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Month: November 2023

  • Lunenburg votes to replace colonial legacy of Cornwallis Street with Queen Street

    Lunenburg votes to replace colonial legacy of Cornwallis Street with Queen Street

    Lunenburg’s signs for Cornwallis Street will be taken down and replaced with Queen Street, replacing one reminder of our bloody colonial origins selected in the mid-18th century with one voted on by Town Council on Tuesday.

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  • Light Cycle event returns for second year on South Shore

    Light Cycle event returns for second year on South Shore

    Light Cycle, a community cycling event, is returning for its second year on the South Shore.

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  • Second Bridgewater rally for Gaza ceasefire draws more than 150 demonstrators

    Second Bridgewater rally for Gaza ceasefire draws more than 150 demonstrators

    A large gathering rallied outside South Shore-St Margaret’s MP Rick Perkins office in Bridgewater over the weekend as part of a pan-Canadian day of action demanding the Canadian government support a ceasefire in Gaza.

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  • Everyday History: Veterans’ Week in Lunenburg

    Everyday History: Veterans’ Week in Lunenburg

    If you look around, there are marks of remembrance around many corners and Veterans’ Week is a great time to learn more about these everyday parts of our towns.

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  • Local Holiday Markets Give Back to Community

    Local Holiday Markets Give Back to Community

    For some, the holiday season brings fond thoughts of hot chocolate on chilly days. For others, the season heralds being subjected to the intense anxiety of buying the perfect gifts for your loved ones. If you belong to the second group, then you have no reason to worry – Lunenburg County is about to become the…

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  • A New Harbour View Haven on the Horizon

    A New Harbour View Haven on the Horizon

    All private rooms. All private bathrooms. A harbour view. This is what Harbour View Haven should look like by 2027.

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  • Volume 1, Issue 10 has arrived!

    Volume 1, Issue 10 has arrived!

    We’ve rounded up a comprehensive list of holiday happenings in Lunenburg County for you to pin up on your fridge. When you put them all together, you realize how lucky we are to have enough creators, artists and makers in our area to fill markets every weekend from now until the wrapping season wraps up.

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  • CROSSWORD: Win the Constellation Prize!

    CROSSWORD: Win the Constellation Prize!

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  • ADVICEBURG: “Bouncing Between Job Boards in Bridgewater”

    ADVICEBURG: “Bouncing Between Job Boards in Bridgewater”

    “I moved to the South Shore during the pandemic while I was working remotely, and now I am looking for a new job and I am having some setbacks.”

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  • TIME MACHINE: Ice cream in November, why not?

    TIME MACHINE: Ice cream in November, why not?

    “November 5: Corkum’s new Ice Cream Parlor now open to the public.”

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  • Guinea pigs in need: Bridgewater volunteer seeks fosters amidst housing crisis

    Guinea pigs in need: Bridgewater volunteer seeks fosters amidst housing crisis

    Hande Barutcuoglu usually hosts three pairs of guinea pigs and fosters out about six. Those numbers are almost three times higher right now, as her intake waitlist grows. The difference from last year? Our housing crisis.

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  • Chris’ Picks for November 2023: Military Film Month

    Chris’ Picks for November 2023: Military Film Month

    Elizabeth’s Books, in the heart of the Town of Lunenburg’s bookselling district, boasts a rental library of more than five thousand DVDs. The shop usually opens around 6 p.m. each […]

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  • WHAT THE PECK: The Who’s Who of South Shore Owls

    WHAT THE PECK: The Who’s Who of South Shore Owls

    We have 11 species of owls in Nova Scotia — here are four of the more common (and coolest) wise fliers.

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  • Year-round cycling becoming more popular amongst riders

    Year-round cycling becoming more popular amongst riders

    The Halifax Cycling Coalition has been organizing Winter Bike Week for several years to celebrate winter cycling. Even closer to home, Sweet Rides Cycling in Mahone Bay organizes weekly fat bike rides all winter long. 

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  • A Long Day’s Ride: Learning to Drive at 40 in Lunenburg County

    A Long Day’s Ride: Learning to Drive at 40 in Lunenburg County

    Lunenburg County is a beautiful place to become a driver – especially when you’ve been a pedestrian for nearly 40 years.

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  • The Power Of Hats

    The Power Of Hats

    To say my love affair with hats began in the 1990s when I started collecting millinery would be inaccurate.

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  • Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Izzie Collier

    Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Izzie Collier

    There’s two notable ways you might have encountered Izzie Collier, a new-ish resident in Lunenburg County, this past year – biking around the area with her mini schnauzer Scout strapped into a milk crate, or promoting her impressive custom architectural embroidery skills.

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  • A Mari Usque Ad Mare, to the Lunenburg Halloween Punk Show

    A Mari Usque Ad Mare, to the Lunenburg Halloween Punk Show

    Halloween is when we put on special costumes in the place of the ones we normally wear. In French, “a business suit” is “un costume d’affaires” – “a Halloween costume” is “un costume d’Halloween”. 

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  • QUIZ: Which local holiday market gift should you seek?

    QUIZ: Which local holiday market gift should you seek?

    During holiday market season, the problem is never that you can’t find anything that you like. The problem is that there are too many amazing trinkets and treats to choose from. This quiz was created to assist those lost souls with their dilemmas.

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  • Bridgewater protestors call for ceasefire in Gaza

    Bridgewater protestors call for ceasefire in Gaza

    A large crowd turned out for a rally in Bridgewater demanding a ceasefire in Gaza last week on Sunday, October 29.

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