Monthly Archives: January 2020

Mount Allison University heading for second faculty strike in six years

Barring a last-minute breakthrough, it appears that about 150 full-time professors and librarians at Mount Allison University will walk off the job next week, their second strike in six years. The Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) has set a strike … Continue reading

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Sackville forum discusses need to help students with disabilities

Participants at last Thursday’s forum on the future of public education seemed to agree that New Brunswick’s schools are among the best in the world, but they also raised concerns about the unmet needs of students with disabilities. The roughly … Continue reading

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Sackville audience hears about giving local schools more power to make decisions

About 85 parents, students, teachers, school support workers, local politicians and community members spent more than two hours Thursday night discussing the future of public education at Sackville Town Hall. In response to their ideas and concerns, the participants heard … Continue reading

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Sackville could be first in North America to get UN recognition for preserving wetlands

Sackville is seeking international recognition as the kind of small town that protects, creates and restores wetlands within its boundaries including its 75-acre Waterfowl Park. “The Waterfowl Park is, for sure, the anchor in this and is a real jewel … Continue reading

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Sackville resident appeals to town council for help in preventing tragedy on Pond Shore Rd.

A retired teacher warned Sackville Town Council last night that people’s lives are in danger because of excessive speeding on Pond Shore Road near Silver Lake. “We fear that it’s going to be a tragic accident that occurs if something … Continue reading

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Green MLA calls for proportional representation, not a smaller legislature

Local Green MLA Megan Mitton is calling on Premier Higgs to implement far-reaching electoral reform instead of musing about cutting the number of seats in the New Brunswick legislature. “Frankly, I’m disappointed to hear that type of discussion happen as … Continue reading

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MLA Megan Mitton calls on province to summon political will for big changes

Megan Mitton says one of the things she learned during her first year in the New Brunswick legislature is that there isn’t much political will to make changes. “There’s really a lot that needs to be done,” the MLA for … Continue reading

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John Higham won’t seek re-election after one term as Sackville’s mayor

John Higham has announced he will not seek re-election as the mayor of Sackville. “I had made a commitment that I would do one term as mayor and I’m going to keep that commitment,” Higham said during a brief speech … Continue reading

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