Monthly Archives: February 2019

Sackville councillors approve construction of new wetland as extension to Waterfowl Park

Sackville Town Council has approved signing an agreement with Ducks Unlimited Canada to construct a six-acre wetland conservation area on land the town has acquired north of St. James St. behind the Marshlands Inn. Town manager Jamie Burke told councillors … Continue reading

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Climate Change Week: Sackville audience hears about the benefits of carbon taxes

Memramcook-Tantramar MLA Megan Mitton says she wishes New Brunswick’s Conservative government would stop wasting taxpayers’ money going to court to fight federal carbon taxes and take action instead to avert the worst effects of climate change. During a panel discussion … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors vote to accept military gift now rather than risk losing it

Sackville Town Council has rejected a motion to delay accepting the gift of an armoured combat vehicle for installation in the town’s Memorial Park. During council’s meeting Monday night, Councillors Shawn Mesheau and Bruce Phinney moved and seconded a motion … Continue reading

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Marilyn Lerch launches fifth book of poems aiming to ‘tell the tale of our time’

Sackville poet Marilyn Lerch fought back tears Sunday as she addressed almost 100 people at the Owens Art Gallery during the launch of her fifth book, That We Have Lived At All: Poems of Love, Witness and Gratitude. “Coming here was … Continue reading

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Canadian regiment seeks to donate armoured military vehicle to Sackville Memorial Park

Sackville Town Council is expected to approve an agreement on Monday to accept a retired Cougar armoured military vehicle for display in the Sackville Memorial Park, which is dedicated to those who died in past wars. James Lockyer, honorary colonel of … Continue reading

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Flood money: Sackville spends $373k to keep water at bay, extend Waterfowl Park

If all goes according to plan, Sackville will get another extension to its Waterfowl Park this year. Town councillors will be asked next week to approve an agreement with Ducks Unlimited (DU) that would enable preliminary work to start soon … Continue reading

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