Monthly Archives: September 2020

Frank McKenna’s $1m gift to Mt. A. stirs excitement and joy, but also concerns about secrecy

Mount Allison University held its first formal gathering in more than six months last Friday to announce the establishment of the new Frank McKenna School of Philosophy, Politics & Economics. The School, which should be up and running next year, … Continue reading

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Mitton wins re-election in Memramcook-Tantramar after tense election day for many students at Mt. A.

Megan Mitton will be returning to the New Brunswick legislature with her two Green Party colleagues after being re-elected Monday night in Memramcook-Tantramar. “I’m still feeling overwhelmed by all the support from everyone,” she declared in her online victory speech. … Continue reading

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Sign wars: Liberals and Greens compete for votes on Sackville hospital issue

“Save our hospital. Vote Liberal.” “Elect Megan Mitton. WE already did!” In the final days of the provincial election campaign, the Liberal and Green candidates have launched a sign war near the TransCanada Highway over the future of the Sackville … Continue reading

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Sackville town council to consider small-scale slaughterhouse in Industrial Park, but expert doubts the project will work

A local expert in the meat processing business has expressed doubts that a slaughterhouse will ever be able to operate in the Sackville Industrial Park. Jay Boudreau, general manager of Boudreau Meat Market in Memramcook which includes a farm and … Continue reading

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Main candidates reveal strategies during election forum at Sackville Town Hall

The three main candidates in Memramcook-Tantramar took part in a lively 90 minute forum last night that showed their varying strategies for wooing voters in the September 14 provincial election. Green candidate Megan Mitton emphasized her experience speaking up for … Continue reading

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People’s Alliance drops Heather Collins as its candidate in Memramcook-Tantramar

A big gap appears on the People’s Alliance online list of candidates after the New Brunswick party abruptly dropped Memramcook-Tantramar hopeful Heather Collins from its election roster when CBC discovered she had complained in 2019 Twitter posts about the number of Muslim … Continue reading

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Small nuclear reactors: Answer to energy needs & climate change or costly & dangerous turn in the wrong direction?

Both PC Premier Blaine Higgs and New Brunswick Liberal leader Kevin Vickers are touting the benefits of small modular nuclear reactors as they stump the province during the 2020 election campaign. The leaders of the province’s big political parties see the … Continue reading

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In uncertain COVID-19 summer election, lack of Mt. A. campus voting may not change much

“Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.” —Phaedrus On that sunny October day in 2018 when a New Brunswick judge confirmed Megan Mitton’s 11-vote … Continue reading

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Setting the record straight: Why PA candidate refused to be interviewed

The People’s Alliance candidate in Memramcook-Tantramar has given her version of events about why she declined to be interviewed as part of Warktimes election coverage. Heather Collins was responding to my post to the Facebook group Sackville NB Community Concerns … Continue reading

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Memramcook mayor announces new plan to stop sale of historic site as he challenges political candidates to defend it

The Mayor of Memramcook has launched a two-pronged attack against the Higgs government’s rumoured plan to sell one of the village’s most historic buildings to a private buyer. During a public meeting today, Michel Gaudet called on the provincial government … Continue reading

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