Town of Antigonish clearing the way for winter in 2019

ANTIGONISH – After several winter weather events so far this season, the Town of Antigonish reminds residents to park smart this winter to help with snow clearing efforts. Since the Winter Parking Ban came into effect Dec. 1, 2018, the town’s by-law officers have issued a total of 64 parking violations. The ban will remain...

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Garden Therapy

Conservation horticulturist Melanie Priesnitz spends a great deal of time in the garden. She has been helping the visitors of Acadia University’s Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens unplug and connect to nature, for years. Recalling her career, in Ontario, working in office buildings she says, “I was wistfully looking out the window, wishing I was outside...

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Players receive Weeks bursaries

Three members of the Pictou County Weeks Crushers and one other affiliate have been awarded bursaries for 2017. Evan MacLennan, Blair Dewtie, Alex Bonaparte and Mack Derraugh were honoured through the Scott Weeks Bursary Program with the presentations on Monday before the Crushers’ home game against the South Shore Lumberjacks at the Pictou County Wellness...

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NSCC campuses reopen today

All Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) campuses and learning centres throughout the province will re-open today. Three campuses were evacuated Wednesday morning after receiving threats – IT Campus (Halifax), Marconi Campus (Sydney) and Annapolis Valley Campus (Middleton), including the Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) site in Lawrencetown. By noon, all other campuses – including the one in...

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StFX community “disappointed” federal gov’t deems campus sustainability project not a priority

ANTIGONISH – St. Francis Xavier University has been notified that the federal government will be announcing the projects that will be awarded financial support from their Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) in the days ahead. But the federal government will not be providing any funding to the university. “The StFX community is deeply disappointed to...

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