Monthly Archives: October 2017

Opposition grows to privatizing management of extramural home-care services

A petition containing about 200 signatures is on its way from Sackville to Premier Gallant’s office in Fredericton. The petition, organized by former Sackville Mayor Pat Estabrooks, calls on the Liberal government not to sign a contract with the private … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors hear plea for TransCanada pedway before someone dies

Sackville Town Council heard another plea Tuesday night for a pedestrian/bicycle crossing over the TransCanada Highway. Ross Thomas of the Tantramar Outdoor Club pointed out that the pedway project has been talked about on and off for nearly 20 years. “It … Continue reading

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Liberal reps get earful at Sackville meeting on plans for privatizing management of home care

An advocate for elderly New Brunswickers warned provincial Liberals today that if they don’t want to be defeated at the next election, they’d better start listening to people speaking out against changes to the extramural home care program. Hector Cormier, … Continue reading

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N.B. Health Minister peppered with angry questions over privatizing home care services

Provincial Health Minister Benoit Bourque and Medavie CEO Bernard Lord fielded about two dozen angry questions and comments Tuesday evening during a public meeting in Moncton that lasted more than two hours. Doctors, a nurses’ representative, members of Acadian groups, … Continue reading

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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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