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Sackville councillors approve $76.5k in community grants

Sackville Town Council awarded $76,500 in community development grants to more than three dozen groups and organizations on Monday, but it wasn’t unanimous. Councillor Bruce Phinney voted no saying he disagreed with some of the grants and felt that town … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors OK tax hike in 2018 budget

During a special budget meeting Wednesday night, Sackville councillors directed town staff to prepare a 2018 budget with property tax increases that would affect both homeowners and businesses. If, as seems certain, council approves the increases on December 11, the … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors asked to approve impaired driving and boating signs

Sackville Town Council is being asked to approve three bilingual signs urging people to dial the emergency number 911 if they spot impaired drivers and a fourth calling on them to report impaired boaters. If Council agrees, the driving signs … 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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So, does Sackville have a deputy mayor…or not?

A Mount Allison politics professor who specializes in municipal affairs says the way in which Councillor Ron Aiken was elected as the town’s deputy mayor last week appears to violate the New Brunswick Municipalities Act. Professor Geoff Martin, who himself … Continue reading

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Sackville council OK’s labour pact and $5.9m Lorne St. dig

Sackville Town Council and members of CUPE local 1188 have approved a new collective agreement that includes an overall eight per cent wage increase over six years. The town’s 35 inside and outside workers will receive a one per cent … Continue reading

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Sackville mayor casts tie-breaking vote on CAO bylaw

What seemed like a routine matter turned into a lively, six-minute debate followed by a tied vote during Monday’s Sackville Town Council meeting. It happened after Councillors Andrew Black and Bill Evans moved to rescind a town policy that spells … Continue reading

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New tricycle and website for Sackville’s elderly

Sackville Town Council is expected to approve the purhase of a $9,500 Danish-made tricycle or “trishaw” that will be used to take Drew Nursing Home residents on special outings. Matt Pryde, manager of recreation, told councillors at their meeting last … Continue reading

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Union members rally at town hall, but Sackville council stands behind final offer

For the second consecutive week, union members showed up at a Sackville Town council meeting to show support for municipal workers who have been without a contract for more than a year. Some of the 70 or so union supporters … Continue reading

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Non-profit group will offer rides for medical appointments and food shopping

At their meeting on Monday, town councillors heard about plans to offer Sackville residents low-cost transportation for out of town medical appointments and grocery shopping. Kelly Taylor, manager of Rural Rides, says the non-profit, volunteer group is launching a six-month … Continue reading

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Union members rally to support Sackville workers after town presents ‘final’ offer

About three dozen members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees showed up at last night’s council meeting to demonstrate support for ¬†Sackville municipal workers whose contract expired more than a year ago. The town and representatives for CUPE local … Continue reading

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