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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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Mayor Higham condemns recent acts of hate in Sackville and Quebec

Sackville Town Council held a moment of silence at its meeting Monday night to reflect on the murder of six worshippers at a mosque in Quebec City and the drawing of a swastika last month in the snow on the … Continue reading

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Sackville water rates to rise in new town budget

Sackville Town Council approved a budget last night that will impose substantial increases in water and sewer rates over the next five years. The largest single group of water users will see their bills increase by $36.40 every year until … Continue reading

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Consultants recommend annual survey as part of Sackville’s new strategic plan

The final draft of Sackville’s five-year strategic plan calls on the town to conduct an annual survey of residents to measure their satisfaction with services and taxes and to identify things that need improvement. Town Council heard the recommendation at … Continue reading

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Councillors idling on 506 drive-thru; more study, maybe?

Sackville Town Councillors voted Tuesday to delay decisions on a controversial coffee drive-thru at TransCanada highway exit 506 while they consider studying overall business development in the area. The vote means that Wendy and Kelly Alder will have to wait … Continue reading

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3rd Sackville coffee drive-thru uncertain as Town Council weighs options

Sackville’s mayor says town councillors will get together as soon as possible to consider options for a Robin’s Donuts drive-thru near Exit 506 off the TransCanada highway. John Higham made the comment after Council received a report from staff planner … Continue reading

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Greening of Sackville: $50,000 for new trees

One hundred and twenty new trees will be rustling their leaves and waving their branches on the windy streets of downtown Sackville in the next few months after town council voted last night to spend $25,000 to help plant them. … Continue reading

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Sackville mayoralty candidates pledge action on key issues

The two candidates running for the Sackville mayoralty have similar positions on a number of issues, including their concerns about provincial plans to overhaul local government. Both Virgil Hammock and John Higham say if they’re elected mayor on May 9th, … Continue reading

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Shale gas testing divides candidates in Sackville mayoralty campaign

Two former town councillors running for mayor in Sackville are defending their voting records on the contentious issue of seismic testing for shale oil and gas. John Higham and Virgil Hammock were both serving on Sackville Town Council in July … Continue reading

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