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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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  • 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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  • Lunenburg Council Replaces Deputy Mayor In Surprise Vote Based on Cornwallis Street Renaming Comments, Remote Meeting Attendance

    Lunenburg Council Replaces Deputy Mayor In Surprise Vote Based on Cornwallis Street Renaming Comments, Remote Meeting Attendance

    In an interview, Councillor Peter Mosher explained his motivations for removing Ed Halverson from the position of Deputy Mayor include Halverson publicly saying council “got it wrong” when they voted to rename Cornwallis Street to Queen Street in late November, and attending three consecutive council meetings remotely via Zoom instead of in person.

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  • Valentine’s Day Sale: Place Your Personal Ad In The Barnacle

    Valentine’s Day Sale: Place Your Personal Ad In The Barnacle

    Seeking friendship, romance or the love of your life? Send in your 40-word ad and $10 to editor@thebarnacle.ca with the subject “Personals” by Feb. 2. Your personal will be placed in our next print issue being distributed across Lunenburg County on Feb. 8.

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  • How Do You Know It’s True? Lunenburg County Teens’ Comments about Staying Informed

    How Do You Know It’s True? Lunenburg County Teens’ Comments about Staying Informed

    We asked Lunenburg County students to summarize their interactions with news media. Here are some of their thoughts. 

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  • QUIZ: Which sea monster is wishing you luck in 2024?

    QUIZ: Which sea monster is wishing you luck in 2024?

    Sure, friends, family and significant others can lend you a helping hand or give you a pep talk. But who better to root for you than a faraway sea monster whose very existence is hotly contested?

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  • Volume 2, Issue 1 is here!

    Volume 2, Issue 1 is here!

    In the last twelve months, The Barnacle has published over 230 stories online and in print with the help of over 40 volunteer illustrators, writers and editors. As much as we know the numbers don’t matter for us to feel accomplished with our little operation, it is wild to put the whole year into perspective.

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  • Lunenburg confirms report informing Council on Cornwallis Street renaming misrepresented survey data and omitted 103 comments

    Lunenburg confirms report informing Council on Cornwallis Street renaming misrepresented survey data and omitted 103 comments

    The Town of Lunenburg has confirmed the report that informed Town Council on their decision to rename Cornwallis Street to Queen Street in November – produced at a cost of $2,000 by a consultant – misrepresented survey results data.

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  • Volume 1, Issue 11 has arrived!

    Volume 1, Issue 11 has arrived!

    We’re so grateful for our volunteers, patrons and readers – you! – as we celebrate one year since our inception. Find out what we’ve got in store for December.

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  • New Bridgewater Seasonal Overnight Shelter Finds Community Support

    New Bridgewater Seasonal Overnight Shelter Finds Community Support

    This winter, for the first time, adults experiencing homelessness on the South Shore can access an overnight shelter in downtown Bridgewater at  St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

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  • Hobgoblin Creatures Prance About Lunenburg at Christmas

    Hobgoblin Creatures Prance About Lunenburg at Christmas

    Belsnickling, a pagan tradition brought over by the Germans, is similar to mummering in Newfoundland. If you were lucky, belsnickels would visit town sometime between Christmas and Old Year’s Night and bring festive spirit into your home.

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  • Eula Hirtle celebrated for four decades of help at The Daisy

    Eula Hirtle celebrated for four decades of help at The Daisy

    Eula Hirtle has been helping out at The Daisy since it started as the Spring Fling over 40 years ago.

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  • Gettin’ Twiggy With It: Twig The Elf a New Ross Christmas Sensation

    Gettin’ Twiggy With It: Twig The Elf a New Ross Christmas Sensation

    During a torrential downpour and 80 kilometre an hour winds over the final Saturday in November, about a dozen New Rossers celebrated the opening of Twig The Elf’s Chalet.

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  • Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Gabe St-Denis

    Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Gabe St-Denis

    Space. Science. (Tall) Ships. Gabe St-Denis, Bluenose II Second Mate, is a fan of all things starting with “S”.

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  • WHAT THE PECK: Cardinal Chronicles

    WHAT THE PECK: Cardinal Chronicles

    The radiant red cardinal with its distinctive crest is a picture of the holiday season, spotted on tree ornaments, grandma’s holiday cards, and wrapping paper.

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  • Crushing Fish On Ice

    Crushing Fish On Ice

    Would I find a biting fish? Winter conditions along the edge of a familiar county back lake would have me adapting a frozen water approach. 

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  • South Shore Gift Guide

    South Shore Gift Guide

    (Illustration: Onya Hogan-Finlay) To avoid the more consumerist nature of the holiday season, you and your loved ones might forgo gift giving, give upcycled gifts, or gift experiences instead of […]

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  • ADVICEBURG: “Dear Bachelor Near Bridgewater”

    ADVICEBURG: “Dear Bachelor Near Bridgewater”

    “I have heard this concern from multiple singles living on the South Shore, so you are certainly not alone.”

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  • Chris’ Picks for December 2023: An Alan Rickman Christmas (Plus Bonus Picks)

    Chris’ Picks for December 2023: An Alan Rickman Christmas (Plus Bonus Picks)

    For the month of December, Chris recommends two Christmas films showcasing very different sides of the late and great Alan Rickman.

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  • Do Not Add to Cart: Five Ways to Have a Holly Jolly (Less Capitalist) Holiday

    Do Not Add to Cart: Five Ways to Have a Holly Jolly (Less Capitalist) Holiday

    I had a tea towel hanging off the stove for years that read “Forget the Dishes.” Why was I so attached to this piece of fabric? Because my dear friend embroidered it for me.

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  • 10 Things You Should Never Say To Someone Who Is Moving To Liverpool

    10 Things You Should Never Say To Someone Who Is Moving To Liverpool

    “Hey, I Hear You’re Moving To Liverpool.” Yeah, to get away from all the friggin gossips around here.

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  • CROSSWORD: A Horse Girl’s Dream

    CROSSWORD: A Horse Girl’s Dream

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  • QUIZ: Which Lunenburg County wintry beach should you longingly gaze over?

    QUIZ: Which Lunenburg County wintry beach should you longingly gaze over?

    The snow is falling hard outside and you’re snowed in for the afternoon. You grab a book, a blanket and what drink?

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  • Proposal For Rockweed Harvesting In Lunenburg County Must Be Restarted Due To Error In Public Notice

    Proposal For Rockweed Harvesting In Lunenburg County Must Be Restarted Due To Error In Public Notice

    An application process by Scotia Garden Seafood Inc. to renew an existing lease for rockweed harvesting in Lunenburg County for 15 years is invalidated and must be restarted as a result of an error in their public notice, reopening a period where the public will be able to make objections to the application.

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  • Kingsburg Coastal Conservancy Calls For Public Objections to Rockweed Harvesting Proposal

    Kingsburg Coastal Conservancy Calls For Public Objections to Rockweed Harvesting Proposal

    The Kingsburg Coastal Conservancy (KCC) is calling for immediate public action in response to a proposed 15-year lease for rockweed harvesting along the Lunenburg County coastline. 

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Should I Stay or Should I Go to Lunenburg? A Lunenburg County Summer 2023 Tourism Briefing

    Should I Stay or Should I Go to Lunenburg? A Lunenburg County Summer 2023 Tourism Briefing

    Though Lunenburg County’s beaches and towns were quite crowded this summer, there was a noticeable decline in visitors compared to summer 2022.

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  • Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Kush Pathak

    Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Kush Pathak

    After giving notice at his job, the Pathak family picked up their life and started a new chapter as far away from the deserts of Rajasthan as you can imagine – Tannery Road.

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  • Walking With Ghosts in Lunenburg

    Walking With Ghosts in Lunenburg

    If you take a walk in Lunenburg on an October evening, you might see a gathering of eerie witch lights bobbing towards you on Lincoln Street. Look twice and you’ll […]

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  • PET OF THE YEAR: Mural Would Memorialize Mini the Cat

    PET OF THE YEAR: Mural Would Memorialize Mini the Cat

    “Mini was part of the community. She came to our restaurant every morning, she was part of the family.”

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  • Volume 1, Issue 9 has arrived!

    Volume 1, Issue 9 has arrived!

    We’re entering the season in Lunenburg County where fisherman’s sweaters are pulled out of cedar chests, DSLR cameras make nary an appearance on downtown sidewalks, and cafe orders last a […]

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  • Turkey Vultures: Savvy Scavengers & Nature’s Cleanup Crew 

    Turkey Vultures: Savvy Scavengers & Nature’s Cleanup Crew 

    Living between southern Canada and South America, turkey vulture sightings are becoming increasingly common in Lunenburg County.

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  • Knot Trivia Leaderboard: Oct. 6, 2023

    Knot Trivia Leaderboard: Oct. 6, 2023

    Every Wednesday, Lunenburg’s most knowledgeable and curious gather for Trivia with Joelle Gogol at The Knot Pub, 8-10 p.m. Drop in during these hours, and you can choose to accept […]

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  • Chris’ Picks for October 2023: Horror Month

    Chris’ Picks for October 2023: Horror Month

    “I’ve got nine horror films for October,” says Chris.

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  • ADVICEBURG: “Flaky friends make bad weekends”

    ADVICEBURG: “Flaky friends make bad weekends”

    “Ever since the pandemic, I find my friends feel more comfortable with cancelling and flaking on plans last minute with little excuse.”

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  • Where Are All The People? A Call To Show Up

    Where Are All The People? A Call To Show Up

    It may be too early to tell, and the seasonal affective disorder symptoms are sure to add to this effect, but I have noticed a concerning trend in community events so far this fall – there are less people showing up.

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  • A South Shore Oktoberfest Odyssey

    A South Shore Oktoberfest Odyssey

    Most of my recent dancing has been casual and uncoordinated, at DJ Mommy’s equinoctial Lunenburg Legion raves. I never considered pursuing lessons until chance led me to an opportunity to participate in South Shore Oktoberfest.

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  • Food Forest Phase Two! A Wabanaki/Acadian Forest

    Food Forest Phase Two! A Wabanaki/Acadian Forest

    The second phase of the Food Forest at Bluenose Academy will look very different. We’re planning a wilder area containing trees, shrubs, understory plants, ground cover, and fungi that are native to this part of Mi’kma’ki / Nova Scotia.

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  • Sidewalk Creative Art Battle

    Sidewalk Creative Art Battle

    Creative people of all ages were invited to an Art Battle on Friday, September 1st at the Lunenburg Art Gallery. Who doesn’t love splashing paint on a wide open fresh […]

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  • Cycle tourism a budding opportunity in MODL with Active Transportation Plan

    Cycle tourism a budding opportunity in MODL with Active Transportation Plan

    The plan aims to bolster active transportation options, expand the current network, and enhance connectivity throughout the municipality.

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  • QUIZ: Which haunted Lunenburg spot should you visit?

    QUIZ: Which haunted Lunenburg spot should you visit?

    As Halloween approaches, it’s important to pay our respects to Lunenburg’s spookiness. On a foggy autumn evening, grab a lantern and head out to see a haunted Lunenburg location. If you’re lucky, someone (or something) might be looking back at you. 

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  • TIME MACHINE: Community Newspapers Improving Canada’s Morality

    TIME MACHINE: Community Newspapers Improving Canada’s Morality

    Each month, we turn our eyes to publications from Lunenburg County past to bring you excerpts from days gone by. Excerpted from Bridgewater Bulletin, Vol LXXIX, No. 17; Wednesday, October […]

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  • Reel Life in Lunenburg: A Decade of Doc Fest Delights

    Reel Life in Lunenburg: A Decade of Doc Fest Delights

    For one week every September, people who love a good true-to-life drama come to Lunenburg NS to see the stories they likely won’t see anywhere else.

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  • Blockhouse Hill Listening Session Met With Ongoing Public Concerns

    Blockhouse Hill Listening Session Met With Ongoing Public Concerns

    More than 150 people packed the Lunenburg Fire Hall on September 14 for the Town of Lunenburg’s first public engagement session on the Blockhouse Hill Design Project.

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  • South Shore Asian Mart Opens in Bridgewater

    South Shore Asian Mart Opens in Bridgewater

    When Mona Crisostomo immigrated to Canada from the Philippines four years ago, she scoured the grocery aisles in Bridgewater for flavours of home but found few options.

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  • South Shore Sustainability Summit Offers Opportunity to Connect on Climate

    South Shore Sustainability Summit Offers Opportunity to Connect on Climate

    If our recent historic fires and flooding have you considering how you can engage with the climate crisis, mark your calendar for the South Shore Sustainability Summit.

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  • Chris’ Picks for September 2023: Michael Caine Month

    Chris’ Picks for September 2023: Michael Caine Month

    “September is Michael Caine Month,” says Chris. Born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, Sir Michael Caine has appeared in more than 160 films, including September’s top picks.

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  • Old Confidence Lodge to Become South Shore Performing Arts Hub

    Old Confidence Lodge to Become South Shore Performing Arts Hub

    Shari Porter and Chris Jackman have lots of exciting plans for the Old Confidence Lodge in Riverport.

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  • LET IT CROW: Scarecrow Festival Brings Autumn Joy to Mahone Bay

    LET IT CROW: Scarecrow Festival Brings Autumn Joy to Mahone Bay

    (Illustration: Jessie McLaughlin) The Mahone Bay Scarecrow Festival will welcome legions of both scarecrows and their human admirers to the small town this autumn. The annual festival takes place from […]

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  • QUIZ: What clique were you part of at Scarecrow High?

    QUIZ: What clique were you part of at Scarecrow High?

    The Mahone Bay scarecrows certainly have complex social dynamics that we humans are blissfully unaware of. So, sit back, get in touch with your inner scarecrow, and prepare to find your new family.

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  • What Does This Waterfall Have?

    What Does This Waterfall Have?

    A coffee break by a waterfall. Where could I find one that wasn’t too far off the road?

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  • Volume 1, Issue 8 has arrived!

    Volume 1, Issue 8 has arrived!

    For those who are prone to melancholy in the post-summer silence, The Barnacle is here to remind you that Lunenburg County is a great place to be all year round.

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  • A Growing Trend: Natural Lawns

    A Growing Trend: Natural Lawns

    (Illustration: Jessie McLaughlin) You’ve probably heard of ‘No Mow May.” It’s a movement to let grass lawns grow throughout the spring to provide early food for pollinators. While the idea […]

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  • WHAT THE PECK: A Peek into the Pileated Woodpecker

    WHAT THE PECK: A Peek into the Pileated Woodpecker

    In the heart of the forest where the trees stand tall, a magnificent, mischievous creature rules the roost — the pileated woodpecker. With its vibrant plumage and distinctive “crazy laugh,” pileateds have a knack for drilling holes in trees that would put any construction crew to shame.

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  • PET OF THE MONTH: A Second Chance for Nadja, Cat of Port Medway

    PET OF THE MONTH: A Second Chance for Nadja, Cat of Port Medway

    “For some people, a fifteen year old cat is a hard sell. But Haritha said there was fight in her eyes, and that was enough for us. We’d found our hard-luck cat; we now hoped she liked cross-country road trips.”

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  • Without The Scarecrow Festival, Mahone Bay Would Be Overrun With Crows

    Without The Scarecrow Festival, Mahone Bay Would Be Overrun With Crows

    We shouldn’t forget the true reason for the season: protecting our homes and families from another crow takeover.

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  • An outrageous, unadvertisable night at The Ovens

    An outrageous, unadvertisable night at The Ovens

    “A show so outrageous – (some might even say controversial) – we are not allowed to advertise it.”  Thus read the August 26 entertainment listing at the Ovens Natural Park’s Ol’ Miner Diner.

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  • Lunenburg County Youth Speak On Turning The Page To A New School Year

    Lunenburg County Youth Speak On Turning The Page To A New School Year

    Autumn is here! Students are grabbing their backpacks and sharpening their pencils, whether they’re eager to learn or would prefer that summer lasted another two months. The Barnacle spoke to students on their favorite subjects, teachers they can’t wait to see, and more. 

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  • Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Rebecca Fisk

    Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Rebecca Fisk

    Rebecca Fisk didn’t take the conventional route to becoming an artist and art teacher.

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  • ADVICEBURG: “My friends think I’m a bed and breakfast”

    ADVICEBURG: “My friends think I’m a bed and breakfast”

    “I have lots of friends from out-of-province and the USA who are eager to visit Lunenburg. Many have reached out recently asking if they can stay with me this fall.”

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  • Pearl’s Precious Gems: Áine MacLellan

    Pearl’s Precious Gems: Áine MacLellan

    Áine MacLellan is a Lunenburg local with a passion for fashion. She was raised here on the South Shore with a love for vintage from an early age.

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  • TIME MACHINE: A Very Handsome Trowel For Ex-Mayor Wolff

    TIME MACHINE: A Very Handsome Trowel For Ex-Mayor Wolff

    Ex-Mayor Wolff, was the recipient at Middleton Monday of a very handsome and valuable trowel, the gift of the Board of Trade at Middleton, in recognition of the corner stone of the McDonald Consolidated School Building at that place.

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  • A news chat with MP Rick Perkins on the Online News Act

    A news chat with MP Rick Perkins on the Online News Act

    In a conversation with Rick Perkins, Member of Parliament for South Shore—St. Margarets, he In the ensuing conversation, he shared his thoughts on the Online News Act and the role of the CBC in Canada’s digital media landscape.

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  • Port Medway’s new spot for groceries and gathering: Rosefinch Mercantile and Tea Room

    Port Medway’s new spot for groceries and gathering: Rosefinch Mercantile and Tea Room

    “People are telling us that was the first time in 200 years that the town didn’t have a little grocery store,” says co-proprietor Audra Williams.

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  • The data is out: see who voted in Lunenburg’s mayoral by-election

    The data is out: see who voted in Lunenburg’s mayoral by-election

    One person voted between 4 and 4:59 a.m., and it was on the last day of voting. They may have finally formed their decision in a dream.

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  • OPINION: Bill C-18 hypocritical in face of taxpayer-funded news placement service

    OPINION: Bill C-18 hypocritical in face of taxpayer-funded news placement service

    If the federal government wants to ensure Canadian news media outlets get paid their fair share, I will suggest some low-hanging fruit as a starting point: stop spending taxpayer money on a publicity company to produce your own news stories and distribute them to editors who could benefit from advertising dollars.

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  • Local farmers pushing through despite weather, uncertain future

    Local farmers pushing through despite weather, uncertain future

    Sisters Rebecca and Jessie McInnis run Spring Tide Farm, a small-scale, certified organic vegetable and cut flower operation in Lapland, Nova Scotia. This is their third season growing in Lunenburg County and they have noticed the weather becoming more extreme in both precipitation and temperature year after year.

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  • Come and See What’s Growing in the Food Forest!

    Come and See What’s Growing in the Food Forest!

    Through a historically rainy summer, strawberry farmers lost entire fields to mold. Grape growers are still recovering from the deep freeze last February, as well as coping with drought followed by flood. How is Ne’ata’q, The Food Forest at Bluenose Academy, holding up? Fairly well.

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  • Mayor Myra: Board of Trade President Jamie Myra voted next Mayor of the Town of Lunenburg

    Mayor Myra: Board of Trade President Jamie Myra voted next Mayor of the Town of Lunenburg

    Jamie Myra spoke with The Barnacle about what he thinks it means that he won the election for Mayor of the Town of Lunenburg, and what comes next.

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  • Volume 1, Issue 7 is here!

    Volume 1, Issue 7 is here!

    Check out everything the Barnacle has got for August – stories on cricket, climate, Queer Pride and more.

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  • Lunenburg makes development decisions days before Mayoral election

    Lunenburg makes development decisions days before Mayoral election

    The Town of Lunenburg Council met on Wednesday and approved $76,000 in new spending for an RFP for designs to revamp the Town’s Civic Square – maybe with underground parking and a new building – four days before a new Mayor is elected. Read our full roundup of the August 8 council meeting.

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  • To Dink is Divine: Pickleball in Lunenburg

    To Dink is Divine: Pickleball in Lunenburg

    On any given Sunday, the Lunenburg Community Centre is a place of worship for the world’s fastest growing sport.  Fear not, those with lingering nightmares about high school gym class […]

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  • New Co-operative Hopes to Bring Stable Housing to Mahone Bay and Beyond

    New Co-operative Hopes to Bring Stable Housing to Mahone Bay and Beyond

    “During my lifetime, housing went from being a place to live, a place to raise a family to the best investment you ever make. Which I think is really wrong-headed.”

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  • Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Duncan Kroll

    Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Duncan Kroll

    Anyone who attends Lunenburg’s Town Council meetings will inevitably run into Duncan Kroll. Duncan has loyally attended most of the town’s public meetings since he moved to Lunenburg eight years ago.

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  • Chris’ Picks for August 2023: Western Month

    Chris’ Picks for August 2023: Western Month

    “August is Western Month,” says Chris.

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  • 12 Facts About Lunenburg

    12 Facts About Lunenburg

    Did you know the first murder trial in Nova Scotia was held in the Lunenburg Courthouse? Learn interesting facts about Lunenburg researched by local 10-year-old Ayla Caroline Duggan!

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  • Virtual Trivia With Joelle Gogol: August 2023

    Virtual Trivia With Joelle Gogol: August 2023

    With summer comes The Knot’s trivia off-season – but fret not, fact lovers, Trivia with Joelle resumes in September. To tide you over until then, practice for the upcoming 23/24 season with these trivia questions provided by Joelle Gogol herself!

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  • TIME MACHINE: Don’t miss the Mahone Bay garden party train

    TIME MACHINE: Don’t miss the Mahone Bay garden party train

    “Special trains will run to Mahone Bay from Bridgewater and Lunenburg for the accommodation of those who wish to attend the garden party there on Thursday evening.”

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  • The Belted Kingfisher: Royalty of the Avian Kingdom

    The Belted Kingfisher: Royalty of the Avian Kingdom

    Let’s dive into the wonderful world of the Belted Kingfisher. These small but mighty water kings are hard to miss with their blue-gray plumage, white collar, and shaggy crest. Females don a rusty ring on their bellies, a rare example of a female bird sporting more colour than a male. 

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  • RECIPE: Grandma’s Simple Rice Pudding

    RECIPE: Grandma’s Simple Rice Pudding

    As I’ve been digging into handwritten recipes from across Nova Scotia, a few favourites emerge and I see them over and over.  Rice Pudding is one of the classics I have seen many variations for. 

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  • Cricket A Growing Sport in Lunenburg County

    Cricket A Growing Sport in Lunenburg County

    Last month, the Lunenburg Cricket Club hosted the Maritime Mallu Cup during the Lunenburg Craft & Food Festival, which consisted of 10 Atlantic cricket teams protecting their wickets in a weekend-long tournament.

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  • Old Bridgewater Arena to Become Home to South Shore Players

    Old Bridgewater Arena to Become Home to South Shore Players

    The second floor of Bridgewater Memorial Arena at 123 Empire Street will soon be home to local theatre group South Shore Players. The theatre group is set to move in just in time for their November/December production of A Christmas Carol.

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