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

Finalists Announced - Shelburne County Community & Business Excellence Awards

Shelburne County Community and Business Excellence Awards

Finalists announced for Shelburne County Community and Business Excellence Awards
Shelburne, N.S.-

The finalists for the Shelburne County Community and Business Excellence
Awards have been chosen.

Five awards are being presented this year for Excellence in Community Development,
Hospitality, Innovation in Business, Exporter of the Year and Business of the Year. Three
finalists have been selected in each of the categories.
“We had 49 nominations in five categories that came from throughout Shelburne County,” said
Dixie Redmond, Executive Director of the Community Business Development Corporation-
Shelburne (CBDC), one of the sponsors for the awards. “We were very pleased to see the
response from the public this year,” said Redmond. “It was great to see the level of interest from
the community. All of the nominations we received were excellent candidates. It was hard to
choose only three finalists. Everyone is a winner and we thank you for your valuable
contributions to our communities”.

The finalists for the Excellence in Community Development Award in alphabetical order are:
the Black Loyalist Heritage Society, Birchtown, the Hillcrest Academy Community Playground
Society, Shelburne, and the Rosalin Nickerson Care Fund Society, Barrington Passage.

For the Hospitality Award the finalists are (in alphabetical order): Mama’s by the Sea, Clark’s
Harbour, Sandy Point Lighthouse and Community Centre Recreation Group, Sandy Point, and
Shelburne Harbour Boat Tours, Shelburne.

The three finalists for the Innovation in Business Award are Allendale Technologies Ltd.,
Lockeport, Cooke’s Aquaculture Inc., Shelburne, and Kenney & Ross Ltd., Port Saxon.
For the Exporter of the Year Award, the finalists are: I. Deveau Fisheries Ltd., North East
Point, Sea Star Seafoods Ltd., Clark’s Harbour and Ven-Rez Products, Sandy Point.

The three finalists for the Business of the Year Award are the Boxing Rock Brewing Company,
Shelburne, Lou Acker Machining & Repairs Inc., Shelburne, and Wilsons Shopping Centre Ltd.,
Barrington Passage.

The award winners will be announced at a gala banquet on Thursday, October 20 at the Royal
Canadian Legion in Clark’s Harbour starting at 6 p.m. Guest speaker for the banquet is
Shelburne County’s own Neville MacKay, co-owner of My Mother’s Bloomers Floral & Gift
Shop in Halifax. Affectionately known as “That Bloomin’ Neville”, MacKay is a highly talented
retailer and master floral designer who is well known throughout the Canadian retail industry for
his creative flare, quality workmanship and entertaining personality.

Tickets for the banquet are now available by contacting the CBDC in Shelburne by phone at
902-875-1133 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. A limited number are available.
“It is an honour to be supporting and promoting small businesses in Shelburne County,” said
Redmond. “They are the backbone of our economy.”

The Shelburne County Business and Community Development Awards is also sponsored by
the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI), Atlantic
Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Municipality of the District of Barrington, Municipality
of the District of Shelburne, the Town of Shelburne and the Barrington and Shelburne chambers
of commerce.


The Excellence in Community Development recognizes a community organization or social
enterprise that has made significant and notable contributions to the community, has served as a
catalyst for positive action, and exhibits the highest standards of leadership.

The Hospitality Award recognizes a business, community organization or social enterprise thathas demonstrated leadership and innovation in the hospitality industry; has gone above and beyond to offer superior service and make visitors (and locals) feel like there’s no better place to visit or live, and has made a significant contribution to the advancement of tourism and hospitality in the area.

The Innovation in Business Award recognizes a business or social enterprise that has
demonstrated innovative leadership through the use of technology, the development of new or
value added products or services; and/or improved productivity- resulting in a competitive
advantage in the marketplace.

The Exporter of the Year Award recognizes a business that has demonstrated excellence in
exporting, has experienced noticeable growth in their overall business as a direct result of
entering the global marketplace, and has made a significant contribution to development and
growth of the local economy. The winner of the Exporter of the Year Award will be recognized
at the Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards luncheon in Halifax in the Spring of 2017 where
Nova Scotia companies, partners and industry professionals will come together to celebrate
exporting success. During that event, one of the companies will be awarded the prestigious title
of Nova Scotia Exporter of the Year.

The Business of the Year Award recognizes a business or social enterprise that has made
significant and notable contributions to the community by providing meaningful employment,
operational stability, vision, leadership and excellence in its sector.

Media contact
Dixie Redmond

 Press Release Download

The Municipality Extends their Gratitude

Thank You

The Municipality of the District of Barrington would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the many volunteers, staff, organizations and businesses who have provided support and assistance during the unfortunate circumstances the water crisis has had on the residents and businesses within the Municipality.

The Municipality is also thanking residents and businesses for their patience and willingness to lend a helping hand to neighbours in need.

Thank You

Municipal Election Update

Municipal Elections throughout the province will be held on Saturday October 15th, 2016, with advance polls being held on Saturday October 8th, and Tuesday October 11th.

The following are the candidates that have been nominated to run in each district:

Dist 1

George El-Jakl - acclaimed

Dist 2

Murray Atkinson

Cecil Swimm

Dist 3

Joel Goreham

Shawn Hatfield

Dist 4

Eddie Nickerson

Cecil O'Donnell

Dist 5

Jody Crook

Tricia Newell

School Board

Andrea Huskilson-Townsend

Candidates have until the end of September 14th, 2016 to withdraw or change particulars.

September 14 Update - Water Issues

Water Issues Update for Barrington Municipality

To date we have had approximately 200 homes call to let us know that they are without water, and the weather doesn’t look like it will help us much in the near future.

If your well is dry please let the Municipal office know so that we can get a very clear picture of how many are affected by this exceptionally dry summer, and what further actions may need to be taken.

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A number of people are now receiving help by having the Fire Departments fill up fish boxes.

This water must not be used for anything but flushing toilets. The Municipality or the Fire Departments can not guarantee the purity of the water being delivered.

Please take advantage of the services that are currently being provided by the Municipality.

Washing Machines

The Municipality has set up four washing machines on drilled well water sources. Three are located at the Ground Search and Rescue Building and are available from 5-9pm each evening, and a fourth is located at the arena and available when the arena is open.

Water Delivery

Fire Departments have offered assistance to fill large containers at people’s homes. This water is not treated, and could only be used for flushing toilets or possibly washing clothes. Home owner is responsible for obtaining large tanks/ fish boxes. If you are interested in having water delivered to a large container please contact the Municipal Office (902 637-2015).

Fish Boxes

A number of companies have offered the temporary use of fish boxes for placing at a person’s home to have filled by fire departments. Please contact the Municipal Office if you wish to be added to the list to receive an available fish box. Those families completely out of water will be given priority.

Showers at Arena

The showers are available at the Arena for public use when the arena is open.

Drinking Water

The Municipality has a supply of drinking water at the Ground Search and Rescue Building

(3329 Hwy 3) to be given to residents. Pick up times will be 5-9pm.

Water Fill Stations

There are taps by the RV Dumping Station at the Sherose Island Rec Complex where residents can fill buckets. This water is NOT TREATED, and should only be used for flushing toilets/ washing clothes.

There are also hoses or water fill stations available outside at Island Barrington Fire Department, Barrington/ Port Latour Fire Department, and Port Clyde Fire Department.

Compiling list of those with Issues

Please continue to let us know what your situation is like, and if there are other ways the Municipality or someone else may be able to help. This is a very caring community and there are those that have offered to help. Please also remember to check on your neighbours, especially those living alone or most vulnerable.

We know that nothing will solve this issue like steady rain, but it is our hope that these fixes will help to some degree.

Barrington Municipal Council

For further info contact:

Rob Frost

Chief Administrative Officer

Municipality of the District of Barrington

902 637-2015

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September 14, 2016