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Thoughts on the pandemic: David Cayley’s controversial ideas

The topic was “Immunization in the 21st Century,” and the organizers of the December 2000 Halifax conference, Health Canada and the Canadian Paediatric Society, had invited me to speak to about 800 doctors, nurses and public health officials. The medical … Continue reading

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Sackville mayoralty candidate Shawn Mesheau promises he’ll work to establish local hospital committee

Sackville councillor Shawn Mesheau says that if he’s elected mayor in the municipal elections on May 10th, he’ll work to establish a local hospital committee to act as a voice for the Tantramar region’s health care needs. “It would be … Continue reading

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Critics question mining magnate’s $5 million gift to Mt. A. Fine Arts

Joan Kuyek, veteran activist, community organizer and mining critic, says she’s not surprised that Canadian gold billionaire Pierre Lassonde would want his name on Mount Allison University’s School of Fine Arts. “The mining industry has had a long history now of … Continue reading

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Sackville Farmers Market renews its appeal for ‘permanent home’ in town-owned building

The Sackville Farmers Market renewed its call Monday for help in building a permanent, indoor location, but once again met with a lukewarm response from town council. “The market feels…that the lack of a permanent location is our most significant … Continue reading

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Anti-racism advocate cites survey to show racism exists in N.B. even though many deny it

Anti-racism campaigner Husoni Raymond is questioning why a Mount Allison University professor used him as an example to support her argument that racism doesn’t exist in New Brunswick. “NB is NOT racist,” Psychology Professor Rima Azar wrote in an online … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council hears proposal for permanent Farmers Market

Sackville Town Council has been asked once again to help create a permanent, indoor home for the Farmers Market. During a slide-show presentation earlier this month, Garth Zwicker asked councillors to lease land adjacent to the Visitor Information Centre and … Continue reading

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Chief Electoral Officer says threats faced by Mt. A. student voters did not violate the law

New Brunswick’s Chief Electoral Officer says she did not ask the RCMP to investigate “highly inappropriate” behaviour at the Sackville Civic Centre on the day of the September 14th provincial election because there was no indication an offence had occurred … Continue reading

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Sackville mayoralty candidate calls for revival of citizen committees

Sackville Mayoralty candidate Shawn Mesheau is calling for restoration of citizen committees to advise town council on how to improve day-to-day services. “Years ago when I first sat on council, we had a parks advisory committee, we had a recreation … Continue reading

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Ombud sides with town on Warktimes complaint, but calls for ‘transparency’ & ‘accountability’

New Brunswick’s Ombud has ruled that provincial legislation does not prohibit municipal representatives from meeting with town managers behind closed doors to discuss budget priorities. At the same time, the Ombud has reminded the town of the need for “transparency” … Continue reading

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Canada Safety Council warns Sackville not to allow skateboards on town streets

A spokesman for the Canada Safety Council is urging Sackville not to allow skateboarders to travel on town streets. “From a safety perspective, this makes no sense,” Lewis Smith, the Council’s manager of national projects said in a telephone interview. “Skateboarders … Continue reading

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Aiken points to ‘seamless transition’ if he’s elected Sackville’s next mayor

Ron Aiken says he’s hoping to be elected as Sackville’s next mayor on May 10th so he can continue in the job he’s been performing since October when John Higham left office. “Obviously it would be a seamless transition,” Aiken … Continue reading

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