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Featured Stories: January 2014 Archives

Veterans Affairs Rally

Ron Clarke

Posted by Robert Doublett

As many as a thousand people heard the call and came out to a final rally at the Veterans Affairs office in Sydney. The office will close for good today.

Military veteran Ron Clarke has taken the lead in Cape Breton on the effort to save the office from closure. He adressed the crowd today at what organizers called a 'black ribbon' ceremony.

Here's what he had to say.

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Revisioning Our Industrial Past

Lauchlan MacKinnon

Posted by Robert Doublett

Putting a skating track in the Open Hearth Park is part of a larger process of re-imagining Cape Breton 's industrial heritage.

PhD. Candidate Lauchlan MacKinnon has been looking into this process and has published an article about it.

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Lifetime Achievement for Buddy MacMaster

Art Menius

Posted by Robert Doublett

The work of Cape Breton master fiddler Buddy MacMaster is being recognized with an international award next month.

The Folk Alliance International has chosen MacMaster to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Other 2014 recipients include Dock Boggs and the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

The award is being presented in Kansas City at the annual Folk Alliance conference in mid-February.

We've reached Art Menius, he's Chair of the Folk Alliance International committee that chooses the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Listen audio (runs 9:16)

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