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Report of Blue-Green Algae in Big Mushamush Lake

We have been advised by the Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Climate Change that there has been a report of Blue-Green Algae in Big Mushamush Lake.

Please use caution and do not drink water from the lake. More information about blue-green algae can be found here:

CANCELLED - Finance Committee Meeting

Please be advised that the June 7, 2022 Finance Committee meeting is cancelled.  The next scheduled Finance Committee meeting is Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

Proclamation - Access Awareness Week

May 29 to June 4, 2022 has been proclaimed Access Awareness Week in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg.  Access Awareness Week promotes inclusion of all Nova Scotians with disabilities as full citizens within our communities and celebrates achievements in the areas of accessibility, transportation, housing, employment, recreation, education and communication. 

Select pdf Proclamation - Access Awareness Week (312 KB) to view the full Proclamation.

Proclamation - International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, & Transphobia

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg recognizes the need for creating more visibility and understanding of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, and eradicting hatred and violence against people of this community. May 17, 2022 has been proclaimed as the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia to recognize the committment our community has made to actively promote inclusivity in our Municipality.

Select pdf Proclamation International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (313 KB)  to see the full Proclamation.

Proclamation - No Mow May

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg would like to encourage interested residents to increase pollinator friendly habitat by encouraging pollinator-friendly lawn-care practices on their own properties for the month of May during this formative period.

Click pdf No Mow May (368 KB) for a view of the full proclamation.

Seeking member for Sherbrooke Lake Stewardship Committee

MODL is seeking applications from interested community members to serve on the Sherbrooke Lake Stewardship Committee.

The Sherbrooke Lake Stewardship Committee oversees the implementation of the water quality monitoring program at Sherbrooke Lake to aid in the evidence-based decisions concerning the development of the properties acquired by MODL for public use.

  • There is one vacancy for a resident/property owner of the Municipality of the District of Chester to serve for a 3-year term.
  • The Committee is also seeking an on-going member with professional knowledge of the techniques of water quality monitoring.

The position will remain posted until filled.

pdf Application Form (358 KB)

pdf Terms of Reference (141 KB)

For further information and to submit applications contact:

Bill Schurman, Director of Recreation Services

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Proclamation - Lyme Awareness Disease Month

Lyme Disease is a serious illness caused by infected ticks, found in all parts of Nova Scotia.  Daily tick checks and proper tick removal can help reduce the chance of contracting the disease.  The month of May has been proclaimed as Lyme Disease Awareness Month in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg.  

Click pdf Lyme Awarenss Disease Month (802 KB) for a view of the full proclamation.

Walden Ratepayers meeting rescheduled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Walden Fire Department ratepayers meeting for tonight has been cancelled and rescheduled to next Wednesday April 27 at 7pm.

Notice - Special Finance Meeting - April 19, 2022

Special Finance Committee Meeting – April 19, 2022

A Special Finance Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 9:00 a.m., in place of the Policy & Strategy Committee meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to review the draft 2022-2023 Operating Budget.

The meeting will be held at the Municipal Services Building at 10 Allée Champlain Drive, Cookville and the public is invited to attend. 

  pdf Click here for a copy of the Notice to Residents.   (458 KB)


Opening delayed - Monday, April 4

The Municipal Services Building will open at 12:30pm today due to inclement weather. 

Rate Payers Ad 2022

The following Fire and Emergency Service Providers of Lunenburg Municipality invite the public to attend their Annual Rate Payers Meeting.

This meeting will provide you with the information needed to VOTE on your fire tax rate for 2022/2023. Fire Departments 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 the meeting is being held. (A copy of your Tax Assessment Bill on the meeting night could be of assistance).  pdf See the complete list. (122 KB)

Notice 2nd Reading - Solid Waste Collection & Disposal By-law

On March 8, 2022, Municipal Council gave notice of its intention to approve amendments to the Solid Waste Collection & Disposal By-law and conducted and approved First Reading.  If adopted, the amended By-law will:

- Update "Residual Waste" definition to include was coated cups, poly-coated paper drink cups, bowls and plates;

- Prohibit "Compostable Materials" to be placed in plastic biodegradable bags or oxo-biodegradable bags;

- Clarity decision-making authority to the MJSB rather than the Municipal Engineer; and

- Update language and formatting to follow accessible guidelines.

Notice is hereby given that Municipal Council will be conducting Second Reading to approve the proposed amendments to the By-law at their meeting of Council on April 12, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

  pdf Click here for the Public Notice. (627 KB)

   Click here to view proposed By-law 039 Solid Waste Collection & Disposal.