Category Archives: Environment

Hundreds rally in Sackville demanding government action on climate change

The academic quadrangle at Mount Allison University rang with chants today as hundreds of mainly young voices rose in unison: “What do we want? Climate justice! When do we want it? Now!” As striking students waved placards with messages such … Continue reading

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Roadkill: A sad story and a solution worth fighting for

Conservation biologist Sabine Dietz e-mailed Warktimes this month to tell a sad story about a family of river otters that were sighted and photographed several times this summer in the Sackville Waterfowl Park. Dietz, who is also a environmental consultant, reported … Continue reading

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Sackville Waterfowl Park celebrated as environmental gem on its 30th anniversary

Sackville celebrated the 30th anniversary of its Waterfowl Park on Saturday with speeches, music, a short play, birthday cake and hotdogs. “Having the Waterfowl Park in Sackville has shaped my life,” MLA Megan Mitton told the crowd that had gathered … Continue reading

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Unveiling of Lund monument highlights 30th anniversary celebration of Waterfowl Park

Mayor John Higham and Kenneth Lund officially dedicated Daniel Lund Park on Saturday as part of the 30th anniversary celebration of the Sackville Waterfowl Park. They unveiled a monument to Daniel Lund, who assembled nearly 20 acres of marsh, meadow … Continue reading

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Cool clear water: EOS testing new rain-friendly asphalt in Sackville

Town workers used a backhoe this week to rip up pavement and dig soil from a parking space on Ford Avenue beside Bill Johnstone Memorial Park. Then, they filled the hole with gravel to prepare for the installation of permeable … Continue reading

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Questions raised about discovery of contaminated materials during ‘learning day’ tour of Sackville’s new flood control project

More than 50 land-use planners, government officials, academics and members of environmental organizations visited Sackville Tuesday to learn about the town’s climate change adaptation projects including the new $2.5 million flood control pond that is still under construction. The event, … Continue reading

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Work continues on $2 million Sackville flood control project in spite of delays

It’s taking longer than expected to dispose of about 9,000 tonnes of contaminated soil that was discovered during the digging of a 40,000 cubic metre flood retention pond near Lorne Street in downtown Sackville. Town manager Jamie Burke says the … Continue reading

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