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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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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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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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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Resolution reset with Dr. Jennifer Mahar

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

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Former CBRM economic developer loses dismissal lawsuit

Judge says John Whalley quit of his own accord and wasn't constructively dismissed

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Stories from Work - Bartender - Joel MacFadyen

For the past 27 years Joel MacFadyen has worked a variety of jobs at Sydney establishments. He began as a bouncer at a busy downtown nightclub and then moved into bartending.

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CBRM looking for the public's opinion on mini-homes & apartment buildings in the CBRM

The Cape Breton Regional municipality is reviewing its rules around mini-homes and apartment buildings. Malcolm Gillis is Director of Planning and Development. He says policies that regulate where people can put mobile homes are outdated.

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Stories from Work - Valerie Carrigan

Valerie Carrigan took her first job in retail 41 years ago. She's worked at many Sydney stores, moving up from sales assistant to assistant manager to manager.

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The Tiny House Movement: Challenging Our Consumer Culture

Cape Breton University professor and author Tracey Harris looks into the tiny house movement with in-depth interviews with movement residents, builders, and advocates.

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Accessible beach project earns human rights award

The Inverness Development Association has received a 2018 Nova Scotia Human Rights Award for its efforts to make Inverness beach the most accessible beach in Atlantic Canada.

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May All Your Christmases Be Green

ACAP Cape Breton has suggestions for reducing your carbon footprint this holiday season.

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Stories from Work - Realtor Carol Rizzetto

Realtor Carol Rizzetto takes us into the the weird and wonderful world of real estate.

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Seeking Council - Inverness County

Laurie Cranton represents district 2, which includes Grand Etang, Belle Cote, ane most of the Margarees. John Dowling represents district 6, which includes Port Hastings, Judique, Glendale, West Bay, and Marble Mountain.

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Union upset by decision to print Cape Breton Post in Halifax

Saltwire Network has closed its press in Sydney. Fourteen full and part time employees will lose their jobs. Nancy King is a member of the union executive at the paper with the Communication Workers of America; she spoke with the CBC's Wendy Martin.

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New Library for Membertou

The Fu Hui Education Foundation has made a gift of a library to Membertou's school. Representatives with the Fu Hui Education Foundation and the Paul Martin Family Initiative were in the community Thursday for the grand opening.

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Remembering Jim Watson

Gaelic scholar and educator Jim Watson passed away this week. We speak with his friend, professor of Celtic studies in the United Kingdom, Rob Dunbar.

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Fourth Parks Canada Moose harvest wraps up early

Poor weather conditions brought this year's hunt on North Mountain to an end a week earlier than planned.

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Stories from Work - Cab driver Frank Harrison

In part three of our series 'Stories from Work' Joan Weeks chats with long-time Sydney cab driver Frank Harrison.

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Seeking Council - November 26, 2018

Seeking Council is our weekly spotlight on municipal politics in Cape Breton. We spoke with Victoria County councillors Larry Dauphinee and Wayne Budge.

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Political scientist speaks about in-camera meetings

CBRM councillors voted unanimously to release the minutes of four in-camera meetings; but decided against releasing audio tapes of those in camera meetings. Tom Urbaniak is a professor of political science at Cape Breton University. He spoke to us about these in-camera meetings. When are closed door meeting acceptable at the municipal level? Can they decide anything, or do they have to come out of cmera..go public again to make a motion..or can they make motions and vote ont hem in camera? Darren Bruckswagger says municipalities are at a disadvantage because they don't have caucus meetings as provincial and federal elected officials do This municipallllllity has gone to in camera session a number of times....what do you read into that...a secretive council..,Does a municipality need this mechansim? How should we be thinking about this? -30-

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We'koqma'q Band Council has announced $100,000 reward for information on the death of Cassidy Bernard

Cassidy Bernard was found dead in her home on the First Nation on October 24th. The RCMP has not said the death was a homicide; they describe it as suspicious.

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Stories from Work - Waitress Brenda Goldie

In part two of our new series 'Stories from Work' Joan Weeks chats with waitress Brenda Goldie. She lives in Halifax and is currently working at a well known coffee chain.

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Seeking Council - November 19, 2018

Seeking Council is our weekly spotlight on municipal politics in Cape Breton. We spoke with Port Hawkesbury Mayor Brenda Chisholm-Beaton.

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Island Echoes - War memories

Two World War One veterans tell their stories in their own voices. Audio courtesy of Ron Caplan.

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Drake Batherson makes his NHL debut

Drake Batherson made his NHL debut Thursday for the Senators in fine form. He had the winning goal for Ottawa in a 2-1 victory at home over the Detroit Red Wings. He took some time today to talk to Wendy Bergfeldt.

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Take your child to work day

It's take your child to work day! At CBC Cape Breton we welcomed Gabe Sutherland & Erin Williams. Gabe shadowed Information Morning and Erin stuck around for Mainstreet. Here she is chatting with Wendy Bergfeldt.

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Stories from Work - Borden's Barber Shop

In part one of our new series 'Stories from Work' Joan Weeks takes us to visit Borden's Barber Shop in Whitney Pier.

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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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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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Seeking Council - Richmond County

Richmond County's new warden, Jason MacLean.

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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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