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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Graffiti reflects anger at Mt. A. as university searches for new president

A prominent activist at Mount Allison says the graffiti messages, “Decolonize” and “Enough Lip Service,” spray-painted last night outside the university library, reflect students’ frustrations at what they see as the administration’s inadequate response to their demands for fundamental changes. … Continue reading

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Cape Sharp pulls test turbine from Minas Passage

Cape Sharp Tidal Inc. has unexpectedly announced plans to retrieve its OpenHydro test turbine from the turbulent waters of the Minas Passage, near Parrsboro. The turbine was lowered into the sea nearly five months ago and the company says it … Continue reading

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Blow wind blow! Developer aims to put 6 or 7 turbines near Sackville

Sackville Town Council heard plans last night from an Ontario-based energy company for a 20MW community wind generating station about 10 kilometres northwest of downtown Sackville. Prowind Canada Inc. of Hamilton wants to erect six or seven wind turbines off … Continue reading

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Too early to tell about effects of tidal turbine, but no evidence of any yet, FORCE says

The general manager of the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) says nearly five months after deployment of a Cape Sharp tidal turbine, there has been no evidence of effects on fish, marine mammals or seabirds. “But it’s too … Continue reading

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