.
  • Building the Local Economy–through partnerships with the business community and initiatives such as high-speed Internet, investment attraction and agriculture.
  • Protecting the Environment–through the LaHave River Straight Pipe Program and investments in wastewater treatment and floodplain mapping.
  • Investing in our Community–by supporting a tick awareness campaign and bait station research program, and by providing various recreational opportunities across the Municipality through programming, parks and facilities.

The Municipality ended the 2018/19 fiscal year with a forecasted surplus of $1,306,000, which is the thirteenth consecutive year with an operating surplus.

Read the 2018-2019 Budget.

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Media contact:

Elana Wentzell, CPA CMA

Director of Finance and Municipal Treasurer

Municipality of the District of Lunenburg

(902) 541-1322

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April 30, 2018 / For Immediate Release

BRIDGEWATER, NOVA SCOTIA – Today, the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg broke ground on the first straight pipe replacement in the LaHave Straight Pipe Replacement Program. This project marks an important upgrade to the regional wastewater network, improving water quality in the LaHave River, and contributing to a cleaner environment in the District of Lunenburg.

“The Government of Canada is committed to maintaining clean waterways and a healthy environment across the country,” said Bernadette Jordan, Member of Parliament for South Shore - St. Margaret's, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. “I am proud to see the LaHave Straight Pipe Replacement project underway. Together with our partners we are protecting the long-term health of the community for generations to come.”

The LaHave Straight Pipe Replacement Program is a green infrastructure solution that allows residents to have access to reliable water and wastewater services while safeguarding the health and well-being of the local waterway and ecosystem. Work involves removing up to 600 straight pipes that are currently discharging sewage into the LaHave River and replacing them with septic systems.

“The province is proud to collaborate with all levels of government to help restore the beautiful LaHave River to a healthy ecosystem,” said MLA Suzanne Lohnes-Croft on behalf of Municipal Affairs Minister Derek Mombourquette. “This is a great step to building a stronger, healthier place to live here and in Nova Scotia.”

“I am so pleased to see the work commence on the very first replacement,” said Mayor Carolyn Bolivar-Getson. “We have received replacement applications for more than 114 homeowners with straight pipes to date. Through our funding partnership with the Government of Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia, and homeowners, we expect to replace between 75 and 100 straight pipes this year alone. We are well on our way to making the Lower LaHave River straight pipe free by 2023.”

This project is jointly funded by the Department of Infrastructure Canada, the Nova Scotia Department of Environment, and the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg.

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Media contact:

Sarah Kucharski
Communications Officer
(902) 541-1328
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MUNICIPALITY OF THE DISTRICT OF LUNENBURG

PUBLIC NOTICE

JULY & AUGUST MEETING SCHEDULE

 The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg’s Council meeting schedule for the months of July and August is as follows:

  • Finance Committee – July 3, 2018- commencing 9:00 a.m.
  • Council – July 10 & 24 and August 28, 2018 – commencing 9:00 a.m.
  • Policy & Strategy Committee – July 17, 2018 – commencing 9:00 a.m.

The public is cordially invited to attend these meetings.

Sherry Conrad

Municipal Clerk

The Fire and Emergency Service Providers of Lunenburg Municipality invite the public to attend their Annual Rate Payers Meeting.  The meeting schedule is available here.

These meetings will provide you with the needed information in order to VOTE on your fire tax rate for 2018/2019. FireDepartments are now required to provide their budget documents at least one week in advance of their scheduled meeting; therefore, please contact the name next to your fire service provider to find out if any changes are proposed to your fire rate and where you can get a copy of the proposed budget.

In order to vote at your ratepayer meeting your name must appear on your tax bill notice and you must be a ratepayer within the fire district area where the meeting is held.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada wishes to advise the public to exercise caution when boating April 16 through June 10, 2018 on LaHave River.

On the water:

Scientific equipment, including a rotary screw trap (or smolt wheel) attached to an overhead cable, will be operating in LaHave River to catch Atlantic salmon smolts for assessment purposes. This equipment is identified by warning signs and safety markers. Boaters are advised to watch for the equipment and markers at the below location, especially at night or during conditions that reduce visibility, and to stay clear of the equipment:

LaHave River – Cemetery Pool about 130m below New Germany Lake

Lat. 44°32’48.2”N, Long. 64°43’48.7”W

The rotary screw trap will be in the river from April 16 to June 10, 2018.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Alex Levy
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Bedford Institute of Oceanography
1 Challenger Drive, PO Box 1006
Dartmouth NS B2Y 4A2
Tel: 902-478-7837
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Fisheries and Oceans Canada wishes to advise the public to exercise caution when boating April 16 through June 10, 2018 on LaHave River.

On the water:

Scientific equipment, including a rotary screw trap (or smolt wheel) attached to an overhead cable, will be operating in LaHave River to catch Atlantic salmon smolts for assessment purposes. This equipment is identified by warning signs and safety markers. Boaters are advised to watch for the equipment and markers at the below location, especially at night or during conditions that reduce visibility, and to stay clear of the equipment:

LaHave River – Cemetery Pool about 130m below New Germany Lake

Lat. 44°32’48.2”N, Long. 64°43’48.7”W

The rotary screw trap will be in the river from April 16 to June 10, 2018.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Alex Levy
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Bedford Institute of Oceanography
1 Challenger Drive, PO Box 1006
Dartmouth NS B2Y 4A2
Tel: 902-478-7837
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

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On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, Council will decide the future of the Administration Building at 210 Aberdeen Road. You can read the report in the Council agenda, available here. Alternatively, you can visit our 210 Aberdeen page, which also contains extensive information about this issue.

Council meetings take place at 9:00 a.m. in Council Chambers at 210 Aberdeen Road, and include an opportunity for Public Input at the beginning of the meeting.