Friday, January 18, 2019
ANTIGONISH: Town and county council are looking at a potential ban on plastic bags. On December 17, Antigonish Town Council sent the matter to staff during a regular council meeting. In November, council discussed the ban and voted to discuss the...
ANTIGONISH: County and Town Councils looked into their stipends following changes to federal tax rules. Previously, one-third of the stipend for municipal representatives was not taxable. As of January 1, the entire stipend is taxable. In December, Antigonish Mayor Laurie Boucher...
ARICHAT: The executive director of the Eastern District Planning Commission (EDPC) will be asked to mediate a right-of-way request. During December 19’s Richmond Municipal Council committee-of-the-whole meeting in Arichat, Richmond Chief Administrative Officer Kent MacIntyre told council about a “unique...
ARICHAT: Once again, the subject of grant funding to community groups has generated debate around the council table. During Richmond Municipal Council’s committee of the whole meeting on December 19 in Arichat, council approved a one-year extension to the timeline...
ARICHAT: Councillors voted to give themselves an 11 per cent increase in their stipends to offset federal tax changes. During the committee of the whole meeting of Richmond Municipal Council last night in Arichat, Chief Administrative Officer Kent MacIntyre told...
MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK: One of the men found guilty of manslaughter in connection with the death of Phillip Boudreau in 2012 has been granted full parole. On Tuesday, the Parole Board of Canada (PBC) granted James Landry his release from...
GUYSBOROUGH: Officials with the Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) approved the authorization of staff members to apply for infrastructure funding for a new compost facility at the current landfill site. Following December’s regular council meeting last Wednesday, Warden...
ANTIGONISH: RCMP have arrested a 21-year-old Antigonish County male for weapons possession following a fight at a local bar. At 2:43 p.m., on December 12, Antigonish District RCMP responded to a report of a fight in progress at a pub...
PORT HAWKESBURY: An experienced social worker defeated a retired mill worker, a local business owner and the town’s former CAO in Saturday’s special election for the vacant Port Hawkesbury Town Council seat. Blaine MacQuarrie, a political newcomer, came away with...
ANTIGONISH: An Antigonish man charged with two counts of attempted murder after he allegedly tried to stab his wife and three-year-old daughter has been found not criminally responsible. Judge Richard MacKinnon accepted the mental health assessment in Antigonish Provincial Court...
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