Category Archives: Town of Sackville

Sackville mayoralty candidates respond to questions about fire service: Part Two

Sackville’s two mayoralty candidates are responding in their own ways to questions about bullying, harassment  and discrimination in the town’s fire service that has been going on for several years. Acting Mayor Ron Aiken says he did not receive Warktimes … Continue reading

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Sackville mayoralty candidates duck questions about fire department: Part One

So far, Sackville’s two mayoralty candidates are not answering questions about what they would do, if elected, about allegations of discrimination, harassment and bullying in the town’s fire department. Acting Mayor Ron Aiken did not respond to e-mails and a … Continue reading

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‘It’s got to stop’: Firefighters call for an end to bullying, harassment and favouritism in Sackville Fire & Rescue

Firefighters say it’s time for Sackville’s fire chief, the town CAO, and members of town council to end the persistent bullying and intimidation of volunteers that has led to a spate of resignations over the last five years. “I think … Continue reading

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Pond Shore residents lose another round in their fight to lower the speed limit on their busy road

Residents of Sackville’s Pond Shore Road have suffered a big setback in their 11-year campaign to get the 60 km/h speed limit in their neighbourhood reduced to 50. A consultant’s report from WSP Canada, that cost the town between $3,000 … Continue reading

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Sackville managers recommend keeping ban on street skateboarding, but councillors not so sure

A proposal to lift the ban on street skateboarding hit a big pothole last night at Sackville Town Council when staff recommended looking at ways of improving the existing skatepark instead. In February, council gave first reading or preliminary approval … Continue reading

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Sackville mayoralty candidates worry about communication and citizen participation

Both candidates in the running to become Sackville’s next mayor on May 10 have expressed concern about the flow of municipal information now that that the town no longer has a weekly newspaper. On his mayoralty campaign Facebook page, Ron … Continue reading

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Sackville’s ban on new drive-thrus frustrates businessman while both mayoralty candidates agree, it’s time for a re-think

Businessman Pierre Barthe says Sackville’s ban on more coffee drive-thrus is threatening the sale of the vacant Pizza Delight building he owns on Mallard Drive. “I’m very frustrated,” Barthe said today in a telephone interview. “I’m a common sense kind … Continue reading

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Death of a local paper: Saltwire announces closing of Sackville Tribune-Post

Mark Lever, President and CEO of the Saltwire Network has confirmed that his company has closed the Sackville Tribune-Post. “Every time a brand goes away, it’s a sad, sad day,” Lever said today during a telephone interview. He added that subscriptions … Continue reading

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Sackville mayoralty candidate Shawn Mesheau promises he’ll work to establish local hospital committee

Sackville councillor Shawn Mesheau says that if he’s elected mayor in the municipal elections on May 10th, he’ll work to establish a local hospital committee to act as a voice for the Tantramar region’s health care needs. “It would be … Continue reading

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Sackville Farmers Market renews its appeal for ‘permanent home’ in town-owned building

The Sackville Farmers Market renewed its call Monday for help in building a permanent, indoor location, but once again met with a lukewarm response from town council. “The market feels…that the lack of a permanent location is our most significant … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council hears proposal for permanent Farmers Market

Sackville Town Council has been asked once again to help create a permanent, indoor home for the Farmers Market. During a slide-show presentation earlier this month, Garth Zwicker asked councillors to lease land adjacent to the Visitor Information Centre and … Continue reading

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