Notice: Noise By-Law Exemption for Dexter Construction Co. Ltd.

The Barrington Municipal Council at their meeting held October 11, 2016 granted Dexter Construction Co. Ltd. an exemption from the Noise By-law in order to extend the existing breakwater and groyne located at Stoney Island.

Dexter Construction Co. Ltd. has been contracted by Public Works and Government Services Canada to carry out this work. To perform this work Dexter Construction must occasionally work with the low tide cycles which will involve operations normally restricted by the Noise By-law. The company anticipates commencing work on November 1, 2016 with an anticipated completion date of May 30, 2017.

Dexter Construction Co. Ltd has assured us that they will be taking all reasonable measures to keep noise levels to a minimum when performing night operations.

Your patience and understanding in this matter would be appreciated.

RFP - Installation of Barrington River Trail Bridge

Request for Proposal Number MoDB-1612
Installation of Barrington River Trail Bridge

Sealed Request for Proposals addressed to:

Rob Frost
Chief Administrative Officer
Municipality of the District of Barrington
PO Box 100
Hwy 2447
Barrington, NS
B0W 1E0

marked MoDB RFP-1612 “RFP – Installation of Barrington River Trail Bridge"
will be received until 2:00pm on November 10, 2016.

 Full Details Here

  pdf Addendum 1 (711 KB)

October Council Meeting - Rescheduled to Oct. 28th

The Municipality of the District of Barrington will not be holding their regular council meeting on October 24th, and therefore it will not air on Eastlink TV next week.

A Special council meeting is planned for October 28th at 7PM,  which will be aired on Eastlink on Thursday, November 3, at 8:00 p.m. 

Home Warming Program

HomeWarming offers no-charge energy assessments and home upgrades to eligible Nova Scotians.

It’s important  that everyone benefits from energy efficiency, regardless of income. That’s why Homewarming offers a no-charge energy assessment and home upgrades to income-qualified homeowners.

If they discover that upgrades like draft-proofing and insulation will help reduce your heating and power bills, they will install the upgrades at absolutely no cost to you. (Seriously – if you qualify, it’s really not too good to be true.)


For more information on this program, visit their website here

Municipal Elections 2016 Results

Election 2016

Municipality of the District of Barrington – Election 2016
Number of Votes Result
District 1
George El-Jakl N/A Acclaimed

District 2
Murray Atkinson 270 Elected
Cecil Swimm 161

District 3
Joel Goreham 73
Shaun Hatfield 388 Elected

District 4
Eddie Nickerson 364 Elected
Cecil O'Donnell 138

District 5
Jody Crook 262 Elected
Tricia Newell 75




The Municipality of the District of Barrington will hold an Election on October 15, 2016 for Municipal Councillor, and School Board Member, as it applies in each district.



In order to vote in a municipal election in Nova Scotia you must meet the following requirements:

have turned 18 years of age on or before first advance polling day in the election (October 6th 2016).

be a Canadian citizen

have lived in Nova Scotia since April 6th 2016 or earlier

have lived in the municipality in which you intend to vote on since the first advance polling day (October 6th 2016)

If you meet all of these requirements, you can vote. University and college students must decide whether they consider their family home, or the place they live for school their ordinary residence, and vote in that place. Students who have not lived in Nova Scotia prior to April 6th 2016 are ineligible to vote.


Advance Polls

Advance Polls being held on October 8th and 11th are open to all electors, excluding those voting by Proxy.

October 8 - 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
October 11 - 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location - Court Room in the Municipal Administration Building 2447 Highway 3, Barrington


District 1

George El Jakl - Acclaimed 

District 2 Candidates 

Murray Atkinson

Cecil Swimm

District 3 Candidates

Joel Goreham

Shaun Hatfield

District 4 Candidates

Eddie Nickerson

Cecil O'Donnell

District 5 Candidates

Jody Crook

Tricia Newell

Tri County Regional School Board

Andrea Huskilson-Townsend - Acclaimed


District Polling Stations

2A Barrington Ground Search & Rescue - 3329 Highway 3, Barrington Passage

Div 2 A is comprised of the following communities; Bear Point, Atwoods Brook, Doctor’s Cove, Barrington Passage. {All voters who reside from Bear Point to the Sherose Island turn off,(but not including) the Sherose Island.}

2B Municipality of Barrington - Courthouse -2447, Hwy 3, Barrington

Div B is comprised of the following communities: Barrington Passage, starting at and including Sherose Island and all residences in an easterly direction of Sherose Island, Brass Hill, Barrington West and Oak Park, ( beginning at the intersection of Hwy 103 and Oak Park Rd. and ending at civic # 159 Oak Park Rd.

2C Bayside Home (Mobile) - 96 Bayside Drive, Brass Hill


3A Island & Barrington Passage Fire Hall - 1081 Hwy 330, Centreville, CSI

Div 3 A is comprised of the following communities; Northeast Point and Centerville

3B Newelton Communtiy Hall - 1822 Hwy330, Newellton

 Div3 B is comprised of the following communities: Newellton and West Head.


4A Stoney Island Community Hall - 1277 Stoney Island

Div4 A is comprised of the following communities: Clam Point, Stoney Island.

4B Evergreen Cemetery Hall - Hawk Point Rd.

 Div4 B is comprised of the following communities: South Side, Lower Clarks Harbour and The Hawk


5A Forest Ridge Academy

Div 5A is comprised of the following communities; Barrington (starting at civic # 160 Oak Park Rd and ending at the intersection of Oak Park Rd and Riverhear Rd), Riverhead, Oak Park, Coffinscroft and Villagedale.

5B Port LaTour Baptist Church - 3201 Port LaTour Road, Port La Tour

Div 5B is comprised of the following communities: Port LaTour, Upper Port LaTour, Reynoldscroft, Smithville, Baccaro, East and West Baccaro.

5C Port Clyde Fire Hall - 285 Port La Tour Road, Port Clyde

 Div 5C is comprised of the following communities; Goose Lake, Clyde River, Lower and Upper Clyde River, Port Clyde, Thomasville, Cape Negro and Blanche.


Polls are open on "Ordinary Poll" Day from 8am - 7pm

Sat, October  8 Advance MOB Courthouse 12am - 8 pm

Tues October 11 Advance Poll -  MOB Courthouse 12am - 8pm