New Senior Safety Coordinator Announced

Posted on March 14, 2018

We would like to welcome Anita Stewart as our new Senior Safety Coordinator. If you have any questions or concerns please contact her at 902-318-0372 or email seniorsafetycoor@gmail.com.

March is Fraud Prevention Month!

Posted on March 14, 2018

“Fraud and Scam Prevention”
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 
12 pm – 2pm

RCMP Morgan MacPherson and Senior Safety Coordinator Anita Stewart will be hosting an information session on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the Antigonish Library! Hope to see you there!

RCMP Investigate Racist Graffiti at East Antigonish Education Centre and Academy

Posted on March 7, 2018

Antigonish District RCMP are investigating racist graffiti left on the exterior of East Antigonish Education Centre and Academy.

RCMP say officers were contacted Monday evening around 9 o’clock. Initial investigation has concluded the suspects painted the graffiti between 8 and 9 Monday night.

Police have also obtained video surveillance of the area. RCMP say the words painted on the school are both racially and culturally insensitive. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Antigonish RCMP.

Strait Regional School Board Superintendent Ford Rice says this incident is disappointing.

Rice says the focus at the school Tuesday included working with the RCMP with their investigation and removing or covering up the graffiti.

Rice says the focus at the school Tuesday included working with the RCMP with their investigation and removing or covering up the graffiti. This morning (Wednesday)  the School Board announced the school is closed.

Antigonish MLA Randy Delorey also issued a statement on the incident, condemning the vandalism. He also encouraged parents to take time to speak to their children about the impact bigotry and racism have on people who have been marginalized over generations. Delorey says racism will continue to exist unless we intentionally act to eliminate its causes. He says it requires all of us to put aside our differences, to acknowledge the existence of racism and its impacts and to work together to address and eliminate it. To read more click here.

Local members of police, fire departments investigate suspicious fire

Posted on March 6, 2018

Antigonish District RCMP say they’re investigating a suspicious fire in Mattie Settlement.

Police say along with members of the Tracadie Volunteer Fire Department and Havre Boucher Volunteer Fire Department, they responded to the call on Simon Mattie Rd. at 4:18 a.m. Sunday.

They say a shed, which had an ATV inside, was damaged; no one was hurt.

Antigonish District RCMP say the matter is also being investigated by members of the RCMP Street Crime Enforcement Unit, RCMP Forensic Identification Services and officials with the Office of the Fire Marshal.

You’re asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers with any information. Click here.

Man charged in Antigonish Co. traffic stop expected back in court

Posted on March 6, 2018

A suspect arrested following a traffic stop in Antigonish Co. is scheduled to return to court Tuesday.

Jeremy Raymond Paul, 29, has been charged with possession of marijuana in relation to an August bust on Afton Rd.

Paul is expected for a status update in Antigonish Provincial Court after his case was referred to the province’s Restorative Justice program in November.

Police say they found a large amount of marijuana, hash oil and drug paraphernalia during the stop. Click here.