Monthly Archives: December 2016

Private gain, public pain: trouble in New Brunswick Crown forests

“We’re being screwed here,” Charles Thériault says from the big pink chair in his straw bale house at Kedgwick River, northeastern New Brunswick. “We’re letting it happen, our governments are letting it happen,” he adds. “We have no control over our … Continue reading

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Sackville water rates to rise in new town budget

Sackville Town Council approved a budget last night that will impose substantial increases in water and sewer rates over the next five years. The largest single group of water users will see their bills increase by $36.40 every year until … Continue reading

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Sackville council postpones action on Energy East pipeline for at least two months

Sackville Councillor Bill Evans has agreed to postpone discussion and a possible vote on his motion calling on the federal government to “protect the health and safety of our communities by denying approval for the Energy East pipeline.” During tonight’s … Continue reading

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Sackville town councillors may not vote tonight on Energy East pipeline after all

Several Mount Allison students say they’re disappointed that Sackville town council may not vote tonight to oppose the $15.7 billion Energy East pipeline. Councillor Bill Evans circulated a draft motion earlier this month calling on the federal government to “protect the … Continue reading

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Consultants recommend annual survey as part of Sackville’s new strategic plan

The final draft of Sackville’s five-year strategic plan calls on the town to conduct an annual survey of residents to measure their satisfaction with services and taxes and to identify things that need improvement. Town Council heard the recommendation at … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council to vote on Energy East pipeline

A group of  students at Mount Allison University say they’re hopeful Sackville Town councillors will formally oppose construction of the Energy East pipeline at their next meeting on Monday, December 12th. The students, who are enrolled in an environmental activism … Continue reading

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