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Blog: April 2013 Archives

Cape Breton Gaels Jam

Amber Buchanan, Shay MacMullin, Shipa Jain, & Tad Hargrave

Posted by Robert Doublett

Through the month of May, for the past ten years, we have talked about the state of the Gaelic in our community.

It was ten years ago that Michael Kennedy's document (Gaelic Nova Scotia: An Economic, Cultural, and Social Impact Study) was released to the public and in that time a lot has happened.

However if you had said, ten years ago, that there would be an event on the North Shore that involved exclusively people under thirty-five, we'd have thought it'd never happen.....but it did.

It's called Cape Breton Gaels Jam: Creating Space for Young Gaels Across Nova Scotia.

Listen audio (runs 13:43)

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And the nominee is.........

Pam Eyking

Posted by Robert Doublett

She's not been a politician, but Pam Eyking is no stranger to politics.

The Liberals nominated the 50-yearold mother of four to represent the party in the next provincial election.

Her riding, Victoria the Lakes, overlaps the federal riding of Sydney - Victoria, which is held by her husband; Mark Eyking.

Pam Eyking spoke to reporter Yvonne LeBlanc-Smith about her decision to venture into provincial politics.

Listen audio (runs 4:19)

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The New Moderator

The Rev. Doctor David Sutherland

Posted by Robert Doublett

A Cape Bretoner will occupy the highest position in the Presbyterian Church of Canada and will accompany a few others who have been the moderator over the past few years. The Rev. Doctor David Sutherland grew up in Sydney and attended Bethel Presbyterian.

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