Monthly Archives: February 2023

Tantramar hopes to spend $10K to help recruit doctors for Sackville Memorial

It appears that the new Town of Tantramar will continue providing financial support to help recruit the doctors needed to restore 24/7 emergency room services at Sackville Memorial Hospital. Kieran Miller, director of community and corporate services, says that last … Continue reading

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Greg Martin elected Tantramar deputy mayor; council approves $5 million flood project

Ward 5 councillor Greg Martin is the deputy mayor of the new Town of Tantramar. “I’m very, very proud, excited, many emotions right now,” Martin said after Tantramar council elected him to be Mayor Andrew Black’s deputy. He said he … Continue reading

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Higher property tax rates for Tantramar LSDs, with more coming

Higher property tax rates are on the way for residents in the three former local service districts around Sackville, Dorchester and Point de Bute, but the province has cushioned the blow by spreading the increases over five years. In the … Continue reading

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Sackville flood project more than $500K over budget unless changes are made

Tantramar Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday to hear a public presentation on Phase III of Sackville’s Lorne Street flood control project. According to figures supplied to Warktimes by Acting Treasurer Michael Beal, the project could come in $566,905 over … Continue reading

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Sackville flood control project may run over budget

Tantramar Engineer Jon Eppell says he’s hoping to make a recommendation to town council next week on awarding the final contract for the third phase of the Lorne Street flood control project. He made the comment today after Town Clerk … Continue reading

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New NB book celebrates victory in historic CUPE strike

A new book outlines what happened when Premier Blaine Higgs pushed public sector workers too far, leading to a 16-day strike by 22,000 members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees in the fall of 2021. “Our victory was not … Continue reading

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Tantramar council approves Winterfest fireworks

In a 7-1 vote, Tantramar Town Council approved a $2,000 fireworks display today to be held on Friday, February 10th in Bill Johnstone Memorial Park as part of this year’s Winterfest activities. Council also approved closing Ford Lane from the … Continue reading

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