The People’s Archive of Rural Nova Scotia (PARNS) is a living multimedia platform for citizen storytellers to share stories of everyday life and everyday people, and to discover the extraordinary in the ordinary. We want your stories to capture past, present, and future life in rural Nova Scotia – stories of people and culture, arts and music,  land and sea, local and global action, past times and sidelines –  in your own voice and words, using your own creativity.

The website is an endless work in progress. What you see is only the start of a dream, a living archive by and for Nova Scotians.  We (shall) strive to maintain a high-quality site, largely with the help of a team of volunteers.

We look forward to telling your stories, receiving your advice and ideas, and growing this site in the coming years. Please contact us to pitch your stories, share your ideas, volunteer, or ask a question.