Category Archives: Environment

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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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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