More Internet Projects Announced in Barrington

Today, the Province of Nova Scotia and Develop Nova Scotia announced the second round of Internet for Nova Scotia Initiatives, including a project to connect approximately 850 more homes and businesses in the Municipality of Barrington to Bell Canada’s all-fibre network. This project is made possible through an investment of $243,925 by the Municipality of Barrington and will provide residents with download speeds of up to 1.5 Gigabits per second (Gbps).

“After the completion of this project, more than 90% of the Municipality will have access to high-speed Internet,” said Warden Eddie Nickerson. “Having a strong Internet network will help our Municipality be a place where businesses and residents can prosper. We will continue working with our partners to actively pursue further funding opportunities so even more residents can have access to this important service.”

Preparatory and engineering work will soon begin east of Barrington in the communities of Clyde River, Port Clyde and Goose Lake, along with several communities in the Port La Tour area including Baccaro, Blanche and Thomasville. More information around construction timing will be shared once this work has been completed.

The first round of Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative projects, where the Municipality invested $200,000, will see approximately 950 homes and businesses between Charlesville through to Doctor’s Cove get access to Bell’s all-fibre network by early next year.

For more information on Develop Nova Scotia's official announcement, click here. For more local information, contact the municipal office.


Develop Nova Scotia is the Crown Corporation responsible for developing and Develop Nova Scotia is the Crown Corporation responsible for developing and implementing a strategy to provide high-speed Internet access to unserved and underserved Nova Scotians. The Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative strategy will see highspeed Internet access available to more than 95% of Nova Scotia residences and businesses.

Take Our Municipal Beaches Survey

The Municipality of Barrington’s beaches extend from Baccaro to Cape Sable Island and are important to our residents and visitors alike.

We understand the need for them to be maintained, protected and where necessary, enhanced to ensure future generations are able to enjoy them.

Our new Municipal Beaches Strategy makes clear the need to manage our beautiful beaches in consultation and collaboration with key stakeholders, including you, our residents and visitors.

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Press Release 2021 World Double Bit Axe Throwing Championships

June 2, 2020

Barrington Hits the Bullseye on hosting the 2021 World Double Bit Axe Throwing Championships

BARRINGTON, N.S. - The best axe throwers from around the world will gather in Barrington, N.S., for the 2021 World Double Bit Axe Throwing Championships.

The Nova Lumberjacks Society (NLS) is pleased to announce the 2021 World Double Bit Axe Throwing Championships has been awarded to the Municipality of Barrington. The NLS was extremely pleased with the Municipality’s overall bid to host the 2021 Championships, which will see more than 125 competitors from around the world participate in this 3-day event. The NLS who issued the bid is a Nova Scotia based, registered non-profit organization who were awarded the right to host the 2021 World championships, based on their experience and success in hosting previous events including the 2018 and 2019 Canadian Axe Throwing Championships in Liverpool, and for the last four years, the Nova Scotia Lumberjack Championships.

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Summer Student Employment Opportunity

The Municipality of Barrington, Public Works is looking to hire 1 student for the summer commencing Monday June 29, 2020 through to early September.

The successful candidate must be enrolled in post secondary education and able to work independently.

Duties are but not limited to maintaining Municipal properties such as sports fields, sidewalks, parks, beaches and boardwalks. 

Duties may be painting, mowing and general labour consisting of mostly outside work in all weather conditions

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Municipal Offices Closed Until June 1, 2020

All five municipal units have made the decision to further extend their municipal office closure to at least until June 1, 2020 due to COVID-19. This coincides with the Province's renewal of the provincial State of Emerngecy until May 31, 2020.

Although the offices remain closed all municipal units are working to continue to provide those services it can during COVID-19.  Residents are encouraged to call their municipal office if you have any questions or visit the municipal website and social media for current updates. 

The following measures remain in place as we continue to work under a Provincial State of Emergency:

  • All non-essential services, such as by-law enforcement, is reduced, in favor of more critical municipal services.
  • All recreation related activities are suspended until further notice.
  • All municipal related travel is suspended until further notice.

The municipal units will continue to operate and provide the essential services to its residents. We urge residents to check with their local unit to understand which services will continue and in which manner they will be served.We want to remind our residents that this is a time in which we need to come together and think about each other. Helping our neighbors and those most vulnerable, along with our personal safety is necessary. There is no doubt that these challenging times can cause anxiety and stress but there is no need to panic. The residents of Shelburne County are resilient, considerate and supportive which will all help make the best of this situation. Please stay home when you can, wash your hands often and practice physical distancing of 2 metres or 6 feet. Stay Safe!

Finally, being prepared and staying informed is vital and we encourage everyone to continually visit for up to date information.