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Page 44 - The Cape Breton Fiddler: A Talk with Allister MacGillivray

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1981/8/1 (368 reads)

thought for a minute it was old hat. In the country areas even 20 years ago, fid? dle music was everything. Especially if you grew up in Inverness County, you were getting large doses of Scottish music from CJFX. Boy, they deserve a lot of credit. We've got three radio stations in metropol? itan Cape Breton that have never kept up with that mainland station, really. That was good, because you were learning to have confidence in your music. If you don't hear your music on the radio, you be? gin to think maybe there's something wrong with it, maybe it's not good enough to be on the radio, and it starts to sink in. I'm sure the kids are going through that. But if the music is there all the time. you never question it, it's a natural thing. Big Ronald MacLellan was known not only for his physical strength but for his ba? sic endurance playing the violin. He could just go all night or all day, whenever he was called upon to play. One particular time he was working over in the Inverness mine--they were using horses in the mine in those days--he was a blacksmith. They had a backload of horses that required him to bie on a 2%-day shift in the mine, he and a friend he was working with. He fin? ished the 2%-day shift with just grabbing naps here and there, and went back to the boarding house. He went in and ate a coup- The number of forest fires in Cape Breton is increas? ing. Last year between Ap? ril and October, 169 were reported. Fortunately, fast action by Lands and Forests crews and volunteer fire? fighters put them out before they did do much damage. Because even a small brush fire can get out of control and ignite nearby trees in seconds, early detection is essential. If you see a fire in or near Sub Ranger immediately. the woods, contact your local Lands and Forests office or WHERE TO REACH US VICTORIA COUNTY Lands & Forests District Office Provincial Building, Baddeck Depot • Shore Road, Baddeck Sub Rangers George Cheverie Baddeck Maurice Curtis Bay St. Lawrence Jack MacDonald Tarbot Douglas Jackson Ingonish Dan A. MacDonald lona 295-2554 or 295-2771 295-2300 295-2177 383-2293 929-2781 285-2502 622-2403 Alii star Neil Maclnnis 929-2347 R. R. No. 1, Englishtown INVERNESS COUNTY Lands' & Forests 756-2339 District Office Whycocomagh RICHMOND COUNTY Lands & Forests Lands & Forests Office Northeast Margaree 248-2029 Sub Rangers 235-2235 248-2455 224-2695 Martin Burns Margaree Harbour Martin Angus Cameron Margaree Forks Clovis Chiasson St. Joseph du Moine Harold MacDonald 945-2683 R. R. No. 3, Mabou Kenneth Maclnnis 756-2370 Orangedale Andrew Timmons 224-2075 Pleasant Bay District Office Provincial Building St. Peters 535-2032 Sub Rangers CAPE BRETON COUNTY 564-6389 or 564-8387 Sub Rangers Lands & Forests Depot Coxheath Brian Douglas 674-2192 R. R. No. 1, Bras d'Or • William MacLean Irishvale Roy Perry Main-a-Dieu DO YOUR PART PREVENT FOREST FIRES ZS Hon. D. L Geo. Henley, Minister Donald L Eldrldge, Deputy Minister NOVA SCOTIA DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND FORESTS Gilbert Boudreau 226-3273 West Arichat Dan Norman MacLeod 884-2794 Stirling Roger MacLeod 587-2871 Grand River Thomas J. Matthews 345-2339 Grand Anse Donald MacLeod Loch Lomond AND DON'T FORGET that Burning Permits are required under the Lands & Forests Act. No person shall make, kindle or start a fire on land within a wood, forest or for? est area, or within one thousand feet of same with? out such a permit between April 1st and October 15th in the counties of Queens, Shelburne, Yar? mouth, Digby and Annapolis, and in all other coun? ties between April 15th and October 15th. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to $200/ Burning Permits are available from all locations listed above; industrial daytime permits may be ob? tained only from the Coxheath and St. Peters of? fices. 828-2188 733-2664
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