Month: June 2024

  • Lunenburg Mayor Requested Statement From Indigenous Leader Saying They Approve Renaming Cornwallis Street To Queen Street, Emails Show

    Lunenburg Mayor Requested Statement From Indigenous Leader Saying They Approve Renaming Cornwallis Street To Queen Street, Emails Show

    (Photo: Jesse Ward) Emails obtained by the Lunenburg Barnacle through a Freedom Of Information request reveal that after Lunenburg faced public pushback on their decision to rename Cornwallis Street to […]

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  • Lunenburgers Dedicate New Back Harbour Trail “Happy To Chat” Bench In Memory Of Classmate

    Lunenburgers Dedicate New Back Harbour Trail “Happy To Chat” Bench In Memory Of Classmate

    On Friday, June 14, the Lunenburg High School Class of 1986 unveiled and dedicated a “Happy to Chat” bench on Lunenburg’s Back Harbour trail.

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  • Volume 2, Issue 6 is here!

    Volume 2, Issue 6 is here!

    We hosted our 2nd-ever AGM on a boat! Last Saturday nearly 2 dozen people clambered onto the Theresa E. Connor on the Lunenburg waterfront for our Annual General Meeting. The […]

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  • Lunenburg Bandstand Deemed Unsafe To Use

    Lunenburg Bandstand Deemed Unsafe To Use

    The iconic bandstand in Lunenburg is closed until further notice. Though this comes as a disappointment to many, it is a particularly big obstacle for the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society, who use the bandstand for concerts.

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  • Fishermen’s Hospital Is Jumping With Music

    Fishermen’s Hospital Is Jumping With Music

    If you find yourself at an appointment or visit to Lunenburg’s Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital at 2pm on a Wednesday, you might hear a chorus of ukuleles or twang of a bluegrass group.

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  • Local Gamer Brings Minecraft World Record Back To Lunenburg

    Local Gamer Brings Minecraft World Record Back To Lunenburg

    The Guinness World Record for the longest tunnel in Minecraft survival mode once again belongs to Lunenburg gamer Brett Clarke.

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  • String of Vandalism Linked To Extremist Group

    String of Vandalism Linked To Extremist Group

    (Illustration: Jessie McLaughlin) The Lunenburg District RCMP and Bridgewater Police are investigating a series of complaints of markings being spray painted on public and private property. The symbol, a black […]

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  • CAT’S IN THE LADLE: Famous Town Pie Shop

    CAT’S IN THE LADLE: Famous Town Pie Shop

    Since the day Famous Town Pie Shop opened its doors in Mahone Bay last year, I’ve been holding open these doors and yelling at strangers to eat here. My arms […]

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  • Parents Advocate For Midwifery On The South Shore

    Parents Advocate For Midwifery On The South Shore

    When Samara Grace Chadwick decided to move back to Atlantic Canada from the U.S. four years ago, her birth plan was a major factor in her decision. Born in New […]

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  • CROSSWORD: Folking Around

    CROSSWORD: Folking Around

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  • BON VIVANT, BAD VIVANT: Born, But Unprepared, To Muffin Run

    BON VIVANT, BAD VIVANT: Born, But Unprepared, To Muffin Run

    A motivational quote I appreciate from the Greek poet Archilochus: “We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.” But when you […]

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  • Catfish Are Happening

    Catfish Are Happening

    (Illustration: Charles Weiss) June is when the water is ultra inviting for fishing and almost swimming at one of my favourite lake in the countryside of Barss Corner. I was […]

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  • We Are All Enough, I Promise

    We Are All Enough, I Promise

    You are your own toughest critic, although sometimes that leads you to doing wonderful things, it can also hold you back from seeing the beauty in your own soul. It’s […]

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  • CRUNCHY MOM: Five Ways to Make This Your Slow Summer

    CRUNCHY MOM: Five Ways to Make This Your Slow Summer

    Do something new. People say time flies when you’re having fun. But really, time flies when we do the same things every day. Can you take a different route to work or visit a new beach on the weekend?

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  • Universal Play Park in Liverpool, Nova Scotia: A Beacon of Inclusion and Accessibility

    Universal Play Park in Liverpool, Nova Scotia: A Beacon of Inclusion and Accessibility

    South Shore Nova Scotia has had a recent triumph for inclusivity and joy. Etli Milita’mk – a Universal Play Park in Liverpool – is heralding a new era for inclusive […]

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  • Good Dog Books To Open In Bridgewater

    Good Dog Books To Open In Bridgewater

    As the old saying goes, when one door closes, another opens. Now, in Bridgewater, when a movie theatre closes, a bookstore opens. As Bridgewavians mourn the closing of Cineplex, they […]

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  • Lunenburg Skatepark Ramps Up To New Heights

    Lunenburg Skatepark Ramps Up To New Heights

    Nova Scotia’s oldest skatepark received a significant upgrade just in time for the summer weather. Although the park had a minor update in 2016, a private donation and a provincial grant have funded a major overhaul over the winter and spring.

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  • Bridgewater’s Derelict Vessels To Make Way For Mixed-Use Development

    Bridgewater’s Derelict Vessels To Make Way For Mixed-Use Development

    Bridgewavians will finally get relief from the eyesores of the derelict vessels Hannah Atlantic, Ryan Atlantic II, and Rupert Brand VI. The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) has entered into a contract for the removal, deconstruction, and disposal of the vessels.

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  • ADVICEBURG: Needing To Save Money In Lunenburg County

    ADVICEBURG: Needing To Save Money In Lunenburg County

    “Between not wanting to drink as much these days and needing to save money, how do I tell my friends I still want to hang out, just not at the bar? What else can we do in the area?”

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  • Town Of Lunenburg Declines Questions About New Senior Policy Role, Says Hiring Practices And Salary Bands Are Confidential

    Town Of Lunenburg Declines Questions About New Senior Policy Role, Says Hiring Practices And Salary Bands Are Confidential

    (Town of Lunenburg Town Hall. Photo: Jesse Ward) The Town of Lunenburg has declined to answer questions from The Lunenburg Barnacle about a senior policy role that was publicized by […]

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