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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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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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