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Sackville Town Council approves COVID-19 financial relief during online meeting

Sackville Town Council has approved a number of measures, including a $20 rebate on water and sewer bills, to help residents cope with the financial stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s just a way of giving people a break during … Continue reading

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Mount Allison chaplain moving to new post in Ottawa

Mount Allison Chaplain John Perkin says he’ll miss his pastoral work and his teaching at the university, but after 27 years, he feels it’s time to move on. “I was coming to the end of my Mt. A. time,” Perkin … Continue reading

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Green MLA Megan Mitton says COVID-19 shows need for guaranteed income and crackdown on ‘corporate tax dodgers’

New Brunswick Green Party MLA Megan Mitton says that although the COVID-19 pandemic has created new problems, it has also exposed some that already exist. “Now more than ever there is a need to de-couple labour from income and ensure … Continue reading

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Burke appointed Sackville CAO amid concerns about COVID-19

Concerns about the threats posed by the COVID-19 pandemic dominated a telephone meeting that Sackville Town Council held more than a week ago on Monday, April 6. The town released a 13-minute recording of the meeting today during which town … Continue reading

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In 7-1 vote, Sackville Town Council appoints Jamie Burke as CAO

Sackville Town Council has chosen one of the town’s senior managers as its new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). During a telephone meeting Monday night, six councillors and the deputy mayor voted to appoint Jamie Burke to the top administrative post … Continue reading

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MLA Mitton announces Tantramar task force to help people weather COVID-19 pandemic

Memramcook-Tantramar MLA Megan Mitton has announced the formation of a high-powered task force, the first of its kind in the province, to co-ordinate a response to the COVID-19 pandemic in southeastern New Brunswick. Mitton says the Tantramar COVID-19 Task Force … Continue reading

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Local councillor regrets temporary shutdown of Sackville’s weekly paper

Sackville Town Councillor Shawn Mesheau says he was sorry to hear that the Sackville Tribune-Post has suspended publication for three months. “My thoughts go out to the employees affected in our community as they adjust to this,” he wrote in an e-mail … Continue reading

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