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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Canadians take this opportunity to honor residential school survivors, the lost children, their families, communities and to come together in the spirit of hope and reconciliation

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Sussex Royals 11u AAA are Atlantic Champions!

After securing the title of Provincial Champions, the Sussex Royals travelled to Corner Brook, Newfoundland to represent New Brunswick at the Atlantic Championship Tournament!

Atlantic’s started out strong with 2 triumphant wins for New Brunswick over team Nova Scotia and team Newfoundland. The Royals headed into the Championship game September 17. A huge accomplishment in itself, with more excitement to follow.

With a sweeping 10-1 win over Nova Scotia, Sussex Royals were crowned the 2023 11u AAA Atlantic Champions! A reclaimed back-to-back title for the Royals who won the Atlantic Championship in 2022.

Blake Johnson was awarded both Game MVP and Tournament Overall MVP, and Connor Arnold was awarded Tournament Team MVP.

Sussex is proud to congratulate the team, coaches, and families for their unmatched dedication and tenacity demonstrated.

TRAFFIC NOTE: LEONARD DRIVE CONSTRUCTION

Members of the motoring public are advised that the area of Leonard Drive from McLeod Drive to the Cougle Road as well as the section of Cougle Road between Leonard Drive and Earnhart Drive will be….

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Sussex Promotes Rail Safety Week

Accidents at railway crossings are tragically common, but almost all are preventable. The week of September 18 to 24 marks the 20th annual Rail Safety Week in Canada. CN wants to take this opportunity to promote and educate on the importance of Rail Safety, and how it can be practiced in your daily lives.

Almost every collision at a grade crossing and on the railroad tracks is preventable. Every year more than 100 Canadians are seriously injured or killed. A motorist is 40 times more likely to die in a collision involving a train than in one with another vehicle. Together, we can be proactive to keep a tragedy from occurring.

Modern trains are quieter than older models, giving people less warning of their approach. Any approaching train is always closer, and moving faster than you think. Trains cannot stop quickly considering their mass of 400,000 lbs. and may need up to 2km to come to a complete stop. Never race a train, because even if you tie, you lose! Stop at a distance of at least 5m from the nearest rail of the railway track and look both ways. Before proceeding, make sure that another train is not approaching the crossing on another track in the same or opposite direction. Some trains can extend more than 3 feet beyond the rail, and steel tracks do not represent the border of the danger zone. By keeping a safe difference, and keeping free of distraction when preparing to cross, you are on the right track to being safe at the tracks.

Trains have the right of way 100% of the time. Because of this, Canada has a strong regulatory system overseeing rail transportation. At designated crossings, there are many safety signals for pedestrians and drivers to consider when approaching a rail. Every designated crossing will have a gate, flashing light, and bell to alert those in the area that a train is approaching. It is important to listen for warning bells and watch for gates and flashing lights. These are the safety measures CN puts in place to provide a visual, audio, and physical barrier to ensure all pedestrians and vehicles are clear from the tracks for an ongoing train. Rail safety is a shared responsibility. By practicing safety around rails and being mindful of the potential dangers around a rail, a difference can be made in preventing tragic injuries and fatalities. Operation Lifesaver is an organization with the mission to continue to educate and promote the ongoing importance for Canadians everywhere to actively use the aforementioned safety reminders. This week join in on the promotion of rail safety – and continue practicing safety around the railway as a shared responsibility.

Photo Credit: Matt Landry Photography

Communities in Bloom International Judges Visit Sussex

The Town congratulates CIB Chairperson Wendy Anderson and the entire CIB team. CIB Committee members hosted our international judges Berta Biggs, retired greenhouse owner from Wetaskiwin, Alberta and Dr Andrea Bocsi, economist-lawyer, tourism expert, community building expert from Hungary this week

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New Emergency Alert System – Voyent Alert!

Sussex is pleased to announce the integration of a new emergency alert notification system – Voyent Alert. In times of crisis, it is important that residents have access to trusted, timely, and accurate information to ensure their own safety and that of their family and loved ones.

Voyent Alert provides a reliable and efficient way to distribute and receive detailed emergency alerts and other important day-to-day information. Voyent Alert offers customized options to receive critical information and alerts through up to 4 notification options – Voice Call, Text, App Notification, and Email. Through these channels, residents receive details on emergency situations. Critical information such as distance and direction of an incident, preferred evacuation route, and other relevant details concerning an evolving situation are issued.

With the option to provide information alerts, Sussex will now be issuing further notices regarding day-to-day situations that may affect your immediate area, such as road closures, water advisories, snow removal advisories, and more.

The system uses specific addresses to ensure users receive accurate, personalized notifications. Residents have the ability to pin specific locations on a map within Sussex boundaries to further tailor their notifications. Alternatively, users can opt out of alerts that may not pertain to their demographic for further customization. Residents have the power to define which communications they receive, on which devices, and for as many locations as needed.

Please visit our “Alerts” page to register and for more information: Sussex.ca/alerts

Residents who have registered with Sentinel and have previously been receiving Alerts are automatically enrolled for Voyent Alert. To complete the transition of an account, visit Sussex.ca/alerts and sign-in with the email or phone number linked to Sentinel. Please note: If you have previously registered with Sentinel, but do not reside within the boundaries of Sussex, you are not automatically enrolled.

The Town of Sussex Emergency Operations Centre is currently at Level 3 - Full Activation due to rainfall and high wind warningsMore Information