Council

Antigonish Town Council 2016

Your Town Council consists of a Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and five Town Councillors, each elected for a four-year term. Antigonish voters elect the Mayor and Councillors, while the Deputy Mayor is selected and appointed through a Council motion. Councillors do not represent a specific district or ward, but rather each serves the Town as a whole.

Role of the Mayor

The Town of Antigonish uses the Mayor System. The Mayor presides over Council, and serves as the spokesperson for the Town. Additionally, the Mayor is responsible for monitoring the administration of government and to make recommendations to Council respecting the same. Along with providing leadership within the Town of Antigonish, the Mayor is involved in inter-governmental relations with the provincial and federal governments.

Role of Council

Your Council is responsible for representing the public and advancing Town of Antigonish's economic, social, and cultural well-being. In accordance with the Municipal Government Act, Council performs various important functions which include: representing the public interest and upholding the well-being of the Town, setting the short term and long term direction for the Town, formulating and passing municipal by-laws and policies, approving the Town’s budget, and setting tax rates.

Council is supported by Advisory Committees, which provide advice and recommendations on particular issues, programs, and services. Please visit our Committees and Boards page for more information.

Meetings of Council are held the third Monday of every month.

Mayor Laurie Boucher

Mayor Laurie Boucher
Phone: 902-863-0162
Fax: 902-863-0460 

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Committee Involvement: Planning Advisory (C), Building for Youth Commission, James River Stewardship Board, Alternative Resource Energy Authority, Accessibility

Councillor William Cormier

Councillor William Cormier
Phone: 902-863-3507
Fax: 902-863-0460

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Committee Involvement: Fire (C), Planning Advisory, RK MacDonald Nursing Home, Regional Library Board, James River Stewardship board, RCMP Advisory Board, Alternative Resource Energy Board

Councillor Donnie MacInnis

Councillor Donnie MacInnis
Phone: 902-735-2823 or 902-968-1577
Fax: 902-863-0460

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Committee Involvement: Fire, Planning Advisory, Police & License, Recreation, Building for Youth Commission, EMO Advisory, RK MacDonald Nursing Home, (C) Accessibility

Councillor Jack MacPherson

Councillor Jack MacPherson
Phone: 902-863-6680
Fax: 902-863-0460

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Committee Involvement: Waste Management (C), RCMP Advisory (Co-Chair), Recreation, Building for Youth Commission, Eastern Region Solid Waste Management, Museum Board

Councillor Andrew Murray

Councillor Andrew Murray
Phone: 902-968-1248
Fax: 902-863-0460

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Committee Involvement: Beautification and Land Rehabilitation (C), Fire, Waste Management, Museum Board, Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores (DEANS) Liasion

Councillor Marry Farrell

Councillor Mary Farrell (Deputy Mayor)
Phone: 902-863-2741
Fax: 902-863-0460

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Committee Involvement: Recreation (C), Beautification and Land Rehabilitation, Police and License, Antigonish Crime Prevention, RK MacDonald Nursing Home, Accessibility

Councillor Diane Roberts

Councillor Diane Roberts 
Phone: 902-863-2553 or 902-318-1284
Fax: 902-863-0460

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Committee Involvement: Police and License (C), Beautification and Land Rehabilitation, Waste Management, Antigonish County Adult Learning Association, RK MacDonald Nursing Home

Council Agendas:

  • A special Town Council meeting will be held at 12 noon on Monday, July 6, 2020, to consider a resolution for a solar garden, presubmitted by the Alternative Resource Energy Authority (AREA) for federal funding under the Green Infrastructure Program.

For a full schedule of Council and Committee meetings, please visit our Committee Calendar. 

Council Minutes.

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1Special Town Council Minutes - June 201951.23 KB
2Special Town Council Meeting Minutes - May 20191.69 MB
3Special Council Minutes - June 2020 via Videoconference103.62 KB
4Special Council Meeting Minutes - October 201910.26 KB
5Regular Town Council Minutes - September 2019106.76 KB
6Regular Town Council Minutes - October 201890.7 KB
7Regular Town Council Minutes - November 201988.79 KB
8Regular Town Council Minutes - May 20191.6 MB
9Regular Town Council Minutes - June 2019107.15 KB
10Regular Town Council Minutes - July 201983.24 KB
11Regular Town Council Minutes - February 2020123.73 KB
12Regular Town Council Minutes - February 20191.32 MB
13Regular Town Council Minutes - December 2019130.82 KB
14Regular Town Council Minutes - April 20191.46 MB
15Regular Town Council Minutes - June 2019106.95 KB
16Regular Town Council Meeting Via Teleconference - April 2020117.79 KB
17Regular Town Council and Public Hearing Minutes - March 20192.66 MB
18Regular Town Council & Public Hearing Minutes - January 202094.67 KB
19Regular Council Minutes January 2019107.87 KB
20Regular Council Minutes February 201975.16 KB
21Regular Council Minutes December 2018105.22 KB
22Regular Council Minutes - October 201990.7 KB
23Regular Council Meeting Minutes - September 2019106.76 KB
24Regular Council Meeting Minutes - May 2020 via Videoconference98.7 KB
25Regular Council Meeting April 2020 Via Videoconference138.49 KB
26Regular Council In Camera Minutes - June 30 20207.7 KB
27Regular Council & Public Hearing Minutes - March 2019100.33 KB
28Audit Committee Meeting Minutes - September 201968.53 KB
2918 11 19 Regular Council Minutes76.61 KB
3018 10 15 P H and Regular Town Council79.65 KB
3118 09 26 Speical Council Meeting74.4 KB
3218 09 20 Email Poll Sponsorship Big Gay Affair8.47 KB
3318 09 19 Email Poll World Special Olympics33.33 KB
3418 09 17 Regular Council Minutes86.36 KB
3518 08 15 Special Council39.43 KB
3618 07 16 Regular Town Council82.61 KB
3718 06 21 Special Council Minutes61.45 KB
3818 06 19 EPoll Minutes 74 76 Church Street Proposed D A 1 1811.2 KB
3918 06 18 Regular Council Minutes94.57 KB
4018 05 28 Regular Town Council71.42 KB
4118 05 04 EPoll Minutes V O N Flag34.52 KB
4218 04 16; Regular Town Council82.31 KB
4318 03 19; Regular Town Council90.16 KB
4418 02 26; Regular Town Council114.25 KB
4518 01 15; Regular Town Council114.83 KB
4617 11 20; Regular Council Meeting108.85 KB
4717 10 16; Regular Council116.8 KB
4817 09 14; EPoll; Repairs to Clydesdale Watermain Crossing64.35 KB
4917 08 28; Special Council Meeting72.76 KB
5017 08 03; Special Council Meeting85.99 KB
5117 07 28; EPoll; 2019 Nova Scotia 55+ Games60.2 KB
5217 07 17 Regular Town Council108.47 KB
5317 06 19 Public Hearing and Regular Town Council Meeting191.14 KB
5417 05 15; Regular Council Meeting189.64 KB
5517 04 22; Regular Council Meeting181.83 KB
5617 03 20; Regular Council Meeting128.79 KB
5717 02 27; Regular Council Minutes174.2 KB
5817 01 16 Regular Council Meeting171.97 KB
5917 01 09; Special Meeting of Council67.56 KB
6016 12 20 Regular Council Meeting200.98 KB
6116 11 21 Regular Council Meeting109.74 KB
6216 09 19 Council Meeting110.37 KB
6316 08 15 Regular Council102.36 KB
6416 07 18 Regular Council98.54 KB
6516 06 07 In Camera EPoll Asphalt Patching Tender59.35 KB
6616 06 01 In Camera EPoll Parade March Run Permit Application57.91 KB
6716 05 19 In Camera EPoll Fit for Lit S4.72 KB
6816 05 16 Regular Council Minutes215.12 KB
6916 04 18 Regular Council Minutes208.06 KB
7016 03 29 Regular Council Minutes205.72 KB
7116 02 22 Regular Council Minutes205.52 KB

Getting on the Agenda

If you wish to make a presentation to Council, please contact Dianne Wilson, Deputy Clerk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 902-867-5580 for information on how to be added to the agenda.

 

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Get in Touch

Town of Antigonish
274 Main Street
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Canada B2G 2C4

Phone: (902) 863-2351
Fax: (902) 863-0460 / (902) 863-9201

Town Hall hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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