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Sackville could be first in North America to get UN recognition for preserving wetlands

Sackville is seeking international recognition as the kind of small town that protects, creates and restores wetlands within its boundaries including its 75-acre Waterfowl Park. “The Waterfowl Park is, for sure, the anchor in this and is a real jewel … Continue reading

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Sackville resident appeals to town council for help in preventing tragedy on Pond Shore Rd.

A retired teacher warned Sackville Town Council last night that people’s lives are in danger because of excessive speeding on Pond Shore Road near Silver Lake. “We fear that it’s going to be a tragic accident that occurs if something … Continue reading

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Green MLA calls for proportional representation, not a smaller legislature

Local Green MLA Megan Mitton is calling on Premier Higgs to implement far-reaching electoral reform instead of musing about cutting the number of seats in the New Brunswick legislature. “Frankly, I’m disappointed to hear that type of discussion happen as … Continue reading

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MLA Megan Mitton calls on province to summon political will for big changes

Megan Mitton says one of the things she learned during her first year in the New Brunswick legislature is that there isn’t much political will to make changes. “There’s really a lot that needs to be done,” the MLA for … Continue reading

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John Higham won’t seek re-election after one term as Sackville’s mayor

John Higham has announced he will not seek re-election as the mayor of Sackville. “I had made a commitment that I would do one term as mayor and I’m going to keep that commitment,” Higham said during a brief speech … Continue reading

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Province appoints mediator to help break deadlock in contract talks at Mt. A.

It looks like Mount Allison University and the union that represents 196 full and part-time professors and librarians will be heading back to the bargaining table in January. The provincial minister of post-secondary education has appointed a mediator to help … Continue reading

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Mt. A profs and librarians prepare for strike vote as negotiating impasse continues

The union representing 196 full and part-time professors and librarians at Mt. A. says it will announce on Friday when it will hold a formal strike vote if there’s still no agreement by then on a new contract with the … Continue reading

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