Category Archives: Mi’kmaq communities

Sacred Sundays: getting off my butt and out of my comfort zone

OK, so I’ve talked before here about how my Sundays are sacred. (And also here, about the hiking aspect of Sacred Sundays.) They’re my and Adam’s day. They’re the one day a week that is just out. I don’t do stuff outside … Continue reading

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Q+A with Chef Shaun Zwarun

Three weeks ago when I went for a meal at Kiju’s, I got to sit down with Membertou Trade and Convention Centre’s Executive Chef, Shaun Zwarun, for a chat. We met up in the morning, and sat in a special events’ … Continue reading

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eating local at kiju’s, part 1

Last week I went to a local restaurant, Kiju’s, for a meal. Long story short: delicious! Today’s post is all about the food we ate, and next week on the blog, I’ll share the chat I had with the Executive Chef there, … Continue reading

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Q+A: Angelo Spinazzola

 I’ve known Angelo for over ten years now, ever since I used to work for Deanie Cox when she ran her shop “Shape Shift” in North River. My best friends Will and Claire and my brother Mat worked for Angelo … Continue reading

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Q+A with Wayne McKay

Wayne McKay is another one of those people that I became friends with online, and I haven’t yet had the chance to meet him in “real life.” But I know that when I do, we’ll have lots to chat about. … Continue reading

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Weekly Link Round-up

This week the Dream Big Facebook group was fairly active, with group members sharing links to various things happening in Cape Breton. Once a week I try and round up these links in a list here on the blog. The … Continue reading

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“It’s amazing what art can do”

Last week I was reading the local paper for Victoria County, the Victoria Standard. There was a piece about the First Nations community Wagmatcook, which is the closest First Nations community to Baddeck, where I live. The piece mentioned a … Continue reading

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