Monthly Archives: October 2018

Sackville residents list strengths, weaknesses, opportunities for new business plan

Three kinds of hats symbolized Sackville’s strengths, weaknesses and opportunities as a dozen residents gathered Monday night at town hall around tables loaded with balloons, candies, coloured markers and big sheets of blank paper. Consultant Tyler Mattheis handed Sharon Hicks, … Continue reading

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Mt. A. prof’s new book takes aim at Canadian complicity in colonialism and dispossession

Many Canadians see Bombardier Inc. as a Quebec company that gave us fun outdoor machines such as Ski-Doo snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft and muscular all-terrain vehicles. But a new book by a Mount Allison University professor paints a darker picture of … Continue reading

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Mt. A. professors predict PCs will form the next NB government with another election soon

A trio of professors at Mount Allison University addressed a packed lecture hall today in Sackville as they strove to explain what happened in last month’s inconclusive New Brunswick election and what might come next. Politics professor Mario Levesque predicted … Continue reading

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Lillas Fawcett Park getting ‘natural’ playground; Sackville rejigs its 5-year highways plan

Sackville Town Council has awarded a contract worth $46,931.50 to a Nova Scotia firm for the design and installation of a natural playground at Lillas Fawcett Park. During their meeting last Tuesday, councillors voted to award the contract to Cobequid … Continue reading

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Council news: Mitton resigns her seat opening way for by-election in May; Sackville won’t enact a tall grass bylaw

Megan Mitton has formally resigned her seat on Sackville Town Council to pursue a new career as the Green Party member of the legislature for Memramcook-Tantramar. In a letter read at the October 9th council meeting by Councillor Andrew Black, … Continue reading

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Recount confirms Mitton win, LeBlanc loss in Memramcook-Tantramar

There were no cheers — or tears — today in a windowless Moncton courtroom when Madame Justice Brigitte Robichaud finally confirmed that Green Party candidate Megan Mitton had won the riding of Memramcook-Tantramar by 11 votes in the September 24th … Continue reading

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