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News Release - Water Concerns

NEWS RELEASE
Municipality of the District of Barrington
P.O. Box 100
Barrington, N.S.
B0W 1E0

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Rob Frost, CAO
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Telephone: (902) 637-2015
August 26, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Water Concerns

The Municipality of the District of Barrington has heard from a number of residents who are dealing with a lack of water due to the extreme dry conditions that we have been facing this summer. Although the Municipality does not provide, or have access to, a registered water source, Council and staff are investigating how we can assist those with the greatest need.

We are currently developing a list of those that are without water, and are having difficulty in getting water due to financial or logistical issues. If you, or someone you know, are without water please have them email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or call (902 637-2015) the Municipality to provide us with the details of your current situation. Please provide your name, address, details of the number of people in the household, current water situation, how you are currently addressing the situation, and contact info.

Council recognizes that without a substantial amount of rain in the coming weeks that this situation will only worsen, and are taking action to do what we can to assist.
Council and staff would also ask that you check on your friends and neighbours, especially those most vulnerable, to ensure that everyone is finding access to drinking water.

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Waterfront Development Park Officially Named

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On August 22, 2016, the Barrington Municipal Council approved the naming of the new park/boardwalk development in Barrington Passage, near the Cape Sable Island Causeway.

Council had recommended running an online contest to name the new park development. Through the Municipal Facebook pages, the public was asked to suggest a name for the park. Over 60 name suggestions were submitted through this process. On Monday evening, Council agreed the new name would be Island View Park.

Council would like to thank everyone who participated in the naming contest, and would like to congratulate Prudence Blades, Christine Nickerson, Amanda Rhyno and David Hibbs Nickerson who all suggested Island View Park.

An official opening of the park will be held once the park is completed.

Travel Restrictions Lifted for Mainland Nova Scotia

NATURAL RESOURCES--Travel Restrictions Lifted for Mainland Nova Scotia

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Restrictions on travel and activities within the woods announced last week have been lifted for mainland Nova Scotia. Travel restrictions for Cape Breton were lifted on Aug. 15.

"After plenty of hard work by firefighters and the good fortune of rainfall, we are now able to safely open the woods to travel," said Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines. "I want to thank Nova Scotians again for their co-operation and understanding while these restrictions were in place.

"I realize it has been a challenging week and we are very appreciative of the patience and concern people have demonstrated across the province."

People are able to enjoy the woods and trails, but are encouraged to take necessary precautions, and to check the burning restrictions map at www.novascotia.ca/burnsafe .

The section of Trunk 8 near Maitland Bridge, Annapolis Co., that has been closed since last week is now open but drivers are advised to be aware of emergency vehicles still along the highway.

The province will continue to provide updates until the remaining wildfires that are being patrolled are out. Updates can be found at www.novascotia.ca/nsfire .

South Side Ballfield to be Renamed

There will be a renaming ceremony at the South Side Ballfield on August 17, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

The South Side Ballfield will be renamed the B.E. Blades Memorial Ballfield in recognition of Basil Blades. 

A ceremonial ball game to commence the unvieling of the sign. 

Everyone is welcome to attend. 

Notice: Municipal Restrictions Due to Wildfires

Due to the number of wildfires in Nova Scotia, the Province has taken measures to prevent additional fires by restricting travel and activities within the woods.

All trails located within the Municipality of Barrington have been closed.

This restriction also applies to access to camp site leases issued by the Municipality.

Should additional information or clarification be required, please do not hesitate to contact the Municipal Office at 902 637-2015.