Category Archives: Amherst

Re-elected Cumberland North MLA pledges to work with Nova Scotia’s new gov’t, but won’t seek to re-join PC caucus

Re-elected Independent MLA Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin says she has no immediate plans to try to re-join Nova Scotia’s Progressive Conservative party which won 31 of the 55 seats in yesterday’s provincial election, enough for a comfortable majority. “Right now, my focus … Continue reading

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NS Election: PC David Wightman battles ‘heavy guns’ in Cumberland North

The Progressive Conservative candidate in Cumberland North says his campaign got off to a slow start in the August 17 Nova Scotia election after his party expelled the sitting MLA, Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin. “There was no Conservative candidate in Cumberland North … Continue reading

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NS Election: NDP candidate Lauren Skabar pushes for higher minimum wage, permanent rent controls

Lauren Skabar says she’s been involved with the New Democratic Party for as long as she can remember. “I would go with my parents to different events and different debates, [and] I’ve been a card-carrying member since I was 14, … Continue reading

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NS Election: Liberal Bill Casey promises to fight for Cumberland’s special needs

Former federal Member of Parliament Bill Casey says he’s running for the provincial Liberals in the August 17th Nova Scotia election mainly because officials in Halifax do not recognize the special needs of an area that borders on a neighbouring … Continue reading

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Sackville arborist launches pilot project to preserve stately elms

Sackville businessman Kevin Anderson has launched a pilot project to preserve dozens of stately elm trees in southeastern New Brunswick and nearby northern Nova Scotia. “I’m sticking my neck out a bit here, but it’s worth it to save the … 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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Saltwire announces more cuts as Amherst weekly papers merge

Saltwire, the company that owns most Nova Scotia newspapers, including the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, has announced major cuts at some of the smaller papers it bought just over a year ago from the Quebec-based company Transcontinental Inc. As part of the changes, … Continue reading

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Liquor stores vie for sales along short stretch of TransCanada highway

Travellers on the 20 kilometre stretch of TransCanada Highway between Sackville and Amherst will soon have a fourth store where they can buy liquor, wine and beer making it easier and more convenient for drinkers who own cars while imposing … Continue reading

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Sackville paper closes offices and cuts staff to save money

The Sackville Tribune-Post has closed its downtown offices at 80 Main Street until further notice, but will continue to publish the weekly paper on Wednesdays. The money-saving measure will eliminate one part-time employee who worked the front desk. Managing Editor Scott Doherty … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors urge feds to restore Via Rail service before it’s too late

Sackville Town Council voted unanimously last week to support the campaign to restore Via Rail’s Ocean passenger service that runs through Sackville on its route between Halifax and Montreal. Councillors asked Mayor Higham to write a letter to the federal … Continue reading

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Mayors call for meeting on threat of catastrophic marsh flooding

The mayors of Sackville and Amherst along with the warden of Nova Scotia’s Cumberland County are calling on federal and provincial officials to meet with them soon to discuss the threat of catastrophic flooding across the Tantramar marshes. In a … Continue reading

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