Monthly Archives: May 2021

Sackville re-elects incumbent councillors, delivers mayoralty victory to Shawn Mesheau

Sackville voters have given overwhelming support to incumbent town councillors and a fairly narrow 209 vote mayoralty victory to Councillor Shawn Mesheau over Acting Mayor Ron Aiken. The re-election of Councillors Andrew Black, Allison Butcher, Mike Tower, Bruce Phinney and … Continue reading

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N.B. health minister urged to upgrade Sackville hospital to community health-care hub

A local committee, which includes Acting Mayor Ron Aiken and former Mayors John Higham and Pat Estabrooks, is calling on the provincial minister of health to turn the Sackville Memorial Hospital  into a “community hub” for health care and wellness. … Continue reading

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Free speech advocates question seven month suspension of Mt. A. professor

Two prominent advocates for freedom of expression are questioning why a Mount Allison psychology professor has been suspended without pay for seven months. James Turk, director of the Centre for Free Expression at Ryerson University and Toby Mendel of the … Continue reading

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Former Sackville firefighter seeks chance to tell consultants about bullying, harassment & sexism in fire dept.

Former Sackville firefighter Kevin Scott says he needs to speak to the consultants conducting a workplace assessment of the town’s fire department, but has yet to receive an invitation to an interview. “I think they need to know that the … Continue reading

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Sackville mayoralty candidates disagree on disclosing campaign contributions

Sackville mayoralty candidates Ron Aiken and Shawn Mesheau differed today on whether to disclose the names of campaign contributors and how much each gave. “I’ve challenged the other candidates to come forward with details on the financing of their campaigns,” … Continue reading

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Sackville plans to commemorate 250th anniversary of Yorkshire immigration next year

The town of Sackville has applied for a $55,650 federal grant to fund a series of events next year commemorating the arrival of the first shipload of Yorkshire immigrants in May 1772. Among the 250th anniversary events, the Tantramar Heritage … Continue reading

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