Monthly Archives: March 2017

Praise Be! Sackville’s silenced pipe organ makes ‘a joyful noise’ again

The story behind the organ’s bumpy journey from Sackville to Chicago Ed Eicker, music director at a Catholic church just north of Chicago, says it’s like having a whole orchestra at your fingertips. He’s describing the glorious orchestral sounds of … Continue reading

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Emotions run high as Mt. A students step up protest against university ties to fossil fuels

The upper floor of the Mount Allison administration building rang with songs, chants and laughter today after more than 50 students moved in seeking a face-to-face meeting with university president Robert Campbell. A couple of hours later the students got … Continue reading

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Mt. A professors support student campaign against university ties to Big Oil

Students occupying the academic quadrangle at Mount Allison University received enthusiastic support today from several professors during a teach-in organized by the campus group Divest MTA. The group pitched tents and set up an indefinite occupation in the quad yesterday … Continue reading

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Mt. A. students occupy campus quad calling on university to shed investments in fossil fuels

Mount Allison students set up tents and other equipment this morning as they began an indefinite, round-the-clock occupation of the academic quad outside the university library. The students are demanding that Mt. A. administrators make a commitment to withdraw university … Continue reading

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Legal battle continues in aftermath of Sackville United Church demolition

The ongoing legal war between the Town of Sackville and former Heritage Board member Louis Béliveau moved to a new battlefield on Thursday — the New Brunswick Court of Appeal in Fredericton. Béliveau asked a panel of three judges to … Continue reading

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Union members rally at town hall, but Sackville council stands behind final offer

For the second consecutive week, union members showed up at a Sackville Town council meeting to show support for municipal workers who have been without a contract for more than a year. Some of the 70 or so union supporters … Continue reading

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Non-profit group will offer rides for medical appointments and food shopping

At their meeting on Monday, town councillors heard about plans to offer Sackville residents low-cost transportation for out of town medical appointments and grocery shopping. Kelly Taylor, manager of Rural Rides, says the non-profit, volunteer group is launching a six-month … Continue reading

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Union members rally to support Sackville workers after town presents ‘final’ offer

About three dozen members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees showed up at last night’s council meeting to demonstrate support for  Sackville municipal workers whose contract expired more than a year ago. The town and representatives for CUPE local … Continue reading

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