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

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

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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