Category Archives: Town of Sackville

Sackville says details in consultant’s report on fire dept. woes will not be made public

A consultant’s report on how to fix persistent bullying, harassment and the flouting of safety rules in Sackville Fire & Rescue will remain confidential, according to a statement posted today on the town’s website. “The assessment provides a comprehensive review … 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Sackville town staff have withdrawn a controversial proposal that would have restricted the definition of journalists “accredited” to cover council meetings.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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Sackville councillors debate who should be recognized as a journalist covering town council

Sackville councillors debated a proposed addition to a town bylaw Tuesday night that defines the “press” as “an individual reporting on behalf of an accredited media outlet including print, radio and television.” The definition says that those who write for … Continue reading

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Sackville seeks to maintain independence, rejects municipal amalgamation in letter to province

The Town of Sackville has formally rejected municipal amalgamation with nearby communities in the Tantramar region. In a letter to Daniel Allain, the provincial minister responsible for municipal reform, Sackville recommends retaining its independent status as “a new kind of … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council approves fireworks display during Fall Fair

In a 7-1 vote, Sackville Town Council has approved a fireworks display during this year’s Fall Fair in spite of concerns about potentially adverse environmental effects. “It’s nearly impossible to assign a numerical value to the impact that the fireworks … Continue reading

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Local business owner questions Sackville’s $1.8 million RCMP contract

Sackville businessman Kevin Read is questioning whether the town is getting good value for the more than $1.8 million it spends every year on the RCMP. “My main question is if we’re paying this kind of money, why everybody in … Continue reading

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Sackville resident disputes police claim that Pond Shore speeding is not as bad as people think

A 26-year resident of Pond Shore Road is disputing claims by the head of the local RCMP detachment that speeding in her neighbourhood isn’t as bad as it seems. Laurie Ann Wesselby was responding to statements by Sgt. Paul Gagné … Continue reading

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Sackville firefighter calls on town council to get involved in fixing troubled fire service

Sackville Town Council has been asked to take a more direct role in solving persistent personnel problems within the town’s fire department. During a presentation to council last night, volunteer firefighter Laura Thurston requested that council ask to see the … Continue reading

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Dead dog? Better notify town hall to avoid $100 fine

A retired public relations professor says the town of Sackville could show a little more empathy when it sends warning letters to pet owners who have not renewed their dog tags. Trudie Richards, who taught in the communications department at … Continue reading

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