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The CB Post Loves That Northside Shipyard

The CB Post Loves That Northside Shipyard

October 12, 2016 at 7:35 am

The Cape Breton Post sure does love a shipyard. And I mean that literally, it loves a shipyard —  the one run by Canadian Maritime Engineering (CME) in North Sydney. The one partially located on a former waterfront green space. Our paper of record never tires of visiting that shipyardRead More

Dr StrangeJob Predicts the Losers

Dr StrangeJob Predicts the Losers

October 12, 2016 at 7:33 am

“Old age and treachery always overcomes youth and skill.” – Waylon & Willie Dr StrangeJob is no loser, but he does concede he will not win the CBRM mayoralty race. Yes, he is statistically the most favored candidate, not to mention the only mayoralty candidate actually liked by goCapebreton.com. No,Read More

Why is She Only Profiling the Women?

Why is She Only Profiling the Women?

October 5, 2016 at 3:46 pm

I was going to start this introduction to my interviews with all 10 women running in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality elections this fall by asking the rhetorical question: “Why do we need women on council?” I was then going to answer (I know, I know, you’re not supposed toRead More

MacMullin, Power, Morrison

Districts 2 & 4: MacMullin, Power & Morrison

October 5, 2016 at 3:40 pm

District 2 Earlene MacMullin North Sydney resident Earlene MacMullin was an outspoken critic of the process by which Archibald’s Wharf, the town’s waterfront recreation area, was sold in 2015, but her desire to run for council pre-dates that controversial deal. In fact, it stems from a far more positive experienceRead More

Bernard, Lynch, McDougall

Districts 5, 6 & 8: Bernard, Lynch & McDougall

October 5, 2016 at 3:35 pm

District 5 Nadine Bernard Nadine Bernard, a resident of District 6, began by explaining her decision to run in District 5: figured District 5 would be…more my territory for a few reasons. I do anti-poverty work, I sit on the Cape Breton poverty commission here, but I also sit onRead More

MacDougall, Coombes, Camus, Sheppard

Districts 9, 11 & 12: MacDougall, Coombes, Camus & Sheppard

October 5, 2016 at 2:28 pm

District 9 Lois MacDougall Born in Glace Bay, District 9 candidate Lois MacDougall has lived there her whole life, with the exception of a period, during her childhood, when she lived at the Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children in Montreal. I was born with no hip and ultimately, over theRead More

Bernie Sanders (l), Dr. StrangeJob (r).

Dr StrangeJob Is Ready to Negotiate

October 5, 2016 at 1:58 pm

Don’t confuse passion for anger or polish for competence. I watched the big political debate everyone was talking about. The first candidate came across a bit smug, self-centered and more than a tad arrogant. Reminded me of a brazen Stephen Harper. The alternative candidate was more personable but left meRead More

Special nuclear materials convoy, Aldermaston. (Photo via AWPC)

Roads To Hell: Nuclear Waste on the Move

October 5, 2016 at 1:40 pm

“It was an awesome spectacle,” the Austrian physicist Otto Frisch wrote in 1979, recalling the world’s first atomic explosion, the ‘Trinity’ test at Alamogordo, New Mexico, 44 years earlier. What most struck him was not the lethal radiance of “what has become so well known as the mushroom cloud” butRead More

Rosemary Sullivan

Cabot Trail Writers Festival: Small But Great

October 5, 2016 at 12:20 pm

On a beautiful fall day, one that felt more like early September than early October, we set off to spend the afternoon at the 2016 Cabot Trail Writers Festival, making our way through the early autumn woods to the Gaelic College at St. Ann’s. After a brief exploration of theRead More

Artist's rendition of second cruise berth.

Did Port CEO Marlene Usher ‘Leave the Politics at Home?’

September 28, 2016 at 12:33 pm

Port of Sydney Development Corporation CEO Marlene Usher began her “port update” to the Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce on Monday by assuring the roughly 85 people in attendance that the timing of the talk — smack in the middle of a municipal election campaign — was “purely byRead More