Monthly Archives: July 2021

NS Election: Liberal Bill Casey promises to fight for Cumberland’s special needs

Former federal Member of Parliament Bill Casey says he’s running for the provincial Liberals in the August 17th Nova Scotia election mainly because officials in Halifax do not recognize the special needs of an area that borders on a neighbouring … Continue reading

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NS Election: Independent candidate pledges to keep fighting for the people of Cumberland North

Political observers across the Maritime provinces are watching the riding of Cumberland North as Nova Scotians head to the polls in a provincial election on August 17th. Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin is running for re-election in the riding as an independent candidate … Continue reading

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Sackville seeks to maintain independence, rejects municipal amalgamation in letter to province

The Town of Sackville has formally rejected municipal amalgamation with nearby communities in the Tantramar region. In a letter to Daniel Allain, the provincial minister responsible for municipal reform, Sackville recommends retaining its independent status as “a new kind of … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council approves fireworks display during Fall Fair

In a 7-1 vote, Sackville Town Council has approved a fireworks display during this year’s Fall Fair in spite of concerns about potentially adverse environmental effects. “It’s nearly impossible to assign a numerical value to the impact that the fireworks … Continue reading

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Local business owner questions Sackville’s $1.8 million RCMP contract

Sackville businessman Kevin Read is questioning whether the town is getting good value for the more than $1.8 million it spends every year on the RCMP. “My main question is if we’re paying this kind of money, why everybody in … Continue reading

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Sackville resident disputes police claim that Pond Shore speeding is not as bad as people think

A 26-year resident of Pond Shore Road is disputing claims by the head of the local RCMP detachment that speeding in her neighbourhood isn’t as bad as it seems. Laurie Ann Wesselby was responding to statements by Sgt. Paul Gagné … Continue reading

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Sackville firefighter calls on town council to get involved in fixing troubled fire service

Sackville Town Council has been asked to take a more direct role in solving persistent personnel problems within the town’s fire department. During a presentation to council last night, volunteer firefighter Laura Thurston requested that council ask to see the … Continue reading

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