Category Archives: Town of Sackville

NB government moves to limit debate on municipal reform bill

In a move that some opposition MLAs called a “gag order,” the Higgs government is seeking to restrict the time for debate so that it can pass its municipal reform bill by Christmas. Bill Hogan, chair of the PC caucus, … Continue reading

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NB opposition parties question rush on municipal reform

New Brunswick’s opposition parties are questioning why the Higgs government is moving so fast to enact sweeping legislation on municipal reform. “We feel as though this is a rushed reform and it’s imposed on people,” Liberal MLA Keith Chiasson said … Continue reading

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Experts urge ‘go-slow’ approach on municipal reform in New Brunswick

Researchers at Western University in Ontario say New Brunswick could achieve municipal reform without resorting to forced amalgamations such as requiring Sackville to merge with surrounding local service districts and the village of Dorchester. In a paper published last May, … Continue reading

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Sackville to merge with Dorchester & LSDs in sweeping municipal reform plan

The New Brunswick government has announced municipal reform plans that would drastically reduce the number of local government entities in the province from 340 to 90, with a new total of 78 municipalities and 12 rural districts. Under the plan, … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council passes 2022 budget with no property tax cut

In a 5-1 vote Monday night, Sackville Town Council approved next year’s $12.1 million operating budget that would maintain town services and cover increased expenses without additional borrowing. A majority of councillors rejected Bruce Phinney’s motion for a three-cent cut … Continue reading

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Sackville considers new bylaw to restrict flyer delivery

Sackville Town Council is considering a bylaw that would require bundles of advertising flyers to be left in mailboxes, in a mail slot or on doorsteps instead of being tossed onto driveways or lawns. The bylaw would prohibit delivery of flyers to … Continue reading

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Labour leaders support CUPE strikers in Sackville; province imposes emergency order to end health-care strike

Three visiting labour leaders joined the CUPE picket line today in Sackville to show support for the 22,000 public sector workers across New Brunswick who went on strike last Friday. Linda Silas, president of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Union … Continue reading

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Cyclist urges Sackville Town Council to consider 30 km/h speed limits on downtown streets

One of Sackville’s most avid cyclists is asking town council to consider lowering speed limits on town streets to 30 km/h to protect vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, joggers, cyclists and skateboarders. “In my 23 years in this town, … Continue reading

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Evans, Dietz urge Sackville Town Council not to lower property taxes

Many Sackville residents are facing higher property taxes this year because the assessed market value of their homes has risen by an average of 7%, but Councillors Bill Evans and Sabine Dietz are urging their council colleagues to resist the … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council pushed to include more action on climate change in 2022 budget

Climate change was a key theme Monday night as Sackville Town Council met to discuss preliminary proposals for next year’s budget. “I know this is an emergency and not just a crisis,” said Councillor Sabine Dietz after suggesting that the … Continue reading

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Sackville tenants say town has been slow to respond to health and safety complaints

Tenants at an apartment building in Sackville say they can’t understand why it’s taking the town so long to respond to their health and safety concerns. Warktimes has spoken to tenants at 26 Queen’s Road who say they’ve complained to the … Continue reading

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