Quad County Legions receive money for upgrades
Friday, 25 July 2014 17:39
Two legions in the Quad Counties are receiving some provincial funding.
Mark Furey, Minister of Municipal Affairs, announced $122,000 in funding for improvements to 17 Royal Canadian Legion branches across the province.
The money is coming from the legion capital assistance program to help legion branches make upgrades and repairs.
Branch number 132 in Mabou is receiving $5,200 for a washroom upgrade.
Branch number 58 in Sheet Harbour will benefit from $10,000 towards upgrading their heating system.
The program provides up to 50 per cent of eligible costs to a maximum contribution of $10,000.
Town and union officials reach agreement
Friday, 25 July 2014 16:40
A new collective agreement for Antigonish's Electric Utility is officially in place.
The deal was signed Friday morning.
It returns wages lost by workers during the three-day lockout.
It also offers a 30 per cent payout of accumulated sick time upon retirement.
Union representatives had asked for a 100 per cent payout; town officials offered 30 per cent.
Town officials locked out the six members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers last Friday afternoon.
The two sides reached a deal with the help of a provincial conciliator Wednesday and workers were back on the job Thursday morning.
The new four-year deal is retroactive to March of last year; it expires in March 2017.