Questions about moving the Barrington VIC to the Highway 103 exit are being raised.
By Greg Bennett
Should Barrington’s visitor information centre be relocated closer to the highway?
That’s a question being pondered by Barrington Municipal Councillors.
Warden Eddie Nickerson brought the question to council earlier this month suggesting that a VIC next to the Highway 103 exit would be better for attracting tourists to the area.
Warden Nickerson also suggested that the current VIC site and building could be used as part of a proposed fire station for the amalgamated Barrington/Port Latour Fire Department.
With the return of a Yarmouth-U.S. ferry, Warden Nickerson said it was important to reexamine the issue.
It was suggested that a modest Visitor Information Centre could be built and could be developed into something larger over time, if necessary.
It was noted that any relocation of the proposed fire department would need to be discussed first with the fire departments involved and agreed to by them. Fire Services Coordinator David Kendrick will be approaching the fire departments to talk with them about the proposal.
It was also suggested that some funding for the relocation and construction of a new Visitor Information Centre adjacent to Highway 103 might be available from the province.