Information for Mount Allison Students and Families

The Town of Sackville welcomes you!

Updated August 12, 2021

Each year the Town of Sackville excitedly welcomes Mount Allison students back to Sackville and looks forward to everything a young, dynamic and motivated population brings to our small Town.  From volunteerism to community outreach, in many ways Mount Allison students are the backbone of our community; and for this reason we would like to make sure you feel supported through the difficulties associated with arriving in a new community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can also watch a video from former Mayor John Higham which was released before the start of the 2020 academic year, which outlined measures the Town and Mount Allison have taken to keep our community safe.

Finally, here is a list of everything you need to know when you arrive in Sackville:

Green Phase Details

On July 30, 2021, the Government of New Brunswick ended the Mandatory Order and all restrictions were lifted. Information on the Green Phase and living with Covid-19 can be found here.

Returning to Campus

Mount Allison has outlined the process for students returning to campus here.

When to Get Tested
Are you not feeling the best, but you’re on the fence about getting tested?  Take the province’s self-assessment or call 811 and follow their directions. You can also refer to the COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire that is posted in local businesses.

Housing
The Mount Allison Students’ Union has a great website to look for off-campus housing options.  You should also take a look at their Off-Campus Housing Handbook.

Local Businesses
We all know that shopping local is great for the local economy, especially in a small town like ours.  That is why we would like to assure you that our small local businesses are open and ready to welcome you!  Some businesses still require masks so we recommend that you call ahead to check on details at businesses you are planning to visit.

Grocery Services
Both the Sackville Foodland (506) 536-0679 and Rose’s Independent Grocer (506) 536-1349 have online grocery order and pick-up options available for those who are self-isolating.  Delivery is sometimes an option as well.  Call Foodland for information on ordering your groceries or you can order your groceries online from Rose’s.  Here’s a great resource developed by the Mount Allison Students’ Union: Off-Campus Food Options.

The two drug stores in town, Jean Coutu (506-536-0230) and The Guardian (506-536-2255) also offer delivery services.

Community Directory
Our Community Directory has the contact information for local businesses, sports clubs, religious institutions, fundraising clubs and much more.  Check it out to see what options may interest you.

Follow the Town on Social Media
The best way to keep up with local news and information is by following the Town on Twitter (@SackvilleTownNB) , Facebook and Instagram (@SackvilleNB).  We post daily and any important updates will be found on these sites.  We also post our Council Meetings on our YouTube Channel.

Community Task Force
On April 5, MLA Megan Mitton, Sackville Mayor John Higham, Dorchester Mayor JJ Bear, Port Elgin Mayor Judy Scott, and Fort Folly First Nation Chief Rebecca Knockwood, established the Tantramar COVID-19 Task Force, which has since been renamed the Tantramar Community Task Force (TCTF). The TCTF includes key community volunteers from unincorporated areas of Tantramar, such as Aulac and Cape Tormentine. The TCTF has been mandated to coordinate an appropriate community response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If residents need help during the COVID-19 pandemic with groceries, prescriptions, or other issues, they can contact the TCTF for assistance at enquiry.tctf@gmail.com or 939-4186 . You can also visit the TCTF Facebook page for a side variety of resources available to support Tantramar residents.

Important Numbers and Websites
A toll-free information line and email address, which offers services in both languages, has been established by the Province of New Brunswick to help answer non-health related questions. The number, 1-844-462-8387, is operational seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The email address is helpaide@gnb.ca. Concerns about workplace safety should continue to be directed to WorkSafeNB.

Tele-care: Patient Connect NB; 811
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
CHIMO Helpline (crisis line): 1-800-667-5005
RCMP: 911 for emergencies only
Sackville Memorial Hospital: 364-4100

More information about COVID-19 can be found at the Government of New Brunswick and Government of Canada websites.

 

 

For more information on what it’s like to live in Sackville, visit our Student Life page.

We are excited to have you choose Sackville!  Here’s a video to welcome you to Town!