Category Archives: Environment

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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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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