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 brittany.wentzell@cbc.ca

Latest from Brittany Wentzell

After sparse summer, Cape Breton tourism operators brace for fall

With some exceptions, it has been a hard summer season for Cape Breton tourism operators due to the pandemic. Now comes the fall season without a normal Celtic Colours.

Despite dire warnings, some Cape Breton restaurants doing better than expected

Although there are fears about the future of the restaurant industry, some Cape Breton restaurant owners say their summer is going better than expected.

Calgary woman says Air Canada not doing enough about missing cat

A trip to visit family in Cape Breton went awry when a Calgary woman’s cat escaped its crate while loading onto a flight in Sydney.

Addictions recovery home in Cape Breton encourages healing through gardening

An addictions recovery home in Cape Breton has recruited an expert from Slovakia to help women heal through gardening and farming. Zuzana Polackova came to Hope House in Point Edward in January.

N.S. not doing enough to help impoverished families feed their kids, says expert

A food insecurity expert says the Nova Scotia government needs to do more to ensure families living in poverty can afford to feed their babies.

Province denies international secondary students for fall semester

International students will not be able to return to Nova Scotian middle and high schools. The province will make a decision on whether to allow them to return in the second semester.

Busy Sydney-area road should have first of 3 roundabouts this fall

Work on the first of three roundabouts being built on a busy Sydney-area road has begun.

Late nurse's crusade leads to more treatment options for Cape Breton cancer patients

Cape Bretoners now have more options for cancer treatment on the island after a successful fundraising campaign inspired by a late North Sydney, N.S., nurse.

Fortress of Louisbourg adopts modern look for reopening

The Fortress of Louisbourg is open for business again, but things look a little different this year at the national historic site.

Cape Breton youth centre sees huge increase in food demand

A youth centre in Glace Bay, N.S., is giving a thousand meals to children and youth every week. The head of the organization believes food insecurity will only get worse during the pandemic.

Cape Breton campgrounds facing a very different season this year

Campgrounds and RV parks are facing new challenges and a different customer base than previous years.

Chéticamp gas station owners apply to pump up price of gas

The owners of a Petro-Canada in Chéticamp have applied for an increase to the retail margin on gasoline.

Cape Breton tourism operators want island to be staycation destination

As restrictions begin to ease, Cape Breton tourism operators are hopeful Nova Scotians will choose them for a staycation.

Hundreds of demonstrators in Sydney protest racialized violence, police brutality

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered peacefully in front of Cape Breton Regional Police headquarters to rally against racism and police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

Business booms at reopened Cape Breton wildlife park

Two Rivers Wildlife Park in Cape Breton is getting a boost in visitors. The park closed for two months due to the pandemic and has reopened with some safety precautions in place.

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