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Minas Passage tidal power off to bumpy start, figures show

Latest figures obtained by Warktimes show that in its first seven weeks of operation, the 2MW Cape Sharp tidal turbine sold only 5.4 megawatt hours of electricity to Nova Scotia Power (NSP). That’s equivalent to 2.7 hours of production at full … 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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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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Municipal expert questions Parrsboro’s rush on amalgamation

Jack Novack, a professor in the local government program at Dalhousie University, is questioning Parrsboro Town Council’s decision to vote almost immediately on whether to seek approval to join Cumberland County. Town Councillors decided yesterday to hold the vote next … 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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Changes coming to payday loans

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board has ordered a slight reduction in the cost of payday loans from $25 per $100 borrowed to $22. The new rate takes effect on May 1. In a decision released last week, the … Continue reading

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