Monthly Archives: December 2018

‘Out into the world’: New book explores life & photography of Thaddeus Holownia

Well wishers packed Sackville’s Thunder and Lightning pub on December 5 to attend the launch of the new book Lightfield about the life and photography of Thaddeus Holownia. Holownia, who recently retired from teaching in the Mount Allison University Fine Arts … Continue reading

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Sackville council passes 2019 budget with no tax increases, no cuts in services

Sackville town councillors appeared to be in an upbeat mood during their meeting last week as they approved an operating budget of just over $10.9 million, an increase of $153,509. The 2019 budget contains no property tax increases, no cuts … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors hear about new Indigenous Reserve and commercial development near Aulac

The Town of Sackville has been asked to welcome a new neighbour after learning that the Fort Folly First Nation near Dorchester is requesting the creation of an Indigenous Reserve on the former CBC transmitter property near Aulac. Councillors were … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors award $1.9 million flood control contract, but Phinney votes no

The final tally was 5-1 as a majority of   Sackville councillors voted Monday night to award a contract worth $1,985,499.58 to Birch Hill Construction Ltd. of Moncton. Birch Hill was the lowest of six bidders on a project to … Continue reading

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Shawn Mesheau wins Sackville by-election

Shawn Mesheau celebrated with supporters Monday night in Ducky’s pub after his victory in the municipal by-election to fill the vacant seat on Sackville town council. Unofficial results from Elections New Brunswick show Mesheau winning with 470 votes while his … Continue reading

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Sackville by-election candidates weigh in on planting, protecting and preserving town trees

Four of the five candidates running for a seat on town council have responded positively to the idea that Sackville should take more action to protect, preserve and replace its trees. In an e-mail to the candidates, Kevin Anderson, who … Continue reading

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Deputy Mayor wants more ‘hard’ information before approving latest flood control project

Sackville’s deputy mayor complained during last Monday’s town council meeting that he hasn’t been getting enough information on the latest phase of the Lorne Street flood control project. “I feel a little like a mushroom,” Ron Aiken said. “I’ve been … Continue reading

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Sackville town council candidates discuss their dreams and pet projects

“Free public Wi Fi downtown,” was the answer town council candidate Dylan Wooley-Berry gave last week during an all-candidates forum at the Tantramar Civic Centre. He was responding to Sackville resident Chris Eaton who asked all five candidates running in … Continue reading

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