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NS: Mainstreet Cape Breton

A lively and informative blend of news designed to put Cape Breton listeners back in touch with their communities at the end of the workday.

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Trump! Trudeau! Trade!

Who is doing a better job on trade - Trump or Trudeau?

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Kim Thúy on Montreal

The award-winning novelist has called the city home since leaving communist Vietnam by boat.

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Young and Indigenous in the city

Millennials discuss how they are combining urban and Indigenous cultures.

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Antigonish diocese works to replenish supply of priests

Some priests are past retirement age and still serving several parishes

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3-Wheeled Bandit

We talked to the arresting officer, Constable Mike Francis, in the case of an alleged impaired driver who was driving around in his car with just 3 tires on Canada Day around 10:00 a.m.

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Inverness County Centre for the Arts

We spoke with the curator, Paige Simon, of a special juried art show that happened over the weekend in Inverness. The "Small Treasures" and "Hands Dancing" art exhibits run until July the 29th at the Inverness County Centre of the Arts. Artists from across Canada, the U-S and Europe will display their work.

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Dr. Robert Strang explains the new heat alert system in effect this summer

A new heat warning system will be in place to warn Nova Scotians of the dangers of hot and humid weather. Alerts will inform Nova Scotians when a heat event is coming through the Heat Alert and Response System.

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NS government announces closure of two Cape Breton hospitals, expansion of two others

Premier Stephen McNeil announced the closure of the Northside General Hospital and the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. In their place, the province proposes to build new community health centres staffed with medical teams and including day services and clinical support services. CBC reporters and Mainstreet host Yvonne LeBlanc - Smith spoke with Premier McNeil, Dr. Chris Milburn, Dr. Stephanie Langley & former CEO of the Cape Breton District Health Authority, John Malcom.

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Poverty Reduction Strategy - Child Poverty in Cape Breton

The child poverty rate in Cape Breton is among the highest in Canada. We hear the details of that and dig deep into the reason why and who is affected, from Professor Leslie Frank of Acadia University.

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Nova Scotians for Equalization Fairness - NSEF

After a meeting between members of CBRM, an MLA and the NSEF regarding concerns that Cape Breton is not receiving its fair share of the provinces 1.8 billion dollar federal transfer payment, some questions were raised. Mainly, if Indigenous communities or other municipalities were invited for their input. Russ Green from NSEF spoke with us on the show.

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School Walkout at Cape Breton Highlands Academy

About 50 students at Cape Breton Highlands Academy in Terre Noire took part in a walkout Wednesday morning. The reason for this, they would like improved communication with their school administration following an alleged sexual assault at the school.

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Red Brick Row Mural in Sydney Mines

A group of students at Sydney Mines Middle School have put their stamp on a piece of town history. The school's art club has created a mural that's been mounted on one end of the Red Brick Row houses across the street from their school. These houses are believed to be the oldest surviving fully intact row housing in Canada. CBC's Holly Conners was there for the unveiling.

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Water Rescue on the Mira River

Beautiful weather often sends people to the shorelines, for boating, fishing and just enjoying the sunshine on the water. But a slip and split second broke that reverie and now a teenager is being hailed a hero.

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Davis Day in Cape Breton

Davis Day commemorates the death of Bill Davis, a miner who was shot by coal company police at Waterford Lake during the miners' strike of 1925. Yvonne Leblanc-Smith attended the service at the Davis Square in New Waterford and Jennifer Ludlow spoke with some retired coal miners.

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New president of Doctors Nova Scotia aims to tackle physician shortage

Dr. Tim Holland says reducing wait-list for a doctor is one of his priorities.

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Rotary Show Revival at the Highland Arts Theatre

A tribute to the Rotary show at the Highland Arts Theatre. We featured conversations with some of the performers.

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Coal Mine Rescue drills at the Miners Museum

An invitation to learn more about coal mines and coal mine rescues which took place at the Miners Museum in Glace Bay.

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Rotary Show Revival at the Highland Arts Theatre - Part 2

A tribute to the Rotary show at the Highland Arts Theatre. We featured conversations with some of the performers.

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China's Polar Silk Road leads to Cape Breton

We've been speaking with Joseph Spears, who has done a lot of work looking at trade routes released by the Chinese Government, about why Cape Bretoners' should take note in this topic and why it is critical to Canada's Eastern Seaboard.

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China`s Polar Silk Road

Joseph Spears has done a lot of work looking at trade routes released by the Chinese Government. He says that Cape Bretoners' should take note, because Canada's Eastern Seaboard is critical in the shipping strategy.

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Revolutionizing fishing boats.

Hydrotroniks is working to develop new technology and provide clean alternatives to diesel. Yvonne LeBlanc - Smith speaks with Stephane Sogne, the Director of Mechanical Engineering and Design.

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Blessing of the Fleet - Alder Point & Point Aconi

On the last Sunday of May the fishing communities of Alder Point and Point Aconi gather for a blessing of the fleet. Yvonne LeBlanc - Smith speaks with Dianna MacFarlane about the tradition.

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Is creativity Cape Breton's next big industry? Timothy Wojan

Timothy Wojan is an economist with the Department of Agriculture in the United States. He says rural, non-metro communities that have a healthy creative class also have a strong innovation sector.

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Is creativity Cape Breton's next big industry? George Murray & Jonathan Galgay

Former St. John's Newfoundland city councilor Jonathan Galgay & former St. John's Newfoundland poet laureate George Murray speak about funding for the arts.

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Is creativity Cape Breton's next big industry? Sarah Faber

Sarah Faber moved to Cape Breton with her husband five years ago. They're both writers, and both won an Atlantic Book Award in 2018.

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Seeking Council - Inverness County

Alfred Poirier represents district 1, which includes Cheticamp, Pleasant Bay, and Meat Cove. Jim Mustard represents district 3, which includes Dunvegan, Inverness, and Strathlorne.

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Is creativity Cape Breton's next big industry? Keith Mullins

Is creativity Cape Breton's next big industry? In part one of the series we speak with singer songwriter Keith Mullins. He is an example of one person who makes a full time living from music.

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The CBRM submits Smart Cities Canada Proposal

The Smart Cities Challenge is a pan-Canadian competition; it encourages communities to adopt a smart cities approach to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data and connected technology.

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Graham Steele book tour

Graham Steele visits Cape Breton while on tour with his book "The Effective Citizen: How to Make Politicians Work for You."

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Nova Scotia government to spend $15-million dollars to hire an additional 190 people

The Nova Scotia government is planning to spend a total of $15-million dollars this year to hire an additional 190 people to help public school students who are struggling the most in the classroom. Hal Higgins gets the details from our legislature reporter Jean LaRoche.

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The proportion of homeless people in Cape Breton is proportionally larger than in Halifax, advocate warns

Fred Deveaux says homeless women, youth in Cape Breton have few options.

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