Current Notices

Paying Your Property Tax Bill

Did you know that you can pay your tax bills without coming into the Municipal Administration Office?

Property tax bills for the Municipality of the County of Antigonish have been issued and the deadline has been extended until July 31, 2020.

Cheques can be mailed to:
Municipality of the County of Antigonish
285 Beech Hill Road
Beech Hill, Nova Scotia  B2G 0B4

Call 902-863-1117 to pay with Visa, Mastercard or American Express.

To reduce the traffic in our building, we encourage everyone to pay their taxes through online banking or by cheque in the mail.

If you do choose to use online banking here are a few tips to help with that process:

Once you log into your online banking account and find the place to pay your bills, you can do the following steps to set up the account:

Property Taxes:
Go to “Add Payee”
Search “Antigonish”
Select “Antigonish County Property Tax”
Add all 8 digits of your Municipal Account number

Water Utility:
Go to “Add Payee”
Search “Antigonish”
Select “Antigonish County Water”
Add all 8 digits of your Municipal Account number

Please make sure you are not paying your bills to the Town of Antigonish. This is a common mistake people make since both municipal units have Antigonish in their names.

Payments can also be accepted in person at the Municipal Administration Office at 285 Beech Hill Road. Your patience is greatly appreciated for all front counter payments at the Municipal Administration Office as your wait-time may be delayed due to additional Public Health measures that have been put in place for the safety of the public and Municipal staff.

At the Municipal Administration Office, we are accepting payments in the form(s) of cash, debit, cheque, Visa, Mastercard or American Express.

UPDATED CLOSING DATE – Antigonish County Court House – RFP for Exterior Renovations

The Municipality is looking for work to be done to be done to the exterior of the Courthouse Building at 172 Main Street, Antigonish.

Bids must be submitted before 2:00pm on Friday, June 19, 2020

Submissions are to be received electronically in PDF format.  Instructions for submissions and full details of the scope of work can be found in document MCA-CH2020-2, which also posted on the Provincial procurement website.    Plans for the ramp and step can be found here.

Contractors must take into consideration and adjust their work practices to ensure ALL construction activities are following the on-going (and changing) provincial COVID-19 restrictions issued by the Government of Nova Scotia and federal restrictions issued by the Government of Canada.

The Municipality of the County of Antigonish reserves the right to reject any or all bids, not necessarily accept the lowest bid, or to accept any bid which it may consider to be in the best interest of the Municipality.  The Municipality also reserves the right to waive formality, informality or technicality in any bid.

Beth Schumacher
Deputy Clerk

SKATEPARK RULES FOR USE DURING COVID-19

The Town of Antigonish and the Municipality of the County of Antigonish are glad that the community is able to exercise and get outdoors for their recreation activities. To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the safety of yourself and others the following rules are now in place for the use of the Antigonish All-Wheels Skatepark:

  • There is to be a maximum of 10 users at the Skatepark at one time.
  • People must maintain a 6 foot/2-meter distance from other users and spectators at the park.
  • Users and spectators who are not part of the same household are not to be gathered in a group larger than 5 on or around any area of the Skatepark.
  • If the skatepark has more than 10 people using it when you arrive, please return home and try again at a later time.

These rules will remain in place until further notice. Regular enforcement of these rules by the Town’s By-Law Officer’s and RCMP will be taking place. The RCMP still have the ability to issue fines to anyone not following social distancing rules. If users cannot follow the rules listed above, the Skatepark will be closed. These rules are also posted at the Antigonish All-Wheels Skatepark.

The Town and County urge residents to please follow the rules so that everyone can continue to enjoy the use of the Skatepark.

 

Use of the Landing Trail

“Walk to Exercise, Not Socialize”

Walking, running and biking are great tools to maintain physical and mental health while social distancing. Those who choose to walk, run or bike on the trails must comply with the following provincial restrictions:

  • Practice social distancing by limiting contact with other people – stay about 2 metres (6 feet) apart.
  • Limit gatherings to no more than 5 people. Groups should be made up of individuals from the same household.
  • If you do not live within walking distance to the trails do not drive to them. Exercise in your neighbourhood instead.

Residents should not be driving to use the Landing Trail. If the RCMP continue to see vehicle traffic at the Landing, they will start ticketing vehicles who are not complying with the Health Protection Act.

The Town of Antigonish and the Municipality of the County of Antigonish remind residents that it is critical that we take these measures to protect the community. Please follow the strict directions from the Premier of Nova Scotia and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Strang to walk, run or bike around your own neighbourhood for exercise not socialization.

Failure to follow these directions could result in closure of the Landing Trail.

Antigonish Cares

Do you have a loved one, family friend, or former neighbour living in a long-term care home
in our community? Why not take this time to reach out, send a note or draw picture that
could help brighten someone’s day! Let’s stay in touch and let residents and workers know that we are thinking of them by sending messages of support, thanks and friendship to brighten spirits and lift the hearts those who need it the most.
The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is jointly owned by the Town of Antigonish and the
Municipality of the County of Antigonish. Right now, we are thinking of the 136 residents
and staff members who need a little extra support from our community during this time.
We invite you and your family to send letters, cards, pictures, paintings and messages of
hope to the residents and staff of the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home or any other facility in
Antigonish Town and County.

R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home
64 Pleasant Street
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
B2G 1W7

Cards and letters for the R.K. MacDonald can be mailed or dropped in a secure outdoor
drop box at:
If you use the dropbox, please be sure to follow proper physical/social distancing guidelines
from other residents and employees and wash your hands when you return home.
You can also send messages of support via email to: RK.ADMINAssistant@rkmacdonald.ca.

Provincial Parks Closed

The Province of Nova Scotia declared a State of Emergency on Sunday March 22, 2020. All provincial beaches and parks are closed until further notice. It is important to remain active for your mental and physical health, please do so in your neighborhoods or on your property while maintaining a physical distance of 2 meters (6 ft).

As the Premier said,
“If you have to drive to get your exercise, you are going too far. What we need you to do is walk for exercise not to socialize; and you can do that in your community. If you live near a trail, go to the trial, but if you are driving to go to the parking lot; stay in your own community. Walk the block, walk around your house, walk along the side of the road you live on. What we are asking people to do is not to drive to public spaces.”