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Mount Allison students returning to classes Monday after tentative agreements end six-day strike

Mount Allison University and its full and part-time professors and librarians have reached tentative agreements ending the six-day strike that began last Monday. Both sides announced the agreements today after a marathon bargaining session that lasted well into the early … Continue reading

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Amherst mayor talks about flooding, climate change and youth at Sackville forum

Amherst Mayor David Kogon says one of the options for protecting the transportation corridor on the Chignecto Isthmus could be to elevate both the TransCanada highway and the CN Rail line to prevent flood waters from cutting the commercial links … Continue reading

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Sackville town councillors respond to RCMP complaint about public police briefings

After six months of holding RCMP briefings in public, two Sackville town councillors have signalled it may be time to start hearing from the police again behind closed doors. During last night’s town council meeting, Councillor Bill Evans suggested that … Continue reading

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Classes cancelled as Mount Allison professors and librarians walk off the job

Classes have been cancelled for about 2,200 students at Mount Allison University in Sackville where more than 200 full and part-time professors and librarians have walked off the job — their second strike in six years. “We’re very upset,” Matthew … Continue reading

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Another flood study? Just work on solutions, says Mt. A. professor

A scientist who teaches at Mount Allison University is wondering why the federal and provincial governments are commissioning a year-long, $700,000 study to find ways of preventing flooding on the Chignecto Isthmus, the 20 kilometre strip of land that connects … Continue reading

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Mount Allison University heading for second faculty strike in six years

Barring a last-minute breakthrough, it appears that about 150 full-time professors and librarians at Mount Allison University will walk off the job next week, their second strike in six years. The Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) has set a strike … Continue reading

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Sackville forum discusses need to help students with disabilities

Participants at last Thursday’s forum on the future of public education seemed to agree that New Brunswick’s schools are among the best in the world, but they also raised concerns about the unmet needs of students with disabilities. The roughly … Continue reading

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