Monthly Archives: March 2022

Mt. A. professor’s challenge to 7-month unpaid suspension will be heard behind closed doors

A labour arbitration board has decided to exclude journalists and members of the public from hearings into Mount Allison Psychology Professor Rima Azar’s seven month suspension without pay. “The Board met, considered the matter, and decided that the proceedings would … Continue reading

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Expert calls recommendations to raise Fundy dykes ‘disheartening’

A scientist at Mount Allison says he’s disappointed that a $700,000 study has recommended raising dykes to protect the Chignecto Isthmus from flooding without including any nature-based solutions. “It’s a little disheartening to think that we’re going to use 20th … Continue reading

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NB & NS pledge to seek federal funding to raise dykes on Chignecto Isthmus

The governments of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are promising to push for federal funding to help them raise dykes about 2 metres to 10.6 metres and improve aboiteau drainage to protect the Chignecto Isthmus transportation corridor — a project … Continue reading

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Former councillor plans complaint to Horizon after being turned away from Sackville ER

A former Sackville Town Councillor says he plans to file a complaint with the Horizon Health Network after a fruitless six-hour wait for emergency room treatment last Friday at Sackville Memorial Hospital. “I checked in at noon at the hospital … Continue reading

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Sackville veteran calls for Parliamentary vote before Canada sends troops to deter Russia

A 39-year-old Canadian veteran says the federal government should seek Parliamentary approval before it commits any military personnel to deterring Russian aggression in Europe. “What we’re seeing today with Ukraine and Russia, this is why it’s important that we have … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council backing away from licensing cats

Sackville councillors appear to be backing away from licensing cats after receiving a report from town staff recommending against it. Instead, councillors are expected to ask the town’s Climate Change Advisory Committee next week to suggest how to educate cat … Continue reading

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Sackville residents protest against forced amalgamation: ‘This is not democratic, this is authoritarian’

About 14 Sackville residents showed up today for a second rally at town hall to protest against the forced amalgamation of the town with Dorchester and three local service districts. “I’m participating in the rally because I believe in democracy,” … Continue reading

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