Post Tagged with: "Whitney Pier"

Cartoon of the MacCormack family's backyard rink by Jack McCann

Rooted in Whitney Pier

February 1, 2023 at 12:06 pm

The year before I started school in 1960, there was a field at the bottom of Matilda Street in Sydney with a path that led to the back door of an old house on the next street over, Dominion. One of my earliest memories is of escaping the backyard ofRead More

Politics on the Edge: Remembering Paul MacEwan

Politics on the Edge: Remembering Paul MacEwan

November 30, 2022 at 11:45 am

In early April 1974, on an unusually pleasant morning that promised to help deliver a big voter turnout, Pat and Roy and I, young volunteers all, began working Polling Station 16 in Cape Breton Nova. The poll was at the bottom of Matilda Street in Whitney Pier, where I hadRead More

CBRM District 12 candidates, municipal election 2020

Election 2020: District 12

September 23, 2020 at 12:02 pm

District 12 covers part of Sydney (chiefly the Whitney Pier area) and all or part of South Bar, Lingan Road, Grand Lake Road and Victoria Mines. It is totally shaped like a bat: Since time immemorial, by which I mean, since amalgamation, the district has been represented chiefly by JimRead More

Remembering a  Mysterious Summer of ’70 Tragedy

Remembering a Mysterious Summer of ’70 Tragedy

July 19, 2017 at 11:45 am

On 10 July 1970, three young Cape Breton men — 20-year-old Terry Burt of Sydney, 17-year-old David Burrows of Sydney River and 15-year-old Kenny Novak of Sydney River — were run over by a freight train on a track in Maine, about 45 kilometers from the Canadian border. It happenedRead More

Photo by Charlie Morrison

Bikers Versus Bullies

June 28, 2017 at 12:07 pm

Bullying: noun bul·ly·ing \ˈbu̇-lē-iŋ, ˈbə-\ Definition of bullying: abuse and mistreatment of someone vulnerable by someone stronger, more powerful, etc. — Merriam-Webster dictionary   So, what can be said about bullying that has not been said before? We are aware as a society that it is pervasive and not likelyRead 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