Cape Breton Star

Glen Murrant was Sales Manager and Contributing Writer for the Cape Breton Star, a free community newspaper published by the Chronicle Herald, 2014-2016.

Semipalmated sandpiper on the shore of the Bras d'Or Lake, Cape Breton. Photo by Glen Murrant
Cape Breton Star

Bras d’Or Lake in Same League as Mount Olympus

The so called Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere Reserve has made it onto quite an impressive list, , including Yellowstone National Park, Mount Olympus, and the Galapagos Archipelago.

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Rob Bowden, Master Goldsmith at work, as pictured on the front page of the Cape Breton Star newspaper, December 24, 2015
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Thinking Like Gold

As you would expect of someone bearing the title Master Goldsmith, Rob Bowden’s skill at restoring jewellery to its original condition is rivalled by few, but it’s in creating new, original pieces that Rob’s artistry is truly put to the test. Without a picture or any visual reference, he listens to his clients for clues.

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Maynard Morrison and the cast of The Cape Breton Summertime Review rehearse onstage at the Savoy Theater in Glace Bay
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Rise Again: The Cape Breton Summertime Review, The Next Generation

Morrison credits the Boardmores, namesake of the Boardmore Playhouse at Cape Breton University, with providing the opportunity and inspiration for what would become The Rise and Follies of Cape Breton Island, an earlier incarnation of the Summertime Revue.

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