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

'Burned out': Nurses join travel nursing agencies for more flexibility, higher pay

Higher pay and more flexible schedules means some early career nurses are moving out of the public sector in favour of travel nursing, as Nova Scotia officials grapple with recruitment and retention issues.

Why no snow is bad news for some Nova Scotia businesses

Winter tourism is off to a slow start as businesses and recreational groups wait for snowfall. Snowshoes, snowmobiles and snowblowers are gathering dust. Meanwhile, businesses are seeing a change in customer buying habits.

Cancelled Sunwing flights from 3 Maritime airports leave customers up in the air

Some travellers have been left in the lurch after the airline cancelled flights from Halifax, Moncton and Fredericton to sunny destinations before March break.

Ski hills in N.S. now open after slow start to season

After a damp start to the ski season, all four ski hills in Nova Scotia are open this weekend.

Dartmouth transition house for recovering addicts receives $100K donation

A transition house for men recovering from addictions in Dartmouth, N.S., got an unexpected donation Saturday. It will help them add more beds and pay off their mortgage.

Libraries in Nova Scotia are using fresh programming to attract new visitors

Kids can head to the Cape Breton Regional Library to learn about coding with help from a small toy robot. It’s part of a larger programming push across the province to get more people using libraries.

Chronicle Herald to end print editions for some rural N.S. newspaper subscribers

Some subscribers in parts of rural Nova Scotia received a letter from SaltWire Network saying their Chronicle Herald subscriptions will be switched to digital only starting Monday.

Cape Breton University students frustrated lectures will remain at movie theatre for up to 3 years

Some students at Cape Breton University are frustrated their classes will continue to be held at a movie theatre in Sydney, N.S., approximately nine kilometres from the university campus.

$35K in life-saving equipment stolen from N.S. fire department

It's believed the break-in at the Barneys River Volunteer Fire Department happened between 11 p.m. AT on Oct. 26 and 11 p.m. AT on Oct. 30.

Golf course developers eye part of provincial park in Cape Breton for second time

Some residents in Mabou, N.S., are disappointed that developers behind the world-renowned Cabot Cliffs and Cabot Links golf courses are trying for a second time to put an 18-hole golf course on part of the West Mabou Beach Provincial Park.