Tag Archives: Lois Smith

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 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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Packed meeting hears benefits of amalgamation, but citizens will not get to vote

Parrsboro Town Councillors say residents won’t get to vote on whether the town seeks to join the Municipality of Cumberland County. “It’s council’s decision to make,” Mayor Lois Smith told an audience of about 150 last night at the Parrsboro … Continue reading

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Town Council: Band shelter, lighthouse, by-election and questions about tax survey

The Town of Parrsboro is planning to demolish the band shelter and replace it during this construction season with a slightly larger one that will look much the same as the present structure. At tonight’s Town Council meeting, Chief Administrative … Continue reading

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Parrsboro council: tax survey; aboiteau patching; King St. water; Fancy farewell

At its meeting tonight, town council discussed the online survey in which Parrsboro ratepayers are being asked if they favour charging a flat rate for fire protection and street lighting rather than financing these services from general property taxes. The … Continue reading

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