Category Archives: Moncton Area News

Jerome Bear becomes Mayor of Dorchester

On Thursday June 7th Jerome Bear was sworn in as the Mayor of Dorchester, and as the first Native Mayor of Dorchester, and one of only a few in the history of New Brunswick, the ceremony was quietly emotional. The ceremony took place in St. Edwards’ Hall, a bright and spacious A frame building in …

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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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Shiretown Days a Success for Dorchester

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Shiretown Days a success for Dorchester Published Thursday June 23rd, 2011  Hiring practices of village questioned by residents by Meg Edwards TIMES & TRANSCRIPT STAFF DORCHESTER – Deputy Mayor Jerome Bear reported at council’s meeting this week that the Shiretown Days celebration on June 11, which also celebrated Dorchester’s 100th anniversary, was a great success. …

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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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Fire Chief criticizes council

Dorchester fire chief criticizes council Published Thursday April 21st, 2011 by Meg Edwards Times & Transcript staff DORCHESTER – Volunteer Fire Chief Greg Partridge chided village councillors in council chambers this week for not attending a recent public consultation meeting on regional amalgamation. “This is a new government and it is important to be involved,” …

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Sackville honors poet laureate Douglas Lochhead

Council honours cultural icon Published Thursday April 14th, 2011 Sackville councillors also introduce a number of bylaws and discuss RCMP subsidy BY MEG EDWARDS TIMES & TRANSCRIPT STAFF Not many town council meetings begin with the reading of a poem, but in Sackville, the Cultural Capital of Canada, it is not unexpected. In an ode …

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Baie Verte renews Advisory Committee

Baie Verte renews advisory committee Published Thursday April 7th, 2011 Citizens vote to re-nominate Baie Verte Local Services District Advisory Committee by meg edwards Times & Transcript Staff A small crowd of Baie Verte citizens re-nominated their Local Services District Advisory Committee Tuesday night, confident that they are one of the most active LSD’s of the …

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