A Thank You from the Warden & Councillors

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Barrington Municipal Council would like to extend their
thanks and appreciation to the many volunteers, staff,
organizations and businesses who provided support and
assistance to residents during the recent water shortage.

Warden and Councillors

Christmas at the Causeway

Christmas at the Causeway

November 22 - December 15, 2018

Christmas at the Causeway is a celebration of both Christmas and a kick off for our Lobster Season.

Come visit and see our giant Lobster Trap Christmas Tree! The Tree is located at the Cape Sable Island Causeway and is decorated with buoys of present day fishermen and in memory of those fishermen who have passed on and/or who have been lost at sea. We kick off the festival with the lighting of the Lobster Trap tree and a spectacular display of fireworks over Barrington Bay!

Be sure to check out our shop local promotion and a wonderful parade of lights!

  pdf Download Full Brochure Here (1.71 MB)

Schedule of Events

November 21 – Ladies Shopping Party – 6 – 9PM – Island & Barrington Passage Fire Hall
November 22 – Lighting of the Lobster Trap Christmas Tree & Fireworks – 7PM - Cape Sable Island Causeway
November 23 – Visit with Santa – 6- 8PM - Island & Barrington Passage Fire Hall – Christmas Crafts & snacks for the kids.
November 23 – 24 – Christmas at the Fairgrounds – Barrington Exhibition Grounds Nov 23 – 6-9PM (fireworks at 9PM) and Nov 24 – admission $5/person $2.50 children under 12.
November 24 – Island & Barrington Passage Fire Hall Craft Market – 10AM – 3PM
November 24 – 5th Annual Lobster Dip – 12 noon – Cape Sable Island Causeway – Registration $15/dipper or two for $25 – Make like a lobster and take a dip in the Atlantic all for a great cause! Proceeds for a missions family.
November 24 – Barrington & Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade of Lights – 7PM – Barrington Passage Business District
November 26 – Old Fashioned Christmas Tree Lighting – 5:30 – 7PM – Bay Side Home, Brass Hill – visit with Santa, cookies & hot chocolate, reading of The Christmas Story, music and more!
November 29 – Christmas Craft Program – Barrington Municipal Library – Must pre-register at the Library or by phoning 902-637-3348 – Limited spaces – for children ages 5-12 - FREE
November 30 – Sound of Men Christmas Cantata – 7PM – Wesley Heritage Community Centre, Barrington
December 1 – Gingerbread House Decorating – 10AM - Barrington Municipal Library – Limited space – Must Pre-Register at the Library or by phoning 902-637-3348 - $10/child
December 1 – ERMES Christmas Craft Market – 10AM – 2PM – Evelyn Richardson Memorial Elementary School, Shag Harbour
December 2 – Barrington & Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas House Tour – 1PM – Shag Harbour/Wood’s Harbour Area – tickets on sale at Wilson’s Home Hardware Centre
December 4 – Seniors Christmas Tea – 12-2PM – Barrington Lions Hall
December 5 – Mason Jar Christmas Craft – 2-4PM – Barrington Recreation Centre – Free but must pre-register – 902-637-2903
December 7 – Family Christmas Concert with Lynne Crowell – 7PM – Wesley Heritage Community Centre, Barrington
December 8 – Reindeer Dash (2k & 5K Fun Run) – 10AM (registration at 9:30AM) – Barrington Recreation Centre, Sherose Island - $10 (13 and up), $5 (5-12) and under 5 Free.
December 15 – Wood’s Harbour Community Centre Craft Fair – 10AM – 3PM – Wood’s Harbour Community Centre
December 15 – Skate with Santa – 6-7PM – Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena – FREE
December 15 – Old Fashioned Christmas Concert – 7PM - Old Meeting House Museum, Barrington refreshments to follow at the Old Court House – donations accepted

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Request for Proposals - External Auditing Services 2018

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The Municipality of the District of Barrington is seeking to engage the services of a highly experienced,
professional auditing firm who will be tasked with completing external annual audits in accordance with
Canadian Generally Acceptable Auditing Principles.

The Municipality of Barrington invites proposals for External Auditing Services for the five fiscal years
ending March 31, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

This Request for Proposals (RFP) and supporting documents supplied with it define both the form and
content required of your proposal. We urge you to structure your response in accordance with the
terms of this RFP. It will be by these criteria that we will determine whether a proposal is complete,
appropriate and competitive. Proposals that do not conform to these terms and conditions may be
given lesser weight than others, or may be rejected.

For that reason, it is important that your Proposal contain sufficient detail to support the services
required by the Municipality of Barrington in the RFP.

  pdf Full Details of the RFP can be downloaded here (1.52 MB)

Stumpy Cove Park - Design Our Sign Contest

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The Municipality of Barrington is looking for submissions of designs for our signage at the newly named Stumpy Cove Park in Lower Clark’s Harbour.

In an effort to engage our citizens in the process, the Municipality is hosting a design contest. The selected sign design will be produced and installed at the Park by our Property Services team.

Designers of any age, level of experience that live within the Municipality of Barrington are encouraged to participate in this activity.

Deadline to submit design: 2PM on December 14, 2018

pdf Download  Full Contest Details & Submission Form Here (220 KB)


News Release - Municipality of Barrington Hires New CAO

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

Warden Eddie Nickerson
Telephone: 902-635-1682 (cell)

November 6, 2018


The Municipality of the District of Barrington is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Chris Frotten as their Chief Administrative Officer, starting on November 26, 2018.

Mr. Frotten comes to the Municipality from the Municipality of Argyle where he had advanced through the organization to the position of Municipal Clerk over the past 6 years. During this time, he gained experience in a range of responsibilities inherent in a small progressive municipal organization.

Mr. Frotten states “I am excited to join the Council and Staff of the Municipality of Barrington and I look forward to working with them to complete important projects and seek new opportunities that will grow the municipality.”

Prior to his municipal experience, Mr. Frotten filled the role of Coordinator for the 33rd Acadian Games. Aside from his work experience, Chris has been an active volunteer in his community serving in leadership roles in a range of non-profit organizations.

Warden Nickerson states “We are looking forward to having Chris join the Municipality and assume the role of CAO. His competency will be of great assistance as our organization proceeds through our Strategic Plan.”