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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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Dam betrays Trudeau's pledge to First Nations, say critics

Despite a promise to forge a new relationship with Indigenous peoples, the Trudeau government's support of the Site C dam is facing criticism. The dam is opposed by First Nation leaders, the Royal Society of Canada and Amnesty International.

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'Some relief': Taran Killam's SNL ax

Well-liked and versatile actor Taran Killam reflects on life after his six season run with Saturday Night Live.

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Toll of assisted deaths on doctors

What impact do assisted deaths take on the doctors involved? Dr. Jeff Blackmer says some doctors will struggle, and Canada needs a framework to support them.

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Conservation officer kills 9 bears in 'most difficult week'

A B.C. conservation officer says Revelstoke residents' carelessness with their food and trash led to the euthanization of nine bears there last week. Guest host Laura Lynch interviews Dan Bartol.

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Arts Funding

With the Municipal Election being a few weeks away in the CBRM, there is an emerging discussion about arts funding. Scott Sharplin is a playwright, actor and director who was in studio to tell us more. about arts funding

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Rally Against Long-Term Care Cuts

The backlash of a 1% cut to long-term care sites in Nova Scotia continues. Rallies were held by CUPE & UNIFOR members across the province today. The CBC's Jennifer Ludlow was at a rally in Glace Bay.

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MacLeod Group - Long Term Care Provider Cuts

The Department of Health cut long term care providers 1%. What will it mean for the folks left behind? What will it mean for the residents? Ramsey Duff was on the show to speak with us.

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Mary Campbell Interview - Capebretonspectator.com

The CBRM will have one more tool at their disposal to help them think about how they want to cast their ballot. Mary Campbell will launch a new online investigative publication The Cape Breton Spectator.

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Cantley Village Park - Earl MacLellan Interview

The Cantley Village Recreation Association is on a mission to revitalize Cantley Village Park in Coxheath by building a brand-new accessible playground.

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Conservative MP Lisa Raitt Interview

The Liberals on Tuesday overhauled the system for choosing people to sit on the highest court in Canada. Conservative MP Lisa Raitt tells us about what drew her attention.

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Peter Gillis: Live in Studio

The Grand Mira Community Society is presenting a concert with Peter and musical friends on Sunday, August 7, at St. Margaret of Scotland Church in Grand Mira South at 3 p.m.

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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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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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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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Trans Canada Trail Donation

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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."
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