Monthly Archives: June 2017

Sackville town managers decently paid, but no one’s getting rich

A New Wark Times analysis of senior staff salaries shows that the town of Sackville (pop. 5,331) appears to be getting good value for its tax money and that salaries here are roughly comparable to two other similarly sized towns, Shediac (pop. … Continue reading

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Sackville mayor defends secret ballot vote for deputy, but says he won’t use that method again

Sackville Mayor John Higham says it was his choice to conduct the election of the deputy mayor by secret ballot at town council’s last meeting, but adds he won’t use that method again. “I’m concerned about the appearance of a … Continue reading

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So, does Sackville have a deputy mayor…or not?

A Mount Allison politics professor who specializes in municipal affairs says the way in which Councillor Ron Aiken was elected as the town’s deputy mayor last week appears to violate the New Brunswick Municipalities Act. Professor Geoff Martin, who himself … Continue reading

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Another chapter closes in demolition of Sackville United Church as Beliveau loses his appeal

The New Brunswick Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court ruling that the Town of Sackville acted reasonably when it dismissed lawyer Louis Béliveau from his volunteer position on its municipal Heritage Board in January 2016. In its written … Continue reading

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Fundy tidal turbine finally retrieved for testing and repair

Cape Sharp Tidal Inc. successfully retrieved its 1,000 tonne, OpenHydro tidal turbine today from the FORCE test site at Black Rock west of Parrsboro. In an e-mail to The New Wark Times, Stacey Pineau, who speaks for the company, said the … Continue reading

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Tidal turbine recovery attempts disrupting lobster season, fisherman complains

Bay of Fundy lobster fisherman Mark Taylor says he’s increasingly frustrated over disruptive operations around the tidal turbine test site in the Minas Passage. So far, he’s been forced to move his lobster traps several times to avoid damage as … Continue reading

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Sackville council split in vote for deputy mayor

Mayor John Higham had to cast a tie-breaking vote last night in the annual election for Sackville’s deputy mayor. “This is a very difficult situation to be in,” Higham said after four councillors cast secret ballots for Bill Evans while … Continue reading

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Revenues up, expenses down, auditor gives thumbs up to Sackville’s finances

The Town of Sackville appears to be in sound financial shape according to the independent auditing firm Stevenson and Partners. Auditor Andrew Boudreau told councillors at Monday’s meeting that the town’s revenues were above expectations in 2016 while expenses were below … Continue reading

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Sackville residents told to boil water because of ‘unforeseen mix-up’

Sackville residents who live in about 600 homes south of Lorne Street have been told to boil their tap water this week after unexpected problems developed with the installation of new water mains. Town engineer Dwayne Acton told Sackville councillors … Continue reading

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