Cape Breton Island

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an island that forms the northeastern part of Nova Scotia

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The proposal outraged Cape Bretoners and was shelved after a site visit in August by federal Environment Minister Sergio Marchi, provincial Environment Minister Don Downe, federal Health Minister David Dingwall and provincial Health Minister Bernie Boudreau.
Recent publications outline family connections fully and assure a continuing record of Loyalist families among Cape Bretoners.
Speaking of books, I have just received a copy of Cape Bretoners in the First World War (thanks, Colonel Ted Slaney).
For this book, Feintuch (folklore and English, University of New Hampshire) interviewed 22 Cape Bretoners who are involved in the region's efforts to use its traditional culture as an engine to revitalize its economy.
The author reads the festival as an intervention on several levels: as part of a set of contests and contrasts by which Cape Bretoners articulate their identities and heritages; as a medium by which Celticity is defined and shaped as a transnational cultural discourse; as one arm of a strategy by which island entrepreneurs are repositioning Cape Breton as central within global tourist flows; and as a means by which a relatively cold northern landscape is made attractive through a discursive linkage with the pleasing imagery of autumn foliage in scenic mountain and highland topography.
Celtic Colours has featured an inclusive mix of performers including Cape Bretoners of Scots Gaelic ancestry and musicians from Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, and Wales.
No amount of factual argument or insistent presentation of actual history, it seems, has altered the stereotypic view of Cape Bretoners as lazy, dependent, reactionary troublemakers.
Despite the fact that Gaelic could legally have been used as the classroom language, increasing contact with the school system brought Cape Bretoners the message that Gaelic was not the language of "educated people," nor of mainstream Nova Scotian society (Mertz 1982: 69).
If the Cape Bretoners are against a strike, there isn't going to be one.
Passing the time with Caplan is something many Cape Bretoners have done over the years and the vast array of stories that grace Another Night illustrate that Caplan's time has been well spent.
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