Monthly Archives: September 2017

Sackville audience hears about suing the government to save the planet

Journalist Silver Donald Cameron was answering questions after showing his film on green rights at Sackville’s Vogue theatre on Monday night when Roy Ries spoke up about suing the federal government to save the planet. Ries, who helped lead the … Continue reading

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Journalist Silver Donald Cameron champions civil disobedience & green rights

A veteran journalist, author and activist says civil disobedience is one of the most effective ways to force politicians to protect the natural environment from the destructive effects of corporate-driven, resource extraction. During a presentation last night at Sackville’s Vogue theatre, … Continue reading

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Sackville town managers receive 8% raises

According to newly released figures, the salary scales of senior town managers have risen by just over eight per cent since July when a majority of  Sackville councillors approved a one-time raise to bring management salaries more in line with … Continue reading

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N.B. Green Party leader calls on province to reduce poverty, boost incomes in light of latest StatsCan figures

New Brunswick’s Green Party leader says the province needs to take steps to raise incomes after Statistics Canada released figures showing the province has the lowest household median income in the country. David Coon says New Brunswick should adopt measures … Continue reading

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Sackville mayor delivers lengthy public response to former councillor’s letter

Describing some of its contents as “utterly false,” Mayor John Higham spent 13-minutes at Monday night’s Sackville Town Council meeting replying to a letter from former councillor Shawn Mesheau. Mesheau’s August 27th letter was published in the Sackville Tribune-Post and also sent … Continue reading

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Sackville mayor defends council’s actions on drive-thru ban

Mayor John Higham has rejected suggestions that Sackville Town Council did not fully understand what it was doing when it voted last year to continue the ban on more fast-food drive-thrus near the TransCanada Highway. The mayor was responding to … Continue reading

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Up, up & away, $23k for Sackville skateboard park

The 20-year-old Sackville skateboard park will be getting a big upgrade this fall if town council approves a $23,000 expenditure for a 30-foot long, 12-foot wide and four-foot high galvanized steel structure known as a half-pipe. At their meeting this … Continue reading

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