Volume 1, Issue 5 is here!



I can’t believe we are already halfway through 2023, and with this issue, we are almost halfway through our first volume of the Lunenburg Barnacle! 

Some of you may have lived in Lunenburg forever, and some of you may just be here for a visit, but either way, thank you for picking up our little paper, reading our stories, or doing our crossword. We are so happy to have you here, and we hope that the Barnacle brings you joy and makes you feel a part of the community here in Lunenburg County.

– Carmen Cumming, Layout Editor

This issue is also our biggest yet! We have 10 pages in print full of news stories, local content, recipes, and games. Check out some online highlights, and a PDF version of Issue 5 below.

Vol 1., No. 5 Highlights

We celebrated Asian Heritage Month with A Brief History of Chinese Laundries in Lunenburg County and saying “Howdy neighbour” to Michael Kim, the owner of Smuggler’s Cove Inn.

We also discovered a goose theme to this months issue through our crossword: A Wild Goose Chase and through our monthly bird column “What the Peck” featuring the celebrities of the northern skies, The Canada Goose.

This June, we are keeping you in the know about the upcoming Lunenburg mayoral election, Bridgewater’s first ever Pride parade, 10 Proposals to Save the Lunenburg Academy, and about Ancient Forest’s new leadership.

We are giving you something to think about with “Surviving the Song that Doesn’t End“, some ideas on transit and ridesharing in our region, contemplating whether General Stores are Good for Your Health, wondering what people in Lunenburg are reading, and also A Tale of Two Bass.

Finally, we have some fun in store for you. Have you ever wondered “What South Shore Goblin are You?” (Maybe you wonder why Goblin Mania is sweeping the South Shore?) Or maybe you have heard of Cheepie, Basil and Eihwaz, the budgies from Bridgewater? Did you ever wonder if there is a connection between Robin Williams and Lunenburg? Or would you like to try a new recipe for Lemon Lacies?

Find all these stories and more here on our June stories page.


Check out this month’s print issue, online

For those who can’t enjoy the print experience, read this complimentary PDF from anywhere in the world.


As long as copies stay on shelves, you can find our print edition at these locations:

Fancy Pants Cafe, Bridgewater

Firkenstein Brewing, Bridgewater

King Street Beer Company, Bridgewater

Fancy Pants Express (LCLC), Bridgewater

Chester’s Café, Chester

Kiwi Café, Chester

LaHave Bakery, LaHave

Block Shop Books, Lunenburg

Elizabeth’s Books, Lunenburg

Laughing Whale Cafe, Lunenburg

Lunenburg Bound, Lunenburg

Lunenburg Farmer’s Market, Lunenburg

Lunenburg Library, Lunenburg

No. 9 Cafe, Lunenburg

The Knot Pub, Lunenburg

The Barn, Mahone Bay

Famous Town Pie Shop, Mahone Bay

Petite Riviere General Store, Petite Riviere

Rose Bay General Store, Rose Bay

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Invitation to contribute

We are always eager to welcome new contributors who want to share in our mission to shine a light on Lunenburg County. If you want to write local news, humour, history, or have an opinion to share – please reach out.

Additionally, if you represent a community group seeking a platform to share updates, consider the Barnacle! We want to connect you with our readers. Email editor@thebarnacle.ca and we will get back to you.


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