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Mohawk Grand Chief speaks out against installing Cougar in Sackville’s Memorial Park

The Grand Chief of the Mohawk First Nation at Kanesatake, Quebec is urging the 8th Canadian Hussars to stand by its decision to withdraw the gift of a Cougar armoured personnel carrier for display in Sackville’s Memorial Park. Chief Serge … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors hear pros and cons of Cougar memorial at packed town hall meeting

It was standing room only at Sackville Town Council Tuesday night as about 100 people turned out to hear presentations for and against installing an armoured military vehicle known as a Cougar in Memorial Park. Alex Thomas, who led the … Continue reading

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Hussars withdraw gift of armoured vehicle for Sackville’s Memorial Park amid concerns about its use during Oka Crisis

The 8th Canadian Hussars have withdrawn the controversial gift of a Cougar armoured vehicle for installation in Sackville’s Memorial Park. James Lockyer, the regiment’s honorary colonel, confirmed the donation had been withdrawn during a telephone interview on Saturday. He said … Continue reading

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Sackville Waterfowl Park celebrated as environmental gem on its 30th anniversary

Sackville celebrated the 30th anniversary of its Waterfowl Park on Saturday with speeches, music, a short play, birthday cake and hotdogs. “Having the Waterfowl Park in Sackville has shaped my life,” MLA Megan Mitton told the crowd that had gathered … Continue reading

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Sackville legion president ‘disgusted’ by vandalism in Memorial Park

The Sackville detachment of the RCMP is trying to find out who spray painted lewd images of penises on both sides and the top of an armoured military vehicle last weekend in the town’s Memorial Park. Alf Walker, first vice-president … Continue reading

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Unveiling of Lund monument highlights 30th anniversary celebration of Waterfowl Park

Mayor John Higham and Kenneth Lund officially dedicated Daniel Lund Park on Saturday as part of the 30th anniversary celebration of the Sackville Waterfowl Park. They unveiled a monument to Daniel Lund, who assembled nearly 20 acres of marsh, meadow … Continue reading

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Sackville postpones installing military vehicle in Memorial Park after residents voice opposition

Mayor John Higham has directed town staff to postpone installing an armoured military vehicle known as a Cougar in Sackville’s Memorial Park until town council hears from people who are speaking up against the installation. Higham says most councillors agreed … Continue reading

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