Tantramar Report: Council hears complaint about RCMP response times, Live Bait’s New Works Festival gets ready to launch Wednesday

A man in a blue shirt speaks at a podium.
Local Sackville resident Kevin Read speaks at council on July 12, 2021. Read told council he's concerned about RCMP response times, and that there are many nights when no officers are on duty in the town. Image: Youtub screencap.
Erica Butler - CHMA - SackvilleNB | 13-07-2021

On Tuesday's Tantramar Report:

Sackville town council met last night and elected councillor Andrew Black as deputy mayor. Council also heard from a citizen concerned about RCMP response times, and got an update from mayor Shawn Mesheau about the ad hoc hospital committee, which has recently joined the Memramcook-Tantramar Community Task Force.

Dates have been set for a preliminary hearing into charges of first degree murder against Henry Pottie and Shawn Patterson. The week long hearing will take place starting in January, and the two men will remain in custody until then.

Memramcook-Tantramar MLA Megan Mitton has announced the arrival of her new baby, Henry, at the end of June.  Mitton says the new family of four is adjusting well at home.

New Brunswick has now gone a full week with no new cases of COVID-19. Only five active cases remain, and there is one person in the hospital with COVID-19.

The Corner Drug Store is hosting a walk-in vaccination clinic at their store on 106 Main St. this Saturday. The province is also hosting another series of walk-in clinics this week, including at the Dorchester Veterans Community Hall on Thursday between 10am and 6pm.

And finally, we chat with Cynthia Spurles and Ron Kelly Spurles of Live Bait Theatre, who are launching the Live Bait New Works Festival on Wednesday.