Category Archives: Town of Parrsboro

Town of Parrsboro R.I.P.

This elegantly written and scripted poster showed up on the warktimes doorstep recently. Fittingly, it will be my last warktimes post from Parrsboro as I’m moving on soon to Sackville, New Brunswick.

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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 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 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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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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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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