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Sackville’s mayor apologizes to council, staff and citizens for not correcting false claims

Mayor John Higham took the unusual step Tuesday of apologizing to the citizens of Sackville, municipal councillors and town staff for his failure to correct what he termed fabrications, falsehoods and libellous statements in relation to Phase II of the … Continue reading

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Sackville’s mayor says new Waterfowl Park Rotary Bridge helps tell environmental story

About 50 people gathered today under a sunny, blue sky to watch the official opening of the $50,000 Rotary Bridge project linking Sackville’s 55-acre Waterfowl Park with a 20-acre park extension on land donated by the late Daniel Lund. “Some … Continue reading

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Artistic drawings on Sackville’s Sports Wall of Fame may not be scrapped after all

Sackville Town Council passed a unanimous motion Tuesday night asking for a delay in replacing the charcoal drawings on the Sports Wall of Fame (SWOF) with smaller 8 x 10 inch plaques. The motion by Deputy Mayor Ron Aiken also … Continue reading

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As plans move ahead for Sackville dog park, councillors learn it could cost $80K

At their meeting this week, Sackville councillors learned that the town’s first dog park could cost about $80,000, more than triple the $25,000 available for it in this year’s budget. As a result, town manager Jamie Burke recommended that council … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors set to spend $210K to complete Phase II of Lorne St. flood control project

It looks like Phase Two of the Lorne Street political, financial and environmental roller-coaster ride is nearing its end. Town councillors are expected to approve spending $210,000 next week to complete the $1.9 million project that so far has kept … Continue reading

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Anger & regret: Former Sackville mayors speak about changes to the Sports Wall of Fame

Former Sackville Mayor Pat Estabrooks says town council’s recent decision to replace the charcoal drawings on the Sports Wall of Fame (SWOF) with smaller plaques shows that some local politicians are completely out of touch. “I just disagree totally,” Estabrooks … Continue reading

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Mt. A. environmental conference hears about the ‘Indianness’ perspective on climate change

About 50 participants in an environmental conference at Mount Allison University got a lesson in the cultural meaning of making direct eye contact yesterday from Noel Milliea, an elder from the Elsipogtog First Nation. Milliea told his audience of teachers, … Continue reading

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