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Sackville mayor asks province for $60k to avoid property tax hike

Sackville Town Council has delayed passing the 2018 municipal budget until January after asking the provincial minister of local government for nearly $60,000 to cover its financial shortfall. It means that the town will defer any property tax increases until council … Continue reading

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NS company buying land on Cattail Ridge, but no word yet on development plans

A Nova Scotia development company that builds and leases rental properties is buying a large chunk of land in Sackville across from the Ultramar gas station on Cattail Ridge. The land, extending about 600 feet along Cattail Ridge from the Westmorland … Continue reading

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Declining enrolment at Mount Allison University

Mount Allison experienced a significant decline in first-year enrolment this year according to the university’s vice president of finance. Robert Inglis told Sackville town councillors Monday night that Mt. A. had planned to attract 700 new students this fall, but … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors OK tax hike in 2018 budget

During a special budget meeting Wednesday night, Sackville councillors directed town staff to prepare a 2018 budget with property tax increases that would affect both homeowners and businesses. If, as seems certain, council approves the increases on December 11, the … Continue reading

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Sackville questioned about environmental impact of $2.9 million flood-control project

The Town of Sackville and Crandall Engineering of Moncton must answer a series of environmental questions before construction can begin on a massive flood-control project in a 33 acre (13.4 hectare) area between Lorne Street and the Tantramar River. The … Continue reading

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Supreme Court releases Lordon Report; town lawyer says it’s not confidential

The Supreme Court of Canada has released a copy of the Lordon Report to The New Wark Times and Sackville’s lawyer has abandoned claims that the report is confidential and cannot be published. The 55-page report is in Supreme Court files as … Continue reading

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Town plans to dig three ponds to handle Lorne St. flooding

Phase two of the Lorne Street reconstruction project will likely include three ponds to store storm water that flows into the downtown from the old Sackville quarry during heavy rains. Pierre Plourde of Crandall Engineering showed a diagram of the … Continue reading

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