Category Archives: Women + kids

Q+A with Dawn and Margie Beaton

1. What’s your age? Margie and I are in our latter 20s….two old cailleachs! 2. CB born and raised? Or recent transplant? (Plus whatever biographical details you feel like giving). Cape Breton born, raised and rooted, all the way.  We’re … Continue reading

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Q+A with Lorna MacLean

Lorna MacLean is a self-proclaimed food enthusiast who lives in Middle River. Referred to as a “crazy hippie lady” by some of her friends, she can often be found baking delicious cakes, or complaining about the slugs in her garden. … Continue reading

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Q+A with Denise Joyce

A month or so ago I was invited on Facebook to an event in Sydney Mines called “Love Yourself”. Curious, I checked it out, and this is the description I read in the “Event info” section: I want to create … Continue reading

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Hannah Goes West: Train 5703 From Truro

I’m so happy to welcome Hannah MacDonald to the blog as a guest writer. This is the first in a series she’ll be writing about her move “Out West”. “One way to Edmonton?” the clerk at the VIA Rail ticket … Continue reading

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Q+A with Kelly MacArthur

Kelly MacArthur’s Cape Breton roots run deep. Daughter of a long line of Scottish descendants, she unabashedly loves every part of the Celtic culture. As she’ll tell you in this Q+A, she runs MacArthur School of Dance, in Sydney, which … 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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Frugal Friday on Thursday

Kate Oland is not just a great speaker and advocate for rural living, she’s also a librarian at Baddeck’s public library. There, she creates and holds wonderful programming for the public, in a space that overlooks Baddeck’s picturesque harbour. Having … Continue reading

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