Monthly Archives: December 2022

It’s official: Tantramar council sworn in and ready to go

“We find ourselves here tonight as the new council of the Town of Tantramar being sworn in, in the Village of Dorchester and that is a fantastic start to the next four years,” Mayor-elect Andrew Black declared to an audience … Continue reading

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Little fanfare as Sackville town council holds its final meeting

More than 119 years of Sackville history came to an unceremonious conclusion on Wednesday when Mayor Shawn Mesheau declared the final meeting of town council adjourned. “I think that’s momentous,” Councillor Sabine Dietz told reporters a few minutes later outside … Continue reading

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MLA not surprised local French & English-speaking voters may be heading for divorce

MLA Megan Mitton says she’s not surprised at the proposal to split her riding of Memramcook-Tantramar along linguistic lines. In a preliminary report released today, the Electoral Boundaries and Representation Commission proposes to create a predominantly French-speaking riding called Dieppe-Memramcook … Continue reading

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Ombud rejects conflict of interest complaint against former Sackville CAO

New Brunswick’s Ombud has ruled that Sackville’s former Chief Administrative Officer Jamie Burke was not in a conflict of interest when he refused to release a consultant’s report on the operations of the town’s fire department. Christine LeBlanc, a senior … Continue reading

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Ombud rejects Warktimes complaint, rules RCMP briefings can remain secret

For the third time, New Brunswick’s Ombud has rejected a Warktimes complaint about secrecy in Sackville’s municipal government. In a letter e-mailed today, Senior Investigator Christine LeBlanc writes that Sackville Town Council’s monthly, closed-door RCMP briefings do not violate the Local … Continue reading

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17 of 20 Tantramar candidates reveal campaign donations & expenses

Seventeen of the 20 candidates running in the Tantramar municipal election have responded to a Warktimes request for information about campaign donors, the amounts they gave and total campaign expenses. Mayoralty candidate Shawn Mesheau stuck with his initial response that there is no … Continue reading

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Chief Electoral Officer responds to Tantramar Facebook fight

An intense, internal conflict within the Facebook group Tantramar Community Concerns boiled over during the municipal election campaign and landed on the desk of New Brunswick’s Chief Electoral Officer. Kim Poffenroth says she has no power to investigate allegations of … Continue reading

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