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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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Defying the shut down of Norway's FM Radio service

In a world first, Norway has switched off its FM radio service — but not everyone is celebrating the move to digital.

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How to save an island

The National Film Board of Canada went to visit the island of Fogo, and interview people about their future.

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The biggest stories of 2017

What is it like to confront Harvey Weinstein or to be swept up by the 'antifa' movement?

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A 20 year-old mystery

A well-liked couple are gunned down in a small, Alberta town. Twenty years later, the mystery still lingers.

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Mayor Clarke calls parliamentary point of privilege

CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke said Councillor Amanda McDougall had violated their code of conduct when she signed a letter that urged council to fund a new arts centre.

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Town is by the Sea

If you're looking for a children's book with a local connection -- Town Is By The Sea might fill the bill. It follows the life of a young boy growing up in a seaside mining town with his dad's life working underground.

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Seeking Council - Port Hawkesbury

Port Hawkesbury Mayor Brenda Chisholm Beaton, and councillor Jeremy White.

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Wrapped in Love

City Print Plus is selling specially designed gift wrap and donating all proceeds to the Every Woman's Centre. Jennifer Ludlow spoke with Manager Danielle Johnston.

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NSLC will distribute and sell marijuana in 2018

Like alcohol, legal marijuana will only be available to those who are 19 years or older. Reporter Jean Laroche was at a news briefing earlier today where the Justice Minister laid out the plan so far.

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Staff Sergeant Paul Muise

Staff Sergeant Paul Muise talks about the recent police raids that resulted in a major marihuana bust.

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Side Hustle - Amanda Wood

Amanda is the talent behind Blissful Beauty Mineral Makeup.

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Seeking Council - CBRM

Ivan Doncaster,district 7, takes in Route 4 from Howie Centre to Irish Cove, Gabarus, Marion Bridge & Mira Road. Amanda McDougall,district 8, takes in part of Glace Bay, Donkin, Port Morien, Mira Gut, Albert Bridge & Louisbourg.

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Glace Bay Holiday Mixer

The Bay It Forward development group together with the Cape Breton Partnership is hosting a holiday mixer in Glace Bay this week.

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CBU Prof. David Johnson pens book about Royals

Battle Royal: Monarchists vs. Republicans and the Crown of Canada will be published in January of 2018.

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Research that Focuses on Behaviour in Adolescence Receives Funding

CBU Professor Dr. Michelle Jetha was awarded $356,095 in funding for research which will create significant progress in understanding how teens cope with their emotional well-being & mental health.

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Seeking Council - CBRM

Earlene MacMullin represents district 2, which includes most of North Sydney, Bras d'Or, part of Boularderie Island, & Millville. George MacDonald represents district 9, which includes part of Glace Bay, Tompkinsville & most of Reserve Mines.

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Heather Rankin - Canada 150 Ambassador

Cape Breton musician Heather Rankin reflects on her time as a Canada 150 Ambassador.

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CBRM says it's one step closer to bringing a container terminal to Sydney.

CBRM Councillors respond to their decision to approved an agreement to lease or sell a large parcel of land on the harbour to a private consortium.

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Seeking Council - Richmond County

Councillor Jason MacLean represents district 5, which includes L'Ardoise, and Johnstown.

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Sean Howard - ‘So Many Boys All Doing Right.'

CBU Professor Sean Howard has written as essay about the work of Captain Charles Hamilton Sorely; it's a slim volume called ‘So Many Boys All Doing Right."

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Author Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith, author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.

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Cape Breton Environmental Conservation

Tired of stumbling upon illegal dump sites, Glace Bay man, Dylan Yates, has formed a clean-up crew to tackle the garbage issue.

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Retired coal miner Sheldon Gouthro

After word of 49 layoffs at the Donkin Coal Mine got out, retired coal miner Sheldon Gouthro spoke with us about the Cape Breton coal mines.

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Livin' Here, Lovin' It - Danny Vincent

Danny moved to Cape Breton to open Dvbball East Coast Elite Basketball.

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Animal Intelligence

Brandon Keim speaks about an issue of National Geographic that he worked on called "Inside Animal Minds: What They Think, Feel, And Know".

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Seeking Council - CBRM

Darren Bruckschwaiger represents district 10, which includes part of Glace Bay, Dominion, Gardiner Mines, and part of Reserve Mines. Kendra Coombes represents district 11, which includes New Waterford, Scotchtown, River Ryan, Lingan & New Victoria.

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Pt. 2 - Rhiannon Giddens & Dirk Powell

Part two of a feature interview with Rhiannon Giddens & Dirk Powell.

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Remembering David Muise

Vince MacLean remembers David Muise.

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Jamie Ballie steps down

The leader of the Provincial PC Party has stepped down.

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Pt. 1 - Rhiannon Giddens & Dirk Powell

Part one of a feature interview with Rhiannon Giddens & Dirk Powell

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National Inquiry into MMIWG releases interim report

The commissioners of the National Inquiry into MMIWG released their highly anticipated interim report. Chief Commissioner Marion Buller speaks about the key recommendations and the challenges that lie ahead.

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Bearskin Diary by Carol Daniels

"Bearskin Diary" is the story of Sandy, a young journalist in search of her roots, a part of the 60's scoop, an era when indigenous children were taken from their homes placed with white families, Sandy is in search of her culture.

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Seeking Council - Inverness County

Inverness County warden Betty Ann MacQuarrie represents district 5, which takes in the Port Hood / Mabou area. Councillor John Dowling on the line. He represents district 6, which takes in Port Hastings, Judique and West Bay.

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Downtown Glace Bay get Christmas decorations

After a number of years without outdoor decorations in the downtown area of Glace Bay; the town will see Christmas lights this year!

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Insights Needed From Local Entrepreneurs

Faculty from CBU's Shannon School of business were out in the community doing a data blitz for a new study into entrepreneurship in Atlantic Canada.

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Stone Church gets help from the Canadian Military

The Canadian Armed Forces will put a new roof on St. Alphonsus Church while in Sydney for a month long training exercise.

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Jak is Back!

JAK the dog has been reunited with its owners. The little cockapoo got away from its groomer in Sydney over a week ago. Since then, scores of people have searched for him and he became a sensation on social media.

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PART 2 - Agnes Gould to speak at the National Inquiry into MMIWG

Agnes Gould, better known as Aggie Baby, will speak at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will be in Membertou next week.

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Livin' Here Lovin' It - Jordan Hines

Jordan is a successful musician, who left Cape Breton for a number of years. He chose to come home to build his life and career.

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Seeking Council

Clarence Prince represents Sydney Mines, Florence, part of North Sydney, Little Pond and Alder Point. Eldon MacDonald represents Sydney from Sydney River to the north end, Shipyard, Membertou, and part of Mira Road.

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PART 1 - Agnes Gould to speak at the National Inquiry into MMIWG

Agnes Gould, better known as Aggie Baby, will speak at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will be in Membertou next week.

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Livin' Here, Lovin' It - Courtney Richardson

Courtney knew at a young age that she wanted to build her life on Cape Breton Island. So, she made a plan that enabled her to study, work and raise her family right here at home.

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Historian Daniel Paul releases new book

Daniel Paul changed the way a lot of people thought about Nova Scotia's history with his book We Were Not The Savages. A companion book has been published that describes Mi'kmaq society -- before the arrival of Europeans.

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Seeking Council

CBRM Councilor Ray Paruch is the councillor for district 6, which includes part of Sydney including south end downtown, Ashby, and part of Grand Lake Rd.

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Sexual Assault Support Group

Willow House Community Outreach is hosting open support groups for female survivors of sexual violence.

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Livin' Here, Lovin' It - Jovita Hynes & Camille McMullin

After a jewelry store in Glace Bay closed, two of its employees saw their lay-off as an opportunity! Jovita Hynes and Camille McMullin opened their own jewelry store so they could stay on the island they love.

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Livin Here Lovin' It

Each week, Jennifer Ludlow seeks out people who choose to live, work and play here in Cape Breton. She spoke with Adam Hill, a talented photographer, who recently moved back to the island from the Northwest Territories.

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Mi'kmaw Moose Meeting

Mi'kmaw hunters from across the province were invited to take part in a meeting in Orangedale. Holly Conners spoke with Rod Googoo,Chief of Waycobah, and the lead chief for lands, forests and wildlife for the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi'kmaw Chiefs.

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Seeking Council

Larry Dauphinee - District 6 in Victoria County Norman MacDonald - District 8 in Victoria County

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Livin' Here Lovin' It - Ryan Mansfield

Ryan Mansfield operates a business and spends his free time exploring Cape Breton with his family.

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Youth in Music

CBRM Recreation launches a youth in music program. The eight week program will see youth individually finding their niche in the song writing process and working collaboratively to find cohesive means to express themselves

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Seeking Council

CBRM councillors Amanda McDougall and Steve Gillespie.

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Cape Breton Highlanders looking for a few good Capers

The Cape Breton Highlanders are hosting an open house. We spoke with Lt.-Col Keith Rudderham.

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Lumiere - Nelson MacDonald

Local filmmaker and film programmer, Nelson MacDonald has organized the Lumière Short Film Screening showing at the Highland Arts Theatre, 7:00PM Thursday, September 21st.

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Lumière - Put it in the Company House

SchoolsPlus Glace Bay and Joey MacNeil have been working with youth from Glace Bay to create a sculptural installation for Lumière that features multi-media artwork created by the youth presented in the format of a company house.

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Livin' Here Lovin' It - Amir Ahmad

Amir Ahmad and his family moved to Cape Breton from Pakistan five years ago in search of a more secure life. Now, they run their own business and Amir says he plans to spend the rest of his life here.

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Seeking Council

Earlene MacMullin represents district 2 and Ivan Doncaster represents district 7.

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Lumière - Think Tank Collective

Lumière is an art-at-night festival that takes place in Sydney, Nova Scotia. The festival presents innovative projects in a unique format that transforms everyday spaces into extraordinary venues for the arts.

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