The Barnacle team will be away at sea for the month of July, check back in August for our next print issue!

Volume 2, Issue 2 is here!

While Lucy the Lobster in Barrington made Canadian headlines for seeing her shadow and predicting a longer winter, The Barnacle has learned from the source that New Ross’ unofficial mascot Twig The Elf did not, when the pair met in a major crossover event this month.

(Photo: New Ross Regional Development Society, Facebook)

We can’t always predict the future with accuracy, but we can always celebrate the present moment – and we will. For the second February ever, The Barnacle is here with more hyperlocal stories to keep you connected and entertained.

Thank you for making it possible, and as always – we want to hear from you. If you have a special event you want to spread the word on, you want to tell everyone about a great local volunteer, or just feel like expressing yourself in our pages: email us at, and we will work with you to make it happen!

Jesse Ward, Editor-in-chief

In Memoriam

We have experienced the loss of beloved community members in the last month.

Pamela Segger, Executive and Artistic Director of the Lunenburg Doc Fest, passed away at home in Mahone Bay on January 22, 2024. Tributes have poured out for Segger who was a founder of the festival. Segger received Screen Nova Scotia’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2023.

Mike W. Zinck, President of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home and local volunteer, passed away on January 30, 2024 in Lunenburg. The Town of Lunenburg announced a special message from Mayor Jamie Myra remembering Zinck.

Our deepest condolences go out to their families, friends, and all who knew them.

The Return of The Barnacle Crossword

After a brief hiatus in January, we welcome February with a new crossword.

Say hello to our new Puzzle Editor, Clare Heggie!

Clare is a health researcher, PhD student, and avid NYT crossword solver living in Cherry Hill, originally from Halifax.

Vol. 2, Issue 2 Stories

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