Notice of Public Hearing: Amalgamation and Rates for Antigonish County Water Utility

THE MUNICIPALITY OF THE COUNTY OF ANTIGONISH, on behalf of the existing two water utilities (Fringe Area and Lower South River and Area) to amalgamate the two utilities into one utility named the Antigonish County Water Utility and to apply for an Order authorizing and approving a new Schedule of Rates and Charges for Water and Water Services and a Schedule of Rules and Regulation.

The full Notice can be found here:
Notice of Public Hearing Amalgamation and Rates for Antigonish County Water Utility


Call for Applicants to Join Accessibility Advisory Committee

Want to make a difference in our community?

The Municipality is looking for interested individuals to join our Accessibility Advisory Committee. This committee will provide advice to the municipal council on identifying, preventing and eliminating barriers to people with disabilities in municipal programs, services, initiatives and facilities. This committee will be vital in making our community accessible; one of the first areas of focus for the committee will be developing a five-year municipal accessibility plan.

At least one half of the members of this committee will have a disability or represent an organization that works with and represents people living with disabilities.

As a starting point Disability will be defined to include a physical, mental, intellectual, learning or sensory impairment -including an episodic disability- that in interaction with a barrier hinders an individual’s full and effective participation in society. A definition will be agreed upon by the committee through the process of developing an Accessibility Plan for the County.

Applications are available here, can be picked up at the municipal building at 285 Beech Hill Rd, or call Tammy at 902 863 1117 and she will make arrangements to get an application to you. Deadline for applications is 12 noon local time on Friday July 31st, 2020.

For additional information you can email or call her at 902 863 1117.

The Terms of Reference for the Committee can be found here.


Municipal Council Passes Operating and Capital Budgets

On Monday, June 8, 2020, Municipal Council approved its approximate $15,600,000 2020/21 Municipal Operating Budget and $4,200,000 Capital Budget.

Municipal Council unanimously approved the budget with no increases to the residential tax rate, commercial tax rate or sewer rates. Warden Owen McCarron stated “The Municipality continues to be a strong financial steward, demonstrated by our ability to invest in municipal operations and infrastructure, pay down debt, and maintain one of the most competitive tax rates in the province, both residential and commercial.”

To read the full release click here:
Budget Media Release


Antigonish Cares Poster

The County Connect will be going out to mailboxes in the County and Town of Antigonish this week. Inside the newsletter, there is an insert which we are asking all residents to display in your windows to support our essential service workers.

Let’s show our community how much we care!

If you would like a another, you can print from here and below you will find options for social media channels:

Download the PDF here.

Downloadable images for social media:

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Statement from Warden Owen McCarron





April 18 and 19th will go down in history as two of the most devastating days Nova Scotia has ever endured. On behalf of the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, I would like to offer my heartfelt condolences to everyone who has been affected by the events that took place over the weekend. Many innocent victims and families having to grieve the loss of their loved ones is certainly not fair.

We are thinking of the first responders who had to witness what took place at each crime scene and worked diligently to ensure the safety of Nova Scotians. Special thanks to the RCMP, Halifax Regional Police and all of those involved in the take down of the assailant to put an end to the rampage. The RCMP did a remarkable job helping to keep Nova Scotians safe.

To the family, friends and co-workers of Constable Heidi Stevenson, please know that you are forever in our prayers. Constable Heidi Stevenson formally called Antigonish home and we grieve along with you.

Take time to grieve, know that you are not alone and all of Nova Scotia is wrapping our arms around you. Take care of each other, we are stronger together.

If you need support, reach out, the phone lines below have people ready to listen:
• Nova Scotia 24-Hour Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-888-429-8167
• Crisis Services Canada: 1-833-456-4566
• Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
• Morneau Shepell has also opened its 24/7 crisis support line that is bilingual: 1-844-751-2133

Owen McCarron
Warden, Municipality of the County of Antigonish

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: