Integrated Community Sustainability Planning

The Integrated Community Sustainability Plan is a long term plan (20 to 25 years) that focuses on identifying issues currently facing municipalities and their communities under the four pillars of environment, economy, culture and society. The ICSP process empowers communities to address current and future needs and propose solutions, while embedding municipal infrastructure requirements within these broader strategies.

What is our story? What is the role of local government? Why is Antigonish great?

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.

Taxes to Services, What is the connection? Tax dollars at work in our Community. from Mun of County of Antigonish on Vimeo.

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

Water … An invaluable resource in Antigonish County from Mun of County of Antigonish on Vimeo.

 

Keeping our Community Clean, Solid Waste Management in Antigonish County. from Mun of County of Antigonish on Vimeo.

What Makes Antigonish County great? from Mun of County of Antigonish on Vimeo.

 

 

Municipal Awareness Vignettes

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!

Video – Recreation in Antigonish County

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.

Recreation in Antigonish County from Tammy Feltmate on Vimeo.

For more information on Recreation in Antigonish County contact the Recreation Department at recreation@antigonishcounty.ns.ca.

Video- Keeping Our Community Clean- Solid Waste Management in Antigonish County

The Public Works and Solid Waste Management team at the Municipality of the County of Antigonish are a busy crew. They are working hard to maintain service delivery in Antigonish County in all weather and road conditions. Take a look at Solid Waste Management, meet some of our team and see how day to day we can help.

 

Keeping our Community Clean, Solid Waste Management in Antigonish County. from Tammy Feltmate on Vimeo.

Tell us what you think, or if you have questions get in touch with us.

Contact Tammy Feltmate, Director of Sustainable Communities at tammy.feltmate@antigonishcounty.ns.ca or by calling the office at 902 863 1117.

 

Video – Water… an essential resource. What is the municipal role?

In Antigonish County we are lucky to have access to clean safe drinking water. It is a privilege we should not take for granted. We all have a role in protecting and conserving this life sustaining resource. Watch the video below for a little insight into the County’s role in providing water and processing waste water in Antigonish County.

 

Water an invaluable resource in Antigonish County from Tammy Feltmate on Vimeo.

For questions, or to share thoughts or start a conversation on water in Antigonish County, contact Tammy Feltmate at tammy.feltmate@antigonishcounty.ns.ca.

 

VIDEO – From Tax to Service….following the tax dollar in Antigonish County

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!

Taxes to Services, What is the connection? Tax dollars at work in our Community. from Tammy Feltmate on Vimeo.

If you have any comments or questions feel free to contact Tammy Felmate, Director of Sustainable Communities at tammy.feltmate@antigonishcounty.ns.ca

Listening to Our Neighbours Wins Award

“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.