Category Archives: Environment

Councillor O’Neil says Sackville’s new town hall shows commitment to fighting climate change

To some, Sackville’s $13 million town hall is a symbol of the town’s vibrant culture and its relative prosperity; to others it stands for waste and extravagance, a costly Taj Mahal. But during last week’s council meeting, Councillor Joyce O’Neil … Continue reading

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Councillor Black apologizes for ‘dire views’ but stands by his pessimism about climate change

Sackville Town Councillor Andrew Black apologized for his “dire views” about the future of the planet during last Monday’s council meeting. At the same time however, Black said he stands by comments he made during an earlier council meeting on … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council stops short of declaring climate emergency

A group of local citizens expressed disappointment Monday night after Sackville Town Council stopped short of declaring a climate emergency. Instead, council passed a unanimous resolution acknowledging that “the world faces a climate crisis.” Among other things, the resolution also … Continue reading

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Sackville town council grapples with climate change in emotional session

Sackville Town Council spent 40 minutes on Monday at its first April meeting hearing about and discussing what can be done to avoid the worst effects of climate change. The meeting brought forth warnings and pessimism, but also practical suggestions … Continue reading

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Mitton raises opposition to Westcock quarry in N.B. legislature

MLA Megan Mitton took opposition to a proposed rock quarry in Westcock near Sackville to the floor of the New Brunswick legislature today. During a short members’ statement, the MLA for Memramcook-Tantramar pointed out there is already a quarry in … Continue reading

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Westcock residents gather to fight proposed quarry

More than 80 people turned out for a meeting Wednesday evening at St. Ann’s Church Hall in Westcock, where residents heard details about a rock quarry that Bowser Construction of Sackville wants to operate off British Settlement Road. Everyone who … Continue reading

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Residents west of Sackville getting set to fight proposed quarry

Residents in British Settlement and Westcock are gearing up to fight another quarry in their area — a quarry that they fear would destroy property values, jeopardize water supplies, endanger the stability of their homes and pose a threat to … Continue reading

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