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Cape Bret·on Island

 (brĕt′n, brĭt′n)
An island forming the northeast part of Nova Scotia, Canada.
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Cape Breton Island

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(Placename) an island off SE Canada, in NE Nova Scotia, separated from the mainland by the Strait of Canso: its easternmost point is Cape Breton. Pop: 132 298 (2006). Area: 10 280 sq km (3970 sq miles)
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Noun1.Cape Breton Island - an island that forms the northeastern part of Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia - the Canadian province in the Maritimes consisting of the Nova Scotia peninsula and Cape Breton Island; French settlers who called the area Acadia were exiled to Louisiana by the British in the 1750s and their descendants are know as Cajuns
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And quilt-making seems to run in Cape Bretoners' blood.
These ghost stories are all told by Cape Bretoners themselves, about their childhoods in a time "before the electricity came in" or from memories of stories told to them by parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents.
Caption: Cape Bretoners are not impressed with plans to erect an impressive-looking monument squarely on top of rocks that have geological significance.
From "fiddling premier" Rodney MacDonald and international known singer Rita MacNeil to union organizer Victor Tomiczek and First Nation lawyer Bernd Christmas, these stories highlight the different ways in which Cape Bretoners act as leaders, as well as the diverse origins and sometimes random nature of leadership itself.
Eventually the Cape Bretoners got wiser and stood up for themselves.
But, as Tennyson discovered when he returned to the task of compiling the current edition 25 years later, a "veritable explosion" in regional studies had occurred, and the volume of literature about Cape Breton Island had increased "more than five times," in part because Cape Bretoners had come to realize that their own culture was valuable (x).
Their claims to criteria of rationality and fiscal caution may legitimate them in the eyes of their peers and the broader tax paying public, but it pisses on local autonomy, for which Cape Bretoners have always struggled, and the desire to act, even in the face of uncertainty, to enhance quality of life.
(At one point, the Nova Scotia government blamed the high rate of cancer in Sydney on the `unhealthy lifestyles' of Cape Bretoners).

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