Month: March 2024

  • Canadian Heritage Minister offers collaboration on Lunenburg’s pitch for UNESCO funding

    Canadian Heritage Minister offers collaboration on Lunenburg’s pitch for UNESCO funding

    The Barnacle was present for the Minister of Canadian Heritage’s first visit to Lunenburg, when Pascale St-Onge met with Town of Lunenburg leadership at Town Hall on Monday.

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  • Lunenburg CAO Jamie Doyle announces resignation

    Lunenburg CAO Jamie Doyle announces resignation

    The Town of Lunenburg announced Wednesday that Jamie Doyle, Chief Administrative Officer has tendered his resignation, effective May 10, 2024.

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  • From Pulling Shots to Planing Wood: Local Baristas Learn Boatbuilding

    From Pulling Shots to Planing Wood: Local Baristas Learn Boatbuilding

    Some of your favourite local baristas and bakers from Nº 9 Coffee and their friends have been cooking up a new type of project in Mahone Bay this past month.

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  • Bluenose Academy Faces Capacity Strains 

    Bluenose Academy Faces Capacity Strains 

    If you have kids attending Bluenose Academy, you have likely received recent emails about classroom changes due to capacity issues. But what is the school’s capacity? Despite the building staying the same size, that number keeps changing.

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  • Lunenburg Old Fire Hall Remains Unoccupied

    Lunenburg Old Fire Hall Remains Unoccupied

    If you stopped by the NSCAD residency studio at 42 Duke Street three years ago, you could’ve picked up a free art kit prepared by the current residents.

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  • Volume 2, Issue 3 is here!

    Volume 2, Issue 3 is here!

    Things like this paper are the reasons my family picked a small town as our home. We were ready for community. We were also recovering media-types.

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  • Chris’ Picks for March 2024: Errol Flynn Month

    Chris’ Picks for March 2024: Errol Flynn Month

    “March is Errol Flynn month,” says Chris.

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  • Invasive Species Week 2024: Introducing the Chain Pickerel

    Invasive Species Week 2024: Introducing the Chain Pickerel

    Chain pickerel were illegally introduced in Nova Scotia around the 1940s and have spread across the province since their introduction.

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  • News Briefs: March 2024

    News Briefs: March 2024

    You can proceed with building the luxury seasonal beachfront condo you’re dreaming of without getting a red stamp from any pesky planners telling you, “No, it’s going to collapse into the ocean in ten years.”

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  • Political Cartoon: Tim Houston’s Medical Service

    Political Cartoon: Tim Houston’s Medical Service

    Charles Weiss is an artist and writer living for the past few years in Pleasantville. He is originally from Southern Ontario where he illustated and wrote editorial stories for newspapers […]

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  • The Crunchy Mom: Anti-Social Media

    The Crunchy Mom: Anti-Social Media

    A month ago, I deleted my entire Instagram page and declared I was “on a break.” Except I haven’t really been.

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  • Little Books Collective Turns Two

    Little Books Collective Turns Two

    (Photo: contributed) Lunenburg is home to a unique publisher of “little” books. Sprouting from the Spot of Poetry group, which meets bi-weekly at the Lunenburg library, the Little Books Collective […]

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  • Letter To The Editor: Pressure Mounting on Municipal Governments for Ceasefire Response

    Letter To The Editor: Pressure Mounting on Municipal Governments for Ceasefire Response

    On Saturday, March 2nd, approximately 170 community members responded to the call for a one-hour emergency rally in solidarity with the Global Day of Action: Millions March for Palestine.

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  • Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Natasha Kent

    Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Natasha Kent

    When the Old Black Forest Restaurant went up for sale, Natasha jumped at the opportunity to start her own business. Her restaurant, The Hungry Traveler Café, opened just last week.

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  • Opinion: Lunenburg overlooks Indigenous consultation on Blockhouse Hill to detriment

    Opinion: Lunenburg overlooks Indigenous consultation on Blockhouse Hill to detriment

    Blockhouse Hill wasn’t always a tourist bureau atop a hill. The tourist bureau blockhouse replica hints at the original settlers’ use of the land; namely to keep Mi’kmaq and Acadians out of Town.

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  • South Shore Looks Forward to Star-Studded Future

    South Shore Looks Forward to Star-Studded Future

    If you were on the streets of Lunenburg last August, you might have been surprised to find yourself surrounded by Christmas trees and fluffy fake snow. This was set dressing for Christmas Island, a Hallmark movie production. It’s among many productions that have chosen our region as a backdrop in the past few years.

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  • CROSSWORD: Luck of the Irish

    CROSSWORD: Luck of the Irish

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  • QUIZ: Which Treasure Will You Find At The End Of The (Lunenburg County) Rainbow?

    Embarrassingly, North Americans enjoy adopting holidays that have nothing to do with them and making them an excuse to drink/eat/buy in excess. Saint Patrick’s Day is no exception. For a […]

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