The Casket

The Casket is a weekly paper published in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, by SaltWire Network.

The Casket
TypeWeekly newspaper
Owner(s)SaltWire Network
HeadquartersAntigonish, Nova Scotia

First published on June 24, 1852 by John Boyd,[2] <A casket originally held a treasure of jewelry, this Casket held a treasure of knowledge and enlightenment ref>Weintraub, Boris (Apr 19, 1984). "Unusual names bestowed on a few U.S. newspapers". The Bulletin [Bend, Oregon]. p. 16. Retrieved 22 May 2015.</ref> The paper was eventually acquired by Casket Printing and Publishing Company.[3]

Brace Publishing Limited, a division of the Halifax newspaper The Chronicle Herald, acquired the newspaper in 2012 before being subsumed into the Chronicle Herald's expanded SaltWire Network in 2017.

Staff have included the noted cartoonist, Bruce MacKinnon, who worked for the paper as a youth.[4]


  1. ^ "The Casket". AdAtlantic. Archived from the original on 2012-08-29. Retrieved 4 May 2013.
  2. ^ A.A. Johnson, A History of the Catholic Church in Eastern Nova Scotia, Vol. II, St. Francis Xavier University Press, Antigonish, N.S., 1971
  3. ^ "Brace Capital acquires Casket Printing & Publishing". The Casket. July 20, 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Bruce MacKinnon". Member Profiles. AAEC. Retrieved 5 May 2013.