Monthly Archives: March 2019

State-of-the-art freezer: Highest building in Sackville should be ready in June

It’s taking longer than expected to complete the tallest building in Sackville, but Evelyn and David Ernst say the state-of-the art, 44-metre, frozen food storage freezer should be ready in June. The Ernsts, co-owners of Terra Beata Farms, are building … Continue reading

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Mitton raises opposition to Westcock quarry in N.B. legislature

MLA Megan Mitton took opposition to a proposed rock quarry in Westcock near Sackville to the floor of the New Brunswick legislature today. During a short members’ statement, the MLA for Memramcook-Tantramar pointed out there are already quarries in the … Continue reading

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Westcock residents gather to fight proposed quarry

More than 80 people turned out for a meeting Wednesday evening at St. Ann’s Church Hall in Westcock, where residents heard details about a rock quarry that Bowser Construction of Sackville wants to operate off British Settlement Road. Everyone who … Continue reading

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Residents west of Sackville getting set to fight proposed quarry

Residents in British Settlement and Westcock are gearing up to fight another quarry in their area — a quarry that they fear would destroy property values, jeopardize water supplies, endanger the stability of their homes and pose a threat to … Continue reading

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Hundreds of student strikers march on Sackville town hall to demand action on climate change

Hundreds of students in Sackville rallied in the academic quadrangle at Mount Allison University today before marching to town hall to demand that all levels of government take action on climate change. Students from Salem Elementary, Marshview Middle School, Tantramar … Continue reading

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Sackville is changing the boundaries of its Waterfowl Park

At its meeting Monday evening, town council gave approval in principle to a bylaw changing the boundaries of the Sackville Waterfowl Park. The changes reflect the addition of nearly 20 acres of marsh, woodland and meadow bequeathed to the town … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council news: Joel Plaskett, future hotel tax, potholes & paving

It’s not quite a done deal, but it appears that singer/songwriter Joel Plaskett, one of Atlantic Canada’s best-known musicians, will be a headliner at Sackville’s Bordertown Festival in May. At its meeting last night, town council authorized the mayor to … Continue reading

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Mt. A. prof not surprised as Stephen Lewis calls out misdeeds of Canadian mining outfits

David Thomas, professor of politics and international relations at Mount Allison University says he’s not surprised at comments made last week by former UN ambassador Stephen Lewis. During a speech in Sackville on Tuesday, Lewis accused Canadian mining companies of … Continue reading

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Mt. A. president’s series: Stephen Lewis on Jane Philpott, HIV/AIDs & climate change

A veteran Canadian activist and former United Nations ambassador told an audience at Mount Allison University Tuesday night that the resignation of Jane Philpott from the Trudeau cabinet represents a huge loss. “The country has lost one of the best … Continue reading

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