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Movember Month

Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide. By encouraging men to […]

Osteoporosis Awareness Month

November is Osteoporosis Month. Help show your support for #BetterBoneHealth by wearing your Purple Proud! Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, which can lead to increased risk of […]

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  November is lung cancer awareness month and this year, Lung Cancer Canada is promoting awareness in a big way! Lung Cancer Canada aims to raise awareness for those affected by lung cancer through a […]

Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month! World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated globally on November 14 to raise awareness about both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Adults with diabetes are nearly twice as likely to […]

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  November’s birthstone is the topaz (particularly, yellow) which symbolizes friendship and the citrine. Its birth flower is the chrysanthemum.

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Gas and Diesel Down

The price of gas went down, overnight. Gas dropped by 1.1 cents a litre and now goes for a minimum of $1.14 in Cape Breton. Diesel went down slightly by six-tenths of a cent and now costs a minimum of $1.20 cents a litre on the Island.

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Bail Hearing Adjourned Again In Fatal Crash Case

Another bail hearing has been adjourned in the case of a fatal single-vehicle crash on the 125 Sydney Bypass. This comes after a bail hearing was adjourned last week for for 27 year-old Adam Alexander Fraser from North Sydney. He’s facing eight charges, including impaired driving causing death and bodily harm, dangerous driving causing death and bodily harm and driving while prohibited. Fraser’s girlfriend, 29-year-old Billie Jean Blanchard from Glace Bay, died in Halifax hospital five days after the crash that happened near Leitches Creek on September 19th. Police say her four children suffered moderate to minor injuries. Fraser now has bail hearing scheduled for a week from today.  

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Regional Police Looking For Tips In Search For Missing Morrison Road Man

Regional Police are looking for tips from the public in the search for a missing Sydney man. Police say neighbours of 69-year-old Allister T. MacNeil from Morrison Road contacted them on Sunday to say they haven’t seen or heard from him in more than a week. Police say his SUV was last seen in his driveway on November 6th and he’s not had contact with anyone since. Police say they’re concerned for MacNeil’s well-being. They’re asking anyone who knows where MacNeil is or has seen his blue 2018 Ford Escape to contact them or Crime Stoppers. The SUV license plate is EEB154.

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Funeral Held For Gordie Gosse

A funeral took place in Whitney Pier this morning for former Sydney-Whitney Pier MLA Gordie Gosse. Gosse died from cancer on Thursday at the age of 64. He served for 12 years as an NDP MLA and was a former Speaker of the Legislature. He resigned for health reasons in 2015. Shortly before he resigned, Gosse was operated on for throat and mouth cancer caused by the human papillomavirus or HPV.

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Municipality, CBU Get Transit Funding

The Regional Municipality is getting $1.2 million from the province to buy six buses. One of the buses will be new and the other five used. The province is also giving $300,000 to Cape Breton University to put toward a new bus shelter on campus. The Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage says the money announced today will help address a growing demand on the bus service from students and other riders. The announcement comes after the transit service announced changes yesterday designed to increase the number of times buses visit communities. Two new transfer hubs are now operating at Cape Breton University and the North Sydney Mall.

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Had a wonderful chat with Chris Ryan and Sierra Noble in studio today. Thanks for the visit, guys!

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Would you rather be able to talk with the animals or speak all foreign languages?

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Nice to see Rob again, if you missed the interview it will be on Dialogue program Sunday at 12noon; Tuesday & Thursday evening at 10pm next next or check out our Dialogue Podcast on coastalradio.ca

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If you had one extra hour of free time a day, how would you use it?

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