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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            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

                                                                                                                                                                                   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”            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
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 Antigonish riding left intact
            Provincial commission releases
               revised boundry report
         by Corey LeBlanc                     minimum requirement for voter            reasons for the change was                  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         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-
                                              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.                                       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 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
                                            12:00 noon
                                                                 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
                    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
                                                                                                                                                                     Transportation within the limits of the Town of Port
                  DATES OF THE EVENT.                                                                                                                                Hawkesbury by contacting 625-1475. Service will
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                                                                                                                                   Online BizPaL ready to help
                                                                                                                                    by Richard MacKenzie

                                                                                                                                     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
                                                                                                                                     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,
                                                                                                                                                    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
                                           can get beyond this stumbling               to cover the mandatory costs
                                                                                                                                   email:                                                         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
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                                                                                                                            Readers write                                                                                                The old office

   A happy
                                                                                                                               After five and a half years of living
                                                                                                                            with a service dog, I have become very

                                                                                                                            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

                                                                                                                            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
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@

                                                                                                                            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                                                                                                   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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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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        Legion welcomes                                                                        Fraser granted
                                                                                                                                                                Programme le Français édu-fun
      new Sergeant-at-Arms                                                                     bail, returns to                                                      after school program
                                                                                               court Aug. 22                                                         Des espaces sont encore disponibles
                                                                                                                                                                          / Spaces are still available
                                                                                                            by Richard MacKenzie
                                                                                                                                                                           Pour plus d`information voir
                                                                                        joseph Connor fraser, 25, has been granted bail following an
                                                                                     Antigonish Provincial Court appearance july 20.
                                                                                                                                                                           / For more information visit
                                                                                        fraser, from Antigonish County, had been remanded in custody            
                                                                                     since a May 18 incident on St. Mary’s Street in Antigonish which
                                                                                     resulted in him being charged with attempted murder. 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             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              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
                                                                                                                                                                               Tel: 625-2191
provide the power corporation                                                                                                                                                                      1-800-650-4448
with dividends that reflect the                                                                                          
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                   
megawatt hour contribution to                40023 7-25

                                                                                                                                 A valued service
                                                                                                                                for the community

                   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-

                                                                                                                          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
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        Concerts on the shore                                                                                                    Student
                                                                                                                                 a role
        by Corey LeBlanc                    has and continues to work on              possible interpretive center                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

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
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      
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
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                                            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,”
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                                                                                      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.

                                                                                      each picturesque concert                                                                                                                    McKenna noted a
                                                                                                                                 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.

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                     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.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                   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
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    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)                                                                                                                     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               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
                                                                                         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. (Corey LeBlanc photo)

          See our
        SALES TEAM!

     Michael MacGillivray
              Sales Manager

              Travis Dorey
        Used Car Manager

       Lorne MacGillivray
          Sales Consultant

              Adam Novak
          Sales Consultant

       David MacGillivray
          Sales Consultant

          Matt McCarron
          Sales Consultant

         Lance Jean
  Financial Services Manager
 40009 7-25
                                                                                                     THE CASKET, WEDNESDAY, julY 25, 2012                                                                                                  NINE A

                                                                                        Childcare Available
                                                                                          Ages 1 and up, large
                                                                                       indoor and outdoor play                     Regional
                                                                                      area. Story time and crafts,
                                                                                        receipts and references.
                                                                                          Have fun at school.
                                                                                                                                 School Board
                       EmploymEnt                                                             Mhairi & Ava
                       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                                                                                                    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
    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                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                    Postings are also available at
computer skills, valid drivers license.                                                                                         local schools/work sites or at the
                                                                                                                                 School Board office (625-2191).
          Apply by email:
                                                                                                                                                100013 39755 7-18 / 7-25
                                                                                                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                                                                                               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
   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	
                                                                                       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                                                                                  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                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         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:                                         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;
•	 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
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:                                                                                                    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
  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
                                                                                              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
                                                                                      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.”

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                                Antigonish.                            870-4029                                                                            870-5648

                                11646 Hwy 316 Boylston,                                                         220 Westside Rd Cross Rds, Country
                                Guys Co.
                                35000124 ~ $64,999
                                                                                                                35030352 ~ $139,000                                                                              All listings Are Mls unless
                                Gorgeous views from this 3 bed-                                                 Private, peaceful country location only                                                          stAted otherwise
                                room, 2 storey home. Located in                                                 minutes to the river. This well cared
                                the picturesque village of Boylston                                             for home and landscaped lot is in the
                                with amazing views of the water.                                                Country Harbour community.
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                                                                                                                6276 Ballantynes Cove, Antigonish Co
                                                                                                                                                                                                     of all our listings at
                                5293 Hwy 348 Smithfield Guys
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tractor accident
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           An Antigonish county man died when the tractor he was driving

England releases Hope and Other Sins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       rolled over and pinned him underneath. 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                                                                                                                               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 [2010] 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 [2011] 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                                                                                                                             Seabright 3.44 acres

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           7802 Heather Lane - $349,000 (12 acres)                        VIeW lots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Morristown ± 135 acres

      RCMP watching for distracted drivers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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            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”
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                                  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

                                                                                                            143B Hawthorne St.,
                                                                                                              Hwy 16 Boylston,                                  NEW LiSTiNG                                                   NEW PRiCE

                                  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. Rooms are bright, with natural lighting.        min. from St. Andrews. $195,900.                     town; 4/5 brs, 4 baths, 2 offices, pool, theatre
                                                                                                                                                            Carport and outside entrance from basement.                                                                     and sunroom. “A must see!”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lots & Acreage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       184 Welsh Rd.: Approx. 3.7 acres of shore frontage on beautiful Eight Island
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Lake. $29,900.
                             13510 Hwy 316, Isaac’s              Afton Road, North Intervale: 20         232 Fairmont Rd., Fairmont:                                                                                   Lot D-38 Beech Hill Rd.: Approx. 6.5 acres, with frontage on the Trans Cana-
                             Harbour: Beautiful spacious         acres woodland near Guysborough         Spacious 2 storey family home                                                                                 da and access and frontage on the Beech Hill Rd.
       Kerstin Hanke         Century home on 4 acres with        on Afton Road $20,000                   on 2.4 acres, 5 km from Main St.                                                                              Corner Of Summerside Rd. 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.                               MLS®                                                                                                                                                                                                                    40010 7-25
TWElvE A                                                                       THE CASKET, WEDNESDAY, JulY 25, 2012

                                                                                                                                        Williams Point
                                                                                                                                                                 by Corey LeBlanc

                                                                                                                                           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
                                                                                                                                           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
                                                                                                                                           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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