Category Archives: Town of Sackville

Mt. A. news: Faculty strike moves a step closer; university seeks to tap into town’s expertise on water

Contract negotiations between Mount Allison University and its 196 full and part-time professors and librarians reached an impasse on November 27th as three months of conciliation talks ended. The conciliation officer has now made a report to the provincial minister … Continue reading

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Sackville climate strike targets consumerism, big stores and Canada’s new environment minister

About 55 members of the Sackville Youth Climate Change Coalition gathered at Mount Allison University today before marching down Main Street to Sackville’s main post office where they mailed a letter to the federal minister of the environment as well … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council gets advice on making proposed dog park, trails, public art, etc. more climate-friendly

For the first time, Sackville Town Council is getting advice from an outside group on how to ensure that next year’s capital projects help lessen the negative effects of climate change. A working group of professionals and academics on the … Continue reading

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Sackville hires head-hunting firm to recruit new town manager

Sackville Town Council has hired a big Halifax-based, recruitment firm to search for someone to replace Phil Handrahan, the town’s chief administrative officer whose resignation takes effect in late February. During its meeting Monday night, council passed a motion put … Continue reading

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Sackville treasurer presents 1st draft of 2020 budget with no tax increases and no borrowing for $1.5 million in general capital projects

Sackville’s treasurer has presented an $11.3 million budget for next year that balances the books and maintains public services without tax increases. And, for the first time ever, there is no requirement for borrowing to pay for $1.5 million in general … Continue reading

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Sackville’s mayor apologizes to council, staff and citizens for not correcting false claims

Mayor John Higham took the unusual step Tuesday of apologizing to the citizens of Sackville, municipal councillors and town staff for his failure to correct what he termed fabrications, falsehoods and libellous statements in relation to Phase II of the … Continue reading

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Sackville’s mayor says new Waterfowl Park Rotary Bridge helps tell environmental story

About 50 people gathered today under a sunny, blue sky to watch the official opening of the $50,000 Rotary Bridge project linking Sackville’s 55-acre Waterfowl Park with a 20-acre park extension on land donated by the late Daniel Lund. “Some … Continue reading

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