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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month helps to remind us of those that suffer from this disease every day, and that a cure has yet to be found. Ovarian Cancer is a condition that primarily affects […]

Arthritis Awareness Month

September is Arthritis Awareness Month and Arthritis Society Canada is using the opportunity to sound the alarm about the seriousness of arthritis. It’s time to get more people on board to help extinguish its fire. Arthritis impacts people […]

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

National Prostate Health Month (NPHM), also known as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, is observed every September in North America by health experts, health advocates, and individuals concerned with men’s prostate health and prostate cancer. Designating a […]


September’s birthstone is the sapphire. The birth flowers are the forget-me-not, morning glory and aster. The zodiac signs are Virgo (until September 22) and Libra (September 23 onward)  


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Local Credit Unions To Merge

Members of the Sydney and North Sydney Credit Unions have voted in favour of merging.

They say the new organization will hold assets of $335 million and will serve 14,000 members from four branches.

Sydney Credit Union CEO Carol Ripley says the merger will create new opportunities for growth and innovation.

The new credit union will maintain the name Sydney Credit Union and Ripley will be the CEO.

The official merger date is January 1st.

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Gas & Diesel Down

As predicted, the price of gas went down again last night after the UARB used the interrupter clause to drop the price 5 cents the night before.

Gas fell by a further 8.1 cents, overnight.

The minimum price for a litre of gas in Cape Breton is now $1.77.2.

Meanwhile, diesel took a small dip of 1.2 cents.

The minimum price for a litre of diesel on the Island is now $2.12.1 cents.

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Newcombe To Make Eagles Warmup Appearance

The Cape Breton Eagles say forward Jacob Newcombe who’s fighting non-Hodgkin's lymphoma will join the team for the season opener warmup before tomorrow night’s game.

The team says Newcombe’s s return to the ice is a testament to his resilience and love for the game.

After the warmup, Newcombe will join five year-old Avery Pynn for a ceremonial puck drop.

Newcombe is Pynn’s favourite Eagles player.

The boy raised $670 to help with the 19 year-old’s treatment by setting up a lemonade stand outside his house.

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Gas Down After Interrupter Clause Invoked

The price of gas went down overnight after the Utility and Review Board invoked its interrupter clause.

Gas fell by 5 cents a litre and now goes for a minimum of $1.85.3 in Cape Breton.

The price of diesel didn’t change.

It still goes for a minimum of $2.13.3 cents a litre on the island.

Meanwhile, there’s no clear picture this morning on which way gas and diesel prices will go overnight, tonight when the UARB makes its regular weekly price adjustments.

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Boil Water Advisory Issued For Marconi, CBU

A boil water advisory has been issued for Cape Breton University and the Marconi Campus of the Community College.

CBU and the Cape Breton Health Recreation Complex are both served by Marconi’s water treatment system and the advisory covers everyone who uses the system.

The Community College says a water sample yesterday tested positive for total coliform.

It says it’s investigating the cause of the contamination and is following standard procedure for dealing with the problem.

The College goes on to say the advisory will be lifted once they get two clear reports in a row and approval from the provincial Environment Department.

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