March 24, 2020 / For Immediate Release

BRIDGEWATER, NOVA SCOTIA – In response to the COVID-19 situation, the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg will extend the deadline for the submission of the 2020/21 registration packages for the fire and emergency services providers and the date for ratepayer meetings until August 15, 2020 for the 2020/21 fiscal year. Fire departments are discouraged from holding their ratepayer meetings until the province lifts the State of Emergency, and/or permits large gatherings of people.

The 2019/20 registration status of current fire and emergency services providers will also be extended until the 2020/21 registration packages have been processed.

“Given the provincial State of Emergency that limits gatherings of people to five, and the instruction for residents to stay home, Council feels it’s appropriate to extend these deadlines,” said Mayor Carolyn Bolivar-Getson. “We are working hard to find ways to help residents, business owners and local organizations deal with the realities of continuing to move forward in this challenging time.”

Residents are encouraged to visit https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus to stay up-to-date on the provincial response to COVID-19.

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Media contact:

Sarah Kucharski
Communications Officer
(902) 541-1328