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.

Updated: Weekly
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Jigging for Doctors in Glace Bay

Some Glace Bay doctors along with community group, Bay It Forward, hosted four doctor recruits last week. They went on a tour of the town, which included a boat ride and fishing.

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Sharing stories at the Highlands National Park

Parks Canada mi'kmaq interpreter Mary Louise Bernard is spending the simmer sharing mi'kmaq songs, games and stories with campers. She also shared a little bit with Mainstreet.

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Highlanders basketball team needs help to stay in Cape Breton

The Cape Breton Highlanders basketball team is looking to the community to keep the team on the court. The team needs to sell 1500 season tickets by Sunday, August 25, 2019 to play in the 2019-2020 season.

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CBU & Dartmouth Pipe Bands won first prizes in their grades at the Glengarry Highland Games.

The pipes, the pipes are calling for Dartmouth and Cape Breton University bands who won big at the Glengarry Highland Games this past weekend.

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Mom shares heartbreaking story of son's death

Charlene Vacon shares the story of her son's death after a drug overdose.

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Sydney woman is Miss World Canada 2019

19-year-old Naomi Colford is Miss World Canada. She was crowned Saturday during a ceremony in Toronto.

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Two Rivers Wildlife Park invites you to mark the moon landing anniversary

The observatory at Two Rivers Wildlife Park is encouraging you to drop by for a peak at the night sky this week -- to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

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Absolute Darkness - A Coal Miners Tartan

Coal Miners in Cape Breton have been honoured in many ways from songs to a museum. Now the newest tribute is having their own tartan. Absolute Darkness is a beautiful dark tartan released by Red Label Kilts & Tartan Design.

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Nurse shortage in Cape Breton

We reached out to the nurses union to see how nurses are being affected by the shortage of health care workers and frequent ER closures. Janet Hazleton is the President of the Nova Scotia Nurses' Union and we spoke to her on the show.

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Madison MacInnis is tackling her way to the top in Rugby

A teenager is making quite the name for herself on the Rugby field. We spoke to the 17 year old rugby player who was picked for team Canada.

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Fortress of Louisbourg takes us back to the year 1744 through virtual reality

We will take you on a virtual reality tour of the Fortress of Louisbourg circa 1744. We spoke to both Jodi McDavid,the Acting Executive Director of Fortress of Louisbourg Association, and CBC's Brent Kelloway who experienced the interactive exhibit earlier that day.

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Broadway Bound for two Cape Bretoners

Hard work plus kindness equals a dream come true for two Cape Breton girls. Kiera Evely & Sara Long won scholarships to the Broadway Bound! Winter Intensive program in New York City

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Two Cape Breton communities receive Lieutenant Governor's Community Spirit Award

Glace Bay & Potletek First Nation will receive the Lieutenant Governor's Community Spirit Award. We find out what makes them stand out.

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Tree Picks Guitar Picks

A Cape Breton man living in Calgary combines his love of music and home to build a business making special guitar picks. We spoke with founder Adam Chiasson on the show.

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Cape Breton native tackles her way to Provincial rugby team

A 16 teen year old from Westmount has been the only Cape Bretoner from the island to be selected for the Nova Scotia rugby team. We spoke with athlete Lacey Bellefontaine on the show.

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Air Canada adds direct flights from Sydney to Montreal

Air Canada's first direct flight from Sydney to Montreal landed today at the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport. We asked the local chamber of commerce how significant that is

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Business is Jammin' in Whitney Pier

A company in Halifax is trying to instill in black youth, the importance of education and personal development. We spoke with them about a summer camp for kids in Whitney Pier put on by the group.

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Our Town

The Pulitzer prize winning play "Our Town" will be presented by "Theatre Kompakt" this week in Sydney at the Boardmore. We spoke with two of the actors on the show.

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Second dead right whale in Canada's waters

Scientists are studying the death of another whale in our waters. The right whale was towed to shore at Petit Etang and reporter, Gary Mansfield was there.

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The Art of Living

Art created by people who are living with cancer. We spoke with an artist and her mentor. She has collaborated with artist Kenny Boone, as part of an art project at the Center for Craft and Design.

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Two local environmentalists inspired after attending a Climate Change Adaptation Forum

Two well known youth environmentalists from the area make an exciting announcement which stemmed from the recent climate change adaptation forum that was held last week.

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The Canadian Biosphere Climate Change Adaptation Forum

The Canadian Biosphere Climate Change Adaptation Forum (CEPI) was held in Cape Breton. We spoke with two people who were there.

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Number 12 - A Coal Mining Play

Nancy drake wrote and is staring in a one-woman play about the wives of coal miners in New Waterford, where she lived for 10 years

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Polish Delegates in Cape Breton

A couple of members of a Polish Delegation are in town to discuss economic development in a post industrial time.They are taking part in various meetings as well as a Partner City Workshop at Cape Breton University.

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Can we talk? A treaty education film is shown at the drive in theatre in Sydney

There's a new program set to open people's minds about treaty education. To tell us more we spoke with Jaime Battiste, Mi'kmaw-rights advocate, writer, researcher, historian and Nova Scotia Treaty Education Lead working in the Mi'kmaw Education system.

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Looking for a place to die? It may not be that easy.

A North Sydney woman recalls how her dying father was taken to the Regional Hospital because he wasn't permitted to stay at the Northside General.

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Women Who Roam in Cape Breton

"Women Who Roam" is an online community made to empower women to get outdoors and try something new. This group for women, was started by a woman from Blackets Lake, just outside of Sydney. Sophie Tonet is the creator of this group and we spoke with her on the show.

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Miners Memorial Day: Davis Day 2019

William Davis Miners' Memorial Day is observed on June 11th in coal mining communities, to recognize all miners killed while working in Nova Scotia coal mines. Retired coal miner Dennis Chipman shares his memories of the coal mines with Mainstreet's Jennifer Ludlow.

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Vital Conversations with Gail Christmas and Keely Wadden on Mental Health & Youth

Gail Christmas won a Vital award in 2016 in the Individual category for her contributions to the community, particularly as the youngest woman ever elected as a Membertou band councillor. Keely Wadden won a Vital Award in 2015 in the Individual category for her work creating the Shine Bright Health & Wellness Society. Keely's story was included in Life After Dark - The Book, which featured 100 stories of hope from survivors of suicide.

Download Vital Conversations with Gail Christmas and Keely Wadden on Mental Health & Youth
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Cape Breton represented in Jurassic Park

A group of men from Cape Breton made sure their island was represented as they gathered in Jurassic Park, Toronto to watch the Raptors make history.

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Canso Spaceport

The company aiming to build a rocket-launching facility near Canso has received approval from the province's Environment Department. We spoke with president and CEO of Maritime Launch Services, Steve Matier.

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Seeking Council - CBRM

Seeking Council is our weekly conversation with municipal politicians on Cape Breton. Two councillors with the Cape Breton Regional Municipality join us for this week's segment. Clarence Prince represents district 1, which includes Sydney Mines, Florence, a small part of North Sydney, Little Pond and Alder Point. And Kendra Coombes represents district 11, which includes New Waterford, Scotchtown, River Ryan, Lingan and New Victoria.

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