Category Archives: Environment

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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Sackville climate strike targets consumerism, big stores and Canada’s new environment minister

About 55 members of the Sackville Youth Climate Change Coalition gathered at Mount Allison University today before marching down Main Street to Sackville’s main post office where they mailed a letter to the federal minister of the environment as well … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council gets advice on making proposed dog park, trails, public art, etc. more climate-friendly

For the first time, Sackville Town Council is getting advice from an outside group on how to ensure that next year’s capital projects help lessen the negative effects of climate change. A working group of professionals and academics on the … Continue reading

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Sackville’s mayor says new Waterfowl Park Rotary Bridge helps tell environmental story

About 50 people gathered today under a sunny, blue sky to watch the official opening of the $50,000 Rotary Bridge project linking Sackville’s 55-acre Waterfowl Park with a 20-acre park extension on land donated by the late Daniel Lund. “Some … Continue reading

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Mt. A. environmental conference hears about the ‘Indianness’ perspective on climate change

About 50 participants in an environmental conference at Mount Allison University got a lesson in the cultural meaning of making direct eye contact yesterday from Noel Milliea, an elder from the Elsipogtog First Nation. Milliea told his audience of teachers, … Continue reading

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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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