Atlantic high school students invited by 4-H to explore leadership in communication and community engagement at StFX

Atlantic High School Students invited by 4-H to Explore Leadership in Communication and Community Engagement at StFX   ANTIGONISH – One hundred Atlantic high schools students and 4-H seniors will come to the St. Francis Xavier University From May 11 to 13 to participate in workshops and sessions on communication and community engagement. Jordan MacDonald,...

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St.FX first university in Canada to develop Service Learning, awarded $280,000 to expand program

ANTIGONISH – St. Francis Xavier University’s Service Learning program is the successful recipient of $280,000 over four years through the recent round of Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program. The funding will allow StFX to expand and build on its Immersion Service Learning program and existing partnership in Ghana. Specifically, it will allow the program...

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Signing books and seeing folks

Putting it into today’s lingo, I had a blast. It was two Wednesdays ago and I was experiencing my first book launch and signing at New Glasgow’s Highland Square Mall. At 79, I was a rookie. Though I was introducing my second book within 14 months, it was the first time I was involved in...

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Sex assault charge being investigated

ANTIGONISH – Antigonish District RCMP is investigating an allegation of sexual assault following a complaint made an 18-year-old woman on November 22. The assault occurred on the campus of St. Francis Xavier University during the weekend of November 18/19. RCMP arrested two men on the evening of November 22 in connection with the complaint. During the...

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A gigantic smile, a firm handshake

It was 60 years ago. I was a 19-year-old second-year student at St. Francis Xavier University. I was drifting blindly — or something even worse — in engineering. I was the proverbial square peg in a round hole. But I was busy doing something else that, to me, was much more interesting. I was the...

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Crown Attorney appointed in Antigonish

Courtney MacNeil has been appointed a Crown attorney in Antigonish. Martin Herschorn, director of public prosecutions, announced the appointment today, April 3. “Ms. MacNeil’s educational background and her enthusiasm for the work of criminal prosecutions will make her a valuable addition to our team,” said Herschorn. A native of Antigonish, MacNeil graduated from St. Francis...

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Women’s rugby in spotlight at X

When it comes to following university sports, Pictou County fans, more often than not, look to St. Francis Xavier University. To the X-Men and, yes, the X-Women. Why not? The Antigonish campus is less than an hour to the east and, in this province, the blue and white have provided many, many thrills through the...

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