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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.

Updated: Weekly
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How a little dog named Gobi changed an ultramarathoner's life

Dion Leonard was racing across the Chinese and Mongolian desert when a scruffy dog started running alongside him.

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The Ear Hustle

Hear the podcast creators talk about life inside San Quentin State Prison.

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The origin of Betty Boop

Mark Fleischer, CEO of Fleischer Studios, talks about the history of the Betty Boop character.

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Whipped cream canister kills Instagram star

Rebecca Burger died after a whipped cream canister struck her in the heart — and a French consumer watchdog group says they've warning about this product for years.

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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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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]


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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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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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:30]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:09]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:09]


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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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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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:59]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:21]


A flag for every home in Florence

Everyone in the community of Florence will be getting their own Canada flag next month compliments of Branch 83 of the Royal Canadian Legion.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:25]


Caleb's Superhero Suite

Caleb's Superhero Suite was unveiled at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in honour of Caleb MacArthur who died from a rare form of childhood cancer in 2015 at the age of 3.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:28]


Mercy for the Lost releases single

Local band Mercy of the Lost tells us about their new single.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:51]


Glace Bay artists signs deal with Forbes

Hip-hop artist Mitchell Bailey has signed a distribution deal with Forbes Music Entertainment.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:46]


Cape Breton actor talks Maudie

A Cape Breton actor said he's grateful for his part in the box office hit Maudie. Billy MacLellan is from East Bay, Cape Breton. In Maudie he plays the character Frank -- a fisherman and friend to Everett Lewis, Maud Lewis' husband.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:11]


Remembering the Westray mining disaster

A Sydney man remembers his time at the Westray Mine.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:54]


A Sydney pharmacist opens up about mental health

Hugh Toner is sparking up a discussion about mental health and wellness. He shares his personal story of depression and hopes it will help others.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:56]


Seeking Council

Councilor Amanda McDougall & Councilor Ivan Doncaster.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:36]


Thunder Boxing opens in Sydney

Pro - Boxer, Ryan Rozicki, opens boxing club.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:35]


National Arts Centre Orchestra in Eskasoni Eskasoni First Nation - Pt 1

Mainstreet was in Eskasoni for the National Arts Centre Orchestra performance.

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National Arts Centre Orchestra in Eskasoni Eskasoni First Nation - Pt 2

Mainstreet was in Eskasoni for the National Arts Centre Orchestra performance.

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National Arts Centre Orchestra in Eskasoni Eskasoni First Nation - Pt 3

Mainstreet was in Eskasoni for the National Arts Centre Orchestra performance.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:56]


Seeking Council

Steve Gillespie represents district 4 and Darren Bruchschwaiger represents district 10.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:23]


Because You Care Cup finds new home

The annual Because You Care Cup is moving to Membertou.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:10:03]


Seeking Council - The Spring Edition

Councillor for District 2 - Earlene MacMullin. Councillor for District 5 - Eldon MacDonald.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:47]


Shared Stories in Inverness County

The exhibit "Shared Stories in Inverness County," at the Inverness County Centre of the Arts, is coming together with the support of many heritage groups and individuals throughout the County. Caroline Cameron was on the show to tell us more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:49]


TecSocial - Business Panel

In the third part of our discussion on TecSocial, we spoke with Matthew Georgia from MediaSpark. He told us about some things in Cape Breton that play to a businesses advantage.

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TecSocial - First Voice Part 2

In the second segment of our discussion, we spoke to 3 entrepreneurs regarding the question "What resources do you need to succeed in Cape Breton?" This TecSocial is being run in cooperation with Engineers Nova Scotia - Cape Breton Zone.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:32]


TecSocial - First Voice Part 1

Different backgrounds lead to different things. Our discussion will explore the experiences of the panel in starting and growing their various ventures along with how engineering has influenced their entrepreneurialism.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:53]


Remembering John Bernard Croak VC

John Bernard Croak VC remembered at a commemorative ceremony, marking the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:27]


The Vimy Trap

Author Jamie Swift talks about his book, "The Vimy Trap."

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Vimy Ridge, "The Birth of a Nation"?

Dr. David Johnson, Professor of Political Science, and Dr. Sean Howard, Adjunct Professor of Political Science discuss Vimy.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:20:40]


Former president of CBU running for the legislature.

David Wheeler will be nominated as the new democrat for the electoral district of Halifax Armdale. We spoke with him and NDP party leader Gary Burrill.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:28]


"Coach" awarded the Carl Anthony “Campy” Crawford Award

Nick Bonnar has been honored for his 48 years of volunteering for the community with the 13th Annual Carl Anthony “Campy” Crawford Award.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:30]


Taking Back My Body

Willow House Community Outreach Sexual Assault Program (COSAP) is hosting Taking Back My Body: A creative showcase on sexual violence prevention.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:07]


What you need to know before getting knee replacement surgery

If you want to know when to have a new knee put in, it might be more accurate to ask a physiotherapist instead of your doctor. House doctor Brian Goldman explains why.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:38]


Traveling storyteller stops in the CBC

A traveling storyteller stranded in Cape Breton stopped in CBC to chat.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:42]


CAO of CBRM resigns

After three years on the job, Michael Merritt is moving to Calgary to seek 'a better work-life balance.'

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:49]


The Highlanders turned the tide at Vimy

Corporal Mike MacMillan talks to us about how he will join the honour guard in Vimy Ridge next month to represent the fourth generation of Cape Breton Highlanders in his family.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:12:01]


Down Home Classic Concert Series at the Savoy

Aaron Lewis & Peter Gillis stop by to tell us about the Down Home Classic Concert Series at the Savoy.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:05]


Lisa Raitt - Conservative Part leadership race

Whitney Pier native Lisa Raitt is widely assumed to be in the top half of the current field of candidates for the leadership of the federal conservative party of Canada.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:13]


The former Englishtown Ridge Campground gets new owners

The former Englishtown Ridge Campground, which sits near the entrance to the Cabot Trail, is now known as the Kluskap Ridge RV and Campground.

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