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Tantramar Councillors question developer’s plan for 6-storey apartment building on Main St.

Sackville developer John Lafford is seeking changes to the municipal zoning bylaw so he can construct a six-storey, 71 unit apartment building at 131 Main Street, but judging from their initial reactions, Tantramar councillors have many questions and concerns. Town … Continue reading

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Confidential report recommends improvements in Sackville-area health services

The New Wark Times has filed a Right to Information request for a confidential report that recommends improving access to primary caregivers such as family doctors and nurse practitioners in the Sackville area. The report also calls for improving mental … Continue reading

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Mt. A. conference discusses Indigenous treaty rights and the legacy of Donald Marshall Jr.

Nearly 25 years after the Supreme Court upheld the Indigenous treaty right to fish for a moderate livelihood, many contentious issues remain to be settled, including the definition of moderate livelihood. That was one clear message from a two-day conference … Continue reading

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Tantramar Town Council hears resident complaints about high taxes & few municipal services

The spectator gallery was crowded Tuesday night as more than 50 residents showed up to watch Tantramar Town Council discuss several controversial topics including the thorny issue of tax rates. Former Sackville councillor Ken Hicks, who lives in Frosty Hollow, … Continue reading

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Tantramar council votes not to remove Dorchester’s sandpiper statue

Sandpiper Shep will stay on her perch in Dorchester’s village square after Tantramar council voted unanimously tonight not to remove her. At the same time, council directed the town engineer to confirm that Shep was installed safely “with the understanding … Continue reading

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Sandpiper Shep returns to Dorchester perch amid questions & controversy

After a three year absence, Shep, the world’s largest semipalmated sandpiper, returned to the village square in Dorchester on Saturday, even though Tantramar town council has not approved installation of the giant statue or allocated money for it. “I’m calling … Continue reading

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Fire destroys landmark restaurant leaving Mt. A. students & university staffer homeless

An early morning fire destroyed one of Sackville’s best-known and most-loved restaurants Friday while leaving four Mount Allison students and a university staff member temporarily homeless. Joey’s Pizza, Pasta, Bar & Grill had been a fixture on York Street for … Continue reading

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Councillor’s 16-hour wait in Moncton ER lends drama to meeting with Horizon CEO

Councillor Bruce Phinney’s recent 16 hour and 20 minute wait to see an emergency room doctor in Moncton gave a sense of drama to Tantramar Council’s meeting yesterday with the interim president and CEO of the Horizon Health Network. “I’m … Continue reading

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10 firms vying for Tantramar logo & branding contract worth up to $60K

The Town of Tantramar has received proposals from 10 companies hoping to win the contract to design a municipal logo and help the town develop its “brand.” Clerk Donna Beal opened the boxes containing the proposals at 11 a.m. today … Continue reading

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Tantramar council approves $3.8 million capital budget with $185K electric Zamboni

The plan to replace the old, propane-powered Zamboni at Sackville’s Civic Centre with a new $185,000 electric one was one of the highlights as Tantramar Town Council approved a 2023 capital budget yesterday of just over $3.8 million. Council authorized … Continue reading

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