Category Archives: Environment

Residents west of Sackville getting set to fight proposed quarry

Residents in British Settlement and Westcock are gearing up to fight another quarry in their area — a quarry that they fear would destroy property values, jeopardize water supplies, endanger the stability of their homes and pose a threat to … Continue reading

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Hundreds of student strikers march on Sackville town hall to demand action on climate change

Hundreds of students in Sackville rallied in the academic quadrangle at Mount Allison University today before marching to town hall to demand that all levels of government take action on climate change. Students from Salem Elementary, Marshview Middle School, Tantramar … Continue reading

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Mt. A. prof not surprised as Stephen Lewis calls out misdeeds of Canadian mining outfits

David Thomas, professor of politics and international relations at Mount Allison University says he’s not surprised at comments made last week by former UN ambassador Stephen Lewis. During a speech in Sackville on Tuesday, Lewis accused Canadian mining companies of … Continue reading

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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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