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CBRM fire crews brace for grass fire season after quiet 2020

This year has the potential to be a record year for dangerous grass fires in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality after a relatively quiet 2020, says CBRM's deputy fire chief.

Historic stage taken down as Cape Breton museum looks to future

A historic stage in Cape Breton has been torn down as part of a redevelopment project in Iona, Cape Breton. Part of the project at the Highland Village Museum involved removal of the stage that has hosted concerts for six decades.

Upgrades to Port Hastings rotary aim to cut down traffic jams

A Cape Breton landmark is getting a major facelift this summer. The Port Hastings Rotary, located directly after the Canso Causeway, is on the Nova Scotia government's list for highway improvements.

Glace Bay woman frustrated by changes to home care policy

A Glace Bay woman who is the primary caregiver for her 70-year-old sister says pandemic-related policy changes have resulted in more continuing care assistants entering her home — increasing the possibility of COVID-19 exposure.

Cape Breton women in politics paving way for young families

Sitting in the mayor's office in downtown Sydney, N.S., Amanda McDougall works on business as five-week-old Emmett coos softly from a small couch next to his mother's desk. Just over a month after giving birth, McDougall — the first woman to be elected mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality — is back on the job and looking to normalize the idea of new parents in positions of power. 

Faith community rejoicing at loosened COVID-19 restrictions

Faith gatherings and wedding or funeral ceremonies are now limited to 50 per cent capacity, with a maximum of 100 people indoors and 150 outside with physical distancing.

Breweries in N.S., Boston raise glass to century-old connection with new beer

The abbey-style beer is a collaboration between Big Spruce Brewing of Baddeck, N.S., and Boston-based Harpoon Brewery that began last year when the two companies connected following a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the Massachusetts capital.

Mobile clinic offering 'non-stigmatizing' care expands services in Cape Breton

A mobile clinic in Cape Breton has expanded its services, including adding an outreach nurse to bring health care to the streets. 

Flu-shot logistics slow effort to vaccinate half of Nova Scotians

The flu shot is proving to be hard to find as many pharmacies and doctors in Nova Scotia are running short.

N.S. retailers have high hopes for Christmas season after rough year

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, businesses in Nova Scotia are finding ways to navigate the holiday season.