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New Town of Tantramar will pay for more regional services

The new Town of Tantramar is heading into a financially uncertain future with no way of predicting yet how taxes and municipal services may be affected. But one thing is clear: The Southeast Regional Service Commission (SERSC), which currently provides … Continue reading

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Tight timeline for new municipal name, Black says

Sackville’s deputy mayor says the province wants to have a name chosen by the end of the month for what’s now known as Entity 40, the new municipality that will include Sackville, Dorchester and surrounding local service districts. “It’s the … Continue reading

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Abattoir rezoning raises questions about notifying residents

Sackville Town Council’s approval of zoning changes to allow an abattoir within a few hundred metres of homes is raising questions about why only one homeowner was notified in writing about the project. Lori Bickford, planning manager/planner with the Southeast … Continue reading

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Slaughterhouse developer is full-time, town employee, but acting mayor says that won’t affect council’s decisions on the controversial project

Acting Mayor Ron Aiken says Chris Pierce’s full-time job in Sackville’s public works department will not affect any decisions on his application to establish a small-scale slaughterhouse in the town’s industrial park. “The application Mr. Pierce submitted was for him … Continue reading

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AFMNB calls on Higgs to implement full municipal reform by 2025

The association representing 50 francophone and bilingual municipalities in New Brunswick is calling on Premier Higgs to follow through on his pledge to reform the fragmented patchwork of local governments in the province. “Municipalities need to play a role at … Continue reading

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Sackville’s acting mayor puzzles over municipal reform plans

Sackville’s acting mayor says it’s hard to tell from yesterday’s Speech from the Throne what the Higgs government has in mind when it comes to municipal reform. “We just want to see what they come up with,” Ron Aiken said … Continue reading

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Sackville set to save on garbage collection

According to the town engineer, Sackville could save more than $20,000 on garbage collection next year. Dwayne Acton told council last Monday that a bid from Miller Waste Systems came in at $246,161.18 for 2019 garbage collection, $23,619 lower than … Continue reading

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