Category Archives: Town of Sackville

Where do Tantramar municipal candidates stand on revealing campaign donations and spending?

The Tantramar mayoralty candidates outlined differing positions on revealing campaign donations and their total campaign spending when they responded to questions from Warktimes e-mailed to them on November 15. The candidates were asked if, after the election, they would commit (1) to … Continue reading

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Tantramar mayoralty candidates won’t say no to hefty pay hikes

Mount Allison students tossed the three Tantramar mayoralty candidates a financial hot-potato on Monday during an all-candidates forum organized by MASU, the university’s students’ union. Candidates Andrew Black, Shawn Mesheau and Bonnie Swift were asked if they supported new municipal … Continue reading

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Ward 4 council candidates clash over EV charging station in downtown Sackville

Sackville councillors Matt Estabrooks and Sabine Dietz, who are both running for the single Tantramar council seat in Ward 4, came out on opposite sides Tuesday night as council voted to spend $72,567.89 to install an electric vehicle charger in … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Taxes a big issue in Tantramar Ward 2, candidates say

Note: This report ends with updated information based on the all-candidates forum held on Saturday, November 12th at the Church by the Lake in Middle Sackville. Candidates in the new Town of Tantramar’s Ward 2 agree that anticipated property tax … Continue reading

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Liberals pledge support for Sackville hospital as town council hears of progress in hiring more staff

Provincial Liberal leader Susan Holt says she supports decentralization of health care so that communities such as Sackville have more say in how local clinics and hospitals are run. “There’s far, far too many decisions that are being made in … Continue reading

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Sackville’s mayor cleared of conflict of interest

Sackville Mayor Shawn Mesheau has been cleared of two separate conflict of interest complaints — one filed by Warktimes —  in connection with the development of the AIL plastic pipe plant on Walker Road. In a letter e-mailed to Warktimes yesterday, Deputy … Continue reading

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Andrew Black enters Tantramar mayoralty race

Andrew Black says after six years on Sackville Town Council, he’s ready to take the plunge and run for mayor of the new Town of Tantramar in the municipal elections on November 28. “I just recently got elected as president … Continue reading

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Sackville Fire & Rescue making slow progress recruiting volunteers

According to Chief Craig Bowser, Sackville Fire & Rescue is slowly restoring its full roster of 43 volunteer firefighters. During the public question period at town council last night, the chief gave an update on recruiting efforts that he first … Continue reading

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New Town of Tantramar will pay for more regional services

The new Town of Tantramar is heading into a financially uncertain future with no way of predicting yet how taxes and municipal services may be affected. But one thing is clear: The Southeast Regional Service Commission (SERSC), which currently provides … Continue reading

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King Tut ‘reborn’ in Sackville 100 years after discovery of his tomb

Working 12 to 14 hour days over a three-week period this spring, Sackville sculptor Christian Corbet reconstructed the face of King Tutankhamun, the Egyptian pharaoh who lived, reigned and died more than 3,000 years ago. “I have always been fascinated by … Continue reading

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Sackville council members Black & Butcher urge people to run in Nov. 28 municipal election

Deputy Mayor Andrew Black and Councillor Allison Butcher spent Saturday morning at the Sackville Farmers Market talking with a steady stream of people about the November 28 municipal elections. “The province, in my opinion, has really done nothing to inform … Continue reading

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