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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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The strange coronation of Donald Trump

Michael Enright reflects on the Republican National Convention.

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Ross Rebagliati

The Canadian Olympic Snowboarder opens up about the pressures of being the world’s top snowboarder.

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Grieving

This week's podcast explores the complex nature of the grieving process.

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Yazidi ISIS slave shares her harrowing story

A young Yazidi woman's life in Iraq took a horrific turn when her town was taken over by ISIS.

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Pride Cape Breton

The Pride Cape Breton Society is gearing up for next week's 2016 Pride Festival. A number of events are being planned. To bring us up to date, we are joined by co-chair, Madonna Doucette.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:22]


Strawberry U-Pick helps out Glace Bay Food Bank

Quinn's Farm in Millville is donating strawberries to the Glace Bay Food Bank. Kim MacPherson, the garden co-ordinator for the Glace Bay food bank joins us.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:50]


One Man Show

A one man show about the people who were grounded in Gander, Newfoundland after the 9-11 attacks in the U-S will be performed in Cape Breton this week. Trevor McKinven brings his show to Sydney.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:28]


Trans Canada Trail Donation

RBC has given the Trans Canada Trail a 1-million dollar boost.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:00]


Meghan Trainor coming to Cape Breton

You could see Meghan Trainor in Port Hawkesbury for free! To tell us more, we spoke with Paula Davis from Port Hawkesbury Recreation.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:11]


American Couple home after accident in Cape Breton

The couple who landed in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital after the motorcycle they were driving was struck by an SUV July 14th is now home in New Hampshire. We spoke with Ben Cole's mother, Tammy.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:33]


Union Duke in Cape Breton

Union Duke is a Toronto band performing in Cape Breton. Their third record, Golden Days was recorded live off the floor and will be released August 5th.

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Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons responds to doctor suspension

Dr. Mohsen Yavari has had his licence revoked - for under-reporting his qualifications. Dr. Gus Grant, the registrar and CEO of the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons, responds.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:38]


Miriam Dunn - Who Will Love the Crow?

Local poet Miriam Dunn has released a collection of poems called "Who Will Love the Crow". The official launch is Sunday 2-4 pm, at the Inverary Resort in Baddeck.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:10:21]


Paranormal Investigation at the Cape Breton Miners Museum

The Haunts from the Cape group will be exploring the Cape Breton Miners Museum for signs of life from the other side.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:12:35]


Keith Colwell visits Glace Bay

The provincial Fisheries Minister was in Glace Bay Tuesday. Keith Colwell unveiled educational tools to highlight and promote the industry and encourage employment growth.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:04:18]


Floods to Flowers

ACAP Cape Breton is launching a new stormwater program for homeowners around the Townsend Street area of Sydney. The goal is to help alleaviate some of the flooding in the area.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:05]


Colin Grant & Scott MacMillan team up!

Musician Colin Grant has teamed up with arranger and producer Scott MacMillan for a new project. The debut duo recording: GOOD 2 GO will be released this week.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:06]


Richmond County doctor giving up.

Dr. Bob Martell says there are inequities in the palliative care system that are not being addressed by the province. Cheryl Tschupruk, Palliative Care Coordinator for the NSHA responds.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:22]


A The travelling minstrel stops in Cape Breton

Michael Averill is recording a new album inspired by his walking tour across Canada.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:01]


CBRM Council mourns the loss of Darrell Flynn

"Darrell might not have been big in size but he was a giant of a man and that was the size of his heart." Cecil Clarke

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KitchenFest 2016

KitchenFest 2016 is underway! This 7 day event brings together fiddlers, singers, pipers , dancer and audiences from all across the Island in intimate musical settings in 28 different venues.

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CBU fares best in nursing licensing exam

Nursing graduates from Cape Breton University fared the best in last year's licensing exam. CBU had a pass rate of 82 per cent - of the 61 CBU students who took the test, only 11 failed.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:46]


Summer Safety Tips

Dr. Monika Dutt and Matthew Whelan from the Canadian Red Cross share some summer safety tips.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:45]


Undercurrent Youth Centre is Heading to Sydney

Undercurrent Youth Centre is expanding into Sydney; with an eye also on New Waterford.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:10:44]


StanFest 20th Anniversary

StanFest celebrates 20 years on July 1,2,3 2016. Troy Greencorn tells us what to expect this year.

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Reducing the Risk of Sexual Assault

A Canadian researcher has come up with a program that has reduced the number of sexual assaults in Universities by half. Dr. Charlene Senn lead an international team of researchers to study this program. The program will be available to many women on uni

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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:21]


Dead Hunt

Kenn Crawford talks about his novel "Dead Hunt". Watch out for zombies roaming around Cape Breton next summer; the book will be made into a film in 2017.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:53]


Cape Breton's Homeless

In April, more than 60 trained volunteers attempted to count the number of homeless people in the CBRM. They spent 12 hours on the streets to Sydney, Glace Bay, New Waterford and North Sydney. They came up with a number....137 people.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:56]


Mary Smith - A Dundee graduates after suffering severe bullying.

A Dundee woman who was bullied in school and ended up quitting will soon be a graduate. At 55-years-old, Mary Smith is graduating from NSCC's Adult Learning Program. She will be sharing the stage with her daughter, Rhonda, who will also be graduating.

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The Bells of Baddeck

The musical drama surrounding the lives of Alexander Graham and Mabel Bell Story has won a prestigious award. The show debuted in 2015 and is back for another season.

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Professor Ruby Ramji discusses Orlando shooting

For a look at the aftermath of the Orlando shooting in social media we spoke with Professor Ruby Ramji.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:55]


Remembering William Davis

William Davis Miners' Memorial Day is observed on June 11 to remember all miners who were killed on the job. It is named after William Davis who was shot and killed during a strike on June 11th, 1925.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:58]


First Nations chiefs, Nova Scotia justices meet to discuss child welfare

A number of Nova Scotia court justices, Mi'kmaq chiefs, lawyers and community members came together for the event organized by Associate Chief Justice Lawrence O'Neil. The meeting was the first of its kind in Nova Scotia.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:12:01]


Darrell LaFosse - RCMP Queen's detail

In honour of the Queen's birthday; we spoke to a former member of her security detail. Darrell LaFosse is a retired RCMP officer living in Sugarloaf, but in 2005 he was a member of the Queen's detail for her Royal Visit to Canada.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:56]


Engage Nova Scotia - Part 3

For the past number of weeks on Mainstreet we have been talking to the folks at Engage Nova SCotia about what we need to do to achieve prosperity for all of us. Last week, we attended a community discussion around the subject.

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Glace Bay - Stay or Leave

Glace Bay High School grade 12 drama class has put together a collective production titled "Glace Bay - Stay or Leave." It focuses on something that is on the mind of many.

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Engage Nova Scotia - Community Meeting

For the past number of weeks on Mainstreet we have been talking to the folks at Engage Nova SCotia about what we need to do to achieve prosperity for all of us. Last week, we attended a community discussion around the subject.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:53]


AART

Erin and Bill Gregory struggled to start a family. After conducting online research; Erin found the Atlantic Assisted Reproductive Therapies clinic. The couple now has a healthy baby boy. They shared their journey with Mainstreet.

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Engage Nova Scotia

For the past number of weeks on Mainstreet we have been talking to the folks at Engage Nova SCotia about what we need to do to achieve prosperity for all of us. Last week, we attended a community discussion around the subject.

Download Engage Nova Scotia
[mp3 file: runs 00:19:11]


Caleb's Courage

In 2015, at the age of three, Caleb MacArthur succumbed to neuroblastoma. His family keeps his memory alive by fundraising so they can renovate a palliative care room at the CBRH to make it more convenient and comfortable for families.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:13]


Egypt's Ambassador to Canada visits Sydney

Egypt's Ambassador to Canada visited the island this week. The focus of the visit was to discuss potential collaborations between Cape Breton and Egypt. That includes strengthening the Port of Sydney's relationship with the expanded Suez Canal.

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Bernd Christmas to Run for Membertou Council

The former chief executive officer of Membertou First Nation will return to the area to run for council. Bernd Christmas says he intends to run in the June 15th election.

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Local playwright nominated for DORA award

Wesley Colford has been nominated for one of the country's most prestigious theatre awards. Colford is the artistic director at the Highland Arts theatre and has been nominated for a DORA Award for his new musical Heart of Steel.

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SPEC "Ring of Hope" Project

Students and staff at Sherwood Park Education Center in Sydney raised money for a new Linear Accelerator for the Cape Breton Cancer Center. As a result of their efforts they were presented with the Lieutenant Governor’s Respectful Citizenship Award.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:44]


Dr. Adrienne Weeks - Brain Cancer

After news that Gord Downie,of The Tragically Hip, has terminal brain cancer,we spoke with Dr. Adrienne Weeks. Dr. Weeks is an assistant professor in the Division of Neurosurgery at Dalhousie Medical School, and a staff neurosurgeon at the QEII.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:10:09]


Jordi Morgan - Vice President, Atlantic Canadian Federation of Independent Business

Jordi Morgan is the Vice President, Atlantic Canadian Federation of Independent Business. He was in to discuss proposed EI and CPP changes.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:56]


Nova Scotia Government Announces 1.9 million Funding for Orthopedic Surgery

Tim Guest is the Vice-President, Integrated Health Services Program Care & Chief Nursing Officer.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:23]


Associate Chief Justice Lawrence O'Neil

Associate Chief Justice Lawrence O'Neil will join the Judges of the Supreme Court (Family Division) and a number of other Chief Justices for a meeting focusing on the issue of child protection as it relates to First Nations communities in Cape Breton.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:10:11]


Dr. Andrew McDonnell - Positive Approaches Across the Lifespan Conference

Dr. Andrew McDonnell is in Sydney for a conference. He will speak on low arousal approaches and their increasing predominance in the care field (i.e. Autism and Intellectual Development Disabilities).

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Chris Lorway - Executive Director of Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall

One of the original minds behind Celtic Colours, Chris Lorway has been named the new Executive Director of Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:54]


Barry Sheehy - Sydney Ports Day

The annual Ports Day was held in Sydney. Mainstreet was there.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:10:05]


Jonathan Wener - Nova Zone

Another piece of the port puzzle has dropped into place. The annual Ports Day event was held in Sydney.Montreal based development firm Canderel announced its plans to develop a warehouse, shipping and assembly zone in Sydney called Nova Zone.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:12:54]


Amanda Kincaid - Fashion Incubator

The topic of a fashion incubator was of particular interest to those attending the Growing a Creative Economy Conference in Sydney. Amanda Kincaid is the co-executive director of Nova Fashion Incubator.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:10:22]


Megs Farrell - Relief Packs for Fort Mac

Donations of toiletries, clothing, toys, etc. from Cape Bretoners to those affected by the wildfires in Fort McMurray are getting to those who need them.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:32]


Fort McMurray Benefit Show

The Givin' Back to the Mac concert held at Centre 200 in Sydney raised over $250,000 for Fort McMurray wildfire relief.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:12]


Joe Shannon - Book launch "Bet on Me."

On May 13th, 2016, Annette Verschuren launched her book “Bet on Me.” Mainstreet was there and spoke with Annette's friend, Joe Shannon.

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Dorothy Tennant - Book Launch "Bet on Me."

On May 13th, 2016, Annette Verschuren launched her book “Bet on Me.” Mainstreet was there and spoke with Annette's sister, Dorothy Tennant.

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Annette Verschuren - Book Launch "Bet on Me."

On May 13th, 2016, Annette Verschuren launched her book “Bet on Me.” Mainstreet was there.

Download Annette Verschuren - Book Launch "Bet on Me."
[mp3 file: runs 00:14:26]


Fiona MacKenzie

Fiona MacKenzie is the archivist for the John Lorne Campbell archives on the Isle of Canna in Scotland. John Lorne Campbell came to Cape Breton twice in the 1930s to collect songs.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:34]


MLA Alfie MacLeod & Minister Leo Glavine

MLA for Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg, Alfie MacLeod, was told to leave the House of Assembly on Wednesday for implying health minister Leo Glavine was lying.MacLeod was asking Glavine for information about the doctor-patient ratio in Cape Breton.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:04]


Danny Graham - Engage Nova Scotia

When the ONE Nova Scotia Coalition put together its action plan for the province,it underscored a point made in the Ivany Report; "simply writing a report and then waiting for government action alone to change our trajectory will never work."

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Breton Ability Centre Autism & Dementia Conference

The Breton Ability Centre is holding a conference this month focusing on autism & dementia. Teepa Snow & Andrew McDonnell will be guest speakers.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:10:24]


Relief Packages for Fort McMurray Wildfire Victims

Megs Farrell is a Northside business woman. In less than 24 hours she organized a drive to help those affected by the Alberta wildfire.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:42]


Jeremy Crocker - Fort McMurray Evacuee

Jeremy Crocker is a New Waterford native working in Northern Alberta. He has been evacuated and is staying in a shelter.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:10]


Meghan Trainor coming to Port Hawkebury?

Meghan Trainor could soon be performing in Port Hawkesbury if the town gets enough votes. We have all the details and you can vote here: https://detour.airmiles.ca/en/home

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[mp3 file: runs 00:10:07]


Michael Christie - Author of If I Fall

Author Michael Christie is in Cape Breton for a book reading and will do a writing workshop at Cape Breton University.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:12:39]


Danny Graham - Quality of Life a Measurement of Success

Results from a survey commissioned by Engage Nova Scotia show Nova Scotians are more likely to use quality of life as their measure of success.Though a majority also think we should use the economy as a measure, too.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:50]


Mrs. Esther Jessome - Hospice Palliative Care Volunteer

Mrs. Esther Jessome helped to raise money for Hospice Palliative Care for a special fundraising event held on April 29th. Esther remembers the time her husband spent in palliative care.

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