Category Archives: Mount Allison University

Province appoints mediator to help break deadlock in contract talks at Mt. A.

It looks like Mount Allison University and the union that represents 196 full and part-time professors and librarians will be heading back to the bargaining table in January. The provincial minister of post-secondary education has appointed a mediator to help … Continue reading

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Mt. A profs and librarians prepare for strike vote as negotiating impasse continues

The union representing 196 full and part-time professors and librarians at Mt. A. says it will announce on Friday when it will hold a formal strike vote if there’s still no agreement by then on a new contract with the … Continue reading

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Mt. A. news: Faculty strike moves a step closer; university seeks to tap into town’s expertise on water

Contract negotiations between Mount Allison University and its 196 full and part-time professors and librarians reached an impasse on November 27th as three months of conciliation talks ended. The conciliation officer has now made a report to the provincial minister … 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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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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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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