Monthly Archives: December 2021

Controversial abattoir up & running in Sackville Industrial Park

A controversial abattoir has been operating in the Sackville Industrial Park for nearly two months and a growing number of customers have been buying local meat in the butcher shop there. “A lot of people, on Thursday, Friday nights, they … Continue reading

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Sackville awards Grandpa Higgs ‘Scrooge-of-Year’ plaque in secret ceremony

Dear Warktimes Editor, If the bronze-tanned George Stanley were still alive & kicking, I fear he’d be roiling in his grave at the news that his beloved Sackville has been swallowed up in “Entity 40” alongside Dorchester, Pointe de Bute … Continue reading

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Expert says New Brunswick is following its tradition of ‘heavy-handed’ municipal reform

A professor of  local government at Dalhousie University says New Brunswick’s latest municipal reforms are in keeping with past ones including the sweeping changes imposed in 1967 as part of the Equal Opportunity program. “There tends to be a top-down, … Continue reading

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Sackville to province: Leave our boundaries alone

Sackville Town Council is urging the Higgs government to abandon its plan to amalgamate the town with the Village of Dorchester and their surrounding local service districts (LSDs). In a letter sent to Local Government Minister Daniel Allain, Sackville Mayor … Continue reading

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Closing the Sackville hospital’s ER at 4 p.m. sends Dorchester woman on a medical odyssey

A 69-year-old Dorchester woman says she had quite an ordeal this fall after fracturing her right wrist in Sackville’s Waterfowl Park just as the town hospital’s emergency room was closing. Helen Dyer says she slipped on a patch of ice … Continue reading

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Open letter to Horizon CEO on Sackville’s hospital: ‘Where is the much-needed urgency?’

Sackville, December 13, 2021 Dr. John Dornan, Acting CEO Horizon Health Dear Dr. Dornan, I write as a resident of Sackville to protest against the steady decline of services at our local hospital, especially those affecting the emergency room and … Continue reading

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$1 million donation for pedway project, but no commitment from Sackville Town Council

An anonymous donor has put up $1 million to revive a people-powered project that has been talked about in Sackville since the 1990s. Ross Thomas of the Sackville Footbridge Working Group says he’s hoping the town will lend its support … Continue reading

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Higgs government gives another big push to municipal reform bill

The comprehensive bill that would drastically restructure local government in New Brunswick could become law as early as next week. The provincial legislature voted 26 to 18 today to limit the remaining time to consider Bill 82 making it all … Continue reading

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Rally-goers tell Higgs: ‘Stop messing with our hospital’

About 250 people attended a noon-time rally today to protest against cuts to services at Sackville Memorial Hospital. “We love our hospital and we love our community,” former Hospital Foundation Chair Elaine Smith told the rally. She had what she … Continue reading

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Town councillors give Horizon CEO an earful re cuts to Sackville Memorial Hospital

Sackville town councillors expressed anger, frustration and disbelief last night as they spoke publicly online with senior managers of the Horizon Health Network. “What we are seeing is the death of our community, the death of our university and it … Continue reading

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Horizon closing beds at Sackville Memorial Hospital

The Horizon Health Network has notified community leaders that it is temporarily closing all of its short-term beds at the Sackville Memorial Hospital. In an e-mail sent yesterday, Horizon said that patients who require acute-care beds will be transferred to … Continue reading

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