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Bad day at Black Rock: Tidal turbine breaks down; FORCE monitoring gear washes ashore

A day after Cape Sharp Tidal Inc. announced that its underwater turbine has broken down and its blades are no longer turning, fisherman Darren Porter spotted a yellow object at the water’s edge near the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for … Continue reading

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NB election: Jennifer McKenzie says NDP platform is greener than the Green’s

The competition for votes between local New Democrats and Greens was evident in Sackville on Sunday as New Brunswick’s NDP leader expressed pride in her party’s platform commitment to a Carbon Reduction Fund. “Our environmental plank is greener than the … Continue reading

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NB election: Provincial candidates quizzed about Irving influence

One of the normally invisible elephants in New Brunswick politics ambled out from behind the curtains Thursday night at Mount Allison University where the four provincial candidates in the Memramcook-Tantramar riding were debating a wide range of issues including access … Continue reading

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Former deputy mayor seeks apology for town manager’s ‘rude’ behaviour

Mayor John Higham has defended a senior town manager who apparently told two Sackville residents they could not speak with an engineering consultant about the Lorne Street flood control project unless they were willing to pay for his time. The … Continue reading

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Gallant promises millions for energy efficiency, helping NB Power cope with 4-year rate freeze

Brian Gallant’s big campaign bus rolled up to Léo-Paul Gaudet’s home on Rue Centrale in Memramcook on Saturday where the Liberal leader announced that if his government is re-elected on September 24th, it will increase its investments in two energy … Continue reading

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Consultant outlines short-term flood control plan, but says Sackville will need to do more

A consultant with Crandall Engineering of Moncton suggests the construction of two large stormwater retention ponds east of Lorne Street will be crucial for long-term flood prevention in downtown Sackville. During a presentation to town council on Tuesday evening, Pierre … Continue reading

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Local PC, NDP, Green candidates debate hot environmental topics while Liberal stays away

Local PC, NDP and Green Party candidates discussed contentious environmental issues such as a carbon tax, fracking and glyphosate spraying Tuesday night in Sackville — without the participation of the Liberal who has represented the New Brunswick riding of Memramcook-Tantramar for … Continue reading

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