Monthly Archives: January 2018

Economics professor predicts NB will lose money selling pot

An economics professor startled participants in a seminar at Mount Allison University on Friday when he pulled a $50 bill from his wallet and offered it to anyone who could get him one gram of marijuana within an hour. A … Continue reading

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Be prepared, flood risk workshop hears extreme weather is here to stay

“Don’t be scared, be prepared,” Serge Dupuis told an audience of about 40 people in Sackville on Saturday. The professor of civil engineering at Université de Moncton was addressing a workshop on reducing flood risk in an era of climate … Continue reading

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Would-be Mt. A. president quizzed on university investments in fossil fuels

The sole candidate to become the next president of Mount Allison University faced what he acknowledged were “tough questions” Monday as he talked with dozens of students on campus during a pizza lunch in Gracie’s Café. Jean-Paul Boudreau, who teaches … Continue reading

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King St. residents say no to more student housing

Sackville Town Council voted on Monday to delay considering a rezoning application that would allow more student housing on King Street after several neighbours complained about noise, garbage, excessive traffic and outdoor fires. “It used to be a nice street … Continue reading

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Acadian Jean-Paul Boudreau in line to become 15th Mt. A. president

Dr. Jean-Paul Boudreau, who teaches in the psychology department at Ryerson University in Toronto, is the finalist candidate in the search for a new president at Mount Allison University. Boudreau has been invited to visit the Mt. A. campus on … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors raise property taxes to close budget gap

Property taxes will be going up in Sackville this year after a majority of town councillors voted Monday to approve a one cent hike in residential rates and a one-and-a-half cent increase for businesses. The new rate of $1.56 per … Continue reading

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Ambitious plans for expansion of Sackville Waterfowl Park on its 30th anniversary

The Town of Sackville is planning two big extensions to its 55-acre Waterfowl Park this year as the park turns 30. At his New Year’s levee last Monday, Mayor John Higham talked about the town acquiring a “significant portion of … Continue reading

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Province says no to Sackville’s request for $60k to avoid property tax hike

Mayor John Higham says the New Brunswick government has refused his request for nearly $60,000 to make up for its decision to reduce Sackville’s 2018 municipal tax base by $9.2 million. During a speech today during his annual New Year’s … Continue reading

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