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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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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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Municipal amalgamation: Sharp contrasts between Pictou and Parrsboro

The sudden rush in the last month for Parrsboro to dissolve its town status and join Cumberland County is in sharp contrast to what’s been happening in the Pictou area where citizens will get the right to vote before amalgamation … 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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Cape Breton professor calls on province to support local communities

A retired political science professor from Cape Breton University says small, rural towns such as Parrsboro need more financial support from the province. But instead of helping smaller municipalities cope with population declines and a shrinking tax base, Jim Guy … Continue reading

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Parrsboro mayor tells CBC it’s time to join Cumberland County

Parrsboro Mayor Lois Smith says Town Council has decided that it’s time to move forward with joining Cumberland County. “My council and myself decided a couple of months ago that it’s time to look at a different structure for the … Continue reading

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Parrsboro councillors to vote on application to join Cumberland Co.

Parrsboro Town Council has decided  to vote next week on whether to file an application to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB) asking for approval to join Cumberland County. The vote will be taken on Wednesday, August 26th, … Continue reading

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