Monthly Archives: June 2019

Hussars withdraw gift of armoured vehicle for Sackville’s Memorial Park amid concerns about its use during Oka Crisis

The 8th Canadian Hussars have withdrawn the controversial gift of a Cougar armoured vehicle for installation in Sackville’s Memorial Park. James Lockyer, the regiment’s honorary colonel, confirmed the donation had been withdrawn during a telephone interview on Saturday. He said … Continue reading

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Sackville Waterfowl Park celebrated as environmental gem on its 30th anniversary

Sackville celebrated the 30th anniversary of its Waterfowl Park on Saturday with speeches, music, a short play, birthday cake and hotdogs. “Having the Waterfowl Park in Sackville has shaped my life,” MLA Megan Mitton told the crowd that had gathered … Continue reading

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Sackville legion president ‘disgusted’ by vandalism in Memorial Park

The Sackville detachment of the RCMP is trying to find out who spray painted lewd images of penises on both sides and the top of an armoured military vehicle last weekend in the town’s Memorial Park. Alf Walker, first vice-president … Continue reading

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Unveiling of Lund monument highlights 30th anniversary celebration of Waterfowl Park

Mayor John Higham and Kenneth Lund officially dedicated Daniel Lund Park on Saturday as part of the 30th anniversary celebration of the Sackville Waterfowl Park. They unveiled a monument to Daniel Lund, who assembled nearly 20 acres of marsh, meadow … Continue reading

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Sackville postpones installing military vehicle in Memorial Park after residents voice opposition

Mayor John Higham has directed town staff to postpone installing an armoured military vehicle known as a Cougar in Sackville’s Memorial Park until town council hears from people who are speaking up against the installation. Higham says most councillors agreed … Continue reading

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No objections at public hearing to small Sackville pot grow-op

Sackville moved a step closer to getting its first legal marijuana growing operation last week when town council held a formal public hearing on a proposal to set up a 2,150 square-foot cannabis greenhouse off Main Street near School Lane … Continue reading

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Backgrounder on why Warktimes was wrong about children as young as six being allowed to ride ATVs on Sackville streets

During the public question period at Monday’s town council meeting, Mayor John Higham raised concerns about the accuracy of a Warktimes report that quoted a spokesman for New Brunswick’s off-road vehicle enforcement unit. On May 20, the spokesman told Warktimes … Continue reading

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Treasurer says Sackville might have to raise taxes to pay for flood control project, but only in ‘worst-case scenario’

Sackville Treasurer Michael Beal told council on Monday night that while a tax increase might be needed to finance the Phase III completion of the Lorne Street flood control project, it would only be required as part of what he … Continue reading

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Phinney calls for dismissal of senior town staff as Sackville councillors debate future of flood control project

In a 6-2 vote Monday, Sackville Town Council approved applying for more money to complete Phase III of the Lorne Street flood control project at a cost to the town of between $1.24 and $1.52 million. If the application is … Continue reading

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Cool clear water: EOS testing new rain-friendly asphalt in Sackville

Town workers used a backhoe this week to rip up pavement and dig soil from a parking space on Ford Avenue beside Bill Johnstone Memorial Park. Then, they filled the hole with gravel to prepare for the installation of permeable … Continue reading

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Questions raised about discovery of contaminated materials during ‘learning day’ tour of Sackville’s new flood control project

More than 50 land-use planners, government officials, academics and members of environmental organizations visited Sackville Tuesday to learn about the town’s climate change adaptation projects including the new $2.5 million flood control pond that is still under construction. The event, … Continue reading

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