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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Cape Breton loses its only licensed abattoir

The owner of Cape Breton's only government-licensed abattoir says he is forfeiting his licence out of frustration, meaning customers who want to sell commercially will have to leave the island to get their animals slaughtered.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:37]


Seeking Council - CBRM

Ivan Doncaster represents district 7, which includes Rt. 4 from Howie Centre to Irish Cove, Gabarus, Marion Bridge, and Mira Road. George MacDonald represents district 9, which includes part of Glace Bay, Tompkinsville, and most of Reserve Mines.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:13]


Unique situation leaves an estimated 5000 without a doctor in Cape Breton

Dr. Marek Knott recently closed his practice due to an illness. Dr. Knott had recently taken over the practice of another doctor who retired. Now, about 5000 people have been added to the list of those without a family doctor in Cape Breton.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:10:27]


PC Leadership Candidate Elizabeth Smith - McCrossin

We've reached out to all who are running for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party Of Nova Scotia. Here is our conversation with leadership hopeful MLA Elizabeth Smith - McCrossin.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:44]


PC Leadership Candidate Julie Chaisson

We've reached out to all who are running for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party Of Nova Scotia. Here is our conversation with leadership hopeful Julie Chaisson.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:15]


Seeking Council - CBRM

Steve Gillespie represents district 4 which includes the communities of Edwardsville and Westmount on the Point Edward Peninsula, parts of Coxheath, the community of Sydney River, and parts of Prime Brook.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:12:53]


11-year-old boy raises over $5000 for Cape Breton Cancer Centre

Sam Gracie raised $5,273.50 and also helped his hockey team, Hattie heroes, raise $13,858.50 for the Cape Breton Cancer Centre.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:12]


New Research Chair at CBU

Cape Breton University was celebrating Thursday. Dr. Kevin McKague has been named as the recipient of a prestigious Tier 2 - Canada Research Chair in Social Enterprise and Inclusive Markets.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:29]


Seeking Council - CBRM

Earlene MacMullin represents district 2, which includes most of North Sydney, Bras d'Or, part of Boularderie Island, and Millville. Amanda McDougall represents district 9, which includes part of Glace Bay, Donkin, Port Morien, Mira Gut, Albert Bridge, and Louisbourg.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:12]


PC Leadership Candidate John Lohr

We've reached out to all who are running for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party Of Nova Scotia. Here is our conversation with leadership hopeful MLA John Lohr.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:20]


Transit trouble in the CBRM

Some people on the Sydney and Glace Bay Cape Breton University express routes found themselves waiting for over an hour for a transit bus. The back log sent ripples throughout the transportation network.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:37]


New Aberdeen Community Garden

A community garden has popped up in New Aberdeen, Glace Bay. A dedication ceremony was held today in honour of former CBRM councilor and community volunteer Darrell Flynn.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:42]


International Overdose Awareness Day in Sydney

A women in Sydney talks about the stigma that keeps many drug addicts from seeking help.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:15]


New accessible playground in Cantley Village

After 8 years and many obstacles, construction has begun on a new accessible play structure to replace some ageing equipment

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:48]


Cape Breton up to bat for the 2019 Canadian Senior Little League Championships

Summer of 2019 will be exciting for Cape Breton! The Canadian Senior Little League Championships of 2019 has been awarded to the Sydney Mines and District Little League. We spoke with some members involved in this event on the show.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:57]


The Great Canadian Baking Show

The Great Canadian Baking Show features a Cape Breton native! Wendy MacIsaac,who now lives in PEI, is competing on the cooking show this fall.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:32]


Lock up the kids -- for fun!

The Undercurrent Youth Centre in Sydney has created Cape Breton's first escape room adventure for kids.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:10]


The federal government has unveiled its new poverty reduction strategy

The plan aims to lift more than two million people over the poverty line over the next 12 years. Cape Breton-Canso MP Rodger Cuzner talks about the new definition of poverty in Canada, and the logistics of the plan.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:42]


18 men charged for prostitution activity in Sydney

18 men have been charged as a result of an ongoing investigation in response to continued prostitution activity in downtown Sydney.The arrests were made over a 6-week period.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:10:35]


PC Leadership candidate Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin's response to equalization

PC Leadership candidate Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin responds to the Nova Scotia equalization debate

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[mp3 file: runs 00:12:56]


Bay it Forward secures funding for beautification of Glace Bay

Bay it Forward secures funding for beautification and signage for Glace Bay.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:54]


Cape Breton police charge 3 in Leitches Creek grad party death

Police Chief Peter MacIsaac speaks with Wendy Bergfeldt

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:55]


The Barra MacNeils release new album

The Barra MacNeils release a new album and play a number of shows...including some in Cape Breton!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:24:20]


Jay Bedford celebrates 50 years in broadcasting

Cape Breton broadcaster Jay Bedford celebrates 50 years in the business.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:20:49]


Glace Bay actor stars in a new film called "The Only Game in Town."

David Mortimer plays Alastair Ramsay in "The Only Game in Town"...shot during a month-long period in 2015, in Tatamagouche.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:30]


Antigonish diocese works to replenish supply of priests

Some priests are past retirement age and still serving several parishes

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:04]


3-Wheeled Bandit

We talked to the arresting officer, Constable Mike Francis, in the case of an alleged impaired driver who was driving around in his car with just 3 tires on Canada Day around 10:00 a.m.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:45]