NS: Mainstreet Cape Breton

 
 

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 Last Post: Music, Remembrance and the Great War."

This Sunday, just before the moment of silence that will mark 100 years since Armistice, people observing Remembrance Day services will hear "The Last Post." A British Bugle call, it was first played for a funeral in Canada in the 1800's. Since the end of the First World War, it has become tied to public Nov 11th Commemorations. It's a practice that did not start with the military. It began with an anonymous bugler, somewhere on the streets of London in 1919. Alwyn Turner is a cultural historian who has written several books about military music, including "The Last Post: Music, Remembrance and the Great War." He joins us from his office in Chichester, West Sussex, England.

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Seeking Council - Richmond County

Richmond County's new warden, Jason MacLean.

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Nova Scotia PC Leader Tim Houston

Newly minted Nova Scotia PC Leader Tim Houston discusses party plans for the near future.

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Fatal Fun - CBC News examines ATV and snowmobile deaths throughout Atlantic Canada

The CBC's Karissa Donkin brings us a special report about the differing safety rules across the country when it comes to driving an ATV or riding on a snowmobile.

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Town Is by the Sea

Joanne Schwartz and Sydney Smith have won the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award for their illustrated look at one boy's experience of East Coast mining culture.

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Island Echoes - Aldon MacVicar Dance Party

Aldon MacVicar Dance Party

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Remembering Burt Feintuch

Ian Brodie reflects on the life of author, professor & musician Burt Feintuch.

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Seeking Council - CBRM

Eldon MacDonald represents district 5, which takes in Sydney from Sydney River to the north end, Shipyard, Membertou, and part of Mira Road. Darren Bruckschwaiger represents district 10, which includes part of Glace Bay, Dominion, Gardiner Mines, and a small part of Reserve Mines.

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Glace Bay teen recognized for helping injured man

Jessica Burchell called 911 and waited with an injured man on a busy sidewalk this summer. She said she couldn't believe it when she heard a man was in distress and no one would stop to help him.

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Doctors respond to concerns with health care

Dr. Rod McGory and Dr. Chris Milburn speak on concerns raised about health care in Cape Breton.

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PC Leadership Candidate Cecil Clarke

We've reached out to all who are running for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party Of Nova Scotia. Here is our conversation with leadership hopeful CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke.

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Harbourview Montessori School celebrated 20 years in Cape Breton

Montessori marks their anniversary with a celebration! Event organizer Jennifer Morrison and students Salerah Pentecost, Raqeem Haq, and Tom Bird stopped by to tell us about the anniversary celebration.

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Glace Bay is painting the town red for Roger's Hometown Hockey

Community group, Bay it Forward, and Glace Bay Minor Hockey invite community members and local businesses to an information session to share events happening during Roger's Hometown Hockey visit. Everyone is encouraged to 'paint the down red' by decorating their homes and businesses.

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October 20th is the 40th anniversary of Gretzky's first goal in professional hockey

October 20th is the 40th anniversary of Wayne Gretzky's first goal in professional hockey. Other than the Great One, there's likely no one who will celebrate the day more than Sydney's Kevin Morrison.

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Big musical opportunity for small town Cape Breton musician

Seth Williams will be heading to Toronto to work with world renowned producer Roy-Hamilton the Third.

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PC Leadership Candidate Tim Houston

We've reached out to all who are running for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party Of Nova Scotia. Here is our conversation with leadership hopeful MLA Tim Houston.

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Provincial NDP Leader Gary Burrill

Provincial NDP Leader Gary Burrill was in Cape Breton and stopped in the studio for a conversation.

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Protecting Minors from Sexual Abuse: A Call to the Catholic Faithful

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has released a document called Protecting Minors from Sexual Abuse: A Call to the Catholic Faithful in Canada for Healing, Reconciliation, and Transformation. The document includes protocols to ensure victims' interests come first. It also contains many of the lessons learned from the experience of working with victims over the past 25 years. Here is our discussion with Bishop Brian Dunn from the Diocese of Antigonish.

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Glace Bay restaurant to serve meal to less fortunate

Talo Cafe Bar is offering a free Thanksgiving meal for people who are alone on the holiday or for those who can't afford a turkey dinner.

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Seeking Council

Ray Paruch represents district 6, which takes in part of Sydney, Ashby, and part of Grand Lake Rd. And Kendra Coombes represents district 11, which includes New Waterford, Scotchtown, River Ryan, Lingan, and New Victoria.

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$700,000 announced for Cape Breton Univerity

700-thousand dollars in Provincial funding announce for the Beaton Institute and the Cape Breton University Art Gallery.

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Cape Breton loses its only licensed abattoir

The owner of Cape Breton's only government-licensed abattoir says he is forfeiting his licence out of frustration, meaning customers who want to sell commercially will have to leave the island to get their animals slaughtered.

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Seeking Council - CBRM

Ivan Doncaster represents district 7, which includes Rt. 4 from Howie Centre to Irish Cove, Gabarus, Marion Bridge, and Mira Road. George MacDonald represents district 9, which includes part of Glace Bay, Tompkinsville, and most of Reserve Mines.

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Unique situation leaves an estimated 5000 without a doctor in Cape Breton

Dr. Marek Knott recently closed his practice due to an illness. Dr. Knott had recently taken over the practice of another doctor who retired. Now, about 5000 people have been added to the list of those without a family doctor in Cape Breton.

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PC Leadership Candidate Elizabeth Smith - McCrossin

We've reached out to all who are running for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party Of Nova Scotia. Here is our conversation with leadership hopeful MLA Elizabeth Smith - McCrossin.

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PC Leadership Candidate Julie Chaisson

We've reached out to all who are running for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party Of Nova Scotia. Here is our conversation with leadership hopeful Julie Chaisson.

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Seeking Council - CBRM

Steve Gillespie represents district 4 which includes the communities of Edwardsville and Westmount on the Point Edward Peninsula, parts of Coxheath, the community of Sydney River, and parts of Prime Brook.

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11-year-old boy raises over $5000 for Cape Breton Cancer Centre

Sam Gracie raised $5,273.50 and also helped his hockey team, Hattie heroes, raise $13,858.50 for the Cape Breton Cancer Centre.

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New Research Chair at CBU

Cape Breton University was celebrating Thursday. Dr. Kevin McKague has been named as the recipient of a prestigious Tier 2 - Canada Research Chair in Social Enterprise and Inclusive Markets.

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PC Leadership Candidate John Lohr

We've reached out to all who are running for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party Of Nova Scotia. Here is our conversation with leadership hopeful MLA John Lohr.

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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, and Millville. Amanda McDougall represents district 9, which includes part of Glace Bay, Donkin, Port Morien, Mira Gut, Albert Bridge, and Louisbourg.

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Transit trouble in the CBRM

Some people on the Sydney and Glace Bay Cape Breton University express routes found themselves waiting for over an hour for a transit bus. The back log sent ripples throughout the transportation network.

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New Aberdeen Community Garden

A community garden has popped up in New Aberdeen, Glace Bay. A dedication ceremony was held today in honour of former CBRM councilor and community volunteer Darrell Flynn.

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International Overdose Awareness Day in Sydney

A women in Sydney talks about the stigma that keeps many drug addicts from seeking help.

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New accessible playground in Cantley Village

After 8 years and many obstacles, construction has begun on a new accessible play structure to replace some ageing equipment

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Cape Breton up to bat for the 2019 Canadian Senior Little League Championships

Summer of 2019 will be exciting for Cape Breton! The Canadian Senior Little League Championships of 2019 has been awarded to the Sydney Mines and District Little League. We spoke with some members involved in this event on the show.

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The Great Canadian Baking Show

The Great Canadian Baking Show features a Cape Breton native! Wendy MacIsaac,who now lives in PEI, is competing on the cooking show this fall.

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Lock up the kids -- for fun!

The Undercurrent Youth Centre in Sydney has created Cape Breton's first escape room adventure for kids.

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The federal government has unveiled its new poverty reduction strategy

The plan aims to lift more than two million people over the poverty line over the next 12 years. Cape Breton-Canso MP Rodger Cuzner talks about the new definition of poverty in Canada, and the logistics of the plan.

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