George Mortimer


George Mortimer is a longtime reporter in Cape Breton.

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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.

Delayed by COVID-19, heavy garbage collection to start soon in CBRM

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality is gearing up for heavy garbage pickup. The collection is usually held in May, but was delayed this year because of COVID-19.

Glace Bay arena to reopen in October following COVID-19 delays

The Glace Bay Miners forum will reopen on Oct. 1, following $9 million in upgrades and expansions. The opening of the arena, formerly known as the Bayplex, was slated for July 1 but issues related to COVID-19 have delayed the work.

Federal, N.S. governments announce $8M for Glace Bay water system

The provincial and federal governments have announced $8 million in funding for Glace Bay's water system. The work will include a new water distribution main and new sanitary and stormwater mains.

Boardwalk at popular Cape Breton beach buried by rocks

Wind and waves from the Atlantic Ocean have covered a large section of the boardwalk at Dominion Beach Provincial Park with rocks. The municipal councillor has asked the province for funding to repair and protect the area.

New Cape Breton Regional Police headquarters ready to open

Police expect to move into the $2-million East Division headquarters building next month. The assistant manager of a local business in the area is glad police will have more of a presence in the downtown area.

Firefighters forced to destroy burning house to save neighbourhood

An overnight fire levelled a three-storey house in Cape Breton, N.S.

Cape Breton police investigate suspected arson outside church

Cape Breton Regional Police are investigating a suspected arson after a fire was set outside the Sydney Community Church Sunday evening.

Park users in Glace Bay angry over state of pedestrian bridge

People who spend time at Renwick Brook Park in Glace Bay are angry about the poor condition of the pedestrian bridge near the downtown area. Cape Breton Regional Municipality has blocked it off due to deterioration.

'If you're getting bullied, let people know': Victim in viral video speaks out

A Sydney-area boy who was the victim of bullying this week says people should speak out. The incident at Riverview High School in Coxheath, N.S., was recorded on a cellphone and posted to social media.

'We miss him': Monday marks anniversary of No. 26 Colliery explosion

As families remember the lives lost in a mine explosion 41 years ago in Glace Bay, N.S., the Cape Breton Miners Museum continues to fundraise for a park in their memory.

Glace Bay club struggling to sell Christmas trees for adopt-a-family program

The president of the Glace Bay Y's Men and Women's Club says slow tree sales mean they can only help one out of five families.

Sydney seniors fed up with apartment building told odour, rodent issues to be fixed

A group of seniors in Sydney, N.S., has been promised that issues with odours and rodents in their government-run apartment building will be addressed in the next few weeks.

New website aims to foster entrepreneurship in Cape Breton

Carla Arsenault, the president and CEO of the Cape Breton Partnership, said the website provides access to tools and resources for entrepreneurs to launch or further develop their business.

Field of dreams: $1M upgrade planned for Dominion sports field

A century-old baseball field in Dominion, N.S., is getting a huge revamp. A newly formed non-profit group is launching the Hawks Dream Field project in memory of a former player and community volunteer.