Yvonne LeBlanc-Smith


Yvonne LeBlanc-Smith was born and raised in Cape Breton. She began her career in private radio in Sydney and has been with CBC as a reporter, early morning news editor and sometimes host since 1990.

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Man arrested after weapon sightings in North Sydney

A 25-year-old man from Sydney Mines was arrested by Cape Breton Regional Police Monday after several sightings of a person carrying a weapon in North Sydney.

Thieves rip off gas station, steal equipment after Dorian

The operators of a Cape Breton gas station say their till was $300 short because people were filling up without paying the day after Dorian.

Following resident complaints, CBRM to draft flyer bylaw

At a Cape Breton Regional Municipality general committee meeting on Tuesday afternoon, councillors approved District 2 Coun. Earlene MacMullin's motion to ask for a draft bylaw to regulate flyer distribution.

Inverness County hires military man to take charge of fixing water woes

A commander with the Canadian Naval Reserve has been hired to fix the aging water system in Inverness County, N.S.

Nature backpacks available at Cape Breton libraries this summer

Along with that romance or thriller, library members can also borrow a themed backpack that includes books on the identification of sea life or seashells, along with a bucket and shovel.

Cape Breton group calls for fishing rope recycling program

Organization finds a large amount of fishing gear and rope during beach cleanups in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

Screaming Eagles new majority shareholder has Glace Bay roots

Irwin Simon lives in New York City, but is originally from Glace Bay, N.S. He now owns 70 per cent of the QMJHL's Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.

Charges pending after Membertou feud erupts in violence

A long-standing feud involving a fishing licence is allegedly behind an attack that left a Membertou First Nation woman with injuries.

Why a Cape Breton town knew about the end of WW I before the rest of North America

The Western Union telegraph office in North Sydney, N.S., received a Morse code message on the morning of Nov. 10 from the War Office in London. It wasn't long after that the celebrations began.

'A great knowledge keeper': Mi'kmaw elder Murdena Marshall dies

Cape Breton Mi'kmaw elder and spiritual leader Murdena Marshall, 76, died Sunday night at her home in Eskasoni, N.S.