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RCMP in Antigonish County lay charges of Attempted Murder and Aggravated assault following a Treaty Lane Incident

Early last Thursday morning, Antigonish District RCMP responded to a complaint of an incident involving three males on Treaty Lane. Following an investigation with help from the RCMP Northeast Nova Major Crime Unit, police charged Thirty-six-year-old Michael Kane, and twenty-seven year old Nigel Henderson, both of Paq’tnkek, with Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, and several breaches […]

Antigonish Highland Games to Open Canada Day

The annual Antigonish Highland Games are less than two weeks away. Antigonish Mayor Laurie Boucher said the number of people who visit Antigonish during the games is huge and thanked the volunteers who make it all run.   The games begin on July 1 and run through July 8. A full schedule of events can […]

Town of Antigonish Looks to Pass Budget this Week

Antigonish Town Council looking to pass its tax rates this week. Antigonish Mayor Laurie Boucher said council will hold a special meeting on Thursday to set its tax rates. Boucher said she had hoped to have the budget ready for a decision by Monday’s regular meeting of council but there were some delays. Boucher said the town’s […]

Antigonish Town Council contributes $50,000 to 2018 Special Olympics Canada National Summer Games

The Special Olympics Canada 2018 Summer games are set to kick off in Antigonish on July 31 and organizers are deep into their preparations. On Monday, Antigonish Town Council offered it’s $50,000 funding contribution to organizers. Mayor Laurie Boucher said council is very excited, noting the town will be inundated with visitors and she hopes everyone is ready. […]

Baddeck RCMP charge a New Brunswick Motorist with Stunting

Baddeck RCMP have charged a motorist for speeding more than 70 kilometres an hour over the posted speed limit. Police say yesterday afternoon, officers stopped a car in Highway 105 in Baddeck Bay that was clocked at 171 kilometres an hour in a 100 kilometre zone. Officer also noticed the car passing numerous vehicles. A […]

Antigonish To Join Eastern District Planning Commission in July

The Town of Antigonish will officially join the Eastern District Planning Commission on July 3rd. The announcement was made in a joint release by the town and the commission this morning. The commission provides planning, subdivision and building inspection services for the town of Port Hawkesbury and the counties of Inverness, Richmond, Victoria and Antigonish. […]

Pictou County Company Submits Low Bids on Two Contracts

A local company has submited the lowest bid on a project in Guysborough County. S. W. Weeks Contracting posted a quote of 268-thousand dollars for a project involving drainage, gravelling and asphalt concrete paving along a section of Old Riverside Road, near Falkland Lane. Two other companies offered tenders on the project. S. W. Weeks […]

Antigonish Company submits low bids

A local company submitted the low bid on two contracts. Finley Brophy Trucking offered an estimate of 23-thousand dollars for RIM Brush Clearing along two sections in Cumberland and Colchester Counties. Four other companies also bid on the project. Finley Brophy Trucking also offered the lowest quote of 97-thousand dollars for RIM ditching and culvert […]