Category Archives: Environment

Sackville calls for hydrofracking ban

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Sackville calls for hydrofracking ban Published Thursday July 14th, 2011  Council asks for moratorium on controversial practice until natural gas action plan is completed by meg edwards Times & Transcript Staff Sackville council voted unanimously to request that the province of New Brunswick issue a moratorium on exploration and hydrofracturing for shale gas and oil. …

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New Business opens in Sackville

April Mackinnon with her baby Andrew in her home busniess, Anointment

New business opens in Sackville Published Wednesday July 13th, 2011 Anointment specializes in handcrafted soaps and more, from pure ingredients by meg edwards Times & Transcript staff April MacKinnon left Sackville after high school, going to Halifax for college and looking for a life that was “better, bigger and brighter.” Times & Transcript April MacKinnon …

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Baie Verte Citizens Continue to Question Irving Gas Filling Station

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Baie Verte Residents continue questioning of proposed Natural Gas Station Meg Edwards Baie Verte citizens gathered again this week to question the safety and location of a proposed natural gas filling station in their farming community. A land lot has been purchased just off the westerly exit of Copp Loop Road on Route 16, with …

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Tantramar Rural Plan discussed

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Tantramar rural plan discussed Published Saturday June 18th, 2011  Currently there is ‘no plan at all,’ according to commission director by meg edwards Times & Transcript staff BAIE VERTE – The Tantramar Planning District Commission presented a draft of a rural plan for the unincorporated areas of Tantramar on Thursday night at the Baie Verte …

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Baie Verte residents showing concern over natural gas station

Baie Verte residents showing concern over natural gas station Published Tuesday May 31st, 2011    Construction of transfer station expected to begin in August by meg edwards Times & transcript staff Baie Verte residents filled their local hall last week when word got around that one of New Brunswick’s first natural gas filling stations was to …

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Port Elgin takes part in coastal workshop

Port Elgin takes part in coastal workshop Published Thursday February 17th, 2011 Planning commission takes group through issues impacting the community by meg edwards times & transcript staff PORT ELGIN – Residents of Port Elgin were invited to attend a coastal workshop hosted by Tantramar District Planning Commission on Tuesday night. Tracey Wade, a planner …

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Sackville Invited to Join Fundy Biosphere Reserve

Sackville invited to join Fundy Biosphere Reserve Published Thursday January 13th, 2011 by meg edwards Times & Transcript staff Sackville has been invited to join the Fundy Biosphere Reserve. The Fundy Biosphere Reserve is an environmental organization that recognizes the unique ecosystem and cultural history of the Bay of Fundy, an area that includes the …

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Public Screening of “Gaslands” at Vogue Theater in Sackville- Sept. 2010

There was full house at the Vogue Theater last  night in Sackville when the Conservation Council of New Brunswick  and Mount Allison’s radio station CHMA offered a free public screening of “Gasland”, an American documentary film by Josh Fox about the effects ‘ hydrofracking’ on the water supply of many American home owners. In a …

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