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SURVEY: Active Transportation in Antigonish

The Municipality of the County of Antigonish, the Town of Antigonish, Responsible Energy Action, Antigonish Community Energy, Bicycle Nova Scotia, St. Francis Xavier University and Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal have partnered up to complete a bikeway corridor study considering improvements for walking and cycling on Trunk 4 and a second to-be-determined route linking the highway to the Antigonish Landing.

The purpose of this survey is to better understand how you currently walk, cycle, or roll in Antigonish and how enjoyable and safe your experience is when using these forms of transportation. Please take 3 – 5 minutes to complete the following survey: https://wsp-at.typeform.com/to/dbLqss

What Recreational and Active Living Opportunities are Important to You?

Join the conversation- Everyone Welcome!
We are facing significant social and environmental challenges and RECREATION has proven to play an integral role in addressing these challenges. Engagement in recreation and physical activity is helping reduce diabetes, anti-social behaviour, social isolation, negative impacts on the environment and obesity. (Shared Strategy, 2015)
We need to continue this engagement in recreation and physical activity which will continue to strengthen the individual well- being and the community well-being!

What recreational and active living opportunities are important to you?
We want to know! Join your Municipal Councillors, Band Councillors and Recreation Staff at one of the sessions below for a “kitchen table” chat about how we can enhance recreation & physical activity opportunities to meet your needs!

For more information click here.

Press Release – ENSE Usage of the Antigonish Arena

RE:       Eastern Nova Scotia Exhibition Usage of the Antigonish Arena

Date: 25 August 2016

On August 10, 2016, the Antigonish Arena Commission notified the Eastern Nova Scotia Exhibition (ENSE) it would have to change the date of the 2017 and any future Exhibition to accommodate additional ice-rentals.  Unknown to the Arena Commission at that time, it did not have the authority to make that decision.

Signed in 2014, the Antigonish-Guysborough Federation of Agriculture holds a 10-year lease with the Municipality of the County of Antigonish and the Town of Antigonish, which permits the usage of the Antigonish Arena for two weeks of the year for holding an exhibition.  For generations the ENSE has been held during the same week in late August – early September.  To change this tradition requires the approval of both Municipal and Town councils.

On Thursday, August 25, 2016, Municipal Council met to discuss the Arena Commission’s action.  Council has determined that they are not prepared to change the lease terms, permitting the 2017 and future Exhibitions to continue during its traditional dates.

From hockey to horses, the Municipality recognizes the value of recreation in all its forms.  We have invested heavily into the Antigonish Arena and want to see it succeed.  Likewise, the time and effort farmers put into their crops and livestock, and the celebration of that success, are important to our heritage and local economy.

We hope that the community conversations that have begun in the past two weeks will continue in a constructive manner, so that we might see further improvement & utilization of these community facilities.

For more information please contact Municipality of the County of Antigonish at (902) 863-1117

Municipal Boundary Review Application Approved

On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board approved the Municipality’s application to confirm the number of councillors and to alter the boundaries of polling
districts.

The Municipal Government Act, S.N.S. 1998, c. 18 (“MGA”) requires the council of every municipality to conduct a study and make an application to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (“Board”) to confirm or alter the number of councillors and the boundaries of the polling districts. Section 369 states:

(1) In the year 1999, and in the years 2006 and every eighth year thereafter the
council shall conduct a study of the number and boundaries of polling districts in the
municipality, their fairness and reasonableness and the number of councillors.
(2) After the study is completed, and before the end of the year in which the study was
conducted, the council shall apply to the Board to confirm or to alter the number and
boundaries of polling districts and the number of councillors.

 

You can find the Municipality’s submission and the Board’s Order linked here:

Antigonish Municipal Boundary Review Submission

M06638 – Antigonish County Decision

NOTICE to Dog Owners

Control of Dogs

Section 15 of the Municipality’s By-Law Respecting the Control and Regulations of Dogs stipulates that no dog shall be permitted to leave the premises of its owner unless it is under the effective restraint of a leash and the control of a person in charge thereof.

The Municipality has received numerous complaints regarding dog owners allowing their dogs to run-at-large along walkways and in parks, playgrounds and neighborhoods, contrary to the provisions of the Municipal By-Law. Residents are asked to ensure their dog is on a leash when leaving the premises of its owner. Failure to do so could result in a fine up to $10,000.

The Municipality wishes to thank all dog owners for their anticipated cooperation in this matter.
Dog Control Officer

All concerns/complaints relating to dogs, can be referred to the Dog control Officer at 902.863.9501