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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Municipality of Chester Polling District Boundaries To Remain Consistent in 2024 Election

    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. The Municipality of Chester has confirmed their […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Chris’ Picks For May 2024: Submarine Month

    Chris’ Picks For May 2024: Submarine Month

    “April is Submarine Month,” says Chris.

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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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  • CROSSWORD: The Understudy’s Debut

    CROSSWORD: The Understudy’s Debut

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • “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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  • Chasidy Veinotte, MODL District 10 Councillor, Confirms She Will Reoffer In October

    Chasidy Veinotte, Councillor for District 10 in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, has announced she intends to reoffer in the October municipal election.

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  • Lunenburg CAO Apologizes For Comments Accidentally Livestreamed During Private Meeting – Council Cancels Plans For Emergency Meeting

    Lunenburg CAO Apologizes For Comments Accidentally Livestreamed During Private Meeting – Council Cancels Plans For Emergency Meeting

    Mayor Jamie Myra told the Barnacle on Thursday morning, before the CAO’s apology was published, that Town Council planned to have an emergency meeting in the evening regarding this issue, but this was cancelled.

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  • Lunenburg County Votes 2024: Barnacle Election Central

    This page was last updated on April 26, 2024. Information on this page is sourced by our team of volunteers and may not be completely up-to-date. We will publish links […]

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  • Lunenburg Mayor Jamie Myra Confirms He Is Reoffering In October Election

    Jamie Myra, Mayor of the Town of Lunenburg, has confirmed to The Barnacle he intends to reoffer for his position in October.

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  • Lunenburg County’s Municipal Election Results, From October 2020 to Today

    To help you understand recent decisions made by voters in our communities that led to the councils we have today, The Barnacle has done the work of gathering Lunenburg County’s municipal election results from the last four years in one central, convenient location for you.

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  • Lunenburg Councillor Susan Sanford Announces She Will Not Reoffer In October

    Susan Sanford, Councillor in the Town of Lunenburg, has confirmed she is not reoffering for election in the October Municipal Election.

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  • Ben Brooks Announces Candidacy For MODL District 9

    First out of the gates in Lunenburg County for the October 2024 municipal election is Ben Brooks, announcing his candidacy for District 9 in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg.

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  • Elspeth McLean-Wile Announces Candidacy For Mayor of MODL

    Elspeth McLean-Wile, local businesswoman, announced her candidacy for Mayor of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg on April 9.

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  • Town of Lunenburg Scheduled to Vote On 2024/25 Operating Budget  This Tuesday

    Town of Lunenburg Scheduled to Vote On 2024/25 Operating Budget This Tuesday

    The process surrounding this year’s budget is a marked departure from previous years, where the budget would be reviewed by the Committee Of The Whole before proceeding to a Council meeting.

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  • “Keep Politics out of Municipal Affairs” – MODL Council Rejects Gaza Ceasefire Motion

    “Keep Politics out of Municipal Affairs” – MODL Council Rejects Gaza Ceasefire Motion

    Councillor Kacy DeLong said she heard from a “great number” of residents in her district that Council should pass a ceasefire motion given the horrifying and heartbreaking events of the conflict, a sentiment echoed by councillors Michelle Greek and Leitha Haysom. 

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  • Lunenburg Council Makes Portion of Blockhouse Hill Surplus In Surprise Vote

    Lunenburg Council Makes Portion of Blockhouse Hill Surplus In Surprise Vote

    Mayor Myra said he voted against making the land surplus because he said he would first need to see design options include off-street parking for some additional number of units, which might require more land than the land in question for the motion.

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  • Locals Dismayed by Bridgewater Cineplex Closure

    Locals Dismayed by Bridgewater Cineplex Closure

    Bridgewater Mayor David Mitchell says many people have reached out about the future use of the building.

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  • Lunenburg Yacht Club Puts Accessibility in Focus in Leadup to 2024 Mobility Cup

    Lunenburg Yacht Club Puts Accessibility in Focus in Leadup to 2024 Mobility Cup

    There are only three fully accessible accommodations within the Town of Lunenburg limits – a fact Gale Fullerton, Manager of the Lunenburg Yacht Club, found out while booking rooms for the upcoming Mobility Cup.

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  • Local Photographer Continues Lunenburg’s Photographic Heritage

    Local Photographer Continues Lunenburg’s Photographic Heritage

    “There’s parts of me that are super excited to be offering this historic photographic process in a place that has so much history…I’m really excited to connect more with the community.”

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  • In Development Debates, Consider the Insecurely Housed

    In Development Debates, Consider the Insecurely Housed

    “From the beginning, the debate has focused on whether or not new housing should be built on Blockhouse Hill. But, if I am not mistaken, all the voices I have heard are those of the securely housed.”

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  • Handmade Bright Colourful Walk

    Handmade Bright Colourful Walk

    (Illustration: Charles Weiss) LaHave Sunset Park, alongside highway 331 near Conquerall Bank, has a large colourful path of pencils that have a recognizable shape made by Rick Silas. The colours […]

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  • Volume 2, Issue 4 is here!

    Volume 2, Issue 4 is here!

    With the release of our fifteenth issue, we’re introducing our first two newspaper boxes to the commercial centres of Lunenburg County – now you can find us in front of Pearl’s Vintage & Thrift on King St. in Lunenburg, and Rascal’s Burrito Bar on King St. in Bridgewater.

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  • Chris’ Picks for April 2024: Humphrey Bogart Month

    Chris’ Picks for April 2024: Humphrey Bogart 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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  • Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Emma Kinley

    Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Emma Kinley

    At the Michelin Social Club on a Tuesday night, you’ll hear the sound of épées clanging against each other and the occasional shout of “En garde!” Here, you’ll meet Emma Kinley, one of the fencing instructors of South Shore Duelists.

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  • ADVICEBURG: “Wannabe B-Baller in Bridgewater”

    ADVICEBURG: “Wannabe B-Baller in Bridgewater”

    “I feel like maybe I should just show up and act confident and if I get called out on breaking any rules or not doing well overall I just say “that’s how I learned how to play” and adapt from there.”

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  • Soul’s Harbour Kitchen Reno Receives $5,000 from Hospital Auxiliary

    Soul’s Harbour Kitchen Reno Receives $5,000 from Hospital Auxiliary

    The South Shore Regional Hospital Auxiliary is pleased to donate $5000 to the Bridgewater Soul’s Harbour Rescue Mission. The money will go towards funding the kitchen renovation.

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  • CROSSWORD: April Showers

    CROSSWORD: April Showers

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  • Waking Up Slowly

    Waking Up Slowly

    It’s spring in Ne’ata’q, the Food Forest at Bluenose Academy. There are tiny buds on the pear and apple trees, the day lilies have poked up from the soil, the walking onions have sprouted.

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  • Why It’s Time To Ground Your Children

    Why It’s Time To Ground Your Children

    You probably remember the last time you were grounded. And no, I’m not talking about that time you snuck out in high school. 

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  • New Lunenburg restaurant Lightwright attracts tourists seeking Shipwright, Lightship (April Fools)

    New Lunenburg restaurant Lightwright attracts tourists seeking Shipwright, Lightship (April Fools)

    The Barnacle was on the scene for a special opening party on April 1, where the conversation was lukewarm and confused.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • CROSSWORD: Luck of the Irish

    CROSSWORD: Luck of the Irish

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Exciting renovations in the works for Lunenburg Opera House

    Exciting renovations in the works for Lunenburg Opera House

    Music lovers, thespians, and film buffs alike can look forward to exciting updates to the Lunenburg Opera House.

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  • Lunenburg Restaurant Roundup: February 2024

    Lunenburg Restaurant Roundup: February 2024

    With 25% of businesses in Canada missing the January 18 deadline for the Canada Emergency Business Account loan repayment, now is a good time to get out and support local.

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  • A Barnacle Jaunt to Lunenburg, Vermont

    A Barnacle Jaunt to Lunenburg, Vermont

    Lunenburg, Vermont – population 1,246. Large old Cape Cods engulfed by rolling waves of evergreens – subject of Robert Frost’s The Mountain.

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  • Chris’ Picks For February 2024: Alfred Hitchcock Month

    Chris’ Picks For February 2024: Alfred Hitchcock Month

    ”February is Alfred Hitchcock month,” says Chris.

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  • Love Birds of the South Shore

    Love Birds of the South Shore

    Just like human love, bird love comes in many forms. Some birds form lifelong partnerships, others form bonds that last one or more breeding seasons, and some prefer a more casual, non-committal lifestyle. Here are some love languages of our local feathered friends.

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  • Volume 2, Issue 2 is here!

    Volume 2, Issue 2 is here!

    For the second February ever, The Barnacle is here with more hyperlocal Lunenburg County stories to keep you connected and entertained.

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  • CROSSWORD: Meet Cutes

    CROSSWORD: Meet Cutes

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  • It’s Time To Rename Darth Vader Lane. How About Emperor Street?

    It’s Time To Rename Darth Vader Lane. How About Emperor Street?

    Let’s face it, it’s time to stop  celebrating Darth Vader’s legacy. Sure, he had a great pod racing career as a child,  but that doesn’t make up for all the […]

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  • ADVICEBURG: “Miffed in Mahone Bay”

    ADVICEBURG: “Miffed in Mahone Bay”

    “Lately, I have noticed when I host dinner parties, no one offers to help with the clean-up afterwards. I was raised to always help the host with dishes and I have been surprised that this seems to keep happening. Maybe it’s just me?”

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  • MODL Flirts with Short Term Rental Tax

    MODL Flirts with Short Term Rental Tax

    The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg (MODL) is gearing up to introduce a marketing levy this spring, aiming to generate revenue dedicated to promoting shoulder season tourism.

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  • Can’t Miss Tasty Fundraising

    Can’t Miss Tasty Fundraising

    On a chill but sunny January Saturday morning, folks were heading to the door of the Maplewood/Parkdale Hall. It’s a small, close-knit community set among farmlands, rural roads, and hills. 

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  • The Ghosts of Lunenburg County

    The Ghosts of Lunenburg County

    Have you ever noticed that everyone in Lunenburg County seems to have a good ghost story? Whether it be theirs or a friend’s, everyone has a story that starts with, […]

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  • Introducing: The Crunchy Mom

    Introducing: The Crunchy Mom

    My latest obsession? Outdoor time. I don’t need to tell you that kids are spending more time than ever inside on screens. There are many reasons for this and none of them are the fault of children. 

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  • QUIZ: Which Lunenburg mural forecasts your love life in 2024? 

    QUIZ: Which Lunenburg mural forecasts your love life in 2024? 

    In forecasting your love life for 2024, I will certainly not promise you that an extremely compatible person will spawn into your life and respond to your texts within a respectable 48-hour window.

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  • Lunenburg Mayor Jamie Myra addresses vision for proceeding with Blockhouse Hill ahead of vote on whether to make lands surplus

    Lunenburg Mayor Jamie Myra addresses vision for proceeding with Blockhouse Hill ahead of vote on whether to make lands surplus

    When Town of Lunenburg Council meets on Tuesday evening, they are expected to vote on whether to determine lands on Blockhouse Hill surplus. They will also vote on whether to proceed with drafting development rules for a 256-unit housing development on the site.

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  • Town of Bridgewater calls for sustainable ceasefire in Gaza following community action

    Town of Bridgewater calls for sustainable ceasefire in Gaza following community action

    The Town of Bridgewater called for a sustainable ceasefire in Gaza in January, following community action including several local rallies and a presentation in December by the group South Shore Ceasefire Now (SSCN).

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  • Artist Seeks Lunenburg Cats To Paint for Community Printmaking Event

    Artist Seeks Lunenburg Cats To Paint for Community Printmaking Event

    If you live in the Town of Lunenburg and have a cat, Allison Tremain wants to paint them and gift you a watercolour.

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  • Starting The New Year With A Splash

    Starting The New Year With A Splash

    Last New Year’s day, I went down to the beach, as I often do at this time of the year. I was lucky enough to get there just in time, 1:11 pm, on 01/01/2022, to observe about twenty brave swimmers plunging into the surf!

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