Tag Archives: climate change

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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In 7-1 vote, Sackville Town Council approves $25K sculpture after some voice misgivings

Feelings were mixed Monday night as Sackville Town Council approved a $25,000 public art installation to create awareness of climate change. Deputy Mayor Ron Aiken along with Councillors Michael Tower and Shawn Mesheau expressed some misgivings about the sculpture called … Continue reading

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Hundreds rally in Sackville demanding government action on climate change

The academic quadrangle at Mount Allison University rang with chants today as hundreds of mainly young voices rose in unison: “What do we want? Climate justice! When do we want it? Now!” As striking students waved placards with messages such … Continue reading

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Councillor Black apologizes for ‘dire views’ but stands by his pessimism about climate change

Sackville Town Councillor Andrew Black apologized for his “dire views” about the future of the planet during last Monday’s council meeting. At the same time however, Black said he stands by comments he made during an earlier council meeting on … Continue reading

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Sackville goes ahead with Lorne St. renewal amid worries about flooding & climate change

The $5.4 million project to reconstruct Lorne St. will be going ahead next summer now that the federal and provincial governments have agreed to pay 75 per cent of the cost. Sackville’s town engineer, Dwayne Acton, says phase one will … Continue reading

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Klein blasts governments for cutting ‘green’ jobs

The headline on the front page of today’s Moncton Times&Transcript about the province cutting teachers aptly illustrates Naomi Klein’s message last month at Mount Allison University. “We are calling for a wave of new investment in the low-carbon workforce that is … 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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