Monthly Archives: May 2018

Saltwire announces more cuts as Amherst weekly papers merge

Saltwire, the company that owns most Nova Scotia newspapers, including the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, has announced major cuts at some of the smaller papers it bought just over a year ago from the Quebec-based company Transcontinental Inc. As part of the changes, … Continue reading

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Liquor stores vie for sales along short stretch of TransCanada highway

Travellers on the 20 kilometre stretch of TransCanada Highway between Sackville and Amherst will soon have a fourth store where they can buy liquor, wine and beer making it easier and more convenient for drinkers who own cars while imposing … Continue reading

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Sackville paper closes offices and cuts staff to save money

The Sackville Tribune-Post has closed its downtown offices at 80 Main Street until further notice, but will continue to publish the weekly paper on Wednesdays. The money-saving measure will eliminate one part-time employee who worked the front desk. Managing Editor Scott Doherty … Continue reading

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Sackville announces plans to scrap its heritage bylaw, but what will replace it?

Sackville Councillor Megan Mitton caught many observers by surprise last week when she announced that the town plans to repeal the heritage bylaw it first passed in 2010. Scrapping the bylaw would mean dissolving the Heritage Board and eliminating two … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors hear passionate debate on pros and cons of luxury apartments

Sackville Town Council heard a sometimes-passionate, 54-minute debate last night on the pros and cons of building 36 luxury, seniors’ apartments on part of the former United Church property in the heart of the downtown business district. After nine citizens … Continue reading

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More pavement, fewer trees around luxury downtown apartments

Information compiled by Sackville resident Sharon Hicks and confirmed by town planner Lori Bickford shows the proposed luxury apartment building in the heart of downtown would have fewer trees around it and more above-ground parking behind it than I have … Continue reading

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Town Council to hear about luxury apartments and quarry park when it meets Tuesday

Sackville Town Council will hear about two controversial issues at its next meeting on Tuesday, May 15th. Council has scheduled a formal public hearing on the proposal from local developer JN Lafford Reality Inc. to build a $6 million luxury apartment … Continue reading

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