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Sackville mayoralty candidate calls for revival of citizen committees

Sackville Mayoralty candidate Shawn Mesheau is calling for restoration of citizen committees to advise town council on how to improve day-to-day services. “Years ago when I first sat on council, we had a parks advisory committee, we had a recreation … Continue reading

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Ombud sides with town on Warktimes complaint, but calls for ‘transparency’ & ‘accountability’

New Brunswick’s Ombud has ruled that provincial legislation does not prohibit municipal representatives from meeting with town managers behind closed doors to discuss budget priorities. At the same time, the Ombud has reminded the town of the need for “transparency” … Continue reading

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Canada Safety Council warns Sackville not to allow skateboards on town streets

A spokesman for the Canada Safety Council is urging Sackville not to allow skateboarders to travel on town streets. “From a safety perspective, this makes no sense,” Lewis Smith, the Council’s manager of national projects said in a telephone interview. “Skateboarders … Continue reading

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Aiken points to ‘seamless transition’ if he’s elected Sackville’s next mayor

Ron Aiken says he’s hoping to be elected as Sackville’s next mayor on May 10th so he can continue in the job he’s been performing since October when John Higham left office. “Obviously it would be a seamless transition,” Aiken … Continue reading

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Mesheau & Aiken in the running to become Sackville’s next mayor

Councillor Shawn Mesheau says the need for collaboration, consultation and citizen engagement will be key themes in his campaign to become Sackville’s mayor in the municipal elections on May 10th. He’s also stressing issues such as health care, climate change … Continue reading

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New study urges big public spenders in Atlantic Canada to buy local

A newly released study suggests that public institutions such as Mount Allison University and the Town of Sackville could generate greater wealth in Atlantic Canadian communities if they bought more of their goods and services locally. “It’s money that stays … Continue reading

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Opinion: No future in fossil fuels, Trudeau should act now to protect workers

By Vallie Stearns-Anderson Dear editor, In response to US President Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline, economist Jim Stanford made an interesting statement. Stanford said: “it is now undeniable: fossil fuels will disappear from most uses in the … Continue reading

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Retired Sackville doctor welcomes consultations on health care

A retired doctor is welcoming the newly released provincial discussion paper on health care because he feels it touches on the main issues facing the system. “I think those (main issues) are there and I think that’s a good starting … Continue reading

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RCMP continues to investigate calf’s death in Dorchester

Sgt. Paul Gagné, head of the RCMP’s Sackville detachment, says the investigation into the death of a farm animal in Dorchester hasn’t been completed yet. The Mounties began their investigation on December 30th after residents reported that a 600 pound … Continue reading

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Acting Mayor Aiken calls for more services at Sackville’s hospital, not provincial cuts

Acting Mayor Ron Aiken says the Higgs government should be expanding services at the Sackville Memorial Hospital not cutting them. In a letter to the provincial health minister, Aiken writes that providing services in Sackville such as CT and MRI … Continue reading

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Sackville installs new outdoor sculpture as town council seeks money for final phase of flood control project

Sackville’s newest outdoor sculpture is now standing 15 feet tall beside the Lorne Street flood control pond ready to record the winds and divert the rain. Installation of the $25,000 cattail weathervane, called The Chignecto Balance, coincides with town council’s … Continue reading

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