Monday, April 27, 2009

Yes, Parrsboro is on TV

It sounds like the Nova Scotia tourism ads that were filmed here last fall are airing on TV now. I was thrilled when asked to appear in these ads, which feature these aspects of Nova Scotia's Fundy tides:
- Parrsboro's high/low harbour
- the Shubenacadie tidal bore
- Cape d'Or lighthouse

A lobster fisherman from Advocate harbour is also in one of the ads and Tex, from Cape Chignecto Park is in one as well. I'm trying to get a list of the TV stations that they are showing on - will post them as soon as I get them. I know it's the specialty channels like CBC Newsworld, HGTV, National Geographic, W, etc. and they usually run between 5 & 7 pm.

My yellow lab, Belle, is also in the ads...haha, famous beach dog!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Parrsboro ranks well in prov municipal study

I caught an interesting bit of news today about a report recently released by the Atlantic Institute of Market Studies (AIMS) indicating that the Town of Parrsboro placed 13th out of 55 municipal units (towns and counties) in Nova Scotia.

AIMS judged each municipal unit on governance, finance, transportation, safety, protection, environmental health, economic development, recreation and culture.

Interestingly, Parrsboro lead the scores for Cumberland County:
The County itself ranked 20th out of the 55,
Amherst ranked 36th,
Springhill 44th
and Oxford 45th

Neat, huh?