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New Fire Hall for Barrington/Port La Tour Fire Department

Construction of the new Fire Hall for Barrington Port La Tour Fire Department is currently underway. With the footing already in place, the contractor is getting ready to pour concrete for the floor late this week or early next week.

The building will be capable of holding four fire trucks in the truck bay, 40 feet wide and 90 feet long. The side portion of the building which will be 20 feet wide and 90 feet long will house the office, radio room, meeting room, washrooms, showers, storage room, electrical room and gear storage room.

Parsons ICF Construction came in with the lowest bid at $774,900.00. The total cost of the building, land and preparation work will be around $900,000.00. The members are looking forward to having a new hall and moving in, in the early summer of 2016.

We will keep you updated on the progress of the building.

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Barrington Hires New Municipal Arena Manager

Barrington Hires New Municipal Arena Manager

Barrington, NS - The Municipality of the District of Barrington is pleased to announce the appointment of Stacey Dixon as the new Barrington Muncipal Arena Manager. Dixon will be responsible for all operations of the arena as well as marketing the arena for potential events.

Stacey has been a Municipal employee for 5 years and we look forward to continuing to work with her in this new position.


Stacey can be reached at 902-637-2760 or 9022-320-1397 (cell) or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Municipality of Barrington Commissions Wind Turbine Generator

NEWS RELEASE

Municipality of Barrington
P.O. Box 100
Barrington, N.S.
B0W 1E0

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Warden Eddie Nickerson
Telephone: 902-635-1682 cell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Municipality of Barrington Commissions Wind Turbine Generator

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Barrington, N.S., Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 

Warden Eddie Nickerson is pleased to announce that yesterday evening the Municipality of Barrington commissioned a new Wind Turbine Generator, located next to the municipality's C & D landfill on Highway 103.
This Generator has been erected under contract by Endurance Wind Power and will generate renewable energy from wind with zero greenhouse gas emissions. The Municipality is investing in clean energy for our future.
The Turbine is a Small Wind Power project with a 42.7 meter tower constructed under the Community Feed-In Tariff Program and financed by the Municipality with Gas Tax Funds.

Nova Scotia Marathon Celebrates 45 Years

Nova Scotia Marathon 2015

Nova Scotia Marathon/Half Marathon & 10km Celebrates 45 Years

The Municipality of Barrington would like to thank everyone who participated and volunteered their time in this year’s Nova Scotia Marathon. We had a record amount of runners this year with 353 runners crossing the finish line.

The Marathon wouldn’t run without the hard work of the Barrington Recreation staff and the many volunteers who help each year. Race Director, Anna Kenney stated that they had over 70 volunteers this year, which includes aid station workers, reception organizers, cooks for the seafood chowder, course drivers, medal presenters, and more. “The marathon would not be possible without the support from the community, through volunteers, business sponsors and local residents who come out and cheer on the runners on race day”, says Kenney.

2015 Marathon Statistics

Full Marathon Participants – 90

Half Marathon Participants – 144

10km Participants – 119

Participants represented:
8 Canadian Provinces and 2 Territories
9 U.S. States
Great Britain, China, Ireland, Denmark, Brussels and the Philippines.

Overall WinnersMarathon Winners 2015

Full Marathon
1st – Bryan Hipson – 2:46:15
2nd – Stan Chen – 2:54:40
3rd – Marco Albright – 2:57:54

Half Marathon
1st – Matthew White – 1:16:54
2nd – Clint Cummings – 1:22:59
3rd – Mike MacKinnon – 1:25:03

10km
1st – Ian McGrath – 40:58
2nd – Daniel Slack – 40:59
3rd – Marc-Andre Chavey-Ma – 41:00

Division Winners

Full Marathon

Open Male
1st Place – Stan Chen – 2:54:40
2nd Place – Robert Keane – 3:07:46
3rd Place – Shaun Dorsey – 3:58:01

Open Female
1st Place – Erin Barrell – 3:20:20
2nd Place – Megan White – 3:39:14
3rd Place – Nelly Chen – 3:52:34

Masters Male
1st Place – Bryan Hipson – 2:46:15
2nd Place – Marco Albright – 2:57:54
3rd Place – Victor Kokta - 2:59:19

Masters Female
1st Place – Jill MacDonald – 3:46:12
2nd Place – Janet Noftall – 3:46:41
3rd Place – Martha Stevens – 3:49:12

Senior Masters Male
1st Place – Alf Lacey – 3:12:23
2nd Place – Jordan Taylor – 3:14:15
3rd Place – Dave Nevitt – 3:18:00

Seniors Masters Female
1st Place – Dorothy Vaughn – 3:55:16
2nd Place – Patricia Albert – 3:58:19
3rd Place – Marianne Seeley – 3:59:09

Golden Masters Male
1st Place – Richard Richard – 3:23:55
2nd Place – Chris Anderson – 3:44:22
3rd Place – Rand Luhning – 3:50:40

Golden Masters Female
1st Place – Holly Kazimer – 4:22:42
2nd Place – Liz Walker – 4:50:40
3rd Place – Arleen Fagan – 5:25:57

Platinum Male
1st Place – Malcolm Pain – 4:05:00

Half Marathon

Youth Female
1st Place – Sarah Le Blanc – 1:56:20
2nd Place – Jenna Adams – 2:10:15
3rd Place – Johnna Nickerson – 2:39:13

Open Male
1st Place – Matthew White – 1:16:54
2nd Place – Damian McCarville – 1:34:04
3rd Place – Ian Whynacht – 1:35:28

Open Female
1st Place - Emily Hamilton – 1:25:05
2nd Place – Jennie Orr – 1:37:00
3rd Place – Elizabeth Lennox – 1:39:23

Masters Male
1st Place – Clint Cummings – 1:22:59
2nd Place – Mike MacKinnon – 1:25:03
3rd Place – Ian Cunningham – 1:30:37

Masters Female
1st Place – Kristin Gough – 1:36:40
2nd Place – Lori Sigfridson – 1:44:44
3rd Place – Suzanne LeBlanc – 1:45:32

Seniors Masters Male
1st Place – Steven Murray – 1:25:57
2nd Place – Tom Ullyett – 1:31:41
3rd Place – Kimball Meagher – 1:36:18

Seniors Masters Female
1st Place – Norma Houston – 1:39:38
2nd Place - Caryn Small Legs-Na – 1:45:16
3rd Place – Janis Power – 1:47:42

Golden Masters Male
1st Place – Gayland Goodwin – 1:40:46
2nd Place – Rick Chataway – 2:02:45
3rd Place – Bill Roblee – 2:05:28

Golden Masters Female
1st Place – Cecile Chavy – 1:43:57
2nd Place – Donalda Cody – 2:00:33
3rd Place – Connie Meister – 2:02:44

Platinum Male
1st Place – George Pothier – 2:06:18
2nd Place – Murray Forgrave – 2:22:27

Platinum Female
1st Place – Marion Oikle – 2:34:36

10km

Youth Male
1st Place – Daniel Slack – 40:59
2nd Place – Calum McAnally – 47:07

Youth Female
1st Place – Wynter Block – 53:53
2nd Place – Patricia Messenger – 1:12:21

Open Male
1st Place – Ian McGrath – 40:48
2nd Place – Marc- Andre Chavy-Ma – 41:00
3rd Place – Brian Little – 45:47

Open Female
1st Place – Heather Baillie – 44:28
2nd Place – Stacy Withrow – 47:18
3rd Place – Jean Little – 49:51

Masters Male
1st Place – Xinhua Luo – 42:24
2nd Place – Ven Block -53:54
3rd Place – Kerry Cunningham – 59:25

Masters Female
1st Place – Wendy Amero-Tilley – 52:24
2nd Place – Corrine Comeau – 57:26
3rd Place – Colette LeBlanc – 57:27

Senior Masters Male
1st Place – Doug Swinamer – 42:07
2nd Place – David Stobbe – 50:27
3rd Place – Joey Messenger – 52:48

Senior Masters Female
1st Place – Leeanne White – 57:19
2nd Place – Michele D. Mitchell – 59:19
3rd Place – Jude Turner – 1:02:21

Golden Masters Male
1st Place – Robin Meister – 43:03
2nd Place – Barry Sullivan – 49:38
3rd Place – Joe Barrell – 51:33

Golden Masters Female
1st Place – Joan Boutilier – 1:23:24
2nd Place – Judith Meyrick – 1:34:29

Special Thanks to Marathon Photographer, Ken Chetwynd who captured all the great moments of the Run. You can download his photos from his website here. 

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Race Results can be viewed on Atlantic Chip here.

10km Results 2015

Half Marathon Results 2015

Full Marathon Results 2015

COUNCIL APPROVES TAX RATES FOR 2015/2016

NEWS RELEASE

Municipality of The District of Barrington
P.O. Box 100
Barrington, Nova Scotia B0W 1E0

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Warden Eddie Nickerson 635-1682 cell

COUNCIL APPROVES TAX RATES FOR 2015/2016

Barrington, N.S., July 29, 2015—At its regular Council meeting Monday night Barrington Municipal Council approved its budget for the 2015/2016 fiscal year, including all tax rates and fees for Municipal services.

The Residential and Resource Tax Rates remain unchanged at $ 1.00 per $ 100.00 of assessment.
The Commercial Tax Rate also remains unchanged at $ 2.55 per $ 100.00 of assessment.

Area Fire Rates were reduced in 3 of the 4 Districts as follows;
Woods Harbour Shag Harbour from $ 0.186 to $ 0.180
Island/Barrington Passage from $ 0.094 to $ 0.085
Barrington/Port Latour from $ 0.153 to $ 0.131
While the Port Clyde Area Rate increased from $ 0.153 to $ 0.165

Sewer Service Charges in both Barrington and Woods Harbour will increase by $ 10.00 to $ 310.00 per sewer unit.
All other fees for Municipal services will be unchanged with the exception of the prime time Arena Ice Rental Fee which will increase by $ 5.00 to $ 120.00/hour.

Additional investments will be made in tourism projects at the Cape Sable Causeway this summer. In cooperation with ACOA the Municipality will fund the construction of a tourist rest stop at the mainland end of the Causeway and a floating dock, providing access to the water at the North East Point end of the Causeway.
In addition the Municipality is erecting a Wind Turbine Generator near the Landfill Site on the Goose Lake Road which will contribute revenues to reduce municipal taxes over the next 20 years.

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