“The Shop Local: Antigonish By Choice holiday campaign encourages Antigonish residents to shop locally this holiday season. Antigonish offers a diverse range of businesses, services, and independent artisans that contribute to the overall well-being of our community. Simply put, shopping local has a massive multiplier effect on our local economy that results in many positive spinoffs,” said Owen McCarron, Warden of the Municipality of the County of Antigonish.
The Municipality of the County of Antigonish is a great place to live, to work, to play, and to do business. Municipal Council and staff work hard to ensure our community is secure, sustainable and a healthy active place to do all of those things.
What do you know about local government?
Check out the following vignettes, these tell some of our story.
To increase awareness of municipal government, particularly the programs and services provided by the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, we have developed a series of five short videos that show what we do and why we love this place!
This five part series will teach you about how your municipal taxes are spent, show you the importance of our water, waste water and solid waste management operations, speak to our phenomenal recreation programming. Our 5th and final video, linked below, speaks about why Antigonish County is such a great place.
A HUGE thank you to our filmmaker Leah Johnston and videographer Jeff Babineau, as well as our project coordinator Tammy Feltmate. Another big thank you to our staff for participating in this initiative and our aspiring investigative journalist Aiden.
For more information on anything you see here please contact the Municipal Office. We hope you enjoy watching these videos as much as we enjoyed making them!
Want more? Antigonish County has endless recreational opportunities…
Recreation means so much in Antigonish County; its about healthy living, physical activity and contributing to a healthy vibrant place to live. Accessibility and making programs and healthy living options for all is paramount to the municipal recreation team.
Local government is changing. The roles and responsibilities that fall to municipalities are increasing. Yet many are still unclear about what this or any other municipality does. Over the next week we will share 5 videos with you sharing a bit about municipal services and functions.
Check out our first video, on following the Loonie, where do our tax dollars go? Check back on Tuesday for a new video!
“Listening to Our Neighbours, Exploring the Changing Climate in Antigonish, NS” has won the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities Climate Change Leaders Award! This award will be accepted at the UNSM Annual meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 4, by Warden Russell Boucher and Tammy Feltmate, the municipality’s Director of Environment, Safety and Community Affairs. Congrats to all involved for this recognition!
Shot and directed by Corinne Dunphy and Antigonish Climate Resilience, and proudly supported by the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, this is a story about Antigonish — our people, land, water and livelihoods – and explores what people are doing locally to prepare for climate change, to deal with its consequences and to help slow its impacts.
This film was made possible through funding from the Municipality of the County of Antigonish; Nova Scotia Department of Environment; Central Home Improvement; The Townhouse Brewpub and Eatery; Antigonish International Film Festival; Sustainable Antigonish; The Sisters of St. Martha; and Public Health Services – Nova Scotia Health Authority.
Antigonish County, situated on the Northumberland Shore is home to St. Francis Xavier University, the Antigonish Highland Games the Acadian village of Pomquet. We offer a diverse economy and act as a service centre for Northeastern Nova Scotia.