Monthly Archives: June 2015

Media get failing grade for coverage of N.B. fracking protests

Independent journalist Miles Howe says the mainstream news media missed important stories two years ago during protests against hydraulic fracturing near the Mi’kmaq reserve of Elsipogtog north of Moncton. He made his comments on June 11 during a meeting at Parrsboro’s … Continue reading

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Main & Station: Parrsboro art you can feel

Mark Beebe and his partner, Julia Heimer Dadds, were visiting Parrsboro last summer when they fell in love with the beauty of the Minas Basin and its powerful tides. “I think it’s one of the wonders of the world,” Beebe … Continue reading

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Town Council: Band shelter, lighthouse, by-election and questions about tax survey

The Town of Parrsboro is planning to demolish the band shelter and replace it during this construction season with a slightly larger one that will look much the same as the present structure. At tonight’s Town Council meeting, Chief Administrative … Continue reading

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Kerwin Davison’s rum-running auto

Kerwin Davison’s latest antique auto, a 1929 Nash, recalls the Prohibition days of the 1920s and 30s when bullets and buckshot flew as police vainly strove to dam the flood of illegal booze. Davison worked last fall and through the … Continue reading

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Residential care worker campaigns for nursing beds

A residential care assistant from Advocate Harbour says she’s fighting for more long-term care beds because it’s not safe for many elderly people to stay in their own homes. During a talk today at Parrsboro’s Main & Station, Marchel Strong … Continue reading

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Classics by the Bay 7th season: Listen for the big, old organ at Trinity United

The old pipe organ at Parrsboro’s Trinity United Church should get a good work out during this year’s Classics by the Bay festival from June 26 to 28. Gayle Martin, who is a music professor at Mount Allison University, will play pieces … Continue reading

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Things looking up for Cross Roads Co-op, members told

Parrsboro’s Cross Roads Co-op generated a small financial surplus of just over $33 thousand last year for the first time since the grocery store underwent major renovations five years ago. “The last year was an extremely rewarding year for us,” … Continue reading

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PRS members discuss values, vision and mission, but not possible loss of radio licence

The Parrsboro Radio Society (PRS) convened its first members’ meeting yesterday since it became apparent on May 15 that the CRTC may not renew CICR’s broadcasting licence, but no one raised the issue, not even in passing.  (See earlier coverage.) … Continue reading

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Parrsboro abandons tax survey

If you haven’t filled out Parrsboro’s tax survey yet, don’t bother. The town is abandoning it. The survey asked Parrsboro ratepayers if they preferred paying a flat rate for fire protection and street lighting instead of financing those services through … Continue reading

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Ottawa House to honour Charles Tupper

The Ottawa House By-The-Sea Museum is planning a series of events this summer to honour Sir Charles Tupper nearly a century after his death on October 30, 1915. The events range from a Lady Tupper and Sir Charles Tea Garden Party … Continue reading

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