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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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Terry O'Reilly

Arlene sits across from Terry O'Reilly, CBC host, author and serial entrepreneur and compares notes about the importance of marketing.

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Arthritis isn't about aging

It's about the modern decline in physical activity.

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Kai Cheng unplugs

Can Kai Cheng learn to say "no" wioth the help of her sleepover friends?

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'The Eclipse': a brief, dark scientific gold mine

Just how important this eclipse is to scientists?

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Sean McCann

We caught up with one of the founding members of Great Big Sea, Sean McCann, during his stop in Sydney.

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Bill 148

Bill 148 is a law that effectively imposes a wage settlement on 75-thousand public sector workers.The CBC's Paul Withers provides details.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:10]


Jodi Guthro meets Beyonce's Dad, Mathew Knowles

We spoke with Jodi Guthro on Mainstreet, about her conversation with Mathew Knowles that took place at a master class held at the NSCC Waterfront Campus.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:49]


Youth mental health recommendations from Dr. Stan Kutcher released.

Hear from Dr. Stan Kutcher, Provincial Health Minister Randy Delorey and Amy Wilson, who lost her daughter to suicide in June.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:18]


Cycling for Cancer Research

Dave MacKenzie pedaled through Cape Breton raising money and awareness for cancer research. He stopped in our studio earlier to speak with Mainstreet's Jennifer Ludlow.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:28]


Sydney Mines Tourism Development Society Group

The Sydney Mines Tourism and Development Society Group has placed third in the "This Place Matters" contest. We discussed how it has contributed to the restoration project. Cyril Aker and Brian Ferguson were on the show to tell us more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:06]


Golf In Cape Breton - C.T. Pan

In 2015 C.T. Pan, a young man from Taiwan, played in the Cape Breton Open while trying to work his way to the PGA Tour. We had a chance to ask what it means to him to now be on the PGA Tour and his memories of Cape Breton.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:36]


Outside Piano at Doktor Luke's Cafe in Sydney

Outside and Upright! Valerie MacMillan donated her upright piano to a busy corner outside of Doktor Luke's coffee shop on Prince Street. She spoke with Norma Jean MacPhee.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:12]


Island Marshall Arts Centre's Good Deeds

Island Marshall Arts Centre's (IMAC) day camp wants to increase the number of people who do good deeds for others.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:45]


Summer Breakfast Program in Glace Bay

Undercurrent Youth Centre, Glace Bay Food Bank and Town House Glace Bay launch free summer breakfast program.

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Youth Conference in Glace Bay

Undercurrent Youth Centre, Bay it Forward and Common Good Solutions are hosting a conference focusing on innovation, engagement, and entrepreneurship for youth.

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Revitalization draft plan presented in Glace Bay

The final draft of a plan to revitalize Glace Bay, Reserve Mines and Dominion was presented to residents. Eileen Lannon Oldford shares the details.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:01]


Festiville Baddeck

The streets of Baddeck will be full Monday for the second annual Festiville Baddeck!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:48]


Expert to draft report on bullying & suicide

Youth mental health and suicide expert, Dr. Stan Kutcher, will draft a report with several recommendations that can be done "quickly" to help alleviate concerns over bullying and mental health in Cape Breton.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:41]


Local musicians open for hip-hop superstar

Akon is performing at Centre 200 on June 29th. Seth Williams, Damon Quinn, and Jake Mackenzie will be part of an opening act that night.

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Bullying - what can the police do?

Wendy Bergfeldt speaks with Cst. Sonia Spencer and Sgt. Bill Turner of the Cape Breton Regional Police about how police are handling bullies in Cape Breton.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:28]


Bullying - what can the school board do?

Administrator of the Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board, Donnie Holland, speaks with CBC's Joan Weeks and other reporters about how the school board is handling bullying in Cape Breton.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:11]


Claire Detheridge wins national award

A long time CBRM councillor has been honoured with a national award recognizing outstanding service by a woman in municipal politics.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:29]


Summer Mental Health Services - Zach Churchill

CBC Reporter Jean Laroche speaks with Minister Zach Churchill about the support available to students dealing with mental health problems over the summer.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:04:23]


CBVRSB concerned over three recent suicides

Officials in Cape Breton worry about the supports available, over the summer, to students dealing with mental health issues.Three recent suicides; has the Cape Breton Victoria school board concerned.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:30]


Securicy.com launches

A local cyber security program, Securicy, launches. The web-based platform helps small-to-medium sized companies build and implement Cyber Security Policies

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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:16]


Neighbourhood Water Watch - Sarah Penney

Wendy Bergfeldt chats with Sarah Penney, Environmental Project Coordinator at ACAP Cape Breton, about ACAP's participation in the Loblaw Water Fund and their Water Watch program.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:57]


Cape Breton Connect

The five municipalities and 5 First Nation communities have teamed up on a new website that lists Cape Breton's cultural and recreational activities. It's called Cape Breton Connect.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:43]


Glace Bay Road Show - Part One

Mainstreet Cape Breton's Wendy Bergfeldt and Holly Conners visit the Glace Bay Heritage Museum and Talo Café.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:24]


Glace Bay Road Show - Part Two

Mainstreet Cape Breton's Wendy Bergfeldt and Holly Conners visit the Savoy Theatre, a Glace Bay High drama class, and speak with "Bay it Forward" at Talo café.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:22:07]


Glace Bay Road Show - Part Three

Mainstreet Cape Breton's Wendy Bergfeldt and Holly Conners visit the Old Town Hall, The Sweet Side of the Moon Bakery and Café and New Aberdeen.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:13]


Glace Bay Road Show - Part Four

Mainstreet Cape Breton's Wendy Bergfeldt and Holly Conners visit The Glace Bay Miner's Museum, The Undercurrent Youth Centre, and speak with local business and sports enthusiasts.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:22:02]


A Town That Cares will hold meeting in Glace Bay

A Town That Cares is a recently formed citizens group to address addiction in Cape Breton. The initial meeting was held in New Waterford and well attended. Now the group is reaching out to Glace Bay.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:36]


Cape Breton school mourning death of 2nd student this school year

It's the second time this school year that a student at Sherwood Park Education Centre in Sydney has taken their own life. We spoke with Donnie Holland, the Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board's acting co-ordinator of secondary programs.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:12:22]


Seeking Council

Inverness County councilor John MacLellan and Victoria Country councilor Bruce Morrison.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:12:14]


Ken Walcott and Kenny Tracey - Glace Bay Sports Reunion

Athlete, RCMP Cpl. Ken Walcott was inducted into the Cape Breton Sports Hall of Fame June 3rd. Walcott and his original little league coach, Kenny Tracey, spoke with Allison Deveraux.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:46]


The Rita Joe Ferry - with Ann Joe

Halifax Transit has named one of the new harbour ferries after Mi'kmaq poet, Rita Joe. Guest host Allison Deveraux chats with Rita's daughter, Ann Joe, about the honour.

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Flags of Remembrance

Every year, people in communities across the country place rows of Canadian flags along major roadways. Dave Piercy chats with guest host Allison Deveraux about Cape Breton's flags.

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Post-Election Debrief with Jean Laroche

Nova Scotians are still talking about May 30th's "see-saw" election results. To discuss what happens next, guest host Allison Deveraux chats with legislature reporter Jean Laroche.

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Sister Rita Clare - Cape Breton Loses a Light

Mainstreet guest host Allison Deveraux chats with Rosemary McGhee about Sister Rita Clare's sudden death, and her life as the founder and long-time director of the Cape Breton Chorale.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:29]


Dance Studio Fundraiser - Thomas Colford

A professional dancer from Cape Breton has choreographed an original contemporary dance show, to raise money for 5 dance studios on the island.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:20]


Seeking Council

Councilor Kendra Coombes and Councilor George MacDonald

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:30]


Sydney Regeneration

Do you want a glimpse into what the future of downtown Sydney could look like? Rick McCready, Senior Planner for the CBRM and Jim Mountain, with the National Trust, were on the show to tell us more.

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Affordable housing project for Isle Madame will not go ahead

Thai Luong had proposed to build two, 6 unit apartment buildings for seniors in Arichat. Some people in the neighbourhood opposed the project. Richmond County Council denied the rezoning that would be necessary.

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