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Cape Sharp Tidal can’t say when its turbine will go back in the water

Cape Sharp’s tidal turbine, recovered from the Minas Passage on June 15, is still undergoing repairs and upgrades in the harbour at Saint John, N.B. and the company can’t say when it might be re-deployed at its testing site west … Continue reading

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Tired of waiting, Sackville’s Ultramar owners ditch plan for fast-food drive-thru

The owners of the Ultramar gas station and convenience store near Trans-Canada Highway Exit 506 have abandoned their plans for a fast-food restaurant with a drive-thru window. Instead, Wendy and Kelly Alder are now selling natural gas as a fuel … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors hear about wide range of projects they will be asked to approve

Town engineer Dwayne Acton was the star of the show on Monday evening as he briefed Sackville’s mayor, deputy mayor and councillors about a wide range of projects some of which council will be asked to approve at its next … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors asked to approve impaired driving and boating signs

Sackville Town Council is being asked to approve three bilingual signs urging people to dial the emergency number 911 if they spot impaired drivers and a fourth calling on them to report impaired boaters. If Council agrees, the driving signs … Continue reading

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Town staff quickly re-paint Sackville ‘pride’ crosswalks to fix pink & green

Controversy erupted on social media this week after Sackville’s mayor, deputy mayor and four councillors joined representatives from Mount Allison University and an LGBTQ advocate to put the finishing touches on one of three rainbow crosswalks. The crosswalks, on Main … Continue reading

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Three new names announced for Sackville Arts Wall

The Sackville Arts Wall Committee has announced its 2017 inductees. The late musician and dancer Mary Connelly, artist and photographer Thaddeus Holownia and singer-songwriter Julie Doiron are joining the distinguished writers, performers and artists whose photos and biographies are displayed … Continue reading

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In 7-1 vote, Sackville councillors approve pay hike for town managers

It appears Sackville managers will be getting substantial raises this year to bring their salaries more in line with unionized workers on the town’s payroll. At their meeting last night, a majority of councillors approved a one-time “catch up” over … Continue reading

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