Category Archives: Town of Sackville

Former mayor urges Sackville Town Council to halt abattoir approval

Former Mayor Pat Estabrooks is calling on Sackville Town Council not to approve a controversial rezoning application for a slaughterhouse at 72 Crescent Street until neighbourhood residents have been consulted. “They didn’t do due diligence,” Estabrooks, who lives nearby, said … Continue reading

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RCMP investigating complaints over treatment of cattle by prominent Sackville farmer

The RCMP have confirmed they’re conducting an investigation after a 600 pound calf fell out of a trailer Wednesday in Dorchester and died in front of Deborah Jollimore’s house on Cape Road. “The cow flew out of the back of … Continue reading

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Slaughterhouse developer is full-time, town employee, but acting mayor says that won’t affect council’s decisions on the controversial project

Acting Mayor Ron Aiken says Chris Pierce’s full-time job in Sackville’s public works department will not affect any decisions on his application to establish a small-scale slaughterhouse in the town’s industrial park. “The application Mr. Pierce submitted was for him … Continue reading

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Sackville may get full-time climate change co-ordinator after all

Sackville town staff have applied for a $63,500 provincial grant to hire a full-time climate-change co-ordinator for two years. “The idea is to pilot the position to test its value and effectiveness,” Kieran Miller, the new senior manager of corporate … Continue reading

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In 4-2 vote, Sackville Town Council gives preliminary approval to controversial slaughterhouse

Sackville Town Council took the first step tonight in approving a small-scale slaughterhouse at 72 Crescent Street. In a split 4-2 vote, a majority of councillors voted to give first reading (preliminary approval) to municipal plan and zoning changes that … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council receives slew of objections to proposed slaughterhouse

At its next regular meeting on Monday, Sackville Town Council is expected to discuss the proposal for a small-scale slaughterhouse in the industrial park after receiving 32 letters expressing strong opposition to the project and none in support. Documents released … Continue reading

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No official info yet on why Sackville Councillor Bruce Phinney was cited for violating Code of Conduct

Voters in Sackville may choose a new mayor and council in the municipal elections on May 10 without knowing exactly why the present council voted to sanction Bruce Phinney twice for violating its new Code of Conduct. Acting Mayor Ron … Continue reading

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Good news may be coming for Pond Shore residents worried about speeding

Help may be coming soon for Pond Shore Road residents who have been calling for reduced speed limits to protect themselves, their children, cyclists, joggers and walkers who travel the narrow, winding road. “I’m very pleased,” said retired teacher Don … Continue reading

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Sackville Councillor Bruce Phinney in hot water again apparently for dissing town CAO

Sackville Councillor Bruce Phinney has been ordered to undergo training after his colleagues found that he violated council’s new Code of Conduct apparently by making derogatory comments about Jamie Burke, the town’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). At a closed meeting … Continue reading

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Sackville’s acting mayor puzzles over municipal reform plans

Sackville’s acting mayor says it’s hard to tell from yesterday’s Speech from the Throne what the Higgs government has in mind when it comes to municipal reform. “We just want to see what they come up with,” Ron Aiken said … Continue reading

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More questions than answers after public hearing on proposed Sackville slaughterhouse

Monday’s public hearing on the proposal to open a slaughterhouse in the Sackville Industrial Park yielded no information on the cost and financing of the project, the numbers of animals that would be killed there or the volume of truck … Continue reading

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