Tantramar Report: Mesheau meets with local mayors and RCMP have suspects in suspicious fires

A man in a COVID-19 mask sits behind a desk
Sackville mayor Shawn Mesheau at council's first meeting on June 14, 2021. Image: screencap
Erica Butler - CHMA - SackvilleNB | 19-07-2021

On Monday's Tantramar Report:

Sackville town council will convene a special meeting on Tuesday evening to discuss Municipal Reform.  Mayor Shawn Mesheau says he hopes the meeting will allow council to agree on recommendations to send to Local Governance Reform minister Daniel Allain.  Mesheau also reports back on his meeting with other local area mayors last week.

The RCMP have identified suspects in their investigation into several suspicious fires in the Sackville area, according to RCMP sergeant Paul Gagné.  Gagné can’t say which incidents the suspects are connected with, citing protection of the investigation.  

VIA Rail says it is working “with the local community” to find “solutions for a partnership” that will lead to an eventual reopening of the Sackville Train Station, which has been closed since 2012.  The station in Amherst, Nova Scotia, which was closed at the same time, is under a lease-to-own agreement brokered with the town of Amherst, VIA Rail, and a local restaurant owner.

The provincial government and the New Brunswick Nurses Union have reached tentative collective agreements for two bargaining units representing more than 6,000 registered nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse managers and nurse supervisors. The deals still have to be ratified in a vote by NBNU members.