Monthly Archives: January 2021

New study urges big public spenders in Atlantic Canada to buy local

A newly released study suggests that public institutions such as Mount Allison University and the Town of Sackville could generate greater wealth in Atlantic Canadian communities if they bought more of their goods and services locally. “It’s money that stays … Continue reading

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Opinion: No future in fossil fuels, Trudeau should act now to protect workers

By Vallie Stearns-Anderson Dear editor, In response to US President Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline, economist Jim Stanford made an interesting statement. Stanford said: “it is now undeniable: fossil fuels will disappear from most uses in the … Continue reading

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Retired Sackville doctor welcomes consultations on health care

A retired doctor is welcoming the newly released provincial discussion paper on health care because he feels it touches on the main issues facing the system. “I think those (main issues) are there and I think that’s a good starting … Continue reading

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RCMP continues to investigate calf’s death in Dorchester

Sgt. Paul Gagné, head of the RCMP’s Sackville detachment, says the investigation into the death of a farm animal in Dorchester hasn’t been completed yet. The Mounties began their investigation on December 30th after residents reported that a 600 pound … Continue reading

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Acting Mayor Aiken calls for more services at Sackville’s hospital, not provincial cuts

Acting Mayor Ron Aiken says the Higgs government should be expanding services at the Sackville Memorial Hospital not cutting them. In a letter to the provincial health minister, Aiken writes that providing services in Sackville such as CT and MRI … Continue reading

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Sackville installs new outdoor sculpture as town council seeks money for final phase of flood control project

Sackville’s newest outdoor sculpture is now standing 15 feet tall beside the Lorne Street flood control pond ready to record the winds and divert the rain. Installation of the $25,000 cattail weathervane, called The Chignecto Balance, coincides with town council’s … Continue reading

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Abattoir rezoning raises questions about notifying residents

Sackville Town Council’s approval of zoning changes to allow an abattoir within a few hundred metres of homes is raising questions about why only one homeowner was notified in writing about the project. Lori Bickford, planning manager/planner with the Southeast … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council clears way for controversial abattoir on Crescent St.

Sackville Town Council gave final approval Monday night to bylaw changes that would permit a small-scale slaughterhouse at 72 Crescent Street in the industrial park. At the same time, councillors responded to widespread opposition to the proposed abattoir including a … Continue reading

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LSD leaders resign over province’s refusal to enforce blasting regulations in Westcock/British Settlement

Five local leaders in the Westcock, British Settlement area have resigned their elected positions over the provincial government’s failure to regulate rock blasting near rural homes. “The issues in our area have been ongoing for years,” writes Roger Gouchie, Chair … Continue reading

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Former mayor urges Sackville Town Council to halt abattoir approval

Former Mayor Pat Estabrooks is calling on Sackville Town Council not to approve a controversial rezoning application for a slaughterhouse at 72 Crescent Street until neighbourhood residents have been consulted. “They didn’t do due diligence,” Estabrooks, who lives nearby, said … Continue reading

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