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Entity 40 residents asked for their verdict on two municipal names

Tantramar Township or Beauséjour Township? Residents of the area known as Entity 40 are being asked for their thoughts on either of those names for the new municipality that will include Sackville, Dorchester, Point de Bute and their surrounding local … Continue reading

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Sackville residents protest against forced amalgamation: ‘This is not democratic, this is authoritarian’

About 14 Sackville residents showed up today for a second rally at town hall to protest against the forced amalgamation of the town with Dorchester and three local service districts. “I’m participating in the rally because I believe in democracy,” … Continue reading

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Sackville mayor’s tie-breaking vote defeats call for delays in municipal reform

Sackville Mayor Shawn Mesheau cast a tie-breaking vote last night to defeat a motion calling for fundamental changes in the process for amalgamating the town with Dorchester and three surrounding local service districts. Among other things, the motion would have formally … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors debate what’s best for the town as province presses ahead with amalgamation

Sackville town councillors debated Wednesday whether they should co-operate with provincial representative Chad Peters in the forced amalgamation of Sackville, Dorchester and three local service districts. “If we don’t participate, the government will do whatever they want,” said Deputy Mayor … Continue reading

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Municipal amalgamations lead to higher costs, experts warn

The New Brunswick government is pushing ahead with municipal amalgamations in spite of warnings from a chorus of experts that merging local governments leads to higher costs and often, to higher taxes. “All of the [academic] work on municipal amalgamation … Continue reading

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Meet Chad Peters, the Tory PR guru hired to amalgamate Sackville, Dorchester & LSDs

A Moncton business consultant, who is a longtime Progressive Conservative, has been hired to create the new municipality that will include Sackville, Dorchester and surrounding communities such as Wood Point, Westcock and Pointe de Bute. Chad Peters is president and … Continue reading

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NB government moves to limit debate on municipal reform bill

In a move that some opposition MLAs called a “gag order,” the Higgs government is seeking to restrict the time for debate so that it can pass its municipal reform bill by Christmas. Bill Hogan, chair of the PC caucus, … Continue reading

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Sackville seeks to maintain independence, rejects municipal amalgamation in letter to province

The Town of Sackville has formally rejected municipal amalgamation with nearby communities in the Tantramar region. In a letter to Daniel Allain, the provincial minister responsible for municipal reform, Sackville recommends retaining its independent status as “a new kind of … Continue reading

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Town of Parrsboro R.I.P.

This elegantly written and scripted poster showed up on the warktimes doorstep recently. Fittingly, it will be my last warktimes post from Parrsboro as I’m moving on soon to Sackville, New Brunswick.

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Parrsboro Mayor rules out vote on amalgamation, at least for now

Parrsboro Mayor Lois Smith says there are no plans at the moment to give residents and taxpayers a chance to vote on whether the town should join Cumberland County. Four municipalities in the Pictou area plan to hold a plebiscite … Continue reading

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Municipal amalgamation: Sharp contrasts between Pictou and Parrsboro

The sudden rush in the last month for Parrsboro to dissolve its town status and join Cumberland County is in sharp contrast to what’s been happening in the Pictou area where citizens will get the right to vote before amalgamation … Continue reading

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