Category Archives: Amherst

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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