Category Archives: New Brunswick government

Sackville mayor asks province for $60k to avoid property tax hike

Sackville Town Council has delayed passing the 2018 municipal budget until January after asking the provincial minister of local government for nearly $60,000 to cover its financial shortfall. It means that the town will defer any property tax increases until council … Continue reading

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Mayors call for meeting on threat of catastrophic marsh flooding

The mayors of Sackville and Amherst along with the warden of Nova Scotia’s Cumberland County are calling on federal and provincial officials to meet with them soon to discuss the threat of catastrophic flooding across the Tantramar marshes. In a … Continue reading

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Opposition grows to privatizing management of extramural home-care services

A petition containing about 200 signatures is on its way from Sackville to Premier Gallant’s office in Fredericton. The petition, organized by former Sackville Mayor Pat Estabrooks, calls on the Liberal government not to sign a contract with the private … Continue reading

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Mt. A professors support student campaign against university ties to Big Oil

Students occupying the academic quadrangle at Mount Allison University received enthusiastic support today from several professors during a teach-in organized by the campus group Divest MTA. The group pitched tents and set up an indefinite occupation in the quad yesterday … Continue reading

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Private gain, public pain: trouble in New Brunswick Crown forests

“We’re being screwed here,” Charles Thériault says from the big pink chair in his straw bale house at Kedgwick River, northeastern New Brunswick. “We’re letting it happen, our governments are letting it happen,” he adds. “We have no control over our … Continue reading

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Sackville mayoralty candidates pledge action on key issues

The two candidates running for the Sackville mayoralty have similar positions on a number of issues, including their concerns about provincial plans to overhaul local government. Both Virgil Hammock and John Higham say if they’re elected mayor on May 9th, … Continue reading

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Green Party resolutions take aim at the Irvings

Members of the New Brunswick Green Party passed policy resolutions at their annual general meeting in Sackville on Saturday aimed at reducing what the party calls “undue corporate influence on the New Brunswick government.” The resolutions deal with political lobbying, … Continue reading

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