Planning Advisory Committee Vacancy


The Municipality of Barrington is accepting Expressions of Interest from individuals from the Municipality wishing to serve on the Planning Advisory Committee.

The Committee advises and assists the Municipal Council in the preparation, amendments or revisions, of the Municipal Planning Strategy, Land Use By-Law, Subdivision By-Law, and on planning matters.

The Committee also acts as the Heritage Advisory Committee for the Municipality.

The appointment will be for a term to expire March 31, 2020. Meetings are scheduled as necessary.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Municipal Office. Expressions of Interest must be received by the undersigned not later than Friday, March 9, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.

February 12, 2018

Rob Frost
Chief Administrative Officer
P.O. Box 100

Barrington, N.S.


PH: 902-637-2015


  pdf Planning Advisory Committee Information  (9 KB)

Crawl A'Board - Nova Scotia's First Lobster Crawl on the South Shore!

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Nova Scotia’s First Annual Lobster Crawl is a veritable feast of close to 60 Sip and Savour experiences, Lobster Get-aways, Sporting Events, Art, Music, Heritage, Film, Local Shopping events AND 13 different Lobster Rolls served up by resorts, restaurants, cafes, pubs and U-cooks from Canada’s Lobster Capital in Barrington Nova Scotia up the shore to Peggy’s Cove!

“We’re honestly thrilled with the enthusiasm and level of participation and collaboration in Lobster Crawl,” says Donna Hatt, Chair, South Shore Tourism Co-operative. “This is an exciting opportunity to celebrate Nova Scotia’s Lobster industry, bring guests closer to fishermen and women, and of course savour and sample lobster in season. It’s a natural, and honestly obvious, opportunity for not only tourism but many businesses!

”Nova Scotia is known for lobster, most notably as a summer experience. Building on Barrington’s reputation as Lobster Capital of Canada, the Lobster Crawl is about to put that to the test. Since introducing the concept of a winter event based on the region’s lobster industry, the Co-operative says feedback has been very positive not only from businesses but from organizations like Taste of Nova Scotia, Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia and the Lobster Council of Canada.

After months of planning with tourism operators, organizations and municipalities on Nova Scotia’s South Shore, the South Shore Tourism Co-operative and its members are rolling out the winter experience with an interactive map at that will help visitors plan their Lobster Crawl Experience. The Show Me Map concept comes from South Shore marketing agency Digital Fusion,  a long-time supporter and advocate for South Shore business and an early adopter of Google’s digital mapping technology. “Having the opportunity to work with South Shore Tourism Co-operative and the Lobster Crawl event is just another example of how local businesses can support and benefit each other,” says owner Dwight Robar.

The first annual South Shore Lobster Crawl is a collaborative initiative of the South Shore Tourism Co-operative, its members and partners from Peggy’s Cove to Charlesville and a key initiative under its 2017/18 South Shore Tourism Marketing plan to establish the South Shore as a top winter tourism destination.

“The cold, clean Atlantic waters around Nova Scotia grow what we consider to be the best lobster in the world,” says Emily Haynes, executive director of Taste of Nova Scotia. “The South Shore Lobster Crawl tells our story of the Nova Scotia lobster industry and the people behind it. We’re celebrating our culinary tourism experiences, our fishing history and our local, coastal communities that are the heart of our lobster industry. Fresh Nova Scotia lobster is available year-round and this celebration, in the winter season, is an amazing way to highlight that we are a year-round culinary destination.”South Shore Tourism Co-operative Limited is an innovative approach to help position Nova Scotia’s beautiful South Shore as a year-round destination for the traveler. We believe in the power of collaboration and building on our collective strengths, investments and resources to market our region to the world! 

South Shore Tourism Co-operative receives support from the South Shore Regional Enterprise Network as well as investing members and supporters.

Visit us at:

Nova Scotia South Shore on Facebook

Nova Scotia South Shore on Instagram

For more information, please contact:Heather Spidell, Marketing Coordinator

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Community Input Session - Budget 2018/19

We want your Input! 

In preparation of the 2018-2019 Municipal Budget, Council invites citizens to discuss our upcoming budget in an informal workshop setting.

Council wants to hear from any and all residents who have ideas as to how we set a positive path for the future.

Please join us at 7pm on Tuesday January 23, 2018 to have your opportunity to learn more about our budget and provide direct feedback to Council.

The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers, in the Administrative Centre, located at 2447 Highway 3, Barrington, NS.

The meeting will commence at 7:00 p.m.

 Community Input Session Jan 2018 2

Festival of Lights 2017

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November 23 - December 9, 2017

Our Winter Festival of Lights 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!

Full Schedule of Events can be found here

  pdf Download the Printable Brochure Here (2.31 MB)

Remembrance Day Holiday

Remembrance Day Holiday 

Municipal Offices will be closed on Monday November 13, 2017

C & D Landfill will be closed on Saturday November 11, 2017 (Open on Monday November 13, 2017.)

Lest We Forget