Monthly Archives: November 2018

Sackville by-election candidates differ over lifting the ban on more drive-thrus

The five candidates running for Sackville Town Council in the December 10th municipal by-election expressed a wide-range of views about permitting more fast-food drive-thru restaurants during an all-candidates forum Wednesday evening at the Tantramar Veterans Memorial Civic Centre. Former town … Continue reading

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Tim’s new drive-thru OK, planner says; Town treasurer outlines plan for balanced budget

Sackville town planner Lori Bickford says the Tim Hortons mobile restaurant parked beside the former Wendy’s near TransCanada Exit 504 does not violate Sackville’s ban on new coffee and fast-food drive-thrus. In an e-mail addressed to Wendy and Kelly Alder, … Continue reading

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Five candidates nominated to contest vacant seat on Sackville Town Council

Three men and two women are officially in the running for the vacant seat on Sackville Town Council, giving municipal voters a wide range of choices on election day, Monday December 10. Three of the five candidates responded to my … Continue reading

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Sackville revises flood control plan, but mayor says town still at risk from heavy storms

According to Mayor John Higham, Sackville is still vulnerable to flooding from heavy rainstorms in spite of the millions that have been spent so far on the Lorne Street flood control project. “The water modelling shows 160,000 cubic metres of … Continue reading

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Sackville set to save on garbage collection

According to the town engineer, Sackville could save more than $20,000 on garbage collection next year. Dwayne Acton told council last Monday that a bid from Miller Waste Systems came in at $246,161.18 for 2019 garbage collection, $23,619 lower than … Continue reading

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Pay cut for Sackville’s mayor and councillors

Sackville’s mayor, deputy mayor and town councillors will each start losing hundreds if not thousands of dollars on January 1st when the federal government starts taxing their full municipal salaries. “The federal government is giving us a pay cut, which … Continue reading

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Mt. A. president noncommittal about shedding investments in Big Oil

Mount Allison students, who are members of the group Divest MTA, continued their four-year campaign Monday to persuade the university to shed its investments in big fossil fuel companies. The students urged Jean-Paul Boudreau, the new Mt. A. president, to … Continue reading

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