Municipality of the District of Lunenburg

Lunenburg, officially named the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, is a district municipality in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Statistics Canada classifies the district municipality as a municipal district.

Lunenburg surrounds the towns of Bridgewater, Lunenberg, and Mahone Bay, which are incorporated separately and not part of the district municipality.

Lunenburg
Municipality of the District of Lunenburg
Official seal of Lunenburg

Seal
Location of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg
Location of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg
Coordinates: 44°26′00″N 064°35′57″W / 44.43333°N 64.59917°WCoordinates: 44°26′00″N 064°35′57″W / 44.43333°N 64.59917°W
CountryCanada
ProvinceNova Scotia
CountyLunenburg
Founded1783
IncorporatedApril 17, 1879
Municipal SeatBridgewater
Government
 • TypeLunenburg Municipal Council
 • MayorCarolyn Bolivar-Getson
 • Deputy MayorClaudette Garland[1]
Area
 • Land1,759.59 km2 (679.38 sq mi)
Population
(2016)[3]
 • Total24,863
 • Change 2011-16
Decrease1.0%
 • Census ranking
173 of 4,870
Electoral districts
 • FederalSouth Shore—St. Margarets
 • ProvincialLunenburg / Lunenburg West
Time zoneUTC−04:00 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−03:00 (ADT)
Dwellings13,392
Median Income*$45,088 CDN
WebsiteOfficial website
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

Demographics

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg recorded a population of 24,863 living in 11,010 of its 14,038 total private dwellings, a change of −1% from its 2011 population of 25,118. With a land area of 1,759.59 km2 (679.38 sq mi), it had a population density of 14.1/km2 (36.6/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
198124,592—    
198625,196+2.5%
199125,720+2.1%
199625,949+0.9%
200125,570−1.5%
200625,164−1.6%
201125,118−0.2%
201624,863−1.0%
[4]
Mother tongue language (2006)[5]
Language Population Pct (%)
English only 24,510 97.92%
Other languages 275 1.10%
French only 225 0.90%
Both English and French 20 0.08%

See also

References

  1. ^ "Meet the Council". Municipality of the District of Lunenburg. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  2. ^ 2011 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Lunenburg Municipal District, Nova Scotia
  3. ^ a b "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Nova Scotia)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 12, 2017.
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
  5. ^ 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Lunenburg Municipal District, Nova Scotia

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Caledonia Junction, Nova Scotia

Caledonia Junction is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in Municipality of the District of Lunenburg.

Carolyn Bolivar-Getson

Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (born February 10, 1964) is a Canadian politician. She represented the electoral district of Lunenburg West in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 2003 to 2009 as a member of the Progressive Conservatives.Born in 1964 at Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Bolivar-Getson graduated from Saint Mary's University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. She owned and operated a general store in Newcombville. In 1997, she was elected as a municipal councillor in Lunenburg County.Bolivar-Getson entered provincial politics in the 2003 election, winning the Lunenburg West riding. In August 2003, she was appointed to the Executive Council of Nova Scotia as Minister of Human Resources, Minister responsible for the Public Service Commission, and Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women Act. When Rodney MacDonald took over as premier in February 2006, he named Bolivar-Getson as Minister of Environment and Labour.Following her re-election in 2006, Bolivar-Getson was shuffled to Minister of Immigration. She was given an additional role in cabinet in September 2007 when she was named the first Minister of Seniors. In October 2007, Bolivar-Getson was dropped as Minister of Immigration, retaining roles in cabinet as Minister of Human Resources, Minister of Seniors, and Minister of Emergency Management. In January 2009, Bolivar-Getson was named Minister of Natural Resources. In the 2009 election, Bolivar-Getson was defeated by New Democrat Gary Ramey.In 2012, Bolivar-Getson returned to municipal politics, winning a council seat in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg.In April 2016, Bolivar-Getson announced she would run for mayor of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg in the 2016 municipal election. On October 15, Bolivar-Getson was elected mayor, defeating Tom Lockwood by 154 votes. Bolivar-Getson was sworn in on November 1, replacing Don Downe.

Conquerall Bank, Nova Scotia

Conquerall Bank is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg in Lunenburg County. The community was involved with the Chesapeake Affair during the American Civil War.

In 1967 the citizens of the community incorporated a volunteer fire department as their centennial project.

Since October 2000, the municipal representation is under councillor Martin Bell.

Don Downe

Donald Richard Downe (born 1951) is a farmer and political figure in Nova Scotia, Canada. He represented Lunenburg West in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1993 to 2003 as a Liberal member.

Hebb's Cross, Nova Scotia

Hebb's Cross is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg in Lunenburg County on Highway 103 about seven miles south-southwest of Bridgewater, between Hebbville and Italy Cross.

Kingsburg, Nova Scotia

Kingsburg is a village in Nova Scotia, Canada. The community is approximately 130 kilometers from Halifax Regional Municipality, 30 kilometers from Bridgewater and 25 kilometers from Lunenburg and now primarily a summer vacation and weekend getaway destination.

Kingsburg features two large beaches, Hirtle's Beach and Kingsburg Beach. There is also a protected cape which features hiking trails called Gaff Point. Kingsburg has three large and two smaller ponds that are used for swimming.

List of lakes of Nova Scotia

This is a list of lakes in Nova Scotia.

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Lunenburg is a port town in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Situated on the province's South Shore, Lunenburg is located on the Fairhaven Peninsula at the western side of Mahone Bay. The town is approximately 90 kilometres southwest of the county boundary with the Halifax Regional Municipality.

The town was established by the four founding fathers, Patrick Sutherland, Dettlieb Christopher Jessen, John Creighton and Jean-Baptiste Moreau during Father Le Loutre's War, four years after Halifax was established. The town was one of the first British attempts to settle Protestants in Nova Scotia intended to displace Mi'kmaq and Acadian Catholics. British settlement posed a lasting, grave and certain threat to Mi'kmaq's control over their traditional territorial borders of Mi'kma'ki within Wabanaki. Considering that British conditions for peace required surrender of Mi'kmaq sovereignty to the Crown, Wabanaki groups raided Lunenburg nine times in the early years of the settlement in an attempt to reclaim their loss.

The historic town was designated a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site in 1995. This designation ensures protection for much of Lunenburg's unique architecture and civic design, being the best example of planned British colonial settlement in Canada. The historic core of the town is also a National Historic Site of Canada.

Middle LaHave, Nova Scotia

Middle LaHave is a small village in Nova Scotia, Canada. The community is located in the Lunenburg Municipal District in Lunenburg County.

Middle LaHave features the narrowest and widest parts of the LaHave River. Which, in the past, made Middle LaHave a major community along the river. The community draws electricity from both the Riverport Electric Light Commission as well as NS Power and also shares both Riverport and Bridgewater telephone exchanges. It has a diverse terrain from low-lying areas to the rolling hills of the Bare Hills area. There are two churches serving the community, being Anglican and United. The third church was closed in 2005, later sold and renovated and officially reopened in 2011 as St. Mark's Place, a privately owned entertainment facility available for community use.

Nova Scotia Route 332

Route 332 is a collector road in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It is located in Lunenburg County, connecting Bridgewater at Trunk 3 with Lunenburg at Trunk 3. It is commonly referred to residences as Riverport Road as the village appears on all major road signage in the county.

Riverport, Nova Scotia

Riverport is a village in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada. The harbour of Ritcey Cove is free from shoals and safe from every wind, considered one of the finest in North America. Riverport is a five-minute drive to several public beaches including Hirtle's Beach, Kingsburg Beach, Oxner Beach, Rose Bay Beach and Spindler Beach.

Rose Bay, Nova Scotia

Rose Bay is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, in Lunenburg County.

Somerset, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia

Somerset is a rural community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg.

Southern Nova Scotia

Southern Nova Scotia or the South Shore is a region of Nova Scotia, Canada. The area has no formal identity and is variously defined by geographic, county and other political boundaries. Statistics Canada, defines Southern Nova Scotia as an economic region, composed of Lunenburg County, Queens County, Shelburne County, Yarmouth County, and Digby County. According to Statistics Canada, the region had the highest decrease of population in Canada from 2009 to 2010, with a -10.2% growth rate per thousand. The region also has the second highest median age in Canada at 47.1 years old.

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