Monthly Archives: March 2020

Sackville Town Council says no to electronic attendance at meetings just days before COVID-19 crisis hits NB

Two days before the World Health Organization officially declared the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak a pandemic and 10 days before the New Brunswick government declared a state of emergency, Sackville Town Council voted against allowing its members to attend meetings electronically. … Continue reading

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Sackville Tribune-Post suspends publication as COVID-19 wreaks havoc on advertising revenues

The Sackville Tribune-Post is suspending publication for the next 12 weeks and laying off its staff because of a sharp decline in advertising revenues especially from businesses that have been forced to close during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to readers … Continue reading

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No gifts under Sackville’s new municipal Code of Conduct, but unlimited campaign donations are OK

Sackville is prohibiting members of town council from accepting “fees, gifts, gratuities or other benefits,” but the new Code of Conduct bylaw, passed at the council meeting on March 9, does not apply to municipal campaign donations. Mayor John Higham … Continue reading

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Laffords could benefit from Sackville’s new tax rebate scheme

Sackville Town Council has adopted an economic development incentive program that could save developers, including JN Lafford Realty Inc., hundreds of thousands of dollars in municipal property taxes over periods of five and 10 years. Although the aim of the … Continue reading

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Sackville Farmers Market asks for town’s help in seeking permanent location

The Sackville Farmers Market is asking for the town’s help in finding a permanent home somewhere downtown. “The market needs about 7,000 square feet of indoor space,” said Kent Coates, chair of the market’s board of directors during a presentation to … Continue reading

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Sackville councillor presses RCMP again to do more to protect the town’s water supply

Sackville Councillor Michael Tower says he’s still worried that illegally parked tanker trucks are endangering the town’s water supply. During Monday’s town council meeting, he said he’s noticed an increase in the number of trucks parked in the last month … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council calls for heads to roll over plan to cut rural hospitals

Sackville Town Council is joining other municipalities in calling on New Brunswick Premier Higgs to fire Ted Flemming, the provincial health minister and to remove Karen McGrath and Gilles Lanteigne, the Chief Executive Officers of the Horizon and Vitalité Health … Continue reading

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Many speakers, many ideas during last week’s meeting on saving health services at Sackville Memorial Hospital

More than 300 people attended last Wednesday’s public meeting at Mount Allison University’s Convocation Hall to discuss plans to fight cuts to medical services at Sackville Memorial Hospital. Many people seemed eager to join in the discussion that followed presentations … Continue reading

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