Category Archives: Mount Allison University

Frank McKenna’s $1m gift to Mt. A. stirs excitement and joy, but also concerns about secrecy

Mount Allison University held its first formal gathering in more than six months last Friday to announce the establishment of the new Frank McKenna School of Philosophy, Politics & Economics. The School, which should be up and running next year, … Continue reading

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In uncertain COVID-19 summer election, lack of Mt. A. campus voting may not change much

“Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.” —Phaedrus On that sunny October day in 2018 when a New Brunswick judge confirmed Megan Mitton’s 11-vote … Continue reading

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Mt. A. prof warns that closure of Sackville’s weekly paper could have dire effects

Mount Allison University Professor Erin Steuter says the Tantramar area needs a strong local newspaper so that people can understand the many issues they’re facing rather than depending on unreliable social media posts that can sow division, intolerance and even … Continue reading

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Mt. A. lays off workers anticipating millions in losses because of COVID-19

Mount Allison President Jean-Paul Boudreau says the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including an anticipated drop in student enrollment, will result in a substantial shortfall in university revenues. “It will be in the millions, it will be less than $10 … Continue reading

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Hundreds march to Sackville Town Hall for anti-racism rally

About 250 protesters marched along Sackville’s Main Street on Friday to the town hall where they held an anti-racism rally and knelt in silence for eight minutes in memory of George Floyd, the 46-year-old black man who was killed by … Continue reading

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Hundreds gather in Sackville for anti-racism vigil

Nearly 300 people gathered outside Sackville’s main post office today as part of a silent vigil to protest against racism. Participants were responding to an invitation on Facebook yesterday from former Sackville poet laureate Marilyn Lerch who wrote: “I would like … Continue reading

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Sackville ponders economic recovery fund to help local business weather COVID-19

Sackville’s Chief Administrative Officer says local business owners are talking with the town about establishing an economic recovery fund to help them cope with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. During Monday night’s online town council meeting, Jamie Burke said … Continue reading

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Memorial for Sackville’s four historic Methodist churches is now complete

Local historian Charles Scobie has announced that a memorial to commemorate four landmark churches has finally been completed at the corner of the old Methodist cemetery in the heart of downtown Sackville. The memorial consists of a 1,200 pound bell … Continue reading

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Mount Allison chaplain moving to new post in Ottawa

Mount Allison Chaplain John Perkin says he’ll miss his pastoral work and his teaching at the university, but after 27 years, he feels it’s time to move on. “I was coming to the end of my Mt. A. time,” Perkin … Continue reading

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Many speakers, many ideas during last week’s meeting on saving health services at Sackville Memorial Hospital

More than 300 people attended last Wednesday’s public meeting at Mount Allison University’s Convocation Hall to discuss plans to fight cuts to medical services at Sackville Memorial Hospital. Many people seemed eager to join in the discussion that followed presentations … Continue reading

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Fort Folly Chief Knockwood and Sackville Mayor Higham to fight cuts to hospital services

Leaders in the Memramcook-Tantramar region are organizing a committee to co-ordinate  the fight against provincial plans to cut overnight emergency room services, day surgeries and acute-care beds at Sackville Memorial Hospital. During a public meeting in Sackville Wednesday night, MLA … Continue reading

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