Will The Crowdis Bridge Grand Re-Opening And Celebration Be Delayed?

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An update: contractor is in process of gearing up to jack the structure along with fabricating some new steel members off site.

They are scheduled to be onsite on Monday and should be completed around early to mid May. 

Will there be a new date for the The Crowdis Bridge Grand Re-Opening And Celebration? Stay tuned!


Lyme Disease is moving into our area and it is more serious than most folks realize...please take the time to read and to PREVENT!

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If you find a tick, use tweezers to grab the head of the tick, not at the body.

Ticks bring not only Lyme Disease but also co-infections such as babesiosis, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis and tularemia, which can also go undetected. Some of these diseases can persist for months or even years.

We are hearing more reports of people finding ticks in Cape Breton. It's important to protect yourself, your loved ones and your pets.

If you have the opportunity and want to do so, consider getting some guinea hens as they are known to eat ticks. (Opossums also eat ticks but they don't live on Cape Breton Island, only on the mainland.)

Please please please, click on the link and read for more info.

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Spring Cleanup Week May 15-19, 2017

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Otherwise known as Big Trash Pickup.

The following items will NOT be collected:

(1) animal matter;

(2) any single item weighing greater than seventy-five (75) pounds;

(3) debris resulting from building demolition, renovation, addition or construction; (C&D)

(4) automobile parts including tires;

(5) electronics

(6) leaf or yard waste

(7) paint (goes to enviro-depot)

(8) clothing(bins throughout the county)

Blue Bags will not be collected this week only

Material should be placed curbside no earlier than 2 days prior to the Residents regular collection day

Material will be left if it is wet and/or placed curbside longer than 2 days prior to collection day

Material such as mattresses, couches, chairs needs to be covered


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AMERICANS ADRIFT: Can a remote island in Canada become a safe harbour for those who want to flee Donald Trump?

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Rob Calabrese's "Come to Cape Breton" has hit the front page of the Washington Post!

Recent political and social concerns in the U. S. have driven a few very well-known folks and ordinary people to investigate Cape Breton Island as a potential new home. Wouldn't it be nice if at least a few of them moved here?

Clarke Island is for sale, if any one is interested in owning their very own piece of heaven. Once there, you'll enjoy communing with nature and the local people will respect your privacy yet be there for you if you want company or need a hand. Located in the Bras d'Or Lake, off the shore of Marble Mountain, it is approximately 20 acres in size. Clarke Island is wooded and has beaches in various place along the shoreline. There is no structure on it now but I've heard interesting stories that people lived on it at one time. Access is easily facilitated via a wharf at Marble Mountain, for a small fee.

Eileanan Breagha, our local winery, is only a km or two away. http://eileananbreagha.ca/

Write me for a tour and further details.

Click on the link below to read the article by the Washington Post.

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The Crowdis Bridge Grand Re-Opening And Celebration Will Be On Sunday, April 30 From 1 PM To 3 PM In Valley Mills

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You are cordially invited to join us in celebrating the grand re-opening of the Crowdis Bridge.

Who better to have entertain us than that the renowned and talented local band Crowdis Bridge. They will be performing in the Valley Mills Fire Hall.

Rob Woodley, our own phenomenal local talent and member of The Bard Boys, will be opening for the band.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at Crowdis Bridge at 1pm, followed by a silent auction in the hall.

There will also be local businesses exhibiting and selling their fabulous products. 

The fire hall is at 9311 Marble Mountain Rd, River Denys, NS B0E 2Y0, Canada

Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime event! Everyone is welcome. Bring the children, bring the grandparents. Come one, come all. It's free. (Donations very much appreciated.)



Time Until Trump Leaves Office  3 YEARS :  9 MONTHS :  17 DAYS :  12 HOURS :  21 MINUTES :  06 SECONDS

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And counting.

Click on the link to see the countdown.

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Elderdog Strait Area:

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Ageing Dogs, Ageing People

Honouring and preserving the animal-human bond

ElderDog Canada Inc. is a national, registered Charitable Organization dedicated to ageing people, ageing dogs, and the important connection they enjoy. Our purposes are to:

Assist and support older adults in the care and well-being of their canine companions;

Promote the welfare of older dogs whose lives have been disrupted due to illness, relocation or death of a human companion;

Educate about the human-animal bond in general and the significant role of companion animals in the health and well-being of seniors;

Support and conduct research into the human-animal bond with a focus on seniors and canine companionship.

ElderDog Strait Area Pawd is the local branch.

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Happy Spring Equinox

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Spring is here but this looks more like the Winter Solstice than the Spring Equinox.

There is so much snow the front door is snowed shut.

According to weather forecasts, we're in for several more days of wintry weather.

Spring can't come soon enough. I'm guessing spring will arrive as if a switch was flipped and all of a sudden there is warm weather and flowers.


A Day Without A Woman

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"If a tree falls in the woods and no one hears it, does it make a noise?"

So far today I have made a full breakfast, had help with all the dishes, planned and started prep for supper (bread's in the breadmaker), made and served lunch, fed the dogs, watered the chickens, cleaned and started the wood stove, moved firewood, and semi-cleaned the refigerator.

All these things need to be done, particularly the care of living creatures. In light of personal responsibilty and regardless of today being A Day Without A Woman, there is no way I would accomplish anything postiive by failing to do these things.

Sure it would be nice to march in a crowd and loudly proclaim outrage at the status or lack thereof of women in the U. S. and worldwide, but I am here in an out-of-the-way place and my red clothing impresses no one as I prep garden seeds, shovel slush and gather eggs.

On March 15, The Ides Of Trump, I will be mailing my outrage on a postcard to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It will say:

You threaten, you damage

We’re stopping the ravage

Save the great country

From Mr. Ugly & Dumpy

You’re fired!

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