Mainstreet Cape Breton: Cape Breton Partnership launches local infrastructure campaign

From CBC Mainstreet Cape Breton – There is a lot of work happening in Cape Breton. Seasonal road work, construction of a new Marconi NSCC Campus, upgrades and expansions to local hospitals. The Cape Breton Partnership wants to build on these existing infrastructure projects to ensure businesses capitalize on the spin off and potential employees are connected to jobs.

Maggie (Horne) Budden, seen here working at the Marine Atlantic Ferry terminal in North Sydney, was the first Canadian woman to become a Red Seal ironworker. She’s now employed as project co-ordinator for the Office to Advance Women Apprentices in Sydney. CONTRIBUTED

Cape Breton woman who became Canada’s first female Red Seal ironworker now guiding women into the trades

From Cape Breton Post – Maggie Budden trained to be a cake decorator and ended up becoming Canada’s first female Red Seal ironworker. With that revelation, it should come as no surprise that the Cape Breton woman also spent time as a telemarketer, bank teller and Avon products representative. She’s also a justice of the peace and mother to two young children.