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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


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

Request for Proposals – Replacement of Air Condensing Units

The Municipality of the County of Antigonish has issued a Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for the replacement of Air Condensing Units.  Additional details can be found within the attached RFP and Addendum.

A site preview will be held on November 12th & 13th at 10:00am at the building, 285 Beech Hill Rd. A site preview is mandatory. Send an email to tammy.feltmate@antigonishcounty.ns.ca to confirm your attendance.

The RFP closing date and time is Friday, November 15, 2019 at 12:00 noon local time. It is not a public opening.

The Air Condensing Unit RFP was awarded to Carmichaels Engineering for $71,693.00 +hst.


The Antigonish Arena Corporation is now seeking members of the public to join the Board to share their ideas and concepts for the future of the Antigonish Arena.

The Arena Corporation is seeking two representatives who reside in the Town of Antigonish and two representatives who reside in the County of Antigonish to fill a two-year term and a three year term respectively for each municipal unit.

For more information about how to apply view the Antigonish Arena Board Member Ad.

Antigonish Arena Corporation Management Terms of Reference.

Local Improvement Charges FAQs

What Are Local Improvements & Local Improvement Charges?

A local improvement is a new or extension to an existing municipal water, sewer, storm water (curb & gutter) systems, or street improvement. A Local Improvement Charge (LIC) is the cost to the property owner receiving benefit from the improvement.
LICs have long been used by municipalities to help cover the costs of infrastructure improvements deemed to benefit a specific neighbourhood or area. In Antigonish County we have embraced the approach of “user pay” in many areas of municipal service such as street lights, fire protection, road improvements, and water and sewer systems. This approach is particularly appropriate for rural municipalities where service levels vary among communities and residents.
LICs are used as a means of directly connecting the costs of capital improvements to those who enjoy them. This practice reflects the reality we face: costs are rising and municipalities require revenue beyond general taxation and infrastructure funding from other levels of government to support growth.

To see the FAQ regarding Local Improvement Charges please click here.