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Sackville’s Former United Church and Post-Church Churches

Boardwalk’s Be the News journalism team hosted a show about religion. We began discussing the former United Church building, speaking with Damian Hammock of the group SPLASH, which is trying to preserve the building itself. This first section of the show included an interview with the landowner, John Lafford, and another with Town Council member Bill Evans.

The second section of the show was about declining religiosity across the Maritimes rather than just in Sackville. Reverend John Perkin discussed how religiosity and church attendance everywhere is declining, why this is the case, and what might result.

Finally, we ended by discussing what might replace the church in the future. If the church serves the roles of providing community space and moral codes and rules to individuals, then what might serve to replace those functions in the future as churches close their doors? Is this a good or bad thing? What is a post-church church?

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The Voice of the People – Sackville Farmer’s Market

Kate Phillips – a correspondent for Boardwalk’s Be the News – spoke with a number of vendors at the Farmer’s Market on March 15th. She asked them about their experience as vendors and the market in general. Check out this interview below:

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March Break in Sackville

As March Break is on for non-university students across Sackville, Be the News investigated possible fun activities and events that students can enjoy. Want to see a movie at the Vogue? Want to learn about events put on by the town? Here are two interviews about March Break. The first is with Jeff of the Vogue, and the second is with Deanna, who works for the town of Sackville. Enjoy!


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Student Strike Headquarters – Interviews

Correspondent Quincy Russell hit the streets to learn about Mount Allison’s Student Strike Headquarters. He conducted several interviews to put together this piece detailing its role, uses, and challenges in the current MtA labour climate:


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Be the News – Labour

Be The News is a community-generated news and issues talk show about stories that matter to Sackville citizens. Local media by local people. On the 28th, Be the News investigated labour in Sackville. Find the interviews below:

–  Jeanne’s neighbor Angie talks about declining opportunities for Sackville workers.

– Members of Daybreak speak about their experiences with volunteer labour (made by correspondent Kate Philips).

– Tomo, owner of Bridge Street Cafe, discusses challenges facing new immigrants in Sackville and Canada at large.

– Food truck owners Jon McKiel and Allison Crinkley speak to why they started a small business in Sackville.

– Citizen of the year Mike Fox weighs in on the theme of labour in Sackville.

– Pickles’ owner Dave Hunter shares his qualms with youth workers and smartphone usage.

http://www.chmafm.org/boardwalk/07%20Dave1.m4a. – Pickles’ owner Dave Hunter discusses the challenges facing small businesses in Sackville.

– Be the News Correspondent Michael Freeman presents both sides of the MtA collective agreement dispute between the administration and MAFA.

http://www.chmafm.org/boardwalk/Chris – Fine Arts faculty member Chris Down shares his perspective on faculty evaluation and tenure promotion as an issue in the ongoing negotiations between the administration and MAFA>

– MAFA speaks with many voices: hear professors discuss why they personally support MAFA’s strike.


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Be the News – Food

Be the News aired its first ever radio show on CHMA yesterday. It was an amazing hour about food in Sackville. Find the interviews below:

 Jeanne’s neighbor Angie  speaks about food in sackville.

Ron wants to collaborate with you when it comes to food. Ethics and food together at last. Raeghann Lister discusses Fresh for Less.

Dave Hunter at Homegrown Meats of Tantramar presents the problems facing the distribution of local meat products.

Correspondent Kate Philips tails Vegan Amber Tucker and tracks the ease of sourcing vegan food in Sackville.

Kevin Ceretti of the Kookie Kutter Bakery talks about his experience running a business in Sackville.

Martin Omes discusses the closure and future of the MTA farm.

Michael Freeman hits the pavement to get consumer perspectives on the availability and accessibility of Sackville’s food offering.

 Michael Freeman hits the pavement to get consumer perspectives on the availability and accessibility of Sackville’s food offering. part 2.

Michael Fox talks local food and agro-tourism.

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