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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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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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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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Mt. A. student victory, Sackville says no to Energy East pipeline

A group of Mount Allison students were all smiles Tuesday night after Sackville Town Council voted 5-3 to oppose the Energy East oil pipeline. The students, who were enrolled last fall in an environmental activism course taught by Professor Brad … Continue reading

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Sackville council postpones action on Energy East pipeline for at least two months

Sackville Councillor Bill Evans has agreed to postpone discussion and a possible vote on his motion calling on the federal government to “protect the health and safety of our communities by denying approval for the Energy East pipeline.” During tonight’s … Continue reading

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Sackville municipal workers’ union asks for conciliation as talks with town reach standstill

Wages, other monetary items and seniority appear to be some of the stumbling blocks in stalled labour negotiations between the Town of Sackville and its 34 unionized inside and outside workers. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has asked … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors vote to tighten security at town hall

By a narrow vote of four to three, Sackville council has approved the installation of a $7,800 glass and metal barrier around the front desk at the new town hall. Councillors Ron Aiken, Bill Evans and Megan Mitton voted for … Continue reading

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