Sep 14, 2012 | 16:19Mainstreet Cape Breton Jim Wooder - "..it's supposed to look like that." Audio
Mainstreet Cape Breton Jim Wooder - "..it's supposed to look like that." Sep 14, 2012 | 16:19When the 4.2 million tonnes of gravel silt and sediment were dredged out of Sydney Harbour it had to go somewhere.
Almost from the beginning it was agreed that this material would be used for a land reclamation project all parties settled on a design.
Yesterday, a leading businessman questioned the design and structural soundness of the 175 acre confined disposal facility adjacent to the Greenfield site.
The story yesterday said it could cost millions to fill the ponds on the potential container terminal site.
Feb 8, 2013 | 5:28Mainstreet Cape Breton Norma-Jean MacPhee - New Gaelic CD Audio
Mainstreet Cape Breton Norma-Jean MacPhee - New Gaelic CD Feb 8, 2013 | 5:28Sixty-six students from four Cape Breton schools got together this afternoon at Cape Breton University to record some Gaelic songs.
Each school learned an entire song -- along with the chorus' of the other school's selections.
Reporter Norma-Jean MacPhee popped in to see how things were going.
Nov 9, 2012 | 4:07Mainstreet Cape Breton Chefs Jared Wolf and Adam White - Steel Chef Cape Breton Audio
Mainstreet Cape Breton Chefs Jared Wolf and Adam White - Steel Chef Cape Breton Nov 9, 2012 | 4:07A small group of patrons will enjoy a feast tonight at a Sydney restaurant.
The 8 successful bidders will judge a food competition.
It was a prize at a YMCA auction to raise money for children's programs.
Chefs Jared Wolf and Adam White were busy preparing food in the kitchen when Yvonne LeBlanc-Smith dropped by earlier today.
Jun 5, 2012 | 8:58Mainstreet Cape Breton Sean McSween - Talbot House Supporter Audio
Mainstreet Cape Breton Sean McSween - Talbot House Supporter Jun 5, 2012 | 8:58Talbot House is back in the news today.
A legislative committee is asking questions about why the recovery home for people with addictions closed abruptly this spring.
it happened after the executive director, Father Paul Abbass, was accused of inappropriate conduct.
He was later cleared of any wrongdoing.
But in the meantime, the department of community services did a review of the home - found some shortcomings - and pulled its funding.
We'll hear later in the program what happened at the legislative committee hearings.
But first - some thoughts from someone who stayed at Talbot House - and credits it for changing his life.
Sean McSween is from Dartmouth. In 2001 - he was struggling from an addiction to alcohol - and his mother told him about Talbot House.
McSween recently went public with his story, when he posted about his stay there on a well known blog - The Contrarian.
Today, he told his story to the CBC's Wendy Martin.
Oct 30, 2012 | 6:47Mainstreet Cape Breton Dr. Michael Rachlis - Health Spending Audio
Mainstreet Cape Breton Dr. Michael Rachlis - Health Spending Oct 30, 2012 | 6:47Growth to health care spending in Canada has slowed substantially in recent years.
And health care spending as a percentage of overall GDP is actually declining in this country.
That's according the 16th edition of the Canadian Institute for Health Information's "National Health Expenditure Trends" report.
Released today, the report contradicts conventional wisdom about out of control, unsustainable spending on health care.
And according to my next guest, that's a misconception that needs to be cleared up.
Doctor Michael Rachlis is a health policy analyst and consultant.
Nov 27, 2012 | 16:19Mainstreet Cape Breton Eleanor Anderson - Broughton: A Return to Cape Breton's Ghost Town Audio
Mainstreet Cape Breton Eleanor Anderson - Broughton: A Return to Cape Breton's Ghost Town Nov 27, 2012 | 16:19Coming up on Thursday (November 29th) a new book from Eleanor Anderson will be releasing her new book which should be very intriguing to people who like to hike, and people who like to find things. Exploring foundations, families, and where the road used to go.
We're talking about Broughton, Cape Breton's Ghost Town, and Eleanor stopped by the studio to talk with us about her new book.
Jan 11, 2013 | 6:35Mainstreet Cape Breton Rodney Chiasson - obit JACK & MacLEAN Audio
Mainstreet Cape Breton Rodney Chiasson - obit JACK & MacLEAN Jan 11, 2013 | 6:35a double shot of sad news from the world of traditional music on Cape Breton Island.
Both Joe Peter and Peter Jack MacLean passed away today.
They were both raised in the Christmas Island / Boisdale area.
They were both wonderfully self-assured men. Both very rural and both with a never ceasing interest in gaelic song and gaelic fiddle music.
To talk about their legacy and what a loss it is to the gale talk of Cape Breton we've reached Rodney Chiasson. He runs the Highland Village in Iona.
Jan 29, 2013 | 7:02Mainstreet Cape Breton Marlene Usher - ECBC Speaks Audio
Mainstreet Cape Breton Marlene Usher - ECBC Speaks Jan 29, 2013 | 7:02As you've been hearing in the headlines, Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation held a news conference this afternoon.
It was prompted by the many questions swirling around the community recently...
Questions about ECBC's decision to purchase the Royal Cape Breton Yacht Club in Sydney...
And about the rationale behind its investment in the Ben Eoin Marina.
ECBC head John Lynn is currently on sick leave.
So executive director of advocacy and development Marlene Usher spoke in his place. Here's some of what she had to say to reporters today.