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

Festival of Lights 5

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

C&D Landfill - Winter Hours

Winter Hours – C. & D. Landfill Site 

Effective Monday December 4, 2017, the Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill Site will be closed Mondays.

This closure will remain in effect until March 31, 2018. 

New hours of operation are as follows:

Mondays – Closed

Tuesdays to Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturdays – 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon 

The site will reopen on Mondays effective April 9, 2018.

News Release - Deed Transfer Tax

For immediate release:

Deed Transfer Tax


At the Municipality of the District of Barrington Council meeting held on November 6, 2017, Council gave second and final reading to the adoption of a Deed Transfer Tax By-law.

Council has been discussing many infrastructure projects over the past year and agreed that there was a need to generate additional revenue in order to complete future projects.

Councillors recently received an engineering report that suggests the Recreation Building should be replaced, and significant improvements made to all other Municipal Buildings. In addition to these projects, Council has also been discussing the addition of user facilities at some of our beaches, and the further development of commercial property now that all current lots have been sold in the business park.

Warden Nickerson stated, “Council held a public hearing, spoke with many citizens, and spent a lot of time on this discussion, and it was important to do so. At the end of the day, all of Council recognizes the need to continue to develop and maintain our assets. The Deed Transfer Tax will allow us to move on a number of projects that we have been putting off for too long.”

This by-law provides for a tax of 1.5 % to be levied on the transfer of real property which is payable at the time of conveyance of the title. The Deed Transfer Tax is paid at the Land Registration Office when the property is being registered.

This by-law may be inspected at the Municipal Office, in the Administrative Centre, located at 2447, Highway 3, Barrington, N.S., between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Collection of the Deed Transfer Tax will commence January 1, 2018. 


Warden Eddie Nickerson  



Rob Frost, CAO                                                         

(902) 635-8527

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