Monthly Archives: August 2018

NB Green Party targets Memramcook-Tantramar for election breakthrough

Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May helped raise $22,300 in campaign pledges Tuesday evening for provincial Green candidate Megan Mitton during a rally in downtown Sackville that attracted about 200 people. May conducted what she called a “Dutch auction” starting … Continue reading

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No one taking responsibility for monitoring abandoned tidal turbine

As the blades continue to turn on an abandoned tidal turbine in the turbulent waters of the Minas Passage, no one seems willing to ensure there is monitoring of their possible effects on fish and other sea creatures. On Friday, … Continue reading

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Sackville to spend $17k hiring consultants to draft business strategy

Sackville Town Council has voted to hire outside consultants to draft a business development strategy for the town. During their meeting on Monday, councillors voted 6 to 2 in favour of hiring Lions Gate Consulting of Vancouver in association with … Continue reading

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Engineering firm will be paid an extra $105k to redesign Sackville flood control project

Sackville Town Council has authorized Crandall Engineering of Moncton to redesign the second phase of the Lorne Street flood control project at an additional cost of $105,000. Crandall’s initial designs had to be scrapped after bids on the project came … Continue reading

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Emera seeks to abandon its stake in Cape Sharp Tidal Inc.

Emera, parent company of Nova Scotia Power, has announced it’s withdrawing from its partnership in Cape Sharp Tidal Inc., the company that has a test turbine sitting on the bottom of the Minas Passage. In a statement released today, Emera … Continue reading

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Sackville moving ahead with 20-acre addition to Waterfowl Park

At its next meeting on Monday, town council is expected to approve spending $15,000 on improvements to nearly 20 acres of marshy and wooded land that is about to become part of the Sackville Waterfowl Park. The town is planning to … Continue reading

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Cape Sharp Tidal scrambling to meet deadline for environmental monitoring

STORY UPDATED ON FRIDAY AUGUST 10 As the blades on the 16-metre tidal turbine deployed on July 22 in the Minas Passage continue to turn with no monitoring for their potential effects on sea creatures, Cape Sharp Tidal Ventures Inc. … Continue reading

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Sackville’s first survey ‘report card’ gives high marks and low for services and leadership

The first annual survey of Sackville residents shows mixed results when it comes to opinions on municipal services, overall management of tax dollars and the town’s governance and leadership. One hundred and ten people responded to the online survey expressing … Continue reading

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Sackville to hire outside consultants to draft business development plan

At their meeting next Monday, Sackville councillors will be asked to award a $15,000 contract to consultants to come up with a business development strategy for the town. Town staff have chosen Lions Gate Consulting Inc. of Vancouver and its … Continue reading

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Big marine companies seek to seize OpenHydro, Cape Sharp tidal assets

Two big marine companies are seeking to seize assets involved in the Cape Sharp Tidal testing project at the FORCE site in the Minas Passage near Parrsboro, N.S. Documents filed with the Federal Court of Canada show that the German … Continue reading

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Cape Sharp turbine spinning with no monitoring for effects on sea creatures

For the third time in nine years, the blades on a massive turbine are spinning in the turbulent tides of the Bay of Fundy without the environmental monitoring systems that are now legally required to gauge the turbine’s potential effects … Continue reading

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