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In 7-1 vote, Sackville councillors approve pay hike for town managers

It appears Sackville managers will be getting substantial raises this year to bring their salaries more in line with unionized workers on the town’s payroll. At their meeting last night, a majority of councillors approved a one-time “catch up” over … Continue reading

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Revenues up, expenses down, auditor gives thumbs up to Sackville’s finances

The Town of Sackville appears to be in sound financial shape according to the independent auditing firm Stevenson and Partners. Auditor Andrew Boudreau told councillors at Monday’s meeting that the town’s revenues were above expectations in 2016 while expenses were below … Continue reading

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Company says tidal power getting closer, but challenges remain

The manager of Canadian operations for the French-owned tidal developer OpenHydro has reaffirmed that the first of two turbines will be lowered into the turbulent Bay of Fundy waters near Parrsboro this spring. “The final assembly on the two Cape … Continue reading

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ROBO: Bilingual Tintamarre comedy looks at love, machines and what it means to be human

Mount Allison professor emeritus Alex Fancy began using theatre in the 1970s to help him teach French. “Language is a three-phase phenomenon,” Fancy said last night in the lobby outside the university’s Motyer-Fancy Theatre. “Language consists of word, music and gesture, … 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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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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