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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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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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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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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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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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. Ivan Doncaster represents district 7, which includes Route 4 from Howie Centre to Irish Cove, Gabarus, Marion Bridge, and Mira Road.

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Savoy Theatre's Leader stepping down

Pam Leader reflects on her tenure as executive director of the Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay, and her decision to make her exit after 10 years in the role.

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Seeking Council - Port Hawkesbury

Port Hawkesbury Mayor Brenda Chisholm-Beaton, and Deputy Mayor Mark MacIver.

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Garbarus Seawall Documentary available on iTunes

Toronto filmmaker Jawad Mir chats about Only 78.

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Cape Breton fisherman recognised for lifetime achievement

Brian Adams from Pleasant Bay is named Mariner of the Year at the 2019 Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:28]


Brad Cuzner on hockey taunting

Atlantic University Sport said Wednesday an on-ice brawl between the Acadia Axemen and the St. Francis Xavier X-Men started when an Acadia player made an inappropriate comment involving the word "rapist." Glace Bay native Brad Cuzner played with StFX throughout his university career. He shared his thoughts on decency and what sorts of topics are strictly off limits when taunting other players.

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Underwater munitions in the Bras d'Or

Last week the Department of National Defence outlined what the government knows about unexploded ordinance in the Bras d'Or Lakes. Terry Long, a retired military engineer who is trained in munitions disposal, is concerned about the impact of underwater munitions on the ecosystem. And he sees their removal as an opportunity for Cape Breton.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:37]


Flu shots running short in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is running low on influenza vaccines. The province's chief medical officer for health is asking family physicians to reserve the remaining shots for people who are most vulnerable.

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Global Studies - Cape Breton University Alumni

All week on our series "Global Studies" we've been examining the impacts of the rise in international enrolment at CBU. We wrap up our series with a conversation with three international Alumni, who now make their home in Cape Breton.

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Global Studies - Transportation

On our series "Global Studies" we're hopping on the bus. The influx of international students has had a dramatic impact on Cape Breton Transit.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:32]


The Nova Scotia Utilities and Review Board - R-V Park

The CBRM does not need to go back to council if it decides to appeal a recent decision by the UARB. The Nova Scotia Utilities and Review Board ruled in favour of people opposed to a large R-V park near Big Pond.It overturned a CBRM rezoning because it did not ensure "reasonable protections" for the neighbourhood.

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Global Studies - Housing

Our on-going series "Global Studies", looking at the huge jump in international student enrolment at CBU, continues with a look at housing.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:16]


Turf - A Photography Exhibition

An exhibition in Toronto in April & May brings together a number of Cape Breton Photographers and the subject has to do with ideas around home. We spoke with some of those photographers on the show.

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Global Studies

This week in our series "Global Studies" we're examining the impact of International Students at Cape Breton University on campus and off.

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Our series - Global Studies

Our series - Global Studies - looks at how CBU's growing international student population are transforming the university, the community and globally.

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Sneakers for Youth

Daniel Briand is interested in more than just basketball. He is interested in their shoes and making sure everyone on the court has the appropriate footwear to keep them comfortable and playing their best. We spoke with him on the show.

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Canadian National Parks On The Air 2019

A group of hams invite any and all ham radio operators to to operate at as many Historic Sites and Parks across Canada as possible this year.

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Resolution reset with Dr. Jennifer Maher - SAD

Dr. Jennifer Maher talks about seasonal affective disorder.

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Resolution reset with Dr. Jennifer Maher

Dr. Jennifer Maher talks about keeping New Year resolutions.

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First Degree: From Med School to Murder: The Story Behind the Shocking Will Sandeson Trial

Author Kayla Hounsell joins us to talk about her book, First Degree: From Med School to Murder: The Story Behind the Shocking Will Sandeson Trial.

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True North Clinical Research coming to Cape Breton

There's a memory loss clinic coming to Cape Breton. It's involved in the leading edge research around Alzheimer's' and making life better for people who have that disease.

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How can we protect the environment?

Do you sometimes get overwhelmed when you think about the environment? When you think about your place in it? How you can help? Well, you're not alone, but there are solutions. We had a conversation with Dr. Gibbs, an Associate Profession of International Politics at CBU.

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Healthy Eating with Roni Davis

With a new year comes new resolutions. The most popular being diets, however, there is a women in Baddeck that is advising against that. We spoke with her to find out why.

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The Cape Breton Environment Association gives tips on how to protect our environment

The Cape Breton Environment Association will be finding new ways to bring its message to you. We learn a little more about how we can protect our natural environment on the island.

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Resolution reset with Dr. Jennifer Maher

In our new series "Resolution Reset," with Dr. Jennifer Maher we have tips on developing better habits for 2019.

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