George Mortimer


George Mortimer is a longtime reporter in Cape Breton.

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Money problems force Cape Breton Highlanders to 'opt out' of basketball league

The Cape Breton Highlanders won't play the next season in the National Basketball League of Canada, but the owners still hope the team will rebound in future seasons.

Inverness County faces $100M headache with aging water infrastructure

Cape Breton's Inverness County is developing a long-term plan to deal with its water woes, which could stretch into more than $100 million worth of repairs.

First lot sold in former coal mining neighbourhood revitalization project

A community group working to revitalize a former coal mining neighbourhood in Glace Bay, N.S., has put up its first sold sign on a lot of land. It will soon welcome a former resident and her family.

CBRM to relaunch funding effort for new Sydney library

CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke has begun a new application process for a downtown Sydney library, which could cost up to $31 million.

Inverness County hopes to upgrade cell service by end of year

Inverness County is working on a plan to improve cell service. Some areas of the county have little or no service.

Cape Breton Regional Municipality roadwork being welcomed with open arms

Some much-needed roadwork is underway in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.  For people who live or work on one of the worst streets, it's welcome news.

Glace Bay community arena set for $10M renovation

A $10-million renovation of Glace Bay's community rink is scheduled to begin this week.

Construction begins on new police station in Glace Bay

A $2.5-million police station is being constructed in Glace Bay, N.S., on the site of the former post office on Main Street near the downtown core.

Deer drowns after 5 days wandering DND property in downtown Sydney

A deer that died Wednesday was one of two that entered the front gate of the Victoria Park armouries in downtown Sydney, N.S., on Saturday. The property is fenced and encompasses a large green space.

Park honouring those who died in Cape Breton's coal mines opens Tuesday

Phase 1 of a park in Glace Bay, N.S., dedicated to the memory of those who have died in the Cape Breton coal mines will open Tuesday. Phase 1 features an archway, park benches and a small memorial, with other components opening next year.

New Waterford legion to hold hearing into gay member's harassment complaint

The Royal Canadian Legion in New Waterford is investigating Jason McDonald's complaint of being harassed because he is gay and will hold a hearing June 12.

Café helping people with employment barriers opens in Sydney

Sydney's Horizon Achievement Centre, a vocational training and employment service centre for adults with mental disabilities or those facing multiple barriers to employment, has opened a café.

Danger signs to be posted on Chéticamp boardwalk

Visitors to the Chéticamp waterfront this summer may not be able to stroll the length of the community's boardwalk.

Fire hall in Cape Breton community slowly sinking

The fire hall in Port Morien, N.S., is slowly sinking, and people in the community are worried the building may soon be unusable.

Seafood storage facility to create jobs for Eskasoni First Nation

Eskasoni First Nation has teamed up with a fish processing group to create a new cold storage venture in Sydney, N.S.