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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 truth about "post-truth"

We're now living in a "post-truth" era. But are we? And if we are, what are the origins of this idea that the truth no longer exists?

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When brands fail internationally

Why some big name brands fail when they attempt to expand internationally.

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Human-Animal Relations

6 podcasts about our complex relationships with animals.

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Nixon's lawyer 'having nightmares' over Trump presidency

John Dean, one of the key figures implicated in the Watergate scandal says he's so worried about Donald Trump's impending presidency that he's having nightmares.

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CBU Professor Ian Brodie - Folk and Culture Online Course

What makes a food traditional? Can you change the ingredients? These are among the topics being discussed in a Folk and Culture course offered at CBU.

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Community members organize local proms

A local dress shop owner and local DJ come together to organize proms for the schools across the CBRM pending the Work to Rule.

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Cape Breton Nominations for the Canadian Screen Awards

Its always exciting when Canadian Artist nomination lists are released. The Canadian Screen Awards Nominations proved to be exceptional for people we know in Cape Breton.

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Seeking Council

District 3 councilor Esmond "Blue" Marshall & district 4 councilor Steve Gillespie chat about the issues that are driving the agenda in their districts and across the municipality.

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Sean Howard - The Photographer's Last Picture

Part 2. Excerpts and discussion around Sean Howard's book, The Photographer's Last Picture.

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2017 Coal Bowl Classic Cancelled

The Board of Directors for the Annual Coal Bowl Classic Basketball Tournament in New Waterford have officially announced this year's tournament will have to be cancelled as a result of the work-to-rule job action.

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Sean Howard - The Photographer's Last Picture

Part 1. Excerpts and discussion around Sean Howard's book, The Photographers Last Picture.

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Eskasoni Invites Visitors to Explore Mi’kmaq Traditions

Eskasoni Cultural Journeys has become a "must-do" for tourists and locals. Tourism coordinator Sandra MacDonald talks about the experience and what new a new funding announcement means to the First Nation community.

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Seeking Council

CBRM Councillors Ivan Doncaster & Earlene MacMullin discuss issues affecting their constituencies and the CBRM as a whole.

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Nova Scotia Helps Society

The Nova Scotia Helps society is using social media to reach out from one end of the province to the other and they are looking to attract more members from Cape Breton.

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CBRM Youth Council seeks new members

The CBRM Youth Council gives teens an opportunity to play a role in shaping the future of their municipality, and to exercise their leadership skills. It's now looking for new members.

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Teachers union responds to concerns of local musician

The work to rule campaign by teachers has led to the cancellation of in-class workshops by outside musicians and artists. The head of the teachers union says it's unfortunate, but teachers are qualified to do the job.

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Nova Scotia Museum Evaluation Process

Nova Scotia Museum sites will be evaluated this year. The process addresses seven areas of museum operations. Once complete, museums will receive a report that includes detailed score breakdowns and recommendations for improvements.

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Work to rule affects local musicians

Some tutors and contractors are finding they are out of work as a result of work to rule. Keith Mullins is a musical tutor. He's worked in classrooms, augmenting the music program offerings, but now, he's out of the classroom.

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Mayor Cecil Clarke responds

Mayor Cecil Clarke responds to comments from MP Mark Eyking on a second berth for Sydney.

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MP Mark Eyking - Second berth for CBRM

Sydney Victoria MP Mark Eyking wants the process of identifying a new port board to begin before the construction of a second berth in Sydney.

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CBRM agrees to extend exclusivity agreement

CBRM Council has voted in favour of extending an exclusivity agreement with Sydney port marketers. We spoke with Albert Barbusci from SHIP and CBRM Deputy Mayor Eldon MacDonald.

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Santa not welcome in schools

Jolly 'ol St. Nick wasn't welcome in Greenfield Elementary school as a result of the work-to-rule job action. We spoke with the president of the local NSTU, Sally Capstick.

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The Men of the Deeps book launch

The Men of the Deeps launch a book to celebrate their 50th anniversary. We spoke with conductor Jack O'Donnell.

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Remembering Norris Nathanson

Well-known broadcaster and radio station owner Norris Nathanson died Friday in Toronto. He played a prominent role in the golden age of radio in Cape Breton. We spoke with former co-worker and Talkback host Dave Wilson.

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Peter Ford speaks for Ports America

Sydney Port Corporation has struck a deal with Ports America to look at the possibility of constructing a facility it would operate for 40 years.

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Deal signed between Sydney Harbour Investment Partners and Ports America

The Sydney Harbour Investment Partners have signed a deal with Ports America to develop the container shipping facility in Sydney Harbour. We spoke with CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke.

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The tentative agreement between CBU and the CBU Faculty Association has been rejected.

The tentative agreement between Cape Breton University and the Cape Breton University Faculty Association was rejected by the Board of Governors. The Board has requested that the negotiating teams return to the table to resume talks as soon as possible.

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Cape Breton University Board of Governors release Dr. David Wheeler as President of the University.

The Cape Breton University Board of Governors voted to accept negotiated terms that release Dr. David Wheeler as President of the University, effective immediately. We spoke with Board Chair Ambrose White.

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Caleb's Courage Wins!

Caleb's Courage has won $75,000 through the Aviva Community Fund contest. The money will go toward improvements to the Pediatric Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

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How can Nova Scotia classrooms be improved?

We spoke to Garnet Patterson, Bachelor of Education Program Manager a St. FX University, about what could be done to improve Nova Scotia classrooms.

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Canadian students are among the top performers in reading and science.

A new international ranking of students around the world shows Canada is among the top performers in reading and science. We spoke with the Founder and President of Let's Talk Science to find out what we're doing right!

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Back to school for NS students.

Classes have resumed in Nova Scotia's almost 400 public schools. Jean Laroche breaks down the events that led to the opening of schools.

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'Tis The Season - Bette MacDonald

'Tis The Season is celebrating 10 years of touring throughout the Maritimes. The show will stop at the Savoy Theatre on December 16th.

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Forestry Conference in Inverness

The Inverness chapter of the Council of Canadians is holding a conference titled "What is happening to our Nova Scotia forests?"

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YMCA opens in Membertou

A branch of the YMCA of Cape Breton has opened at Membertou First Nation.

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Introducing Damera Maybury

Damera Maybury is the voice behind the songs at our Light up a Life kick-off event on November 25th.

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Memorial Heritage Park in Sydney Mines

A group in Sydney Mines wants the areas contribution to the war efforts to be remembered. A committee is hoping to develop a Memorial Heritage Park in the Cranberry/Swivel Point, Lochman's Beach, Chapel Point area of Sydney Mines.

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Kent Building Supplies buys Central stores

Central Building Supplies will become part of the Kent Building Supplies operation on Jan. 1, 2017.

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What you need to know about work - to - rule

Reporter Jean Laroche gives us more information on the work - to - rule job action by Nova Scotia teachers.

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Nova Scotioa teachers to work-to-rule

Unionized public school teachers in Nova Scotia will begin work-to-rule job action next week. We spoke with Union president Liette Doucet.

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Haunts from the Cape

Many stories of spirits at the Fortress of Louisbourg have been shared over the years. A local group now says they have proof that the tales are true.

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CBU Launches Respectful Campus Policy

Cape Breton University has launched a Respectful Campus Policy. This includes a new Sexual Violence Policy.

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Woman Inspiring Woman

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Thanksgiving Day Flood Update

CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke and MLA Derek Mombourquette provide an update on flood relief.

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Remembered in Bronze and Stone a book by Alan Livingstone MacLeod

Alan Livingstone MacLeod's book is a contemplation of Canadian war memorials, particularly those built in the decade after the 1918 armistice that feature the figure of a stone or bronze soldier.

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Head Strong summit

The Head Strong summit will work will middle school students to de-stigmatize mental illness. It is being presented by the Nova Scotia Health Authority, Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board and Family Services.

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Glace Bay Development Orgainization

A group of current and former Glace Bay residents are creating a new grassroots development organization for the town.

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Homecrafters of Cape Breton receive threats

The Homecrafters of Cape Breton have experienced a frightening backlash on social media after it was learned their annual craft show will open at Centre 200 on Remembrance Day.

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Sydney Remembrance Day ceremony moved.

For the past two years the Sydney Remembrance Day ceremony was held at CENTER 200.This year, a Christmas craft show is booked for that venue so the ceremony is being moved.

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Southend Community Centre to be demolished

The Southend Community Centre needs a new home. The Hillview street building will be demolished due to the damage caused by the Thanksgiving Day flood.

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Senator Dan Christmas

Dan Christmas is one of nine new, non-partisan Senators. Dan is a senior advisor for Membertou First Nation.

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Southend Community Centre seeks answers

The Southend Community Centre, in the heart of Sydney's flood zone, has been stripped of its water-damaged contents but its operators say they still don't know what will happen with the building.

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Forensic Audit of Richmond County Councillors Released

A forensic audit of the credit card and expense claims of Richmond County councillors and senior staff was released Tuesday. It confirms concerns raised in an review by Nova Scotia's ombudsman and provides even more detail.

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Annie at the Savoy!

Little Orphan Annie (Victoria McDougall) and Daddy Warbucks (Franklin McKibbon) will hit the stage at the Savoy in November. They stopped in the studio to chat about the show.

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