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.

Latest from Holly Conners

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 Joan Salah, a family and emergency room doctor in North Sydney, is among the 30 Cape Breton physicians who have withdrawn inpatient hospital coverage.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

Mi'kmaw man urges N.S. golf club to remove Indigenous imagery from logo

The logo for the Lingan Golf Club in Sydney depicts an Indigenous person wearing a headdress superimposed over a map of Cape Breton.
Global Studies

Surge in international student population leads to major growth for CBU

When it comes to student enrolment, Cape Breton University has been charging ahead of other post-secondary institutions in the region.
Global Studies

Lack of jobs leads CBU international students to soup kitchen

International students are becoming familiar faces at a Sydney, N.S., soup kitchen. The trend started in September, which saw a dramatic spike in international enrolments at Cape Breton University.
Global Studies

These students are a world away from home, but have found another in Cape Breton

There are currently more than 2,600 international students from 41 countries enrolled at Cape Breton University. We asked a few of them how they ended up in Cape Breton, and how they're getting along.
Global Studies

Cape Breton University welcomes flood of international students for winter studies

Cape Breton University is welcoming about 500 new international students as the winter semester gets underway Monday, but the increasing number of international students is posing some challenges for the university.