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Antigonish County Municipality holds the line on tax rates

Tax rates have been set within the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, and again this year there’s no change. The residential tax rate remains $0.88 per $100 of assessment – the tenth consecutive year that the rate has not increased. The commercial rate will remain at $1.46 per $100 of assessment, which remains the lowest commercial tax jurisdiction in the province, which is now a 5 year achievement.
County Warden Owen McCarron says that key initiatives and expenses for this budget include the first installment of a pledge to St. Martha’s Hospital Foundation, and 3.3 million dollars put towards education. McCarron says this large chunk of funds to education is normal across the province:
This amount to education equates to 23% of the operating budget for the county. 25 % also goes towards protective services, including policing and fire protection.