Category Archives: Town of Sackville

Sackville managers recommend keeping ban on street skateboarding, but councillors not so sure

A proposal to lift the ban on street skateboarding hit a big pothole last night at Sackville Town Council when staff recommended looking at ways of improving the existing skatepark instead. In February, council gave first reading or preliminary approval … Continue reading

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Sackville mayoralty candidates worry about communication and citizen participation

Both candidates in the running to become Sackville’s next mayor on May 10 have expressed concern about the flow of municipal information now that that the town no longer has a weekly newspaper. On his mayoralty campaign Facebook page, Ron … Continue reading

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Sackville’s ban on new drive-thrus frustrates businessman while both mayoralty candidates agree, it’s time for a re-think

Businessman Pierre Barthe says Sackville’s ban on more coffee drive-thrus is threatening the sale of the vacant Pizza Delight building he owns on Mallard Drive. “I’m very frustrated,” Barthe said today in a telephone interview. “I’m a common sense kind … Continue reading

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Death of a local paper: Saltwire announces closing of Sackville Tribune-Post

Mark Lever, President and CEO of the Saltwire Network has confirmed that his company has closed the Sackville Tribune-Post. “Every time a brand goes away, it’s a sad, sad day,” Lever said today during a telephone interview. He added that subscriptions … Continue reading

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Sackville mayoralty candidate Shawn Mesheau promises he’ll work to establish local hospital committee

Sackville councillor Shawn Mesheau says that if he’s elected mayor in the municipal elections on May 10th, he’ll work to establish a local hospital committee to act as a voice for the Tantramar region’s health care needs. “It would be … Continue reading

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Sackville Farmers Market renews its appeal for ‘permanent home’ in town-owned building

The Sackville Farmers Market renewed its call Monday for help in building a permanent, indoor location, but once again met with a lukewarm response from town council. “The market feels…that the lack of a permanent location is our most significant … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council hears proposal for permanent Farmers Market

Sackville Town Council has been asked once again to help create a permanent, indoor home for the Farmers Market. During a slide-show presentation earlier this month, Garth Zwicker asked councillors to lease land adjacent to the Visitor Information Centre and … Continue reading

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Sackville mayoralty candidate calls for revival of citizen committees

Sackville Mayoralty candidate Shawn Mesheau is calling for restoration of citizen committees to advise town council on how to improve day-to-day services. “Years ago when I first sat on council, we had a parks advisory committee, we had a recreation … Continue reading

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Ombud sides with town on Warktimes complaint, but calls for ‘transparency’ & ‘accountability’

New Brunswick’s Ombud has ruled that provincial legislation does not prohibit municipal representatives from meeting with town managers behind closed doors to discuss budget priorities. At the same time, the Ombud has reminded the town of the need for “transparency” … Continue reading

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Canada Safety Council warns Sackville not to allow skateboards on town streets

A spokesman for the Canada Safety Council is urging Sackville not to allow skateboarders to travel on town streets. “From a safety perspective, this makes no sense,” Lewis Smith, the Council’s manager of national projects said in a telephone interview. “Skateboarders … Continue reading

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Aiken points to ‘seamless transition’ if he’s elected Sackville’s next mayor

Ron Aiken says he’s hoping to be elected as Sackville’s next mayor on May 10th so he can continue in the job he’s been performing since October when John Higham left office. “Obviously it would be a seamless transition,” Aiken … Continue reading

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