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Main candidates reveal strategies during election forum at Sackville Town Hall

The three main candidates in Memramcook-Tantramar took part in a lively 90 minute forum last night that showed their varying strategies for wooing voters in the September 14 provincial election. Green candidate Megan Mitton emphasized her experience speaking up for … Continue reading

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People’s Alliance drops Heather Collins as its candidate in Memramcook-Tantramar

A big gap appears on the People’s Alliance online list of candidates after the New Brunswick party abruptly dropped Memramcook-Tantramar hopeful Heather Collins from its election roster when CBC discovered she had complained in 2019 Twitter posts about the number of Muslim … Continue reading

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Small nuclear reactors: Answer to energy needs & climate change or costly & dangerous turn in the wrong direction?

Both PC Premier Blaine Higgs and New Brunswick Liberal leader Kevin Vickers are touting the benefits of small modular nuclear reactors as they stump the province during the 2020 election campaign. The leaders of the province’s big political parties see the … Continue reading

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In uncertain COVID-19 summer election, lack of Mt. A. campus voting may not change much

“Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.” —Phaedrus On that sunny October day in 2018 when a New Brunswick judge confirmed Megan Mitton’s 11-vote … Continue reading

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Setting the record straight: Why PA candidate refused to be interviewed

The People’s Alliance candidate in Memramcook-Tantramar has given her version of events about why she declined to be interviewed as part of Warktimes election coverage. Heather Collins was responding to my post to the Facebook group Sackville NB Community Concerns … Continue reading

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Memramcook mayor announces new plan to stop sale of historic site as he challenges political candidates to defend it

The Mayor of Memramcook has launched a two-pronged attack against the Higgs government’s rumoured plan to sell one of the village’s most historic buildings to a private buyer. During a public meeting today, Michel Gaudet called on the provincial government … Continue reading

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Memramcook-Tantramar Independent candidate woos voters with street-corner piano

Jefferson George Wright, a 38-year-old Independent candidate, says the piano on the corner of Sackville’s Bridge and Main Streets was one of the things that made him decide to run in Memramcook-Tantramar. “Music is a gift, tones travelling through space … Continue reading

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Sackville doctor supports Green plan for more local say over hospital services

A well-known doctor in Sackville says he agrees with the Green Party that small, rural hospitals don’t have nearly enough say in the kinds of medical services they provide. Allison Dysart was commenting on Green Party leader David Coon’s plan … Continue reading

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Green and Liberal leaders use different political messages during Sackville hospital stop

The leaders of the provincial Green and Liberal parties visited Sackville today to defend the local hospital, but David Coon and Kevin Vickers had very different political messages. Both made it clear they would not cut overnight emergency room services, … Continue reading

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Higgs’s snap election makes voting harder for young and old, critics say

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs is coming under fire for calling a provincial election that could deprive both older and younger people of an opportunity to vote. “In my mind, Mr. Higgs saw an opportunity to have a low voter … Continue reading

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Local Liberal candidate, Maxime Bourgeois, says rural communities need better services, not cuts in services

Maxime Bourgeois, the 34-year-old Liberal candidate in Memramcook-Tantramar says PC leader Blaine Higgs tried to recruit him to run for the Conservatives in the 2018 provincial election, but he decided his political sympathies lay with the Liberals instead. “I really … Continue reading

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