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Yearly Archives: 2017

“Letters to Mac-Talla from John Munro”

Are you looking for the new book “Letters to Mac-Talla from John Munro, A Cape Breton Gael in New Zealand 1894-1902” ? 32 letters about New Zealand and St. Ann’s and 70 pages of historical background about St. Ann’s Bay from Mi’kmaq contact with europeans , to french occupation, through to the 1890’s. In English […]

The Lobster Fishery

Lobster fishers in Canada must be licensed; the fishery is regulated by the federal government, with an eye to conservation of the stock. The fishing season, lobster size, trap design, and number of traps are all designated by the regulator. There are no new licenses being created to join the lobster fishery; new license holders […]

The People And Their Art

In the 1970s a new in-migration began. Young people, coming mostly from central Canada and the U.S., came to the area looking for a place to settle. They found the local citizens welcoming and willing to share their talents and skills, so they moved into the abandoned homesteads. Some became fishermen’s helpers. Others planted trees. […]

Take Aim at Highland Bow & Arrow

See original link here on WGo – Cape Breton’s Go & Do Guide. WRITTEN BY SHERRY D. RAMSEY Zip! Boing! Thunk! Hear those sounds? No, you’re not in the middle of a comic book fight scene. You’re learning archery at Highland Bow & Arrow, under the instruction and guidance of owner and operator Jay Rawding. […]

Have you heard of the TimeBank?

Time Bank is a web-based tool that brings real life connection! We are proud to see the progress of new members and most importantly, the activities and tasks that are shared between neighbors. Here are a couple updates. Over 100 hours of exchanges Exchanges have included gardening, pet sitting, meal prep, wood stacking, and even just […]

Protesting the rate increases of the Englishtown Ferry

This is an article written by David Jala which was published in the Cape Breton Post in April of 2015. Click here for the original link. ENGLISHTOWN — Preschoolers Aven Murphy and Ellanor Burns are best friends who live on either side of the Englishtown ferry crossing. The two young girls were among the 150 people who braved […]

Women in the Fishery (Part 2)

Amy MacInnis I’ve been fishing for over ten years already! I started fishing regularly with my father when I was in my early twenties. But before that, I would often go during my teens to lend a hand on setting day, or to do some banding – (putting elastic bands on the lobsters’ claws, to […]

Women in the Fishery (Part 1)

Nancy Smith I recently retired from fishing my own lobster license. It is a pleasure for me to share some of my experiences in the fishery, as well as some facts concerning women in the fishery. Can I say at the very beginning that I didn’t get into this business to make a fashion statement? […]

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