Category Archives: Town of Sackville

Concerned citizens voice alarm over plans for Sackville pipe factory

Thirty-five Sackville residents, who live in the Walker Road area, are expressing alarm about secrecy surrounding a proposed steel and plastic pipe factory that is planned for an 18.5 acre lot near the TransCanada Highway. “The industrial manufacturing development being … Continue reading

Posted in Town of Sackville | Tagged , , | 33 Comments

Tantramar chosen as new name; Dietz worries about cost of regional services

Sackville, Dorchester and surrounding LSDs will be known as Tantramar if the province approves the name chosen by a committee of elected and appointed local officials. In today’s announcement, Robert Corkerton, deputy mayor of Dorchester, said the name Tantramar “has … Continue reading

Posted in NB Municipal Reform, Town of Sackville | Tagged | 5 Comments

Sackville hopes to boost volunteer firefighter roster with five new recruits

Sackville’s deputy mayor has announced that the town’s fire department is looking forward to welcoming up to five new recruits within the next couple of weeks. “Over the next six months, the new recruits will be able to train alongside … Continue reading

Posted in Town of Sackville | Tagged | 2 Comments

Transition committee to choose new municipal name, not local voters

Sackville Mayor Shawn Mesheau says the municipal reform transition committee will meet behind closed doors on Wednesday, May 11th to discuss whether to choose Tantramar Township or Beauséjour Township as the name for the new municipality now known as Entity … Continue reading

Posted in NB Municipal Reform, Town of Sackville | Tagged | 8 Comments

Sackville councillors boycott minister’s closed-door meeting on municipal reform

Sackville town councillors Sabine Dietz and Bill Evans boycotted a meeting today with Daniel Allain, New Brunswick’s minister of local government. Dietz served notice during Monday’s council meeting that she would not be attending. She said she was protesting against … Continue reading

Posted in NB Municipal Reform, Town of Sackville | Tagged | 6 Comments

Sackville Town Council hears personal stories about housing crisis

The mother of a young daughter who lives in a three-bedroom home on Squire Street appealed to town council last night for help in solving Sackville’s housing crisis. Ashley Legere, who works for a non-profit organization finding housing for 185 … Continue reading

Posted in Town of Sackville | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Backgrounder: The dismal state of New Brunswick’s right to info law

The town’s refusal to release a consultant’s report on the troubled Sackville Fire Department points to serious shortcomings in New Brunswick’s Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RTIPPA), according to experts. They add that New Brunswick officials have too much leeway … Continue reading

Posted in Mount Allison University, Town of Sackville | Tagged , | 4 Comments

NB Ombud sides with town: Fire Dept. report can remain secret

New Brunswick’s newly appointed Ombud has decided the town was right when it refused to release a consultant’s report that assessed working conditions within Sackville Fire & Rescue. In a letter e-mailed today to Warktimes, Ombud Marie-France Pelletier writes that the … Continue reading

Posted in Town of Sackville | Tagged , | 6 Comments

Entity 40 residents asked for their verdict on two municipal names

Tantramar Township or Beauséjour Township? Residents of the area known as Entity 40 are being asked for their thoughts on either of those names for the new municipality that will include Sackville, Dorchester, Point de Bute and their surrounding local … Continue reading

Posted in Town of Sackville | Tagged | 2 Comments

Sackville fire service in crisis a year after first reports of workplace turmoil

Sackville Fire & Rescue is still in a state of crisis one year after Warktimes first published stories about low morale caused by persistent bullying, favouritism and harassment that had led to the resignations of about 17 volunteer firefighters over a five-year … Continue reading

Posted in Town of Sackville | Tagged | 7 Comments

Sackville gets funding to finish Lorne St. flood control project

The town of Sackville is getting $4 million from the federal and provincial governments to complete Phase III of the Lorne Street flood control project. The federal and provincial contributions represent almost 75% of the total cost of the $5.5 … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Town of Sackville | Tagged | 1 Comment