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.

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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

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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