Monthly Archives: August 2015

FORCE tidal centre shows off new sensor platform in Parrsboro

Simon Melrose says the new sensor platform for the tidal power site in the Minas Passage represents a big step forward for scientific research. Melrose, the project manager for the Fundy Advanced Sensor Technology project, says the platform has a … Continue reading

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Sir Charles Tupper was a politician who thought like a doctor

Sir Charles Tupper may have served many years as a prominent Canadian politician, but according to his biographers, Janet and Jock Murray, he thought and acted more like a doctor. “Tupper, we argued in our book, wasn’t really a politician, … Continue reading

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Town Council candidates ask for your vote

About 25 people showed up last night at The Hall in Parrsboro to hear the candidates competing for the vacant seat on Town Council. The event, organized by the Parrsboro and District Board of Trade, was moderated by lawyer Tom … Continue reading

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It’s a ‘yes’: Parrsboro will ask to join Cumberland County

Parrsboro Town Council approved a motion tonight to ask for permission to amalgamate with Cumberland County. “This is what I feel is in the best interests of the town right now, I really do,” Councillor David Harrison said before joining … Continue reading

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Lightning strikes Ottawa House, damages chimney

Lightning struck the Ottawa House today, damaging the east chimney and blowing small holes in the roof at the front of the building. No one was hurt. Tour guide Linda Littlejohn was in the parlour talking about the history of … Continue reading

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Cape Breton professor calls on province to support local communities

A retired political science professor from Cape Breton University says small, rural towns such as Parrsboro need more financial support from the province. But instead of helping smaller municipalities cope with population declines and a shrinking tax base, Jim Guy … Continue reading

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Parrsboro mayor tells CBC it’s time to join Cumberland County

Parrsboro Mayor Lois Smith says Town Council has decided that it’s time to move forward with joining Cumberland County. “My council and myself decided a couple of months ago that it’s time to look at a different structure for the … Continue reading

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