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Campaign Launched in Antigonish Town and County to Encourage Residents to Shop Local This Christmas

A collaboration is asking Christmas shoppers to spend money where they live.

Shop Local: Antigonish by Choice, a collaborative campaign between the Town of Antigonish, the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, Eastern Strait Regional Enterprise Network and the Antigonish Chamber of Commerce kicked off on Monday.

The campaign features a contest with each prize donated by local businesses valued at $50 or more and folks can participate by filling out ballots after making a purchase at one of 24 stores taking part or finding the campaign on Facebook and sharing holiday themed photos.

John Beaton, CEO of ESREN, said the campaign is aimed at showing people the benefit of shopping local.

Beaton said spending money locally, you make a direct impact on the local economy.

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Paqtnkek and County of Antigonish sign a Friendship Accord

Paqtnkek and the Municipality of the County of Antigonish have signed a Friendship Accord. The accord includes a commitment by the two communities to

Paqtnkek Chief PJ Prosper and Antigonish County Warden Owen McCarron shake hands after planting a black ash tree.

collaborate in such areas as economic development. It’s among the first of its kind in Canada.  The agreement was signed over the weekend by Paqtnkek Chief PJ Prosper and Antigonish County Warden Owen McCarron at St. Anne’s Church, Summerside Road, also known as Walnek, a traditional meeting place for centuries. Prosper says what he hopes comes out of this agreement is that a relationship has been established

 

Participants at the ceremony smoked a traditional pipe, gifts were exchanged as a sign of friendship and a rare ceremonial black ash tree planted.

McCarron says with this accord, it brings the two communities closer.

 

This accord is one of the first in Canada to be signed by a municipal government and an Indigenous community.  The signing is the result of a program called the Community Economic Development Initiative, a joint project of the Canadian Federation of Municipalities and the Canadian Aboriginal Native Development Officers Organization