News Release - Water Concerns Summer 2018



Municipality of the District of Barrington
P.O. Box 100 Barrington, N.S.
B0W 1E0  

Ken Smith, Interim CAO
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Telephone No. (902)637-2015


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Water Concerns - Summer of 2018

The Municipality of the District of Barrington has heard from several residents who are dealing with a lack of water due to the dry conditions that we have been facing this summer. Although the Municipality does not provide or have access to, a registered water source, arrangements have been made to provide the following to assist those in need:

- Showers are available at the Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena - Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, at the present time.

- Washers will be available for use, effective August 20, 2018, at the Barrington Ground Search and Rescue Building, in Barrington Passage - Monday to Friday 5 pm to 9 pm

- Non-Potable water supply is available at Sherose Island.  This water is not safe for drinking.

Council is seeking help from other sources to maintain a potable water supply should our situation worsen.

Council and staff would ask that you check on your friends and neighbours, especially those most vulnerable, to ensure that everyone is finding access to drinking water.

Job Opportunity - Executive Assistant

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Executive Assistant 


Resumes are invited for the position of Executive Assistant.  This position is responsible for a wide variety of administrative duties in support of the Chief Administrative Officer, Municipal Clerk and Manager of Finance.  The successful applicant will work directly under the supervision of the Municipal Clerk. Applicants are asked to forward a resume outlining education, experience and qualifications. A Job Description may be obtained by contacting the Municipal Office pdf or clicking here (101 KB)

Resumes must be received by the undersigned not later than 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 16, 2018. 

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

July 20, 2018                                                                         

Ken Smith, Barrington, N.S.                                                                     

Interim Chief Administrative Officer

P.O. Box 100,


B0W 1E0

(902) 637-2015 

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  pdf Executive Assistance Job Description  (101 KB)

Job Opportunity - Chief Administrative Officer

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Chief Administrative Officer 

The Municipality of the District of Barrington is seeking an experienced and dynamic Chief Administrative Officer who will be instrumental in assisting the Municipality develop and achieve long term goals, while overseeing daily operations.  

Located in the most southern part of Nova Scotia, the Municipality of the District of Barrington is known as the Lobster Capital of Canada, and is home to some of the most beautiful coastline in the Maritimes. The Municipality of the District of Barrington is a rural municipality that covers 631km2, and is home to approximately 7000 year round residents. Council has begun many exciting projects in the past two years including the replacement of the Recreation Building, attraction of new business/ accommodations, completion of a new Strategic Plan, and many other exciting opportunities.

The Chief Administrative Officer is accountable for all day-to-day operations, preparing and delivering the budget, staff management, and project development. The CAO will also work closely with senior staff and council to provide timely advice and recommendations as it relates to all operations of the Municipality.

The Chief Administrative Officer will have minimum qualifications that will include a university degree/ diploma in Business Administration, Public Administration or an allied field, together with a minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in a management role, preferably in a municipal environment.

A copy of the Job Description may be requested through the contact below, or found on the Municipality’s website

The Municipality is willing to develop a compensation package that will be comparable to other larger Municipalities, and will provide the selected candidate with an excellent opportunity for continued growth.

If you feel you have the desire to join a great team, drive exciting projects, and want to live where there are unlimited beaches and seafood, then send us your resume so we can talk about your interest. Please send your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This position will remain open until filled, with anticipated first round of interviews to occur in August of 2018.

  pdf Full Job Description (62 KB)

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