Category Archives: CICR FM

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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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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CICR-FM gets 4-month licence extension

Parrsboro’s community radio station has been granted a temporary, four-month licence renewal until December 31. In a notice issued yesterday, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission said the short-term “administrative renewal” will give the Commission more time to consider the … 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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CICR future uncertain as CRTC calls for public comments

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission issued a formal notice today raising doubts about the future of Parrsboro’s troubled community radio station. CICR’s seven-year broadcast licence expires on August 31st. The notice says that the Parrsboro Radio Society (PRS), which … Continue reading

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Sunday Hunting and Parrsboro Radio

Hunting on the Sabbath? The Nova Scotia government is considering lifting the ban on Sunday hunting. That would mean that anyone with a valid hunting licence would be allowed to hunt seven-days-a week during hunting season. At the moment, only … Continue reading

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