Monthly Archives: August 2020

Memramcook-Tantramar Independent candidate woos voters with street-corner piano

Jefferson George Wright, a 38-year-old Independent candidate, says the piano on the corner of Sackville’s Bridge and Main Streets was one of the things that made him decide to run in Memramcook-Tantramar. “Music is a gift, tones travelling through space … Continue reading

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Sackville doctor supports Green plan for more local say over hospital services

A well-known doctor in Sackville says he agrees with the Green Party that small, rural hospitals don’t have nearly enough say in the kinds of medical services they provide. Allison Dysart was commenting on Green Party leader David Coon’s plan … Continue reading

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Green and Liberal leaders use different political messages during Sackville hospital stop

The leaders of the provincial Green and Liberal parties visited Sackville today to defend the local hospital, but David Coon and Kevin Vickers had very different political messages. Both made it clear they would not cut overnight emergency room services, … Continue reading

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Higgs’s snap election makes voting harder for young and old, critics say

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs is coming under fire for calling a provincial election that could deprive both older and younger people of an opportunity to vote. “In my mind, Mr. Higgs saw an opportunity to have a low voter … Continue reading

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Local Liberal candidate, Maxime Bourgeois, says rural communities need better services, not cuts in services

Maxime Bourgeois, the 34-year-old Liberal candidate in Memramcook-Tantramar says PC leader Blaine Higgs tried to recruit him to run for the Conservatives in the 2018 provincial election, but he decided his political sympathies lay with the Liberals instead. “I really … Continue reading

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PC Carole Duguay says she’s the best candidate to fight for Sackville hospital and Memramcook Institute

Progressive Conservatives in Memramcook-Tantramar have officially nominated 52-year-old Carole Duguay to run as their candidate in the September 14th New Brunswick election. Duguay accepted the nomination today in Memramcook after pledging to fight to maintain full services at the Sackville … Continue reading

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Mitton pledges to fight Conservative plan to sell historic Memramcook Institute

Local Green Party candidate Megan Mitton says the Higgs government’s apparent plan to sell the historic Memramcook Institute¬†shows the same insensitivity to rural areas that it demonstrated when it supported cuts to Sackville Memorial Hospital and tried to privatize the … Continue reading

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Local Green MLA plans to focus on health care in her bid for re-election

Green MLA Megan Mitton says she’s all set for her re-election campaign in Memramcook-Tantramar. “I’m ready to go,” she said today during a telephone interview. “We’re going to hit the ground running,” she says. “It will be a very short … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council adopts three-year marketing plan

In a unanimous vote, Sackville councillors approved a new marketing plan last Monday that calls on the town to sell itself to its own residents before appealing to outsiders. “Too many times have we heard in the last four years … Continue reading

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Sackville’s $3.3 million, 5-year plan would fix Queens Rd. if the province agrees

Sackville Town Council has approved a 5-year plan for the reconstruction of the downtown sections of Queens Road as well as repaving the highway all the way to the town limits. If the New Brunswick Department of Transportation and Infrastructure … Continue reading

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In 7-1 vote, Sackville Town Council approves $25K sculpture after some voice misgivings

Feelings were mixed Monday night as Sackville Town Council approved a $25,000 public art installation to create awareness of climate change. Deputy Mayor Ron Aiken along with Councillors Michael Tower and Shawn Mesheau expressed some misgivings about the sculpture called … Continue reading

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