George Mortimer


George Mortimer is a longtime reporter in Cape Breton.

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North Sydney youth centre closing after 14 years says COVID-19 halted fundraising

Two youth centres in North Sydney, Cape Breton, have been struggling to stay open because of fundraising issues related to COVID-19. The Clifford Street Youth Centre will now close this fall due to money issues.

Decades-old Cape Breton lighthouse at risk from soil erosion

A decades-old Cape Breton lighthouse is at risk from soil erosion on the banks of Sydney harbour.

Accessible transit service to roll out in Eskasoni First Nation this summer

The First Nations community of Eskasoni in Cape Breton is getting its own transit service. Two new buses have been ordered for the service, which is expected to roll out by late summer.

Charles MacDonald, former priest and CBU professor, remembered as 'very kind and caring'

People in Cape Breton are remembering the life and work of Charles MacDonald. The former priest and Cape Breton University professor died on Sunday at the age of 83.

New Waterford legion connects with seniors through breakfast delivery program

The New Waterford legion has started a program to deliver breakfast to seniors, many of whom feel isolated because of COVID-19.

Cape Breton Ground Search and Rescue gets its own headquarters

Cape Breton Ground Search and Rescue members are celebrating a new beginning now that they have their own headquarters.

Coyote sightings rise in parts of Cape Breton

Coyote sightings in parts of Cape Breton are up. There have been 54 reported to the Lands and Forestry Coxheath office in the last year, compared to a previous top number of 40. People have been reporting their concerns on social media.

'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.