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The Company Store by Mary Vingoe; adapted from the novel by Sheldon Currie

It is post war Reserve Mines, Cape Breton and, after a short stint in the air force, young Ian MacDonald has returned to a household in disarray. His parents are feuding for some mysterious reason and his younger sister seems to be up to no good. The MacDonald family is quintessentially Cape Breton, full of wit and hard edges but ultimately deeply loving. This is a comedy that perfectly captures the spirit of the island, its humour and the tenacity of its people, and the hardscrabble existence of these mining communities that are at the heart of Cape Breton’s history.