Tuesday 7 April 2020

First responders pay tribute to firefighter battling cancer

It was a surprise of epic proportions for a respected volunteer firefighter in hospital waging a war against an aggressive...

Monday 6 April 2020

Long-standing public servant Donald Zwicker dies

Lunenburg County has lost one of its longest serving and most active members of public service.

Donald Murray Zwicker, 84, of...

Monday 6 April 2020

Authorities seek help solving liquor store theft

The police need help solving a liquor store theft in the eastern end of Lunenburg County.

Authorities are working to try...

Friday 3 April 2020

Municipality starts public engagement portal

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg (MODL) sped up establishing a new public engagement online portal as the local...

Friday 3 April 2020

Former civic politician Barbara Zwicker dies

A “formidable force” in the Town of Lunenburg, Barbara Zwicker, a recipient of both the Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden and...

Friday 3 April 2020

Emergency crews part of medical first response program adjust to pandemic-prompted changes

Some senior volunteer fire department leadership on the South Shore back the province’s ambulance service’s recent decision to adjust emergency...

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Friday 3 April 2020

Cape Islander runs aground, leaks fuel, near Lunenburg

Emergency crews dealt with a fuel leak from a 14-metre Cape Islander vessel that ran aground near Lunenburg.

Volunteer firefighters were...

Thursday 2 April 2020

Revered promoter of the arts in Lunenburg has died

Dr. Harold Pearse, a much revered member of the Lunenburg arts community, has died.

The chair of the Lunenburg Folk Harbour...

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Thursday 2 April 2020

COVID-19 steers local businesses onto information highway

Like others across the province, businesses and services in Lunenburg and Queens are scrambling to meet the challenges posed by...

Wednesday 1 April 2020

Local MP offers message of reassurance concerning cabinet portfolio

Fisheries Minister and South Shore-St. Margaret's MP Bernadette Jordan offered reassurance concerning the handling of her federal mandate in the...

Wednesday 1 April 2020

Authorities seek assistance finding stolen truck

Police are seeking the public’s help in trying to find a black 2005 Ford F-350 that went missing from a...

Tuesday 31 March 2020

Municipality donates cash to local food banks

Local food banks impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are getting a financial boost from the Municipality of the District of...

Friday 27 March 2020

Regional emergency management officials monitoring COVID-19 situation

Professionals with emergency management expertise are keeping tabs on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The coordinator overseeing Lunenburg County, for example,...

Friday 27 March 2020

Bridgewater’s Service Canada centre changes process of providing assistance

In-person Service Canada centres, such as the one off Dufferin Street in Bridgewater, are closing amid the COVID-19 crisis, switching...

Thursday 26 March 2020

COVID-19 pandemic prompts changes at Bridgewater hospital walk-in clinic

Patients seeking care via the walk-in clinic at the Bridgewater hospital can no longer just walk in.

Starting March 26, the...

Tuesday 24 March 2020

Municipality of Lunenburg closes local parks, most trails

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg (MODL) is moving to keep people from gathering outside to help stop the...

Tuesday 24 March 2020

An open letter to our LighthouseNOW and Advocate family and our community from Sean and Crystal Murray

To: Advocate Family & Our Community

We care deeply about community. In recent days, we been inspired by the rise of...

Friday 20 March 2020

Province offers more support as economic turmoil roils Nova Scotia

Another day, another set of aggressive packages from the provincial government designed to help keep the economy churning through the...

Friday 20 March 2020

Positivity helps Bridgewater woman through kidney transplant surgery, recovery

A few months post-kidney transplant, Melinda Naugler, a seasoned musician, knows there's inspiration to be found on her journey battling...

Friday 20 March 2020

New presumptive case of COVID-19 identified in N.S.

Nova Scotia has a 15th case of COVID-19, according to the provincial Department of Health and Wellness on March 20.

The...

Thursday 19 March 2020

Nova Scotia government announces more money to fight virus even as it warns of its continued spread

Dr. Robert Strang, the chief medical officer for the province, continued to warn of the potential of the spread of...

Thursday 19 March 2020

COVID-19 cases continue to increase

Northern Nova Scotia remains the only area of the province free of COVID-19, as the provincial government announced on March...

Thursday 19 March 2020

Chester announces action, programs to help the community through the pandemic

The Municipality of Chester (MOC) council said it has earmarked relief funding to help area residents, nonprofit organizations and businesses...

Wednesday 18 March 2020

New, stringent measures come to N.S. as COVID-19 cases spread

As the number of cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia jumped from seven to 12 (three confirmed, nine presumptive), the...

Wednesday 18 March 2020

Five new presumptive COVID-19 cases in N.S.; northern N.S. only region free of COVID-19 currently

Nova Scotia now has three confirmed cases and nine presumptive cases of COVID-19, according to the Nova Scotia Government.

Five new...

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