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VOl. 161 NO. 1 ANTIGONISH, N.S. july 25, 2012 $1.25 + HST Ex Grounds’ debate continues by Corey LeBlanc (AGFA), since it was placed on indicates the county is the sole “We needed to have that face- outstanding taxes were not paid. noting that under the Provincial firstname.lastname@example.org the provincial assessment role owner of the property, which it to-face discussion with them, under the provisions of the Assessment Act, “the property in 2003. adds was confirmed in a recent and it was a very open and a very MGA, the town says it cannot of every municipality is exempt The Municipality of the In a press release issued meeting with AGFA officials. good discussion,” McCarron reduce or wipe out the tax bill. from taxes.” County of Antigonish says a late Friday afternoon, county “We wanted to meet with added. The county says deferring Fo r t h a t e x e m p t i o n t o tax sale is not the only solution officials outline several points, the Federation of Agriculture the possible tax sale for two take effect, the county says for the ongoing Exhibition including the identification people … obviously june is a Other options years, which it requested last there is a requirement that Grounds’ dispute. of the property in provincial hectic month for those folks As for an alter native to month, is an option the town the property be used for a T h e c o u n t y r e c e ive d a assessment records as in the farming community, so holding a tax sale, county will not consider. “municipal purpose,” noting preliminary notice of tax sale, “Antigonish, land, and Sports we were respectful of their council says there is a Municipal “We were hopeful we would municipal council believes uses which is scheduled for Sept.12, Park.” time,” Deputy Warden Owen Gover nment Act (MGA) get a deferral [of the tax sale], so for the Exhibition Grounds, from the Town of Antigonish on The county disagrees with McCarron says when asked provision for the “Governor that we would be able to sit down including sports, parks and May 18. the town’s contention, citing a about the timing of the press in Council” (the provincial with the province and Property public grounds, public markets, The town says starting the tax letter from Mayor Carl Chisholm release. cabinet) to make regulations Valuation Services to look at exhibitions and so forth, meet sale process was its last resort in to john MacDonell, Service “We had an opportunity to sit regarding taxes “paid in error.” how the property got put on that criterion. an effort to re-coup outstanding Nova Scotia and Municipal down with them – to just identify The Gover nor in Council the [assessment role],” Deputy As for the town’s argument taxes for the county-owned Relations Minister, the property some of the concer ns and could declare that the taxes were Warden Owen McCarron says, that the county did not appeal property, estimating a growing was owned by AGFA and then where we are on a go-forward accrued in error and reduce or noting that from what appears the decision to tax the property price tag of more than $329,000 transferred to the county in 1954 basis, and let them understand eliminate the debt, the press from the county’s solicitors to the province, McCarron says owed. to keep in trust. our position and the number release notes. several other avenues to have the county “had no intention of The county has not paid under a “fact” heading, of attempts that have been The county suggests co- the property made exempt. appealing.” property taxes on the james which the county uses on made and the number of times operation from the town, at this In the press release, “When you go into an appeal, Street location, which it leases several occasions in the press we were told that a private ,” point, “appears unlikely noting municipal council re-states it takes the decision – one based to the Antigonish Guysborough release, it says a review of member’s bill would be brought the town’s position the property its position that the property Federation of Ag riculture Registry of Deeds documents forward. must go up for tax sale if the should never have been taxed, See Debate on 3A Thousands Evolve in Black Avon Brace Capital buys Casket by Richard MacKenzie email@example.com The deal is done. After a process that was first reported on March 18, 2011, the assets of the Casket Printing & Publishing Company (2006) limited have been sold. The buyer is Brace Capital, a Halifax-based investment firm established by Sarah Dennis. Dennis, through a separate company, is the owner of the Chronicle Herald. “We’re happy to be able to keep such an important and historic piece of Nova Scotia’s history in the hands of an independent Nova Scotia company,” Dennis said, a reference to the Casket’s status as one of the oldest weekly newspapers in North America, operating for 160 years. “We look forward to continuing the strong tradition of local news coverage, advertising and printing solutions the Casket and its subsidiaries have provided readers and businesses in the region,” Dennis added. The subsidiaries include Campbell’s Printing in Antigonish, Strait Printing in Port Hawkesbury, The Print Shop at St. F.X. and Acres & Acres entertained on one stage Saturday afternoon during Evolve 2012. More photos on page B12 (Corey LeBlanc photo) Alex MacDonald Printing in New Glasgow. The operation also includes the Quad County EXTRA, a weekly newspaper delivering flyer inserts to 20,000 households Possible shift for Central Nova in Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness and Richmond counties. “We’re really excited,” Mark lever, principal at Brace Capital and Herald President and Chief Executive Officer,” said while in Antigonish Monday afternoon. “When we saw and understood there was an opportunity to own Federal commision would divide Antigonish area the Casket we were very keen. We’re business people… we wanted to make sure we had the transaction done on the right terms to make the post transaction company successful and we’re really delighted with the situation we find ourselves in.” by Corey LeBlanc Antigonish, would join Pictou wo u l d b e g o n e, ” D e l o r e y from Statistics Canada, lever said the immediate plan is to provide “some investment” firstname.lastname@example.org County as part of a reconfigured suggested, noting most of Cape including population of federal where required and he stressed “the goal here will be to keep the Central Nova. Breton-Canso is industrial districts in Nova Scotia. Casket a community paper focused on Antigonish and surrounding When the next federal With the suggested changes, based, while Antigonish County “We then sat down and looked areas and to provide whatever support we can to do that. election rolls around, voters in Central Nova would also expand is more of a service centre. to see if there have been any “We’re certainly hands-on but not in an intrusive way,” lever northeastern Nova Scotia could west to include parts of the He said the public shifts – changes in population – added. “So the plan is to act as owners but we’ll act more as a board be casting their ballots in new Halifax Regional Municipality . consultation process will be that require some adjustments,” of directors than a hands-on owner and allow the expertise that is look ridings. Antigonish County Warden crucial – both for the federal and he said. resident in the Casket companies to operate them. We’ll provide In a report released last Herb Delorey said his council provincial electoral boundary Boudreau noted the some oversight, guidance and necessary funds if required to do week, the Federal Electoral has not discussed the possible reviews. provincial population has what needs to happen in the business.” Boundaries Commission has changes, but he was willing to “I will certainly be making increased from 908,007 in 2001 As for what attracted Brace Capital to the local company, created a new electoral map for offer his personal thoughts. my thoughts known,” Delorey to 921,727 in 2011. lever picked up on Dennis’ comment regarding preserving and the province, which includes the “I was taken aback to be said of the upcoming public As part of that growth, he said maintaining a Nova Scotia business with a long and proud history . break-up of the current Central honest… for a number of hearings, regardless of whether the four electoral districts in the “We’re a fiercely proud, independent Nova Scotia media company Nova riding. reasons,” he said. or not the county decides to Halifax Regional Municipality ourselves,” lever said. “I think the Casket name is older than the With the proposed changes, Although Delorey said the make a presentation. (HRM) grew by more than 30,000, combined Herald names, the Chronicle - Herald. We can trace the boundary of Cape Breton- county gets along beautifully “Things are working well, so while the rest of the province our roots back to the early 1800s, the Casket as well, so we really Canso, which is now represented with its Cape Breton neighbours, I cannot see the need for such a had a decrease in residents. . wanted it to remain a Nova Scotian owned company That was the by liberal Rodger Cuzner, would including the Strait region, he is change,” Delorey said. “Obviously, there has been a first interest. extend to include part of the unsure of the fit with part of the Allan P. Boudreau, chair of population shift from the rest of “And both Sarah’s family and my family have connections to St. Municipality of the County of municipality joining the Cape the three-person boundaries’ the province to HRM,” Boudreau F.X. and Antigonish so we know it well. I’m born and raised in Glace Antigonish, east of the Town of Breton-Canso riding. commission, which includes added, noting those numbers Bay, drive through here all the time and know a lot of people, and Antigonish. He noted a possible riding Dr. David Blaikie and Dr. made a review mandatory . it’s a natural extension of the business we have.” The new Cape Breton-Canso stretching from Glace Bay to louise Carbert, said they were under the Electoral lever talked about the importance of staying focused on local would include par t of the Guysborough County would appointed in February . Boundaries Readjustment Act, content. District of St. Mary’s, east of be – to say the least – daunting After their appointments, Boudreau said the commission’s “We think the proliferation of the Internet and digital media has Highway #7. geographically . B o u d re a u t o l d t h e C a s k e t m a i n a i m i n r e - d r aw i n g made local news more important than ever,” he said. “So that is a T he rest of Antigonish “Give me a break – the the commission received all County, along with the Town of community of interest [element] pertinent census information See Riding on 2A See Casket on 3A 40202 7-25/8-1 38241 3-21/12-26 eow 39872 7-11 38839 4-18/12-28 n7 Farmers Milk Ope s a y da ek! we 2L - $3.09 ea Aluminum boAts pAyMEnt cEntrE Everyday 233 South River Rd. Antigonish 243 Main Street, email@example.com as Antigonish 863-3040 40203 7-25/8-1 www.antigonishrentall.ca low as $ 799.00 40204 7-25/8-1 TWo A THE CASKET, WEDNESDAY, julY 25, 2012 Antigonish riding left intact Provincial commission releases revised boundry report by Corey LeBlanc minimum requirement for voter reasons for the change was firstname.lastname@example.org parity,” he said. the first proposal would have once that decision was divided three ridings, including A revised interim report made, Bickerton said it was Antigonish. Now, only East by the Nova Scotia Electoral “full steam forward” in trying to Pictou would be merged with Boundaries Commission find the best way to deal with the Guysborough. released july 20 recommends protected ridings, which he noted “In a sense, we only ended the riding of Antigonish stay constituted much of the work up impacting two ridings … it intact. involved with putting together a does kind of represent a less Earlier this spring (june revised interim report. dramatic change than what was Positive Action for Keppoch (PAK) vice-president John Chiasson (left) chats with Antigonish MLA and 1), the eight-person panel In relation to the protected initially proposed. provincial transportation and infrastructure renewal minister Maurice Smith during a funding announce- released an interim report constituencies of Preston, “Although I would say it is ment Monday afternoon at Keppoch Mountain. PAK will receive $60,000 from the provincial health and that suggested a split, which Clare, Argyle and Richmond, not settled yet,” he noted. wellness department to help continue its work towards making the location a four-season recreation would lead to the formation of the commission proposes: The Electoral Boundaries area. (Corey LeBlanc photo) Guysborough-Antigonish East Preston be expanded Commission was appointed at Rec projects in region and Antigonish-Pictou East. to include areas from the the end of December 2010 to “Whenever it was initially constituencies of Cole Harbour establish not more than 52 seats announced, we contacted them and Dartmouth East and to be in the House of Assembly and to find out when meetings would renamed Dartmouth-Preston. maximize voter parity. It was be set up so we could go and argue that we felt it was not the way it should go,” Town The proposed new constituency moves towards the urban part of Halifax Regional Municipality . asked that all constituencies be within 25 percent of the average number of electors. receive provincial funding of Antigonish Mayor Carl Richmond be expanded to The commission was also Chisholm said of the proposal include parts of Cape Breton asked to provide advice on how by Corey LeBlanc The grants will help renovate renovated to allow for gatherings in the initial report. West and the Town of Port legislators can address concerns email@example.com facilities, develop and maintain a n d m e e t i n g s ye a r- ro u n d , “ N o w t h a t t h e y h av e Hawkesbury and to be renamed about the size of geographic walking trails, and build and enjoyment after recreational restructured it, speaking on Cape Breton-Southwest. areas, community history and Andrew Mikkelson is upgrade various fields and activities at Keppoch, along behalf of myself, we have to be Clare and Argyle be merged interests, and linguistic and confident his ride down a bike buildings used for sport and with availability for lectures happy that it is back to status quo. with the adjacent constituency cultural diversity, noting the trail at Keppoch Mountain recreation. and other interpretive events. “I really feel that’s the way it of Yarmouth. Acadians and African-Nova Monday afternoon will be one Wi t h i t s f u n d i n g , PA K Work will include water- should have been. It should stay The proposed constituency of Scotia populations. of many for years to come. w i l l wo rk o n cl u b h o u s e sewer improvements, along with that way,” he added. Yarmouth-Argyle would contain The commission now “It is going to be awesome,” improvements and trail a new roof and siding. Wo r k o n t h e r e v i s e d the Town of Yarmouth and the proposes there should be 51 the young rider said. development. “We have commitments for interim report came after the District of Argyle. The proposed members – rather than 52 - in He was responding to the “The Keppoch project is no much of that work in-kind,” commission received a letter constituency of Clare-Yarmouth the House of Assembly, with possibilities that will come longer a dream, it is a reality,” Chiasson said, noting a tender from provincial justice minister would contain the remaining the elimination of one each with $60,000 in provincial john Chiasson, PAK vice- process will also begin shortly . Ross landry, dated june 14, area of Yarmouth District and in Cape Breton, northeast and funding announced for Positive president, said. He noted PAK has “worked which indicated he could not the District of Clare. southwest Nova Scotia. Action for Keppoch (PAK), the H e n o t e d a fo u r- s e a s o n s t e a d i l y f o r t h e p a s t t wo accept the initial report because Bickerton said he expects With the proposed community group working to recreation area is the “perfect years” in preparation for this it did not follow the required the protected ridings’ issue restructuring, two new make the site a four-season step in the evolution of this announcement. terms of reference. He declared to “continue to bubble away,” constituencies – Fairview- recreation area. mountain.” H e s a i d t h e p r ov i n c i a l it ‘null and void,’ requesting noting there have already been Clayton Park and Sackville- Andrew was one of more “It is a healthy addition to financial support fits nicely with another report be completed. threats of legal action from the Beaver Bank – will be added to than 20 supporters – and users the infrastructure of northern other funding, which includes Teresa MacNeil, commission Acadian Federation. the Halifax area. – on hand for an announcement and eastern Nova Scotia that four-year commitments from chair, said the group took the “ I d o n’ t t h i n k we h ave The second round of public of more than $377,000 for 10 is visible to all those who enter Antigonish county and town minister’s direction “very heard the last of the protected meetings on the proposed initiatives aimed at improving our region travelling east and for $100,000 and $32,000, seriously .” ridings’ controversy … that’s electoral boundaries will begin an d u p g rad in g re c re at i o n it is for the enjoyment of all,” respectively. “As with the interim report, something to keep our eyes on Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m., facilities in the Highland region. Chiasson added. “We also have and continue it was a difficult process to going forward,” he added. at the Port Hawkesbury Civic M a u r i c e S m i t h , H e s a i d t h e p r ov i n c i a l to receive tremendous support achieve voter parity within the He said making adjustments Centre. Antigonish MlA and funding commitment is an f r o m t h e p r iv a t e s e c t o r, ” established limitation. However, to the protected ridings, in “We look forward to hearing provincial transportation and endorsement of what PAK is Chiasson added. we feel the current document order to bring them within from Nova Scotians during infrastructure renewal minister, doing at Keppoch. He noted the group will soon shows that the ter ms of the 25 percent population our second round of public unveiled the funding plan for He said upcoming work make its pitch to the community reference are fully addressed.” range, did not lead to the meetings,” MacNeil said. his counterpart David Wilson, will include mowing the ski for financial support. St. F.X. political science change in the commission’s Bickerton encouraged people Minister of Health and Wellness. trails for the first time since S m i t h c o m m e n d e d PA K professor jim Bickerton, a proposal regarding a split of the to provide feedback. “Sports organizations 1987, along with clearing a six- and its supporters for their commission member, said the Antigonish riding. “What we can’t do is leave and recreation facilities are kilometre perimeter multi-use commitment to the Keppoch group “had to put our heads “Although we did look at things as they are which a lot of an impor tant par t of any trail, which will be available initiative. together” about how it would a couple of scenarios, which the feedback is of that nature – community, and they play an for family-use in areas such as “I know they will use this respond to the government’s would have seen the Richmond ‘leave us alone.’ But, we can’t do important role in keeping Nova hiking running, cross country money well,” he said. rejection of the first interim or the Inverness riding come that,” he said. Scotians fit and active,” Smith – cycling and skiing – and A l o n g w i t h PA K , o t h e r report. across the [Canso] Causeway A final report is expected to said at a podium located on snowshoeing. Antigonish area recipients “We had a very ear nest into areas such as Aulds Cove be delivered to government by the front step of the Keppoch “We have more than 16 km a re l o ch ab e r C o m m u n i t y conversation about that. We an Mulgrave, but in the end we Friday, Aug. 31 – the deadline clubhouse. of trail mapped and flagged D eve l o p m e n t A s s o ci at i o n , decided we would stick it out did not do that,” Bickerton said. scheduled for the process. “ To d ay, g o ve r n m e n t i s for development and we have develop outdoor recreation and complete the work that He added the commission The revised interim report and making a commitment to partners in local landowners c o m p o n e n t s, $ 3 0 , 0 0 0 ove r we started, and accept that the “took another look at it in the complete list of the second improve many of these facilities, who share our vision and wish three years; and Antigonish government would settle for response to negative feedback round of public meetings can be with an investment of more $3.1 the trails to extend through Arena Commission, replace nothing less than the protected to the first proposal.” found at nselectoralboundaries. million to go towards 75 projects their lands,” Chiasson added. Antigonish Arena roof, $55,000 ridings being brought up to the Bickerton said one of the ca. across Nova Scotia.” He said the clubhouse will be over three years. Riding within 25 percent of the average once consideration is given provincial average. If you take the province’s population and different ridings,” he offered. Boudreau added moving one take place this Se ptember, including one each in Port be filled out at www.federal- redistribution.ca. to communities of interest or divide it by 11 seats, the average boundary affects other ones. “It H aw k e s b u r y S e p t . 5 a n d Boudreau said the Continued from 1A identity, along with historical would be about 83,790 or so is a domino effect,” he said. Stellarton Sept. 14. commission’s next report must and geographic factors. [people],” he said. Boudreau noted Central For address infor mation be filed by Feb. 8, 2013 – the boundaries is to divide the A commission can depart As for Central Nova, Nova “was not singled out” for for public hearings, visit www. first formal one after the public province into electoral districts from the 25 percent guideline Boudreau said there was a change. federal-redistribution.ca. hearings. as close to the average population “to deal with extraordinary population decline of As for the geographical size If someone wants to make “That is tabled in the House as reasonably possible. circumstances.” approximately 1,600, noting of the suggested ridings, such as a presentation at a hearing, of Commons, and then members He added the population “The main criterion is there are 72,000 or so residents Cape Breton-Canso and Central notice must be submitted to the of Parliament have 30 days to file of a district should remain to try to get as close to the in Central Nova. Nova, Boudreau said that is a commission no later than Aug. 27. objections to the report, if they In Cape Breton-Canso, there required consideration under Notices of presentation want to,” he added. was a population drop of 6,600. the federal legislation. should include the person’s If complaints are filed, TALL SHIPS “There is only one way to “In Nova Scotia, we have name, address and contact they go to a committee, which change population [in ridings] several ridings that are of large infor mation; org anization has 30 days to report to the PORT HAWKESBURY and that is by changing geographical size,” he noted. he/she represents (if any); commission. “SHOWCASING THE boundaries on the ground, which moves certain communities into Public hearings regarding the proposed chang es will date of the public hearing he/ she wishes to attend; a short Boudreau said the process is to be finished by May 2013. BEST OF NOVA SCOTIA” overview of the issue(s) he/she “Hopefully, it will be before intends to address; the official that, but that is the deadline,” July 25 & 26 language of preference; and he noted. Tuesday, July 24 Time Location any accommodation needs the once the report is filed, Tall Ships Arrive in Port Hawkesbury Waterfront person may have. Boudreau said the federal Picton Castle, HMS Bounty, Gazela, Peacemaker, Appledore IV & V, Sorca Written notice can be sent government has seven months to firstname.lastname@example.org or a Public to make it law in time for the & Theodore Tugboat Hearings Notice For m can next election. Wednesday, July 25 Tall Ships Open for Tours 10:00am-5:00pm Waterfront Inflatables & Games 10:00am-5:00pm Waterfront TALL SHIPS Face Painting, Airbrush Tattoos 10:00am-5:00pm Waterfront Theodore Tug Boat Open to Board Highland Dancers & Strait Area Cloggers 10:00am-5:00pm 12:00 noon Waterfront Under the Tent PORT HAWKESBURY Pony Rides 3:00pm-5:00pm Waterfront JULY 25 & 26, 2012 *Gov. ID is required to be able to board ships. Youths 16 & under accompanied by TRAFFIC CONTROL an adult/guardian does not require an ID. – PARKING NOTICE Thursday, July 26 KOC Pancake Breakfast 8:00-10:00am Under the Tent Please note that parking is limited at the Port Inflatables & Games 10:00am-5:00pm Waterfront Tall Ships Open for Tours 10:00am-5:00pm Waterfront Hawkesbury Waterfront during Tall Ships. Therefore Face Painting, Airbrush Tattoos 10:00am-5:00pm Waterfront please park on Town Streets and walk down to Tall Theodore Tug Boat Open to Board 10.00am-5:00pm Waterfront Ships Festivities. Highland Dancers 12:00 noon Under the Tent Pony Rides 3:00pm-5:00pm Waterfront Tall Ships Pub Night with Pogey 9:00pm –Gate Opens Under the Tent 45 Entrance to the $10.00 Admission 10:00pm -2:00am Entertainment/ 14 Port Hawkesbury Waterfront will be closed Band Boarding Passes: $5.00/person July 25th & 26th from 9am – 6pm. Children under 12 Free accompanied by paying Adult. Strait Area Transit will be providing Tall Ships BOARDING PASSES & TICKETS FOR PUB NIGHT – AVAILABLE AT THE WATERFRONT ENTRANCE GATE ON Transportation within the limits of the Town of Port DATES OF THE EVENT. Hawkesbury by contacting 625-1475. Service will ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE PORT HAWKESBURY CIVIC be provided from 10am to 5pm on July 25th & 26th CENTRE BOX OFFICE STARTING JULY 18th and from 11pm to 3am on July 26th. CASH ONLY For more information please contact 625-2591 39769 7-18/7-25 37752 1-4/12-26 tn Thanks for your cooperation. 39770 7-18/7-25 THE CASKET, WEDNESDAY, julY 25, 2012 THREE A Online BizPaL ready to help by Richard MacKenzie email@example.com Dealing with paperwork around starting a business in Antigonish will benefit from access to BizPal. BizPal is an online resource that helps persons find permits and licenses they may require when starting or operating a business. At the Town of Antigonish’s last regular monthly public council meeting (july 16), chief administrative officer (CAO) Stephen Feist announced BizPal was up and ready and could be easily accessed from the town’s own website. “ W h e n I wo rke d at t h e Casket Printing & Publishing Company Limited was sold last week to Brace Capital, a Halifax-based in- province and they first started vestment firm established by Sarah Dennis. (Richard MacKenzie photo) with BizPal, I was part of the working group that kind of got Casket deal was important and those things took some time. As for what changes readers It was the necessity of the Diocese of Antigonish to sell their 62 percent shares which it, at the very initial stage, up and running,” Feist said about his familiarity with the service. might notice as the transition started the sale process more “It has been a while since I’ve BizPaL can be accessed easily off of the Town of Antigonish website. Continued from 1A rolls out over the next few than 16 months ago. been involved with it but it’s one (Richard MacKenzie photo) big part of our strategy going months, lever said it’s not about Antigonish Bishop Brian of those things, when I was a forward. To embrace [local change, rather it’s about more Dunn said it has been a municipal advisor, I tried to get “It’s trying to cut out some of main goals, to really bring the coverage] and find a way to of the same. “difficult” process. everyone of my municipal units the red tape, as it were,” he said. Town of Antigonish into the be even more involved in the “And when I say more, I mean “It has been a very difficult on board with,” he added. “Especially for someone who electronic world as much as community of Antigonish.” more,” he said with emphasis. process for the simple reason, Feist said he thinks having is starting up a new business... possible,” Feist said. Noting the deal had been “Our expectation would be to this was an important asset the service for Antigonish is sometimes they don’t know “That is why we are going rumoured long before the have a bigger presence in this belonging to the Diocese “long overdue” and added, as what all the per mits they to have a new website which is confir mation, lever talked market so, again, we look at and an important one to the he came onboard as the town’s need are. With this, it sends going to be unveiled in the next about the process. covering more local events. community,” Dunn said. “So CAO, “one of my top priorities you what you need from the few weeks,” he added, noting “There were a couple of “We see this as a growth while it has been a difficult time, was to get BizPal up and going,” federal government, provincial there is still a few staff to bring things that I think happened,” opportunity We tend and want . it’s also a time when we say, ‘we he said. and from the municipality. It up to speed on managing the lever said. “Both sides to make an investment in this have to move on.’” “We went through the whole really cuts out a lot of time site. negotiated in good faith and business and community so that , “And the buyer we have has process of changing the permit and somebody can’t say they “It’s amazing how many I think, probably on both might mean some additional a sense of the community,” fees and also we restructured didn’t know [they needed a people do all their business now sides, there was a little lack employees. We just want to Dunn added. “So the fact is, all of the permits as well,” Feist certain form]. You can say ‘you electronically,” Feist added. of experience in this type of make a good product better. Our now, it’s finally sold. It has been said. “We had to get all of that should have gone on BizPal “With my way of thinking, this a transaction. So we wanted belief in this product is local, a long time… the actual sale is done and in place before we and that would have told you is making it a little bit easier for to make sure we had the right community-based content and off the table after a long time could hand it over to get it all set everything.’” businesses to find out what they situation in place so that hopefully, as great a corporate which is a matter of relief in up for BizPal. We finally got the Feist said having BizPal need to do to locate or relocate to we knew, from day one, we citizen as the Casket has been in many ways.” last of the forms ready so that is added to other town services, Antigonish and I’ll do whatever could operate the business this community for a long time, Specifics of the transaction why we could get it online.” recently brought online, is part I can because that’s the primary . successfully Getting that proper the readers will see us be all of are not being released by Brace Feist noted some of the of an overall objective. goal… to have the town keep structure in place and the right that and more.” Capital. efficiencies with BizPal. “That is kind of one of my growing.” Debate several community projects that are located in town, including $250,000 towards a new artificial on what way we should go,” he says when asked about the town’s move to initiate the tax no longer relevant at this time,” the town press release reads. As for not paying the full request from the county on the tax sale, the town says discussion have been ongoing sale by keeping the account relatively current. In closing, the town expressed Continued from 1A turf field and more than $1 sale process. tax bill, the town refers to a since 2003 “without any its appreciation for the county’s million for the People’s Place “It is interesting that they statement in a previous Casket meaningful results.” participation in cost sharing library . make comment that municipal article from a Service Nova In relation to the write-off initiatives, such as People’s under the Assessment Act – out “Those are all conscious lands are tax free. Well, they of interest on the $75,000 in Place library . of the hands of the provincial decisions that we made in hopes didn’t mind taking the taxes for property taxes owed to the “The town also believes that government to ‘right a wrong’ that it helps stabilize the core of the lands that we own [in the “The town also believes county, the town says because there are many more projects and puts it squarely in the the downtown,” McCarron says county] over the last number of there was “some urgency” in we can complete together, and hands of the court. of the library investment. years,” he notes. that there are many dealing with the Exhibition using the models from other “Once you go down that path, He adds those types of Tuesday morning, the town more projects we can Grounds in the early 2000s, it municipalities on their cost you cannot come back. So, if investments were made for the issued a formal response to the started to apply a tax account sharing formulas … much more someone realizes that maybe betterment of the community county press release. complete together . . . contra in accordance with the could be done.” it shouldn’t have been put on, for town and county residents. The town says the county is — town press MGA, where the town’s taxes to once you are in the legal system “We feel no different about portraying the issue as a “battle” release the county were applied to the Meet the minister then you have to follow that t h e E x h i b i t i o n G ro u n d s, ” between the municipalities, taxes owed by the county to the Chisholm and Warden Herb course,” McCarron says. McCar ron says, noting the but it suggests the county’s town. Delorey are scheduled to meet As for the town’s position issue should be with Property Scotia and Municipal Relations “The interest write-off that with Minister MacDonell to that there have been repeated Valuation Services Corporation representative that the MGA the county refers to relates to the discuss the issue. requests over the years (PVSC) and the Province of ‘doesn’t allow a tax bill to be interest accrued on taxes on the , Initially the county requested to resolve the tax issue, the “We want to see this Nova Scotia, noting assessment written off if it is deemed county books simply because a meeting with the minister. c o u n t y s ay s p a r t o f t h at area continue to grow and taxes are determined by collectible.’ they refused to recognize the Chisholm said he made a request timeline includes the ongoing and prosper, but we legislation. To cover the taxes owed contra as payment. to be part of such a gathering, so annexation/amalg amation The town says proper ty on the Exhibition Grounds, “ l a t e r, i n a s p i r i t o f the town could offer its position. process that took place from have to do it in harmony which has been assessed as the town says it would have to goodwill, the town a g reed Although a date has not been 2001 to 2006. and for the benefit of commercial taxable by PVSC increase the residential tax rate t o reve r s e t h e c o n t r a a n d set, Chisholm said department “For us, an appeal was must be taxed at the commercial another 11 cents for the next write a cheque to the county. representatives have inquired not an option for the county. all our taxpayers – both rate, noting the Exhibition fiscal year. T h e c o u n t y t h e n re m ove d about his availability later this We thought we would be able town and county.” Grounds has been assessed at If the town agrees to make the inappropriately charged week. to work through this and, — Owen Cameron $1,081,600. the property tax free, it says interest from its books,” the “I can’t see where things if we were to become one The town says – like any land a per manent increase to town release reads. are going to change after our [amalgamate], it would not be owner in the province – the residential tax rate of one cent It adds the contra approach meeting, but I am certainly an issue,” McCarron said. county has had the opportunity a year would be required. allowed the town to delay having willing to listen,” Chisholm Nevertheless, the county to appeal the property As for the two-year deferral to put the property up for tax said. says AGFA and the Eastern county has provided the assessment since 2003. Nova Scotia Exhibition (ENSE) property for enjoyment and use Since that time, the town St. Joseph’s Lakeside made numerous attempts to by the community . says the county has not paid the have the town exempt the “It serves the residents of the taxes or interest on the property . property from taxation during town and county and draws a lot , Also, there are $328,713 owing that five-year timeframe. Attempts made of people into the community,” he adds. McCarron said the county on the provision of curb and gutter, which the town says land owners are require to pay, as of Community Centre Since 2009, the county says its efforts to make the property “does not gain any financial benefit” from the property . May 17, 2012. The town notes interest 2012 John Arther Murphy “Other than the global benefit charges on the tax bill are Memorial 7 km Road Race tax exempt through a private member’s bill have been held for all residents of the town and accruing at $80 per day . up by the town. county – and visitors alike,” he According to the town, the August 4, 2012 The county claims town notes. councils have met on several council has refused to pass McCarron says, hopefully, occasions to discuss the issue there can be an agreement over the years. a re s o l u t i o n e n d o r s i n g a First 7 0 to private member’s bill to make the property tax exempt reached that will prevent a tax sale from occurring. He notes In 2008, the town says it sent a letter to the county, which it includes with the press release, register get a ry fit St. Joseph’s Parish nice d – a requirement of both the county’s offer to pay the town for the mandatory costs about the possibility of a tax municipalities – before an MlA associated with the property sale for the property . T shirt. is able to introduce such a bill in the legislature. accrued – estimated at more “In fact, this year a sub-group According to the county, than $56,000 – still stands. of the two councils discussed both former Antigonish MlA “We want to see this area the approach taken by most Angus MacIsaac and current continue to grow and prosper, municipalities in cost sharing MlA Maurice Smith have made but we have to do it in harmony a r r a n g e m e n t s, wh e r e t h e it known they were prepared and for the benefit of all our municipalities would base the to introduce such a bill. In taxpayers – both town and arrangement on population or its press release, the county county. Rather than being at assessment, or a combination includes correspondence from odds … we need to find workable of both,” the town press release To register: Registration Fee $30.00 each MlA indicating their solutions,” the deputy warden read, noting the county has Contact Donnie Stewart, race organizer: Start Time: 9:00 a.m. willingness to do so. said. approximately three times the “That hasn’t happened so we “I think we have been fair population and more than two (p) (902) 863-1462 Timmy’s Tent are where we are,” McCarron partners with the town as they times the assessment. (txt) (902) 968-1598 Coffee have with us, and I just hope we As for the county’s offer says. can get beyond this stumbling to cover the mandatory costs email: firstname.lastname@example.org Muffins The county references the town’s point that it has always block and build a better and with a $56,102, the town says Forms also available at MacDonald Chrysler paid its property taxes for land brighter future for our residents the offer was “not reasonable it owns in the county since as we go forward in terms of or acceptable,” considering it 2003, which it says is more than working together because we would equal only 17 cents on the $75,000. can accomplish a lot.” dollar of what is owed. As in all negotiations, once The county notes, in the “spirit of goodwill and Town response there is an impasse, all previous cooperation,” it agreed to write In commenting on the options and considerations off interest on those accounts. county’s press release Monday are null and void. Therefore, “We have always felt we have morning, Mayor Chisholm says, any discussions between the been good partners with the “I don’t see anything new in town and county on what was town,” McCarron says. there.” considered for payment of the The county also cites its “I see nothing in their release outstanding taxes and the future contributions in recent years to that would change our minds taxes on the subject property are 219 Post Road, antigonish 40205 7-25 FOuR A THE CASKET, WEDNESDAY, julY 25, 2012 Readers write The old office A happy Unpleasant surprise After five and a half years of living with a service dog, I have become very birthday used to being with my companion 24 . hours a day Because of the Human Rights Act we go everywhere together, shopping, church, the hospital, restaurants, planes and busses, everywhere. So you can imagine my surprise on early Tuesday (july 17) when I tried to T eat at the new japanese restaurant on hose who glimpse at the top left of the first page of the Main Street. Although the front part of Casket this week will notice the paper is entering its the restaurant was quite full and there 161st year of publication. The milestone is significant were four of us, we could have been seated as the Casket is one of the oldest weekly newspapers without a problem. in North America. A smiling lady greeted us at the door Founded in 1852 by jim Boyd, the first edition of the paper but as soon as she saw my dog she kept consisted of four pages, two in English and two in Gaelic. Boyd her smile but said “sorry, no dogs.” My wanted the paper to be a guardian of liberty and the masthead adult daughter explained that I was deaf then, as it does today, bore the motto: liberty the choicest gem and he was my service dog and that by of the Old World, and the fairest flower of the New. Doctor law, yes, he was allowed in the restaurant. William Currie suggested the Casket’s name. In the mid-19th She kept smiling but still said, “I know century a casket was a treasure box, a container of precious most restaurants allow them in but we things. cannot because we make fresh sushi” and In the 160 years since Boyd launched the paper many added “that the other customers would things have changed in the world, Antigonish and the Casket not want a dog in the restaurant.” itself. Michael Francis Donovan purchased the paper from We told her that the restaurant could The Casket’s office located on the south end of College Street circa 1900. (Antigonish Angus Boyd and joseph Chisholm in 1890 for $4,000. Donovan get a large fine for not allowing us in Heritage Museum photo) is credited with saving the paper and making the company but the answer was still no. However, we a profitable business. In 1919 a group of shareholders led by were just as determined and we were not Youth opinion Diocese of Antigonish Bishop james Morrison pressured leaving. Donovan into selling the paper for $18,000. Finally, she said that we could eat For nearly 100 years the diocese owned a majority of the upstairs in the lounge area, but when I shares of the company During much of that time the paper . asked if anyone else was up there she said The value of camps carried Catholic news as well as community news, yet as no. In that case I said that we did not want time went on more and more to eat up there either but would eat in the Antigonish community news main restaurant. At last she did agree became a part of the paper. but took us to a table in the back of the Former publisher Donald Gillis restaurant that was very far away from served for 50 years (1949 to 1999) everyone else. by Alyson Duff It can be as simple as talking in group and guided the Casket through Three menus were shared among four discussions when normally you are too some financially difficult times people and a very noticeable cracked beer I was fortunate enough to spend this shy to do so, or attempting a new sport glass did not improve our mood. After the past week at a leadership camp run by . you have never played previously Because and increased automation, treatment I receive, I cannot say anything Free the Children in Sackville, N.B., one we’re normally surrounded by our friends, growing the paper from a 12 to positive about this restaurant. Fresh of three camps I have planned to attend it can be difficult to step outside the norm 14 page weekly to the current sushi or not they must obey the law. this summer. and try something that isn’t popular or average of 30 pages a week. I am very disheartened that this They each present the opportunity for enticing to some. But summer camps For the past decade or so Ken happened in Antigonish although all the learning new skills and personal growth, give you the option to try those activities Sims, until his retirement in late other restaurants in the area have been both of which are vital to children’s in a supportive environment. You will April, served as publisher and very understanding, accommodating and development. not likely be the only person who has no general manager. The period was The variety and availability of camps welcoming. Big cheers for all of them, experience with the activity . a time of growth for the company . today is remarkable. They come in all Attending camps can provide a loud boos for Sense of japan. Catholic news was shifted to a lengths and themes, so youth can find confidence boost to youth who were too Deb MacDonald standalone publication, the Atlantic Catholic. Production of a camp for practically anything that scared or nervous to do something in their Antigonish the Casket went digital and the company was reorganized into interests them in the desired timeframe. hometown, a quality that is important to the Casket Printing & Publishing Company (2006) ltd. The These interests can evolve into an develop. The chance to learn important new company purchased four print companies in northeastern enjoyable recreation activity during the life skills should be noted. Most outdoor Nova Scotia — Campbell’s Printing in Antigonish, Strait Letters to the editor should be no more than school year or develop a new passion for a camps provide some form of wilderness Printing in Port Hawkesbury, The Print Shop at St. F.X. and 500 words in length (or at the discretion of the certain area. training, which gives important Alex MacDonald Printing in New Glasgow. editor). All letters must be signed and include For example, sports camps offer knowledge to youth. Now, there is another change. last week, Brace Capital, a the writer’s address and telephone number, and specific training which can help improve The opportunity to make new friends is Halifax investment firm, purchased the assets of the Casket be in good taste. children’s skills and enjoyment of the an excellent benefit. Being surrounded by Printing & Publishing Company (2006) ltd. News of the sale sport. A camp full of physical activity is an entirely new group of people that have should not come as a surprise as the Diocese of Antigonish always a good choice for kids — a full day the same interests allows for strong bonds announced its intentions to sell more than a year ago to help of games allows them to get all of their to be formed in a short period of time. I pay a $13 million lawsuit settlement with victims of sexual energy out. have met some of my closest friends from abuse. As parishes struggled with seeing assets being used However, I find one-week camps summer camps, and I am so grateful for and property sold for the settlement, those who worked for the away from home the best option. They the opportunities that made our paths paper have worried about what the future would bring. give children the chance to get away cross. What is that future? What will change? How will the Casket from home for a time, long enough to be Whatever shape it may take, summer continue to operate in the Antigonish community? Over the enjoyable but short enough so that they camps are a signature component of a past few days many have expressed sadness about the sale of do not get homesick. My brother is going child’s development. When your kids their community paper. In the immediate future there will away to camp on Saturday, and although are asked at school what they did this be very little change other than the paper being printed at I am frightened out of my mind at the summer, they’ll be able to give a great the Chronicle Herald’s presses located in Bedford instead of thought of it, it will be a great experience . story Guaranteed. a facility in Pictou. The Casket will remain an independent @casketeditor for him. Alyson will be a Grade 11 student at Dr . identity providing news, advertising and printing for the The opportunity to grow at camps is John Hugh Gillis Regional High. She will people of northeastern Nova Scotia and employ people living immense as well. The best way to learn be contributing regularly to the Casket this in the community . more about oneself is by jumping out summer and in the fall. If you are a young Brace Capital owner Sarah Dennis, through a separate of your comfort zone, something that is person who would like to write for the company, is owner of the Chronicle Herald the largest, available in many mediums at camps. , newspaper contact Brian Lazzuri editor@ thecasket.ca. Penalty shots independently owned daily newspaper in Canada. That historic newspaper was established in 1824 and has deep ties to Nova Scotia, employing hundreds of people in the province. Dennis’ Hard to watch or turn-the-channel investment into rural Nova Scotia is a positive and Brace Capital hopes to provide resources into growing the Casket and its print shops. Whether it is in equipment, new technologies and/or training, investing into the Casket’s core product is welcome news to those who are joining Brace Capital. by Richard MacKenzie Sunday we watched a very talented On Sunday however, he shot an As usual the Casket will be working and using this email@example.com golfer do something professionals ‘everything that can go wrong, did’ 78 investment to make a good product better. The last two years virtually never do, especially with a major while Faldo recorded a 67 and earned a the Casket has been awarded Blue Ribbons from the Canadian I’m trying to think of another sport title in sight, finish bogey, bogey, bogey, surprising but convincing victory . Community Newspaper Association as one of Canada’s where watching someone lose is as visibly bogey And because it’s golf, it happens . I’ll never forget the Sports Illustrated top newspapers and this past year was runner-up as best excruciating as it like a slow-motion car wreck. cover the following week. Norman, hands newspaper in its class. Our designers and writers have also can be in golf. There comes a point when the cameras on knees, heads towards the ground. His been consistently recognized by the Newspapers Atlantic I can’t. don’t have to follow the ball nor do the trademark straw hat hid his expression for their outstanding efforts. Yet there is always room for Aussie Adam announcers and analysts have to mention but we didn’t really need to see it. improvement and growth. The sale is a time of opportunity In . Scott had the the leaderboard. All you need to see is When I think of the word ‘defeat’ that the coming months, those at Brace Capital will be working with Claret jug, the expressions and body language of the cover comes quickly to mind. staff to review our product, looking at needs and forming a emblematic of golfer as they realize their game, which However, the uplifting part for Scott vision for the future. We invite you to join us on this journey by a British Open served them well for 90 to 95 percent of the is Norman is the holder of two Major providing feedback and suggestions of what you want in your championship, all tournament, is suddenly gone. titles, 20 career PGA wins and a hall of community newspaper. but in his grasp The only familiar sporting television famer. In the meantime, we are proud to be turning 161 and hope on Sunday at moments may be watching a pitcher Other great notable collapses in Major you are too. Royal lytham & who just can’t find the strike zone or a tournaments came at the expense of some St. Annes, and then, like water in a slowly basketball player continually throwing up of the sport’s all-time greats – Arnold draining sink, it disappeared. bricks but, at least in both of those cases, Palmer 1966 u.S. Open, Phil Mickelson In golf, victory doesn’t always vanish the coach will usually take them out to 2006 u.S. Open and Sam Snead in the Letters to the editor the way it does in other sports. Especially not on television. spare them, and their teammates, further frustration. 1947 u.S. Open. So while Scott has great company and the game to rebound in a It can and often does. One player Golfers aren’t so lucky . big way, fans of the sport tuned in for Letters to the editor should be no more than 500 words in length (or at the dominates the field on his or her way to a If Scott, who I think will win a couple Sunday’s coverage witnessed another discretion of the editor). All letters must be signed and include the writer’s sure victory or a close contest decided by of majors before he is done, needs day where the back nine played out like a address and telephone number, and be in good taste. one, two or three keys shots on Sunday’s consolation, he need only look at his Shakespearian tragedy . closing holes. Mostly good shots by the countryman and the player he idolized So for all those who thought they eventual champion mixed in with a couple while learning the sport. watched dramatic reality television later of errant ones but those who, inevitably, Greg Norman, at the 1996 Masters, that night with the Bachelorette finale… finish second and third. entered the final day with a six-shot lead . no, sorry Real reality television happened @casketeditor That’s common… but that wasn’t over Nick Faldo and had played brilliantly earlier in the day at a golf course in Sunday . throughout the first three days. England. 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Other Cliquez sur / Click on : «Documents» charges fraser is facing from the incident include break and enter with intent to commit an indictable offence, forcible confinement, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and mischief. Ou rejoindre la / Or contact the An RCMP report at the time of the incident noted a woman was attacked by a person known to her, treated at hospital and released. The crown argued in favour of denying fraser bail but judge Société acadienne Sainte-Croix Robert Stroud ruled on the side of the defence’s application, while imposing strict conditions that include fraser being under 24-hour à / at Junior MacLellan (right) is the new Sergeant-at-Arms for Royal Canadian Legion Arras Branch 59 Antigonish. He is joined by house-arrest, at his parent’s residence. He will be allowed to leave firstname.lastname@example.org Tel : 386-2679 fellow Legion member and former Sergeant-at-Arms Jim Boyd to attend medical or legal appointments and for work which, the 40213 7-25 outside of the Legion for a photo July 19. (Richard MacKenzie defence noted, he has secured. photo) fraser while be back in court Aug. 22. Hearing for mill power deal application wraps up by Corey LeBlanc the utility’s fixed costs, such as province of an operating mill email@example.com fuel and maintenance. in Point Tupper. With the pact, NSP would PWCC has asked for a ruling A f t e r a t h re e - d ay N ova become a limited partner in the sooner rather than later. if a Scotia utility and Review Board mill, owning 30 percent shares – purchase is finalized, it wants to (NSuRB) hearing last week, both preferred and common. get the mill running by Sept. 1. proponents of a power rate Testimony for and against Because of the proposed proposal application, which the application was provided, dividend arrangement, the is part of a package aimed w i t h c o n s u m e r a dvo c a t e s Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) at getting the idled for mer suggesting such a deal would must also approve the power NewPage Port Hawkesbury h ave a n a dve r s e e f f e c t o n rate agreement. (NPPH) mill up and running, other ratepayers across the The price tag for power was are waiting for a decision. province. approximately $116 million The hearing, which was Proponents talked about during the last year of operation scheduled for five days, wrapped the importance to the entire at the mill. up july 15 in Halifax. Pacific West Commercial C o r p o r a t i o n ( P WC C ) , t h e potential owners of the Point Tupper operation, and Nova Scotia Power (NSP) submitted the proposed deal to the NSuRB on April 27. Rather than the traditional payment structure, PWCC would www.srsb.ca Tel: 625-2191 provide the power corporation 1-800-650-4448 with dividends that reflect the firstname.lastname@example.org value of the energy the mill Calum Gillis Antigonish, NS 103728 39799 7-25/8-1 Fax: 625-2281 uses, including a two-dollar per 1-902-338-0196 email@example.com megawatt hour contribution to 40023 7-25 Advertorial A valued service for the community Congratulations and by Debbie Johnson debbiejohnson@thecasket. ca service groups and community services to raise awareness for those who would need Good Luck Wheels in Wheels, a family owned and that form of assisted transportation. operated business has been operating in Wheels in Wheels will come to the Antigonish town and county since March client’s door, and accommodate to the 2012. The transportation service is for client’s request. Be it an appointment, over- to those mentally or physically challenged night travel or a family trip, the van is mod- needing transportation. ern and spacious holding four passengers, Calum Gillis, along with his brother including a wheelchair space. and business partner John, saw the service Calum said the service is seven days a as a benefit given their own brother Billy’s week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. but flexible to mobility issues. Calum said Billy’s chal- the rider’s needs. Through the support of lenges of getting around, he is confined to AA Munro Insurance and local municipal a wheelchair, got the wheels turning, so to officials the business is gradually build- speak, to find a solution to transportation ing up new clients as they become more issues for both Billy and the public who re- aware of service’s presence in and around quire transportation specific to their needs. Antigonish. “We got to thinking if we have that (kind Fully licensed for short and longer of a) time there must be more than us, I trips, Calum notes that he has an attend- talked to my brother (John) out west, let it ant and/or back-up driver with his nephew go for a while and then came back to it,” Roy Gillis. Calum added he is connecting Calum said, noting John found a van, took with other transportation associations like it home, as a factory built model “from the Transport Nova Scotia to build his network get go.” and industry contacts. He noted that get- From there they formed a company ting the word out about the service will and have been doing some promotion of connect him with the people who need it their service. Recently, Wheels in Wheels the most. has been creating connections with other 40019 7-25 Six A THE CASKET, WEDNESDAY, JulY 25, 2012 Concerts on the shore Student a role by Corey LeBlanc has and continues to work on possible interpretive center firstname.lastname@example.org several initiatives, including a and other amenities in that partnership with the Arisaig building,” Maclellan noted. A pair of upcoming outdoor H a r b o u r Au t h o r i t y i n re - She said revenue from the model concerts will help make summer building the lighthouse. annual Arisaig lighthouse sizzle in Antigonish County . At that venue, which employs concert supports the initiatives S u n d a y, t h e A r i s a i g two students each summer, of the development association. lighthouse concert will take there is an ice cream stand that The same is true for the centre stage at 7 p.m. The rain venue is the Arisaig Community Hall. “We have a tremendous also sells local merchandise. Other projects include the design of an authentic Arisaig tartan, along with producing and annual concert at the Ballatyne’s Cove Tuna interpretive Centre, which is sponsored by the North Shore Development Association. for First amount of talent, so we expect everyone to enjoy it,” Mary Maclellan, county councillor selling articles made with it. Maclellan added the organization spearheaded a The show will take place Sunday, Aug. 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with North Shore Fire Hall Nation youth for the area, said. successful Come Home Weekend serving as the rain venue. The concert will feature in 2010. Along with the Grady Family the talented Grady Family, and Darlene Angevine and Darlene Angevine and Friends, Friends, Chris Griffiths and MacGillivray Sisters, along with Friends are part of the musical many other local dancers and “We have a tremendous line-up. musicians. amount of talent, so “ Vo l u n t e e r s h ave b e e n Maclellan said the annual working in the community by Richard MacKenzie concer t is an initiative of we expect everyone to to provide sites and facilities email@example.com the Arisaig Community enjoy it.” to interest the public and Development Association, a — Mary MacLellan provide services to visitors and Avery Googoo wants to be a non-profit volunteer g roup tourists,” Maclellan said of that good role model for youth in his working to preserve community development association’s work. community . history and culture. She noted the group manages The Paqtnkek First Nation She added the organization Cape George lighthouse road resident is in a good position “We are now partnering with the and grounds as well as the Cape to do just that this summer as department of natural resources George Daypark, Cape George Paqtnkek’s Community Policing 80th Birthday to improve facilities at Arisaig Provincial Park, including Heritage Trails, Ballantyne’s Cove Tuna interpretive Center Officer summer student. “Growing up i never really Celebration investigating extending trails in the park area,” she noted. and several scenic look-offs in the area. met anyone who was doing the role i’m doing now,” Googoo said Please join the Swim Maclellan said the She added several students last week from the Paqtnkek family in celebrating development association have been employed by the Health Centre where he has an has completed many social development association each office set up. their mother Marilyn’s events over the last five years, year to operate these tourism “i think someone needs to 80th birthday at including harbour games. She facilities. do this role and be a positive added the group has partnered Maclellan said the role model for the kids. And St. James United with the local harbour authority development association has not just someone to look up to Paqtnkek’s Community Policing Officer summer student Avery Goo- Church Hall on Sunday, to purchase a building, which designed and purchased post but someone who is actually goo is joined by Antigonish RCMP community police officer Cst. Mike will be renovated to include cards, brochures and trail maps working with them,” he added. July 19, 3-5 p.m. McKenna outside of the Paqtnkek Health Centre where Googoo is 39547 7-25 a harbour board of fice, to help promote the area. “i’m just hoping to make a based, July 20. (Richard MacKenzie photo) Best Wishes Only washrooms and storage space. “ Re c e n t ly, N o r t h S h o re p o s i t ive d i f f e re n c e i n my “We are also looking at a v o l u n t e e r s h av e l o b b i e d community .” the provincial tourism and Googoo, who attends him as a young guy with the program and he is going to police, driving around in the car be assisting in organizing a Thank you highways’ de par tment Ravensburg College, a policing personnel to install local school in Halifax, will work or in the community by himself, bicycle rodeo for the children signage at the new Exit 27 in closely with Antigonish RCMP as someone they can look up to here in Paqtnkek which hasn’t Special thanks go out to our children, Albert, Robert, Michelle, and emulate.” happened for a number of Sutherland’s River to direct community police officer Cst. Kim and their families for making our 50th Wedding Anniversary McKenna talked about some years.” tourist traffic down Highway 245 Mike McKenna. such a memorable occasion. We would also like to thank our to Highway 337. M c Ke n n a t a l k e d a b o u t of the activities Googoo will be McKenna added Googoo will relatives and friends, both near and far, who came to visit, gave Just like the Arisaig the role and goals Googoo is working on during the summer. be working with an established cards, gifts, monetary gifts, special offerings and telephone calls. C o m m u n i t y D e ve l o p m e n t aspiring to. program in Paqtnkek regarding the importance of physical Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated and will always be Association, Maclellan said “i think it’s important, not activity for children and will be remembered. the North Shore Development only in Paqtnkek but in all Thanks again for a wonderful day. Association uses proceeds from communities, to have young “I’m just hoping to make working on literature around driving safety issues such as John & Peggy Boudreau the concert to offset costs of men like Avery so boys can have a positive difference in seat belts and the dangers operation and to fund many of a male figure to look up to,” 39590 7-25 its initiatives. McKenna said. “By no means my community.” regarding cell phone use while Everyone is invited to visit is that only here in Paqtnkek. — Avery Googoo driving. ddingversary each picturesque concert McKenna noted a th it’s in Antigonish, Antigonish 65 We nni location to enjoy great County, all communities, men partnership between Paqtnkek entertainment and support and young men need to be seen and Antigonish RCMP, led by some worthy causes. as role models. Dawn Johnson and Staff Sgt. A At each show, 50-50 tickets “And i think Avery is already “He is going to do some work Tony Perry respectively, led will be sold. doing that here. The kids see with kids regarding bicycle to the creation of Googoo’s safety,” McKenna said. “He has position and that it’s being already handed out some bicycle funded by the Paqtnkek First helmets i’ve provided under Nation band. the bicycle helmet provincial Thank You The children of Wilfred and Margaret Bowie invite you to attend an Open House in honour of their 65th Wedding Anniversary, Saturday, July 28, 1 - 4 pm, at 12 Sylvan Valley Road in the common room. GIRLS July 18: Laura Thomas and Matthew Isenor, North Grant They began their married life together in the era of: kerosene lamps, party phone lines, outhouses, wood stoves with a water BoyS Ray and Anna Murphy tank, horse drawn mowing machines, dusty hay mows, dances July 11: Amanda Duquette and Craig Doyle, Bayfield would like to express in the one room school house, tub and scrub board, home made July 13: Jane Anne and Barry their warm thanks mittens, long winter nights playing cards with the neighbours, barn raisings, raw milk, fields of strawberries waiting to be Purcell, Antigonish to family and friends July 15: Kelly Adams and Brian who joined them in picked and chickens scratching in the yard. Grimes, St. Peters July 17: Megan Cranton and the celebration of We remember fireflies entertaining us on warm summer nights, Jared Brown, Margaree Center their 50th Wedding biscuits coming out of the oven, the first deer caught in the Anniversary held July 14 Congratulations to the proud season and the Christmas table set for a feast. While so much of parents and extended families of at St. Joseph’s Lakeside that era is gone, the memories linger on. 7-25 39587 7-25 these new citizens. Community Centre. 39586 7-25 39580 7-25 th Wedding Wedding Announcement A nniversary Open HOuse David and Lorraine Landry Patrick & Ellen Venedam were married are pleased to announce the engagement on this day July 17,1962. of their daughter Debbie Ann Special thanks to all who help celebrate our 50th anniversary on July 6th. Special to Shawn Edward, son of The family of Frank and Betty Thomson, West River, thanks to family & friends who worked so Ronnie and Alvina MacDonald. invite friends, family and neighbours to an hard to make our day special and to those who travelled so far to be with us. The wedding will take place Open House in celebration of 50 years of marriage. 39583 7-25 Saturday, July 28 from 2 - 4 pm God Bless you all Saturday, August 25, 2012 96 Lower West River Road Patrick & Ellen 39578 7-25 at Saint Croix Parish Church, Pomquet. 39585 7-25 Best Wishes Only THE CASKET, WEDNESDAY, julY 25, 2012 SEvEN A Recycled bike program turns gently-used into new Town of Antigonish by-law enforcement officer Shaun Smith, Shannon Long representing Antigonish Dairy Queen and 12-year old Hunter Shaw who earned an ice cream certificate for smartly wearing his bicycle helmet, gather for a photo. (Photo contributed) Ice cream and helmets Reed Tappin works on one of the bikes he is refurbishing at his repair shop at the Main Sreet Irving sta- for safe cyclists tion. Tappin is part of a collaborative initiative between Sustainable Antigonish and various partners. by Richard MacKenzie cream certificates would be a Smith and fellow by-law (Debbie Johnson photo) firstname.lastname@example.org good reward item and the plan e n fo rc e m e n t o f f i c e r jo h n was to purchase the certificates Pellerin have been spotting by Debbie Johnson p.m. Thursdays or Fridays and Wellness. It involves updating a The safety reasons for to handout. those already practicing the email@example.com Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to noon. walking/hiking trail inventory wearing a bicycle helmet are Instead, the local Dairy smart behaviour of wearing On his first day he had 20 bikes to determine trail condition, common sense. This summer Queen, under the ownership their bike helmets. Reed Tappin’s summer job stockpiled and had already mapping GPS or GIS along with in Antigonish, the reward for of Murray long and his family, “Those coupons are good, calls on his repair skills as started repairs. With an eye for locating waterway launches, wearing a helmet can be a tasty decided the business would p o s i t ive r e i n f o r c e m e n t , ” well as his ability to recreate rebuilding bikes, he can recreate accessibility and seeing if there treat. donate the certificates and, as McKenna said of the ice cream a transportation mode from a an almost new bike with some is a cost incurred for use. This , In May the province initiated of july 16 in Antigonish, 14 free incentive. number of donated items. ingenious know how, stripping is an extension of a similar a program where bike helmets helmets and approximately 60 The bike helmet program, Tappin recycles bicycles at one bike to use the parts for project done in Pictou County, were being provided, free of certificates have been handed which concludes on Aug. 31, the Main Street Irving location others. Brennan said. charge, as a way to encourage out. is a partnership between the and is part of this project’s last Friday 10 of Tappin’s The fifth student, more people, adults and youth, “We’re trying to encourage Antigonish Town and County collaborative initiative between re f u r b i s h e d b i ke s h i t t h e lethbridge, is working in to wear them when operating people to take bicycle helmet Crime Prevention Association, Sustainable Antigonish (SA) asphalt. SA and its partner’s concert with Saint Andrew their bike. safety more seriously… to wear Antigonish RCMP, the Town and its various partners. goal is to collect and fix 100 junior School principal and The helmets, purchased by bicycle helmets,” Antigonish of Antigonish, the Province “I am a little bit surprised bikes for distribution over vice principal and St. F.X.’s the province, were distributed to RCMP community policing of Nova Scotia and the Dairy about the amount of bikes the summer. This project has e d u c at i o n d e p a r t m e n t o n RCMP detachments throughout officer Mike McKenna said. Queen in Antigonish. that came in today,” he said, been supported by the federal increasing student engagement Nova Scotia to hand-out as “We all want our children his first day on the job july 12. gover nment, the provincial through sustainable education incentives and to emphasize to wear helmets and one way to “It is about giving back to the Department of Health and models. She is looking at their importance. do that is by providing a good community and it’s good to have Wellness, the RCMP, Irving on the Grade 6 curriculum and Picking up on the idea, example, have them see adults a job where you are actually Main Street, Cyclesmith and modules to enhance learning. Town of Antigonish by-law wearing the helmets. That is giving something back.” the Community Health Board. “We noticed that we were enforcement of ficer Shaun why the helmets [provided by Through Antigonish County Other projects have received coming across education Smith decided, while stressing the province] are available in Adult learning Association funding support as part of SA’s modules that could be put into the importance of bike helmets, all sizes.” ( AC A l A ) , t h e A n t i g o n i s h initiatives to build on healthy, the schools but we didn’t know those already wearing helmets McKenna said he has Women’s Resource Centre and collaborative and sustainable how to do that and there is a lot could be rewarded for their supplied helmets to Antigonish SA, a call out to area residents projects and goals with of sustainable education that is good practice. In a meeting County, Guysborough County who may have bicycles tucked additional summer staff. not connecting with the schools with Antigonish Town and and Inverness County RCMP. away in sheds or garages has SA co-chair liz Brennan, who so this is a collaboration with C o u n t y C r i m e P reve n t i o n met with success with the assisted with the hiring process, them,” Brennan said. Association, it was decided ice project in its second week. said the five students hired for Tappin was hired by SA the summer include Tappin as to repair donated bikes as a well as Kathleen Hare, Deanna means to provide affordable MacDonald, Trevor Stewart and transportation or recreation for Desiree lethbridge. those who would benefit from H a re i s wo rk i n g w i t h having a new set of wheels. In vOICES, a group striving to some cases he is stripping some bring local food options to bikes that are beyond repair and downtown residents. TENDER CALL MUNICIPALITY OF THE DISTRICT OF GUYSBOROUGH, NS recycling the usable parts on MacDonald and Stewar t bikes with some life left. are working with a project, Sealed Proposals will be received by the Municipality until 2:00 PM, G e n t l y u s e d b i ke s c a n Stewart part-time, collecting Friday, August 10th, 2012 for the following project: be dropped of f at Tappin’s infor mation in cooperation workshop 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 with Department of Health and Municipal Building Renovations The Municipality of the District of Guysborough is inviting all interested tenderers to submit tenders for the proposed renovation project. The work generally consists of the renovation two exterior entrances and roof replacement at the Municipal Building as described and detailed within the tender documents. The tenders will be received at the Municipal building located at 33 Pleasant Street, Guysborough, NS at which location a public opening will be held immediately following the tender closing. The tender documents may be obtained by contacting: Mr. Glen Avery Director of Public Works, Municipality of the District of Guysborough PO Box 79, 33 Pleasant Street Guysborough, Nova Scotia B0H 1N0 Telephone: (902) 533-3705 et 233 Fax: (902) 533-2749 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org A Bid Bond or Certified Cheque in the amount of 10% of the total tendered price payable to the Municipality of the District of Guysborough must accompany the tender. Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. 39598 7-25/8-1 39514 7-11 FRENCH COURSE FOR ADULTS 39594 7-25 To gain the ability to speak French at home with your children, at work, or during a vacation. The Société acadienne Sainte-Croix is offering a 38-week French course for adults beginning in September 2012 at the École acadienne de Pomquet. Sessions will be once per week for 2 hours. Cost: $450 per participant (may be paid in two installments) Spaces are limited, first come first serve. Deadline for registration is August 10th. For more information call 386-2679 39800 7-25 EigHT A THE CASKET, WEDNESDAY, julY 25, 2012 Community minded Julie Doucette ( left) is the 2012 Lieutenant Gov- ernor Medal recipient for École acadienne de Pomquet. Each year, Grade 11 students from each school across Nova Scotia receive the honour, which recognizes involvement in school and com- munity, along with academic excellence. Here, she receives congratulations from her principal Richard Marchand during the June ceremony in Chéticamp. (Submitted photo) RBC Antigonish continued its support of the Antigonish Community Food Bank with a $1,000 donation July 20. Eric Tanton (left), branch manager, and Kim Pelrine (right), client care manager, made the cheque presentation to Ted Cogan, food bank manager. 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School Board EmploymEnt Mhairi & Ava 318-0957 opportunity 783-2669 EMPLOYMENT Ask for Sue Full-time Kitchen help 39579 7-25 OPPORTUNITY Must have Superhost Certification Non-Teaching Support Staff 1-2 years experience in field Competition #12-540 Term Journeyman Carpenter Salary negotiable or 4th Year Apprentice with Maintenance experience Apply by email only to: 8 hrs/day – Anticipated to end email@example.com on October 12, 2012 Location: 39889 7-18/7-25 Mulgrave Operations Centre (Involves traveling to all schools under the jurisdiction of the 40219 7-25 SRSB) Employment Opportunity 37973 2-8 Effective Date: Immediately PLEASE NOTE: For information concerning Full-time required qualifications, deadlines and application procedures, please 3 - 4 month employment access the Human Resources Employment Opportunities emplOYment webpage on the Strait Regional School Board website at Reception, telephone, basic http://www.srsb.ca OppORtunitieS Postings are also available at computer skills, valid drivers license. local schools/work sites or at the School Board office (625-2191). emplOYeR: Apply by email: 100013 39755 7-18 / 7-25 firstname.lastname@example.org ScOtia palletS or in person Employment RequiReS: employees to process material and MacDonald Chrysler Limited Opportunity assemble pallets. 219 Post Road DeCoste Electrical & Ventilation Ltd is a locally owned company that has been in operation over Full time: 40221 7-25 Antigonish 25 years serving the needs of both residential 41.5 hours per week and commercial clients. We are currently seeking full time journeyman expeRience: employer will train electricians as well as 3rd/4th year electrical apprentices. We provide a competitive wage Advertising/Print Sales Leader package (based on experience), transportation applY: Our growing group of companies is seeking an experienced in person between 8 a.m. & 4 p.m. sales leader. The successful candidate will be responsible to and from job sites as well as medical and for developing and leading a team of sales professionals to dental coverage. maximize revenue growth, increase market share and provide lOcatiOn: For inquiries or to apply please 21101 hwy. 316, Goshen, nS value to current and prospective customers. Located in Antigonish, NS, this position reports to the contact the office: 902-863-5853 or General Manager and is a member of our management team. please forward résumé to phOne: The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong leadership and email@example.com 1-800-565-3304 or 783-2173 relationship building skills. This position plays a critical role 39783 7-25 in developing and executing innovative revenue programs firstname.lastname@example.org 40011 7-25 and is responsible for implementing company-wide revenue initiatives in our local market. Develops strategies to maximize sales and grow revenue; maintains strong relationships with key Invitation to Tender Municipality of the District customers; works in the field with the sales team; develops and of Guysborough implements sales; develops and executes annual advertising strategic plan; recruits, trains, coaches, develops and motivates CHURCH STREET EXTENSION sales team; creates a positive and productive team culture with ROAD UPGRADES / EXTENSIONS consistent and open communication; works collaboratively with GUYSBOROUGH, NOVA SCOTIA Chief Power Engineer-Class 1 all departments. Our benefit package includes a competitive Sealed tenders plainly marked “Church Street Extension, Road St. Francis Xavier University is a top-ranking Canadian starting salary, dental, vision, disability and life insurance plans Upgrades / Extensions, Guysborough, Nova Scotia” will be received at the Office of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough at P.O. university located in Antigonish NS. We are currently seeking and a company contributed pension plan. Qualified applicants Box 79, 33 Pleasant St., Guysborough N.S., B0H 1N0 Phone: (902)533- a Chief Power Engineer-Class 1. In accordance with the Power should submit a current résumé and cover letter, with salary 3508 until 2:00 pm on Friday, August 3, 2012. The work generally includes but is not limited to the provision of Engineer’s Act, Province of Nova Scotia, the Chief Operator requirements to: Mary Jane McDonald materials and labour for the upgrade of approximately 450 meters of Church Street Extension including roadbed widening, ditching, grading, is responsible to lead the safe installation, inspection, Interim General Manager placement of Type 1 and Type 2 gravels, raising existing sanitary sewer operation and maintenance of the central heating plant and The Casket manholes, culvert installations and incidentals. its associated distribution system. Reporting to Supervisor, Tender Documents giving detailed tendering requirements and 88 College Street, Antigonish, NS B2G 2L7 specifications may be obtained. from Strait Engineering Limited, 298 Energy and Utilities, this is a full-time position. Email: email@example.com Reeves St, Unit 9, Port Hawkesbury, Phone (902) 625-3631 or at the 38988 7-25 office of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough at 33 Pleasant Responsibilities include: St., Guysborough, N.S., Phone (902)533-3508, upon payment of a non- • Responsible for the assignment and direction of work in the refundable fee in the form of a $40.00 cheque made payable to Strait Engineering Ltd. Heating Plant, Keating Centre (Ice Plant) and the Alumni Each tender must be accompanied by a certified cheque in the amount Aquatic Centre (Pool); of 10 % of the bid amount, or a Bid Bond in the amount of 10 % of the • Understand and ensure compliance with all applicable Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre bid amount and a Consent of Surety for the required fifty percent (50%) safety regulations including the Technical Safety Act of NS Performance Bond and fifty percent (50%) Labour and Materials Bond. In lieu of bonding the Municipality will accept a certified cheque in the and the Power Engineers Regulations; amount of 20% of the bid amount as project securities. • Supervision of staff in accordance with the Collective Employment Opportunity – Full Time Temporary Position Mr. Glen Avery Agreement between CAW Local 2107 and Board of The Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre is accepting applications for Director of Public Works, PO Box 79, 33 Pleasant Street Governors StFX University; a Program Co-ordinator for Healthy Relationships For Youth - a school- • Update existing and development of safe work practices Guysborough, Nova Scotia B0H 1N0 based, peer-facilitated, violence prevention program being offered and procedures is an important requirement of this Telephone: (902) 533-3705 ext 233 within Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness and Richmond Counties. 39771 7-18-7-25 position. The Program Co-ordinator will be responsible for the overall management and co-ordination of the delivery of the Healthy Qualifications/Skills: Relationships For Youth Program. Specifically this will include; • High School Graduation or equivalent; • working collaboratively with schools within the Strait Regional • Certified Power Engineer Class; School Board • Excellent knowledge of regulatory codes and requirements; • liaison with community and youth organizations • Five (5) years supervisory experience in a unionized • developing and providing training to both adult and youth environment; facilitators in all participating schools. • Experience with scheduling; • providing ongoing support to participating schools • Experience in energy/load management, energy forecasting • program evaluation to maximize efficiency and identifying energy saving • curriculum and resource development • proposal writing potential; • Skilled in problem solving and decision making; The successful candidate will have the following skills and • Good interpersonal and communication skills; qualifications: • Experience in the operation of co-generation biomass plant • An undergraduate degree in education, social work, or women’s will be considered an asset; studies. • Experience in working with youth and volunteers. • Biomass fuel procurement experience will also be considered • Experience in community development. an asset. • A feminist analysis of social issues impacting women and men. Closing date for application is July 31, 2012. To express • Excellent organizational skills. interest in this role, please direct your application in • Strong report writing skills and excellent inter-personal communication and networking skills. confidence to: • Proven ability to work independently, to take initiative, and to be Human Resources accountable. St. Francis Xavier University Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Travel within Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness & Richmond Counties will be required. Starting date for the position is August 7, Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance 2012. This is a 35 hour per week position that will end June 30, 2013 with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and with the possibility of extension. permanent residents will be given priority. If you are selected for an interview for the advertised position, proof of Canadian citizenship Closing date for applications is Friday, July 27, 2012. or permanent residency is required. StFX respects diversity and welcomes applications from visible minority group members, Résumés with a cover letter can be sent to: email@example.com women, Aboriginal persons, persons or dropped off at: Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre with disabilities, and members of sexual 39572 7-25 204 Kirk Place, 219 Main Street minority groups. Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2C1 40222 7-25 40220 7-25 TEN A THE CASKET, WEDNESDAY, JulY 25, 2012 FAST five Jacklyn Geldart enjoys family atmosphere What is your role at FAST and how long have you been with the company? I am one of three box office staff during the FAST season. I started working in this role last summer. FAST has a really great family feeling, I think having a small box office with returning staff makes the job about more than knowing how to sell a ticket and answering questions, so you familiarize yourself with the patron-base quite quickly. It’s really nice to get to know the people who are coming to the theatre and be part of extending that “family” feeling beyond the company to the community. How did you become involved in FAST? I had actually known Ed and Shelley for a little while. When I came home from school last summer Shelley told me Audience members Ellen (left), Mary-Beth and Duncan Brophy join The 3 Munschketeers cast, Andrew Chandler (left), Ellen Denny and there was a position available in the box office. I went in to Antigonish native Kyle Gillis, following the July 19 performance. Two days earlier was Pizza Day at Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre (FAST) see what the job was all about and could tell instantly that it where Bell Aliant sponsors a group of youth to see a family series play followed by a pizza lunch. (Richard MacKenzie photo) would be a very positive working environment. I would like to Pizza and a play continue to do as much as I can for FAST for as long as I can. You are a year round employee, talk about some of the things you do for the theatre in the off-season and how does your job differ during the summer? During the off-season, I work as an administrative assistant. When I came in at the beginning of last summer Sponsorship helps children enjoy theatre everything seemed to be up and running. Getting to work closely with Tina over the year I got to see what was actually by Richard MacKenzie Munschketeers includes Andrew pace and being back home for involved in preparing a theatre season. A lot of my work firstname.lastname@example.org Chandler, Ellen Denny and the summer. over the year is box office related, getting tickets ready for Antigonish native Kyle Gillis. “I haven’t performed “It’s crazy to think we’ve sale by creating events and performances in the system with price codes and promotions, making ticket faces, setting up July 17 was pizza day at Gillis noted the pizza day here for about 10 been here over a month now,” he Festival Antigonish Summer performance was the premiere said. “We’re already performing subscriptions and keeping track of subscribers and donors, Theatre (FAST). of The 3 Munschketeers and it years so it’s nice to in two different productions and as well as helping organize house programs. The event features sponsor was nice to have an enthusiastic be welcomed back, be in rehearsals for another but it’s What have been some of your favourite productions in Bell Aliant treating a group of audience to play to. with family and meet great to be home for a summer. youth to a performance of one “It was a great show, the I haven’t performed here for past seasons of FAST? of the family series plays, in kids were really responsive,” the wonderful people about 10 years so it’s nice to be this case The 3 Munschketeers, Gillis said. “On my part, I felt that we’ re working welcomed back, be with family I pretty much love everything that happens at FAST. I as well as a pizza lunch. a little frantic but we had a lot with here at Festival and meet the wonderful people get the chance to see each production several times and “It went fantastic,” FAST of fun. The kids really enjoyed that we’re working with here at appreciate all of them. Based on the number of times I saw theatre manager Tina Dickieson it and we received some great Antigonish.” Festival Antigonish. It has been Caught in the Net last summer (a lot), I would have to say that was a definite favorite. It still makes me laugh. said. “Allen Graham (Bell Aliant feedback from them, about how — Kyle Gillis a pleasure.” representative) was present to they liked it. Denny, a recent graduate of have our pizza party with the “Kids are honest. If they Dalhousie university’s acting Have you ever performed in any of the plays? Is so what kids and it was a beautiful day didn’t like it they will not laugh. program, also expressed her was it like? If not, which role would you have loved to for it.” So it was great to have the sometimes feel really silly But . appreciation for being involved play? Families connected audience so we could tell what once you get the audience in with FAST this summer and to prog rams through the worked and what didn’t.” and see how engaged the kids noted perfor ming at 10:30 . I would want a role in a Munsch play Every time I watch Antigonish Women’s Resource Denny echoed Gillis’ are, how they love the songs and a.m. [star t time for The 3 the shows I sit there thinking, ‘I want to do that.’ Everyone Centre (AWRC) were sponsored thoughts on learning from the will talk back to you, you feel Munschketeers] is definitely a in the room has so much fun. for the event. audience. like what you’re doing is really new experience for her. The cast of The 3 “Before the opening, you can worthwhile,” Denny said. “It’s my first time having “There are moments and shows in the morning, that’s jokes in the show we didn’t a new thing,” she said with Mike MacDonald, B. Arch really know if they were going to play or not, but the kids loved a laugh. “It’s not often actors have to perform at 10:30 in the them.” morning but I’m enjoying it so Professional Home All three perfor mers are busy in other productions far and it’s a good workout in the morning to do this show which Inspections as well as the Bergeng ren Credit union sponsored The is very physical. But really, the kids bring the energy… they’re 3 Munschketeers. Gillis talked wide-awake so it wakes us right Tel: (902) 863-8737 about the sometimes hectic up.” email@example.com 39108 5-30 tn FOR RENT “ The West Point” at 53 James Street PROFESSIONAL/ A newly renovated commercial Don’t Let Moving building located at the gateway EXECUTIVE OFFICE SPACE to the town of Antigonish. The Get You Down. 218 Main Street renovation was designed to ca- ter to a variety of commercial Call Now! Corner of Church, Main clientel looking to rent execu- tive/professional space. 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Thirty-nine year old Justin Douglas O’Hara died Friday, July 20. At 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, Antigonish RCMP responded to a sudden death on the Summerside Road in Bayfield. by Richard MacKenzie a lot to me and the reaction has Preliminary investigation revealed O’Hara died after the tractor firstname.lastname@example.org been really good. I think if you he was operating rolled over. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday handle something with care, it in Halifax. The investigation is continuing however police do not With the help of some music can be received with care.” suspect foul play . industry heavy weights, Sand Overall the CD is described O’Hara’s obituary noted he was a son of Kevin layes and Point, Guysborough County as an eclectic collection of styles Maureen O’Hara – Kerwin (Elmer). He is survived by his wife and native and for mer St. F.X. with the term “roots meet pop” . two daughters as well as extended family visitation will be at C.l. student, Andrea England, has used in one review. Curry Funeral Home Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from released her second CD. England, who has written 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 10:30 England, based out of songs for former Pussycat Doll a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Heatherton, Father Charles Toronto, is following up 2005’s Nicole Scherzinger and popular Cameron presiding. Burial in St. Matthew’s Cemetery, Bayfield. Lemonade with Hope and Other Tv shows such as Dawson’s In Memoriam, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Sins which was released in Creek and Party of Five, talked Society . June. about her different writing She credits the late Richard styles. Bell, a key board player who “When I record for myself, I was a member of Blackie and try to make my songs as honest the Rodeo Kings and played as possible,” she said. “That’s with such legendary musicians the only reason I do it, to try and as Janis Joplin and the Band, be honest and that is translated with introducing her to noted into a musical journey . Canadian musician and record “When I write the pop stuff, 863-1878 producer Colin linden. and I love pop music too, if I’m The meeting took place in writing a song I’m going to pitch Woodstock, New York where to some big pop star, that writing linden was performing in the process doesn’t have to be as levon Helm and the Midnight organic. You’re not making their Ramble Show. record you’re just putting across “At the time he [linden] the song itself.” asked me about making E n g l a n d s a i d s h e g rew another album which sparked up in Sand Point listening to my interest,” England told Sand Point, Guysborough County native and former St. F.X. student, “old school” country music the Casket during a telephone Andrea England, released her second CD, Hope and Other Sins, last like Hank Williams and Patsy interview last week. month. (Submitted photo) Cline as well as Nova Scotians new Price! new Price! “That was like five years Carroll Baker and Anne Murray . ago and I was so busy writing She enjoyed listening to local for other people at the time, radio stations and noted how the timing just wasn’t right for “I think if you handle something with care, it can CJFX (now XFM), in particular, me,” she said. “That was until influenced her varied musical about a year and a half ago. In be received with care.” styles with their wide ranging 34 Gillisway - $279,000. (+ Apt. income) 28 Gillisway - $299,000 the fall  I contacted Colin — Andrea England play list. and asked him if he was still “They had a real combination oceanfront! interested. I sent him some of pop music and roots,” she demos and he said he was in. So said. “You could be listening we started recording in March reviews and good early sale and performing personal pieces. to Madonna one minute and to of last year in Nashville and we numbers. “Nothing is ever 100 percent John Allan Cameron the next. finished the recording process In talking about a few of the autobiographical but I definitely That was the primary radio 9 MacInnis Way - $482,000 5130 Hwy 337 (Cape George) $179,900 probably mid-June  and songs on the CD, England noted drew upon my Maritime roots, station I grew up with, it and mixed over the summer.” The Thought of You, the first things that have happened to CIGO (now the Hawk), and they England added the finishing selection on the CD, is the first friends and family there and to always had a real combination Income Property! Income Property! up details, due to prior work release. England described the me personally,” she said about of pop, roots, folk, country and commitments of dif ferent song as an up-tempo tune fitting the song. traditional Celtic music which people working on the record for the summer months. “I’m emphatic and sensitive you can kind of hear in my as well as varied locations, took She said Laundry is another to others’ feelings so I hope I music a bit. So I definitely would some time but that she “wasn’t s o n g re c e iv i n g a s t ro n g get it right and characterize the attribute my varied musical 70 Highland Drive $212,000 54 Brookland Street - $189,000 in any great hurry .” reception. situation in an empathetic way ,” roots to listening to that radio Waterfront lots “I had waited seven years so “It’s a ballad that is getting a she added. “It’s not telling stories station.” new listing - 10 acres at Cape George Pt. a few more months didn’t hurt,” lot of attention,” she said. for the sake of telling them, it’s More on England and her oceanfront! new listing - 65 acres at Cape George Pt. Doctor’s Brook - oceanfront building lots England said. Trying is a song described as more healing through story new CD, Hope and Other Sins, Bayfield - 40 acre oceanfront lot She said early feedback has being semi-autobiographical. telling… bringing life to issues can be found on her website West arm tracadie been “fantastic’ with positive England talked about writing and so forth. That song means www.andreaengland.com. Seabright 3.44 acres 7802 Heather Lane - $349,000 (12 acres) VIeW lots Morristown ± 135 acres RCMP watching for distracted drivers Georgeville new listing! Linwood - 1.4 acre view lot $11,000 serVICeD lots Parkhurst subdivision Beaton Court subdivision 5 Harbourview Drive --no Hst by Debbie Johnson street, you need to pay attention, many crashes where people was amended in 2007 to prohibit Ben’s Brae - $86,000 email@example.com people get in the crosswalk and could have survived or ended driving while using a cell phone. rUral lots 3520 Highway 211 Port Hilford they (drivers) just blow through up not paralyzed had they not Seatbelts laws came into effect new listings 2 lots at Whisper avenue “I have to answer this text.” and don’t see them because been thrown from the vehicle, in Nova Scotia in 1985. new listing! lwr. south river - 16 acres terra tory Drive Heatherton - 4 acres .” “Seatbelts get in the way Sound they were texting, talking had they been wearing their M u r p hy n o t e s t h e r e i s 2 building lots - 6 acres $59000, Glen andrew estates familiar? or distracted for some other seatbelts,” he said. not a day that goes by that 3 acres $29,000 - Mulgrave 13,200 sq ft - $17,500 owner will entertain reasonable offers!! The RCMP is watching out reason,” Cpl. Glen Murphy with He noted in the 12 years he doesn’t see people talking 63 acres - Port felix this summer for distracted the Eastern Traffic Services of traffic work he has done in on their cells while driving. new listing! St. Joseph’s - 5 lots - $35,000 each Heatherton - 1.5 acres &- .5 acres drivers and those who choose said. Nova Scotia the percentage of Based on recent data out of 5 serviced lots in Beaton Court 5 acre building lot Glen Road $18,000 not to wear a seatbelt. On July 12 Murphy who coordinated the , those who wear seatbelts has Halifax headquarters he said 2 mature woodlots at Brown’s Mountain RCMP’s Eastern Traffic Services distracted driving enforcement, grown and that today’s younger statistics from April 2012 show new Pricing! unit had a plainclothes officer said RCMP will continue to generation have grown up in 47 percent of collisions involved “For more details on these and other listings please visit on patrol in Antigonish as part do this as a means to educate culture where seatbelt use is inattentive or distracted driving, our website at www.antigonishrealestate.com” of a coordinated enforcement the driving public. He added usually automatic. Murphy did 17 percent not using seatbelts; 29 Kirk Building, 219 Main Street, Suite 104, Antigonish, NS. operation focusing on seatbelts similar techniques were used in add there is still some who don’t percent involved speeding and We looK FoRWARD To SeRVING YoU!!! 40207 7-25 and distracted driving. Moncton, N.B. with success and bother to use seat belts. 11 percent alcohol. That day on Main Street that RCMP in Nova Scotia would “The fine is $169.91, and 22 tickets were issued, 17 for be increasing an undercover it’s also two points on your Mary-Pat realty (2011) ltD. driving without a seatbelt and p re s e n c e a s p a r t o f t h e i r driver’s license, not wearing 216 Main Street, Antigonish B2G 2B9 five for using a cell phone or text enforcement program. your seatbelt is a moving offence messaging while driving, within “What is causing crashes under the Motor vehicle Act,” 863.4824 www.marypatrealty.ca all listings are Mls® unless otherwise indicated a three hours period. and what is causing people he said. “There is a lot of traffic to die in crashes, it’s not the The fine for talking on a in town, pedestrians have to speeding that kills you it’s the cell phone is the same. The take responsibility to cross the sudden stop. I have been to so provincial Motor vehicle Act 863-1446 143B Hawthorne St., ANTiGONiSH Hwy 16 Boylston, NEW LiSTiNG NEW PRiCE GuySBOROuGH BuyER BuyER iNCENTivE iNCENTivE 239 A - Hawthorne St.: Condo - Three br., 383 Old Pinevale Rd.: Well maintained (many 5 Bantry Lane: Exceptional 5 br. family home, 2 2 bath, well maintained and conveniently lo- recent upgrades) 4 br. split entry, just 15 min full baths, open concept kitchen, bright cheery cated. Finished basement and storage space a from town, 16 x 20 garage on large land- rec room and attached garage, close to schools. must see. scaped lot, hill top view. $189,000. 136 Mount Cameron Circle: New 93 N. Donahue Lane, Guysborough: 177 Mount Cameron Circle: Construction, three bedroom, 2.5 Lovely 3 bedroom 2 bath cottage or Enerscope new construction; three Giselle Sceles bath, attached garage, large lot. home overlooking lake! $185,000 bedroom bungalow, attached NEW PRiCE Broker 863-6789 $365,000 garage! $273,000 55 Heritage Drive: Brick bungalow, with at- 5 Mount Cameron Circle: Unique 3 br. 4 bath 4866 Hwy. #7 Salt Springs Rd.: PRICED BE- tached garage, easy walking distance to Town, 2 storey home on beautiful landscaped double LOW APPRAISED VALUE !! Family home or formal dining room, birch kitchen cabinets, lot. 2 single car garages with loft. Walking dis- rental - 3 br. up; 2 br. apt. down; 5 min from master br. ensuite tance to Main St. & St.FX University. $339,900. Town of Antigonish (27 acres ±). $199,500. 11197 Hwy. 16 Boylston: 7 Gillisway: $1600 rental income 45 Tamara Dr: Walk to work! NEW PRiCE Harbour views, lake frontage, 100 in Sept. and you live executive-style 4 br.,HW floors,awesome family Marilyn Sceles acres, ALL for $129,700. Large in the 5 br home! All for $379,900 room w/woodstove. $199,500 Assoc. Broker 318-5678 ranch home included! 35 Ponderosa Drive: Four br, 2 bath, 2 storey home 696 Meadow Green Rd.: Custom built (12 yr. 82-½ Pleasant St.: “Country privacy” fam- conveniently located, near the University and all old) 2-3 br. 2 bath in picturesque setting, only 5 ily home on ¾ of an acre, centrally located in NEW LiSTiNG NEW LiSTiNG NEW PRiCE amenities. 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And Thighway #104 (Exit 36): Level lot, partially 39762 7-18 Sales Assoc. 533-2645 garage and great Harbour view Antigonish $199,000 4946 Hwy 104 South River: 5 br. bungalow, approx 8 cleared, approx. 1 acre ±. $35,000. $130,000 min from Town, nice country setting, municipal services, NEW LiSTiNG: Meadow Green: Land only - approx. 155 acres (mixture of recent upgrades - replacement of furnace and oil tank. cleared farmland and wooded area) $157,000. www.scelesrealty.ca MLS® firstname.lastname@example.org 40010 7-25 TWElvE A THE CASKET, WEDNESDAY, JulY 25, 2012 Williams Point celebrates homecoming by Corey LeBlanc email@example.com There’s no place like home. That was the strong sentiment over the weekend as people gathered for Williams Point Homecoming 2012. The Antigonish County community overlooking Antigonish Harbour has a gathering for “Pointers” of all ages every five years. “It is a great time. It is wonderful to see everyone,” Joyce Chisholm said Saturday afternoon. Chisholm, who was raised in Williams Point, has lived most of her life there. “There has always been such a great camaraderie,” she noted. Chisholm said neighbours helping neighbours is a tradition at the Point. “When someone is sick or something like that, there is always help there for you,” she noted. That sense of togetherness and community spirit was on display With Jimmy MacGillivray at the controls, children enjoyed a hay ride Saturday afternoon during Williams Point Homecoming 2012. (Corey as people enjoyed a variety of activities, including barbecues, LeBlanc photos) games, hayrides and an adult dance – just to name a few. While cooking up hot dogs for lunch Saturday, Dwayne landry talked about that sense of community . “You feel like you are part of the community right away,” he said. landry has been an “adopted” Pointer for more than 25 years, having lived in the community since that time. “As long as you are willing to pitch in and help, you become part of the family . “It is a great place to live and I am so happy to be part of it,” he said. The three-day celebration wrapped up Sunday afternoon with the traditional homecoming barbecue. Nicholas Chisholm enjoys a snack during a break in Kate Bourgeois takes a look at some of Edyn MacFarlane showed her skipping Anne Riley (left), Wendy Digout and Florence Riley chat during Wil- the action. the children’s prizes. skills. liams Point Homecoming 2012 Saturday afternoon.
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