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Sydney Ribfest set to return

Summer diet plans will no doubt take a hit with the promise of a bigger and better Sydney Ribfest when the outdoor culinary event returns to Cape Breton in July. Last year, more than 22,000 people attended the inaugural Ribfest, easily topping the 10,000 patrons organizers from local Rotary Clubs had hoped to see.


Mi'kmaq Chief signs 'historic' deal

The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq Chiefs has signed what's being called a "historic" deal with the owner of the Donkin mine for a royalty on coal production. The amount of the royalty from Kameron Coal has not been disclosed, but an assembly co-chair, Chief Terry Paul of Membertou First Nation, says the money will be shared by all Mi'kmaq people in Nova Scotia.


Membertou gets new and improved seniors centre

Gloria Nicholas is both relieved and extremely happy that Membertou First Nation has opened a spacious new centre for seniors in the community to call their own. As the coordinator of the Membertou 55 Plus Society, she had been frustrated with the previous facility-which was woefully inadequate."We only had one room, plus a kitchen which was very small," she said. "We were crowded."


Membertou First Nation buys Medical Arts and HealthPark buildings

The prosperous Membertou First Nation in Sydney has bought two commercial properties housing doctors' offices and pharmacies, one of them on land once inhabited by the Mi'kmaq. Chief Terry Paul says the chance arose to buy the HealthPark building next to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and the Medical Arts building on Kings Road when the current owners decided to invest in other businesses.