Holly Conners


Holly Conners is a reporter and current affairs producer who has been with CBC Cape Breton since 1998. Contact her at holly.conners@cbc.ca.

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Cape Breton seafood processors invest in air cleaning technology

Seafood processing facilities in Cape Breton are investing in air-cleaning technology to help keep workers safe from COVID-19.

Potlotek First Nation sues Nova Scotia over moderate livelihood fishery

The Potlotek First Nation is launching legal action against the Nova Scotia government over the right to sell seafood harvested through a moderate livelihood fishery.

Poor maintenance blamed for electrical panel damage at Whycocomagh sewage station

A safety issue at a sewage lift station in Whycocomagh has Inverness County acting quickly to make repairs. It was discovered recently that an electrical panel at one of the stations had deteriorated due to a lack of maintenance.

Mi'kmaw schools get smudge kits to help ease COVID-19 stress

The Mi'kmaw education authority in Nova Scotia is recognizing the additional workload and stress its teachers are dealing with as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It distributed small wellness packages that include smudge kits for use in the classrooms.

Potlotek livelihood fishery is peaceful, but tensions aren't far from surface

An Indigenous moderate livelihood lobster fishery has been proceeding peacefully in the waters of eastern Cape Breton for the past month, but tensions exist.

Sydney's Smart Shop to reopen amid surge in downtown investment

The construction of the new Nova Scotia Community College Marconi campus on the Sydney waterfront is spurring investment in the downtown. A notable recent development is the purchase of Sydney's iconic Smart Shop Place.

Verschuren Centre incorporates, breaks from Cape Breton University

The Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment is branching off from Cape Breton University. It has incorporated into a not-for-profit, stand-alone research and technology centre for commercialization of cutting-edge technologies and businesses.

CBU to honour Donald Marshall Jr. with new research centre

A new research institute planned for Cape Breton University will honour the legacy of Donald Marshall Jr., who fought for the Indigenous right to fish for a moderate livelihood. The Mi'kmaw man's name has been invoked in recent weeks by Indigenous fishermen in southwest Nova Scotia who've launched self-regulated lobster fisheries.

CBU seeks $80M to build cutting-edge innovation centre

Cape Breton University has revealed plans for a new, $80-million Centre for Discovery and Innovation. Now it's asking members of the community to lobby for the money to build it.

Moderate livelihood fishery in Cape Breton is peaceful. But selling catch a challenge

While there are ongoing tensions between Indigenous and non-Indigenous fishers in southwest Nova Scotia, a Cape Breton First Nation says its moderate livelihood fishery is proceeding peacefully. But the challenge has been selling the catch.