Monthly Archives: September 2019

Beauséjour People’s Party candidate Nancy Mercier running against UN agendas that she says threaten Canada

Nancy Mercier, the People’s Party candidate in the federal riding of Beauséjour, acknowledges that her party isn’t the same as the others and that its “common sense” platform is very controversial. “We are a very different party and we are … Continue reading

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Hundreds rally in Sackville demanding government action on climate change

The academic quadrangle at Mount Allison University rang with chants today as hundreds of mainly young voices rose in unison: “What do we want? Climate justice! When do we want it? Now!” As striking students waved placards with messages such … Continue reading

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Local candidates on helping students, climate change and — their favourite pizza toppings

Three of the five people running in Beauséjour appeared Wednesday evening at the federal riding’s first all-candidates forum, held at Mount Allison University. Liberal Dominic LeBlanc, who is recovering from surgery in a Montreal hospital, and People’s Party candidate Nancy … Continue reading

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Beauséjour Conservative candidate Vincent Cormier on economy, immigration & climate change

Vincent Cormier, the Conservative Party candidate in Beauséjour, says the riding needs to send someone to Ottawa who will listen to what people are saying and then, defend their interests. “If we go by the surveys that are out there … Continue reading

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Green Party leader visits Sackville promising daily train service and door-to-door mail

Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May called today for the restoration of door-to-door mail delivery and daily Via Rail passenger service between Halifax and Montreal. “We need to ensure that rural Canadians do not feel neglected and ignored,” May told … Continue reading

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Beauséjour Green candidate Laura Reinsborough hopes to build on provincial success

Federal Green Party candidate Laura Reinsborough says she feels her chances of winning in the local New Brunswick riding of Beauséjour on October 21 are much stronger because provincial voters elected two Greens here in last year’s provincial election. “The … Continue reading

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Veteran Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc unable to campaign in Beauséjour after cancer surgery

Dominic LeBlanc underwent a bone marrow transplant on Wednesday at a Montreal hospital and will not be able to campaign for the Liberals in the local New Brunswick riding of Beauséjour anytime soon. LeBlanc, who has represented Beauséjour as a Member of … Continue reading

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Phil Handrahan resigns as Sackville’s Chief Administrative Officer

After more than six years on the job, Phil Handrahan has submitted his resignation as the Town of Sackville’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Mayor John Higham informed councillors in an e-mail yesterday that Handrahan’s resignation will take effect at the … Continue reading

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Laffords planning big Sackville housing development for an ‘aging population’

Sackville Town Council has passed a resolution that could clear the way for a big housing project on 22-acres of land at the ends of Wright Street and Fawcett Avenue. Council passed the resolution during its meeting on Monday in response … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council leans toward appointing citizens’ committee to decide on possible pay raises

Several Sackville councillors advocate asking a citizens’ committee to recommend whether there should be any increase in salaries for those who are elected to serve on town council. The idea of appointing a citizens’ committee came up several times last … Continue reading

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ATV club seeks Sackville’s support to ride the Trans Canada Trail

ATV riders want Town Council’s help in getting the right to ride their all-terrain vehicles legally on the Trans Canada Trail that runs to Sackville from Cape Tormentine and the Cape Jourimain National Wildlife Area. “We want to work with … Continue reading

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