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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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Action Incubator with ACAP Cape Breton

If you're a young person with an idea for improving your community, there's an event happening this weekend (May 25th) that could help you get the money you need to see your idea through.

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at CBU

Cape Breton University is one of fifteen universities in Canada to be awarded an inaugural Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Institutional Capacity-Building Grant. The goal is to identify and eliminate systemic barriers that impede the career advancement, recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups.

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Outsider in Ottawa

She was a member of Parliament from 1997 to 2015, deputy leader of the New Democrats under Jack Layton, and a champion of issues such as rights for drug users and the plight of missing and murdered women. We spoke with Libby Davies about her life as a woman in politics, and her new book 'Outside In: A Political Memoir'.

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Monty Mosher talks boxing

With the upcoming boxing event happening at C200 this weekend, May 18, we wanted to gain a better understanding of the boxing world. Monty Mosher was a sports reporter for 35 years and spoke with us on the show.

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Seeking Council - May 13, 2019

Seeking Council, our weekly conversation about municipal politics on Cape Breton. On this segment we spoke with two CBRM councillors. Steve Gillespie represents district 4, which includes Point Edward, Westmount, part of Coxheath, Sydney River and part of Prime Brook. Eldon MacDonald represents district 5, which includes Sydney from Sydney River to north end, Shipyard, Membertou and part of Mira Road.

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The Samara Centre For Democracy

Dr. Michael Morden, a Research Director for the Samara Centre for Democracy spoke with us on the show about a new report that was released today called "Don't Blame the People: The Rise of Elite-Led Populism In Canada"

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Seeking Council with Warden Betty Ann MacQuarrie and Laurie Cranton

Time for Seeking Council, our weekly spotlight on municipal politics on Cape Breton. On this segment, we shine our beam on Inverness County with Warden Betty Ann MacQuarrie, who represents district 5, including Port Hood and Mabou and district 2 councillor Laurie Cranton, who represents Grand Etang, Belle Cote, and most of the Margarees.

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Live Action Roleplay (LARP) site vandalised

Jeff Bushnik and Stephen Roll are involved in the Cape Breton LARP community. They spoke with us about how their LARP site has been destroyed by vandalising the property and spray painting unwanted language on what they didn't destroy, and discussed what the next step may be moving forward.

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Island Echoes - Howie MacDonald

Wendy Bergfeldt sits down with Howie MacDonald to chat about his new album, "Shades of Tartan."

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Hospice Palliative Care Pop Up Shop - Cheryl Read

Shop tour and overview of this years community donations with Cheryl Read. Cheryl is the Chair of this year Sunflower Treasures Pop Up Shop and she says the donations have exceeded all expectations this year.

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Hospice Palliative Care Pop Up Shop - Palliative Care Volunteers on An Cala Unit Elaine Cuff and Kathy MacDonald

Elaine and Kathy speak about their experience as volunteers on the evening shifts. They chat about what they do and describe interactions between the volunteers and with family members. Elaine has volunteered since 2011 and Kathy has been involved for a little under four years.

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Hospice Palliative Care Pop Up Shop - Palliative Care Society Co- Chair Patricia Jackson and Hospice Build Co- Chair Nancy Dingwall

Patricia and Nancy speak to the great generosity displayed by our community resulting in the dedication of funds to meet a wide range of patient and family needs. They provide some concrete examples of meeting the unforeseen or the unexpected reality facing those in the care of the service.

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Hospice Palliative Care Pop Up Shop - Dr. Anne Frances D'Intino

Dr. D'Intino discusses the changing profile of Palliative Care Service patients. She works collaboratively with community nurses visiting patient homes cutting a wide swath across Cape Breton County, in addition to their work with patients on An Cala Unit.

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Hospice Palliative Care Pop Up Shop - Campaign Co-chairs Monica and Brian Shebib

Monica is a long-standing volunteer and Hospice Palliative Care Society board member and Brian is retired from a successful career in the fisheries sector. These two bring a great blend of both personal and professional experiences to conversations with prospective donors.

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Hospice Palliative Care Pop Up Shop - Music Therapy

Much of the Music Therapy program, funded by the Hospice Palliative Care Society, takes place in the community and can engage family members as well as the patient. We spoke with Jill Murphy, a Palliative Care Music Therapist, Betty McNeil whose husband Steve had Parkinson's Disease and Heather Clarke who was Steves' full time caregiver.

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Hospice Palliative Care Pop Up Shop - Donna MacKinnon

A personal story about palliative care in a home and community setting. Donna's husband was diagnosed with end stage colon cancer, his wish was to die at home. She tells us about their shared experience during an extremely emotional time and what the presence of Community Palliative Care nurse and physicians meant to both of them during this time.

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Protocase expands

A Cape Breton company that boasts Google, Apple and Microsoft among its customers, celebrated its newest expansion yesterday. Protocase makes custom enclosures for electronics and computers. The company just added space at one of its buildings in Harbourside Commercial Park in Sydney, to keep up with growing demand. We spoke with company founder and vice-president Doug Milburn.

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Johnny Mac, the Boxer, punching his way through stereotypes

Johnny Mac grew up in Inverness and started boxing when he was just 14 years old. Although he may have fell out of the ring for awhile he came back better than ever. We spoke with him as to why he is gaining National attention and what makes his story so unique.

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Vital Conversations with Entrepreneurs

Tuesday's panellists are Bryan MacDonald, Danielle Johnston and Danielle Patterson. All three of these individuals are entrepreneurs filled with passion and drive for making Cape Breton thrive as much as possible.

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Seeking Council - April 29, 2019

Seeking Council is our weekly feature on municipal politics on Cape Breton. On this segment we have Earlene MacMullin who represents district 2, which includes most of North Sydney, Bras d'Or, part of Boularderie Island and Millville. And Ivan Doncaster represents district 7, which includes Rt. 4 from Howie Centre to Irish Cove, Gabarus, Marion Bridge and Mira Road.

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Meet the People's Party of Canada

Maxime Bernier's People's Party of Canada plans to run a candidate in Cape Breton-Canso in the next federal election. We spoke with riding association president William Joyce.

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Eskasoni student heading to Harvard

Cape Breton University student Bertram Bernard is set to become the second person from Eskasoni to attend Harvard. He has been accepted into the Executive Business Program offered by Harvard Business School.

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Donnie Campbell wins Stompin' Tom ECMA

We have a feature interview with Donnie Campbell, who will receive a Stompin' Tom Award for Cape Breton during this year's East Coast Music Awards.

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Newfoundland storyteller Louise Moyes

The Isle of Story Festival is four days of storytelling in the CBRM, featuring the island's Gaelic, Acadian and Mi'kmaq traditions. We spoke with Louise Moyes, who has explored the Acadian oral traditions in Western Newfoundland.

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Distinguished Storyteller Hector MacNeil

The Isle of Story Festival is a celebration of storytelling that highlights the past, present, and future of storytelling in Cape Breton. We spoke with festival organizer Tara MacNeil, and this year's 'Distinguished Storyteller', Hector MacNeil, who shared one of his favourite Gaelic yarns.

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Vital Conversations with James Forsey and David Farmer

`Vital Conversations' is a series of panel discussions with young Cape Bretoners who have either won, or have been nominated for Vital Awards...which are sponsored by the NextGen Leadership Society, in collaboration with the Cape Breton Partnership. In this episode, James Forsey and David Farmer discuss what Cape Breton has to offer young people.

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A feature interview with Bishop Brian Dunn

Rev. Brian Dunn celebrated his last Easter mass as Bishop of the Diocese of Antigonish on Sunday. He has been appointed coadjutor archbishop for the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth.

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International students share thoughts on immigration

The majority of international students surveyed last fall at CBU say they want to stay in Cape Breton after graduation. But there are some barriers to doing so. We spoke with Sohaila Abdo, manager of the Cape Breton Island Centre for Immigration.

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Northside Rising success stories

The Northside Rising movement is hosting a series of talks about harmful substance use on the Northside that aim to educate, spark conversation, and discuss ideas about how the community can move forward. One of the main features is that people who have lived the experience, and have found ways of being healthy again, are sharing their stories. We spoke with Julia De Georgio and Stephen MacLean.

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Workplace violence concerns at Breton Ability Centre

About 60 people chanted and waved placards at passing cars outside the Breton Ability Centre in Sydney River Wednesday morning to draw attention to what they say is an increase in violence in the workplace.

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Workplace violence concerns at Breton Ability Centre

About 60 people chanted and waved placards at passing cars outside the Breton Ability Centre in Sydney River Wednesday morning to draw attention to what they say is an increase in violence in the workplace.

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Vital Conversations with Erika Shea and Cyril MacDonald

`Vital Conversations' is a series of panel discussions with young Cape Bretoners who have either won, or have been nominated for Vital Awards...which are sponsored by the NextGen Leadership Society, in collaboration with the Cape Breton Partnership. In this episode, Erika Shea and Cyril MacDonald discuss democracy and community engagement.

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Mental health and the music industry

Musicians and music professionals in Atlantic Canada are suffering from mental health and wellness issues at alarming rates, according to a survey conducted by the East Coast Music Association. From living with mental health disorders to being at risk for substance use disorders, the ECMA 2018 Mental Health Survey shows that the region's music industry professionals are reporting markedly higher numbers than the national average. We spoke with the study's author Erin Williams.

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Turning the tide on drug abuse

The Northside Rising movement is hosting a series of talks about harmful substance use on the Northside that aim to educate, spark conversation, and discuss ideas about how the community can move forward. A panel discussion is scheduled for April 17. We spoke with festival coordinator Megan MacLeod and panel guest Emily Donovan.

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Richmond County councillors may have contravened legislation, says prof

A political science professor at Cape Breton University questions whether some Richmond County councillors may have violated the municipal government act. Three of the five members of council voted to abruptly terminate CAO Kent MacIntrye, then offered the job on an interim basis to someone else without telling the two other councillors, including the warden. We spoke with Tom Urbaniak, who says councillors are not allowed to meet privately to discuss municipal matters.

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Pre-primary expansion

Hundreds of additional families across Nova Scotia will have access to pre-primary when the program expands to 56 new schools this September. We spoke with Education Minister Zach Churchill.

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Primary health care checkup

We were curious to know how many names are currently on the registry for people looking for a family doctor in Cape Breton. For an update, we spoke with Kathy Bell, director of primary health care in the eastern zone with the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

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Vital Conversations with Alyce MacLean & Natasha Hillier

`Vital Conversations' is a series of panel discussions with young Cape Bretoners who have either won, or have been nominated for Vital Awards...which are sponsored by the NextGen Leadership Society, in collaboration with the Cape Breton Partnership. In this episode, Alyce MacLean and Natasha Hillier discuss the housing market.

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Pilot project helps Cape Bretoners get to school, work

Getting to work or school could become easier for people in the CBRM who struggle to pay for transportation. The social enterprise Common Good Solutions is launching a pilot project which will match people in need with a cab company and cover their fare.

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Ronald MacDonald House fundraiser

Cape Breton mother Alison O'Neil has spent a lot of time at Ronald MacDonald House, a home in Halifax that provides accommodations for critically ill children and their families. She explained what the house has meant for her family. And she told us about a fundraiser coming up in Cape Breton in June.

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CBRM viability study

The CBRM's Viability Study Steering Committee received an update Thursday on an external review into the municipality's current state of affairs. Councillor Eldon MacDonald and chief financial officer Jennifer Campbell gave us the highlights.

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Glace Bay band escape cold weather to play at Disney World

Glace Bay school band leaves Sunday to play in Florida at Disney World. Every three years the students get the opportunity of a lifetime to play at Disney World. It took a lot of hard work, fundraising and dedication to have this opportunity and they told us what they did to make it happen.

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Vital Conversations with Mary Beth Doucette & Mark Inglis

We have a new segment called `Vital Conversations.' This is a series of panel discussions with young Cape Bretoner's who have either won, or have been nominated for the Vital Awards...which are sponsored by the NextGen Leadership Society, in collaboration with the Cape Breton Partnership.

Download Vital Conversations with Mary Beth Doucette & Mark Inglis
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The Nova Scotia Nature Trust - Lasting Landscapes

Lasting landscapes it's an opportunity to preserve historic land; as part of that, the Nova Scotia Nature Trust put some funding aside called The Nature Fund that is to encourage conservation partners and other levels of government to step up and help them reach a really ambitious target of protecting 17 percent of Canada by 2020. There is a fundraising campaign underway now to get them closer to that goal. Bonnie Sutherland the executive director of Nova Scotia in Nature Trust Now the public donates some money and governments donate some money toward this project but it turns out that there's an unexpected four hundred thousand dollars on the table. If the trust can raise a

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Sydney Victoria MP Mark Eyking on SNC-Lavalin scandal.

Sydney Victoria MP Mark Eyking says things have gone too far with the SNC-Lavalin scandal.

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Canadian Women's Hockey League closing up shop

Christina Lamey, chair of Hockey Nova Scotia's women's executive, speaks about the closure of the Canadian Women's Hockey League.

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Photographer Warren Gordon celebrates 45 years

Photographer Warren Gordon celebrates 45 years snapping photos. He has captured some of the most iconic images of this island...from the winding Cabot Trail to the deep in the coal mines.

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Seeking Council - Richmond County

Richmond County councillor James Goyetche, represents district 1, which includes Petit De Grat and Arichat East.

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Photographs and poetry

In part two of our conversation with Michelle Sylliboy, the We'koqma'q artist talks about how her new exhibition of photographs, and her new book of poetry, were inspired by the written language of her ancestors.

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Whale Bone Hieroglyphics

An unusual art exhibition opens at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design this weekend. We'koqma'q artist Michelle Sylliboy asked people, "If you could speak to a whale, what would you say?" She then carved those messages onto whale bones using Mi'kmaw hieroglyphics.

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12 and Change: A Guitar Concerto

This week, Cape Breton composer Scott MacMillan will present a new electric guitar concerto as part of a Symphony Nova Scotia concert with Ashley MacIsaac.

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Public meeting to update plans for new library in Sydney

The Cape Breton Central Library Advocacy Committee wants to show the public the new plans for the proposed waterfront library building. We spoke with committee members Neeta Kumar-Britton and Jim Wooder.

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Island Girls are back

Island Girls: A Tribute to Cape Breton Music and Comedy returns to local stages in April. The Fab Fem Four includes Bette MacDonald, Heather Rankin, Lucy MacNeil and Jenn Sheppard. Bette and Lucy dropped by the studio to talk about the show.

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Plans revealed for $100M expansion of Cape Breton Regional Hospital

The Nova Scotia government says a new building will house an enlarged cancer centre, critical care units and an emergency department. We spoke with Dr. Kevin Orrell, senior medical director for the redevelopment of the Cape Breton hospital system, and Derek Mombourquette, MLA for Sydney-Whitney Pier.

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Seeking Council - CBRM

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

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A special gift for the pediatrics unit at the CBRH

Elizabeth Skinner gave 15 hand made pillow cases to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. She made the donation in honour of her friend's brother Caleb MacArthur. Lizzie and Caleb's sister, Aubreigh spoke to the CBC's Jennifer Ludlow.

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CBU Associate Professor responds to New Zealand shooting

(Ruby) Ramji is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Cape Breton University. She's been watching the online elements of this story as they have evolved.

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Seeking Council - where we find out what's going on in municipal politics around our island

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

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Hope Project

Hope Project in Point Edward is a live-in, skill development home for women seeking healing from their addictions.

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Chants funeral home under fire

We are looking into the case of Chants funeral home to see if they are indeed surrendering their license and what investigations might be going on. We spoke with Rodger Gregg, the registrar of cemetery and funeral services in Nova Scotia.

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Seeking Council with Jim Mustard and John MacLennan

Time for Seeking Council, our weekly spotlight on municipal politics in Cape Breton. This week, we spoke with two Inverness County councillors. Jim Mustard represents district 3, which includes Inverness, Dunvegan and Strathlorne. John MacLennan represents district 4, which includes Lake Ainslie, Whycocomagh, Waycobah, Orangedale, and River Denys.

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Poverty rates in Nova Scotia on the rise

Louise MacDonald from the Every Woman's Centre and JoAnna LaTulippe - Rochon from Family Place Resource Centre respond to the increase in poverty rates in the province.

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