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Featured Stories: March 2014 Archives

New Money for Cape Breton University

Marcia Ostashewsk

Posted by Robert Doublett

A researcher at Cape Breton University is celebrating a major funding announcement today.

Marcia Ostashewski will receive close to half a million dollars from the Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Trust.

The money is targetted to projects that aim to improve the quality of life for Nova Scotians while building capacity for innovation.

Ostashewski is a Tier Two Canada Research Chair in Communities and Cultures, and an assistant professor of Ethnomusicology.

Wendy Bergfeldt spoke with her back in November when she was awarded the research chair.
We've invited her into our studio today to tell us about this new money.

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Alcohol Use in CBRM Communities

Samantha Hodder

Posted by Robert Doublett

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality Municipal Alcohol Policy Working Group released its Report: A Snapshot of Alcohol Use in CBRM Communities this morning at the CBRM Civic Centre.

The working group was formed with representation from Cape Breton District Health Authority's Mental Health and Addiction Services, Cape Breton Regional Police Services and the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

The intent of the working group is to start a conversation that help communities take a more active role in addressing the consequences of alcohol harms through the development of municipal alcohol policy.

You can read the report here.

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Acadian Meat Pies on Recipe to Riches

Alcide Desveaux

Posted by Robert Doublett

Former Cape Bretoner, Alcide Desveaux, took home the big prize last night on CBC's Recipe to Riches.

Alcide Desveaux is a retired Canadian hailing from Cape Breton, N.S., which is also from where he credits his family recipe for Acadian Meat Pies.

Alcide's passion for cooking traditional foods is exemplified in his approach to ingredients and flavour combinations. Alcide's recipe earned him a spot on Recipe to Riches where he competed against the other top home cooks in the country in the savoury pie competition.

Recipe to Riches judges were instantly struck by the delicious taste of Alcide's dish. After successfully competing in cooking and marketing challenges, Alcide's savoury pie made him the episode finalist.

Alcide Desveaux beat out tough competition with his Acadian Meat Pie and that means starting this weekend, Alcide's Meat Pie will be a new President's Choice product at select Loblaw banner stores across the country. 

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