Latest from Brent Kelloway
Cape Breton students take home African Nova Scotian poetry prize
Three Cape Breton students took home the prizes for the Buddy Daye Learning Institute poetry contest seeking to uplift Black voices.
Youth council created by MP gives young Cape Bretoners chance to use their voice
The federal riding of Cape Breton Canso has a brand new youth council. MP Mike Kelloway introduced the idea of a youth council for the area last year.
Mi'kmaw couple bring their language to hit TV show Vikings
A Cape Breton couple translated their Mi’kmaw language skills into being hired by the popular television show Vikings.
From group texts to delayed funerals, Cape Bretoners mourn through COVID-19
Restrictions have changed the ways the funeral process is carried out across all religions and as a result the way we grieve has also changed in the last year.
Cape Breton art centre creates new positions to support Indigenous artists
The Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design has created two new positions to help support Indigenous artists and crafters. Executive director Lori Burke said the centre began looking at the barriers that exist for Indigenous crafters after reading a study by the Cape Breton Partnership on the hurdles Indigenous female entrepreneurs face.
Cape Breton organization launching pilot immigrant loan program
A Cape Breton non-profit organization is launching a new pilot program to help temporary residents start their own businesses.
Port Hawkesbury Paper proposing to build Nova Scotia's largest wind farm
Port Hawkesbury Paper is developing a wind farm project that could be the largest in Nova Scotia. The current plan is to install 28 towers that could each support a four-megawatt turbine.
Cape Breton coalition hopes to help youth in need
A Cape Breton coalition is being reformed to assist youth groups across the island. The Coalition of Organizations Supporting Youth was originally created shortly after the 2012 Cape Breton Regional Municipality election, but it didn’t survive long.
Cape Breton tourism operators worried after cruise ship season cancelled
Tourism operators in Cape Breton are becoming increasingly worried about keeping their doors open now that the upcoming cruise ship season has been cancelled for a second straight year. Last week, the federal government announced no cruise ships would be allowed in Canadian waters in 2021.
Cape Breton centre receives funding from provincial forestry trust
Cape Breton University's Verschuren Centre is receiving $672,000 in provincial funding in support of its bio-technology acceleration centre. The money is coming from the Forestry Innovation Transition Trust created after Northern Pulp closed.