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Current Issue: January, 2024

Well, even though winter has embraced us in its most freezing grip, our recreation staff have made sure there are lots of options to keep active and busy!

  • The skate park is now 85% complete and open for business. We have offered lots of free winter programming which has been very well received – no excuse to sit on the couch and complain there is nothing to do! And the Town’s Pro Kids “Positive Recreation for Kids” program continues to be open for applications. This is a small grant for children and youth aged eighteen and under living within the Town of Lunenburg who, due to lack of funds, are not able to participate in sport, recreation, arts, and cultural activities. For more information on our programs, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Speaking of snow, we’d like to thank all the residents who got their vehicles off the street during Monday’s snowstorm. Public Works now has the authority to tow cars that interfere with snow removal – seven were towed at the owners’ expense on Monday. We do offer some safe places to park during a snow event where you will not be ticketed. Please visit our parking page for more information.
  • I’d like to welcome two new employees who have joined the town over the last couple of months. No, we’re not on a hiring spree. These were vacant positions. Ken Jensen joins us as Water Resource Operator and Nick Taylor is the newest Recreation Facilities Operations Attendant. You may have seen Nick around town – he’s the one in shorts and a T-shirt in the freezing cold weather? That’s because he’s from New Zealand and simply refuses to believe it’s not summer! I’d also like to congratulate Councillor Stephen Ernst on becoming our new Deputy Mayor.
  • We also passed the capital budget. I’d like to thank our finance team for putting together such an accessible, easy-to-read and understand version for all of us! You can check it out here.
  • The potential Blockhouse Hill project continues to be an important focus for everyone. Council voted to carry on with the design process, selecting Option 1 which allows for the highest density of homes. One of the reasons we did that was so we could direct our finance staff to see how much tax revenue this could possibly generate. It’s always easier to subtract than to add so, if we find out it’s too many units then we can scale back if we must. That said, I want to be clear that we have not made any firm decisions about this development yet. There’s still lots of opportunity to talk about it and more information to come. We will be sure to keep everyone updated – including Parks Canada. For more information, please visit our current projects page.
  • I was deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Pamela Segger, longtime executive director, and founder of the Lunenburg Doc Fest. Pamela was a remarkable individual and a source if inspiration and guidance for so many. Lunenburg and the global film community has lost not just a talented and committed voice, but a mentor and visionary. My sincerest condolences to her family and loved ones.

I hope you will join us for the raising of the Pan African flag on Thursday, February 01 to mark the beginning of African Heritage Month in Nova Scotia. It will be at 12:00PM at the UNESCO flagpoles.

Jamie Myra, Mayor

Town of Lunenburg

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