Category Archives: Town of Sackville

Tight timeline for new municipal name, Black says

Sackville’s deputy mayor says the province wants to have a name chosen by the end of the month for what’s now known as Entity 40, the new municipality that will include Sackville, Dorchester and surrounding local service districts. “It’s the … Continue reading

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NB & NS pledge to seek federal funding to raise dykes on Chignecto Isthmus

The governments of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are promising to push for federal funding to help them raise dykes about 2 metres to 10.6 metres and improve aboiteau drainage to protect the Chignecto Isthmus transportation corridor — a project … Continue reading

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Former councillor plans complaint to Horizon after being turned away from Sackville ER

A former Sackville Town Councillor says he plans to file a complaint with the Horizon Health Network after a fruitless six-hour wait for emergency room treatment last Friday at Sackville Memorial Hospital. “I checked in at noon at the hospital … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council backing away from licensing cats

Sackville councillors appear to be backing away from licensing cats after receiving a report from town staff recommending against it. Instead, councillors are expected to ask the town’s Climate Change Advisory Committee next week to suggest how to educate cat … Continue reading

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Sackville residents protest against forced amalgamation: ‘This is not democratic, this is authoritarian’

About 14 Sackville residents showed up today for a second rally at town hall to protest against the forced amalgamation of the town with Dorchester and three local service districts. “I’m participating in the rally because I believe in democracy,” … Continue reading

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RCMP wins national Code of Silence Award, but police secrecy happens in Sackville too

According to a news release issued today by the Canadian Association of Journalists, the RCMP has won this year’s Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy. “This summer multiple journalists, equipped only with pens, notebooks and camera … Continue reading

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Town engineer responds to complaints that snow crews aren’t clearing parks & trails fast enough

Town Engineer Dwayne Acton says Sackville’s 10-member snow-clearing crew has been working punishingly long hours this winter to fulfill their number one priority: keeping streets cleared and sidewalks cleaned throughout each of four major storms in the space of five … Continue reading

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Sackville mayor’s tie-breaking vote defeats call for delays in municipal reform

Sackville Mayor Shawn Mesheau cast a tie-breaking vote last night to defeat a motion calling for fundamental changes in the process for amalgamating the town with¬†Dorchester and three surrounding local service districts. Among other things, the motion would have formally … Continue reading

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Sackville town staff weighing pros & cons of licensing cats

Sackville municipal staff are planning to make a presentation to council soon on whether the town should add domestic cats to its animal control bylaw. It could mean that owners would be required to buy licences for their cats and … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors debate what’s best for the town as province presses ahead with amalgamation

Sackville town councillors debated Wednesday whether they should co-operate with provincial representative Chad Peters in the forced amalgamation of Sackville, Dorchester and three local service districts. “If we don’t participate, the government will do whatever they want,” said Deputy Mayor … Continue reading

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Sparks fly at town council as Sackville’s mayor defends his position on forced amalgamation

Members of Sackville Town Council exchanged sharp words last night over the forced amalgamation of the town with Dorchester and the surrounding local service districts. It began as Mayor Mesheau read a statement clarifying his position on the issue. “Although … Continue reading

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