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‘The artist and the prince’: Sackville sculptor remembers Prince Philip

Middle Sackville artist Christian Corbet says he woke up this morning to about 200 messages from members of the Canadian military as well as friends and distant relations including a couple of Winston Churchill’s grandchildren. The messages were about the death … Continue reading

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Pond Shore residents lose another round in their fight to lower the speed limit on their busy road

Residents of Sackville’s Pond Shore Road have suffered a big setback in their 11-year campaign to get the 60 km/h speed limit in their neighbourhood reduced to 50. A consultant’s report from WSP Canada, that cost the town between $3,000 … Continue reading

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Sackville managers recommend keeping ban on street skateboarding, but councillors not so sure

A proposal to lift the ban on street skateboarding hit a big pothole last night at Sackville Town Council when staff recommended looking at ways of improving the existing skatepark instead. In February, council gave first reading or preliminary approval … Continue reading

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Sackville mayoralty candidates worry about communication and citizen participation

Both candidates in the running to become Sackville’s next mayor on May 10 have expressed concern about the flow of municipal information now that that the town no longer has a weekly newspaper. On his mayoralty campaign Facebook page, Ron … Continue reading

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Sackville’s ban on new drive-thrus frustrates businessman while both mayoralty candidates agree, it’s time for a re-think

Businessman Pierre Barthe says Sackville’s ban on more coffee drive-thrus is threatening the sale of the vacant Pizza Delight building he owns on Mallard Drive. “I’m very frustrated,” Barthe said today in a telephone interview. “I’m a common sense kind … Continue reading

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Discovery of crashed plane in Rockport woods leads to flurry of excitement

Sackville resident Walter Read made a surprising discovery Sunday as he drove on a logging road with his daughters near his father’s house in Rockport. “When I turned the corner after I got in there a little ways, I said … Continue reading

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Death of a local paper: Saltwire announces closing of Sackville Tribune-Post

Mark Lever, President and CEO of the Saltwire Network has confirmed that his company has closed the Sackville Tribune-Post. “Every time a brand goes away, it’s a sad, sad day,” Lever said today during a telephone interview. He added that subscriptions … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the pandemic: David Cayley’s controversial ideas

The topic was “Immunization in the 21st Century,” and the organizers of the December 2000 Halifax conference, Health Canada and the Canadian Paediatric Society, had invited me to speak to about 800 doctors, nurses and public health officials. The medical … Continue reading

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Sackville mayoralty candidate Shawn Mesheau promises he’ll work to establish local hospital committee

Sackville councillor Shawn Mesheau says that if he’s elected mayor in the municipal elections on May 10th, he’ll work to establish a local hospital committee to act as a voice for the Tantramar region’s health care needs. “It would be … Continue reading

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Critics question mining magnate’s $5 million gift to Mt. A. Fine Arts

Joan Kuyek, veteran activist, community organizer and mining critic, says she’s not surprised that Canadian gold billionaire Pierre Lassonde would want his name on Mount Allison University’s School of Fine Arts. “The mining industry has had a long history now of … Continue reading

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Sackville Farmers Market renews its appeal for ‘permanent home’ in town-owned building

The Sackville Farmers Market renewed its call Monday for help in building a permanent, indoor location, but once again met with a lukewarm response from town council. “The market feels…that the lack of a permanent location is our most significant … Continue reading

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