Category Archives: New Brunswick government

New study urges Atlantic Canada’s smaller communities to import less, produce more

A small, non-profit organization says Atlantic Canada could create thousands of jobs and rejuvenate its smaller communities by replacing some of the goods and services those communities import with locally produced ones. The Nova-Scotia-based Centre for Local Prosperity released a … Continue reading

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Election platform: Expand social programs, restore public services and tax the rich

  A group of New Brunswick unions and community organizations has issued a “progressive” platform for the provincial election scheduled for September 24th. The platform, released today in Moncton, calls on political parties to promise to increase spending on social … Continue reading

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Economics professor predicts NB will lose money selling pot

An economics professor startled participants in a seminar at Mount Allison University on Friday when he pulled a $50 bill from his wallet and offered it to anyone who could get him one gram of marijuana within an hour. A … Continue reading

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Southeast Region mayors warn against shipping NB garbage to Nova Scotia

More than a dozen mayors in southeastern New Brunswick are urging the provincial government to deny a private company’s proposal to truck garbage from the Saint John area to a landfill in Nova Scotia. At last week’s meeting of Sackville … Continue reading

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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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