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Notice of Special Council Meeting – August 31st

Please note that a Special Council Meeting will be held on Monday, August 31, 2020 at 7:30 pm.  Following the revised Minister’s Order regarding Committee and Council meetings, this meeting will be held as a blend of in-person and virtual attendance, with limited in-person capacity available at the Municipal Office.  Minutes of the proceedings will be posted within 24 hours of the meeting taking place.  If you wish to register to attend in person, please call 902-863-1117 before 3pm on August 31st.

Notice of Special Committee of the Whole Meeting

Please note that a Special Committee of the Whole Meeting will be held on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 5:30 pm.  Due to the Minister’s Order regarding Committee and Council meetings, this meeting will be held remotely, with minutes of the proceedings posted within 24 hours of the meeting taking place.

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 Tammy.feltmate@antigonishcounty.ns.ca or call her at 902 863 1117.

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


Community Information Sessions: StFX Return to Classes

StFX University will host two virtual Community Information Sessions that will outline their plans to safely and responsibly welcome students back to campus in September.

The virtual Community Information Sessions are open for anyone to participate. The sessions will be on Wednesday, July 15 from 3:00p.m.-4:30p.m. and another one in the evening from 6:30p.m.-8:00p.m.

Mayor Laurie Boucher and Warden Owen McCarron will join members of StFX’s leadership team for the interactive online sessions that will share the details of the return to campus plan.

All of the session details including how to connect online or via telephone can be found on StFX’s website at www.stfx.ca/communityinfo.

Community members are invited to submit questions in advance that will be addressed during the video presentation. Time will be made to answer questions that were submitted in advance, as well as those in real time.

UPDATED CLOSING DATE – Antigonish County Court House – RFP for Exterior Renovations

The Municipality is looking for work to be done to be done to the exterior of the Courthouse Building at 172 Main Street, Antigonish.

Bids must be submitted before 2:00pm on Friday, June 19, 2020

Submissions are to be received electronically in PDF format.  Instructions for submissions and full details of the scope of work can be found in document MCA-CH2020-2, which also posted on the Provincial procurement website.    Plans for the ramp and step can be found here.

Contractors must take into consideration and adjust their work practices to ensure ALL construction activities are following the on-going (and changing) provincial COVID-19 restrictions issued by the Government of Nova Scotia and federal restrictions issued by the Government of Canada.

The Municipality of the County of Antigonish reserves the right to reject any or all bids, not necessarily accept the lowest bid, or to accept any bid which it may consider to be in the best interest of the Municipality.  The Municipality also reserves the right to waive formality, informality or technicality in any bid.

Beth Schumacher
Deputy Clerk

Use of the Landing Trail

“Walk to Exercise, Not Socialize”

Walking, running and biking are great tools to maintain physical and mental health while social distancing. Those who choose to walk, run or bike on the trails must comply with the following provincial restrictions:

  • Practice social distancing by limiting contact with other people – stay about 2 metres (6 feet) apart.
  • Limit gatherings to no more than 5 people. Groups should be made up of individuals from the same household.
  • If you do not live within walking distance to the trails do not drive to them. Exercise in your neighbourhood instead.

Residents should not be driving to use the Landing Trail. If the RCMP continue to see vehicle traffic at the Landing, they will start ticketing vehicles who are not complying with the Health Protection Act.

The Town of Antigonish and the Municipality of the County of Antigonish remind residents that it is critical that we take these measures to protect the community. Please follow the strict directions from the Premier of Nova Scotia and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Strang to walk, run or bike around your own neighbourhood for exercise not socialization.

Failure to follow these directions could result in closure of the Landing Trail.

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: RK.ADMINAssistant@rkmacdonald.ca.