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Election 2015: Federal candidates pitch to students at Parrsboro High

The good ship Election 2015 sailed into Parrsboro Regional High School on Friday as the five federal candidates in Cumberland-Colchester made their campaign pitches to more than 150 students. The two candidates who have already represented the area, Conservative Scott … Continue reading

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Norm Rafuse wins Parrsboro Town Council seat

Norman Rafuse, owner of Rafe’s Construction has been elected to Parrsboro Town Council handily outpolling his three competitors. Rafuse won 181 votes while his opponents Betty Atkinson, Lyle Yorke and Maggie Phinney scored a total of 170 votes. Here are … Continue reading

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It’s a ‘yes’: Parrsboro will ask to join Cumberland County

Parrsboro Town Council approved a motion tonight to ask for permission to amalgamate with Cumberland County. “This is what I feel is in the best interests of the town right now, I really do,” Councillor David Harrison said before joining … Continue reading

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Kerwin Davison’s rum-running auto

Kerwin Davison’s latest antique auto, a 1929 Nash, recalls the Prohibition days of the 1920s and 30s when bullets and buckshot flew as police vainly strove to dam the flood of illegal booze. Davison worked last fall and through the … Continue reading

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Stan Carew steps away from CBC

Stan Carew marched out of a Q-104 Halifax radio studio in 1995 leaving the roar of dead air behind him. The veteran radio personality was protesting against layoffs at the station as penny-pinching owners replaced live announcers with computers. Carew, … Continue reading

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Tide of tax dollars floods into Bay of Fundy

Two huge companies are getting $6.3 million in federal tax money to support their planned tidal project in the Minas Passage near Parrsboro. The lucky recipients are tidal developer OpenHydro, now owned by the French giant DCNS Group, one of … Continue reading

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Beattie questions economic development efforts

David Beattie, President of the Parrsboro and District Board of Trade told Town Council last night he finds it “very troubling” that the economic development committee hasn’t met for three months. Beattie spoke during the Citizens’ Forum immediately after the … Continue reading

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New group RASCALS boosts rural communities

Portapique artist Joy Laking was talking about the new community group RASCALS when she visited Parrsboro on Saturday. During an interview at Main & Station, she said RASCALS stands for Rural Association for Sustainable Communities Along Our Shore. The group … Continue reading

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Robin and Main Street in winter

Robin survives Parrsboro blizzard Great news folks. That poor robin being buffeted Sunday by howling winds and driving snow on Upper Main Street seems to have survived winter’s latest blast. The bird took shelter for a few minutes on my … Continue reading

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