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Oct. 14-20th – Small Business Week

BDC Small Business Week is an annual celebration of entrepreneurship that the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has organized for almost 40 years.  It is a national celebration of Canadian entrepreneurs and their contribution to […]

Oct. 14th – 20th – Co-op Week

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Breast Cancer Awareness

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RCMP Looking for Missing Inverness Co. Man

RCMP are looking for the public’s help finding a missing man from Inverness County.

19 year-old Tyrone Munian was last seen leaving a home in Saint-Joseph de Moine near Cheticamp.

He’s described as 5'8" with a slim build, medium complexion, black hair and facial hair.

When he went missing, he was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt with white writing across the front, as well as black pants, and black and white athletic shoes.

Anyone with information on Munian’s whereabouts is asked to call RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

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Lineup To Buy Legal Cannabis in Sydney River

People are still lined up at the only Cape Breton location selling legal cannabis .

The Cannabis Zone at the liquor store in Sydney River opened for the first time at 10:00 this morning.

The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation is selling pot in 11 existing liquor stores and one stand-alone store in Halifax.

Cannabis will also be available for sale online, where people will need access codes that are being given out at all NSLC locations.

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Cape Breton Ranked Among Top 5 North American Islands

Cape Breton has been ranked among the Top Five Islands in North American in a new survey.

The Conde Nast Readers Choice Award puts Cape Breton at number three on the list.

PEI made the number 2 spot and Vancouver Island was ranked number 4.

The travel website describes Cape Breton as a rocky, rugged island begging to be hiked.

It says on the northern tip travelers will find the Cabot Trail that’s considered one of the most scenic drives in Canada.

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Ferries Delayed Because of Weather Conditions

Marine Atlantic has postponed ferry crossings from North Sydney and Port aux Basques because of weather conditions in the Cabot Strait.

The Crown Corporation says ferries are now due to depart tonight, but it also expects those crossings will be affected by the weather.

There’s now a storm warning in effect for the Cabot Strait.

Seas of 3 to 5 metres are forecast to build to between 5 and 7metres this afternoon before going down to 3 to 5 near midnight.

Ferry crossings between Nova Scotia and PEI are also cancelled, today because of weather conditions.

And, if you’re planning on taking the Confederation Bridge to PEI, certain vehicles aren’t allowed on the structure because of high winds.

That includes high-sided vehicles, cars towing trailers and motorcycles.

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Recall For Ensure and Other Nutritional Drinks

A Chicago-based company is recalling its canned nutritional drinks because of possible bacterial contamination.

Abbott Nutrition’s Ensure Plus, Jevity and TwoCal brands are among the drinks affected.

Full details are available on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s website.

The agency says there has been one reported illness associated with the products.

It says people should not drink the products that come in 235-ml metal cans.

Hospitals and nursing homes are also being warned not to sell or use the recalled products.

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