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16 Days of Activism

 

Municipal Council supports the 16 Days of Activism Campaign to end gender-based violence. Standing L-R: Councillor Vaughan Chisholm, Councillor Donnie MacDonald, Councillor Bill MacFarlane, Councillor John Dunbar, Councillor Rémi Deveau Seated (L-R): Councillor Gary Mattie, Councillor Mary MacLellan, Warden Owen McCarron, Deputy Warden Hughie Stewart, Councillor Neil Corbett

The Municipality of the County of Antigonish’s Council encourages everyone to think about and speak out in unity to support 16 days of activism against Gender-Based Violence. It is time to take action to end violence against women and girls in our community and around the world. #nomore #orangetheworld #16daysofactivism

Check out the Antigonish Womens Resource Centre and http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/take-action/16-days-of-activism for more information.

Paqtnkek Interchange Project

Antigonish County Warden Owen McCarron, Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie MLA and provincial minister for Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Lloyd Hines, Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation Chief Paul ‘PJ” Prosper, MP for Cape Breton-Canso Rodger Cuzner, and Antigonish MLA Randy Delorey were on hand for a $15.3 million funding announcement for the Paqtnkek Interchange Project. (The Casket Newspaper)

On October 21st, Antigonish County Warden Owen McCarron emceed the $15.3 million federal-provincial funding announcement at the Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation. Also on hand for the announcement were Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie MLA and provincial minister for Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Lloyd Hines, Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation Chief Paul ‘PJ” Prosper, MP for Cape Breton-Canso Rodger Cuzner, and Antigonish MLA Randy Delorey.

The collaborative project, in partnership with the Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation, involves the construction of a diamond interchange, including new north and south connector roads and highway underpass.

“These improvements will significantly reduce travel times for residents of the Paqtnkek community, and increase safety and traveler mobility to and from highway 104. Most importantly, the new interchange will provide improved 100 Series highway access to Reserve lands that were previously disconnected from the highway.” Quoted Chief Prosper.

“Certainly, lands were cut off in the 1960s, and this, sort of, has a way of righting that historic wrong. And provides an opportunity for the community to really think about what this represents for us; as a community, as individuals, and to allow for progress to emerge in a way that, sort of, meets the distinct needs of our community while also being responsive to emerging markets.”

 

What do we love about Antigonish County?

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.

You can view these videos on the Municipality’s Vimeo channel.

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 in Antigonish County from Mun of County of Antigonish on Vimeo.

 

Winter Parking Regulations

The Municipality of the County of Antigonish wishes to advise that from December 1, 2018 to April 15, 2019, Winter Parking Regulations will be in effect for roads and streets under its jurisdiction.  During this period, parking of vehicles on County owned streets and roads between 12:01 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. is restricted. 
Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act for the Province of Nova Scotia prohibits vehicles from obstructing snow removal or any other winter maintenance that may be necessary.  The Act also allows for such vehicles to be removed  at the owners expense.
A complete listing of those streets and roads under the jurisdiction of the County may be obtained by clicking on this link:  Winter Parking Order

 

Community Partnership Grants

                          **COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP GRANTS POLICY**

APPLICATION DEADLINE for funding for the April 2018 – March 2019 Budget Year:
Friday, February 28, 2018 at 4:30 PM

Non-profit community organizations that provide programs, services or activities that enhance the quality of life for residents of the Municipality are invited to apply provided they meet the criteria outlined in the Community Partnership Grants Policy.

The Community Partnership Grant Applications are now available:

Applications to Development Capital and Operating Grants will be accepted once per fiscal year. APPLICATION DEADLINE for funding for the April 2018 – March 2019 Budget Year:
Friday, February 28, 2018 at 4:30 PM

Applications to Recreation Sport Cultural and Leadership Travel Assistance will be accepted on an on-going basis throughout the year.

Please review the Policy prior to submitting your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered for funding.