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Critics lambaste Horizon Health and province for weekend ER closures at Sackville hospital

The Horizon Health Network and the provincial government are facing a barrage of criticism for closing weekend evening and overnight emergency services at Sackville Memorial Hospital without any consultations. “I’m disappointed that we were not approached until the last minute,” … Continue reading

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Mt. A. Professor Rima Azar banned from university campus during 7-month suspension

A Mount Allison psychology professor says she’s been banned from the university campus until December 1st when her seven-month suspension without pay is scheduled to end. Rima Azar made the disclosure during a lengthy YouTube interview with Jordan Peterson, the … Continue reading

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Canadians pay highest property taxes among industrial countries, but other taxes are lower

A researcher at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario says Canada has the highest level of property taxes among the 38 industrialized countries that are members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). “There is a decision that has … Continue reading

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Sackville re-elects incumbent councillors, delivers mayoralty victory to Shawn Mesheau

Sackville voters have given overwhelming support to incumbent town councillors and a fairly narrow 209 vote mayoralty victory to Councillor Shawn Mesheau over Acting Mayor Ron Aiken. The re-election of Councillors Andrew Black, Allison Butcher, Mike Tower, Bruce Phinney and … Continue reading

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N.B. health minister urged to upgrade Sackville hospital to community health-care hub

A local committee, which includes Acting Mayor Ron Aiken and former Mayors John Higham and Pat Estabrooks, is calling on the provincial minister of health to turn the Sackville Memorial Hospital  into a “community hub” for health care and wellness. … Continue reading

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Free speech advocates question seven month suspension of Mt. A. professor

Two prominent advocates for freedom of expression are questioning why a Mount Allison psychology professor has been suspended without pay for seven months. James Turk, director of the Centre for Free Expression at Ryerson University and Toby Mendel of the … Continue reading

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Former Sackville firefighter seeks chance to tell consultants about bullying, harassment & sexism in fire dept.

Former Sackville firefighter Kevin Scott says he needs to speak to the consultants conducting a workplace assessment of the town’s fire department, but has yet to receive an invitation to an interview. “I think they need to know that the … Continue reading

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Sackville mayoralty candidates disagree on disclosing campaign contributions

Sackville mayoralty candidates Ron Aiken and Shawn Mesheau differed today on whether to disclose the names of campaign contributors and how much each gave. “I’ve challenged the other candidates to come forward with details on the financing of their campaigns,” … Continue reading

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Sackville plans to commemorate 250th anniversary of Yorkshire immigration next year

The town of Sackville has applied for a $55,650 federal grant to fund a series of events next year commemorating the arrival of the first shipload of Yorkshire immigrants in May 1772. Among the 250th anniversary events, the Tantramar Heritage … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors pleased CAO has hired HR firm to review fire dept. allegations

Sackville’s Chief Administrative Officer says that the consulting firm the town has hired to review workplace practices in the fire department will decide on its own who will be interviewed in the course of its investigation. Jamie Burke was responding … Continue reading

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Frustration & anger: More Sackville firefighters speaking out over fire dept. woes

Current and former volunteer firefighters are coming forward with more stories about harassment, bullying and low morale at Sackville Fire & Rescue in response to a Warktimes story published on April 13th. Warktimes has also received copies of documents, letters and e-mails … Continue reading

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