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Riverview High School produced a "Public Service Announcement"
against drinking and driving...

Watch their video:

YouTube video link 



Here's video of Brooke Oland of Middle River releasing a great horned owl he caught in his chicken coop, as heard on the Bird Hour (Monday, Jan. 07th):

"YouTube video link"



A useful resource for sailors around Cape Breton, visit the website for more information...

"Its the cruisers' guide to Cape Breton Island and the Bras d'Or Lakes"

Cruising Cape Breton


If you're interested in the "Cruising Guide to the Maritimes" book (which includes detailed anchorage charts for Cape Breton), as recommended by sailor & Dingwall Partyliner Hamilton Carter, email the author by clicking the link:  Captain Cheryl Barr


Top Toys List 2012

"What's Up Magazine" in Toronto holds a toy testing event in the fall, and they've revealed the results: The following were child and parent approved toys for 2012:

- Lego or Playmobil toys
- Lego Hobbitt (tied in with the new Hobbitt movie)
- Crayola Marker Airbrush (for 6 and up)
- Chuggington Toy Train (from the company Tomy)
- Mega Bloks - First Builders, Big Building Bag
- Microchargers Cars (by Import Dragon)
- Matel Stand-up Volcano (for ages 6 months - 3 years)
- Hexbugs - The Nano Bug Hive



To purchase one of the calendars designed by Miranda Dodd to raise money for the plight of people in Timbuktu, please visit:  Timbuktu Under Siege


     ...You can also find a link on the Sahara Passion facebook page at
                                           Sahara Passion - Timbuktu
      or at our website:  Taoudeni Trek-Sahara Passion 




Dr. Gail Eskes of The Brain Repair Centre at Dalhousie University in Halifax is accepting submissions for the "Dalhousie Story-Writing Competition"... the stories will be developed into a computer game to aid individuals with attention and memory problems after a stroke.

For more information about the contest rules and registration, go to:


or email: Joshua Salmon



The Cape Breton Fiddler's Run takes place Sunday, September 9th, 2012. All runners MUST pre-register, there is NO registration the day of the event.
To register and check out the new routes visit the Fiddler's Run page.

The CB Stage Company Sydney Spaces Theatre Festival runs from July 26 - Aug 25 For a complete schedule of the Festival you can check out their webpage .


Dr. Ross Hebb from Islandview, New Brunswick is researching a book on WWI and he's looking for letters and diaries from people who served.

If you have something you'd like to share, you can call him at 506-450-9687
or you can contact him via e-mail here:  Dr. Ross Hebb

or by Canada Post at:

Dr. Ross Hebb

3 Southlawn Dr.

Island View, NB

E3E 1A2



The Travelling Terry's are made up of two ambitious friends, 23 year-old travel journalist/writer, Sam Vandenberg  and 19 year-old travel photographer, Cameron Shaughnessy. They're traveling across Canada in an RV, and blogging about their trip. They've started in Ingonish, where they're working for the summer at the Keltic Lodge.

Meet Leah Noble, a young woman making a life for herself in Cape Breton and writing about it on the web at Dream Big Cape Breton

Students from across the province will have the chance help create a cyberbullying awareness campaign by sharing their ideas about the problem.

The province is asking students to submit videos, music and other art for an ad campaign to raise awareness about the problem of cyberbullying.

Students will have about six weeks to submit their work on the Unlike Cyberbullying website. The concepts and ideas will be judged, and the student or group that submits the idea chosen will work with the province to create a public service announcement that will run during the 2012-13 school year.
The deadline is July 13.


Velo Cape Breton and the CBRM are hosting bike week from June 3 - 10, for a complete list of events visit the website or Google CBRM bike week.


The Savour Food and Wine  festival takes place in Sydney, May 17 at Centre 200. Tickets are 59.00 each + tax.


 Music Camp on the Canal: June 1, 2 & 3

Music camp is a weekend of instrument, dance and songwriting workshops, with open jam sessions, interpretive demonstrations, and a Saturday night concert. Featuring fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, songwriting, and tinwhistle - with instructors JP Cormier, Roger Stone, Hank Middleton, Anthony Rissesco, Darren MacMullen, Paul Davis - and on-site luthier Johannes Sturm. The square dance session will be led by Roddie's Square Dance Society and caller Colette Sampson MacLean.

Cost is $195. ( $150. if you register before May 01) per person for the weekend event including much food and entertainment and all workshops.
Accommodations packages available. 


For information on reducing the risk to your home in the case of a wildfire, visit:

 Wildfire Prevention Tips

Addiction Services with the Cape Breton District Health Authority has set up a webpage called Caperbase with information about drugs and alcohol.
It offers free and confidential services for young people.

"March Forth: The Trevor Greene Story"

An African proverb says, "Educate a girl, and you enlighten a whole community."

The Greene Family Education Initiative Fund raises funds to educate young women in conflict zones to become teachers.

Learn more by visiting:


  • Find out how you can save energy in your home, with Efficiency Nova Scotia 
    or call, toll free 1-888-261-1599


  • Agriculture Literacy Week - The online audio book "Spelling It Out" helps elementary students learn about Nova Scotia's diverse agricultural industry.
    Access the on-line audio book here:   Video e-book



  • A new mentorship program sponsored by the Cape Breton Partnership that aims to get more women in leadership roles:  Partners For Growth


  • Doreen Pendgracs is the author of "Before You Say Yes ... A Guide to the Pleasures and Pitfalls of Volunteer Boards."
    You can visit her website at: 
    Wizard of Words


  • The website that encourages you -- The Citizen -- to become more formally active in your community:  "Nova Scotia Municipal Elections 2012"

  • If you'd like more information on the snowpass for grade 4 and 5 students, you can go to the website at

  • Get additional information about Rebates, and Tips that promote the benefits of energy efficiency in your home or business, visit the website:  Efficiency Nova Scotia


  • For more information on dates and times for the 2011 Christmas Bird Counts in Nova Scotia, click the following link: 2011/2012 NS Bird Counts



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