2016 Municipal Election

Posted at 12:49 pm on October 7, 2016

A movement is underway on the St. FX University campus to encourage more students to vote in next week’s municipal election.  Leading the campaign to get out the vote is the St. FX Students Union.
Vice President External, Annie Sirois says it’s had several initiatives on campus.  There was a debate of the candidates running for Antigonish Mayor, and students met with Town returning officers to determine if they are eligible to vote.
Sirois says there seems to be more student interest in the municipal election.
Sirois also welcomes the introduction of electronic voting in the town election, which she says will make it easier for students to cast their ballot.

Posted at 3:36 pm on September 12, 2016

A man with extensive experience in municipal government administration has announced his candidacy on District of Guysborough Council.  Carl Bond  will run in District 8.  He was a deputy clerk with the former Town of Canso prior to dissolution and was a financial assistant with the District of Guysborough before changing careers last year.
Bond says one of his priorities if he’s elected  is finding ways to reverse the tide of out-migration.
Bond says he decided to run at the urging of local residents.