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‘It’s big!’ Sackville OKs support for ‘monument’ to commemorate its foundries

Sackville Town Council voted unanimously last week to contribute up to $7,000 worth of labour and materials as well as up to $15,000 in cash to support plans for a massive steel monument to commemorate the Fawcett and Enterprise Foundries and … Continue reading

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No environmental impact assessment for Walker Rd. pipe plant

The provincial department of the environment has announced that the planned Walker Road plastic pipe manufacturing plant can go ahead without an environmental impact assessment (EIA). In a statement e-mailed yesterday to Warktimes, the department said its review determined that the … Continue reading

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They’re baaack! Jamie Irving to head Postmedia Board of Directors

Reports that the Irvings had given up their New Brunswick newspaper empire have suddenly proven premature with the appointment of Jamie Irving as Executive Chair of the Postmedia Board of Directors. The American-owned Postmedia chain that dominates the Canadian (and … Continue reading

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Prominent Sackville resident leaving town because of plastic pipe factory

Walker Road resident Peter Smith says he’s decided to sell his house and land and move out of Sackville after town council cleared the way for a nearby plastic drainage pipe factory without notifying property owners in the area. “We’re … Continue reading

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Province stands by decision to appoint Jennifer Borne, not Jamie Burke, as Tantramar CAO

New Brunswick’s minister of local government reform has rejected an appeal for an independent review of the hiring process for the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) in the new, amalgamated Town of Tantramar. In a letter to Sackville Town Council released … Continue reading

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Sackville poets Marilyn Lerch & Geordie Miller launch their new, anti-capitalist book

Sackville poets Marilyn Lerch and Geordie Miller warned an audience of about 35 people gathered outside Struts Gallery on Friday that we have less than a decade to save the planet and that poetry won’t be enough to do it. … Continue reading

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Supporters donate to restore Coun. Bruce Phinney’s lost pay

Several Sackville residents have contributed $1,461 so far to a GoFundMe campaign for Town Councillor Bruce Phinney. The money is meant to replace the salary he is losing after his fellow councillors suspended his pay for two months on the … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council seeks independent review of CAO hiring

Daniel Allain, the provincial minister of local government reform has agreed to meet with Mayor Mesheau to discuss the hiring of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the new Town of Tantramar, according to a e-mail message from his office … Continue reading

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Coun. Bruce Phinney hit with another round of sanctions under Sackville’s Code of Conduct

Councillor Bruce Phinney is losing two months’ pay (about $1,300) and the right to travel on behalf of the town for violating sections of council’s Code of Conduct. He will also be required to undergo “one-on-one coaching to discuss effective … Continue reading

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Tantramar CAO post goes to Dorchester’s Jennifer Borne, not Sackville’s Jamie Burke

Warktimes has learned unofficially that Jennifer Borne, current Chief Administrative Officer in Dorchester, will become the CAO of the new municipality of Tantramar. Borne, who has been Dorchester’s CAO for more than four years, was formerly a business development officer … Continue reading

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Former Sackville firefighter ‘speechless’ over new town bylaw’s complaints procedure

Former Sackville firefighter Kevin Scott says he was speechless when he heard about the town’s plan to scrap an independent grievance procedure in the bylaw that governs Sackville Fire & Rescue. “Basically, they’ve flipped me the bird,” he said today … Continue reading

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