Category Archives: Environment

Sackville Town Council approves fireworks display during Fall Fair

In a 7-1 vote, Sackville Town Council has approved a fireworks display during this year’s Fall Fair in spite of concerns about potentially adverse environmental effects. “It’s nearly impossible to assign a numerical value to the impact that the fireworks … Continue reading

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LSD leaders resign over province’s refusal to enforce blasting regulations in Westcock/British Settlement

Five local leaders in the Westcock, British Settlement area have resigned their elected positions over the provincial government’s failure to regulate rock blasting near rural homes. “The issues in our area have been ongoing for years,” writes Roger Gouchie, Chair … Continue reading

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Sackville may get full-time climate change co-ordinator after all

Sackville town staff have applied for a $63,500 provincial grant to hire a full-time climate-change co-ordinator for two years. “The idea is to pilot the position to test its value and effectiveness,” Kieran Miller, the new senior manager of corporate … Continue reading

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No money for climate change co-ordinator in 2021 Sackville budget

It appears that the Mayor’s Rountable on Climate Change will not be getting the $25,000 next year that it requested from Sackville Town Council to help hire a full-time, professional co-ordinator. During Monday’s council meeting, CAO Jamie Burke explained why … Continue reading

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Small nuclear reactors: Answer to energy needs & climate change or costly & dangerous turn in the wrong direction?

Both PC Premier Blaine Higgs and New Brunswick Liberal leader Kevin Vickers are touting the benefits of small modular nuclear reactors as they stump the province during the 2020 election campaign. The leaders of the province’s big political parties see the … Continue reading

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Sackville Roundtable on Climate Change seeking $125K annual budget

The Mayor’s Roundtable on Climate Change plans to seek an annual budget of $125,000 including money to hire a full-time co-ordinator. During Monday’s Sackville Town Council meeting, retired wildlife biologist Richard Elliot said the Roundtable has already benefited from the work … Continue reading

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Sackville’s new $25K sculpture could show which way the winds are blowing on climate change

Sackville Town Council will be asked to approve a public art installation next week that would depict a 15-foot-high metal cattail with a working weathervane on top and a compass at its base. The stainless steel and chrome sculpture, called … Continue reading

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Sackville developer fells downtown trees to potentially make way for three-storey apartments

Sackville developer Gordon Beal has suggested he may try for a third time to win approval for a three-storey, 18-unit apartment building behind the historic Allison/Fisher/Fawcett House at 131 Main Street. Beal recently cleared trees and bushes from the large … Continue reading

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Sackville arborist launches pilot project to preserve stately elms

Sackville businessman Kevin Anderson has launched a pilot project to preserve dozens of stately elm trees in southeastern New Brunswick and nearby northern Nova Scotia. “I’m sticking my neck out a bit here, but it’s worth it to save the … Continue reading

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Amherst mayor talks about flooding, climate change and youth at Sackville forum

Amherst Mayor David Kogon says one of the options for protecting the transportation corridor on the Chignecto Isthmus could be to elevate both the TransCanada highway and the CN Rail line to prevent flood waters from cutting the commercial links … Continue reading

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Sackville could be first in North America to get UN recognition for preserving wetlands

Sackville is seeking international recognition as the kind of small town that protects, creates and restores wetlands within its boundaries including its 75-acre Waterfowl Park. “The Waterfowl Park is, for sure, the anchor in this and is a real jewel … Continue reading

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