60 Pleasant Street, Bridgewater, NS, B4V 3X9
Tel: 902-543-4651 Fax: 902-543-6876
Emergency After Hours Tel: 902-543-5142

The Whimsical Children’s Store -- Donations needed

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The Whimsical Children’s Store is in need of donations of gently used items that a child 4 to 10 years old might like to purchase for a parent, sibling, relative or loved one.

If you would like to donate such items please bring them to the ARK at 655 King Street in Bridgewater, Monday to Friday between 9 am and 3 pm.

The Whimsical Children’s Store is a unique Christmas shopping experience designed with kids in mind. With the help of volunteers, children shop amongst gingerbread houses, miniature Christmas trees, gingerbread kids and gumdrops to purchase gifts that will amaze, wow or even cause the gift recipient to howl with laughter. What makes the experience so unique is that only the child knows what’s under the wrapping, provided of course that they can keep a secret.

This year the Whimsical Children’s Store is Saturday December 3rd at the Michelin Social Club, from 10 am to 2 pm. Admission is a donation to the Food Bank.

Brought to you by: Bridgewater Christmas on the LaHave Committee, the Skilled Trades and Exploration Program (STEP) at Park View Education Centre, the Michelin Social Club, the ARK on King Street, product donors and volunteers.

Open Spaces Walk

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Energize your business!

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Is your business or organization interested in smart energy solutions?

The Bridgewater Energy Partnership will offer practical workshops, information, and project opportunities related to everything from renewables to energy efficiency, to emerging markets. Be part of the solution, and realize the benefits of smart energy for your organization and your community.

The Partnership launches on Tuesday, September 27, at NSCC, so join the Partnership today! RSVP required to attend the workshop. See www.EnergizeBridgewater.ca/partnership for more info or contact Leon de Vreede at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 902-541-4390

Positive response to dry well challenges in Lunenburg County

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REMO: Positive response to dry well challenges in Lunenburg County


September 21, 2016

A friend in need is a friend indeed, and there’s perhaps no better example of that than the response to the recent near-draught conditions seen across the five partner municipalities under the umbrella of Lunenburg County’s Regional Emergency Management Organization (REMO).

While three municipalities within REMO (the Town of Bridgewater, Town of Lunenburg, and Town of Mahone Bay) do not have a shortage of water supply, many residents in the two other partners units – the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg (MODL) and the Municipality of the District of Chester (MODC) – are coping with dwindling water supplies resulting from the extremely dry conditions.

In keeping with its “neighbor helping neighbor” policy, REMO has worked to help established some self-serve water refilling stations and free shower facilities for residents of rural areas who may find themselves with dry wells and challenging conditions.

Heather MacKenzie-Carey, the Lunenburg County REMO Coordinator, said that the response from all three towns, a number of businesses, and provincial bodies to supply help to rural neighbors has been a beacon of community spirit, cooperation, and hope.

“This has been a really great example of government and business partnerships working well to quickly address community issues,” she said.

For a list of available resources go to: www.modl.ca and www.chester.ca, or follow @RegionalEMO on Twitter, or see the attached list below.

You can also help REMO to track dry wells by filling out the survey on the MODL and MODC websites or by calling your local municipal office.

For more information, contact:

Heather MacKenzie-Carey
Regional Emergency Management Coordinator- Lunenburg Co.
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902 543-8650

List of Resource Sites

Mahone Bay Marina and Wharf
684 Main St. Mahone Bay water container refill at wharf tap
Showers 9am-9pm (bring personal soap, towels etc)

Grave’s Island Provincial Park
230 Graves Island Road Chester
Sunday thru Thursday 10am-8pm
Water refill & showers available (check in at registration office)

Rissers Beach Provinical Park
5366 Hwy 331, Crescent Beach
Water refill tap & showers available
Sunday thru Thursday 10am-8pm
(check in at registration desk)

Sites Added Sept. 16, 2016

Lunenburg County Lifestyle Center (LCLC)
135 North Park St.
Showers & drinking water bottle refill
(Register at guest services counter)

Shipyard’s Landing
210 King St.
Self-serve water bottle refilling station

TIR Hebbville Base
469 Jubilee Road
Monday- Friday 7:00am-4:30pm
Water container refilling

Lunenburg Board of Trade Campground
11 Blockhouse Hill Road
Town of Lunenburg
Self-serve water container refilling

Michelin Social Club
221 Logan Road Bridgewater
Showers & drinking water bottle refill
During normal hours of operation www.michelinsocialclub.com

Please note, for all sites, water refill is for residential use only (no bulk trucks). Residents must supply and fill their own containers and bring any personal care shower supplies required.

Town of Bridgewater, LCLC offer reliable drinking water, showers to those enduring water shortage

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Town of Bridgewater, LCLC offer reliable drinking water, showers to those enduring water shortage

September 16, 2016


The Town of Bridgewater, the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre (LCLC), and REMO are working together to help make sure the residents of Lunenburg County have access to safe, secure drinking water and a place to take a shower as extremely dry conditions persist across our region.

Mayor David Walker said on Friday morning that while the Town's water supply remains at an acceptable level, there's recognition that residents in rural areas of the county are struggling with well water levels.

"Bridgewater is ready to help those in need," he said. "The Town will be setting up a residential water-filling station at Shipyards Landing utilizing a two-tap, free-standing panel that was originally built for the Growing Green Sustainability Festival three years ago."

The filling station is for residential use only and will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., beginning on Friday afternoon. Residents should bring and be prepared to fill their own containers.

Meanwhile, for residents of the county who lack the well water to have a shower, Andrew Tanner, the chairman of the LCLC's Board of Directors, said that the facility's showers will be available to the public daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

"For anyone coming in to use the showers at the LCLC, we just ask that you bring your own towels, soap and personal care supplies," Mr. Tanner said. "All you have to do is check in with our Guest Services desk in the Galleria upon your arrival."

The LCLC also has a water-filling station that is designed for smaller, hand-held sport bottles for individual users. Anyone needing to fill a larger container is asked to use the water-filling station at Shipyards Landing.

Vital info:

Shipyards Landing
Water-filling station
Located at 210 King Street
Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre
Showers and personal bottle-filling station
Located at 135 North Park Street in Bridgewater
Open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily

For more information, please contact:

David Walker
Mayor, Town of Bridgewater

Andrew Tanner
Chairman, Lunenburg County Multipurpose Centre Board

Heather Mackenzie-Carey
REMO Coordinator

Voluntary watering ban in parts of Bridgewater

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From the Public Service Commission of Bridgewater

Due to water system upgrades currently underway and excessively dry conditions, THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF BRIDGEWATER requests residences serviced by the Westside Boosted Zone limit water consumption to essential usage, and specifically refrain from watering lawns and washing cars.

The voluntary water ban is requested for the month of August if you live in the area of:

- Desbrisay Drive

- Olympiad Avenue

- Pinecrest Boulevard

- Sunset Avenue

- Cresthaven Court

- Jubilee Road, from Desbrisay Drive to Olympiad Avenue

- and Smith Avenue, from Desbrisay Drive to Olympiad Avenue

The voluntary watering ban is needed in order to relieve demand on the system to reduce the possibility of an interruption in water service.

The Public Service Commission regrets any inconvenience this may cause our customers.

Proposed BID initiative for King Street defeated

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Proposed BID initiative for King Street defeated

August 3, 2016

BRIDGEWATER – The votes have been tabulated and a proposal to establish a Business Improvement District in Bridgewater has been defeated.

Town Council had formally greenlit the voting process on a proposal to introduce a levy on commercial properties and establish a Business Improvement District in the King Street area on May 30.

The request came from the Business Improvement District (BID) Steering Committee, which has been working with the Bridgewater Development Association and Town staff for more than two years on a BID proposal.

A total of 68 ballots were received, with 23 ballots cast in favour of the BID proposal and area rate levy, while 45 were cast against the proposal.

Voter turnout was approximately 40 per cent, as some 170 commercial property and business owners in the downtown core were eligible to vote.

A report from Town staff will go to Bridgewater Town Council at the August 8 regular Town Council meeting.

Public Consultations -- South Shore-St.Margarets

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Bernadette Jordan, the Member of Parliament for South Shore-St. Margarets, would like to invite you to any of the public consultations/town halls that are being hosted in the upcoming weeks. Each town hall has a particular area of focus, and discussions and questions about any of the work under the Federal portfolio will be welcomed. Topics include Climate change, Employment Insurance Services, Electoral Reform and Canada Post.

For more information on location, dates and times, please see the attached poster.

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Town Hall meeting on cliamte change

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Energize Bridgewater is pleased to host a town hall meeting on climate change at Discover Bridgewater, located at 557 King Street, on Thursday, August 4.

The event is open to residents of Lunenburg County and surrounding area.

There are two sessions scheduled, the first at 4 p.m. and a second at 5:30 p.m.

Drop on by and, while you're in the neighbourhood, support some of our local King Street businesses!

We invite you to share this message!

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Water Rate Changes - Information

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Please see the notice below from the Bridgewater Public Service Commission on water rate changes, effective as of July 1, 2016.

Water Notice 2016 Draft Revised

South Shore Regional School Board - Meeting Cancellation Notice

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SPECIAL BOARD MEETINGS scheduled for Board discussion and decision on May 19th, and May 24th have been CANCELLED at this time.

The South Shore Regional School Board has decided to pause the Bridgewater and Park View families of school School Review Process.

The Board will work with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, to appoint an external consultant to review the process to ensure policy and procedures have been followed in the School Options Committee working sessions.  It is hoped that the work of the consultant will be completed in a timely manner and that the board can resume discussions and make a decision in the fall.

For further updates/information please visit www.ssrsb.ca or follow ssrsb on twitter @southshore RSB.


Facade Public Info Open House (2)

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There will be an Information Meeting held on Thursday, May 5, regarding the Town of Bridgewater’s newly announced commitment to the creation of a Façade Improvement Program.

The meeting will take place beginning at 8 a.m. and run until 10 a.m. in the Committee Room of Town Hall, located on the second floor at 60 Pleasant Street in Bridgewater.

Recently, Bridgewater Town Council endorsed the concept of a Bridgewater Façade Improvement program, designed to augment buildings in the King Street Architectural Control Area, located in the community’s downtown core.

Pending Council’s official budget approval for the project in May, the program will be administered and overseen through the formation of a Façade Improvement Society. The Society’s Board of Directors will be responsible for reviewing applications and selecting the projects that best fit the objectives of the program.

Anyone with questions about the Façade Improvement Program or an interest in serving on the Society’s Board of Directors is encouraged to attend the meeting.



We're no strangers to severe weather events here in Atlantic Canada. Hurricane season, which runs from June through the end of November annually, and the nor'easter weather  bombs of the winter months often make life challenging.Here you can find information that can be especially helpful for you leading up to, during, and after the storm. We've included quick links to the latest Environment Canada forecast and warnings for the Bridgewater area, the Nova Scotia Power outage map, and some additional helpful links from the Nova Scotia Emergency Management Office on how to prepare to weather the storm for 72 hours (or more).

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