Monthly Archives: June 2022

Next NB election may see big change for Tantramar voters

English and French-speaking voters in what is now the riding of Memramcook-Tantramar may be getting a divorce before the next provincial election if the newly-appointed electoral boundaries commission follows through on a commitment made in 2015. The province announced today that … Continue reading

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Sackville issues $560 in fines for violations of flyer bylaw

Residents of Middle Sackville awoke to another illegal offering this morning: fat bundles of pink, plastic-wrapped advertising flyers that had been tossed onto their driveways in spite of a town bylaw that requires them to be placed in mailboxes, on … Continue reading

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Sackville fire chief “very confident” his dept. could fight a plastics fire on Walker Rd.

Sackville’s fire chief says he’s “very confident” his department could put out a fire at the planned plastic pipe manufacturing plant and storage facility at 318 Walker Road near Exit 500 on the Trans-Canada Highway. “I am very confident in … Continue reading

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Sackville’s mayor denies any conflict of interest over AIL pipe factory

Sackville Mayor Shawn Mesheau has denied that he violated conflict of interest rules when he chaired council meetings that discussed and voted on changes to the town’s zoning bylaw clearing the way for a plastic pipe factory at 318 Walker … Continue reading

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Concerned Citizens ask Sackville councillors to re-open bylaw change clearing the way for plastic pipe plant

A biology professor at Mount Allison University asked Sackville Town Council last night to reconsider a bylaw change that cleared the way for building a plastic pipe factory on Walker Road. “You have it in your power to put together … Continue reading

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Struts & Owens galleries call for more municipal investment in arts & culture

The directors of Sackville’s Struts and Owens art galleries are calling on the new Town of Tantramar to increase funding for arts and culture groups in 2023. During a joint presentation to Sackville Town Council last week, Paul Henderson and … Continue reading

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Commentary: Mt. A. students’ union ‘disheartened’ but understanding of secrecy surrounding the Rima Azar case

Note to readers: The following statement was issued by the Mount Allison Students’ Union (MASU)  in response to a request for comment from The New Wark Times on the secrecy surrounding the settlement of the case involving Mt. A. Psychology … Continue reading

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Sackville Treasurer outlines budget priorities in a time of uncertainty

Sackville Treasurer Michael Beal is recommending three main priorities for next year’s municipal budget: (1) Maintaining the same level of town services for residents. (2) Continuing to pay down municipal debt while  pushing ahead with projects such as Phase III … Continue reading

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