Monthly Archives: April 2019

Councillor O’Neil says Sackville’s new town hall shows commitment to fighting climate change

To some, Sackville’s $13 million town hall is a symbol of the town’s vibrant culture and its relative prosperity; to others it stands for waste and extravagance, a costly Taj Mahal. But during last week’s council meeting, Councillor Joyce O’Neil … Continue reading

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Councillor Black apologizes for ‘dire views’ but stands by his pessimism about climate change

Sackville Town Councillor Andrew Black apologized for his “dire views” about the future of the planet during last Monday’s council meeting. At the same time however, Black said he stands by comments he made during an earlier council meeting on … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors approve recreation master plan, but reject including TransCanada pedway

In a 6-2 vote, Sackville Town Council approved a five-year recreation master plan at its meeting last Monday after rejecting an appeal to include a reference to a pedestrian walkway over the TransCanada highway. Christina DeHaas asked councillors to amend … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council stops short of declaring climate emergency

A group of local citizens expressed disappointment Monday night after Sackville Town Council stopped short of declaring a climate emergency. Instead, council passed a unanimous resolution acknowledging that “the world faces a climate crisis.” Among other things, the resolution also … Continue reading

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Lorne St. flood control project hits $400k snag with discovery of contaminated soil

An estimated 9,000 tonnes of soil contaminated with petroleum and aromatic hydrocarbons as well as heavy metals have been discovered on the site that is being excavated for a flood control retention pond south of St. James Street. It could … Continue reading

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Consultants recommend mayor’s roundtable to co-ordinate Sackville business strategy

Sackville Town Council has received a consultants’ report that contains a wide range of recommendations for attracting and retaining businesses including everything from setting up a “green” industrial park at the Walker Road TransCanada highway exit to establishing a high-powered … Continue reading

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Council to be asked to approve Sackville’s new recreation plan

At its meeting next week, Sackville Town Council is expected to be asked to approve a new, five-year master plan that would set priorities for recreation within town limits. The 47-page plan outlines a detailed approach to planning for recreation facilities … Continue reading

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