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Sackville Town Council approves ATVs on busy streets

UPDATE: Last week, I called the New Brunswick off-road vehicle enforcement branch to check on age restrictions for ATV riders operating on designated town streets. A spokesman for off-road vehicle enforcement returned my call on Monday morning, May 20th. When I … Continue reading

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Auditor gives Sackville clean bill of health as councillors hear good news & bad from other levels of gov’t

At its regular meeting on Tuesday, Sackville Town Council approved the 2018 financial audit showing that the town ended last year with a small operating surplus of $62,888 and a half million dollar drop in its long-term debt. “Overall, 2018 … Continue reading

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Sackville set to approve ATVs on town streets

Sackville Town Council is expected to give final approval this week to a bylaw authorizing all-terrain vehicles to mix with regular traffic on two busy streets and the McDonald’s intersection near TransCanada Highway Exit 504. At its meeting on April … Continue reading

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Harvest Supper planned for Fall Fair to fight hunger & celebrate local food

Michael Freeman, manager of the Sackville Farmers Market says he’s hoping town council will support plans for a Harvest Supper that could raise at least $1,000 to alleviate hunger and food insecurity. In a presentation to town council on Monday, … Continue reading

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Small marijuana grow-op could be coming to Sackville if town council agrees

Sackville may soon have its first legal marijuana growing operation if town council agrees to change zoning bylaws. Middle Sackville residents Danny Fillmore and Sari Weinberg have applied for permission to set up a 2,150 foot greenhouse on agricultural land … Continue reading

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Work continues on $2 million Sackville flood control project in spite of delays

It’s taking longer than expected to dispose of about 9,000 tonnes of contaminated soil that was discovered during the digging of a 40,000 cubic metre flood retention pond near Lorne Street in downtown Sackville. Town manager Jamie Burke says the … Continue reading

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Councillor O’Neil says Sackville’s new town hall shows commitment to fighting climate change

To some, Sackville’s $13 million town hall is a symbol of the town’s vibrant culture and its relative prosperity; to others it stands for waste and extravagance, a costly Taj Mahal. But during last week’s council meeting, Councillor Joyce O’Neil … Continue reading

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