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Construction proceeds on Lorne St. flood control project

The cold weather in Sackville this week enabled workers from Birch Hill Construction to begin digging a huge water retention pond in a marshy area south of St. James and east of Lorne Streets as part of Phase II of … Continue reading

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New info may change Sackville’s flood-risk maps

Town planner Lori Bickford says new information should be available within the next few months to help bring Sackville’s flood-risk maps up to date. During Monday’s town council meeting, Bickford said staff at the Southeast Regional Service Commission are analyzing … Continue reading

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CN freight blocks Sackville exits in December raising concerns about communication & safety

Former Mayor Pat Estabrooks was heading to a 10 a.m. out-of-town meeting on December 12th when she found herself trapped in the Sackville industrial park. “You know where we live on Beal Heights?” Estabrooks asked during a telephone interview. “Well … Continue reading

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Town engineer explains Sackville’s recent boil water order

The town of Sackville took the unusual step last week of issuing a boil water advisory for about 290 customers in Middle Sackville and announcing it publicly. “Usually boil water orders are isolated to five, 10, 20 or 30 customers … Continue reading

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Construction begins on Sackville’s latest $2 million flood control project

Birch Hill Construction Ltd. of Moncton began clearing snow and brush on marshy land south of St. James Street on Tuesday in preparation for digging a retention pond designed to hold 40,000 cubic metres of water during heavy rain storms. … Continue reading

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‘Out into the world’: New book explores life & photography of Thaddeus Holownia

Well wishers packed Sackville’s Thunder and Lightning pub on December 5 to attend the launch of the new book Lightfield about the life and photography of Thaddeus Holownia. Holownia, who recently retired from teaching in the Mount Allison University Fine Arts … Continue reading

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Sackville council passes 2019 budget with no tax increases, no cuts in services

Sackville town councillors appeared to be in an upbeat mood during their meeting last week as they approved an operating budget of just over $10.9 million, an increase of $153,509. The 2019 budget contains no property tax increases, no cuts … Continue reading

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