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Ambitious plans for expansion of Sackville Waterfowl Park on its 30th anniversary

The Town of Sackville is planning two big extensions to its 55-acre Waterfowl Park this year as the park turns 30. At his New Year’s levee last Monday, Mayor John Higham talked about the town acquiring a “significant portion of … Continue reading

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Sackville mayor asks province for $60k to avoid property tax hike

Sackville Town Council has delayed passing the 2018 municipal budget until January after asking the provincial minister of local government for nearly $60,000 to cover its financial shortfall. It means that the town will defer any property tax increases until council … Continue reading

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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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As Sackville edges closer to municipal work stoppage, workers rally at Town Hall

About 150 union supporters rallied outside Sackville Town Hall last night and then crowded into the council chamber to support members of CUPE local 1188 which represents the town’s 35 inside and outside workers. The workers have been without a … 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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