Emily Latimer


Emily Latimer is a reporter for CBC Nova Scotia based in Cape Breton. She's interested in all kinds of stories on the island. Ideas are welcome. You can reach her at emily.latimer@cbc.ca.

Latest from Emily Latimer

Hungry tourists on the Cabot Trail discover they'd better eat early — or not at all

Diners looking for a late-night eatery along Cape Breton's Cabot Trail have slim options as most food establishments close their doors around 8 p.m., leaving tourists hungry for more.

New Glasgow shelter receives $430K to expand homelessness services

Viola's Place Society in New Glasgow, N.S., received funding from the provincial government to hire an additional worker, expand services and add shelter beds.

Drownings and near-misses prompt water safety warning in Nova Scotia

Two drownings in Nova Scotia waterways in the past week have the province's Life Saving Association reminding residents and visitors to practice water safety, like wearing personal floatation devices and getting familiar with wind conditions and currents.

5-year detour finally ends as new bridge opens over Mira River, Cape Breton

After five years without a bridge, Cape Breton residents gathered to celebrate the official opening of a new 80-metre truss bridge over the Mira River.

Mabel Bell's century-old gardens bloom again in Cape Breton

Old documents detailing Mabel Bell's gardens at Beinn Bhreagh in Cape Breton inspired a team of researchers to recreate her gardens at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck.

These couples ditched their 200-person guest lists for 'micro-weddings'

Bogged down with organizing vendors and party planning, these Nova Scotian couples chose to slim down their guest lists for "micro-weddings" with only their closest family and friends in attendance.

Cape Breton bridge closure slowing emergency and mail services

A bridge in Benacadie, N.S., between Eskasoni and Christmas Island was closed Wednesday morning after two timber supports underneath the decking cracked. 

Residential school survivors from Eskasoni attend Pope Francis's mass in Quebec

Residential school survivors travelled by bus from Eskasoni to attend Pope Francis’s mass near Quebec City on Thursday.

Unused railway continues to plague Cape Breton residents with fees

A train hasn't run on the tracks since August 2015, but residents along Highway 223 in Cape Breton are still paying hefty fees to the privately owned railway to run utilities like power, telephone lines, and internet across the right-of-way.

Disappearance of Cumberland County man now considered suspicious, say RCMP

Jessie Morrissey, 26, was last seen Feb. 13 in Leamington, N.S. RCMP say his disappearance is suspicious.