Category Archives: New Brunswick government

‘I will fight with you,’ Mitton promises protesters during rally at Sackville hospital

Hundreds of demonstrators marched Thursday to the Sackville Memorial Hospital to protest against cuts in services announced this week by the Horizon Health Network and the increasingly shaky minority government led by Conservative Premier Blaine Higgs. The demonstrators waved placards … Continue reading

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Sackville hospital cuts an attack on rural people, says local doctor

A family doctor in Sackville says he’s both sad and angry after today’s announcements about extensive cutbacks in patient services at the Sackville Memorial Hospital. Allison Dysart was referring to the elimination of day surgeries and overnight emergency services along … Continue reading

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Another flood study? Just work on solutions, says Mt. A. professor

A scientist who teaches at Mount Allison University is wondering why the federal and provincial governments are commissioning a year-long, $700,000 study to find ways of preventing flooding on the Chignecto Isthmus, the 20 kilometre strip of land that connects … Continue reading

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Sackville forum discusses need to help students with disabilities

Participants at last Thursday’s forum on the future of public education seemed to agree that New Brunswick’s schools are among the best in the world, but they also raised concerns about the unmet needs of students with disabilities. The roughly … Continue reading

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Sackville audience hears about giving local schools more power to make decisions

About 85 parents, students, teachers, school support workers, local politicians and community members spent more than two hours Thursday night discussing the future of public education at Sackville Town Hall. In response to their ideas and concerns, the participants heard … Continue reading

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Sackville resident appeals to town council for help in preventing tragedy on Pond Shore Rd.

A retired teacher warned Sackville Town Council last night that people’s lives are in danger because of excessive speeding on Pond Shore Road near Silver Lake. “We fear that it’s going to be a tragic accident that occurs if something … Continue reading

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Sackville expected to join other municipalities in pressing for more federal-provincial support

Sackville Town Council is getting ready to launch a campaign this week seeking more than $865,000 in additional tax money from the federal and provincial governments. Councillors are expected to endorse a series of resolutions on Monday supporting other municipalities … Continue reading

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