Category Archives: Environment

Sackville councillors approve construction of new wetland as extension to Waterfowl Park

Sackville Town Council has approved signing an agreement with Ducks Unlimited Canada to construct a six-acre wetland conservation area on land the town has acquired north of St. James Street behind the Marshlands Inn. Town manager Jamie Burke told councillors … Continue reading

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Climate Change Week: Sackville audience hears about the benefits of carbon taxes

Memramcook-Tantramar MLA Megan Mitton says she wishes New Brunswick’s Conservative government would stop wasting taxpayers’ money going to court to fight federal carbon taxes and take action instead to avert the worst effects of climate change. During a panel discussion … Continue reading

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Marilyn Lerch launches fifth book of poems aiming to ‘tell the tale of our time’

Sackville poet Marilyn Lerch fought back tears Sunday as she addressed almost 100 people at the Owens Art Gallery during the launch of her fifth book, That We Have Lived At All: Poems of Love, Witness and Gratitude. “Coming here was … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors award $1.9 million flood control contract, but Phinney votes no

The final tally was 5-1 as a majority of   Sackville councillors voted Monday night to award a contract worth $1,985,499.58 to Birch Hill Construction Ltd. of Moncton. Birch Hill was the lowest of six bidders on a project to … Continue reading

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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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