- Municipal Services
- Living in Barrington
- Visiting Us
- I want to…
Nova Scotia announced the province’s first three presumptive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), today, March 15. The province is also taking further measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The cases are not connected and are travel related. The individuals followed all the proper procedures when they started to feel unwell.
“My thoughts are with the individuals affected and I wish them a speedy and thorough recovery. Now, more than ever, all Nova Scotians must follow public health direction – that’s how we will reduce the spread of this virus in our province,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “We need to work together to protect our most vulnerable.”
Two individuals are in the Halifax Regional Municipality and one is in Kings County. All three are managing their symptoms at home in self-isolation. Details include:
Public health has been in contact with these individuals and those who have come in close contact with them are also being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.
Additional prevention measures for Nova Scotians are in effect immediately under the authority of the Health Protection Act and include:
Starting Monday, March 16, public health inspectors will be onsite at the Halifax International Airport and the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport. Work is ongoing with federal partners responsible for border security to strengthen the screening process. As well, both airports now have information on digital screens in all areas frequented by travellers.
Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .
The Public Health Agency of Canada maintains a list of affected areas: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/health-professionals/covid-19-affected-areas-list.html.
Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus.
Government of Canada toll-free information line 1-833-784-4397
Nova Scotia Public Health offices: http://www.nshealth.ca/public-health-offices.
Are you looking to make a difference in your Community ? Why not consider serving as a volunteer member of the newly formed Accessibility Advisory Committee ?
The purpose of the AAC is to provide advice to Council on identifying, preventing and eliminating barriers to people with disabilities in municipal programs, services, initiatives and facilities. The Committee will play an important role in helping the Municipality of the District of Barrington become an accessible community and meet its obligations under the Nova Scotia Accessibility Act.
There will be public meetings held at the Barrington Port La Tour Fire Hall and Island & Barrington Passage Fire Hall on March 3rd, 2020, and the Woods Harbour Shag Harbour Fire Hall on Markch 9th.
These meetings are held for the residents from their coverage areas to attend and ask questions concerning fire response and emergency services.
The public meeting for Island and Barrington Passage is March 3, 6:30 pm at the firehall in Centerville.
The public meeting for Barrington Port Latour is March 3, 7:00 pm at the firehall in Villagedale.
The public meeting for Woods Harbour Shag Harbour is March 9 at 8:00 pm at the firehall in Woods Harbour.
Today, the Province of Nova Scotia and Develop Nova Scotia announced a series of major Internet projects which have been awarded as part of theInternet for Nova Scotia Initiative. The initiative, aimed to help connect more communities, homes and businesses to Internet across the province, was the result of a $193 million investment by the Provincial government in 2018.
For the past 18 months, The Municipality of Barrington has been working with the Western REN, the Municipalities of the Districts of Argyle, Clare, Digby and Yarmouth and various Internet service providers operating in Nova Scotia to identify the most underserved communities, and solutions that can evolve with changing technologies.
Due to this work and a financial investment of $200,000 by the Municipality, we areexcited to announce that 950 new homes and businesses between Charlesville through to Doctor’s Cove will soon have fibre-to-the-home Internet as part of this initiative.
Warden Eddie Nickerson explains that “improving rural Internet service is a priority and having a strong Internet network will help our Municipality build places where businesses and people prosper.”
Although this is welcomed news, the Municipality recognizes that its work is not yet over.There is ongoing work to improve Internet infrastructure on Cape Island and in Barrington Passage but there will still be areas in our Municipality, specifically the Villagedale/PortLa Tour/Baccaro areas, that will remain underserved. For that reason, the Municipality is committed to improving Internet in those areas and will continue to work with its partners to actively pursue other funding opportunities.
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.
February 5, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COUNCIL FOR A DAY CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED
BARRINGTON, NS, - To participate in celebrating Municipal Awareness Week, the Municipality of Barrington launched a Council for a Day contest in November 2019. This
contest was open to all Grade 5 students enrolled in a school in the Municipality and would see five winners chosen based on their ideas for making Barrington an even better
place to live.
In total, 28 entries were submitted and were judged based on creativity, originality and overall appeal. A number of innovative ideas were submitted; including using solar panels
on municipal buildings, developing a composting program and tackling climate change. Some fun ideas such as hosting a donut fair, constructing a Walmart and opening a
petting zoo were also suggested.