Category Archives: RCMP

RCMP promises more local traffic enforcement, but officer numbers are down by 22%

The head of the Sackville RCMP detachment has promised to step up traffic enforcement because he feels his officers aren’t writing enough tickets. “Traffic enforcement, I regret to say, has been down,” Sgt. Eric Hanson reported to Tantramar Town Council … Continue reading

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Ombud rejects Warktimes complaint, rules RCMP briefings can remain secret

For the third time, New Brunswick’s Ombud has rejected a Warktimes complaint about secrecy in Sackville’s municipal government. In a letter e-mailed today, Senior Investigator Christine LeBlanc writes that Sackville Town Council’s monthly, closed-door RCMP briefings do not violate the Local … Continue reading

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RCMP wins national Code of Silence Award, but police secrecy happens in Sackville too

According to a news release issued today by the Canadian Association of Journalists, the RCMP has won this year’s Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy. “This summer multiple journalists, equipped only with pens, notebooks and camera … Continue reading

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Sackville town staff drop plan to define who is a journalist, but mayor imposes curbs on media questions

Sackville town staff have withdrawn a controversial proposal that would have restricted the definition of journalists “accredited” to cover council meetings. CAO Jamie Burke said staff made the decision after hearing from people opposed to a definition that would have … Continue reading

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Backgrounder: What Sackville residents want from the RCMP and what they’re paying

Sackville Town Council’s decision to move monthly RCMP briefings back behind closed doors seems doubly ironic from a public relations perspective given results of the latest town survey. According to a graphic posted on the Town of Sackville Facebook page, … Continue reading

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Sackville’s RCMP briefings going back behind closed doors

Sackville Town Council has decided to hear monthly reports from the RCMP behind closed doors again — a return to the private police briefings that had ended in September 2019. Town CAO Jamie Burke responded to a reporter’s question about … Continue reading

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Discovery of crashed plane in Rockport woods leads to flurry of excitement

Sackville resident Walter Read made a surprising discovery Sunday as he drove on a logging road with his daughters near his father’s house in Rockport. “When I turned the corner after I got in there a little ways, I said … Continue reading

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RCMP continues to investigate calf’s death in Dorchester

Sgt. Paul Gagné, head of the RCMP’s Sackville detachment, says the investigation into the death of a farm animal in Dorchester hasn’t been completed yet. The Mounties began their investigation on December 30th after residents reported that a 600 pound … Continue reading

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Sackville councillor raises questions about RCMP quarterly reports and opinion surveys

Councillor Shawn Mesheau says he’d like to see the RCMP appearing before council again to explain its quarterly reports on policing in Sackville. “I think it would be really important if the RCMP was actually presenting this report to help break … Continue reading

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