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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CBC Searchlight nominee

Glace Bay native Elyse Aeryn is nominated for her song "Forever". She, and fellow Cape Bretoner Barbara Beaton of Sydney, have both made Searchlight 2020's Top 100.

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CBRM Travel Allowance

Cape Breton regional council has voted to throw out a longstanding and controversial travel allowance, which allowed councillors to claim a flat fee of $140 a week to cover travel expenses in their districts.

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Washbrook Greenway project

Wayne McKay talks about the vision for the Washbrook Greenway. The goal of the project is to development a connector trail between Wentworth Park and Baille Ard.

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Ryan Rozicki and Bobby Currie

Local boxer Ryan Rozicki and his father, Bobby Currie, talk about Rozicki's career.

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Louie Piovesan - by-election candidate for Cape Breton Centre

Louie Piovesan is running for the Progressive Conservatives in the provincial by-election in Cape Breton Centre. The by-election is Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

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Dave Wilton - by-election candidate for Cape Breton Centre

Dave Wilton is running for the Liberal Party in the provincial by-election in Cape Breton Centre. The by-election is Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

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Heritage Hockey

Heritage and culture will be celebrated this weekend as the St. Joseph Lebanese and Syrian Benevolent Society hosts the first Lebanese & Syrian heritage hockey game.

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Kendra Coombs - by-election candidate for Cape Breton Centre

Kendra Coombs is running for the NDP in the provincial by-election in Cape Breton Centre. The by-election is Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

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Para Tae Kwon Do in Sydney

The Southend Community Centre is launching a free para tae kwon do program in Sydney to try and enable more people to try the sport.

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Glace Bay's ARTpreneur's 0205

The first cohort of the Cape Breton Artpreneur program wrapped up in Glace Bay. The program welcomes young artists, ages 18-22, to learn basic business skills. It's a paid program for young artists in any discipline. Dylan Buchanan and Matthew Nicholson are musicians who just graduation from the program, Cynthia Lahey is the lead facilitator, they joined Mainstreet.

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GBHS Students perform Song for Orange Shirt Day 0204

Noelle Wadden a music teacher at Glace Bay High School joins the show to talk about the song her students wrote. The song honours Phyllis Webstad's orange shirt journey. At the age of 6, Webstad wore a bright orange shirt on her first day at a residential school in 1973. The shirt was taken from her when she got to school. September 30th has been declared Orange Shirt Day annually, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children, and as an affirmation to remember that every child matters. After writing the song, the students from Glace Bay High School performed it for students at Allison Bernard Memorial High school in Eskasoni.

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Halifax man has an Encounter with a Moose That Introduced him to Cape Breton Hospitality

A Halifax man was driving in the Cape Breton Highlands hoping to take in the beauty... he instead came face to face with a Moose in a tragic way. The encounter led the man to the home of a local who offered some help to the man.

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YMCA Closes Port Hawkesbury Branch

After more than 15 years, the YMCA has announced - it's closing its branch in Port Hawkesbury. It will close for good on February 22. Andre Gallant, CEO of the Y in Cape Breton says they aren't making enough revenue to support their expenses.

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A new online resource for mental health support - HealthyMindsNS

The new website "healthymindsns.ca" is aimed at helping post-secondary students in Nova Scotia who need mental health support. Elizabeth Cawley initiated and developed this website and we spoke with her on the show.

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There's more to the poverty puzzle

Youth centre director, Dave Sawler says people need to talk about - and act on - the other pieces to the poverty puzzle.

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Cape Breton University launches academic plan

The University's strategic plan outlines concrete actions for the next five years.

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Child Poverty Report

Senator Dan Christmas weighs in on the report about child poverty in the province of Nova Scotia.

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New head of the Sydney Port Corporation

The Port of Sydney has a new chairman. Retired Brig General Jerry Gillis has taken the role and we spoke with him on the show.

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United Way responds to poverty report

Executive Director of the United Way responds to the 2019 Child & Family Poverty in Nova Scotia report.

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Diocese of Antigonish announces new Bishop

The diocese will install Wayne Joseph Kirkpatrick as the new Bishop on February 3rd.

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Louisbourg man appears on Ellen's Game of Games

Cody Kennedy want it, went after it and got it! He competed on the Ellen DeGeneres game show, Game of Games; the show hasn't yet aired but Kennedy says viewers will like the episode.

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Sensory Shopping in the CBRM

A Cape Breton woman has launched a campaign asking local stores and restaurants to set aside sensory-friendly hours. Katie Fougere started a petition, posted and delivered flyers requesting more stores in the CBRM offer sensory shopping with increased hours, so those with sensory processing disorders can enjoy shopping and dining.

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Open Doors: Cape Breton Women in Harmony

A new project is gaining a lot of attention in the Cape Breton music scene. "Open Doors" is aimed at encouraging women to confidently play a greater role and create safer spaces when it comes to the music industry. We spoke with founding members Molly Babin and Collette Deveaux.

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Seeking Council - CBRM

Eldon MacDonald represents district 5, which includes 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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“In Our Fathers’ Footsteps” remembrance event

“In Our Fathers’ Footsteps” is an experiential, one-time remembrance event in 2020 for 175,000 Canadian soldiers who served in the Netherlands in WWII.

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Seeking Council - Inverness County

Deputy Warden Alfred Poirier represents district 1, which includes Cheticamp, Pleasant Bay and Meat Cove. John Dowling represents district 6, which includes Judique, Port Hastings, Glendale, West Bay and Marble Mountain.

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President of IAFF Local 2779 speaks out on proposed site of new Sydney fire station

Jody Wrathall is the President of the International Association of Firefighters Local 2779. He says the proposed site of the new Sydney fire station would reach 55% of area homes inside of five minutes, while an alternate site would reach 66% of area homes inside of five minutes.

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Councilor Eldon MacDonald on new Sydney fire station

Councilor Eldon MacDonald responds to concerns about proposed site for new Sydney fire station.

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How does gender play into Cape Breton music?

A panel of guests discuss gender in the Cape Breton music industry.

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