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Sackville mayor defends secret ballot vote for deputy, but says he won’t use that method again

Sackville Mayor John Higham says it was his choice to conduct the election of the deputy mayor by secret ballot at town council’s last meeting, but adds he won’t use that method again. “I’m concerned about the appearance of a … 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 split in vote for deputy mayor

Mayor John Higham had to cast a tie-breaking vote last night in the annual election for Sackville’s deputy mayor. “This is a very difficult situation to be in,” Higham said after four councillors cast secret ballots for Bill Evans while … 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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Sackville group lobbies for 21st century schools

Mayor John Higham says Sackville is ready to benefit from a 10-year provincial education plan that encourages communities to develop new ways of learning for the 21st century. “I think the opportunities are immense and that this community is ready … Continue reading

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Packed Sackville council chamber hears words of Atlantic poets as mayor proclaims national poetry month

Sackville town councillors, CUPE union members and others who packed Sackville’s town council chamber on April 10th heard emotionally charged words in honour of a Canada-wide celebration. First, Mayor John Higham proclaimed April 2017 National Poetry Month in Sackville, as … Continue reading

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