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Blog: October 2011 Archives

It was a dark and stormy night....
David Rhodenizer

Posted by Robert Doublett

IMG00075-20111031-1033.jpgThe Island was pelted by high winds and rain.

Thousands were left without power.

David Rhodenizer speaks for Nova Scotia Power.

Reporter Joan Weeks spoke to him earlier today.


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Red Brick Row
Marcia Smith

Posted by Robert Doublett

try 1.jpgA very special open house was held today in Sydney Mines. Red Brick Row was built in 1829 and has had a facelift with some help from friends. It's now used as affordable housing.

We stopped by the open house, to get a tour.

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Halloween Fire Safety
Fire Service Instructor Stephen MacVicar

Posted by Robert Doublett

IMG00068-20111027-1238.jpgThe Cape Breton Regional Fire Service put on a disturbing demonstration at the Grand Lake Fire Station today.

Fire fighters had purchased a few Halloween costumes at local stores and earlier this afternoon, they tried to set them on fire.It wasn't hard.

The Fire Service has learned that well over half the costumes being sold locally, are flammable.

As a result, they've issued a fire safety alert to warn people about the dangers.

Today's event  was put on by Fire Service Instructor Stephen MacVicar, with the help of Scotchtown fire fighter Jennifer MacKinnon.

Here's part of that demonstration.

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