Category Archives: Town of Sackville

MLA Mitton announces Tantramar task force to help people weather COVID-19 pandemic

Memramcook-Tantramar MLA Megan Mitton has announced the formation of a high-powered task force to co-ordinate a regional response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a news release issued yesterday, Mitton says the Tantramar COVID-19 Task Force (TCTF) will include the mayors … Continue reading

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Local councillor regrets temporary shutdown of Sackville’s weekly paper

Sackville Town Councillor Shawn Mesheau says he was sorry to hear that the Sackville Tribune-Post has suspended publication for three months. “My thoughts go out to the employees affected in our community as they adjust to this,” he wrote in an e-mail … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council says no to electronic attendance at meetings just days before COVID-19 crisis hits NB

Two days before the World Health Organization officially declared the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak a pandemic and 10 days before the New Brunswick government declared a state of emergency, Sackville Town Council voted against allowing its members to attend meetings electronically. … Continue reading

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No gifts under Sackville’s new municipal Code of Conduct, but unlimited campaign donations are OK

Sackville is prohibiting members of town council from accepting “fees, gifts, gratuities or other benefits,” but the new Code of Conduct bylaw, passed at the council meeting on March 9, does not apply to municipal campaign donations. Mayor John Higham … Continue reading

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Laffords could benefit from Sackville’s new tax rebate scheme

Sackville Town Council has adopted an economic development incentive program that could save developers, including JN Lafford Realty Inc., hundreds of thousands of dollars in municipal property taxes over periods of five and 10 years. Although the aim of the … Continue reading

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Sackville Farmers Market asks for town’s help in seeking permanent location

The Sackville Farmers Market is asking for the town’s help in finding a permanent home somewhere downtown. “The market needs about 7,000 square feet of indoor space,” said Kent Coates, chair of the market’s board of directors during a presentation to … Continue reading

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Sackville councillor presses RCMP again to do more to protect the town’s water supply

Sackville Councillor Michael Tower says he’s still worried that illegally parked tanker trucks are endangering the town’s water supply. During Monday’s town council meeting, he said he’s noticed an increase in the number of trucks parked in the last month … Continue reading

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