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!

I often get asked how we make The Barnacle happen each month. Like clockwork, our editorial team meets on Sunday nights around Issie’s kitchen table and we hash out how we can make the next issue bigger and better. And I could chalk our success up to the amazing efforts of this team that researches, writes and edits, but it’s just not true.

In reality, this is a massive community effort. The resurgence of print media and local news coverage is only possible if and when a community rallies behind it. In our case, over 50 volunteers have consistently donated time and expertise to make each issue happen.

Like Jessie Mclaughlin. Jessie is not only an incredible baker at No. 9 Coffee but also a talented illustrator. She really helped us find our branding and illustrative voice. Much of the early look we established was thanks to her work!

We love our volunteers and are so thankful that the little newspaper that could is supported by such a wide community.

If you believe in what we’re doing, the easiest way to support us is through a monthly donation. Even $3/month makes a huge difference in delivery quality, reliable news.

Election Central at thebarnacle.ca has all you need for municipal elections in Lunenburg County this fall

This October, the people of Lunenburg County will cast their votes for 39 municipal officials. These votes will determine the leadership and priorities of our municipalities for the next four years.

The Lunenburg Barnacle is here to keep Bridgewavians, Chesterites, Mahone Bayers, MODLers and Lunenburgers informed on all developments surrounding the upcoming October 19 municipal election with this page, Barnacle Election Central.

Curious about how your municipality votes? Get all the info at: https://www.thebarnacle.ca/election/

Vol. 2, Issue 5 Stories




Barnacle Election Central: Lunenburg County Votes 2024

Visit Barnacle Election Central at https://www.thebarnacle.ca/election/ to see our most up-to-date list of election stories beyond what you see listed on this page.

Check out this month’s print issue, online

Did someone already snag the last issue out of the Barnacle Box in front of Rascal’s Burrito Bar? For those who can’t enjoy the print experience, read this complimentary PDF from anywhere in the world.

Find us in print

We are distributing to the following locations over the morning and afternoon of May 9. Due to logistics we are delivering to locations south of the LaHave on the morning of May 10. You can find us in print while supplies last.

  • Bridgewater
    • Fancy Pants Cafe
    • Fancy Pants Express
    • The Barn in Bridgewater
    • Rascal’s Burrito Bar
  • LaHave
    • LaHave Bakery
    • Petite General Store
    • Ploughman’s Lunch
  • Lunenburg
    • Block Shop Books
    • Elizabeth’s Books
    • Laughing Whale Cafe
    • Lunenburg Bound Books
    • Lunenburg Farmers Market
    • Lunenburg Library
    • No. 9 Coffee
    • *New* Pearl’s Vintage & Thrift
  • Mahone Bay
    • Blockhouse Farmer’s Market
    • Chicory Blue
    • Famous Town Pie Shop
    • The Barn
  • Rose Bay
    • Rose Bay General Store
  • Schnares Crossing
    • Hungry Traveler Cafe


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