Engage Antigonish


Posted at 10:25 am on April 17, 2018

Mayor Laurie Boucher is pleased with the town’s second Engage Antigonish session.  

During last night’s regular monthly council meeting, Boucher said about 70 people attended last week’s session at St. Ninian Place, adding some were some new faces.

 

 

Boucher says information gathered will help the town with its budget planning and in developing its strategic plan.  Boucher says council will review the Strategic Plan every 3 to 4 months to plot future direction.


Posted at 11:36 am on April 13, 2018

Antigonish Town Mayor Laurie Boucher says input submitted by area residents at two sessions and one with youth will not be collecting dust on a shelf.  The

One of the break out sessions during Engage Antigonish

town held it’s second Engage Antigonish session at St. Ninian Place last night.  Of the 14 priorities identified from the first public meeting at the end of January, it was narrowed down to five; create an age friendly community; pursue environmental sustainability; recreation, leisure and outdoor space; support economic development and arts and culture.

Boucher says information gathered will help the town with its budget planning and in developing its strategic plan.

 

 

Danny Graham of Engage Nova Scotia says he was struck by how area residents bought into the process.

Boucher says residents will see some of the recommendations made at the sessions implemented over time including future municipal budgets and ongoing reviews of the strategic plan.


Posted at 10:56 am on April 12, 2018

The second Engage Antigonish session takes place tonight.  It’s a follow-up on the issues discussed during the initial gathering at the end of January.  The

Antigonish Mayor Laurie Boucher

doors will open at 6:15 at St. Ninian Place, the meeting starts at 6:30.

Town Mayor Laurie Boucher says the 14 priorities identified by the community have been narrowed down to five.  They are:  creating an age-friendly community; environmental sustainability; economic development, recreation, leisure and outdoor sports; and arts and culture.
Boucher says information gathered will help the town with its budget planning.  The mayor says the feedback will also assist the town in developing its strategic plan.
Boucher says it’s also inviting youth to participate.  The town also had an Engage session with students recently at the Dr. JH Gillis Regional High School


Posted at 7:45 am on March 27, 2018

The Town of Antigonish is making plans for its second Engage Antigonish session.  It will be held on Thursday, April 12 th at St. Ninian Place starting at 6:30.

Antigonish Mayor Laurie Boucher

Mayor Laurie Boucher says this meeting will follow-up on the issues that were discussed during the initial gathering at the end of January.
To ensure the town received input from local youth, Boucher says it had a similar Engage Antigonish session on Friday at the Dr. JH Gillis Regional High School in Antigonish.
Boucher says some interesting points were raised by the students.
Boucher says citizen input received at Engage Antigonish sessions will assist the town in developing a Strategic Plan.


Posted at 10:41 am on January 30, 2018

A community wide discussion titled ‘Engage Antigonish’ is being held Wednesday, and the town’s mayor is excited to hear from area residents. Laurie Boucher says

Antigonish Mayor Laurie Boucher

“Engage Antigonish” is meant to do exactly that; engage community members of Antigonish in a way to develop the strategic plan.

Boucher says the open event is a great way for her and members of Engage Nova Scotia to hear what concerns and comments area residents have, and find ways to address them. Boucher says the event will be eye opening for her:
Engage Antigonish happens Wednesday night at St. Ninnian Place. The event starts at 6:30, and Boucher says that more than 100 people have already registered.