Monthly Archives: June 2021

Premier’s Task Force calls for improving status & economic security of New Brunswick artists

Writers and artists in Sackville are welcoming newly-released recommendations for improving the economic security and professional status of New Brunswick’s creators. After seven years of work, the Premier’s Task Force on the Status of the Artist issued a comprehensive report … Continue reading

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Dead dog? Better notify town hall to avoid $100 fine

A retired public relations professor says the town of Sackville could show a little more empathy when it sends warning letters to pet owners who have not renewed their dog tags. Trudie Richards, who taught in the communications department at … Continue reading

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Shephard & McGrath suggest Sackville ER closures may be only temporary, but that will depend on recruiting more nurses

The CEO of the Horizon Health Network and the provincial minister of health seem to be sending mixed messages about whether the overnight, hospital emergency room closures in Sackville will be only temporary. “I received assurances from the minister that … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors overrule rookie mayor; endorse leadership role in hospital fight

Sackville Town Council is getting involved in the fight to maintain 24-hour emergency services at the town’s hospital. After a 49-minute debate last night at town hall, councillors voted to appoint Mayor Shawn Mesheau and one councillor to participate in … Continue reading

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Critics lambaste Horizon Health and province for weekend ER closures at Sackville hospital

The Horizon Health Network and the provincial government are facing a barrage of criticism for closing weekend evening and overnight emergency services at Sackville Memorial Hospital without any consultations. “I’m disappointed that we were not approached until the last minute,” … Continue reading

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Mt. A. Professor Rima Azar banned from university campus during 7-month suspension

A Mount Allison psychology professor says she’s been banned from the university campus until December 1st when her seven-month suspension without pay is scheduled to end. Rima Azar made the disclosure during a lengthy YouTube interview with Jordan Peterson, the … Continue reading

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Canadians pay highest property taxes among industrial countries, but other taxes are lower

A researcher at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario says Canada has the highest level of property taxes among the 38 industrialized countries that are members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). “There is a decision that has … Continue reading

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