Monthly Archives: December 2019

Province appoints mediator to help break deadlock in contract talks at Mt. A.

It looks like Mount Allison University and the union that represents 196 full and part-time professors and librarians will be heading back to the bargaining table in January. The provincial minister of post-secondary education has appointed a mediator to help … Continue reading

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Mt. A profs and librarians prepare for strike vote as negotiating impasse continues

The union representing 196 full and part-time professors and librarians at Mt. A. says it will announce on Friday when it will hold a formal strike vote if there’s still no agreement by then on a new contract with the … Continue reading

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Sackville mayor denies calling anyone a liar during heated exchange at town council

It was a dramatic moment at Monday’s town council meeting when Sackville resident Merlin Estabrooks confronted Mayor John Higham during the public question period. “I’d like to know why you called me a liar,” Estabrooks asked. “You said that I … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors vote 5-2 to approve the 2020 town budget while rejecting higher pay for themselves

Sackville Town Council passed its 2020 budget Monday night after two councillors failed in their attempt to eliminate $144,000 allocated for certain capital projects and spend that money on “recreational infrastructure” instead. Councillors Shawn Mesheau and Bruce Phinney moved and … Continue reading

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Mt. A. news: Faculty strike moves a step closer; university seeks to tap into town’s expertise on water

Contract negotiations between Mount Allison University and its 196 full and part-time professors and librarians reached an impasse on November 27th as three months of conciliation talks ended. The conciliation officer has now made a report to the provincial minister … Continue reading

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Sackville climate strike targets consumerism, big stores and Canada’s new environment minister

About 55 members of the Sackville Youth Climate Change Coalition gathered at Mount Allison University today before marching down Main Street to Sackville’s main post office where they mailed a letter to the federal minister of the environment as well … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council gets advice on making proposed dog park, trails, public art, etc. more climate-friendly

For the first time, Sackville Town Council is getting advice from an outside group on how to ensure that next year’s capital projects help lessen the negative effects of climate change. A working group of professionals and academics on the … Continue reading

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