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July 2010 Archives

Coyote Myth And Reality

Posted by Glenn Carey

Reporter Hal Higgins travelled to the Skyline Trail in the Cape Breton Highlands to find out what Parks Canada is telling tourists about coyotes this summer. (runs 13:20)

MS Patient Update

Posted by Glenn Carey

Reporter Bobby Nock updates the story of Kim Begin, a woman from Baddeck who is hoping to participate in a Montreal study for MS patients. (runs 5:41)

Hiking The CBRM 3

Posted by Glenn Carey

Some say the best and most breath-taking trails in Canada are here in Cape Breton, so Reporter Holly Conners takes us to another trail you can take in Donkin, in our "Hiking The CBRM" column. (runs 7:38)

Archeology Students

Posted by Glenn Carey

You could call it a bit of a diamond in the rough. Hear about one of the more interesting finds at an archeological dig at the Fortress of Louisbourg. (runs 4:43)

Trucking Turmoil

Posted by Glenn Carey

Passengers and truckers are being told it will be days--even weeks--before they can board Marine Atlantic vessels. CBC Reporter Joan Weeks explores the delays as truckers consider disrupting an already disrupted service. (runs 6:14)

Community Cares 4

Posted by Glenn Carey

On our Community Cares column, Nick Davis, Camp Director of the Atlantic Burn Camp, talks about the camp hosted in Cape Breton and the work of the Cape Breton Fire Fighters Burn Care Society. (runs 5:23)

The Coolest Thing 4

Posted by Glenn Carey

In our summer museum series: "The Coolest Thing", Reporter George Mortimer searches for the "coolest thing" at local museums, this installment, he visits the Port Hastings Museum. (runs 4:28)

Course Ratings

Posted by Glenn Carey

How good are our greens? Sports Guy Charlie Cuff speaks with golf writer Ted MacIntyre who rated the courses in Cape Breton. (runs 8:31)

Stone Church Society

Posted by Glenn Carey

People in New Victoria want to generate support to keep an old church from disrepair. The 96 year old church in Victoria Mines closed three years ago, find out what you can do to help. (runs 7:46)

Protecting Plovers

Posted by Glenn Carey

People are getting too close to a nesting pair of piping plovers and their three chicks at Big Glace Bay Beach. Find out what you can do to help the tiny birds. (runs 6:54)

 

Learn more from the Nova Scotia Piping Plover Conservation Program

The Island Of Canada Pt. 4

Posted by Glenn Carey

In the last installment of our interview with author Victor Suthren, he discusses the turbulent history of the Canadian Navy and what lies ahead for the service. (runs 12:13)

Highland Home

Posted by Glenn Carey

Hear from families who are worried about the future of Highland Manor in Neil's Harbour, the home has failed a recent Fire Marshall's inspection. (runs 6:11)

Home Sweet Home

Posted by Glenn Carey

Highland Manor in Neil's Harbour may have to close this Fall. We ask the Administrator why it hasn't passed a fire inspection. And we ask the Nova Scotia Department of Health what happens now. (runs 11:49)

The Island Of Canada Pt. 3

Posted by Glenn Carey

In Part 3, Canada's northern waters then and now. Find out why the Arctic held such allure for early explorers and why there's renewed interest in Arctic Sovereignty. (runs 14:05)

Hiking The CBRM 2

Posted by Glenn Carey

In Part 2 of a new feature, Reporter Holly Conners heads for the Coxheath Hills on our summer series "Hiking The CBRM". (runs 8:14)

Proud Paramedic

Posted by Glenn Carey

Breaking new ground, again. Jennifer Jesty, a North Sydney Volunteer Fire Fighter, is the first aboriginal woman to complete a paramedic course at an emergency training center in Pittsburgh. (runs 5:56)

Wii For Seniors

Posted by Glenn Carey

Meet some seniors who are game for the Nintendo Wii. Reporter Norma Jean MacPhee drops by a summer library program that teaches the technology to those still young at heart. (runs 5:57)

The Island Of Canada Pt. 2

Posted by Glenn Carey

In Part 2 of our on-going interview with author Victor Suthren, we find out how the Nova Scotian ship building industry fueled the economy of the coast in the late 1800s. (runs 9:40)

Back Home

Posted by Glenn Carey

Maxine LeBlanc-David of D'Escousse travelled to Bulgaria in June for a procedure that may alleviate some symptoms of her multiple sclerosis, Reporter Peggy MacDonald has an update. (runs 8:48)

The Island Of Canada Pt. 1

Posted by Glenn Carey

A new way of looking at the country: A feature interview with historian Victor Suthren about his newest book, in which he makes an argument for "The Island of Canada: How Three Oceans Shaped Our Nation". (runs 16:49)

Community Cares 3

Posted by Glenn Carey

Keeping the culture and language alive. Heather Sparling talks about the work of the Cape Breton Gaelic Society on our "Community Cares" Column. (runs 5:58)

The Coolest Thing 3

Posted by Glenn Carey

DSC00011 The Forge.jpgReporter George Mortimer with another installment in our summer museum series: "The Coolest Thing".

We meet a young man working at an old forge at the North Highlands Community Museum. (runs 4:57)

 

Claims Of Harassment

Posted by Glenn Carey

Reporter Joan Weeks examines complaints from two people in Port Hawkesbury who say the RCMP have been harassing them ever since the Ivy Rorison murder in 2008. (runs 9:23)

Councillor By-election

Posted by Glenn Carey

People in the Inverness area elect a new councillor on Saturday. Reporter Bobby Nock spoke to the three candidates running for the seat in District 3, Inverness-Dunvegan-Glenville. (runs 11:05)

Making Waves

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Province of Nova Scotia has made waves with its decision to repeal the Treasure Trove Act. Bill Greenlaw, the Executive Director of Heritage for the NS Department of Tourism and Culture, explains what happens now. (runs 8:06)

Coastal Walker

Posted by Glenn Carey

Emily Forrest of Halifax is walking the Coast of Nova Scotia to raise money for a children's camp; she's in Cape Breton and strolled into our studio to talk about her trek. (runs 8:18)

Choppy Waters

Posted by Glenn Carey

With Nova Scotia's decision to repeal the Treasure Trove Act - Jeff MacKinnon, who is with a marine salvage company, has concerns, and Michael MacDonald, Executive Director of Mineral Resources for DNR, explains the decision.  (runs 16:49)

Hiking The CBRM 1

Posted by Glenn Carey

We launch a new summer series: "Hiking the CBRM" - Reporter Holly Conners explores some great trails that are only a short drive from the city, first up, the East Bay Hills trail. (runs 8:31)

Leading By Example

Posted by Glenn Carey

One young Eskasoni man has been named a National Aboriginal Role Model by the National Aboriginal Health Organization, meet 22 year old Cape Breton University student Michael Denny. (runs 8:06)

Knowledge Exchange

Posted by Glenn Carey

Digging into a wealth of knowledge, a conversation with Cape Breton mine engineers who are back from touring a mine in China as part of a project to share expertise and training. (runs 15:09)

The Welcome Mat

Posted by Glenn Carey

Tony MacDonald, the President of the Inverness Development Association, explains how the business community in Inverness pitched in to keep the doors of the Visitor Information Center open this summer. (runs 8:39)

Community Cares 2

Posted by Glenn Carey

The art of community building on our "Community Cares" feature, we ask Troy Nixon, the Chair of the Board of the Inverness County Center for the Arts, what the folks at the Center do to make their area a better place to live. (runs 7:22)

The Coolest Thing 2

Posted by Glenn Carey

Our summer series, "The Coolest Thing", takes us to the Margaree Salmon Museum... where Reporter George Mortimer finds a fishing rod that saw action in war-time Germany. (runs 5:26)

Vimy Guide

Posted by Glenn Carey

A summer job he won't soon forget... Grant MacNeil, a young Cape Bretoner, is working at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France this summer as a guide. (runs 8:30)

Surprise Scholarships

Posted by Glenn Carey

It pays to do your research... and two Cape Breton high school grads can prove it. Meet the two teens who've each won $10,000. in scholarships from the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation. (runs 9:12)

Tiny Ticks, Big Threat

Posted by Glenn Carey

Doctors Nova Scotia is advising people to be on the look out for black legged ticks that may carry lyme disease. Dr. Jane Brooks explains the disease and how to take precautions. (runs 8:51)

Website: Insect and Animal-Related Diseases

 

Early Medicine

Posted by Glenn Carey

From forceps, to folk remedies, to housecalls on horseback... a new exhibit called "Early Medicine in the Highlands" at the North Highlands Community Museum tells the story of the old time country doctor. Dr. Ken Murray describes the display. (runs 8:09)

Minor Pro Basketball

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Premier Basketball League expressed interest in expanding to Sydney, our Sports Guy Charlie Cuff remembers the Cape Breton Breakers from 1993 and 1994. (runs 7:38)

Jim St. Clair - Dr. Hoodie

Posted by Glenn Carey

Community Historian Jim St. Clair has a healthy dose of history with the story of Dr. Hoodie of Whycocomagh on "Then and Now". (runs 9:19)

Disc Golf Tee-up

Posted by Glenn Carey

Reporter Norma Jean MacPhee spent the afternoon with Steven and Morningstar Pinto, and their daughter, Isabella, at their new 12 hole Disc Golf Course in Catalone. (runs 7:05)

Visit their website: Two Crows Farm and Recreation

Digging A Mystery

Posted by Glenn Carey

Take a modern-day Nancy Drew, mix in some prehistoric rocks, and you've got a Cape Breton-made mystery. Author Jo Ann Yhard talks about her new book for young adults, "The Fossil Hunter of Sydney Mines". (runs 9:23)

MacIntosh Trial

Posted by Glenn Carey

Reporter Joan Weeks describes the first day of the trial for Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh in Port Hawkesbury, and why it took so long to bring the decades old allegations to court. (runs 7:47)

Community Cares 1

Posted by Glenn Carey

We launch our summer series "Community Cares" with a profile of a group that provides care at a very difficult time. Meet Mabel MacEachern, one of the volunteers with Bereaved Families of Cape Breton. (runs 8:17)

The Coolest Thing 1

Posted by Glenn Carey

This summer, Reporter George Mortimer has the challenge to find unique items at Museums throughout Cape Breton for a new summer feature - "The Coolest Thing", which we launch today. (runs 5:54)

Whelk Fishery

Posted by Glenn Carey

Chris Jones, a manager with DFO, talks about the possibility of a new Fall fishery for whelk off the shores of Cape Breton. (runs 8:57)

Expanding Aboriginal Education

Posted by Stan Kennedy

We learn more about the new Unama'ki College of Cape Breton University. (runs 8:14)

A Force To Be Reckoned With

Posted by Stan Kennedy

As controversy continues to swirl around the police response at the G-20, we speak with one of the Cape Breton officers who went up to Toronto to help out during the Summit.  (runs 9:07)