Several local agencies worked together in the rescue of a woman.
Shortly before 5:30 on Friday afternoon, Antigonish District RCMP received a report of a woman in medical distress near Aulds Cove. Police determined the woman had been kayaking, and could be located on an island off the shore of Havre Boucher. RCMP officers and the Havre Boucher Volunteer Fire Department went the Havre Boucher Wharf, and with the assistance of a volunteer with the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, a rescue team was deployed.
Emerging local entrepreneur Hannah Chisholm is now officially in business. The Antigonish County native and St. FX University graduate is now selling her product called Eggcitables on-line. Eggcitables is a plant-based egg alternative that can be used in egg-based meals.
Chisholm says she hopes to eventually to sell Eggcitables to the retail market, such as health food and specialty food stores.
She says reaction to the product has been positive, with sales as far away as Scarborough, Ontario. She says there’s also been some repeat business already.
The County of Antigonish is contributing $50,000 to the costs of an accessible ballfield in the area.
Earlier this year, Antigonish Challenger Baseball received $150,000 from the Toronto Blue Jay’s Jays Care Foundation for an accessible ballfield, including a turf infield and wheelchair accessible dugouts. They also received $150,000 from the Town of Antigonish for upogrades.
During a regular meeting of council for the County of Antigonish, members voted to offer $50,000 to the cause. Warden Owen McCarron said the request for funding came in a bit late but council wanted to contribute.
McCarron said it will be a one-time contribution, adding the county is hopeful the work will begin soon.
Another honour for emerging local entrepreneur Hannah Chisholm. The Antigonish County
Hannah Chisholm (www.stfxenactus.com)
native and St. FX University graduate has won 15-thousand dollars from Innovacorp for their annual Spark Innovation Challenge. She was one of 15 finalists to receive funding from 122 submissions. Chisholm is developing a product called Eggcitables, a plant based egg alternative that can be used in egg-based meals.
Chisholm says the funding from Innovacorp will help in paying the start-up costs associated with the business.
Chisholm is currently in a 12 week accelerator internship program in Fredericton to help get her business going. Chisholm has launched a web site for her business, eggcitables.com and will be announcing plans soon for rolling out her product to customers.
A New Brunswick man faces charges related to a single vehicle collision on the 104.
Before 8 a.m. yesterday, Antigonish District RCMP responded to an incident on Highway 104 in Beaver Mountain involving a 2013 Nissan Rogue striking a guardrail while heading east. The collision caused extensive damage to the vehicle and the driver was transported to St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish with non-life threatening injuries.
A 40-year-old man from Fredericton, New Brunswick, faces Impaired Driving related offences as a result of the incident. The investigation is continuing.
Antigonish District RCMP would like to take this opportunity to remind motorists to call 911 if you suspect a driver is driving while impaired.
Warden Owen McCarron said the county is still waiting to hear back from the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal in regards to the Beech Hill intersection.
The Warden said the department did a traffic study on the busy intersection, noting council was told the study is at the executive level at the moment.
McCarron said the county contacted the province about eight months ago to see if something can be done in order to curb the number of collisions and near collisions. He said council is anxiously awaiting the report and hopeful for a solution that will mitigate the challenges around the intersection.
Council is also awaiting word from DTIR in regards to the Highway 4 and Route 16 intersection in Monastery. McCarron said the county hasn’t heard anything official but the department is looking at how to best address the situation
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 of court orders. Kane faces an additional charge of Uttering Threats.
The 24-year-old victim from Antigonish was released from hospital on Sunday. All of the men were known to one another.
Kane was arrested on Thursday and Henderson was arrested the following day. Kane is scheduled to appear in Antigonish Provincial Court on Wednesday. Henderson was scheduled to appear in Antigonish Provincial Court yesterday.
A release from the RCMP stated more charges are anticipated.
RCMP thanked the community for their assistance with the investigation.
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.
The town began exploring the move to the district planning commission several months ago.
The town partners with a number of regional organizations that involve members of the District Planning Commission, including the Eastern Strait Regional Enterprise Network, and Eastern Regional Solid Waste Management.
The town will host a meet and greet with Eastern District Planning Commission staff on July 3rd in the Council Chambers from 2 to 5 p.m.
The Antigonish County Municipality and the Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation are holding a series a meetings with its residents to talk about recreation and active living.
Recreation staff and municipal and band councillors are looking for ideas on how to enhance recreation and physical activity opportunities to meet the needs of the community.
Physical Activities Coordinator with the county’s Recreation Department Meaghan MacNeil says the meetings will be informal, following a “kitchen table” format. MacNeil says these public discussions could touch on a broad range of issues.
The first meeting will be Tuesday night at the Heatherton Community Centre. Future sessions are planned for St. Andrew Junior School on June 4th, East Antigonish Education and Academy on June 7th, and Arisaig Community Hall on June 11th. There’s also meetings at the Paqtnkek Health Centre on June 13th and St. Joseph’s Lakeside Community Centre on the June 18th. All meetings will start at 6:30.