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Posted at 6:22 pm on October 22, 2014

A dynamic storytelling duo from Antigonish is at it again.  Phil Milner and Len P-D MacDonald are chipping in for a fundraising event on Sunday.  The Heatherton Development, Culture & Wellness Association will be holding a fundraising event along with a silent auction.   The group is raising funds to convert the former Rev. HJ MacDonald School in Heatherton into a community centre.  Milner says he and his partner are more than happy to chip in.

Mac Donald meanwhile gives a sneak peak.  But as usual, it’s just a teaser for now so you’ll be interested and show up to hear his stories live.

The doors open at 6pm Sunday at the school in Heatherton.  It’ll be a night filled with music, storytelling and a silent auction.  Visit our website at to find out how you can purchse tickets.
Tickets are now available at Brendan’s Fairway and from any of the fundraising committee members: Margie (Myles) Glenn 386-2279, Barbie Bowie 386-2667, Brenda Berkvens 386-2453, John Bailey 386-2590 or Wayne MacMillan 386-2695. Tickets are $20.00/person and there will also be complimentary tea/coffee and oatcakes.

Posted at 1:12 pm on October 22, 2014

A 37-year-old Frankville, Antigonish County man charged with Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography appeared in Antigonish Provincial Court this morning.  The appearance, by Trevor Jon Austen, was brief.  The matter was adjourned until November 26th.  At that time, Austen is expected to enter a plea to the charges.
Austen was charged in April, after Antigonish RCMP and members of Internet Child Exploitation Unit, Technological Crime Unit,  and Antigonish/Guysborough Street Crime Enforcement Unit searched a home in Frankville.  Police seized three laptops, one external hard drive and one cell phone.

Posted at 8:17 am on October 22, 2014

Antigonish County Council is applying for a municipal boundary change.  The idea is to even out the number of residents in the electoral districts. Warden Russell Boucher says residents had the opportunity to express concerns at public gatherings in Heatherton and Maryvale but attendance was poor.
Boucher says regardless of any changes, municipal services will not be reduced.

Posted at 8:16 am on October 22, 2014

The Antigonish County Warden says no one complained to him about loud parties during the recent home coming.  But Russell Boucher says he will sit with his town colleagues and community leaders to discuss concerns regarding the 2014 celebrations.  Some town councillors say residents have complained about loud parties, and they hope a group called “Town and Gown“ can find remedies to benefit everyone.  Boucher accepts the invitation to meet with his counterparts and would like to learn more.

Mayor Carl Chisholm says the town and university have a solid rapport and sometimes relationships require some fine-tuning.  Civic officials give credit to the new student union leadership for helping to move the partnership forward.

Posted at 8:14 am on October 22, 2014

Russell Boucher is on-board with Antigonish Community Transit.  The county warden says he’s very pleased that a bus is now chauffeuring clients.  A pilot project is underway servicing both municipalities.  Boucher says it’s a significant benefit for Antigonish County.
But Boucher says, it will only work, if people use it.  The pilot project runs until the end of March.  It will be determined at that time whether or not the service will remain permanently.

Posted at 5:30 pm on October 21, 2014

The Barney’s River Fire chief is getting support from the Town of Antigonish.  Joe Mac Donald is urging the province to twin the section of highway from Sutherland’s River to Antigonish.  Town Mayor Carl Chisholm says the municipality will send a letter of support to the government.

A tragic fatal collision in the Marshy Hope area on Friday marked 14 fatalities on that stretch of highway since 2009.

Posted at 3:47 pm on October 21, 2014

A Port Hawkesbury Town Councillor is applauding an emergency department doctor who’s been recruited to the Strait Area.   The medical professional will begin December First.  Joe Janega says meanwhile, discussions continue with other medical professionals expressing interest in moving to the area, not to mention an upcoming meeting with the health authority and provincial officials regarding a possible community health centre.

As far as the new physician for the Strait Richmond Hospital,  GASHA is extending its thanks and appreciation to the community for their patience over the past few months and to the local physicians for going above the call of duty.

Posted at 3:39 pm on October 21, 2014

St. FX is introducing a superstar for its athletics department, the fans and especially the x-women teams.  “Super Xavia“ is the only CIS female mascot.  The university’s Krista Mc Kenna describes her.

Super Xavia is the brain child of the Women of X-cellence.  She will be introduced during the X-women hockey team’s home opener against Dalhousie Friday night.

Posted at 3:36 pm on October 21, 2014

It was a busy weekend on Lochaber Lake.  Dalhousie University won the Atlantic University Championships and the Lochaber Cup.  And the Mic Mac Rowing Club won the Atlantic Rowing Championship & the Presidents Cup.

Posted at 3:34 pm on October 21, 2014

St. FX remains in the weekly CIS top 10.  The X-women rugby team is in the second place spot and the men’s cross country running team is in seventh place.  Meanwhile,

Jenna Downey is the AUS player of the week.  The dual sport student-athlete is currently playing in her fifth year as a defender with the women’s hockey team and  her first season with the  rugby team.