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Silver Donald Cameron

Welcome to Silver Donald Cameron’s blog! Dr Cameron is the author of 18 books and of many plays, films, magazine articles, radio and TV scripts. He is currently the host and executive producer of thegreeninterview.com and of its feature documentary, Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World. He also teaches a Green Rights course at Cape Breton University, where he earlier served as professor, dean and writer-in-residence.

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The ‘Dock Deck Doc’ – Multimedia Storytelling in the Web-Wide World

Shrinking traditional print markets and dropping fees are making it harder for many freelancers to earn a living. One veteran Canadian journalist shares how he’s learned to capitalize on deeply-researched content by expanding into multiple media formats with partners experienced in radio, television and the web.

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Farewell, Rudy

Yesterday was the memorial service for the phenomenal (and little-known) environmentalist, philanthropist and activist, Rudy Haase, who was also my friend. I was privileged to speak at the event. This is what I said.  It’s a great honour to play a role in celebrating the remarkable life of Rudy Haase — and Mickie — and I’m not only honoured, but also humbled.

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The Second Coming of Joella Foulds

Last night I heard Joella Foulds sing at the Celtic Colours concert in Port Hawkesbury. She’s a splendid pianist, and she has a rich, powerful voice. In addition, she’s a fine songwriter, which I hadn’t known. She’s spent the last 22 years off the stage, working in arts administration, notably in shaping the Celtic Colours Festival itself, for which work she won the Order of Canada and an honorary doctorate from Cape Breton University.

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A Peak Moment at Rideau Hall

The gold-draped ballroom of Rideau Hall, Ottawa. The residence of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, the Governor General of Canada. Forty-four Canadians are being honoured by appointment to the Order of Canada. An official is reading out a citation:   "Silver Donald Cameron's prose is powerful, thoughtful and brave.

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Lloyd Bourinot’s Petit de Grat song

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I had hoped that someone would sing this yesterday at Lloyd's memorial service. Here are the words, from memory. I wonder if anyone has an "official" copy? LLOYD BOURINOT'S PETIT DE GRAT SONG The spring of 1961 I thought I'd go to sea, With Sam Rideout, skipper of the old Red Diamond III, Down the Strait of Canso till Green Island hove in sight, We headed 'er in for Petit de Grat one dark and stormy night.

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The Power of Speech: The Efficiency Nova Scotia tour

My speaking tour for Efficiency Nova Scotia Corporation is entering the homestretch — and it's been a great success.  Before Christmas, the tour visited Truro, Stellarton and Sydney; in January we were in Amherst, Caledonia, Bridgewater and Wolfville. Still to come are Yarmouth on February 1 (at the Yarmouth Arts Council theatre, 76 Parade Street) , and Halifax on February 7 (at the Keshen-Goodman Library on Lacewood.)  In the course of the tour I've met a lot of great people, and we've had some excellent (and often quite wide-ranging) discussions not only of energy efficiency, but of many other environmental and economic topics.

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