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Membertou Sport and Wellness Centre holds first ice time

The Membertou Sport and Wellness Centre hosted its first ice time on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Rink 'A' includes 1,200 seats and is surrounded by a walking track. Rink 'B' can hold 350 spectators and is expected to open on Oct. 3.

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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."