Monthly Archives: February 2020

Sackville rally hears fight against hospital cuts is not over yet

For the second time in four days, hundreds gathered today outside Sackville Memorial Hospital to oppose cuts to medical services there. Sackville Mayor John Higham told the crowd that Premier Higgs’s announcement last night that the government would not close the … Continue reading

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Commentary: Too many unanswered questions about cuts at Sackville Memorial Hospital

by Kathy Hamer (Edwards) Probably everyone in rural New Brunswick knows that our access to health care is likely to require some travel, even for routine appointments with a family doctor. We are not so naive as to think the … Continue reading

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Horizon CEO says she understands outcry over hospital cuts, but the changes are needed

The President and CEO of the Horizon Health Network says she recognizes that people in small communities and rural areas are upset over the health-care changes announced this week including the closure of overnight emergency rooms starting on March 11. … Continue reading

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‘I will fight with you,’ Mitton promises protesters during rally at Sackville hospital

Hundreds of demonstrators marched Thursday to the Sackville Memorial Hospital to protest against cuts in services announced this week by the Horizon Health Network and the increasingly shaky minority government led by Conservative Premier Blaine Higgs. The demonstrators waved placards … Continue reading

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Sackville hospital cuts an attack on rural people, says local doctor

A family doctor in Sackville says he’s both sad and angry after today’s announcements about extensive cutbacks in patient services at the Sackville Memorial Hospital. Allison Dysart was referring to the elimination of day surgeries and overnight emergency services along … Continue reading

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Mount Allison students returning to classes Monday after tentative agreements end six-day strike

Mount Allison University and its full and part-time professors and librarians have reached tentative agreements ending the six-day strike that began last Monday. Both sides announced the agreements today after a marathon bargaining session that lasted well into the early … Continue reading

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Amherst mayor talks about flooding, climate change and youth at Sackville forum

Amherst Mayor David Kogon says one of the options for protecting the transportation corridor on the Chignecto Isthmus could be to elevate both the TransCanada highway and the CN Rail line to prevent flood waters from cutting the commercial links … Continue reading

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