Monthly Archives: November 2017

Sackville councillors OK tax hike in 2018 budget

During a special budget meeting Wednesday night, Sackville councillors directed town staff to prepare a 2018 budget with property tax increases that would affect both homeowners and businesses. If, as seems certain, council approves the increases on December 11, the … Continue reading

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Sackville questioned about environmental impact of $2.9 million flood-control project

The Town of Sackville and Crandall Engineering of Moncton must answer a series of environmental questions before construction can begin on a massive flood-control project in a 33 acre (13.4 hectare) area between Lorne Street and the Tantramar River. The … Continue reading

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Supreme Court releases Lordon Report; town lawyer says it’s not confidential

The Supreme Court of Canada has released a copy of the Lordon Report to The New Wark Times and Sackville’s lawyer has abandoned claims that the report is confidential and cannot be published. The 55-page report is in Supreme Court files as … Continue reading

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Town plans to dig three ponds to handle Lorne St. flooding

Phase two of the Lorne Street reconstruction project will likely include three ponds to store storm water that flows into the downtown from the old Sackville quarry during heavy rains. Pierre Plourde of Crandall Engineering showed a diagram of the … Continue reading

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Mayors call for meeting on threat of catastrophic marsh flooding

The mayors of Sackville and Amherst along with the warden of Nova Scotia’s Cumberland County are calling on federal and provincial officials to meet with them soon to discuss the threat of catastrophic flooding across the Tantramar marshes. In a … Continue reading

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Rural Rides seeks financial support from Sackville after successful pilot project

Poor people in Sackville, Dorchester and Port Elgin badly need rides to out-of-town medical appointments judging by a presentation last night to Sackville Town Council. Kelly Taylor, who manages the group Rural Rides, says the registered charity has recorded a … Continue reading

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Town finally settles with Louis Béliveau avoiding possible Supreme Court fight

More than two years after demolition of the former Sackville United Church, the town and one of its most persistent critics have struck an agreement to avoid a potential fight in the Supreme Court of Canada. Louis Béliveau has agreed … Continue reading

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