Category Archives: COVID-19

Sackville’s competing rallies for freedom in Bill Johnstone park

About 25 protesters from across New Brunswick brought the World Wide Rally for Freedom 13.0 to Bill Johnstone Memorial Park on Saturday while about three times that number joined a counter demonstration to support the right of LGBTQ students in … Continue reading

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New play about weathering COVID-19 premieres in Sackville marking pandemic’s 3rd anniversary

On the third anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tantramar residents are being invited to a free performance of Charlie Rhindress’s new play, We’re  Still Here: Tales from 2020 and Beyond. The premiere is happening at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, … Continue reading

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Anti-mask protesters gather in Sackville: ‘We shouldn’t be muzzling our children’

A dozen anti-mask protesters gathered today on Main Street at the entrance to Tantramar Regional High School. “I’m here just for the freedom of our kids,”said Kate Serre who said she helped organize the protest on behalf of her grandchildren … Continue reading

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Sackville rally and walk to support front-line workers

About three dozen people, many waving yellow solidarity fists, gathered at Sackville Memorial Hospital Saturday before walking down Main Street to the Farmers Market. They were taking part in one of several rallies and walks in New Brunswick to support … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the pandemic: David Cayley’s controversial ideas

The topic was “Immunization in the 21st Century,” and the organizers of the December 2000 Halifax conference, Health Canada and the Canadian Paediatric Society, had invited me to speak to about 800 doctors, nurses and public health officials. The medical … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council discusses mandatory mask-wearing in public

Sackville Town Council is considering asking New Brunswick’s Chief Medical Officer of Health to require people to wear masks in public to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The idea for sending that formal request to Dr. Jennifer Russell … Continue reading

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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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