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July 2011 Archives

Craig's Cause

Posted by Stan Kennedy

A fundraiser and awareness campaign about pancreatic cancer is coming to Cape Breton tomorrow. (runs 8:36)

Website:  Craig's Cause

A Trail With A Tale

Posted by Stan Kennedy

We head out to solve a mystery at the Baille Ard Trail in Sydney. (runs 5:01)

Leadership Lessons

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Young Cape Breton women with leadership potential will get the chance to develop new skills in a historical setting. (runs 5:59)

Website:   This is the Stóras nam Ban Site!

The Battle Of The Bugs

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Research is underway at the Agricultural College in Truro to use predatory beetles to keep harmful insects out of the blueberry fields. (runs 10:08)

A Pop-up Cafe

Posted by Glenn Carey

Raising funds with a feast in Fourchu. Find out more about the pop-up cafe that's going to happen there, and we meet the New York restauranteur, Dorothy Cann-Hamilton, who's going to make it happen. (runs 7:52)

Researching Genealogists

Posted by Glenn Carey

Getting at the root of a national obsession with genealogy. Del Muise is professor emeritus of History at Carleton University in Ottawa and one of the researchers who've launched a new on-line survey here in Cape Breton. (runs 7:44)

BLOG:  Genealogy in Canada

SURVEY:  Canadian Genealogy Survey

Comfy Camping

Posted by Glenn Carey

Roughing it, is not so rough at the Whycocomagh Provincial Park. Reporter Norma Jean MacPhee checks out the new accommodations available there, and takes a tour of the yurts, the first at provincial parks in Nova Scotia. (runs 6:31)

Website:  Whycocomagh Provincial Park

Kites Kites Kites 2

Posted by Glenn Carey

George Paisiovich is the Director of the Kite Museum on Pelee Island in Ontario, who has partnered with Parks Canada to host the International Kite Exhibit at the Bell Museum in Baddeck for enthusiasts around the world. (runs 6:13)

Website:  The Kite Museum

International Kite Exhibit

Posted by Glenn Carey

There's a high flying exhibit at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum in Baddeck. Reporter Norma Jean McPhee dropped in to check out some international kites on display as part of the centennial of Parks Canada. (runs 7:38)

Walkers Delight

Posted by Glenn Carey

Step right up, walk this way. On our "Community Cares" column, we profile the Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club, Joe MacKinnon is club president. (runs 8:05)

Engaging Youth

Posted by Glenn Carey

Taking it from the paper to the place. Find out how four communities in the CBRM will get help to engage their youth in activities as part of the developmental assets project. (runs 6:32)

Experience Chéticamp

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Acadian community of Chéticamp is offering visitors a chance to participate in local activities and enjoy the culture of the region through experiential tourism. (runs 6:56)

Drug Deaths

Posted by Glenn Carey

What do the numbers say. Reporter Joan Weeks has been going over 4 years of drug death statistics in Nova Scotia, and she explains what she's found in the data. (runs 10:07)

Search And Assist

Posted by Glenn Carey

Mapping the future by preserving the past. As part of her summer research job, Heather Green is a CBU grad who's getting hundreds of maps in order at the Beaton Institute to make them more user friendly.  (runs 8:43)

Preserving Veteran's Voices

Posted by Glenn Carey

Keeping their memories alive. The Veterans Voices of Canada project makes another stop in Cape Breton, Allan Cameron is the founder of the group. Reporter Bobby Nock has the story. (runs 8:00)

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Sick Finches

Posted by Glenn Carey

Find out what a researcher at the Atlantic Veterinary College is doing to try to prevent finches in the Maritimes from contracting a deadly disease. Whitney Kelly-Clark is a Masters student in the department of Pathology and Micro-biology at the College. (runs 9:19)

Cabot Links

Posted by Glenn Carey

A hole in one for Cape Breton. Meet Mike Keiser, the Chicago millionaire and renowned golf course developer who's partnering to develop Cabot Links Golf Course in Inverness into a resort.  (runs 10:01)  

It's Party Time

Posted by Glenn Carey

Celebrating Cape Breton's success. Find out about an Island wide party tomorrow to recognize the top three rankings by Travel and Leisure magazine. Mary Tulle is the CEO of Destination Cape Breton. (runs 5:35)

Miners Memorial Weekend

Posted by Glenn Carey

Remembering 100 years of mining in Port Hood. John Gillies is a member of the Port Hood Historical Society and chair of the event, he offers details on the inaugural Miners' Memorial Weekend. (runs 7:31)

For a schedule of events, check out their website:  Miners Memorial Weekend

Eskasoni Crisis Line

Posted by Glenn Carey

A good news story about mental health services is rare. Hear how Eskasoni First Nation has reached out to people in crisis all over the province with their model in mental health treatment. (runs 12:29)

Learn About Farming

Posted by Glenn Carey

A national farm mentorship program is looking for participants in Nova Scotia. The project will give aspiring farmers a "step up" to learn the business of farming, Coordinator Jennifer Hardy-Parr explains. (runs 5:45)

Decision: Downsize

Posted by Glenn Carey

And then, there were twelve. Hear what people on the street are saying about a decision to downsize CBRM council from 16 to 12 councillors, and Political Scientist Tom Urbaniak explains what the UARB decision will mean. (runs 10:08)

Inverness Water

Posted by Glenn Carey

Some property owners in Inverness County are asking the municipality to compromise and help them keep the water flowing. Municipal councillor for the area, Jim Mustard, spoke to Reporter Bobby Nock about the situation. (runs 4:14)

The Wheel Deal

Posted by Glenn Carey

Different spokes for different folks. Find out how Velo Cape Breton is making communities all over the Island better places to cycle, on our weekly "Community Cares" column. (runs 9:50)

To learn more about the club and what they do, visit:  Velo Cape Breton

Making Research Waves

Posted by Glenn Carey

Bruce Hatcher is the Chair of the Bras d'Or Institute at Cape Breton University, we find out how the designation of the Bras d'Or Lake as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve will affect their work at the Institute, as our summer series on research continues. (runs 13:08)

Traditional Healing

Posted by Glenn Carey

Following in the footsteps of their ancestors.  We find out about two Medicine Walks planned for the community of Waycobah First Nation this summer that aim to preserve traditional healing practises.  (runs 9:24)

Glass Artisan

Posted by Glenn Carey

Practising an ancient art on the North Shore, Reporter Holly Conners takes us to a demonstration in glass blowing from the Cabot Trail's "hottest" new attraction. (runs 8:11)

No Quick Fixes

Posted by Glenn Carey

A key-note speaker at the Sustainable Business Conference at CBU explains why solving Cape Breton's problems is going to take a radical shift. Dr. Ray Hudson is a Professor of Geography and Pro - Vice-Chancellor at Durham University in the U.K. (runs 8:25)

Meat Cove Update

Posted by Glenn Carey

People in Meat Cove say delays in repair work after last year's storm damage are jeopardizing the tourism season this year. Reporter Joan Weeks visited the community, recently, and brings us up-to-date. (runs 9:05)

Jim St. Clair - Bulgarian Miners

Posted by Glenn Carey

On "Then and Now" with Jim St. Clair, hear the story of a group of Bulgarian immigrant miners killed in an explosion in Port Hood more than a century ago. (runs 7:14)

Learn more of the Miners Memorial Weekend in Port Hood, and visit Chestico Place, Port Hood's Heritage Centre

Storytelling Festival

Posted by Glenn Carey

The late Sadie Poirier will be honoured with the first annual Sadie's Story Fest in Judique. Rita Warner is Sadie's daughter, and she'll be telling her mother's story, by telling her mother's stories at the memorial storytelling festival. (runs 9:55)

The Business Of Sustainability

Posted by Glenn Carey

Meet the Sydney native who's been named the new chair of the advisory board for the Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment at Cape Breton University - Dr. Kevin Francis. (runs 8:39)

Summertime Discussions

Posted by Glenn Carey

Finding their voice and having it heard. Meet two young people from Sydney, Ben McNutt and Kate MacMullin, who have started a series of discussions for youth under the banner "What's Your Problem?". (runs 9:20)

Rising To The Challenge

Posted by Glenn Carey

On our "Community Cares" column, we shed a little light on the Sunrise Rotary Club in Sydney. Lorne Baldin is the President of the club and he describes what type of work the organization does close to home. (runs 8:22)

From South Africa To CB

Posted by Glenn Carey

Dr. Sean Modesto is the new Chair of the Biology Department at CBU. He has just returned from a sabbatical where he spent time in South Africa investigating extinctions that happened millions of years ago, even before the dinosaurs. (runs 10:51)

How To Milk A Sheep

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Reporter Norma Jean MacPhee takes us to Grand Mira, home of Nova Scotia's first sheep dairy farm. (runs 6:54)

Endangered Piping Plovers

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Department of Natural Resources says ATV use is threatening a nesting pair of endangered piping plovers on Port Hood Beach. (runs 5:08)

Learning From A Leader

Posted by Stan Kennedy

We have a feature interview with Cape Breton hockey great Al MacNeil. (runs 14:55)

Spirit Of The Lakes

Posted by Stan Kennedy

We have a preview on something that's been years in the making: a report on the future of the Bras d'Or Lakes by the Collaborative Environmental Planning Initiative. (runs 9:22)

Sydney Steel Lawsuit

Posted by Glenn Carey

The class action lawsuit by people living near the former Sydney Steel and Coke Ovens sites has passed another legal hurdle, we speak with one of the lawyers on the case, Ray Wagner, and one of the plaintiffs, Neila MacQueen, for an update.  (runs 13:56)

The Tale Of The Trails

Posted by Glenn Carey

Clearing the path for hiking on Cape Mabou. We get an update from Nadine Hunt of the Cape Mabou Trails Club about plans to re-open some trails, and we hear from Bill English with the Department of Natural Resources. (runs 15:06)

Jim St. Clair - Hawley Family

Posted by Glenn Carey

On Then and Now, Community Historian Jim St. Clair climbs back in time through the Hawley family tree... and finds a mystery or two among its branches. (runs 9:58)

Economic Outlook

Posted by Glenn Carey

Nova Scotia's economy is tanking while Newfoundland is buoyed by oil and gas revenues. Two economists review the bottom line for us. Larry Haiven is a Professor at the Department of Management at Saint Mary's University, and Charles Cirtwill is president of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies. (runs 8:16)

Weather Exhibit

Posted by Glenn Carey

Cloudy with a chance of history. The weekend forecast for Cape North includes the opening of a new Weather Exhibit at the North Highlands Museum. Bill Danielson, a retired Professor of Meteorology and author of "Cape Breton Weather Watching for the Naturally Curious" explains. (runs 7:06)

National Geographic Guide

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Bell connection to National Geographic lives on in Baddeck. We find out how National Geographic and Parks Canada have worked together to create a guide to Canada's national parks and why it's being launched in Baddeck. (runs 9:47)

Dial 'H' For Help

Posted by Glenn Carey

Alex MacGregor is with the Cape Breton branch of an organization called TelecomPioneers. Find out how retired and current telecommunications workers help their fellow Cape Bretoners on the first of our "Community Cares" columns for the summer.  (runs 8:52)

Living Near Living History

Posted by Glenn Carey

Emily MacLeod is a master's student at Concordia University, a CBU alumnus and the student research coordinator at Cape Breton University this summer. She wants to know how people in Louisbourg interpret their own history living in the shadow of a Parks Canada National Historic Site. (runs 5:40)

Diary Of An Outbreak

Posted by Glenn Carey

After obtaining and researching documents, Reporter Joan Weeks re-traces the deadly steps C. difficile took across the Cape Breton District Health Authority, and how the Authority responded to the outbreak. (runs 11:06)