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New Sackville highway billboards coming soon

East and westbound travellers approaching Sackville on the TransCanada Highway will soon see billboards showing a photo of the Waterfowl Park and advertising a new kind of small town on one sign while the words “Home of Mount Allison University” … Continue reading

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Acadian Jean-Paul Boudreau appointed 15th Mt. A. president

It’s official. Jean-Paul Boudreau is the new president of Mount Allison University. “I am thrilled and deeply honoured to be named Mount Allison’s 15th President and Vice- Chancellor,” Boudreau says in a news release posted on the university’s website. “Mount … Continue reading

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Developer seeks approval for new Sackville ambulance station

A Nova Scotia developer is asking Sackville Town Council for approval to build an Ambulance New Brunswick station near TransCanada Highway Exit 506. Parsons Investments Ltd. is in the process of buying land that fronts on Robson Avenue, Cattail Ridge … Continue reading

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New study urges Atlantic Canada’s smaller communities to import less, produce more

A small, non-profit organization says Atlantic Canada could create thousands of jobs and rejuvenate its smaller communities by replacing some of the goods and services those communities import with locally produced ones. The Nova-Scotia-based Centre for Local Prosperity released a … Continue reading

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Election platform: Expand social programs, restore public services and tax the rich

  A group of New Brunswick unions and community organizations has issued a “progressive” platform for the provincial election scheduled for September 24th. The platform, released today in Moncton, calls on political parties to promise to increase spending on social … Continue reading

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Planners recommend creating village near Sackville Exit 506

A Nova Scotia planning and design company recommends creating a village near TransCanada Highway Exit 506 that could include stores, restaurants and coffee drive thrus, apartments or condominiums, sidewalks, bicycle lanes, an ambulance station, a hiking and biking trail as … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors urge feds to restore Via Rail service before it’s too late

Sackville Town Council voted unanimously last week to support the campaign to restore Via Rail’s Ocean passenger service that runs through Sackville on its route between Halifax and Montreal. Councillors asked Mayor Higham to write a letter to the federal … Continue reading

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