Monthly Archives: March 2015

Group hopes to help Parrsboro, Digby forge tidal power alliances

Heather Spidell says she’s hoping her group, Rural Energy, can help communities on the Bay of Fundy take full advantage of tidal power. Spidell, who grew up in Parrsboro and who owns Sweet Brier Boutique, founded Rural Energy last fall … Continue reading

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Beattie questions economic development efforts

David Beattie, President of the Parrsboro and District Board of Trade told Town Council last night he finds it “very troubling” that the economic development committee hasn’t met for three months. Beattie spoke during the Citizens’ Forum immediately after the … Continue reading

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Auditor says Parrsboro in good financial shape

George Jorgensen, Parrsboro’s auditor told Town Council last night that as of March 31, 2014, the town had more than $1.1 million in reserve funds thanks, in part, to $505-thousand in federal gas tax reserves. The gas tax is transferred … Continue reading

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Watch out for deer on the roads, biologist warns

A wildlife biologist with the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources says this winter’s heavy snow encourages deer to venture onto highways where it’s easier for them to travel. Mark Pulsifer is warning motorists to be extra careful when they … Continue reading

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New group RASCALS boosts rural communities

Portapique artist Joy Laking was talking about the new community group RASCALS when she visited Parrsboro on Saturday. During an interview at Main & Station, she said RASCALS stands for Rural Association for Sustainable Communities Along Our Shore. The group … Continue reading

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Parrsboro protesters say no to ‘police state’ law

A dozen protesters banged pots and pans as they marched from Parrsboro’s old post office up and down Main Street today to protest against Canada’s so-called Anti-Terror Bill C-51. The proposed legislation would give the government sweeping new powers of … Continue reading

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NS won’t force villages to dissolve, Furey promises

Municipal Affairs Minister Mark Furey says Nova Scotia’s Liberal government will not force villages to dissolve or amalgamate. “We are working collaboratively with all our community leaders to engage in an open dialogue on the best municipal governance structure for … Continue reading

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