Category Archives: Town of Tantramar

Tantramar Council following strict provincial limits on public presentations

Tantramar Council is following a provincially drafted bylaw that makes it harder for members of the public to make detailed presentations during regular town council meetings. The bylaw, imposed on the town of Tantramar as part of municipal reform, also … Continue reading

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DTI mum on Sackville bridge damage & repairs

In spite of repeated requests for information over a three-day period, New Brunswick’s department of transportation and infrastructure (DTI) isn’t saying anything to Warktimes about damage to one of Sackville’s busiest bridges. The local RCMP detachment has confirmed that at 1:53 … Continue reading

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Tantramar hopes to spend $10K to help recruit doctors for Sackville Memorial

It appears that the new Town of Tantramar will continue providing financial support to help recruit the doctors needed to restore 24/7 emergency room services at Sackville Memorial Hospital. Kieran Miller, director of community and corporate services, says that last … Continue reading

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Greg Martin elected Tantramar deputy mayor; council approves $5 million flood project

Ward 5 councillor Greg Martin is the deputy mayor of the new Town of Tantramar. “I’m very, very proud, excited, many emotions right now,” Martin said after Tantramar council elected him to be Mayor Andrew Black’s deputy. He said he … Continue reading

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Higher property tax rates for Tantramar LSDs, with more coming

Higher property tax rates are on the way for residents in the three former local service districts around Sackville, Dorchester and Point de Bute, but the province has cushioned the blow by spreading the increases over five years. In the … Continue reading

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Sackville flood project more than $500K over budget unless changes are made

Tantramar Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday to hear a public presentation on Phase III of Sackville’s Lorne Street flood control project. According to figures supplied to Warktimes by Acting Treasurer Michael Beal, the project could come in $566,905 over … Continue reading

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Sackville flood control project may run over budget

Tantramar Engineer Jon Eppell says he’s hoping to make a recommendation to town council next week on awarding the final contract for the third phase of the Lorne Street flood control project. He made the comment today after Town Clerk … Continue reading

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Tantramar council approves Winterfest fireworks

In a 7-1 vote, Tantramar Town Council approved a $2,000 fireworks display today to be held on Friday, February 10th in Bill Johnstone Memorial Park as part of this year’s Winterfest activities. Council also approved closing Ford Lane from the … Continue reading

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New flood pond for Sackville; dogs, salt & fireworks

At its meeting on Tuesday, Tantramar council heard about flood control in Sackville as well as answers to questions about dogs, salt and fireworks. Council was told that work could begin soon on the third and final phase of Sackville’s … Continue reading

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Tantramar mayor invited to international wetlands conference

If Tantramar Town Council gives its approval next month, Mayor Andrew Black will receive funding to attend an international wetlands meeting at Amiens in northern France from June 8th to 10th. He’s the only mayor in North America invited to … Continue reading

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Tantramar Mayor Andrew Black blocks a vote on who will be his deputy

In a move that surprised many observers, Tantramar Mayor Andrew Black prevented council from electing a deputy mayor at its first meeting on Tuesday. “We have just sat as the new council of the Town of Tantramar,” Black said. “We … Continue reading

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