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RCMP Investigating Boat Theft in Inverness County

The RCMP in Inverness County are investigating the theft of a 30-thousand dollar boat, motor and trailer. Police say officers were contacted by the owner of the boat Monday, saying he’d been the victim of a theft. Police say sometime between last Thursday and Monday, someone took the man’s 2017 Alumacraft MV 1860 boat with […]

Antigonish County Warden Pleased with Response from Province on Beech Hill/Trunk 4 Intersection

Antigonish County Warden Owen McCarron said he has heard back from Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal minister Lloyd Hines regarding the Beech Hill and Trunk 4 intersection. Last month, McCarron expressed council’s frustration with the lack of news on a traffic study done on the intersection. On Tuesday, McCarron said Hines told them the […]

Antigonish County Council Considering Funding Level for Planned Skatepark

Antigonish County Council is waiting for different funding pieces to fall into place before making a decision on its funding contribution for the planned Antigonish skatepark. County Warden Owen McCarron said council is supportive of the proposed park and the Antigonish Skatepark Collective, noting they just haven’t figured out a number yet.   McCarron also […]

Antigonish County District 8 Councillor Gary Mattie on a Leave of Absence

During Tuesday’s regular meeting of council for the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, members requested a leave of absence for District 8 councillor Gary Mattie.  Warden Owen McCarron said Mattie’s absence is health related, noting he’s been absent from meetings since June. McCarron said whenever a councillor misses three meetings in a row, the […]

Health Care, Nova Scotians on Low Income are Concerns for Burrill as he Travels the Province

With the fall sitting of the legislature over, NDP Leader Gary Burrill is travelling the province to hear concerns from Nova Scotians.  Burrill’s province-wide tour brought him to Antigonish today.  Burrill says one of his concerns is the number of Nova Scotians living on low income; about one third of workers are making under 15 dollars […]

Town of Antigonish says post-event evaluation of St. FX Homecoming Positive

The Town of Antigonish issued a press release on Monday regarding homecoming weekend. The release stated a post-event evaluation from the RCMP and St. Martha’s Regional Hospital stated officers were busy but there was a noticeable improvement from last year. Following Monday’s regular council meeting, Mayor Laurie Boucher said the planning for homecoming this year […]

Antigonish Town Council planning Pop-Up events to garner Feedback on Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-Law

Antignish Town council is hosting two pop-up events for residents to offer feedback on the town’s review and update of the Municipal Planning Strategy and Land-Use bylaw. Antigonish Mayor Laurie Boucher said the town decided to use pop-ups so they would get input from a solid cross section of residents. She said the pop-ups won’t be as in-depth […]

Antigonish to monitor public response to Marijuana Legalization

With cannabis legalization coming into affect on October 17, Antigonish Mayor Laurie Boucher fielded questions about the town’s approach following a regular council meeting on Monday. Boucher said the town discussed the matter with the Police and Licensing committee as well as the police advisory committee and the RCMP. She said they anticipate there will […]