Community Events

As of July 30, our community events listing can be found here.


Posted at 1:01 pm on October 17, 2017

Yard sale October 28 from 9 a.m. to noon at 40 Marsh Brook Road. TOY SALE! Miss Dee is retiring and A to Z Playschool is closing. All items to go. Price is by donation with proceeds to local charity.


Posted at 2:56 pm on September 28, 2017

The 24th annual 989 XFM Hospital Help Day Fab Five Raffle supporting St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation is Wednesday, October 25th live on 989 XFM from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.!

Tickets are $5 each – enter for your chance to win:

  1. $3,000 cash donated by MacDonald Chrysler, Keltic Ford and Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC
  2. Travel Voucher value at approximately $2,600, donated by Travel Our Way and St. Martha’s Hospital Foundation
  3. $1,000 cash donated by Strait Way Kia and Strait Way Mitsubishi
  4. Winter package, including $1,000 in heating oil donated by MacGillivray Fuels; materials for an 8×8 baby barn donated by Highland Home Building Supplies; one set of four winter tires (tax and installation not included) valued at $600 donated by Canadian Tire Port Hawkesbury; snowblower donated by Canadian Tire Antigonish; and an emergency car kit donated by Johnson Insurance.
  5. Local Shopping Spree, including a $250 gift card donated by Trendy’s Shop Shop; $250 gift card donated by Trendy’s Clothing; $50 gift card donated by the Brownstone; two green fee passes donated by the Antigonish Golf Club; $300 gift card donated by Antigonish Superstore; $25 gift card donated by Pharmasave; Elizabeth Arden and Versace perfume donated by Shoppers Drug Mart; dinner for two donated by Gabrieau’s Bistro; dinner for four donated by the Wheel Pizza and Sub Shop; $50 Esso gift card donated by Johnson Insurance; $50 gift card donated by Elm Gardens; $40 gift card donated from McDonald’s; one night stay and breakfast for two at the Maritime Inn, Antigonish.

Get your ticket by calling 902-867-6000 or 1-855-867-6004!

Tickets can be purchased by phone Tuesday, October 24 from 4 to 9 p.m. or Wednesday, October 25 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Event will be held at Antigonish Market Square.


Posted at 10:18 am on August 14, 2017

Show your support for MS with A&W Burgers to Beat MS this year.


Posted at 10:45 am on August 11, 2017

2017 Taste of Nova Scotia Awards are underway!

Taste of Nova Scotia

Click here to learn more about the awards!


Posted at 9:45 am on July 31, 2017

 A new children’s picture book authored by two Antigonish County residents will be on book store shelves this fall.  The publication, for ages 3 to 8 is called “Fancy

Cover of the new picture book, “Fancy Goat” by Jeremy Holmes and Justin Gregg

Goat”.  One of authors of the book is Jeremy Holmes, founder of the children’s songwriting act “The Little Ditties”, winner of the 2014 Children’s Recording of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards.

Co-author of the book is Justin Gregg, also a member of Little Ditties and has  written books about science for children and is owner of Outside the Lines Press.
Gregg says the book tells the story of an imaginative little girl and her goat.
The book with illustrations from Holmes and Anke de Vries will be formally launched in September 2nd at the Peoples Place Library in Antigonish.  Gregg and Holmes will also perform a couple of songs for the book launch.  One hundred copies of the book will be donated to libraries across Nova Scotia.


Posted at 1:35 pm on June 30, 2017

A community hall in Stellarton has received a Canada Day gift from the federal government. It was announced today that more than 15 thousand dollars is going towards upgrades at the Stellarton Fire Hall and Community Hall.
The 30 thousand dollar project, will see the oil fired furnace replaced with a propane furnace. MP for Central Nova, Sean Fraser was on hand for the announcement and says that: “It is encouraging to see the federal government make investments in these facilities to ensure they are properly maintained so they can serve the next generation.”
The municipality is also contributing 15 thousand to the upgrades. The project is partly funded through the Canada 150 Community Infastructure Program.


Posted at 8:44 am on April 19, 2017

The upcoming vote regarding the fate of the Antigonish Education Centre is garnering attention throughout the town and county of Antigonish. A joint meeting between town and county is being planned on Monday evening to further discuss the matter.

County Warden Russell Boucher says he was unable to attend the meeting held in early April, but certainly has been hearing concerns from councillors around the table. Boucher is hopeful that the right decision is made by the school board:

 

A special meeting will be held on the 26th for school board members to vote on the fate of AEC.


Posted at 12:50 pm on April 11, 2017

The Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s passed the 2017 – 2018 budget Monday night at a special council meeting. Tax rates will rise by 3 cents for all properties; residential, resource and commercial. Commercial tax rates are now $2.23 per $100 of assessment and residential and resource tax rates are currently .92 cents per $100 of assessment. The operating budget for the year is $3,132,167 with a budget increase of .65 per cent over last year.

Projects this year include replacement of waterlines in Sherbrooke, a reinstatement of the Active Living Coordinator position and the formation of a new Economic Development Committee.


Posted at 9:40 am on March 30, 2017


Posted at 9:39 am on March 30, 2017