Category Archives: Sackville Fire & Rescue

Tantramar councillor seeking release of secret fire dept. report

Tantramar Councillor Bruce Phinney says he’s hoping his council colleagues will support the release of a consultant’s report on persistent problems within the Sackville Fire Department that led to the resignations of about 17 volunteer firefighters over a four to … Continue reading

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Fire destroys landmark restaurant leaving Mt. A. students & university staffer homeless

An early morning fire destroyed one of Sackville’s best-known and most-loved restaurants Friday while leaving four Mount Allison students and a university staff member temporarily homeless. Joey’s Pizza, Pasta, Bar & Grill had been a fixture on York Street for … Continue reading

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Ombud rejects conflict of interest complaint against former Sackville CAO

New Brunswick’s Ombud has ruled that Sackville’s former Chief Administrative Officer Jamie Burke was not in a conflict of interest when he refused to release a consultant’s report on the operations of the town’s fire department. Christine LeBlanc, a senior … 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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Expert calls Sackville’s whistleblowing policy ‘unworkable’

An expert on whistleblowing says Sackville’s volunteer firefighters are unlikely to report new instances of wrongdoing in the fire department under procedures town council approved this month. The procedures require firefighters who see activities they consider to be illegal or … Continue reading

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