The Meat Cove C@P Site is found within the Meat Cove Welcome Centre. The centre is certainly a welcome sight to those arriving in Meat Cove – the northernmost tip of Cape Breton accessible by road, where the St. Lawrence Seaway meets the Atlantic Ocean.
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Meat Cove has been a lobster and crab fishing community since its settlement. Many residents can trace their ancestry as far back as seven generations, though US and central Canadian residents have been known to live in Meat Cove a different times.
The name refers to moose and caribou meat that supplied early fishing fleets as they turned round the cove. Game hunting is still practiced by residents.
The area is appealing to hikers and wilderness campers, who hike marked trails as well as taking the rigorous day-long trek to Pollett’s Cove. This cove was inhabited until the 1940s: it maintained a post office but had no roads or electricity.
In allowing travelers to prepare for their journeys and linking Meat Cove with its fellow Cape Breton communities, the C@P Site has a valuable role.
Hello, my name is Vincent Steward Hines and I grew up and currently live in the village of Meat Cove. While Meat Cove doesn’t have a lot of opportunities I can always count on a job in the summer at the local C@P Site. I am 18 years of age, and I will be turning 19 on July 30th. For the previous year I have been going to CBU and next year I plan on taking up a BBA Program, with a major in accounting. I am skilled with computers and modern day technology. Living in a small community does limit our access to more modern day technology, which...read more
My name is Vincent Hines and I live in Meat Cove. This summer I worked at Meat Cove C@P Site working as a student intern. This was my fifth year working with C@P and it has been an awesome past five years. When I first began working for C@P five summers ago I wasn’t no where as familiar with computers as I am now. The year has been another great year, starting with what was an amazing C@P day, I believe it was the biggest turnout we ever had.read more
Hello, my name is Vincent Steward Hines and I grew up and currently live in the village of Meat Cove. This happens to be my fourth year working with C@P. I’ve started working here at a young age, but I really enjoy it. The use of technology in a social environment is a great way to spend my time working.read more
Meat Cove suffered from a flash flood in late August. Residents were left devastated by the damage. Community members seen years of work in enhancing their community wiped out in hours. The Meat Cove Welcome Center, which houses a C@P site, has been closed to the public until necessary repairs can be made.read more
First and foremost, we are all human’s, with equal rights. So everyone should be treated like an equal on the internet. We are all just users a part of a digital cycle. Everyone has a right to their own opinion, wither you like it or not.read more
What is Digital Etiquette?
It’s the proper, polite way to introduce yourself to strangers and friends alike on the internet.
Beginning anew, or a constant user of the internet we are all connected. Everyone at some point in their life has used some electronic device which means they are a part of something much bigger, a community or a group. Just by using technology you are within this category.read more
Traveled to Pleasant Bay and Meat Cove last Wednesday to do some site visits. It’s been a couple of years since I was last up to these sites and a trip was long over due….Surprisingly, there were still some fall colors to see, with trees hanging on to the last of their leaves. The trip is always breathtaking!read more
Working out of the Meat Cove C@P Site this summer is Vincent Hines.
Vincent is busy assisting tourists and residents in the C@P Site, as well as planning some activities for the youth in his community.read more
Presentation done by Vincent Hines, C@P Youth Intern for Meat Cove C@P Site, summer 2007. Vincent was 14 when he made this presentation, one of the youngest C@P Interns that ICCNS has had!read more