Category Archives: Parrsboro news

Cape Sharp Tidal can’t say when its turbine will go back in the water

Cape Sharp’s tidal turbine, recovered from the Minas Passage on June 15, is still undergoing repairs and upgrades in the harbour at Saint John, N.B. and the company can’t say when it might be re-deployed at its testing site west … Continue reading

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Fundy fishermen file court challenge on tidal turbines

The Bay of Fundy Inshore Fisherman’s Association is challenging the provincial government’s decision to allow deployment of two tidal turbines in the Minas Passage near Parrsboro, N.S. The Association filed a formal application with the Nova Scotia Supreme Court yesterday … Continue reading

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Fishermen pissed at environment minister’s OK to tidal turbines

Nova Scotia’s environment minister has come under fire from fishermen for approving the installation of two tidal turbines in the Minas Passage near Parrsboro. “The environment minister has shown a shameful lack of judgment by ignoring the concerns of a … Continue reading

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Parrsboro group says refugee family could be here soon

Parrsboro Welcomes Refugees is hoping to bring its first family here by the end of February. During a public meeting this afternoon at the Old Post Office (Main & Station), the group reported that it has already raised about $15,000, … Continue reading

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Katie Belle masting ceremony celebrates Parrsboro’s historic Age of Sail

About 150 people gathered at the Fundy Geological Museum (FGM) today to celebrate the masting of the schooner Katie Belle. “It is a joyful day for Parrsboro,” said Karen Dickinson, Chair of the FGM Board as she turned to cousins … Continue reading

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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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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 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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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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