Recreation

Mabou step dance school an ‘absolute inspiration’

Mabou step dance school an ‘absolute inspiration’

Arts | Culture
Heritage
Recreation

As the Mabou School of Cape Breton Step Dance enters its sixth year, it owes its very existence, at least in part, to a town in Italy.

By Dave MacNeil, July 15, 2024 | Reading Time: 4 minutes | 19 views

Le Grand Cercle, a landmark musical telling the story of the Acadian people

Le Grand Cercle, a landmark musical telling the story of the Acadian people

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The original French version of this article by Daniel Aucoin was published in the Summer 2024 Participaper The Acadian region of Chéticamp offers visitors a wide range of activities and plenty to...

June 26, 2024 | Reading Time: 3 minutes | 126 views

Community festivals rebound, revisit heydays

Community festivals rebound, revisit heydays

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Cape Breton Economy
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Heritage
People
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Community festivals can often be overlooked as an economic driver, but if Inverness County’s 2023 summer festival season is any indication, they’ll only grow in importance in coming years.

By Dave MacNeil, June 18, 2024 | Reading Time: 6 minutes | 89 views

Local hiking trails a growing draw for tourists

Local hiking trails a growing draw for tourists

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Visitors to Inverness County are increasingly leaving a trail behind them – a hiking trail that is.

By Dave MacNeil, May 28, 2024 | Reading Time: 3 minutes | 119 views

Always exceptional: Meat Cove plays host to total solar eclipse

Always exceptional: Meat Cove plays host to total solar eclipse

Communities
Nature | Ecology
Recreation

It was quite the day in Nova Scotia’s most northerly settlement on Monday, April 8, 2024. Hundreds of people made the pilgrimage up to Meat Cove, Inverness County, one of only 2 communities in...

April 9, 2024 | Reading Time: 1 minutes | 180 views

Beinn Mhàbu opens doors, looks to become economic catalyst

Beinn Mhàbu opens doors, looks to become economic catalyst

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Cape Breton Economy
Heritage
People
Recreation

As Beinn Mhàbu enters the second half of its first year in operation, Gaelic College president Rodney MacDonald recalls a plan he envisioned 25 years ago to someday establish a school in Mabou.

By Dave MacNeil, March 24, 2024 | Reading Time: 6 minutes | 112 views

La Mi-Carême demeure une tradition bien vivante à Chéticamp

La Mi-Carême demeure une tradition bien vivante à Chéticamp

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par Daniel Aucoin Read an English version of this article Les Acadiens de la région de Chéticamp aiment partager leur patrimoine et leur culture. La Mi-Carême est l’une des plus vieilles...

By par Daniel AuCoin, March 18, 2024 | Reading Time: 3 minutes | 36 views

Chéticamp’s Mi-Carême, a centuries-old tradition, still sparks joy and celebration

Chéticamp’s Mi-Carême, a centuries-old tradition, still sparks joy and celebration

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Heritage
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Read the original French version of this article by Daniel Aucoin The Acadians of the Chéticamp region love to share their heritage and culture. Mi-Carême – which mean mid-Lent, and marks the...

February 29, 2024 | Reading Time: 3 minutes | 204 views

A fun and informative snowy riverside walk

A fun and informative snowy riverside walk

Nature | Ecology
Recreation

Informative watershed walks are becoming a seasonal favourite in Inverness County. Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP) Cape Breton hosted another event as part of a recently established...

February 16, 2024 | Reading Time: 3 minutes | 215 views

Hunkering down for winter

Hunkering down for winter

Nature | Ecology
Recreation

For the benefit of the last-minute Christmas shoppers, or for next year, I can’t pass up a chance to talk about plants as gifts. Here is some guidance on some popular gift plants.

By Caroline Cameron, January 16, 2024 | Reading Time: 3 minutes | 111 views

Local event organizer releases fictional book about girls’ hockey

Local event organizer releases fictional book about girls’ hockey

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With his first book under his belt, Mabou’s Wesley Beaton says he hopes to someday get the story on the big screen. “I wanted to make it a TV show, that was my end dream,” Beaton says of Beer...

January 10, 2024 | Reading Time: 2 minutes | 232 views