Monthly Archives: July 2023

What if they held a public hearing & nobody came?

Tantramar Mayor Andrew Black seemed uncertain about how to proceed Tuesday when no one showed up for a public hearing on the once highly contentious issue of allowing more drive-thru restaurants near Sackville’s two highway exits. Town Planner Lori Bickford … Continue reading

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NB Health dept. info shows growing shortage of family doctors

A series of numerical tables obtained today from the New Brunswick Department of Health shows that the shortage of family doctors in the province appears to have grown steadily over the last two years. The figures show that as of … Continue reading

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Lafford in line for $1.1 million tax break on new Sackville bldg.

At its next meeting on August 8th, Tantramar Town Council will be asked to approve a 50% reduction in property taxes on the six storey, 71-unit apartment building that JN Lafford Realty is planning to build at 131 Main Street. … Continue reading

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Mayor Black calls Chignecto delays frustrating; defends speedy Lafford approval

Tantramar Mayor Andrew Black says he’s relieved the federal and provincial governments have finally agreed to share the costs of protecting the Chignecto Isthmus from flooding, but he still sounds far from happy. “It has been utterly frustrating to get … Continue reading

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Confidential report recommends solutions to health-care issues such as doctor shortage, ambulance delays

A detailed, 40-page report on primary health care in the Tantramar region identifies 13 major problems and recommends specific steps to solve them by the target date of April 1, 2024. The report, dated October 2022, was compiled by a … Continue reading

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Final approval for controversial Lafford bldg. in Sackville now seems certain

Tantramar Town Council has voted 8-1 to give Sackville developer John Lafford the rezoning he needs for a six-storey, 71-unit apartment building at 131 Main Street. The zoning changes to allow a large, multi-unit building that is 19.8 metres (65 … Continue reading

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Black peaty stuff hinders flood control work, but Lorne St. project still on track says town engineer

Town Engineer Jon Eppell says construction crews working on the third and final phase of the Lorne Street flood control project are dealing with the unexpected discovery of black, peat-like material between Crescent Street and the dyke that holds back … Continue reading

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Mayor wrong to limit debate on proposed Lafford building, former councillors say

Three former Sackville councillors, with expertise in environmental issues, municipal planning and local government say Mayor Andrew Black was wrong to suggest to members of the public that some of their concerns were irrelevant as they commented on the proposed … Continue reading

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