Monthly Archives: November 2015

Marine library named in honour of Parrsboro historian Conrad Byers

The Ottawa House Museum has named its research library after Parrsboro’s much-loved local historian. The Conrad Byers Marine Library was officially opened yesterday at the museum. During a special ceremony, Harriet McCready Chair of the Parrsborough Shore Historical Society, described … Continue reading

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Climate change protesters march to Parrsboro’s Tim Hortons

A dozen protesters and a dog marched up Main St. in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia today to raise awareness about climate change and the destruction of the environment. The protesters waved signs and banged drums and garbage cans as they made … Continue reading

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Town council news: Tidal turbines delayed; Winter parking restrictions; Bolivar leaving

Cape Sharp Tidal has decided to postpone deployment of its two turbines at the FORCE site in the Minas Passage until next spring. At tonight’s Parrsboro Town Council meeting, Mayor Lois Smith read a letter from the company explaining that … Continue reading

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Parrsboro Council hears about scheme to put money into the hands of elderly and the poor

The President and CEO of the “Central Bank of Parrsboro” met with Town Council on Tuesday to talk about putting more money into the hands of people over age 70 and those receiving social assistance. “There are a lot of … Continue reading

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Parrsboro citizen denied standing as town moves toward dissolution

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board has denied David Christie the right to introduce evidence and cross-examine witnesses during formal hearings next year on whether the  Town of Parrsboro should be dissolved so that it can join Cumberland County. … Continue reading

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Parrsboro group plans to welcome Syrian refugees

Parrsboro may be one step closer to welcoming a refugee family from Syria after a meeting today at Main & Station in the old post office. Emilie Coyle, who works with the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia, met with … Continue reading

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Parrsboro dissolution not a done deal, Chair says

The Chair of the three-member panel hearing Parrsboro’s application for approval to dissolve its town status and join Cumberland County has assured town residents that dissolution is not a foregone conclusion. “This is not a done deal,” Roberta Clarke said … Continue reading

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Playful paintings of Eldon and his Rock Shop

Parrsboro’s Eldon George and his much-loved Rock Shop on Whitehall Rd. appear in two new paintings by the celebrated Nova Scotia artist Tom Forrestall. One, depicting a young-looking Eldon George, shows him holding a pewter medallion of the tiny bird-like … Continue reading

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Farewell to Long Island arch, people share stories and photos

  About 50 people gathered at the Fundy Geological Museum today to share stories, memories and photos after the collapse last week of the Long Island arch at Five Islands. Tim Fedak, director/curator at the museum welcomed everyone including Don … Continue reading

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