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April 28, 2017 / For Immediate Release

BRIDGEWATER, NOVA SCOTIA - The District of Lunenburg is now publishing Council and CAO expense reports online at www.modl.ca as part of the District’s commitment to open and transparent government.

“Municipal Affairs Minister Zach Churchill has discussed plans to introduce a bill that would ensure all Nova Scotia municipal councils and CAOs post their expenses online, and we decided that instituting this policy now made the most sense,” says Mayor Carolyn Bolivar-Getson.

Quarterly Council and CAO expense reports will be available at the end of the month following each quarter at: http://www.modl.ca/municipal-council/meet-the-council/expense-reports.

Media contact:

Elana Wentzell
Director of Finance/Treasurer
(902) 541-1322
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The flags at the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg’s Administration Building will be lowered to half-mast on Friday, April 28, 2017 to mark Workers’ Mourning Day.

Development Agreement (application: Peter Hopkins)

Date & Time: Wednesday May 3rd, 7.00PM

Place: Municipal Council Chambers (210 Aberdeen Rd, Bridgewater)

On April 11th 2017, Council gave Notice of Intent to enter into a proposed Development Agreement. The Agreement will apply to three properties located at the corner of William Hebb Rd & Conquerall Mills Rd in Hebbville. The three parcels are identified as PIDs: #60288438, #60487048, & #60487055. The Agreement would permit the applicant (Mr. Peter Hopkins) to clear & develop space on the property that would exceed the maximum size requirements identified in the Hebbville Land Use By-law. These cleared areas would allow Mr. Hopkins to use the property for materials storage, in support of his landscaping services.

Copies of the proposed Agreement & related reports are included in the Hearing Public Information Package , which is also available at the municipal offices in hard copy, during regular office hours (8:30AM-4:30PM).

A PUBLIC HEARING will be held: Wednesday May 3rd, 2017, starting at 7.00PM, in Municipal Council Chambers, located at 210 Aberdeen Rd, in Bridgewater. The public can make formal written or oral submissions to Council on the Agreement. Written submissions will be received until 4:30PM, Tuesday May 2nd, 2017, and are to be addressed to: Ms. Sherry Conrad, Municipal Clerk, at: 210 Aberdeen Road, Bridgewater NS, B4V 4G8. Oral submissions will be received at the time and place of the Hearing. Council can make their decision regarding the Agreement, to immediately follow the Public Hearing.

For further information, contact the Planning Offices at 902-541-1325, or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sherry Conrad, Municipal Clerk.

he Municipality of the District of Lunenburg (MODL) is proposing the construction of two 30 metre telecommunication towers to improve access to reliable, high-speed internet. The towers will be built at 56 Joudrey Lane and on municipal land on Highway 10 in Cookville (across from the intersection of Ch Petite Evangeline).

The project is designed to provide wireless internet service to homes and businesses in Sweetland and surrounding areas. MODL’s partner, NCS networks will be operating the uncapped service, and will be offering download speeds of 15Mbps to customers.

The public is invited to attend an information session to learn more about the project, and to provide comment on the proposed towers. The meeting will be held from 5:30pm to 7pm on Thursday April 27th in MODL Council Chambers, 210 Aberdeen Rd. in Bridgewater.

For more information please contact MODL Economic Development Officer, Dave Waters, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

During the wildfire risk season (March 15 to October 15) all domestic brush burning and campfires must adhere to daily Nova Scotia burning restrictions.

The Department of Natural Resource's Burn Safe Map is updated daily at 2:00 p.m.

To check the map, and for other related information, please click on the following link:  https://novascotia.ca/BurnSafe/

Thank you Castle Building Supplies for your generous donation of $500 to PRO Kids!

Donation Castle Building Supplies

Shown in the picture, from left to right are: Jason MacVane, Asst. Manager, Curtis Saulnier, Asst. Manager, Janice Rand, PRO Kids Administrator and Trudy Payne, Director of Recreation Services.

Interested in running? Don’t know how to start? Join others in this fun supportive group. All ages and abilities welcome, with the goal of working up to a 5K run in the fall. Move from walking, to jogging to running!

Runners will gather the 2nd Saturday monthly, at 9:00 am, at various locations. Running tips will be provided for the first 5 to 10 minutes by an experienced runner. Participants are invited for a brief social at a nearby shop following each run.

  • May 13 – meet at the Riverport Community Centre, for a run along lower LaHave Road. We’ll watch the Osprey Fun Run!
  • June 10 – meet at the Mahone Bay Waterfront, for a run along the Adventure Trail
  • July 8 – meet at the YMCA, for a run along the Y’s Halloween Fun Run route
  • August 12 – meet at the LCLC, for a run on the Centennial and LaHave River Trails
  • September 9 – meet at Tim’s in Lunenburg for a run on the Back Harbour Trais
  • October 14 – meet at Crescent Beach for a run on the LaHave Islands
  • November 11 – meet near 720 LaHave Street for a run along the Centennial and LaHave River Trail. You’ll have time to get to a Remembrance Day service or loop your run to the service at Veterans Memorial Park!

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive details about each run and sign up for the Facebook page for notifications and inspiration.
It’s FREE!

Are you up for the 150 K Challenge?  Click HERE for more information

District Welcomes Off Highway Vehicle Pilot Project - press release available here

For information contact Laura Barkhouse, Trails and Open Space Coordinator at 541-1352 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Municipality is pleased to announce a Canada 150 Grant for community organizations in MODL.
Applicants are eligible for 75% of event costs up to a maximum of $1,000.

Events must be completed by December 31, 2017.
The deadline for applications is May 4, 2017.

Please review the criteria and application form available here.

For information contact Janice Rand at 541-1343 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.