Monthly Archives: June 2018

Retired military policeman chosen as PC candidate in Memramcook-Tantramar

New Brunswick Progressive Conservatives have chosen Etienne Gaudet, a 48-year-old retired military police officer to contest the riding of Memramcook-Tantramar in the September 24th provincial election. “It’s not very often that we run into a retired military person who’s offered … Continue reading

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Sackville birch grove cleared to make way for downtown apartments

Contractors working for JN Lafford Realty Inc. began felling birch trees in the heart of downtown Sackville last week to make way for a controversial $6 million apartment  building called “The York” that will cater to tenants over 55. During … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors clear way for luxury apartments and repeal of heritage bylaw

Sackville Town Council has approved a controversial property rezoning to permit construction of a downtown luxury apartment building while taking the first step toward repealing the town’s heritage bylaw. Those actions came during an often-emotional, three-hour meeting Monday night when … Continue reading

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Sackville cuts back on Lorne St. flood control project & considers changes to garbage collection

Sackville’s Engineer says the town is scaling back its plans for Phase II of the Lorne Street flood control project. Dwayne Acton explains the town will not be able to build one of two large, storm water retention ponds within … Continue reading

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No one’s running the province, N.B. Green leader tells Sackville campaign rally

New Brunswick Green Party leader David Coon says serving in the provincial legislature is like taking a cruise and getting an opportunity to go up on the bridge to see who’s steering the boat, only to find it empty and “discovering … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors urged to buy old quarry, but several worry about costs

For the fourth time in as many decades, Sackville Town Council is being urged to buy the old Pickard Quarry from Mount Allison University for a nominal sum and turn it into an urban wilderness park. During their meeting on … Continue reading

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New book will feature 47 ‘amazing people’ of the Tantramar; Helen Beale, George Stanley & others

Stories about the legendary Sackville teacher Helen Beale entertained members of the Tantramar Heritage Trust on Wednesday at the historic Anderson Octagonal House on Queens Road. Helen Beale, the much-loved teacher who imparted English grammar to generations of schoolchildren, is … Continue reading

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