A group of women in Cape Breton is determined to improve the island they call home. Cape Breton Voices is a collective of local women united by their love of the island. "We want to create a better future for the island and the people here," said Jill McPherson, one of the 13 women in the collective. She said they are interested in highlighting women in governance, entrepreneurship, community engagement and development.
On a cold Toronto day in late November, Const. Jason Kirkwood heard someone calling his name as he walked down the street after leaving a bank machine. "I saw it was Danny, and I thought, 'Uh-oh,' as I know he saw me at the bank machine," Kirkwood said. He has known Danny MacKillop for about five years through his work with homeless people and those living with addictions. Kirkwood is a special constable assigned to Toronto Community Housing.
Two filmmakers in Scotland are set to turn one of celebrated Canadian writer Alistair MacLeod's short stories into a short film. Nearly all of MacLeod's stories and his only novel, No Great Mischief, are about Cape Breton and its people. In the Fall was first published in 1976 as the first of seven stories in the collection The Lost Salt Gift of Blood. It's about a family's intense struggle with a decision to keep or give up their old Clydesdale horse, which they can no longer afford to feed.
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Selecting a term
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