Peggy MacDonald


Peggy MacDonald has been a reporter and editor with CBC Cape Breton for 18 years. She also serves as assignment editor. With a background in both print and radio, Peggy now primarily works in the digital world.

Latest from Peggy MacDonald

Thousands of boxes of cereal donated to Glace Bay Food Bank

A man who left Glace Bay, N.S., as a teenager was on hand Tuesday as an 18-wheeler packed with Kellogg products donated by his former employer was unloaded at the community's food bank.

A talking online Mi'kmaq dictionary that helps preserve the language

There's an online resource where you can hear three different Mi'kmaq speakers pronounce nearly 4,000 words, in some cases including their regional variants.

Seal Island Bridge gets repair to failed truss component

The Seal Island Bridge in Cape Breton has been reduced to one lane of traffic this week after a motorist spotted a loose component in an overhead truss and alerted the Department of Transportation.

Potlotek First Nation to get new water system to fix dirty, discoloured water

The small Cape Breton First Nation of Potlotek will receive a new, multimillion-dollar water system, according to the regional director general for Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada for the Atlantic provinces.

Tribute to Nobel Prize winner Art McDonald set for Sydney

The Nova Scotia-born Nobel Prize winner will be feted Friday night by dozens of old high school classmates and other friends from his student days.

Aboriginal children express their pain through story and art

Research in the Maritimes has revealed it's more difficult for Indigenous children to say when they're hurt or feeling pain than non-Aboriginal kids.

Sydney medical clinic for 'unattached patients' is full

A medical clinic that opened in September for people whose family doctors were retiring or leaving the area has reached patient capacity and can't accept any more, says a spokesman for the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

Hip Hop Invasion at ECMAs in Sydney

Two self-described "mother hens" working on the management side of the hip-hop scene in Nova Scotia are hoping an industry showcase at the ECMAs in Sydney will boost their artists to the next level.

Lennie Gallant's inspired farewell to Ron Hynes

Lennie Gallant, one of Atlantic Canada's best known singer-songwriters, has written a song inspired by the outpouring of love following the death of friend and fellow musician Ron Hynes in November.

Inverness man charged with making online threats against school

RCMP say they have charged an 18-year-old man after threats against students and staff of Inverness Education Centre/Academy were allegedly posted online.