Monthly Archives: May 2017

Sackville council OK’s labour pact and $5.9m Lorne St. dig

Sackville Town Council and members of CUPE local 1188 have approved a new collective agreement that includes an overall eight per cent wage increase over six years. The town’s 35 inside and outside workers will receive a one per cent … Continue reading

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Tidal turbine retrieval and testing disrupting lobster season, violating environmental regulations, Fundy fishers complain

Bay of Fundy fishermen are complaining about disruptions to this year’s lobster season because of unexpected plans to re-deploy the tidal turbine now underwater at the FORCE site in the Minas Passage. During meetings yesterday in Advocate Harbour and Parrsboro, … Continue reading

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Sackville mayor casts tie-breaking vote on CAO bylaw

What seemed like a routine matter turned into a lively, six-minute debate followed by a tied vote during Monday’s Sackville Town Council meeting. It happened after Councillors Andrew Black and Bill Evans moved to rescind a town policy that spells … Continue reading

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Councillor Aiken warns Lyme disease poses serious threat in Sackville area

Town Councillor Ron Aiken is urging people in the Sackville area to be careful about ticks when they’re outdoors in the woods or in grassy areas. During last night’s town council meeting, Aiken, who is a Mount Allison University biology … Continue reading

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Town and CUPE to meet Friday after minister declares deadlock in labour talks

The town of Sackville and its unionized employees have agreed to meet on Friday with a provincial mediator in an attempt to head off a strike or lockout that could come as early as next week. Marcos Salib, who represents … Continue reading

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