Category Archives: Town of Sackville

‘Political theatre’ as Sackville Town Council debates the ban on more drive-thrus

Sackville Town Councillors played out a mini-drama last night over a perennial issue: the ban on allowing more drive-thru restaurants near the TransCanada highway. Council ended up defeating a motion to re-evaluate the ban when the town’s Municipal Plan comes … Continue reading

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Lise Babineau is the new Community Program Officer with the Sackville RCMP

Deputy Mayor Ron Aiken says he’s pleased that Sackville has a new Community Program Officer (CPO) to work with local young people in fostering good relations with police and in preventing crime. Lise Babineau, who served as CPO in Moncton … Continue reading

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Last shoe set to drop in Sackville’s bitter heritage saga

When Sackville Town Council meets again next week, it’s expected to repeal the heritage grant policy it adopted in 2017. The policy provided renovation grants up to a maximum of $5,000 to the owners of heritage buildings in two downtown … Continue reading

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Sackville town council to consider small-scale slaughterhouse in Industrial Park, but expert doubts the project will work

A local expert in the meat processing business has expressed doubts that a slaughterhouse will ever be able to operate in the Sackville Industrial Park. Jay Boudreau, general manager of Boudreau Meat Market in Memramcook which includes a farm and … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council adopts three-year marketing plan

In a unanimous vote, Sackville councillors approved a new marketing plan last Monday that calls on the town to sell itself to its own residents before appealing to outsiders. “Too many times have we heard in the last four years … Continue reading

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Sackville’s $3.3 million, 5-year plan would fix Queens Rd. if the province agrees

Sackville Town Council has approved a 5-year plan for the reconstruction of the downtown sections of Queens Road as well as repaving the highway all the way to the town limits. If the New Brunswick Department of Transportation and Infrastructure … Continue reading

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In 7-1 vote, Sackville Town Council approves $25K sculpture after some voice misgivings

Feelings were mixed Monday night as Sackville Town Council approved a $25,000 public art installation to create awareness of climate change. Deputy Mayor Ron Aiken along with Councillors Michael Tower and Shawn Mesheau expressed some misgivings about the sculpture called … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council discusses mandatory mask-wearing in public

Sackville Town Council is considering asking New Brunswick’s Chief Medical Officer of Health to require people to wear masks in public to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The idea for sending that formal request to Dr. Jennifer Russell … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council set to approve $390K project to spur development at Exit 506

Sackville Town Council is expected to write another chapter Monday night in the slowly evolving story of economic development at TransCanada Highway Exit 506. Councillors will be asked to approve spending more than $390,000 for major improvements to the Cattail … Continue reading

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Sackville Roundtable on Climate Change seeking $125K annual budget

The Mayor’s Roundtable on Climate Change¬†plans to seek an annual budget of $125,000 including money to hire a full-time co-ordinator. During Monday’s Sackville Town Council meeting, retired wildlife biologist Richard Elliot said the Roundtable has already benefited from the work … Continue reading

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Local historian celebrates revival of Sackville’s historic monument

Local historian Charles Scobie is celebrating the renewal of one of the town’s most historic sites: the Sackville Centennial Monument at 120 Main Street in front of the new Lafford apartment building where he lives and next to the Mount … Continue reading

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