Category Archives: Environment

Indigenous historian urges scrapping investments in fossil fuels

The campaign to get Mount Allison University to pull its investments from big fossil fuel companies got a boost this week from a Lakota historian who helped lead the fight against an oil pipeline in North Dakota. LaDonna Brave Bull … Continue reading

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Be prepared, flood risk workshop hears extreme weather is here to stay

“Don’t be scared, be prepared,” Serge Dupuis told an audience of about 40 people in Sackville on Saturday. The professor of civil engineering at Université de Moncton was addressing a workshop on reducing flood risk in an era of climate … Continue reading

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Would-be Mt. A. president quizzed on university investments in fossil fuels

The sole candidate to become the next president of Mount Allison University faced what he acknowledged were “tough questions” Monday as he talked with dozens of students on campus during a pizza lunch in Gracie’s Café. Jean-Paul Boudreau, who teaches … Continue reading

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Ambitious plans for expansion of Sackville Waterfowl Park on its 30th anniversary

The Town of Sackville is planning two big extensions to its 55-acre Waterfowl Park this year as the park turns 30. At his New Year’s levee last Monday, Mayor John Higham talked about the town acquiring a “significant portion of … Continue reading

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Sackville questioned about environmental impact of $2.9 million flood-control project

The Town of Sackville and Crandall Engineering of Moncton must answer a series of environmental questions before construction can begin on a massive flood-control project in a 33 acre (13.4 hectare) area between Lorne Street and the Tantramar River. The … Continue reading

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Town plans to dig three ponds to handle Lorne St. flooding

Phase two of the Lorne Street reconstruction project will likely include three ponds to store storm water that flows into the downtown from the old Sackville quarry during heavy rains. Pierre Plourde of Crandall Engineering showed a diagram of the … Continue reading

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Sackville deputy mayor urges more restrictions on glyphosate to protect health

Sackville’s Deputy Mayor is expected to propose a resolution at next week’s Town Council meeting urging the province to impose further restrictions on the herbicide glyphosate, sprayed by forestry companies to kill unwanted hardwoods and by farmers to get rid … Continue reading

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