Established March 3, 1820, Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation is located in Antigonish County, 24km east of Antigonish, Nova Scotia. The name Paqtnkek, meaning “by the bay”, is a distinction emphasizing the importance of the local bay and its resources to the Mi’kmaw people.
Historically, the Mi’kmaw of Paqtnkek has lived by the bay in a harmonious, renewable manner, respecting the local.. READ MORE
The Heatherton Bridge is located on Highway 104 near Pomquet Forks and spanning the Pomquet River in Antigonish County. It was deemed by officials with the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR) that this bridge structure has deteriorated to a condition where its replacement is required as a public safety obligation. READ MORE