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Nov. 11th. – Remembrance Day

On Remembrance Day members of the armed forces (soldiers, sailors and airmen) are commemorated.  The other common name for this day is Armistice Day which marks the date and time when armies stopped fighting World […]

Rogers Hometown Hockey

Location: Old Town Hall, 14 McKeen St, Glace Bay, NS B1A 5B9 (McKeen St. from Main St. to Queen St and Cottage St.)    Time: Saturday, Nov. 10 – Festival open from Noon AT to […]

Osteoporosis Awareness Month

Osteoporosis is a disease that slowly, quietly weakens bones, often going undiagnosed – even when it breaks them. Osteoporosis is caused by low bone mass and the weakening of bone, which can lead to increased […]

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.  

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

The goal of Lung Cancer Awareness Month is to address this disparity, and do it through education. Lung cancer is a largely invisible cancer, in part due to due to the stigma surrounding lung cancer […]


Latest News from The Coast…

Westmount Family Displaced By Fire

The Red Cross says a family has been forced from their Westmount home after a fire, yesterday evening.

The organization says the blaze at 19 Strathcona Street broke out shortly after 6:30 and caused extensive damage to the two-storey home.

The Red Cross is helping a couple and four children with emergency lodging, food and clothing. 

The children are between 4 and 12 years old.

There were no injuries and there’s no word on the cause of the fire.

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Anti-Bullying Rally At Glace Bay High

There’s going to be an anti-bullying rally at Glace Bay High, later this morning.

The event comes after video of student Brett Corbett being bullied was posted on line.

It shows the 14 year-old with cerebral palsy lying in a stream while other students step on his back.

Some students formally apologized to Corbett on the weekend.

This morning’s anti-bullying rally is due to start at 11:00.

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Fire destroys New Waterford furniture store

An-early morning blaze has destroyed the F.A.S.T Furniture shop in New Waterford.
New Waterford fire crews were working to battle the fire early this morning at the former furniture store on Plummer Avenue, which later collapsed.
Sources say the building had been used for storage in recent years. There were no known injuries.

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Gas Down By More Than Predicted

The price of gas went down by more than forecast, overnight.

Gas dropped by 4.8 cents a litre and now goes for a minimum of $1.11.1 in Cape Breton.

Diesel dipped by 2.1 cents a litre and now goes for a minimum of $1.29.0 on the Island.

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Postal Workers on Strike in Cape Breton, Today

The rotating strikes by Canada Post workers have reached Cape Breton.

Members of the Breton local that covers the Regional Municipality and postal workers with the Port Hawkesbury local are off the job, today.

Postal workers are also off the job today on most of the mainland outside of Halifax from Antigonish to Yarmouth.

Rotating strikes are also taking place in parts of Quebec and Ontario.

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers isn’t saying how long today’s rotating strikes will last.

However, most have gone on for 24 hours.

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