Brittany Wentzell

Current Affairs Reporter/Editor

Brittany Wentzell is based in Sydney, N.S., as a reporter for Information Morning Cape Breton. She has covered a wide range of issues including education, forestry and municipal government. Story ideas? Send them to

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Garbage fees jump at N.S. SPCA thrift stores as more donations left outside

Nova Scotia SPCA thrift stores are asking donors not to leave donations outside their doors after hours. Donations spoiled by the weather have to be carted away and are costing the stores hundreds of dollars a month.

What Pictou County can learn from the Bowater paper mill closure

With Northern Pulp's closure looming in Pictou County, N.S., the former mayor of a municipality on Nova Scotia's South Shore says collaboration from all levels of government was key in helping it move forward after the Bowater paper mill closed in 2012.

Sydney harm-reduction centre takes its services out on the road

With the help of the Nova Scotia Health Authority, the Ally Centre acquired a van to do outreach work in underserved communities in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

Call centre in Sydney flourishes after collapse a year ago

A call centre in Sydney was shuttered a year ago. But business is booming a year later.

Scottish Gaelic gets boost with language learning app

Residents of Alba Nuadh, or Nova Scotia, who want to get in touch with their roots and learn some Gaelic, now have a little help from a Duolingo language learning app.

Advocates want federal government to adopt national school food program

Nourish Nova Scotia has been advocating for a national school food program for about a year. They're hopeful their voices were heard and that the new federal government will implement one.

Syrian family cooks up new opportunity in Cape Breton

The Alhsso family came to the Cape Breton as refugees in 2017. Now they're cooking up their favourite dishes to hungry patrons at their new restaurant.

Women start new tradition to honour Eskasoni's veterans

Two Eskasoni women were inspired by the recognition of veterans in Millbrook First Nation and decided to celebrate their own veterans.

Sexual health centre aims to alleviate 'period poverty' in Cape Breton

The Cape Breton Centre for Sexual Health is raising money to give away hundreds of sustainable menstrual products to low income people.

7 candidates vying for Liberal stronghold in Sydney-Victoria

Seven candidates are looking to take up the mantle from Mark Eyking, the long-time Liberal MP in Sydney-Victoria.

Celtic Colours draws big crowds to Cape Breton's Gaelic hotspots

Centres of Gaelic culture and history in Cape Breton see a big boost in the number of visitors during Celtic Colours, but there's another reason they look forward to their arrival.

New group launches Cape Breton's first pro-choice billboard

Pro-Choice CBRM is trying to create awareness around a lack of access to abortion while also letting women know they support them and their choices.

'Many stories left to be told' about British Home Children, says researcher

It's been 150 years since the beginning of the British Home Child migration scheme, an often forgotten part of Canada's history that saw more than 100,000 children sent from Britain to Canada between 1869 and the 1930s.

Two Cape Bretoners combine love of Jeeps and Jurassic Park

Brendon Clarke and John Fraser have rebuilt their 1992 Jeep Wranglers to look like two of the vehicles from Jurassic Park, the iconic 1993 film.

Lost in translation: Some CBU students didn't comprehend Dorian's danger

Some international students in Cape Breton were not fully aware of the danger posed by last weekend's storm moving through the region. Now there is a call for an emergency plan involving students, the university and the municipality.