Accessibility Advisory Committee Student Vacancy

The Terms of Reference for the AAC were recently amended to include a dedicated position for a student on the Committee.

At least one half of the committee’s membership must have a disability or represent an organization that represents people with disabilities. A disability includes a physical, mental intellectual, learning or sensory impairment including an episodic disability—that, in interaction with a barrier, hinders an individual’s full and effective participation in society.

The purpose of the AAC is to provide advice to Council on identifying, preventing and eliminating barriers to people with disabilities in municipal programs, services, initiatives and facilities.

Since this appointment is for a two year term a Grade 11 student would be preferred.

For a full description of the Terms of Reference, please contact the Municipal Office or visit our website. Interested candidates should send in their application to

Recreation Centre Sod-Turning Ceremony

We are excited to invite you to the official Sod Turning Ceremony for our new Recreation Centre!

Date: Wednesday February 7, 2024
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: 27 Park Lane, Sherose Island

This event will mark the beginning of a project that will enhance our community's well-being, providing a hub for fitness, fun, and shared experiences.

We hope that you will be able to join us in marking this significant milestone. For more information, call 902-637-2015 or email .

Joint Statement - DNRR Barrington Lake Wildfire Charges

The Barrington Lake Wildfire of 2023 was a catastrophic and difficult event that profoundly affected the Shelburne and Barrington communities. We are relieved that investigators have determined the cause of the fire, and we will be closely monitoring the justice process in the hope that it brings some form of closure to the victims of the fire.

Our community suffered significant losses because of this unprecedented wildfire, and we are still recovering from its impacts. The people of Shelburne and Barrington have demonstrated remarkable resilience in the face of adversity. Community members have come together to support each other in rebuilding efforts, and we will continue to support one another as we move forward.

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the countless emergency responders and officials who assisted during the wildfire and helped ensure no loss of lives during this unprecedented situation.

Warden Penny Smith and Warden Eddie Nickerson

New Recreation Centre Construction Contract Awarded

The Municipality of Barrington is excited to announce a significant step forward in enhancing the community's recreational facilities with the awarding of the construction contract for the much-anticipated Recreation Centre.

After a competitive selection process, the Municipality has chosen Rikjak Construction Ltd. to spearhead the construction of the new Centre. The facility, positioned to be a hub for well-being and social interaction, will offer a variety of modern amenities.

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Glacier Buoy Project

Access to a reliable source of freshwater has become challenging for residents ofsouthwest Nova Scotia in recent years. To attempt to address this, we have been collaborating with Oneka to bring a reliable source of fresh water.

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