Monthly Archives: April 2015

Cross Roads Co-op to continue as member-owned store

It not quite “business-as-usual,” but Parrsboro’s Cross Roads Co-op plans to remain an independent, member-owned grocery store. General Manager Rob Flecknell says, however, that the store will need to find a new supplier if Co-op Atlantic gets approval to sell … Continue reading

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Town will accept construction debris in spring cleanup

Parrsboro is changing the rules to allow residents to dispose of construction and demolition debris during this year’s spring cleanup being held from May 19 to May 21. At its meeting last night, Town Council added doors, windows, siding, flooring, … Continue reading

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Parrsboro shows ‘Midnight’s Children’ on National Film Day

There will be more than 150 events across Canada to mark National Canadian Film Day on Wednesday, April 29th and Parrsboro will be hosting one of them with the screening of the film Midnight’s Children at The Hall. “It’s a day when … Continue reading

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Tide of tax dollars floods into Bay of Fundy

Two huge companies are getting $6.3 million in federal tax money to support their planned tidal project in the Minas Passage near Parrsboro. The lucky recipients are tidal developer OpenHydro, now owned by the French giant DCNS Group, one of … Continue reading

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Commercial tidal power a long way off, timeline suggests

My review of events in the development of Fundy tidal power since 2008 reveals that politicians and developers have consistently underestimated the challenges involved in converting the world’s highest tides into affordable electricity. I’ve published a year-by-year listing of events … Continue reading

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Changes coming to payday loans

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board has ordered a slight reduction in the cost of payday loans from $25 per $100 borrowed to $22. The new rate takes effect on May 1. In a decision released last week, the … Continue reading

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Historical Society takes ownership of Ottawa House

The Parrsborough Shore Historical Society has decided to accept ownership of historic Ottawa House. Society president Colin Curleigh says 34 members attended a general meeting on Monday and after considerable discussion, members voted to accept the provincial government’s offer to … Continue reading

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