Monthly Archives: May 2022

Sackville Concerned Citizens displeased with mayor’s response to questions about planned pipe factory

A spokesman for Concerned Citizens of Sackville says the group isn’t happy with Mayor Mesheau’s response to their letter expressing alarm over plans for a plastic pipe factory on Walker Road near TransCanada Highway Exit 500. “We don’t feel he … Continue reading

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Commentary: Issues in Azar case too vital to cloak in secrecy

Note to readers: The following commentary concerns the circumstances surrounding the seven-month suspension without pay of Mount Allison Professor Rima Azar after students complained last year about posts on her personal blog that denied the existence of systemic racism or systemic discrimination in … Continue reading

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Concerned citizens voice alarm over plans for Sackville pipe factory

Thirty-five Sackville residents, who live in the Walker Road area, are expressing alarm about secrecy surrounding a proposed plastic pipe factory and storage facility that is planned for an 18.5 acre lot near the TransCanada Highway. “The industrial manufacturing development … Continue reading

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Tantramar chosen as new name; Dietz worries about cost of regional services

Sackville, Dorchester and surrounding LSDs will be known as Tantramar if the province approves the name chosen by a committee of elected and appointed local officials. In today’s announcement, Robert Corkerton, deputy mayor of Dorchester, said the name Tantramar “has … Continue reading

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Sackville hopes to boost volunteer firefighter roster with five new recruits

Sackville’s deputy mayor has announced that the town’s fire department is looking forward to welcoming up to five new recruits within the next couple of weeks. “Over the next six months, the new recruits will be able to train alongside … Continue reading

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Transition committee to choose new municipal name, not local voters

Sackville Mayor Shawn Mesheau says the municipal reform transition committee will meet behind closed doors on Wednesday, May 11th to discuss whether to choose Tantramar Township or Beauséjour Township as the name for the new municipality now known as Entity … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors boycott minister’s closed-door meeting on municipal reform

Sackville town councillors Sabine Dietz and Bill Evans boycotted a meeting today with Daniel Allain, New Brunswick’s minister of local government. Dietz served notice during Monday’s council meeting that she would not be attending. She said she was protesting against … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council hears personal stories about housing crisis

The mother of a young daughter who lives in a three-bedroom home on Squire Street appealed to town council last night for help in solving Sackville’s housing crisis. Ashley Legere, who works for a non-profit organization finding housing for 185 … Continue reading

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