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NB Greens gearing up for next provincial election, Coon says

New Brunswick Green leader David Coon says his party has already begun planning for the 2024 provincial election. “One of the things we have to do a better job at communicating across the province is why we are distinct from … Continue reading

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Sackville councillor vows to challenge suspension of medical benefits

Sackville Councillor Bruce Phinney says he’s considering the best way to challenge council’s two-month suspension of his life, health and dental insurance after someone added words to a motion that council passed in July to authorize it. “I’m just not … Continue reading

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Higgs government lacks will to solve housing crisis, Greens say

Local Green MLA Megan Mitton says she’s afraid the housing crisis in Sackville and across New Brunswick is only going to get worse because the Higgs government lacks the will to fix it. “We see what’s happened on King Street … Continue reading

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Sackville councillor opposed suspending colleague’s health benefits

Sackville Town Councillor Michael Tower says he would not have presented a motion on July 12th to suspend Councillor Bruce Phinney’s pay for two months if he had known it would include Phinney’s life, health and dental insurance. “The benefits … Continue reading

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Mt. A. prof’s new book examines corporate plunder in Canada and abroad

The Canadian state was built on the violent dispossession of Indigenous Peoples and the theft of their resources… Given this reality, is it really that surprising that environmental and social harm caused by Canadian corporations abroad does not receive much … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth’s death evokes mixed feelings in Sackville & abroad

As tributes pour in for Queen Elizabeth, there are mixed reactions to her death from around the world and here at home in Sackville: Heartfelt expressions of love, admiration and respect on the one hand, but also bitter reflections on … Continue reading

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Sackville councillor shocked over suspension of medical benefits

Sackville Councillor Bruce Phinney got a nasty surprise on Sunday when he visited a local pharmacy to get three emergency prescriptions filled and the clerk told him it looked like his medical insurance card had been cancelled. “I just couldn’t … Continue reading

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NB gov’t releases slew of documents on Sackville’s AIL pipe plant

The New Brunswick government has released more details about its decision not to require an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the plastic pipe factory now being built on Walker Road beside the Trans-Canada highway. The information is contained in 132 … Continue reading

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Expert calls Sackville’s whistleblowing policy ‘unworkable’

An expert on whistleblowing says Sackville’s volunteer firefighters are unlikely to report new instances of wrongdoing in the fire department under procedures town council approved this month. The procedures require firefighters who see activities they consider to be illegal or … Continue reading

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‘It’s big!’ Sackville OKs support for ‘monument’ to commemorate its foundries

Sackville Town Council voted unanimously last week to contribute up to $7,000 worth of labour and materials as well as up to $15,000 in cash to support plans for a massive steel monument to commemorate the Fawcett and Enterprise Foundries and … Continue reading

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No environmental impact assessment for Walker Rd. pipe plant

The provincial department of the environment has announced that the planned Walker Road plastic pipe manufacturing plant can go ahead without an environmental impact assessment (EIA). In a statement e-mailed yesterday to Warktimes, the department said its review determined that the … Continue reading

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