Monthly Archives: September 2015

Town Council news: Rafuse sworn in; aboiteau bridge project delayed

Norm Rafuse, owner of Rafe’s Construction, has officially taken his seat on Parrsboro Town Council after handily winning the September 5th by-election. Rafuse was sworn in at tonight’s regular council meeting. He said later that his mind is still open … Continue reading

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Parrsboro Mayor rules out vote on amalgamation, at least for now

Parrsboro Mayor Lois Smith says there are no plans at the moment to give residents and taxpayers a chance to vote on whether the town should join Cumberland County. Four municipalities in the Pictou area plan to hold a plebiscite … Continue reading

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Municipal amalgamation: Sharp contrasts between Pictou and Parrsboro

The sudden rush in the last month for Parrsboro to dissolve its town status and join Cumberland County is in sharp contrast to what’s been happening in the Pictou area where citizens will get the right to vote before amalgamation … Continue reading

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Parrsboro symposium hears about high cost of tidal power

The 200 people who attended the tidal symposium in Parrsboro yesterday heard that tidal power will be very expensive, at least in the near future. The electricity that the tidal companies are planning to generate at the FORCE site will … Continue reading

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Parrsboro’s future could be brighter with tidal power, conference hears

“I think last night there were hardly any accommodations in town and all the restaurants were full,” tidal developer Dana Morin told an audience of about 200 today during a big tidal symposium at the Parrsboro Legion. “That is a … Continue reading

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Parrsboro possible site for tidal turbine assembly and repair

Parrsboro could be chosen as a location to assemble and repair tidal turbines according to the site development manager for Cape Sharp Tidal. During last night’s open house at the Parrsboro Fire Hall, Nick Fyffe said the company wants facilities … Continue reading

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Tidal company holds open house in Pictou with 2nd one tonight in Parrsboro

The manager of Canadian operations for the French-owned tidal developer OpenHydro says plans are well underway for the deployment of two turbines in the Minas Passage later this year. During the first of four open houses last night in Pictou, … Continue reading

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Election 2015: Federal candidates pitch to students at Parrsboro High

The good ship Election 2015 sailed into Parrsboro Regional High School on Friday as the five federal candidates in Cumberland-Colchester made their campaign pitches to more than 150 students. The two candidates who have already represented the area, Conservative Scott … Continue reading

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Federal election candidates differ on legalizing pot and prostitution

The legalization of both marijuana and prostitution were prime topics today at a federal election forum held at Parrsboro Regional High School. About 150 students attended the forum hosted by the Student Council to listen to and question all five … Continue reading

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Parrsboro holds ceremony to honour the Queen’s long reign

About 50 people gathered at noon today in the newly-renovated Ottawa House Museum to honour the Queen as Canada’s longest-reigning monarch. The 17-minute ceremony was organized by the Monarchist League of Canada to mark the day when the Queen surpasses … Continue reading

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Where does Norm Rafuse stand on key issues? Excerpts from all-candidates’ meeting

As I previously reported, about 25 people showed up on Thursday, August 27 to hear candidates for Parrsboro Town Council answer questions about key issues. Now that Norman Rafuse has won the council seat, it may be worth looking again … Continue reading

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