Category Archives: COVID-19

Mt. A. lays off workers anticipating millions in losses because of COVID-19

Mount Allison President Jean-Paul Boudreau says the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including an anticipated drop in student enrollment, will result in a substantial shortfall in university revenues. “It will be in the millions, it will be less than $10 … Continue reading

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Sackville’s finances OK despite COVID-19, but town council reluctant to invest in Economic Recovery Fund

It appears that Sackville is doing better financially during the COVID-19 pandemic than other New Brunswick municipalities. Sackville Treasurer Michael Beal says that so far, the town is $132,500 under budget with savings outweighing losses in revenue. “Overall, I see … Continue reading

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Sackville councillor raises concerns over re-opening playground and beach at Lillas Fawcett Park

Sackville Councillor Shawn Mesheau has expressed concern about the town’s re-opening of the natural playground and the beach at Lillas Fawcett Park with plans for student lifeguards to be on duty beginning July 1st. “On a good day in the … Continue reading

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Hundreds gather in Sackville for anti-racism vigil

Nearly 300 people gathered outside Sackville’s main post office today as part of a silent vigil to protest against racism. Participants were responding to an invitation on Facebook yesterday from former Sackville poet laureate Marilyn Lerch who wrote: “I would like … Continue reading

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MLA Megan Mitton calls for more government help to keep small businesses afloat

Green Party MLA Megan Mitton says recent business closures in Sackville show that small businesses need better government supports as they try to cope with the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a telephone interview with Warktimes, Mitton referred to … Continue reading

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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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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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