Monthly Archives: April 2017

Sackville group lobbies for 21st century schools

Mayor John Higham says Sackville is ready to benefit from a 10-year provincial education plan that encourages communities to develop new ways of learning for the 21st century. “I think the opportunities are immense and that this community is ready … Continue reading

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Packed Sackville council chamber hears words of Atlantic poets as mayor proclaims national poetry month

Sackville town councillors, CUPE union members and others who packed Sackville’s town council chamber on April 10th heard emotionally charged words in honour of a Canada-wide celebration. First, Mayor John Higham proclaimed April 2017 National Poetry Month in Sackville, as … Continue reading

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Fundy fishermen vow to continue their battle against big tidal turbines

The Bay of Fundy Fisherman’s Association says it will continue to oppose the development of tidal power in the Minas Passage, near Parrsboro. Association spokesman, Colin Sproul made the pledge after the fishermen lost their court challenge to the deployment … Continue reading

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As Sackville edges closer to municipal work stoppage, workers rally at Town Hall

About 150 union supporters rallied outside Sackville Town Hall last night and then crowded into the council chamber to support members of CUPE local 1188 which represents the town’s 35 inside and outside workers. The workers have been without a … Continue reading

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Fundy fishermen lose court challenge to tidal turbines

A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge has ruled that the provincial environment minister acted reasonably when she approved plans for the installation of two Cape Sharp tidal turbines in the Minas Passage, near Parrsboro. The Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen’s … Continue reading

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New tricycle and website for Sackville’s elderly

Sackville Town Council is expected to approve the purhase of a $9,500 Danish-made tricycle or “trishaw” that will be used to take Drew Nursing Home residents on special outings. Matt Pryde, manager of recreation, told councillors at their meeting last … Continue reading

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Minas Passage tidal power off to bumpy start, figures show

Latest figures obtained by¬†Warktimes show that in its first seven weeks of operation, the 2MW Cape Sharp tidal turbine sold only 5.4 megawatt hours of electricity to Nova Scotia Power (NSP). That’s equivalent to 2.7 hours of production at full … Continue reading

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