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Veteran Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc unable to campaign in Beauséjour after cancer surgery

Dominic LeBlanc underwent a bone marrow transplant on Wednesday at a Montreal hospital and will not be able to campaign for the Liberals in the local New Brunswick riding of Beauséjour anytime soon. LeBlanc, who has represented Beauséjour as a Member of … Continue reading

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Phil Handrahan resigns as Sackville’s Chief Administrative Officer

After more than six years on the job, Phil Handrahan has submitted his resignation as the Town of Sackville’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Mayor John Higham informed councillors in an e-mail yesterday that Handrahan’s resignation will take effect at the … Continue reading

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Laffords planning big Sackville housing development for an ‘aging population’

Sackville Town Council has passed a resolution that could clear the way for a big housing project on 22-acres of land at the ends of Wright Street and Fawcett Avenue. Council passed the resolution during its meeting on Monday in response … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council leans toward appointing citizens’ committee to decide on possible pay raises

Several Sackville councillors advocate asking a citizens’ committee to recommend whether there should be any increase in salaries for those who are elected to serve on town council. The idea of appointing a citizens’ committee came up several times last … Continue reading

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ATV club seeks Sackville’s support to ride the Trans Canada Trail

ATV riders want Town Council’s help in getting the right to ride their all-terrain vehicles legally on the Trans Canada Trail that runs to Sackville from Cape Tormentine and the Cape Jourimain National Wildlife Area. “We want to work with … Continue reading

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Strategic Plan spawns more plans, strategies and proposals

The vote was four Sackville councillors in favour with four against, but when Mayor John Higham broke the tie in favour of adopting a $26,000, five-year strategic plan in February 2017, it meant the town was committing itself to developing … Continue reading

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Roadkill: A sad story and a solution worth fighting for

Conservation biologist Sabine Dietz e-mailed Warktimes this month to tell a sad story about a family of river otters that were sighted and photographed several times this summer in the Sackville Waterfowl Park. Dietz, who is also a environmental consultant, reported … Continue reading

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