Film tells story of Nova Scotia fishing village’s relentless battle with Ottawa

They feared being swallowed by ocean, but the 78 residents of Gabarus, N.S., never waved a white flag before the federal government. For decades, a seawall made of timber and rock protected the tiny 300-year-old fishing village in Cape Breton from the punishing waves of the Atlantic. But as the 70-year-old structure started to crumble, the very existence of Gabarus was under threat and governments were not helping, each level claiming the wall was not its problem. The plight of Gabarus sparked a years-long battle with Ottawa and kindled a community spirit that has banded together life-long residents with newcomers who settled in the scenic town for its beauty and simplistic way of life. click here to read the story 14:38