Category Archives: Town of Tantramar

17 of 20 Tantramar candidates reveal campaign donations & expenses

Seventeen of the 20 candidates running in the Tantramar municipal election have responded to a Warktimes request for information about campaign donors, the amounts they gave and total campaign expenses. Mayoralty candidate Shawn Mesheau stuck with his initial response that there is no … Continue reading

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Chief Electoral Officer responds to Tantramar Facebook fight

An intense, internal conflict within the Facebook group Tantramar Community Concerns boiled over during the municipal election campaign and landed on the desk of New Brunswick’s Chief Electoral Officer. Kim Poffenroth says she has no power to investigate allegations of … Continue reading

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Andrew Black wins Tantramar mayoralty

Sackville’s Deputy Mayor Andrew Black has been elected Mayor of the new Town of Tantramar according to results posted tonight by Elections NB. He will preside over a council that includes four current Sackville councillors and the Mayor of Dorchester. … Continue reading

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Ward 4 candidate Sabine Dietz says ‘it’s absolutely crucial’ who gets elected mayor

Sabine Dietz says she decided to run as a Tantramar council candidate in Ward 4 after Andrew Black announced he would be running to become mayor of the new town. “I decided that yes, I can imagine working with Andrew … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Tantramar Mayoralty candidate Bonnie Swift deletes hundreds of right-wing tweets

Sackville Mayoralty candidate Bonnie Swift has deleted hundreds of tweets from her Twitter account that express strong right-wing views including support for the continued extraction and use of fossil fuels; visceral hatred of Prime Minister Trudeau and his Liberals as … Continue reading

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Where do Tantramar municipal candidates stand on revealing campaign donations and spending?

The Tantramar mayoralty candidates outlined differing positions on revealing campaign donations and their total campaign spending when they responded to questions from Warktimes e-mailed to them on November 15. The candidates were asked if, after the election, they would commit (1) to … Continue reading

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Tantramar mayoralty candidates won’t say no to hefty pay hikes

Mount Allison students tossed the three Tantramar mayoralty candidates a financial hot-potato on Monday during an all-candidates forum organized by MASU, the university’s students’ union. Candidates Andrew Black, Shawn Mesheau and Bonnie Swift were asked if they supported new municipal … Continue reading

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Ward 4 council candidates clash over EV charging station in downtown Sackville

Sackville councillors Matt Estabrooks and Sabine Dietz, who are both running for the single Tantramar council seat in Ward 4, came out on opposite sides Tuesday night as council voted to spend $72,567.89 to install an electric vehicle charger in … Continue reading

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Tantramar all-candidates forum hears campaign pitches from mayoralty and council contenders

About 120 people attending Saturday’s all-candidates forum in Middle Sackville heard a wide range of views on the role the municipal council should play in shaping the future for the new Town of Tantramar. “We are setting the foundation for … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Taxes a big issue in Tantramar Ward 2, candidates say

Note: This report ends with updated information based on the all-candidates forum held on Saturday, November 12th at the Church by the Lake in Middle Sackville. Candidates in the new Town of Tantramar’s Ward 2 agree that anticipated property tax … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Goodbye Dorchester Village, Hello Ward 1: hope & dismay

With the Village of Dorchester about to disappear, local candidates for the new Tantramar town council are talking fondly of Shep, the sandpiper statue that once stood as a symbol of village identity. “Shep’s been gone now for a couple of … Continue reading

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