Category Archives: Mount Allison University

Hundreds rally in Sackville demanding government action on climate change

The academic quadrangle at Mount Allison University rang with chants today as hundreds of mainly young voices rose in unison: “What do we want? Climate justice! When do we want it? Now!” As striking students waved placards with messages such … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council says ‘no’ to traffic light, ‘yes’ to pot grow-op & ‘maybe’ to changing secrecy rules

In a marathon meeting Monday night that lasted almost three-and-a-half hours, Sackville Town Council discussed and voted on a wide range of issues including the proposal to spend $32,775 installing a third set of traffic lights on Main Street. In … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors skeptical about need for 3rd set of traffic lights

Town Engineer Dwayne Acton has recommended that Sackville spend $32,775 to install a full set of traffic signals where thousands of Mount Allison students cross Main Street on their way to and from university residences, the Jennings Dining Hall and … 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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Mt. A. president’s series: Stephen Lewis on Jane Philpott, HIV/AIDs & climate change

A veteran Canadian activist and former United Nations ambassador told an audience at Mount Allison University Tuesday night that the resignation of Jane Philpott from the Trudeau cabinet represents a huge loss. “The country has lost one of the best … 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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