Monthly Archives: May 2020

Sackville developer fells downtown trees to potentially make way for three-storey apartments

Sackville developer Gordon Beal has suggested he may try for a third time to win approval for a three-storey, 18-unit apartment building behind the historic Allison/Fisher/Fawcett House at 131 Main Street. Beal recently cleared trees and bushes from the large … Continue reading

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Memorial for Sackville’s four historic Methodist churches is now complete

Local historian Charles Scobie has announced that a memorial to commemorate four landmark churches has finally been completed at the corner of the old Methodist cemetery in the heart of downtown Sackville. The memorial consists of a 1,200 pound bell … Continue reading

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Sackville arborist launches pilot project to preserve stately elms

Sackville businessman Kevin Anderson has launched a pilot project to preserve dozens of stately elm trees in southeastern New Brunswick and nearby northern Nova Scotia. “I’m sticking my neck out a bit here, but it’s worth it to save the … Continue reading

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MLA Megan Mitton calls for more government help to keep small businesses afloat

Green Party MLA Megan Mitton says recent business closures in Sackville show that small businesses need better government supports as they try to cope with the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a telephone interview with Warktimes, Mitton referred to … Continue reading

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Sackville’s mayor will receive complaints under new Code of Conduct

Sackville Town Clerk Donna Beal has clarified how complaints will be handled under the new Code of Conduct that governs members of council. In an e-mail to Warktimes, Beal explains that council, not town staff, will handle complaints. “Complaints under the Code … Continue reading

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Experts warn Sackville Town Council’s new Code of Conduct could shut down dissent

Mount Allison politics professor Geoff Martin says he has concerns about the restrictions Sackville’s new municipal Code of Conduct imposes on members of town council. In an e-mail to Warktimes, Martin, who served as a Sackville town councillor from 1998 to … Continue reading

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Phinney cited for violating Sackville’s new Code of Conduct

Sackville Town Council has found that Councillor Bruce Phinney violated its new Code of Conduct by disclosing confidential information during a council meeting on April 6th. At an online meeting Wednesday night, councillors approved a motion authorizing Mayor Higham to … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council approves COVID-19 financial relief during online meeting

Sackville Town Council has approved a number of measures, including a $20 rebate on water and sewer bills, to help residents cope with the financial stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s just a way of giving people a break during … Continue reading

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Mount Allison chaplain moving to new post in Ottawa

Mount Allison Chaplain John Perkin says he’ll miss his pastoral work and his teaching at the university, but after 27 years, he feels it’s time to move on. “I was coming to the end of my Mt. A. time,” Perkin … Continue reading

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