Monthly Archives: October 2015

Town Council decisions on band stand, amalgamation and outside help from financial expert

Parrsboro should have its new band stand by mid-May in time for next year’s summer season according to a committee report presented at tonight’s Town Council meeting. So far, three contractors have expressed an interest in the project. The tender closes … Continue reading

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Welfare stereotypes keep people poor and hungry, filmmaker says

Nova Scotia filmmaker Jackie Torrens says the idea that people on welfare are lazy scammers sitting in their subsidized apartments guzzling beer, smoking cigarettes and watching their big screen TVs, arises from a desperate need to distance ourselves from the poor. … Continue reading

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Parrsboro radio station granted short-term licence renewal

CICR-FM has been granted a 20-month licence renewal, but with strict conditions attached. In its sharply worded decision granting the renewal from Jan. 1, 2016 to Aug. 31, 2017, the CRTC has directed the Parrsboro Radio Society (PRS), which operates … Continue reading

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Film about political scrapper Danny Williams to be shown at Parrsboro Film Fest

Veteran film director Bill MacGillivray says he learned something surprising while making a National Film Board documentary about Danny Williams, the feisty, former premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. “The thing that I learned making this film, Danny Williams is actually … Continue reading

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Charles Tupper finally admitted to Medical Hall of Fame

Jock Murray says he and his wife, Janet were thrilled last week when they learned that, a century after his death, Sir Charles Tupper is finally being inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. “We have long believed Tupper … Continue reading

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