Category Archives: Town of Sackville

Sackville councillor vows to challenge suspension of medical benefits

Sackville Councillor Bruce Phinney says he’s considering the best way to challenge council’s two-month suspension of his life, health and dental insurance after someone added words to a motion that council passed in July to authorize it. “I’m just not … Continue reading

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Higgs government lacks will to solve housing crisis, Greens say

Local Green MLA Megan Mitton says she’s afraid the housing crisis in Sackville and across New Brunswick is only going to get worse because the Higgs government lacks the will to fix it. “We see what’s happened on King Street … Continue reading

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Sackville councillor opposed suspending colleague’s health benefits

Sackville Town Councillor Michael Tower says he would not have presented a motion on July 12th to suspend Councillor Bruce Phinney’s pay for two months if he had known it would include Phinney’s life, health and dental insurance. “The benefits … Continue reading

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Sackville councillor shocked over suspension of medical benefits

Sackville Councillor Bruce Phinney got a nasty surprise on Sunday when he visited a local pharmacy to get three emergency prescriptions filled and the clerk told him it looked like his medical insurance card had been cancelled. “I just couldn’t … Continue reading

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Expert calls Sackville’s whistleblowing policy ‘unworkable’

An expert on whistleblowing says Sackville’s volunteer firefighters are unlikely to report new instances of wrongdoing in the fire department under procedures town council approved this month. The procedures require firefighters who see activities they consider to be illegal or … Continue reading

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‘It’s big!’ Sackville OKs support for ‘monument’ to commemorate its foundries

Sackville Town Council voted unanimously last week to contribute up to $7,000 worth of labour and materials as well as up to $15,000 in cash to support plans for a massive steel monument to commemorate the Fawcett and Enterprise Foundries and … Continue reading

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No environmental impact assessment for Walker Rd. pipe plant

The provincial department of the environment has announced that the planned Walker Road plastic pipe manufacturing plant can go ahead without an environmental impact assessment (EIA). In a statement e-mailed yesterday to Warktimes, the department said its review determined that the … Continue reading

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Prominent Sackville resident leaving town because of plastic pipe factory

Walker Road resident Peter Smith says he’s decided to sell his house and land and move out of Sackville after town council cleared the way for a nearby plastic drainage pipe factory without notifying property owners in the area. “We’re … Continue reading

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Province stands by decision to appoint Jennifer Borne, not Jamie Burke, as Tantramar CAO

New Brunswick’s minister of local government reform has rejected an appeal for an independent review of the hiring process for the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) in the new, amalgamated Town of Tantramar. In a letter to Sackville Town Council released … Continue reading

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Sackville poets Marilyn Lerch & Geordie Miller launch their new, anti-capitalist book

Sackville poets Marilyn Lerch and Geordie Miller warned an audience of about 35 people gathered outside Struts Gallery on Friday that we have less than a decade to save the planet and that poetry won’t be enough to do it. … Continue reading

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Supporters donate to restore Coun. Bruce Phinney’s lost pay

Several Sackville residents have contributed $1,461 so far to a GoFundMe campaign for Town Councillor Bruce Phinney. The money is meant to replace the salary he is losing after his fellow councillors suspended his pay for two months on the … Continue reading

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