Monthly Archives: May 2023

Allain denies contentious Bill would erode local democracy as municipal leaders call for change

As New Brunswick moves further away from democratic decision-making in health and education, the minister of local government is defending proposed legislation that could override the powers of municipal councils. “It’s important that people understand that we’re not eroding any … Continue reading

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New zoning application may rekindle debate about Sackville’s ban on more drive-thrus near TransCanada

The numbered company that now owns Sackville’s former Pizza Delight restaurant has applied for permission to build a drive-thru on the Mallard Drive property near TransCanada exit 504. Rashid Tufail of Mississauga, Ontario, who is listed as the sole director … Continue reading

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Mt. A. honorary degree awarded to former ambassador in spite of protest

Updated to include information about protests inside Convocation Hall: About 20 people, including professors, students and community members gathered outside Convocation Hall on the Mt. A. campus today to protest against awarding an honorary degree to Deborah Lyons, Canada’s former … Continue reading

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DTI releases some info on Sackville bridge damage, but withholds details on repairs & costs

The provincial department of transportation and infrastructure (DTI) has released more information about damage to the Sackville bridge that crosses over the TransCanada highway near the McDonald’s intersection, but there is no indication about what repairs will be needed, when … Continue reading

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June 27 set for public hearing on 6-storey Lafford apartment building

Tantramar Town Council will hold a public hearing at 3 p.m. on June 27th to hear any objections to plans by JN Lafford Realty to build a six storey, 71-unit apartment building at 131 Main Street on property behind the … Continue reading

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Retiring Mt. A prof Robert Lapp delivers ‘last’ lecture on telling the truth in a time of climate crisis

Every year, members of the graduating class at Mount Allison University choose a professor they would like to hear from one last time. “This year we were excited to announce that Dr. Robert Lapp was selected,” said graduating student Erin … Continue reading

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Mayor pleased as province announces $2.4 million aboiteau to complete Sackville flood control project

Mayor Andrew Black says he’s happy the province has approved building a new $2.4 million aboiteau in Sackville’s industrial park to drain flood water into the Tantramar River. “It’s the final step in completing one of the most ambitious and … Continue reading

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CFIA withdraws $6,000 penalty against Sackville farmer in calf’s death

Newly released documents from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) show that a $6,000 penalty against Sackville farmer Keith Carter was withdrawn last November about a month before the Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal was scheduled to review it. The CFIA … Continue reading

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Mt. A profs urge university not to confer honorary degree on former ambassador

Two Mount Allison professors are calling on the university to abandon its plan to confer an honorary degree on Deborah Lyons, Canada’s former ambassador to Israel and Afghanistan. Politics and International Relations Professor Lara Khattab and Krista Johnston, Director of Women’s … Continue reading

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