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Traditional Mi'kmaw medicine could become modern skin therapy

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has given researchers a grant worth $850,000 to rediscover a traditional Mi’kmaw medicine. Maskwiomin is a medicine made of oil from birch bark used to treat skin conditions such as rashes, eczema and psoriasis.

Transit in CBRM gets $1.2M boost from province

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality will purchase six additional buses with the help $1.2 million from the Nova Scotia government.

Scotchtown Santa visit axed, but another event to take its place

A 64-year tradition of a visit from Santa Claus in Scotchtown, N.S., is coming to an end this year because of stricter parade rules introduced by the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, but the local fire chief says something else is in the works.

Cape Breton Highlanders president now suiting up for N.L. team

The future of the Cape Breton Highlanders franchise is up in the air after team president Tyrone Levingston agreed to become president of the St. John's Edge.

Cape Breton communities in the dark about Christmas parades

After the Cape Breton Regional Municipality voted to ban nighttime parades this year, many communities are concerned they won't have a parade because daytime parades aren't as popular.

First person to ever answer a phone call subject of new book

A Cape Breton publisher is bringing to light the story of Thomas Watson, the man on the other end of Alexander Graham Bell's first phone call.

Veterans blast decision to drop prayer from Remembrance Day ceremony at C.B. school

Legion members in Sydney Mines, N.S., are upset after Jubilee Elementary School told them they couldn't include a prayer in their Remembrance Day ceremony at the school.

Cape Breton students learn about career opportunities on the island

About 80 high school students had the opportunity to take part in a youth business symposium in Cape Breton on Tuesday.

Dalhousie students encouraged to read Mi'kmaw poet's autobiography

First-year students at Halifax's Dalhousie University are getting the opportunity to read Rita Joe's autobiography. Rita Joe, known as the poet laureate of the Mi'kmaw people, died in March 2007 at the age of 75. Her book has been selected for the university's Dal Reads program.

Preserved eagle given to wildlife association to teach dangers of lead

The eagle was blessed at Membertou First Nation before it was given to the Port Morien Wildlife Association.

Community groups step up to help Cape Breton inmates with resource fair

A dozen groups took part in a fair held in the Cape Breton Correctional Facility that's meant to help inmates transition from jail back into their communities.

'A major step for us': Sydney Call Centre hiring more people

Todd Riley, vice-president of the Sydney Call Centre, said the three biggest clients — AT&T, Sirius satellite radio and GM's OnStar — have been pleased with what they've seen and are now looking for them to take on more work.

Chéticamp housing shortage 'killing our economy,' councillor says

A shortage of housing in Chéticamp is hurting development in the Cape Breton community, says a municipal councillor. With that in mind, Inverness County is circulating a survey on housing needs for the village.

Faculty at Cape Breton University vote to strike

The Cape Breton University Faculty Association said Friday the university's offer of a 1.5 per cent annual wage increase is insufficient. Members voted in favour of the strike motion this week.

Cape Breton if Trump Wins website gears up for 2020 election

Cape Breton is once again trying to attract Americans if U.S. President Donald Trump wins again in 2020.