George Mortimer


George Mortimer is a longtime reporter in Cape Breton.

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'You have to want to help the public': Glace Bay fire department seeks volunteers

A fire department in Cape Breton is extending its recruitment period for four volunteer positions, saying the pandemic has made it more difficult to enrol members. 

Sydney's 'road to nowhere' finally opens after 7 years

What was once called the road to nowhere is now providing opportunities for development on the former site of the Sydney steel plant in Cape Breton, N.S.

Changes coming to dangerous Cape Breton intersection

A dangerous intersection in Gardiner Mines is going to be upgraded to improve safety.

Addictions recovery home in Cape Breton encourages healing through gardening

An addictions recovery home in Cape Breton has recruited an expert from Slovakia to help women heal through gardening and farming. Zuzana Polackova came to Hope House in Point Edward in January.

Delayed by COVID-19, heavy garbage collection to start soon in CBRM

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality is gearing up for heavy garbage pickup. The collection is usually held in May, but was delayed this year because of COVID-19.

Glace Bay arena to reopen in October following COVID-19 delays

The Glace Bay Miners forum will reopen on Oct. 1, following $9 million in upgrades and expansions. The opening of the arena, formerly known as the Bayplex, was slated for July 1 but issues related to COVID-19 have delayed the work.

Federal, N.S. governments announce $8M for Glace Bay water system

The provincial and federal governments have announced $8 million in funding for Glace Bay's water system. The work will include a new water distribution main and new sanitary and stormwater mains.

Boardwalk at popular Cape Breton beach buried by rocks

Wind and waves from the Atlantic Ocean have covered a large section of the boardwalk at Dominion Beach Provincial Park with rocks. The municipal councillor has asked the province for funding to repair and protect the area.

New Cape Breton Regional Police headquarters ready to open

Police expect to move into the $2-million East Division headquarters building next month. The assistant manager of a local business in the area is glad police will have more of a presence in the downtown area.

Firefighters forced to destroy burning house to save neighbourhood

An overnight fire levelled a three-storey house in Cape Breton, N.S.