Monthly Archives: November 2020

Mt. A. expert says Higgs government unlikely to push hard on municipal reform

An expert on municipal government in New Brunswick says the Higgs government risks political suicide if it presses too hard on municipal reform. Geoff Martin, a politics professor at Mount Allison University, says that may be why the commitment to … Continue reading

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Sackville’s acting mayor puzzles over municipal reform plans

Sackville’s acting mayor says it’s hard to tell from yesterday’s Speech from the Throne what the Higgs government has in mind when it comes to municipal reform. “We just want to see what they come up with,” Ron Aiken said … Continue reading

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More questions than answers after public hearing on proposed Sackville slaughterhouse

Monday’s public hearing on the proposal to open a slaughterhouse in the Sackville Industrial Park yielded no information on the cost and financing of the project, the numbers of animals that would be killed there or the volume of truck … Continue reading

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Sackville councillor raises questions about RCMP quarterly reports and opinion surveys

Councillor Shawn Mesheau says he’d like to see the RCMP appearing before council again to explain its quarterly reports on policing in Sackville. “I think it would be really important if the RCMP was actually presenting this report to help break … Continue reading

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Sackville gets help from PR students in drafting new communications plan

Students in the public relations program at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax are helping Sackville come up with a new communications plan. “This is really exciting,” CAO Jamie Burke told town council last night. “Our strategic plan requires us … Continue reading

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Sackville CAO suggests journalists shouldn’t report on special meetings of council

According to Sackville’s chief administrative officer, the town does not want journalists to report full details of what happens during special council meetings usually held on the first Monday of each month. Jamie Burke’s comments came in response to a … Continue reading

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Sackville’s Deputy Mayor defends secret budget sessions, but experts disagree

Deputy Mayor Ron Aiken says he sees nothing wrong with councillors and town managers meeting privately to discuss budget priorities. “We do that every year,” Aiken said today during a telephone interview. “I think we’ve done it every year since … Continue reading

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