Welcome to The Coast 89.7 FM!

Coast Ad Artist of the Week
Coast Ad Listen Now
Coast Ad Top 10
Coast Ad Advertise
Coast Ad Bingo
Coast Ad Funds

Featured Articles


Rosie MacKenzie, Artist of the Week

Runs Oct. 24-28th Still only in her early 20s, Rosie MacKenzie is already a veteran performer and recording artist, recognized as one of the finest young Cape Breton fiddlers on the traditional music scene. Recently […]

Car Safety

Car Safety Month

Every October is Car Safety Month when the industry works together to help Canadian car owners prepare for winter driving. Preparing ahead of time before the temperature drops can ensure small problems are fixed and […]

Home Reno

October is Renovation Month

Fall is the time for home owners to start writing their renovation wish lists, and start planning their home makeovers big and small, which is why CHBA’s across the nation have named October Renovation Month. […]

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to […]



October’s birthstones are the tourmaline and opal. Its birth flower is the calendula. The zodiac signs for this month are Libra (until October 21) and Scorpio (from October 22).


Latest News from The Coast…

Teachers Vote To Go On Strike

The province’s teachers have voted 96 percent in favour of going on strike. The strike mandate comes after teachers rejected two tentative contract offers from the province. Teachers Union President Liette Doucette says almost every teacher cast a ballot in the strike vote. She adds teachers are looking for a fair wage increase, more quality time with students, and better working conditions. Doucette also says teachers don’t want a strike but adds they’ll go on strike if they have to. They’ll be in a legal strike position on December 3rd. Meanwhile, Education Minister Karen Casey says the outcome of the vote is a disappointment for parents and students as well as for government. She adds classes have been capped, more teachers have been hired and there's been more invested to increase support for students struggling with math and reading.

no comments

Glace Bay Man To Be Sentenced For Assaulting Child

A Glace Bay man convicted of assaulting an 18-month old child is due back in court today to be sentenced. 30 year-old Donald Richard McGrath was found guilty of aggravated assault in August. McGrath committed the crime in Glace Bay between May and October of 2014. The child’s name is banned from publication. It was first taken to hospital in Glace Bay before later being airlifted to the IWK hospital in Halifax. Its injuries included hemorrhages in both eyes, a brain hemorrhage, a swollen and torn liver, five compression fractures to the spine and multiple bruising. A specialist told the court the injuries were caused by severe shaking or blows to the body, or a combination of the two. McGrath has been released on conditions to await today’s sentencing.

no comments

Teachers Holding Strike Vote, Today

The province’s 9-thousand teachers are holding a strike vote, today.   The move comes after 70 percent of teachers who cast ballots voted to reject a second tentative contract offer, earlier this month.   Teacher’s Union President Liette Doucet says they’re looking for a strong strike mandate from their members.   A 44-day countdown for teachers to give a 48-hour strike notice began last Wednesday after a conciliator filed a report on the contract dispute.   Despite the strike vote, the union has accepted a request from the province to move ahead with plans to address teacher’s workplace concerns.   The union says that’s one of the main outstanding issues for teachers who feel a contract proposal to set up a committee on working conditions didn’t have any teeth.   Polls in the strike vote are open until 8:00 tonight and results are expected around 9:00.

no comments

Louisbourg Hub School Proposal Rejected

The Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board has turned down a proposal to turn George D. Lewis School into a hub school.   The rejection means the Louisbourg school will close at the end of this school year.   The Board agreed to look at the hub school proposal even though George D. Lewis was one of 17 schools slated to close.   The hub school model sees parts of the school building rented out to community groups or government agencies.   But Board Chair Lorne Green says the Louisbourg group’s task was setup for failure from the beginning because the Education Department hasn’t given a lot of thought to its hub school guidelines. The Board hired Deloitte Incorporated to provide an independent review of the Louisbourg proposal. It found the proposal didn’t satisfy the requirement to demonstrate financial sustainability over a five to ten-year period and didn’t include firm funding commitments from potential tenants, donors or government agencies. Meanwhile, George D. Lewis Hub School Society spokesperson Brett Hanham says they’ll now meet to discuss their next move.

no comments

It's Greenfield Elementary, Again

The Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board has voted to reverse its decision to change the name of Greenfield Elementary to New Waterford Elementary.

The Board had voted to change the name with the consolidation of all local elementary schools at Greenfield, at the start of this school year.

But people in the area wanted the school to still be known as Greenfield Elementary.

no comments

The Coast Archives

The Coast Categories

What’s this ‘VIP’ thing about?

  • Very Interested People, interested in the needs & wants of our listeners
  • Very Informative Programming that people can relate to
  • Very Involved People, supporting your local artists and community groups