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Friday Aug 22 | Cape Breton Post

Community remembers Ryan Gillis

Bailey Oake was one of about 40 people who attended a celebration of the life of Ryan Gillis on Friday at Community CARES in Sydney Mines.

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Friday Aug 22 | The Chronicle Herald

Ryan Gillis recalled as 'gifted'

Gillis, who died this week in a car crash , had recently begun sharing with youth his message on drug addiction and recovery.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Cape Breton Post

'I will thoroughly miss being here'

Bruce MacDonald, shown next to his beloved Mustang convertible, retired Wednesday after 45 years in finance, 30 of those as executive director of the Northside Victoria Business Community Development Corporation in Sydney Mines.

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Cape Breton Post

Sydney Mines native who shared his struggle with addictions dies in car accident

Ryan Gillis, a former student of Sydney Mines Junior High School, is seen in May when he returned to the school to conduct a yoga workshop.

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Related Topix: Canada, Fitness, Yoga, Drugs

CBC News

'It just doesn't seem fair' Sydney Mines anti-drug advocate mourned

Friends of Ryan Gillis, a vocal advocate against drug abuse from Sydney Mines, N.S., say it's hard to say goodbye to a man who was finally getting his life on track.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Canada, World News, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health

Cape Breton Post

Aussies applaud fossil centre, heritage museum

My wife and I visited the Cape Breton Fossil Discovery Centre and the Sydney Mines Heritage Museum on a fine summer day in July as part of our trip through Canada.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Cape Breton Post

Summer production in Baddeck features the latest in digital technology

The magic of digital electronics allows famed Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster and husband Donnell Leahy to play in perfect synchronization with Sydney Mines fiddler Lucy MacNeil on the stage of Cape Breton Smile, a musical tribute to Cape Breton being performed through the summer and fall in Baddeck.

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Related Topix: Canada, Roger Whittaker, Folk

Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Chronicle Herald

Couple wraps up campaign for injured homeless man

Little Pond couple Julia and Cory Hawkins, along with their dog Rosie, check for earlier donation updates on the online fundraising page they set up for Shawn Kurtis Jack, the homeless man brutally assaulted at his camp behind a grocery store in North Sydney.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

Cape Breton Post

Sydney Mines man facing charges following weapons call

A 49-year-old Sydney Mines man is now facing two weapons charges following an incident at his Johnstone Crescent home, Sunday afternoon.

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Sun Aug 10, 2014

The Chronicle Herald

Police block off Sydney Mines neighbourhood after alleged gun sighting

Cape Breton Regional Police blocked off a Sydney Mines neighbourhood off Shore Road Sunday afternoon after a man was reportedly seen outside a residence with a gun.

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Cape Breton Post

Action Week coming to a close today

The final day of Action Week is here and there's a full schedule of activities and events for people to take in as they close out their weekend.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

Cape Breton Post

Province wants traffic counts from CBRM before approving road projects

Traffic travels on Welton Street in Sydney Friday. According to the CBRM, some of the main roads awaiting word on construction funding are Welton and Alexandra streets in Sydney, Main Street in Glace Bay, Main Street in Sydney Mines, Martha Boulevard in Mira Road, Royal Avenue in Dominion and Memorial Drive in North Sydney.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

Cape Breton Post

Volunteers challenged as school nears completion

Board members Janet Pinno and Pastor Bruce DeYoung square off in front of Munro Academy.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

Cape Breton Post

Fossil Centre visit time well spent

The Cape Breton Fossil Centre in Sydney Mines is a facility that has offered the opportunity for my students to grow in their understanding about the geo-physical attributes of our province.

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Tue Aug 05, 2014

Cape Breton Post

'We need those jobs here in Cape Breton'

Traffic travels on Welton Street in Sydney Friday. According to the CBRM, some of the main roads awaiting word on construction funding are Welton and Alexandra streets in Sydney, Main Street in Glace Bay, Main Street in Sydney Mines, Martha Boulevard in Mira Road, Royal Avenue in Dominion and Memorial Drive in North Sydney.

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Sat Aug 02, 2014

The Chronicle Herald

Coal Black Heart excerpt: 'It would be nice to say that all the hardship was worth it'

The passengers had no choice; no longer needed back in Scotland, they are among the first of Great Britain's rural poor to be "shovelled out" to the new world, in the memorable phrase of one writer at the time.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Cape Breton Post

Just imagine it - Cape Breton's own Amazing Race

Here's how I see it. Contestants would arrive at the airport and then make their way to the Fortress of Louisburg.

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