Category Archives: Town of Sackville

Sackville councillor raises concerns over re-opening playground and beach at Lillas Fawcett Park

Sackville Councillor Shawn Mesheau has expressed concern about the town’s re-opening of the natural playground and the beach at Lillas Fawcett Park with plans for student lifeguards to be on duty beginning July 1st. “On a good day in the … Continue reading

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High marks to Sackville fire, garbage and parks services in residents’ survey, but lower ones for tourism initiatives, roads and police

The results are in and there is good news and bad for the town of Sackville in its latest annual residents’ survey. Overall, 81% of the 259 people who responded to the online survey during February and March were satisfied … Continue reading

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Sackville mayor condemns ‘systemic racism’ and pledges ‘solidarity’ in the fight to defeat it

Mayor John Higham took the unusual step of delivering a brief statement condemning what he termed “systemic racism” at the opening of Monday night’s Sackville Town Council meeting held online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “This has been a particularly … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council to vote on $9,700 donation for palliative-care hospice in Moncton

At its meeting on Monday, Sackville Town Council will be discussing whether to contribute $9,700 to a new $5 million hospice in Moncton that will care for the dying in southeastern New Brunswick. Construction of the 10-bed hospice, which will … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors expected to OK $16K sea containers for fire training

Sackville’s 43 firefighters will likely have a new state-of-the-art training facility by the end of the year. At its next meeting on Monday, Sackville Town Council is expected to approve a $16,560 expenditure to buy four, 40-foot shipping containers that … Continue reading

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Hundreds gather in Sackville for anti-racism vigil

Nearly 300 people gathered outside Sackville’s main post office today as part of a silent vigil to protest against racism. Participants were responding to an invitation on Facebook yesterday from former Sackville poet laureate Marilyn Lerch who wrote: “I would like … Continue reading

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Sackville ponders economic recovery fund to help local business weather COVID-19

Sackville’s Chief Administrative Officer says local business owners are talking with the town about establishing an economic recovery fund to help them cope with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. During Monday night’s online town council meeting, Jamie Burke said … Continue reading

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Sackville developer fells downtown trees to potentially make way for three-storey apartments

Sackville developer Gordon Beal has suggested he may try for a third time to win approval for a three-storey, 18-unit apartment building behind the historic Allison/Fisher/Fawcett House at 131 Main Street. Beal recently cleared trees and bushes from the large … Continue reading

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Memorial for Sackville’s four historic Methodist churches is now complete

Local historian Charles Scobie has announced that a memorial to commemorate four landmark churches has finally been completed at the corner of the old Methodist cemetery in the heart of downtown Sackville. The memorial consists of a 1,200 pound bell … Continue reading

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Sackville arborist launches pilot project to preserve stately elms

Sackville businessman Kevin Anderson has launched a pilot project to preserve dozens of stately elm trees in southeastern New Brunswick and nearby northern Nova Scotia. “I’m sticking my neck out a bit here, but it’s worth it to save the … Continue reading

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Sackville’s mayor will receive complaints under new Code of Conduct

Sackville Town Clerk Donna Beal has clarified how complaints will be handled under the new Code of Conduct that governs members of council. In an e-mail to Warktimes, Beal explains that council, not town staff, will handle complaints. “Complaints under the Code … Continue reading

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