Monthly Archives: October 2017

Former Sackville mayor fears for future of home care, especially in rural areas

A former mayor of Sackville is worried that New Brunswick’s extramural, home care program is on the chopping block. Pat Estabrooks appeared before Sackville Town Council last week to urge local politicians to attend a meeting she is organizing this … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors take aim at glyphosate spraying, but stop short of calling for a ban

Sackville Town Council passed a unanimous resolution Tuesday expressing its opposition to the “indiscriminate spraying” of the herbicide glyphosate, especially in areas where municipalities get their drinking water. The resolution also calls on the province to “closely monitor” any changes … Continue reading

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It’s unanimous: Sackville councillors say yes to ATVs on town streets

The New Brunswick All-Terrain Vehicle Federation won a decisive victory tonight as Sackville Town Council voted in favour of allowing ATVs to mix with regular traffic on Mallard Drive, Wright Street and the busy McDonald’s intersection at Main Street. At … Continue reading

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Will Sackville councillors say yes to ATVs on local roads? Several towns already have

If Sackville Town Council agrees to support the New Brunswick ATV Federation on Tuesday, it would join a growing list of New Brunswick municipalities who have said yes to allowing ATVers to ride on town streets with other local traffic. … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors discuss allowing ATVs to cross McDonald’s intersection

If town councillors agree, ATV riders could soon be driving legally from the parking lot at Sackville’s Visitor Information Centre along Mallard Drive, through the busy intersection at McDonald’s to the ATV trails at the far end of Wright Street. … Continue reading

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Sackville deputy mayor urges more restrictions on glyphosate to protect health

Sackville’s Deputy Mayor is expected to propose a resolution at next week’s Town Council meeting urging the province to impose further restrictions on the herbicide glyphosate, sprayed by forestry companies to kill unwanted hardwoods and by farmers to get rid … Continue reading

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Mi’kmaq activist calls for broad alliance using treaty rights to fight climate change

A Mi’kmaq woman from the Pictou Landing First Nation says indigenous treaties can be a key tool in the fight against climate change. Rebecca Moore was speaking yesterday at the conclusion of a thinkers conference on climate change in Pugwash, … Continue reading

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