Holly Conners


Holly Conners is a reporter and current affairs producer who has been with CBC Cape Breton since 1998. Contact her at holly.conners@cbc.ca.

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Cape Breton weather watchers tracking island's diverse microclimates

A citizen science network called the Cape Breton Weather Mesonet is using 51 home weather stations to gather weather and climate data in places never observed before, and hope to use the information to learn more about climate change.

Axe-throwing entertainment company to open Sydney call centre

FlannelJax's, an axe-throwing entertainment company, is opening a call centre in Sydney, N.S., in July to support its ambitious expansion plans.

High school hockey team in Cape Breton drops Redmen name

Riverview High School in Coxheath, N.S., is dropping the Redmen name from its hockey program in an effort to be more culturally respectful.

ATV riders 'making a mess' of restored Sydney coke ovens site

The former chair of a group that worked for years to get the infamous coke ovens and tar ponds site in Sydney, N.S., cleaned up, is once again raising concern about the state of the former coke ovens property.

Class action lawsuit against QMJHL over player pay gets go ahead

A Quebec court has ruled that a class action lawsuit against the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League can proceed. At issue is whether players in the league should be considered employees and paid.

North Sydney doctor makes 'gut-wrenching decision' to stop call shifts

Dr. Joan Salah, a family and emergency room doctor in North Sydney, is among the 30 Cape Breton physicians who have withdrawn inpatient hospital coverage.

How a remote one-room Cape Breton school keeps fit all winter long in a tiny basement

The students at a tiny, remote school in northern Cape Breton are going to be participating in the province's premier long-distance race next month, but they won't actually be in Halifax for the Blue Nose Marathon.

International students helping fill Cape Breton labour shortage

Businesses in areas such as Pleasant Bay, Inverness, and Chéticamp are hiring international students to help fill staffing needs, including many from Cape Breton University.

Cabot Links starts work on new par-3 course

The golf season at Cabot Links Golf Resort in Inverness is underway and so is work on a new course — the third for the business.

Substitute shortage a strain on Nova Scotia teachers, union says

The Nova Scotia Teachers Union says the situation has been worsening over the past few years. But there are efforts being made to address the problem.

Richmond County council sheds some light on CAO's abrupt firing

Many questions remain but an emergency Richmond County council meeting Thursday night has shed some light on why council unexpectedly fired its CAO.

Richmond County warden says council can't function after vote to axe CAO

Richmond County's warden says he was blindsided by a 3-2 vote during a special meeting of council on Monday night to fire Chief Administrative Officer Kent MacIntyre.

Partnership aims to extend salad days in Cape Breton

New Dawn and Cape Breton University are partnering on a greenhouse project. They're experimenting with growing greens during the winter months using a low-cost heating system.

Police investigate Sydney funeral home for possible fraud

Cape Breton Regional Police are investigating a complaint of alleged fraud against S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home in Sydney.
Global Studies

Influx of Indian students at CBU spicing up local food scene

With almost 1,800 Indian students studying at Cape Breton University, some entrepreneurs in Sydney are hoping to feed a hunger for a taste of home. A new Indian restaurant and an Indian grocery are in the works.