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Hundreds of student strikers march on Sackville town hall to demand action on climate change

Hundreds of students in Sackville rallied in the academic quadrangle at Mount Allison University today before marching to town hall to demand that all levels of government take action on climate change. Students from Salem Elementary, Marshview Middle School, Tantramar … Continue reading

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More pavement, fewer trees around luxury downtown apartments

Information compiled by Sackville resident Sharon Hicks and confirmed by town planner Lori Bickford shows the proposed luxury apartment building in the heart of downtown would have fewer trees around it and more above-ground parking behind it than I have … Continue reading

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Sackville town managers receive 8% raises

According to newly released figures, the salary scales of senior town managers have risen by just over eight per cent since July when a majority of  Sackville councillors approved a one-time raise to bring management salaries more in line with … Continue reading

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In 7-1 vote, Sackville councillors approve pay hike for town managers

It appears Sackville managers will be getting substantial raises this year to bring their salaries more in line with unionized workers on the town’s payroll. At their meeting last night, a majority of councillors approved a one-time “catch up” over … Continue reading

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Revenues up, expenses down, auditor gives thumbs up to Sackville’s finances

The Town of Sackville appears to be in sound financial shape according to the independent auditing firm Stevenson and Partners. Auditor Andrew Boudreau told councillors at Monday’s meeting that the town’s revenues were above expectations in 2016 while expenses were below … Continue reading

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Company says tidal power getting closer, but challenges remain

The manager of Canadian operations for the French-owned tidal developer OpenHydro has reaffirmed that the first of two turbines will be lowered into the turbulent Bay of Fundy waters near Parrsboro this spring. “The final assembly on the two Cape … Continue reading

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ROBO: Bilingual Tintamarre comedy looks at love, machines and what it means to be human

Mount Allison professor emeritus Alex Fancy began using theatre in the 1970s to help him teach French. “Language is a three-phase phenomenon,” Fancy said last night in the lobby outside the university’s Motyer-Fancy Theatre. “Language consists of word, music and gesture, … Continue reading

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Climate change protesters march to Parrsboro’s Tim Hortons

A dozen protesters and a dog marched up Main St. in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia today to raise awareness about climate change and the destruction of the environment. The protesters waved signs and banged drums and garbage cans as they made … Continue reading

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Parrsboro Council hears about scheme to put money into the hands of elderly and the poor

The President and CEO of the “Central Bank of Parrsboro” met with Town Council on Tuesday to talk about putting more money into the hands of people over age 70 and those receiving social assistance. “There are a lot of … Continue reading

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Playful paintings of Eldon and his Rock Shop

Parrsboro’s Eldon George and his much-loved Rock Shop on Whitehall Rd. appear in two new paintings by the celebrated Nova Scotia artist Tom Forrestall. One, depicting a young-looking Eldon George, shows him holding a pewter medallion of the tiny bird-like … Continue reading

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Election 2015: Federal candidates pitch to students at Parrsboro High

The good ship Election 2015 sailed into Parrsboro Regional High School on Friday as the five federal candidates in Cumberland-Colchester made their campaign pitches to more than 150 students. The two candidates who have already represented the area, Conservative Scott … Continue reading

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