Month: May 2024

  • MODL’s Polling Boundaries Will Change in October, See Our Interactive Comparison

    For up-to-date information on who is running for election in every municipality across Lunenburg County in the 2024 Municipal Election, visit Barnacle Election Central. Many Municipality of the District of Lunenburg […]

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  • Volume 2, Issue 5 is here!

    Volume 2, Issue 5 is here!

    From volunteers to monthly supporters, The Barnacle is a community initiative. 18 volunteers were a part of May’s issue of The Barnacle. 18!

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  • Community Bands Together for Community Bands

    Community Bands Together for Community Bands

    Strolling near the Chester Lido on a sunny summer evening, you hear a legion of cheerful trumpets and crashing cymbals. On Mahone Bay’s bustling thoroughfare, you catch snatches of saxophones playing an upbeat tune. In Bridgewater, the sound of trilling flutes is carried on the LaHave River.

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  • Community Unites for Conservation at Asitu’lɨsk

    Community Unites for Conservation at Asitu’lɨsk

    “We are giving medicine to the trees to heal them,” Leah Morris explains.

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  • Government Documents Reveal What Happened To Our Beloved Foghorn

    Government Documents Reveal What Happened To Our Beloved Foghorn

    If you only moved to Lunenburg within the last several years, it’s possible you may have never heard the mournful Battery Point foghorn.

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  • Introducing Barnacle Election Central: Your Source For Lunenburg County Municipal Election Updates

    Introducing Barnacle Election Central: Your Source For Lunenburg County Municipal Election Updates

    (Illustration: Carmen Cumming) This October, the people of Lunenburg County – you! – will cast votes for 39 municipal officials. These votes will determine the leadership and priorities of our municipalities […]

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  • New Appetite-Pleasing Takeout

    New Appetite-Pleasing Takeout

    I recently heard about a new Bridgewater takeout-only eatery. Nosh, at 706 King Street, is opening in May. Nosh offers a great place to get meals to take home for busy families and hungry people.

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  • CROSSWORD: The Understudy’s Debut

    CROSSWORD: The Understudy’s Debut

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  • ADVICEBURG: Dear Lunenburg County Gardener

    ADVICEBURG: Dear Lunenburg County Gardener

    (Illustration: Will Maclachlan) People often dream of living in a cooperative community. Well, Anne Macleod Weeks did for 40 years. As a teacher, dorm parent, guidance counselor, coach, principal, and advisor […]

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  • Chris’ Picks For May 2024: Submarine Month

    Chris’ Picks For May 2024: Submarine Month

    “April is Submarine Month,” says Chris.

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  • Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Jean McKiel

    Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Jean McKiel

    On a warm spring day at Lunenburg’s picturesque Bluenose Golf Club, you’ll meet lots of avid golfers taking advantage of the good weather. One of the regulars is Jean McKiel, a 94-year-old Lunenburger.

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  • THE CRUNCHY MOM: A Plea for Play

    THE CRUNCHY MOM: A Plea for Play

    If you think back to your childhood, I would bet your most magical memories are times spent outside, exploring the world or creating new ones with friends. So why is it so hard to come by now?

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  • WHAT THE PECK: The Eccentric Blue Jay

    WHAT THE PECK: The Eccentric Blue Jay

    Mysterious and quirky Blue Jays are known for their bright blue bodies and noisy calls, squawking and chirping like they’ve got the latest gossip straight from the bird feeder.

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  • What Are People From Bridgewater Called?

    What Are People From Bridgewater Called?

    Preparing our May cover story, our editors faced the question – “What should you call people from Bridgewater?”

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  • New Theatre Collective Sparks Creativity on South Shore

    New Theatre Collective Sparks Creativity on South Shore

    Robin Moir and Liam Britten have been friends and collaborators since kindergarten. As kids, they worked on the same children’s theatre productions. Now, they’ve co-founded a theatre collective and will be mounting an original production at the Chester Playhouse in August.

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  • Lunenburg County Wheels Offers Opportunity To Car-less

    Lunenburg County Wheels Offers Opportunity To Car-less

    Fear not car-less, unlicensed or auto-averse Lunenburg County-ites — Lunenburg County Wheels has expanded its service area, providing more opportunities for you to explore and enjoy our beautiful region.

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  • BON VIVANT, BAD VIVANT: All Watched Ogre By Machines Of Loving Grace

    BON VIVANT, BAD VIVANT: All Watched Ogre By Machines Of Loving Grace

    I decide to see the final film to play at the Bridgewater Cineplex. When I see it will be a special 20th anniversary screening of Shrek 2, I know it would be impossible for it to be anything else.

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  • “Tonight Was The First Time Any Of Us Were Seeing The Budget,” Says Lunenburg Mayor On Day Of Vote For Operating Budget

    “Tonight Was The First Time Any Of Us Were Seeing The Budget,” Says Lunenburg Mayor On Day Of Vote For Operating Budget

    The 24/25 draft Operating Budget is the largest in Lunenburg’s history at $10,825,000. Council is expected to vote on approving the budget at their upcoming May 14 meeting.

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  • Lunenburg Councillor Raises Concerns On Increase In RCMP Spending – Town Researching Alternatives

    Lunenburg Councillor Raises Concerns On Increase In RCMP Spending – Town Researching Alternatives

    “I still don’t feel we get enough coverage for paying $65,500 additional this year, and since ‘22 we’ve been increased by $122,924, and I do not see any additional coverage or support,” said Councillor Jenni Birtles.

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