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Concern over St. FX related parking on Antigonish Town Streets raised at Council

With ongoing construction at St. FX, there’s renewed concerns from Antigonish Town Councillors it may push university-related parking to nearby streets.  Councillor Willie Cormier says some parking has been displaced because of the Mulroney Hall project.
Antigonish Mayor Laurie Boucher says it’s also no secret the direction of the university is to make it more pedestrian friendly, and that’s also going to have an impact.  However, Boucher says town and university officials are talking.
Boucher says the town and the university have a good working relationship.
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New Glasgow Council holds lively meeting Monday night

New Glasgow Council was heated Monday evening with a public hearing kicking things off.

Residents in the Marsh Road and Washington Street neighbourhood showed their approval or displeasure with the possible rezoning of a property behind Wilson’s gas into a commercial lot.

The proposal will see the house torn down to make way for more parking and a furnace oil station.

The second reading for the rezoning was put forth by Councillor Troy McCulloch and ultimately passed by council.

Afterward, an appeal for a variance grant pitted two neighbours against each other over the issue of privacy during the hearing.

The appeal was ultimately declined and the variance grant applicant will be allowed to build a home in what is currently his back yard.