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Repeal of Sackville heritage bylaw eases restrictions on new Lafford apartments

Sackville Town Council’s repeal of its heritage bylaw on Monday will make it easier for Lafford Realty Inc. to construct a controversial three-storey apartment building¬† with underground parking on land once owned by the United Church. During the question and … Continue reading

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Sackville repeals its heritage bylaw

Sackville town councillors voted Monday night to repeal the town’s heritage bylaw and dissolve the Heritage Board leaving property owners free to demolish or alter the look of downtown buildings in previously designated heritage conservation areas without having to apply … Continue reading

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Mt. A. expert calls Sackville high-risk area for tick-borne disease

Mount Allison biology professor Vett Lloyd warned Town Council last Tuesday that Sackville is in a high-risk area for ticks that spread illnesses including Lyme disease. “The problem with ticks is not that they’re revolting blood suckers,” Dr. Lloyd said, … Continue reading

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Evans ‘gobsmacked’ by Lorne St. flood control costs

Sackville Town Councillor Bill Evans says he’s “gobsmacked” by the news that the second phase of the town’s Lorne Street flood control project could cost nearly $6 million, twice as much as the $2.9 million in federal, provincial and municipal … Continue reading

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Retired military policeman chosen as PC candidate in Memramcook-Tantramar

New Brunswick Progressive Conservatives have chosen Etienne Gaudet, a 48-year-old retired military police officer to contest the riding of Memramcook-Tantramar in the September 24th provincial election. “It’s not very often that we run into a retired military person who’s offered … Continue reading

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Sackville birch grove cleared to make way for downtown apartments

Contractors working for JN Lafford Realty Inc. began felling birch trees in the heart of downtown Sackville last week to make way for a controversial $6 million apartment ¬†building called “The York” that will cater to tenants over 55. During … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors clear way for luxury apartments and repeal of heritage bylaw

Sackville Town Council has approved a controversial property rezoning to permit construction of a downtown luxury apartment building while taking the first step toward repealing the town’s heritage bylaw. Those actions came during an often-emotional, three-hour meeting Monday night when … Continue reading

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