Category Archives: Sackville United Church

Sackville councillors clear way for luxury apartments and repeal of heritage bylaw

Sackville Town Council has approved a controversial property rezoning to permit construction of a downtown luxury apartment building while taking the first step toward repealing the town’s heritage bylaw. Those actions came during an often-emotional, three-hour meeting Monday night when … Continue reading

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Sackville announces plans to scrap its heritage bylaw, but what will replace it?

Sackville Councillor Megan Mitton caught many observers by surprise last week when she announced that the town plans to repeal the heritage bylaw it first passed in 2010. Scrapping the bylaw would mean dissolving the Heritage Board and eliminating two … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors hear passionate debate on pros and cons of luxury apartments

Sackville Town Council heard a sometimes-passionate, 54-minute debate last night on the pros and cons of building 36 luxury, seniors’ apartments on part of the former United Church property in the heart of the downtown business district. After nine citizens … Continue reading

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Supreme Court releases Lordon Report; town lawyer says it’s not confidential

The Supreme Court of Canada has released a copy of the Lordon Report to The New Wark Times and Sackville’s lawyer has abandoned claims that the report is confidential and cannot be published. The 55-page report is in Supreme Court files as … Continue reading

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Town finally settles with Louis Béliveau avoiding possible Supreme Court fight

More than two years after demolition of the former Sackville United Church, the town and one of its most persistent critics have struck an agreement to avoid a potential fight in the Supreme Court of Canada. Louis Béliveau has agreed … Continue reading

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Three new names announced for Sackville Arts Wall

The Sackville Arts Wall Committee has announced its 2017 inductees. The late musician and dancer Mary Connelly, artist and photographer Thaddeus Holownia and singer-songwriter Julie Doiron are joining the distinguished writers, performers and artists whose photos and biographies are displayed … Continue reading

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Praise Be! Sackville’s silenced pipe organ makes ‘a joyful noise’ again

The story behind the organ’s bumpy journey from Sackville to Chicago Ed Eicker, music director at a Catholic church just north of Chicago, says it’s like having a whole orchestra at your fingertips. He’s describing the glorious orchestral sounds of … Continue reading

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