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No objections at public hearing to small Sackville pot grow-op

Sackville moved a step closer to getting its first legal marijuana growing operation last week when town council held a formal public hearing on a proposal to set up a 2,150 square-foot cannabis greenhouse off Main Street near School Lane … Continue reading

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Backgrounder on why Warktimes was wrong about children as young as six being allowed to ride ATVs on Sackville streets

During the public question period at Monday’s town council meeting, Mayor John Higham raised concerns about the accuracy of a Warktimes report that quoted a spokesman for New Brunswick’s off-road vehicle enforcement unit. On May 20, the spokesman told Warktimes … Continue reading

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Treasurer says Sackville might have to raise taxes to pay for flood control project, but only in ‘worst-case scenario’

Sackville Treasurer Michael Beal told council on Monday night that while a tax increase might be needed to finance the Phase III completion of the Lorne Street flood control project, it would only be required as part of what he … Continue reading

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Phinney calls for dismissal of senior town staff as Sackville councillors debate future of flood control project

In a 6-2 vote Monday, Sackville Town Council approved applying for more money to complete Phase III of the Lorne Street flood control project at a cost to the town of between $1.24 and $1.52 million. If the application is … Continue reading

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Cool clear water: EOS testing new rain-friendly asphalt in Sackville

Town workers used a backhoe this week to rip up pavement and dig soil from a parking space on Ford Avenue beside Bill Johnstone Memorial Park. Then, they filled the hole with gravel to prepare for the installation of permeable … Continue reading

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Questions raised about discovery of contaminated materials during ‘learning day’ tour of Sackville’s new flood control project

More than 50 land-use planners, government officials, academics and members of environmental organizations visited Sackville Tuesday to learn about the town’s climate change adaptation projects including the new $2.5 million flood control pond that is still under construction. The event, … Continue reading

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Sackville manager says onus was on the town, not CN, in property swap

Sackville manager Jamie Burke says the town was in a difficult position when it was negotiating with CN to acquire just over 6.7 acres from the railway for the construction of a big flood control pond south of St. James … Continue reading

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