Category Archives: Newcomers

Q+A with David Greenwell

Let’s start off with your background – why did you move to Mabou? What instigated that move? Short answer to both questions: 1) the music  2) Mary Janet MacDonald. Long answer: (First, some relevant background) :  I was born in … Continue reading

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Q+A: George Smith and Cora-Lee Eisses-Smith

George and Cora-Lee Eisses-Smith are two people that never fail to delight and inspire me. From their literary-themed dinners, which you’ll read about in this Q+A, to George’s art, to random chats with them either at their home in Middle River … Continue reading

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Happy Eid!

To all Cape Breton Muslims, happy Eid! My new friend Aleena, who is originally from Pakistan, told me about Eid and how it is a festival that her family celebrates. (It’s pronounced “eed,” by the way.) There are two Eids, … Continue reading

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Growing hops in Nyanza: The Kilted Moose

Do you remember my first interview, all the way back in February? It was with Jeremy and Melanie White, who had moved here from Vancouver and Montreal (via Nicaragua), bought an old farmhouse and farm property, and were working on … 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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From the UK to North Sydney – The Hancocks

Morwenna Hancock and her family moved to Cape Breton from England, intending to stay only a short while on their way British Columbia, but liked it so much they are now putting down roots here. A mutual friend referred Morwenna … Continue reading

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Beer, boards and babies – Jeremy and Melanie White

I met Melanie and Jeremy White at a yoga class last year, and soon began seeing them at the Baddeck Community Farmer’s Market, too. They were enthusiastic when I approached them for an interview, and even traveled to my home … Continue reading

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