Category Archives: Business ideas

Q+A with the editors of Third Person Press

Third Person Press‘s newest anthology of short stories launches June 30th, from 3-5 in the afternoon, at the McConnell Library in Sydney. The launch is free, and open to the public. 1. How did you three editors come to know … Continue reading

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Market day!

I had forgotten over the winter about the true joy that is a community farmers’ market, live and happening. You know, in community work and in conversation about the future of Cape Breton’s food sources, people talk a lot about … Continue reading

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Q+A with Mark Sparrow

Mark Sparrow is one of those people I met first on the Internet, before meeting in person. (There’s a lot of folks I meet like that these days!) Online, he’s articulate and friendly. In person, that doesn’t change. Mark’s one … Continue reading

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Youth Social Enterprise Boot Camp – A Kickass Time

Friday night: I was scared, a bit. Unsure of what this whole weekend was going to be like, and nervous to do my speech. I was trying to be kind and open, meet new people, get over my fears, and … Continue reading

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My first speaking engagement

The registration deadline is coming up for a great event happening in Sydney next weekend! The event: The Youth Social Enterprise Boot Camp. Cost: free! Cape Breton University, in partnership with ACCSE and other local partners are  challenging 50 young Cape Bretoners … Continue reading

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Beer Tasting – a Bitter Ale and a Stout

For my first interview on Dream Big Cape Breton, I spoke with Jeremy White and his partner Melanie about how they came to move to Cape Breton, and about their dreams to open a microbrewery. The next time I ran … Continue reading

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The Luthier and the Librarian: Brian Dean and Erin Phillips

Brian Dean and Erin Phillips live in Whitney Pier with their 4-month old daughter, Miriel. On one of the coldest days of the so-far mild winter, Feb 13th , I drive through Sydney and out to the Pier for a … Continue reading

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