Tantramar Report: Festival By the Marsh this weekend, town hall green rooftop visit, and recalled mangoes

An event poster with a masquerade mask and text that reads: A Banishment of Poets, a play by Sue Rose.
"A Banishment of Poets" will be performed live on the Bill Johnstone Memorial Park bandstand in downtown Sackville. Photo courtesy of Festival by the Marsh.
Meg Cunningham - CHMA - SackvilleNB | 04-08-2021

On today’s Tantramar Report:

Festival by the Marsh kicks off this weekend, and artistic producer Ron Kelly-Spurles is excited for a week of song, performance, and art. The festival will feature local talents from Saturday to Saturday, from a rendition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the historic Fort Beausejour to a songwriter’s circle at the newly renovated Mel’s Tearoom in downtown Sackville.

Public Health reports that 11 New Brunswickers tested positive for COVID-19 over the course of two days. Many of the new cases turning up over the past week were not immediately identified as either travel-related or close contacts, including six cases announced yesterday.

Multiple brands of frozen mangoes have been recalled due to a Hepatitis A contamination. The mangoes were distributed all over Canada, and have so far made three people sick with Hepatitis A.

Erica Butler visited the bigger, expanded green roof on Sackville’s town hall, that is now being planted with a variety of native and food plants by EOS Eco Energy staff, Mount Allison faculty and volunteers. The project is funded by grants through EOS Eco Energy, and came at no cost to the town.

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