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St. FX English Professor Joseph Khoury to edit books series aimed bring publications from 1485 to 1700 to Modern Audiences

St. FX English professor Dr. Joseph Khoury has received a prestigious appointment. Khoury , a well-known Renaissance scholar, is now editor of the Tudor and Stuart Book Series at the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies at Victoria College at the University of Toronto. His job will be to re-energize the series at this world-class […]

County council is looking to add an energy manager

The Municipality of the County of Antigonish is applying to Efficiency Nova Scotia for a co-funded on-site energy manager position. The county is looking to partner with Paq’tnkek and other municipalities on the project. McCarron said the county was doing some work on energy projects both on its own and with Paq’tnkek and decided to […]

Helping the Helpers event gets thumbs up from joint council

Ahead of the Helping the Helpers event set for next month in Antigonish, organizers Alma Farrell and Michelle MacDonald offered a presentation to the Town of Antigonish and the Municipality of the County of Antigonish Joint council meeting on Wednesday. County Warden Owen McCarron said the presentation was an overview on the event as well […]

Cell and internet service continues to be an issue in the county

During a recent discussion regarding federal funding with Diane Surette, a representative from the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure renewal, Owen McCarron brought up the issue of rural broadband and cell service. Council has dealt with concerns regarding cell and internet service in the county for some time.   McCarron said keeping the […]

Council would like to see some movement on federal funding projects

Antigonish Warden Owen McCarron and municipal treasurer clerk Glen Horne recently met with Diane Surette, a representative from the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure renewal, regarding infrastructure programs and a bilateral agreement signed between the province and the federal government. McCarron said the federal government seems to indicate money is there for projects […]

The town wants something done with an unsightly premises

The Town of Antigonish has listed a property on the west end of James Street as an unsightly premises. During last night’s regular monthly council meeting, Mayor Laurie Boucher said they’ve has a few complaints about a sign on the property from different people in the town. Boucher said if they property owner doesn’t remove […]

Town council is offering funding to the local farmers` market

  During last night’s regular monthly council meeting, Antigonish Town Council approved a motion to contribute $150,000 from the operational reserve to the Antigonish Farmer’s Market Association. The funding is conditional on the organization securing the rest of the necessary funding. Antigonish Mayor Laurie Boucher said the Farmer’s Market is a huge asset to the […]