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Province says no to Sackville’s request for $60k to avoid property tax hike

Mayor John Higham says the New Brunswick government has refused his request for nearly $60,000 to make up for its decision to reduce Sackville’s 2018 municipal tax base by $9.2 million. During a speech today during his annual New Year’s … Continue reading

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Southeast Region mayors warn against shipping NB garbage to Nova Scotia

More than a dozen mayors in southeastern New Brunswick are urging the provincial government to deny a private company’s proposal to truck garbage from the Saint John area to a landfill in Nova Scotia. At last week’s meeting of Sackville … Continue reading

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Sackville mayor delivers lengthy public response to former councillor’s letter

Describing some of its contents as “utterly false,” Mayor John Higham spent 13-minutes at Monday night’s Sackville Town Council meeting replying to a letter from former councillor Shawn Mesheau. Mesheau’s August 27th letter was published in theĀ Sackville Tribune-PostĀ and also sent … Continue reading

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Sackville mayor defends council’s actions on drive-thru ban

Mayor John Higham has rejected suggestions that Sackville Town Council did not fully understand what it was doing when it voted last year to continue the ban on more fast-food drive-thrus near the TransCanada Highway. The mayor was responding to … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors hear student pitch against Energy East pipeline

Environmental studies students from Mount Allison University attempted to persuade Sackville Town Council Monday night to oppose construction of the Energy East pipeline. The students are conducting their campaign against the pipeline as part of an environmental activism course taught … 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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New town council hears about nitty gritty issues as well as bigger ones at swearing-in

Sackville’s newly-elected town council was called upon to deal with a sewage emergency last night as its first order of business. Shortly after being sworn in, four of the returning councillors and the three new ones voted in favour of … Continue reading

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