Affordable Antigonish on ACALA TV

Affordable Antigonish, directed by Peter Murphy, is the first in a series of videos on housing issues affecting the people of Antigonish. This project, made possible through funding made available through the Catherine Donnelly Foundation, was a collaboration between the Antigonish County Adult Learning Association (ACALA), the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre and Sexual Assault Services […]

1910 Freight Charges New Glasgow to Antigonish

In 1910 Freight Charges from New Glasgow to Antigonish a whopping $.30 and delivery made by the Stage Driver Scanned image courtesy of Robert Inglis on Old Photos of Antigonish Town and County

The Road to Arisaig 1920s  The Road to Arisaig circa 1920. Photograph Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum  

TV Antenna Installation c 1954

Who installed TV antennas in Antigonish in 1954 Karin Alex Fleurin posted these photos on Old Photos of Antigonish with these notations: This is another reposted photo. In the bottom right, I am sitting on a fence that enclosed a play area behind our apartment, the apartment adjacent to Wong’s Café. In the background is […]

David Goldblatt: Photographing the Crossroads of Life and Death in South Africa

  Squatter camp on the fringe of the N1 highway, Woodstock, Cape Town, August 22, 2006 Beginning in the 1940s, South African photographer David Goldblatt documented the people and landscapes of his country in striking black and white. It was only after apartheid that he felt comfortable with color in his work. In Regarding Intersections, published this October by Steidl, Goldblatt’s photographs […]

Antigonish Jail closes January 2015

The new 196-bed Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Priestville, Pictou County, near New Glasgow and Thorburn, is set to open next month and will replace both the Amherst jail and the 17-bed Antigonish Correctional Facility. “This week, we began transferring offenders,” said Tim Carroll, superintendent of the new Pictou County jail. “By the end […]

Come From Away on Land and Sea, CBC, January 4, 2015 This first episode of CBC’s Land and Sea, broadcast on January 4, 2015 and entitled Come From Away, is tagged as “Sometimes it takes a ‘come from away’ to breathe new life into struggling rural communities.” The Maritime communities this episode focuses on include: Little Sand, Prince Edward Island (PEI); Inverness, Cape Breton; and […]

Main Street Antigonish, c 1950

  Main Street, Antigonish, c 1950. Photograph Courtesy of Mary Rose Wong This photo was taken from an upper floor of a building on the South Side of Main Street.  Any speculations?   Many of the photos in Mary Rose’s collection were taken by her mother, Molly Wong.  Her unusual perspective allows us to see […]